Hotel Guide: The Thief Hotel & Spa

Two nights at 116-room hotel The Thief and they managed to steal my heart. Rock star treatment from the minute I stepped inside - I owe them some well deserved compliments. Their attention to detail, incredibly friendly and professional staff, stunning modern art collection and big, soft beds are just soft of the things that made my stay so special. The Thief, the crown jewel of the Nordic Choice Hotels chain, kept their promise and stole me away from everyday life. 

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 Hanging out in the lobby admiring all the beautiful art work.

Hanging out in the lobby admiring all the beautiful art work.

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 Gorgeous view from the roof at The Thief Foodbar

Gorgeous view from the roof at The Thief Foodbar

What's better than drinks and dinner on a beautiful summer night? I'd say drinks and dinner on a rooftop. The Thief's Foodbar restaurant is located on their roof with a stunning view over the Oslo fjord. Everything tasted divine and the extremely friendly staff made my experience one I wont forget. I'm a foodie and dinners like these reminds me why.

 Main for the night; Delicious vegetarian dish made of globe artichoke, truffle emulsion, braised and raw rainbow chard. 

Main for the night; Delicious vegetarian dish made of globe artichoke, truffle emulsion, braised and raw rainbow chard. 

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I spent the whole afternoon/evening at the gorgeous spa. Beautiful lights and relaxing music combined with rainforest showers and steam saunas. Safe to say I was in bliss.

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 In bliss after my incredible (and much needed massage) in this AH-mazing water bed.

In bliss after my incredible (and much needed massage) in this AH-mazing water bed.

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My second night I was lucky to upgrade to one of their amazing Junior Suites, I'll let the images speak for themseves!

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 Their beds... Ahh I still dream about their beds!

Their beds... Ahh I still dream about their beds!

 Minibar on point!

Minibar on point!

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 My office for the day. 

My office for the day. 

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THE TURN DOWN


ACCOMMODATION CATEGORY: Luxury Hotel

ROOMS: The rooms are amazing, spacious and comfortable, not to mention contemporary and gorgeous. The 116 rooms all have floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies. The beds are as comfy as they look with plush linens, and the bathrooms are spacious. Added extras include a television, a Nespresso machine, an iPod docking station, and a radio. The extravagant suite rooms feature a curated selection of artwork and furniture.

POOL/GYM/SPA:  The hotel’s spa, which includes a sauna, steam room, pool and a fitness centre, offers a superb range of treatments such as an excellent hammam.

TURN DOWN SERVICE: Yes, with tea and cookies

FEEL: Sophisticated cool, artsy and Scandinavian-chic

DESIGNER: Architect Ajas Mellbye, interior design by Anemone Wille Våge

A LITTLE HISTORY: The Thief is located at Tjuvholmen which was once an island overrun by robbers and whores in the 18th century, this redeveloped area is now home cutting-edge architecture, gourmet restaurants and various art galleries. 

LOCATION: Overlooking the Oslo Fjord waterfront, the Thief, in the heart of Tjuvholmen, is surrounded by gleaming buildings, art galleries and wide walkways. Chic restaurants and bars along Aker Brygge harbor are steps away; it’s an easy 15-minute walk to the sights of the city center.

RATES: Starting at $440

WIFI: Yes, free.

FOOD & DRINK: The Thief Foodbar serves international cuisine with a Scandinavian twist based around local seafood and meats. The menu includes snacks such as oysters or brioche with snow crab, as well as hearty comfort food such as burgers and ribs. In the summer the concept moves to The Thief Foodbar on the Roof (open until late August), where the tasty food and a buzzy atmosphere attract both locals and guests.