The Thief Hotel, Oslo

Landgangen 1, Frogner, 0252 Oslo, Norway. (show on map)

Expert reviews

Lonely Planet review:

“Overlooking the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo’s best design hotel is more dark glamour than Scandinavian sparse, though is packed with playful touches from beautiful artisan objects to video art, and guests can max out on the luxe vibe at the hotel spa.”

Fodors review:

“Oslo’s most tongue-in-cheek boutique hotel is located on Tjuvholmen, meaning Thief Islet, hence the unusual name. The lobby area has a sleek, contemporary design and accommodates a bronze statue and other artworks from the adjacent Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Oslo.

Frommers review:

“This is a luxurious home-away-from-home happily situated on the island of Tjuvholmen, boasting glorious views over the harbor or across Oslofjord. The Thief drips bespoke style and comfort, showcasing hand-picked artworks plus individually designed bedrooms.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Oslo.

Guest rating

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4.3 out of 5.0

Ranked 3rd in Oslo


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All you need to know

With a name like The Thief, you can be sure that the only thing this hotel will steal is your heart! The Thief earned its name through the area’s history – it’s built on a former prison island, known as Tjuvholmen, or “Thief Island.” However, the hotel feels nothing like a prison. With a bright and open atmosphere, stylish furnishings, warm lighting, and fun artwork, this hotel will make you feel like you never want to leave!

Established in 2013, The Thief encompasses 119 rooms with four floor plans – standard, superior, deluxe, and junior suite. Every room sleeps two guests with a king-size bed. These contemporary spaces include balconies, flat-screen TVs, WiFI, entertainment systems, and Nespresso machines. Upgraded rooms have marble bathrooms and separate living spaces, while the largest suite boasts a private rooftop terrace with 360-degree views.

Hotel breakfast is available, in which you can enjoy an organic, Nordic meal with sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. Don’t forget about the hotel’s extravagant weekend brunch, serving decadent treats and farm-fresh produce. In addition, this hotel has an upscale restaurant, offering a lobster and champagne night once a week. Thief Bar, the onsite bar, has a warm, cozy atmosphere with comfortable armchairs, a fireplace, and signature cocktails.

The onsite spa is an excellent place to unwind after a full day of exploring Oslo. Available spa treatments include facials, massages, makeup services, and other body treatments. You can also enjoy the spa’s sauna, gym, and hydrotherapy – admission comes with a robe, slippers, and a towel.


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