Hotel Bristol

, Oslo, Norway
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Hotel Bristol

, Oslo
5 star

Rooms: 252

Kristian Iv Gate - Oslo - 0164 - Norway | 22 82 60 00
341 Traveller

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8/10
Elegant and traditional hotel
Submitted by: Sandy in 20/05/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
The best thing about this hotel is its position, just minutes from the harbour and the main plaza. Our room 37 was elegant and stylish, tastefully decorated with mini bar and heating. It was a little on the small side but comfortable enough. Bar and restaurant filled with warmth, ambience and staff extremely friendly. Overall a very pleasant week stay.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Bristol

Bristol Hotel

from Coco21
We spent two weeks at the Bristol in September and loved it! After one REALLY noisy, sleepless night at the Karl Johan's, I started calling nearby hotels. The gal at the Bristol's reservation number was so helpful. I asked for a quiet room for my husband and myself and another for a colleague. They gave us large, nicely furnished rooms that faced an inner courtyard. I have NEVER been in a room in a city hotel that was so quiet. The service was excellent and the breakfast (included) was everything one could want.

The location is excellent--just one block off Karl Johan's--the major shopping street and within walking distance of the harbor area and transportation to just about anywhere one would wish.

Oslo is a wonderful city for walking and there are beautiful old buildings, lots of sidewalk cafes and restaurants and parks. It is expensive for sure, but what a lovely way to go broke.

Old World Elegance

from hysterian
This is a wonderful and elegant hotel in a great location. We loved it and would go back today!

Great Hotel

from Ed_and_Ann
The Bristol is a classy hotel on the edge of the tourist area and a 10 minute walk to the ferrys. The room was pleasant and clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the location was excellent.

The breakfast is outstanding! Everything one could want regardless of your home country....USA....Europe.....Japan.....

We would definitely stay there again for $155/night in late July.

Ed and Ann
USA

Fab Hotel ! Fab Location !

from blondiebee
Have just returned from a week in Oslo and stayed at the Hotel Bristol.
As soon as you walk into the hotel, it is chandeliers, candles, grand piano, leather chairs and a warm welcome. We stayed on the 6th floor in a double room, which was clean and had everything we needed. There is also a small balcony. Breakfast in taken in the restaurant, where there is a huge selection of food, very informal and eat as much as you like.
The hotel is situated just 5 mins walk from the marina and royal palace.
First class hotel, friendly staff and would definately recommend it.

Fabulous Position

from A TripAdvisor Member
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.Minutes from the main shops and Aker Brygge a new waterfront development overlooking the fjord.

Breakfast is good, a versatile selection.
Dinner: Great, we arrived late after long flight happy to feed us at midnight.
Bar: Piano music...nice old atmosphere.
Staff: Friendly 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.

Olso 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.

Excellent place

from pmbma
Wonderful little place, right in the middle of town, and very reasonable prices in summer. Staff were extremely helpful, and the rooms are great as well. The main rooms on the ground floor (bar, lounge area, etc) were all places I'd happily hang around for an hour or so (something I'd rarely want to do elsewhere). Yes it's a big hotel, but the management knows what they are doing and have created somewhere I'd like to go back to

Nice hotel in a good location

from detraveler_7
This hotel is in a good location near the center of town, a short walk from the train station but not too close. I am a very light sleeper and based on the reviews posted here I requested a quiet room. We booked on the Rainbow hotels website well in advance and got a 90 day discounted rate that was very low. We were given a room on the top floor with a small walk out balcony on the side of the hotel facing the palace. It was very quiet. I think we could have slept with the door open if not for the very short time between sunset and sunrise. The room was very comfortable. The bathroom was small and had only a shower stall (no bath). We were happy with that but I suppose it could be a problem for some people. We had dinner in the bar one night and it was good but expensive, especially the wine. Not all that uncommon for Norway I suppose. The breakfast was ok but not great.

I reccomend the Bristol

from A TripAdvisor Member
I've visited Oslo several times and the Bristol offers the best value for money of the hotels I've stayed in. It is not cheap but Norway is ludicrously expensive, and you just have to get used to it. If your a penny pincher don't visit Norway 'cos your going to have a miserable time. You get what you pay for at the Bristol. It's clean, elegant and comfortable with an old world charm. It has a convenient central location and the breakfast buffet is excellent. I read other reviews on trip advisor remarking about the noise of the street outside. I never noticed it.

Very Dissappointing

from skcollobsgod
We chose the hotel Bristol after research using trip advisor. Booked for 3 nights at the end of November 2004 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were allocated a room towards the back of the hotel but changed it as it was a twin bed and we had booked a double. We were then given a room at the front of the hotel which were basically 2 single beds pushed together. The room interior was poor and certainly not a 4 star. The heating had been switched off and so took a long time to warm up but never got warm enough. The bathroom was small and the toilet was so close to the wall you had to sit at 90 degress to fit on. The worst was yet to come. Previous reviews have mentioned the noise from the road at the front of the hotel. I can assure you it goes on all night long and when you think its finished the morning traffic starts. We never got a winks sleep all night. DO NOT take a room at the front. In the morning we moved to a room at the back of the hotel. It was clean and acceptable. There was plenty to choose from at the breakfast buffet but on weekends there are not enough tables for the amount of guests. They are also very quick at closing the breakfast right on time and getting rid of you. They say that Norway is expensive and it is although I cannot understand why. It cost £7 ($13) for a pint of beer. Now thats expensive. We were very dissappointed with this hotel and would not stay there again.

Loved it!

from osspeak
We stayed at the Bristol for 7 nights in October 2004. The location is very central and is only a 10 minute walk to the Railway Station. The facilities and staff, from the desk to the waitresses are friendly and helpful and overall are excellent, and the entire Hotel had a great ambience. The rooms are a reasonable size and well decorated. The beds were the best I have had at any of my countless Hotel stays. The only negative was there was no tea/coffee making facilities in the room. It was very comfortable and pleasant getting one in the lounge/lobby area, which was exceptionally tasteful, with a Grand Piano and awesome pianist, but the Norwegian prices are distressing for non Norwegians, but the Hotel pricing is actually very good compared to everything else in Oslo, especially considering the level of service. We had a central and then a top floor, street view room. Both were exceptionally quiet. We really enjoyed our stay and would not stay anywhere else in Oslo.

Top Local Tips for Oslo

Oslo Pass This is a must. We got one (each) before we went but I understand they can be bought at the Tourist Information Office. The one we used is located outside Oslo Central Station at the bottom of Karl Johan's Gate. Buy the Oslo pass (it cost us around £20 for a 48hr pass) and it will get you on all public transport and into all the attractions (museums etc) you'll want to without any additional charge. It was excellent value for money and basically was one of the things that made our trip enjoyable due to the sheer convenience. Get it stamped the first time you use it and that's you, just show it whenever you need to. You will receive a small book from the Tourist Information explaining what exactly this covers you for which means you can plan your stay from the off. BUY IT!!!

don't miss don't miss the statues at Vigeland Park at dusk... you'll never see anything like it again

An inexpensive restaurant We ate at Brasserie 45, a restaurant featuring "small plates" perfect for seniors with small appetites. It took us awhile to find it because most guidebooks list the old location, which is now a Hard Rock Cafe. It is now across the pedestrian walk way on the corner of the same cross street, on the second floor. It has plates for 100 kroner as opposed to man restaurants charging 3 or 4 times that.

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  • bristol hotel oslo
  • Address: Kristian Iv Gate - Oslo - 0164 - Norway
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