I had the chance to stay here on a business trip recently for one night, and it met my expectation of being trendy and different ...if you want a "cool" place to stay in Oslo that isn't in the downtown area or has a unique atmosphere this is a good choice. Bordering on arty-pretentious , the hotel would do well to focus on the basics which they get right but a little charmless. Reception was friendly but a little functional, the room was comfortable but nothing spectacular and the bar/restaurant for breakfast was good. However, the sleep quality was not great as the tv/electric console light was on and the sound of people in the hall disturbed my slumber.
The art and decor is the "star attraction" here and the odd name and location, but that seems to be the idea behind the brand. I might stay here for a relaxed weekend in town with friend's for relaxing as opposed to business. And it really was a change from the SAS Radisson or Thon hotel ubiquity and boring decor... But the staff could be trained a little more professionally or maybe introduce some touches that make it less self conscious and more cozy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stepping into THE THIEF is sure to rob you of something. Something familiar and shall we say, enslaving at times. And the thing is that the hotel is so good at it… that you might not notice until the end. You suddenly find yourself engaged in a world of new impressions: cutting-edge art, architecture and world-class gastronomy.And then it hits you, what’s been stolen from you…you haven’t had a single thought about your very long to-do list, the responsibilities at home, the everyday worries. ... more less
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