The Hotel Bristol offers friendly hotel staff, a very central location, old-style elegance in their common rooms (lobby, bar, restaurant) and spacious comfortable sleeping quarters - all positives in my book. However, the the real stand-out of this hotel was the breakfast. We traveled around Norway and this was by far the most decadent of breakfasts compared to other cities and hotels we stayed at in Norway. There was plenty of the standard fare (e.g. cereals, fruits, breads, eggs), but they really had an amazing and vast smorgasbord - salmon, lutefisk, meats and traditional cheeses. As eating out is quite expensive in Norway, it was great to fill-up with breakfast, so a very light lunch/snack would suffice until dinner.