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