Hotel Bristol

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Kristian IV's Gate 7, Postboks 6764, St. Olavsplass, Oslo, Oslo, 0164, Norway

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  • hanspeter_W.'s Profile Photo

    luxurios hotel in center of Oslo


    very good location, beautiful rooms

    Unique Quality: excellent breakfast buffet
    very nasty about using mini-bar for private use

  • Openseas's Profile Photo

    Fabulous position- minutes to everything !


    Our room 371 was small but very traditional quaint with elegant furniture. What's great about this place is the position. Its a three minute taxi drive from the railway station via airport. Its a five minute walk to the main shops and Aker Brygge a new waterfront development overlooking the fjord.

    Breakfast is good, with a excellent selection.

    Dinner: Fantastic especially when your extremely hungry, we arrived late after long flight from Australia and they were happy to feed us at midnight.

    Bar: Piano music...nice old fashioned atmosphere with a lovely traditional decor.

    Staff: Friendly, helpful and efficient.

    What to do:Ferry ride around harbour. Folk and Museum in Bygdoy-across harbour. Vigeland Park, Old Brewery,Royal Palace,National Theatre,National Gallery etc.

    Oslo is very expensive but a delightful place with friendly people who love Aussies!!! Overall this Hotel is great....just a few minutes walk to everything.

    Unique Quality: Excellent position and a five minute walk to everything.

  • monica78's Profile Photo

    Luxury Hotel with style


    This is a superior first class hotel with 5 star rating.

    The hotel is used by a lot of the "stars" visiting Oslo.
    It is a very nice hotel, good service and the rooms are spaceious.

    Unique Quality: The hotel do have beauty parlour, disco, restaurant and much more!

    Directions: Near Karl Johan

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Excellent Choice!

by TripAdvisor Member NYChichi

My husband & I stayed in one of their handicap accesible rooms and were very pleased with this hotel service, facilities, and overall stay. The location is prime, we never needed any public transportation to get to some great sights, including Royal Palace, museums, Akhaus, etc... The parking is a bit tricky, you could park on the street and have the move the car by 8am, there is a parking lot somewhere near the hotel. As soon as you enter this hotel lobby you'll feel in another era, the most gorgeous and oddly enough, "cozy", hotel lobby area I've ever been to. Loved this hotel, the staff brought us breakfast on a Saturday early morning when the kitchen was still close and we needed to get going to catch a flight. Oslo is a very expensive city and the Hotel Bristol offers you value, no doubt.

Vital Bristol Hotel Breakfast Buffet !!!

by A TripAdvisor Member

Just returned from Oslo - great hotel very atmospheric. Clean, well presented bedrooms. Breakfast was plentiful (buffet) and you are well advised to fill up on this each morning as it is completely true - Oslo IS EXPENSIVE !!!! Due to this we wouldn't visit again - the locals do not seem to mind but how anyone affords to eat in this City I'll never know (£10 for a plate of rice in an average chinese restaurant). However, the great value of this beautiful hotel made up for the poor value in the rest of the City. Only visit Oslo if you really must and make sure you stay in this hotel (with breakfast buffet included !)

This is a must!

by TripAdvisor Member sinead2

The Bristol is a fabulous hotel. It's very central and is more traditional than your usual modern day hotel - this makes your stay feel very special and memorable. The rooms are tastefully decorated with wooden floors and the most toasty duvet quilts on the beds! The breakfast was great, staff friendly and and overall definitely worth staying in if you're intending on visiting Oslo. Pity I never got a chance to try out the spa and beauty facilties...maybe next time!

