With a history dating back to 1900 and a deep connection to the National Theater (which sits just across the street), the Hotel Continental is a venerable figure in Oslo
’s arts scene. The family-owned hotel has long prided itself on being a hangout for local artists, a tradition manifest in its impressive art collection, displayed both in public areas and in the rooms themselves. The guestrooms at the Continental juxtapose modern and classical touches—like top-of-the-line flat-screen monitors viewed from classical European divans. There are unique touches in all the rooms, generally centered around the objets d’art chosen for each individual room. Many rooms come with balconies, some of which have absolutely spectacular views. In early 2018, the Continental is slated to unveil newly renovated guestrooms, as well as a brand new lobby, bar and reception area. As befits a hotel with a deep connection to the local arts scene, the Continental offers a number of all-inclusive packages that bundle accommodations, meals, and tickets to shows around Oslo.