The Experience

Hotel Continental

In the heart of Oslo – Norway’s capital and largest city, with a population of 593,000. Oslo has been the official capital of Norway since the country first got its own constitution in 1814. The Parliament, called the Storting, the government quarter and the Royal Palace are all within short walking distance of Hotel Continental.

Oslo has a unique location, nestled between the fjord with its beaches and boats and the forest-clad hills, and thus enjoys the best of both worlds. The city has many parks and green spaces, as well as a network of prepared cross-country skiing tracks and eight downhill slopes within the city limits.

The History of Oslo

Oslo can trace its history back some 1,000 years. The city has changed beyond recognition since medieval times, and has even been renamed a few times.

Originally called Oslo, in the Middle Ages the city was situated on the eastern shore of Bjørvika Bay. After a massive fire razed it to the ground in 1624, King Christian IV decided to rebuild the city in the area behind Akershus fortress – and to rename it Christiania after himself. In 1877, the spelling of the name was changed to the more Norwegian-looking Kristiania, and in 1925, the city was rechristenedOslo. The city has played an important role for more than 1000 years. 

Rooms & Suites

At Hotel Continental we blend the best of good traditions with inspiration from new trends. Classical elements are cleverly combined with unconventional colours and contemporary design to create an artistic masterpiece.

Each of our 155 rooms and suites has its own unique character, with decor, soft furnishings and art all hand-selected and juxtaposed with the greatest of care. This gives our guests plenty to feast their eyes on, whilst preserving the quality, attention to detail and the cosmopolitan atmosphere that have always been Hotel Continental’s trademark.  No smoking.

Restaurants & Bars

Hotel Continental is more than just a hotel; it is also home to a number of bars and restaurants that are open to our guests and the people of Oslo. Since it first opened in 1900, Theatercaféen has served top-quality international cuisine.

Our five restaurants and bars cater to every need: we offer hearty breakfasts, exquisite lunches, a five-course dinner with fine wines, as well as a wide range of snacks and refreshments. Situated in the very heart of Oslo, Continental is close to many of the city’s cultural attractions.

Meetings & Events

It is with great pleasure and pride we now present our elegant and exclusive facilities in the heart of Oslo. After being totally refurbished, we can finally prepare new and unique venues after your requests, serving tasteful menus and customize all details.


As Norway’s only member of the Leading Hotels of the World organization, our main concern is making sure that our guests have everything they want and need. Our concierge service has up-to-the-minute information about what’s on in Oslo and will be happy to recommend restaurants, attractions and things to do. Whatever you need help with – the practical details of ordering flowers, reserving atable, booking transport or ordering tickets – our concierges will do their utmost to provide you with the very best service.

Professional Service – All our concierges are members of the international concierge association Les Clefs dÓr. Founded in 1929, this association has 3,000 members in more than 50 countries.

Transportation – Hotel Continental is more than happy to help guests plan and arrange transport to and from the hotel. We can organize private transport, on request.

Parking during you stay – We have good car parking facilities in our garage for guests who bring their car with them to the hotel. We will be happy to valet your car for you during your stay.

Fitness and well-being – To meet our guests’ needs for exercise and wellbeing during their stay, Hotel Continental has state-of-the art fitness facilities on the fifth floor.

DaiKai Wellness Retreat – Hotel Continental has an exclusive cooperation with DaiKai, Oslo’s largest and highly reputed massage retreat.

Other services – Other services As a full-service hotel, we pride ourselves on ensuring that our guests have all their needs met during their stay. Contact the concierge with any needs or requests you have, and we will do our utmost to accommodate your wishes.

Shopping in central Oslo – Oslo has excellent shopping opportunities. Many of Oslo’s top-end shops and shopping centers, such as Eger, Steen & Strøm, Glasmagasinet, House of Oslo and Paléet are within easy walking distance of Hotel Continental. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
    • at our legendary Theatercafeen, our lobby bar Dagligstuen or in Room Service (not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
  • Complementary water and fruit upon arrival
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