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Home is Where the Art Is – My Stay At Thief Hotel Oslo


The Thief Hotel

Oslo’s  opulent boutique  hotel “The Thief ” can have you scratch your head  upon  this bizarre  name  for a hotel but I have learnt the Norwegians are smart with a witty sense of humour.

The Thief Hotel Reception
The Thief Hotel Reception

The hotel is inspired by contemporary art ,which  is  beautifully displayed in the lobbies, the reception area, the elevators, literally everywhere. You are even greeted by Julien Opie art when entering the lift.  Wait for that unexpected wink.

The Thief Hotel Oslo


  A true inspiration for any art lover, as myself.  All this experience truly will “steal” your heart away.

Located in the Tjuvholmen and Aker Brygge  is an impressive side of Oslo with trendy cafes , restaurant and quaint fashion shops.  The streets surrounds themselves with an exhibition of Scandinavian’s standards of  simplicity & perfection in architecture. It is home to Astrup Fearnley Museum of Fine Art and fine art galleries.

The Thief Hotel

Thief Island

 However, Tjuvholmen  does has a secret side . It  was also once  known as “Thief Island ” a dark side in the 18th century of  Oslo where the rascals and scoundrels of society where brought to.   With the help of contractor &engineer Jens Selvaag with  grandson Frederik Selvaag they  cleaned up the old reputation and pushed forward Oslo’s contemporary art scene.

Now tourists flock to Oslo to shop for Scandinavian  designs &fashion, buy art , dine at Oslo’s fine restaurants and just take in all what Oslo has to offer.

I loved my stay at The Thief. The rooms were comfortable and clean with a beautiful view with private terrance  on the waterfront. The rooms had free Wifi, hair dryer, iron, bathrobe and slippers for a comfortable stay. The king size bed was especially comfortable and  the overall cleanliness was impeccable .


The Extras

A stay at The Thief grants you a free pass, using your key card , at the nearby Museum. I was given a later check out because the museum on Tuesdays opened at noon. The complimentary breakfast has been one of the best I ever tasted . Fresh , homemade jams, crispy bread, fresh smoked salmon and smoothies ! To top all of this, you could have asked for a special breakfast, gluten free, lactose free or vegan style. From eggs benetine to white omelet breakfast, you were given options. By far the best.


The Confession 

“Steals your breath away from everyday life ” is the hotel’s motto  to the world. To be honest , I have a confession to make.

Walking in the hotel and discovering all these beautiful art pieces  that would look great in any home decor, one can easily  feel or think   as a “thief”  or at least think to  steal a bank to get your hands on one of these art pieces.  Did I not mention how clever and creative  Norwegians are ?

Thank you Thief Hotel for my stay, I really loved the concept and the service I received. Bravo !

Please note, all opinions  on this post and review are my own.


Sonia M






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1 Comment

  1. Hi Sonia,
    Your post was very well written – gives a very vibrant imagine as though I have been there or definitely can see myself there. – good job!!

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