Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Hotel Oslo: Where to Stay. Part I

Lean more about the particularities of Oslo's districts and choose the best hotel Oslo!

Hotel Oslo

My advice is to stay in Oslo for no less than two days – it definitely worth it! You will spend your time there walking around and visiting some positive and unusual sights, like Bygdøy Museum. That is why it is wise to buy an Oslo Pass. If you plan to stay in Oslo for longer, it is important to choose a right hotel.


Usually travelers' first acquaintance with the city starts from the Central Station (Oslo Sentralstasjon, or Oslo S for short), because trains from the airport come there.

Taking into account that the center of Oslo is quite small it is strategic to live close to the railway station. You can get from here to the Royal palace, cruise liners terminal, or Akershus in about 15 minutes. All trains, if you want to visit, for example, Kongsberg – the town of silver mines – or old and picturesque Fredrikstad, are close. 

Hotel Oslo

Here, you will find some modern hotel chains like Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Comfort Hotel Grand Central, Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret, and a bit farther, closer to the port, Clarion Collection Bastion Hotel Oslo.


Kvadraturen district is located between the railway station and the Park, you will find there the Royal Residence. Streets here cross each other at the right angle. It is said that this part of the city was designed by King Christian IV himself.

Hotel Oslo

This is a central region with wonderful infrastructure. At Karl Johans gate (street) you will find many city stores, restaurants and souvenir shops. At Stortorvet market square you can buy fruit and vegetables, and flowers. You can purchase food also at nearby Youngstorget square, you can get there by Torggata Street where people sell clothes, cosmetics, shoes and dinnerware.

The hotels of Kvadraturen that worth your attention are Perminalen Hotel, Saga Poshtel Oslo Central, and Thon Hotel Oslo Panorama.


To the north-west to Kvadraturen you will find the royal residence – Det Kongelige Slott, with the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinge) and National Opera buildings nearby. This is the most respectable district of Oslo with the most expensive hotels.

Hotel Oslo

Usually, local hotels occupy historical buildings, that is why your room or a bathroom may turn out to be too narrow, or there may be problems with the Internet. However, the rooms are mostly authentic, with ancient furniture and its own history.

Just check testimonials first – it is the center, so it may be quite loud in the nigh. Another disadvantage is a limited number of parking spots and high prices for supplementary services like the Internet.

Hotel Oslo

Nevertheless, this district is good, and if your budget allows, you may want to check Hotel Continental, Thon Hotel Cecil, Best Western Karl Johan Hotel, Hotel Grensen, and Hotel Bristol.

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