by Angela Fairhurst
Over four generations, the same family has built up and developed Hotel Continental into one of Norway’s finest five-star hotels, and the warm and professional staff reflect that personalization.
Smack dab in the heart of Oslo, the hotel is walking distance from just about everything. Unveiling its new reception and lobby bar, the lively international environment has only enhanced its attraction to guests from all over the world and local regulars.
The 153 rooms and suites come with luxurious interiors made of high-quality materials combining classic elements with Nordic modern design. 59 of them were recently renovated from top to bottom last year, completing the renewal of all rooms over the past 8 years. Paying homage to the hotel’s story, the rooms have hand-picked art, which is consistent with the hotel’s vast Award-winning art collection.
Theatercafeen is a renowned Viennese-style restaurant and one of Oslo’s more popular places to eat and meet for over 100 years. Vaulted ceilings, teardrop lanterns, portraits of past and present habitués, writers, artists, actors and musicians adorn the walls and impeccable silver service sets the scene.
Restaurant Eik is their reasonably-priced restaurant, serving three, four, or five-course menu that changes weekly based on the best available products. The bar is a convivial alternative to the sit-down meal.
Bar Boman is a scene, with a stylish lounge for hotel guests and a vibrant bar for Oslo’s residents. The moniker originates from Caroline Boman, along with her husband Christian Hanse was the first-generation owners of Hotel Continental and Theatercafeen.