Thon Hotel Opera

Address: Dronning Eufemias gate 4, Oslo, Oslo, 0191, Norway | 4 star hotel
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsThon Hotel Opera Oslo

          Reviewed by adahlin

          Best choice for Oslo stay

          Reviewed Jun 6, 2016
          by (18 reviews) Melbourne , Australia Flag of Australia

          We had a great two night stay here in a standard double room, it was our favourite hotel during our stay in Norway. Our room was on the 8th floor with a city view. It was comfortable and spacious, tastefully decorated in modern decor. We had a comfortable queen size bed with good pillows, a desk area, huge tv and two separate arm chairs and small table. The bathroom had good shower over deep bath. Our room was very quiet and, combined with the comfortable bed, we slept very well.

          The location was fantastic and suited our travel needs perfectly. Arriving by train, it was right next to the station and quick easy walk with large luggage. In the centre of the city so close to shops and eateries. Also easy walk to Aker Brygge to catch ferry to museums, sightseeing tour of fjord and the many eateries there. Leaving by plane, easy walk back to station to get flytoget train to airport.

          The breakfast buffet included in room rate was very impressive, great selection of hot and cold dishes, including gluten free options, in fact one of most extensive we enjoyed throughout our Scandinavian holiday.

          We also had drinks and food in the hotel's Eufemia Bar which serves great burgers and salads along with tasty smaller dishes.

          We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by lrr1234

          Very convenient to waterfront and train station. Simple but clean, nice.

          Reviewed Apr 25, 2016
          by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States


          Oslo, Norway
          My 3rd cousin Jorn Gunnar Kleven
          Flekkefjord, Norway
          Exterior of our hotel
          Oslo, Norway

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by davidandleith


          Reviewed Aug 8, 2015
          by (27 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

          Excellent, very close to station and Opera House, good breakfast, some rooms renovated

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by beverlystravels

          Great times in Oslo

          Reviewed Nov 5, 2012
          by (5 reviews) Bowling Green , United States Flag of United States

          The hotel more than met our expectations. Very clean, wonderful food, the staff was so helpful in our planning our sightseeing.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Historical Traveler Reviews Thon Hotel Opera Oslo

          One of the best


          Quite simply one of the best hotels in Oslo. Modern and comfortable, excellent breakfast, nice staff, good location for reaching public transport.

          Above the average


          We stayed overnight at this hotel during our two-week trip in Norway. It's the best hotel out of the six Rainbow hotels we tried. The location is very convenient for travel (airport express just next door) sightseeing and shopping, but still very quite. The rooms are very small but well furnished. Breakfast is good, although a bit crowded during rush hours. Staff is friendly and helpful.

          Great Hotel in Central Oslo


          The Opera is a great hotel right next to the Central train station. The hotel is a fairly modern, high rise. There would have been great views over the fjord, from the restaurant floor (3rd) but they are currently building what looks to be a multi-storey car park between the hotel and the water.

          The rooms are modern, clean and tidy. The bathroom was clean and in the fully tiled wet-room style. There wasn't a bath but the shower was good.

          We only stayed for 1 night and it was mid-week but we didn't have any problems with noise, although we had a room facing into the middle of the building rather than to the street. It was hot in Oslo so we had the bedroom window open and you could just about hear the loudspeaker announcements in the train station, but nowhere near loud enough to keep us awake.

          The breakfast was excellent with a huge selection of hot and cold dishes. From bacon and eggs to cold meats and cheese, breads, yoghurts, fruits, teas, coffee and fruit juice and many other items.

          The thing that impressed me most, however, was how friendly the Norwegian hotel staff were. They all spoke excellent English (as my Norwegian is rubbish) and they were all genuinely eager to help.

          Trips - I recommend getting the regular ferry from Pier 3 across to the Viking Ship and Folk museums. Both very good, in their own ways.

          Excellent choice in Oslo


          Great lobby, helpful smiling staff. convenient to and from the airport and to the main street of town, the Karl Johann's Gate. Rooms well equipped, smallish bathroom, good quality and aesthetic wood furnishings, breakfast free and copious though not particularly gourmet. excellent value!



          Our room stunk of stale smoke and the bed was ridiculously soft - I'm not a fussy sleeper but this was like sleeping on a sofa. Very plush though and very central and quiet. From looking at other people's experiences it looks like we were unlucky...

          Amazing place!


          I can't add much to the previous reviews, other than to echo what a gem this hotel is! I had low expectations given the price I was able to get and the fact that it was so near the central train station, but found it to be a fabulous location and an exquisite little hotel. Lovely beds, beautiful bathrooms, charming staff and an amazing breakfast buffet - my family couldn't have been happier!

          Excellent clean hotel and fantastic location


          I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone! Fantastic location right by central station and bottom of Karl Johann St.

          It is only 20 mins to the station from Oslo airport -quicker than the coaches. I was put off booking this hotel prior to leaving home as I thought the station area may not be very nice - how wrong I was!! Central station itself is a lovely building keeping with the rest of Oslo and is so spacious and clean inside with many shops and cafes. The area around the station/hotel is also lovely - the station being on a main square surrounded by shops and cafes.

