Hotel Bristol

Hotel Bristol

Stay in the heart of Oslo – Excellent location - show map

This elegant hotel is 850 m from Oslo Central Station and 2 minutes’ walk from the main street Karl Johans gate. It offers free Wi-Fi, along with free gym and sauna access.

Hotel Bristol’s bright rooms have a TV and minibar. All feature charming, antique-style furniture and interiors.

Guests can try traditional Norwegian food at the Bristol Grill, which has an English-pub feel. A popular meeting point for politicians, musicians and actors since the 1920s, the Library Bar offers live piano music. Hambro's Café features classic décor and a varied menu of light dishes.

Bristol Hotel is only 3 minutes’ walk from the National Theatre and the National Gallery.

This is our guests' favourite part of Oslo, according to independent reviews.

This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Oslo! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in Oslo! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

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Hotel Bristol has been welcoming guests since 8 Oct 2009.
Hotel chain/brand: Thon Hotels

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Most popular facilities


Free WiFi

Fitness centre

Non-smoking rooms


Facilities for disabled guests


Good for couples - they rate the facilities 8.8 for two-person stays.

Guests love...

“helpful staff” 
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“breakfast buffet” 
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“central location” 
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“boutique style”

Situated in the real heart of Oslo, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.5

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info


Very good coffee!

Free WiFi 
Guests consistently rate the WiFi as excellent

Private parking at the hotel

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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SleepsRoom type Suite

  • 1 large double bed 

Show prices Business Double Room

  • 1 double bed 

Show prices Standard Double Room

  • 1 double bed 

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  • 1 single bed 

Show prices Standard Twin Room

  • 2 single beds 

Show prices Junior Suite

  • 1 large double bed 

Show prices Superior Double Room

  • 1 double bed 

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An inside look at Hotel Bristol

Hotel Bristol is located in the heart of Oslo city centre. It is only a short walk from the hotel to shopping opportunities, Oslo's main street Karl Johans gate, the Royal Palace, museums and the waterfront area Aker Brygge and most of Oslo's other attractions. In a world of everlasting change Hotel Bristol puts tradition, quality and service in the high seat. Already when entering the lobby you will experience the unique style of the hotel, an elegance and venerableness that has characterized the hotel since 1920 when the doors opened to our first guests. Today the hotel has 251 non-smoking guest rooms.

See availabilityHotel surroundings – Excellent location - show mapGuests loved walking around the neighbourhood!

Closest landmarks

  • The National Gallery

    0.1 km

  • Oslo Parliament

    0.2 km

  • Norwegian Theatre

    0.2 km

  • National Theatre

    0.3 km

  • Karl Johans gate

    0.3 km

  • Historic Museum

    0.4 km

  • Oslo Cathedral

    0.4 km

  • Oslo City Hall

    0.4 km

  • Chat Noir

    0.5 km

  • Christiania Torv Square

    0.5 km

Restaurants and markets

  • Eilefs Landhandleri Cafe/bar

    0.1 km

  • Matkroken Grensen Supermarket

    0.1 km

  • Brasseriepaleo Restaurant

    0.1 km

  • Aker Brygge Market

    0.8 km

Natural beauty

  • Oslo Winter Park Ski lift

    12 km

Closest airports

  • Oslo Airport

    37 km

  • "Sandefjord Airport, Torp"

    85.4 km

Most popular landmarks

  • Rockefeller Music Hall

    0.6 km

  • The Royal Palace Park

    0.7 km

  • The Royal Palace

    0.7 km

  • Oslo Central Station

    0.8 km

  • Oslo Spektrum Music Arena

    0.9 km

  • Aker Brygge

    0.9 km

  • Akershus Fortress

    1 km

  • Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

    1 km

  • Frogner Park

    2.2 km

  • Sognsvann Lake

    6.7 km

What travellers love about this location

“Excellent location and service ”

Thodoris Luxembourg


“Just all was excellent, especially breakfast and location and very comfortable bed!”

Elena Russia


“Great place with good location”

Takeko Norway


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2 restaurants on site

  • Bristol Grill

    Cuisine: Local, International

    Menu: À la carte

  • Vinterhaven/Biblioteksbaren

    Cuisine: European

See availabilityFacilities of Hotel Bristol Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities


Free WiFi

Fitness centre

Non-smoking rooms


Facilities for disabled guests



  • Pets are not allowed.

Food & Drink

  • Bottle of water

  • Breakfast in the room

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Very good coffee!


  • Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


  • Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs NOK 425 per day.

Wellness facilities

  • Fitness centre

Reception services

  • Tour desk

  • 24-hour front desk

Cleaning services

  • Trouser press

  • Shoeshine

  • Laundry Additional charge

Business facilities

  • Fax/photocopyingAdditional charge

  • Meeting/banquet facilitiesAdditional charge


  • Non-smoking throughout

  • Allergy-free room

  • Safety deposit box

  • Lift

  • Bridal suite

  • Facilities for disabled guests

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Newspapers

  • Room service

Languages spoken

  • English

  • Norwegian

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See availabilityHouse rulesHotel Bristol takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00From 15:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


12:00Until 12:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.

There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Cards accepted at this hotel

Hotel Bristol accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

Hotel Bristol accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

See availabilityThe fine print

Restaurant, bar and café opening hours vary during public holidays. Please contact Hotel Bristol for further details.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

What guests loved the most:

“The highlight of the stay was the breakfast. The hotel carries an Old World charm and the interiors are very nice reminding of Art Noveau era. The staff was very helpful and the check out was a breeze. Highly recommended.”

Nicholas Poland

“Good staff, lively atmosphere, very good breakfast.”

Margaret Canada

“Well appointed hotel, clean, tidy with very helpful staff and within easy walking distance of central Oslo, we just wish that we had longer in the hotel and the city itself.”

John United Kingdom

“Hotel located in the city centre of Oslo. It is just 5 minutes walk from hotel to the Royal Palace. Shopping centres are just several blocks away from the hotel. The hotel is with old decoration and breakfast has lots of choices and with good taste.”

Dustin China

“Friendly and efficient check-in. Staff lively and couldn’t do enough to help. ”

Joanne United Kingdom

“It’s a solid good hotel. We stayed there twice. The first room was on the older and dustier side, the second one was good. ”

Tatiana Spain

“Great location, friendly welcoming staff and excellent Wifi.”

Chris New Zealand

“The breakfast rooms are gorgeous and the buffet abundant. . Very nice reception. The lobby contains a beautiful, old style bar. Comfortable, newly redurbished room. Shampoo AND conditioner in refillable bottles.”

Torun Sweden

“The Bristol is a first-class hotel in the center of Oslo and at a stone's throw from the main teeming thoroughfare, Karl Johans gate. The guest rooms are elegant, spacious and comfortable. The restaurant and the adjoining bar afford a relaxed ambience. The open-face sandwiches offered in the restaurant are second to none in Oslo. The staff is friendly and, overall, this hotel has a lot of character.”

Gunnar Spain

“The room, bed and size were fine. The only complaint was the size of the shower. Had I been a bigger or plus-size male or female, then the shower cubicle would have been too difficult to use.”

Liam United Kingdom