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HOTELS WE COVET: Hotel Continental and Theatercaféen in Oslo, NorwayWednesday 25 December 2019
Situated in Central Oslo, Hotel Continental is the perfect choice for overnight accommodation. It all started with the opening of Theatercaféen just across the street of Norway’s National Theatre over 100 years ago. Due to the great location, the restaurant and the hotel became a second home for many known cultural personalities, actors and other artists. Theatercaféen was a place where people met before and after the theatre and it became a “see-and-be-seen” restaurant. CovetED brings you this amazing hotel that has everything you need to have the vacations of your dreams.
Over the last four generations, the same family has built up and developed Hotel Continental into one of Norway’s finest five-star hotels and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. When CovetED entered the Hotel, we could feel the classic contemporary look throughout the property. When we went to the bar near the lobby, we could see both young and elderly guests appreciate this mix. The ambience welcomed us to seat in the lobby relaxing and enjoying our time. We were given a tour of the Hotel and it truly was a great experience.
Since 2014, there were three large renovations throughout the Hotel. During all the process, the hotel owner, Elisabeth, worked together with the interior design team carefully considering what they could reuse and how they could make the classic elements harmonise with modern design. The main goal was to preserve their unique heritage while drawing fresh inspiration from contemporary trends.
The colossal Hotel is divided into three different buildings, each one of them from a different time period. The first building is from 1900, the second from 1932 and the third from 1960. When you pass by the Hotel on the street, you can see the differences in the facades that are characteristic of each time and, when you come in, it’s amazing how you can distinguish the buildings yet still see the cohesion between the whole design.
The Hotel has a total of 151 rooms in the three different styles and four larger suites, each one with a different style and design. In the last renovations, they designed the new fantastic and luxurious Continental Suite. It’s completely exclusive and secretive. We won’t tell you much about it because it will ruin the surprise but we can assure you it is worth it.
Hotel Continental will delight anyone who wants to experience the city and feel like they are at home. It is an exceptional hotel designed to invite people from all over the world and from different age groups. During your stay, you will discover a lot to visit in the city and also a lot to enjoy in the Hotel. Surely this is an incredible experience that the CovetED Team won’t forget.
Address: Stortingsgata 24/26, 0117 Oslo, Norway
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