          The hotel was fantastic value for Oslo (we stayed in asister hotel, Europa a few days earlier for the same price but it was not a patch on this one) The Opera is new and modern and so very clean! The double rooms are a good size and the bathrooms are gorgeous- so spacious and clean with white tiles floor to ceiling , large bath and shower, lovely fluffy towels and floor to ceiling mirror! (yes I am a woman!) The continental breakfast includes a fantastic selection from fruits and cereals to eggs and cocktail sausages. I had checked the cheapest price for this hotel on the internet -105 euro - and we got the same price when booking directly with the hotel. For cleanliness, gorgeous bathrooms, fantastic location and excellent value for money I would recommend this hotel to anyone!

          Great place to stay in Oslo


          Stayed at this very convenient located Hotel in June for 2 nights and was surprised about how lovely this place was. It is adjacent to the train station in Oslo and very convenient to walk to the platforms if you have to take the train. Karl Johans Gate, the main shopping street just starts outside the trainstation, so it is a short stoll if you stay in this hotel. Although I was travelling alone, they gave me a double room for single use, which I found spacious enough if you know European standards. It was also lovely to have tea and coffee making facilities in the room. The bathroom was also very spacious and on my last night I had a view of the harbour which was nice (in the moment there are big constructions going on at the harbour). Breakfast and buffet dinner was quite nice too, although it could not top the buffet I had in Flam. In the peak season it seems to be a bit crowded in this hotel especially in the morning for breakfast with all the tour groups and different travellers, so they open up 2 buffets. The lobby area is very huge and fantastic as well. I had to store some goodies before I left for the Fjord trip and had no problems getting back my stuff when I returned to the Hotel one week later.

          I would highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again!

          Great value for money hotel in Oslo


          Family of five arrived late afternoon in Oslo after 14 days camping throughout Norway to spend the night before we took the ferry back to Copenhagen.

          We found the Hotel Opera right next door to the Railway station (Oslo s) and at the foot of the pedestrian shopping street karl johannes gate.

          The hotel is a 4 star and is defined as a business hotel due to it's location mainly.

          The 2 doubles we got were roomy and comfortable and we easily added a third bed in our room for the little one.

          The bathrooms are large with both shower and bath.

          The breakfast buffet is superb.

          We paid 300 Euro for a double and a triple.

          Tip - arriving or phoning at around 17-18:00 without a reservation u can usually get a discount on their normal prices if they are not full.Not reccomended for June-August but the rest of the year can be pretty safe.


          Beautiful hotel!


          I stayed at this hotel for a weekend at the end of January (2003). It is very centrally located, right next to the main Oslo train station. The Hotel building is very large, perhaps about 10 stories tall, is spectacular, with equally spectacular views of downtown Oslo and the surrounding hills and Oslo Fiord. This hotel looks very new, and was very clean, both my tiny room, and the entire hotel. Very pretty and spacious lobby, the front desk staff were young, and pretty friendly and helpful. As mentioned, my room was tiny, that was one of the few minuses at this hotel, it was very modern and clean, just tiny! This is a neat hotel to walk around in, and I can imagine that some of the costlier suites and rooms are quite luxurious! With great views! The other biggest minus, is that they do not have "room service". And, the very nice store inside the Hotel (in the lobby), was never open when I walked by it. Nice bar, never went in, just looked inside. Never used the restaurant either, but it looked very nice and modern. An interesting phonomenon here---the door of the room I stayed in opened OUT!! (saw a lot of that on this trip to Europe!). Also, whenever I opened the door of my tiny room to go out, the lights automatically came on in the beautiful, always empty and quiet hallway! How interesting! All fixtures in my tiny room and tiny bathroom were new and modern, just such a tiny room and bathroom!! In Europe, when they say a "single" room, they mean it! The rate was reasonable, I can't remember what it was, but it was not cheap at all. The other guests I saw were not friendly at all. Too bad, this could have been a wonderful weekend stay. One final thing---next to the end of the long, fancy front desk, was a large container filled with a zillion apples (mostly green ones)(free to guests). I saw this at one other hotel on this trip to Europe, don't think I had ever seen it before anywhere, what a nice idea! I wou need to get a BIGGER room!! My thanks to Connie, one of the managers there, for her assistance!!

          TripAdvisor Reviews Thon Hotel Opera Oslo

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

          Travel Blogs from Oslo

          Afternoon cruise along Oslo fjord

          A travel blog entry by adahlin on Jun 06, 2016

          5 photos

          Beautiful sunny day for our last day in Oslo, perfect for enjoying a few hours on the water. We hop on a charming old wooden sailing boat Christiana for a two hour sightseeing cruise of the Oslo Fjord. Nothing like the steep rocky cliffs we’ve seen in Bergen, this fjord is a collection of bays and islands within a gentle inlet. In Norwegian …

          We've arrived in Oslo, Norway

          A travel blog entry by lrr1234 on Apr 25, 2016

          1 comment, 10 photos

          Everyone slept great on the flight...thank you Ambien! Flight landed just after 6pm. We took the train to our hotel, Thon Opera Hotel. Found out that a lot of the hospitality industry is on strike (wages). Some hotels had to close. Luckily, ours is open. No maids service but we are thankful. Some restaurants are closed but no problem for us as of …

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          Traveler Photos Thon Hotel Opera Oslo

          My 3rd cousin Jorn Gunnar Kleven
          Flekkefjord, Norway
          Exterior of our hotel
          Oslo, Norway
          People on the opera house
          Oslo, Norway
          Oslo, Norway
          Opera House
          Oslo, Norway