I discovered the Clarion Collection Hotel Christiania Teater near Stortingsgata, just past the parliament in Oslo and in front of a massive square and park. The hotel was a perfect way for me to celebrate Norway, my 99th country — here are a few things to love about this hotel.
Spacious Rooms and Bathrooms
View Over the Park – by night and day, relax and take in the view over the park. By day, ice skating and tourists, by night a few people out and about ready to hit the bars and pubs.
The park by night
Sunset from my room
Reliable WiFi and Computer Use
Theatre Ambiance: I have stayed in some unusually themed places over the years, such as the Hemingway Inn in Costa Rica, an English Country Mansion, a Prison in Slovenia and a Boat anchored in Antarctica but this was my first time sleeping in a theatre.
Front entrance to the Theatre
Breakfast Buffet: after a good nights sleep I awoke for the breakfast buffet and the selection was vast. From breakfast cereals like muesli and cornflakes to dried fruit, fresh bread, salad, cheese and meat, fruit, tea and coffee, eggs and even waffles.
Afternoon Coffee: coffee with fruit and muffins are served every afternoon between 3 and 6 pm.
Dinner Buffet – loved their dinner buffet. While I was there, I sampled the five courses: Spicy vegetable soup with sour cream and bread, Pasta and vegetable salad, Cheese and crackers, fresh Norwegian fish and vegetables and Chocolate mousse and cream with coffee.
Central City Centre Location: the Clarion Christiania Teater is a mere two minutes walk from the Teater Metro station, with the following key attractions in the city all less than 5 minutes walk: City Hall, Royal Palace, Nobel Peace Prize Museum, Parliament, Askershus Fortress and Castle.
Oslo City Hall
Tea, coffee and kettle
Overlooking the street
Hospitality – top notch, Scandinavian style.
Clarion Collection Hotel Christiania Teater
Stortingsgata 16, 0161 Oslo, Norge
Phone: +47 21043800