Awesome hotel in the center of city!!!!

by A TripAdvisor Member

Stayed at the Bristol Hotel for four days the second week of November. Read the reviews and decided that this would be the place to go. When you walk in you realize you've have picked one of the nicest hotels around. Lobby was beautifully decorated and the rooms were nice with hardwood floors and one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. Another awesome feature was the heated floor in the bathroom. It was real nice to step out of your shower onto the heated tiles. The employees of the hotel were nice , courteous and were always willing to provide you with what you needed. Plus it seems that they along with about 99% of the people we came across spoke English really well. The city iself is beautiful but very expensive. The dollar to the krona was about six to one when we went. Our first night we ate at an Italian Restaurant named Mona Lisa. After a soup, mussels, one piece of garlic bread (which cost 49 krona)main course and 2 beers the total came to 1950 krona. You do the math. The food and service was very good though and besides you deserve to spoil yourselves once in awhile. After that we ate at a place called Deli and Deluca. It's a convenience store that seems to be on every corner in Oslo and makes really good sandwiches and also has a cooler case with many kinds of foods of that they can heat for you (lasagne, lo mein, curry chicken and other items). A couple of those along with 2 drinks and coffee to finish it up ran us about about 150 kronas. Or you could eat at one of the 8,000 Mcdonalds that seem to be in Oslo or even better... 7 Eleven. Yes we were just as shocked and just like the states they are everywhere and sell the same fare as Deli and Deluca. We saw a couple of TGI Fridays but many of the appetizers alone were around 120 krona. Make sure you fill at the buffet the hotel offers in the morning. It is one if the nicer ones I have seen and has items for everyone. We did venture from the city one day. One of the things you most need to see is the train from Oslo to Myrdal then Myrdal to Flamm. It is supposedly one of the most scenic routes in the world and the train from Myrdal to Flamm descends some 6000 feet down into a fjord. Unfortunately we paid 1300 kronas to go and after about 4-5 hours on the train we were told that the the train from Myrdal to Flamm was shut down right before we got there because of inclement weather that had only occured a couple of times in 32 years!!!! So needless to say we spent another 5-6 hours going back to Oslo (much slower because a tree fell on the track a few miles in front of us) We did get some good pictures and the conductor felt bad for us so he gave my girlfriend and I free coffee and hot dogs. We're okay because now we have a reason to back and see not only one of the nicest cities in Europe but also hang out with some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

grace and elegance

by TripAdvisor Member brightspark

warm & sincere welcome. Fabulous room - we were upgraded to a magnificent suite.
All staff courteous helpful and knowledgable lots of tips.
Bristol Grill marvelous !! eat there at least once.
Decor and style of this hotel is to be commended we checked out other hotels during our visit but could find nothing to beat the Bristol in terms of value and quality - even at twice the cost

lovely hotel - good value (for Oslo!)

by TripAdvisor Member xenu1

Chose the Bristol for a pre-Xmas w/e away; agree with the reviews; very comfortable (egyptian cotton sheets), classy, and quiet. We paid ~UKP 100 per night; good value. Shopping in Oslo is fun and the winter atmosphere lovely; you can sit outside cafes, under heaters, in midwinter!. No drunken Brits (probably because alcohol is v expensive. Bring duty-free wine for a quiet drink in your room before strolling out, restaurant wine starts at UKP30+ a bottle!)

Good Location - Hotel Overrated

by A TripAdvisor Member

We chose to stayed 3 nights at the Hotel Bristol between Christmas and New Years based upon tripadvisor reviews. When we arrived at the hotel the reservationist stated that we only booked a single room. She argued with us for 15 minutes and reluctantly gave us a double (probabaly the worst double room at the hotel). I printed a copy of the hotel reservation at an internet cafe clearly indicating a non-smoking double room and showed it to her later that afternoon. We asked for another room becaue the room she gave us was a smoking room, but she stated that it was the only double room available (we later discovered that the hotel was only partially booked). We asked to speak with the manager, but she said he was unavailable. He never did contact us.

It was one of several problems we experienced at this hotel during our stay. Norway is not a good place to spend a vacation, especially during the holidays.


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Address: Kristian IV's Gate 7, Postboks 6764, St. Olavsplass, Oslo, Oslo, 0164, Norway