Very Good 1939 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Checking out the hotel's original artwork curated by Sune Nordgren, including video pieces by Julian Opie in the elevators and a Warhol in the restaurant
  • Swimming by candlelight in the spa pool
  • The mini-bar for toiletries, which sells everything from earplugs to condoms
  • The mind-bending Apparatjik Suite, designed by the eponymous band-turned-art collective, decorated with disco balls, video art and images of collective members (like Guy Berryman from Coldplay, and Magne Furuholm from A-ha) projected onto the bed so you can “sleep” with them

What To Know

  • Pick up one of the hotel’s shopping guides for a map of the city’s most notable stores, such as fashion label Mardou & Dean
  • The motion-activated lights in the rooms can be a little complicated
  • Free WiFi


  •  Babysitting
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Design-forward hotel on Oslo’s “Thief’s Island” with oversized bathrooms, a stellar restaurant, and a cutting-edge modern art collection

The Lowdown

Built on car-free Tjuvholmen (“Thief Island”), a trendy arts district just off the Oslo waterfront that’s getting new nightlife and restaurant options all the time, this Mellbye Architects-designed hotel is a particularly good spot to make your Oslo base. There’s fabulous modern art in all the public spaces (some pieces are borrowed from the museum next door), as well as furniture by Tom Dixon and Boca do Lobo. The 118 rooms, whose floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the Tjuvholmen canals and the Oslofjord, eschew their own kind of Scandinavian cool with orange and gold fabrics, B&B Italia and Brand von Egmond furniture, and bespoke wool blankets and slippers from upcoming Norwegian designers. Chef Johan Laursen helms the chic Fru K restaurant, which prepares modern Nordic cuisine (like reindeer fillets); follow dinner with an Aquavit-spiked cocktail at the bar.

In the Area

Walking or cycling around Tjuvholmen is a pleasure – there are no cars, plenty of interesting architectural details, and lots of galleries and trendy shops. The Renzo Piano–designed Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is right next door to the hotel, and guests get free entry: the collection has pieces by Cindy Sherman and Matthew Barney. A ten-minute walk brings you to the Aker Brygge waterfront, home to dozens of bars, boutiques, and seafood restaurants—try Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin for a more inventive menu than most. In the summer, a temporary beach forms here, and there are food festivals throughout the year.

How to Get There

Landgangen 1
Oslo, 0252 Norway


4.5 Very Good 1939 Reviews
Friendly and upmarket
Reviewed 1 day ago

The room was finished to a high standard and was very comfortable. Staff are friendly and speak excellent English. The spa is comfortable. Oslo town centre is accessible and plenty of eateries around.

Very professional and high class treatment
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing place, clean and great service !!
Staff was super nice!!
The rooftop bar is awesome too 👊🏻👏

I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who prefers a high end place that takes excellent care of you!
I look forward to returning to Oslo, and staying here 🙌🏼

Simply the best
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just confirming what everyone else reported, this is the best hotel in town. Service is TOP NOTCH but the bedrooms could be slightly bigger (on the other hand space was not an issue at all).
PS: If possible upgrade to have a fjord view when you wake up, it will make a difference.

Spa Weekend
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything you could need is in one building, you dont really need to go outside at all. The staff are helpful and the services broad. The Spa services are well worth the extra money and time to Lord out the stay.

The area its located in hosts a lot of daytime and evening activities if you wanted to get out. A lot of the Cities best eating experiences are also within walking distance. It's a popular local bathing zone in the summer periods and is generally crowded with bathers on the hot days. Plan your trip wisely and book everything you want in advance to get the best experience and to avoid waiting.

Quiet, spacious, modern, well appointed - you get the drift
Reviewed 1 week ago

Central bedside lighting controls are nice, but enough about the upper floor room - you will be very pleased with the morning breakfast buffet, with more than enough top quality choices to satisfy even the most voracious appetite.
Front desk staff and concierge are pleasant, alert, and accommodating.
Need anything printed? Just email the documents, etc. to the front desk and they will have it printed before you return to the lobby.
The art posted in designated areas of the hotel is also a delight.
During our visit, many large, quality photos of Prince on tour were displayed and available for purchase.