Getting a hotel in Oslo can be difficult during peak periods of big fairs or conferences. There are also relatively few youth hostels, or discount hotels for those on a budget. During Nobel Prize week room availability will fall and prices may double.
A single hotel room costs around 800 kr and up for weekdays. Special offers are common if you sign up on hotel booking sites for alerts.
Grand Hotel Oslo
(Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo, N-0159. Tel: 800/223-5652). This is the hotel to stay at in Oslo. The Nobel Peace Prize winners stay here during the award ceremony. Excellent view over main street Karl Johans gate. Grand Café, at street level, was Henrik Ibsen's daily watering hole.
Hotel Continental Oslo
(AddressStortingsgaten 24-26, Oslo, N-0117. Tel: 22-82-40-00) Located between the National Theater and Aker Brygge, this is a family-run hotel with a large Vienna-style cafe (Theatercafeen). Place to be seen in Oslo. Outstanding service and prices to match.
First Hotel Grims Grenka
(Kongens gate 5. Tel: 47-23-10-72-00) The only design hotel in Oslo. Five star hotel which has received international claim. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms and a lively bar on the rooftop. Rates for a double room start at about 1,550 kroner.
Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel
(Sonja Henies Plass 3) 37 floors with breathtaking views of Oslo. Northern Europe's highest and Norway's largest hotel. 3 min walk from the train station. Rooms from 1300 NOK.
Carlton Hotel - Located near Aker Brygge. 50 small rooms at a good value. Restaurant with Japanese food.
Thon Hotel Gyldenlove - (Bogstadveien 20) Newly renovated hotel in Oslo's west quarter with the city's best shopping avenue, Bogstadveien.
Thon Hotel Astoria - (Dronningensgate 21) Cosy budget-hotel in downtown Oslo, located only 50 meters from the main street Karl Johan. Shopping, galleries, museums, restaurants and nightlife are just minutes away. The hotel is only a short 5 minute walk from Oslo Central Station. Fixed low prices; 695 NOK for single room, 895 NOK for double room.
Thon Hotel Munch - (Munchs gate 5) Easy walk to public transportation, airport shuttle bus and a vast variety of shops, restaurants, museums and theatres. Fixed low prices; 695 NOK for single room, 895 NOK for double room.
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A Bed & Breakfast can be an excellent opportunity to get to know the people in a different city, as well as refreshingly personal environment to make your temporary home. Though a B&B may be more expensive then traditional hotels, occasionally they are cheaper then the surrounding locations given the inclusion of a meal and the luxury of the environment. For example:
Frognerparken Bed and Breakfast
Eilert Sundts gate 39
0259 Oslo, Norway
Great price, convenient location next to a park and 5 minutes from the trams, with a continental breakfast.
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