Located in the heart of downtown Oslo, this ultra-modern hotel is the perfect stay for those looking for convenience and tons to do. THE THIEF derives its name from the once place of refuge for robbers and smugglers. However, this crime-ridden destination turned 5-star dream is Oslo’s new hotspot with a mission “to steal you away from everyday life”. With its luxurious amenities, mouth-watering cuisines, and impeccable service, THE THIEF certainly does just that. Here you will find a reprieve from everyday hustle and bustle, that has quickly become a favorite for travelers and Oslo’s locals alike.

Location

Why is THE THIEF considered a fantastic base when visiting Oslo?

The recently revamped upscale district of Tjuvholmen welcomes its new inhabitant, THE THIEF, with its sleek design and impalpable views. Here on the peninsula, where city meets sea, you will get the best of both worlds. From contemporary buildings to the calm of surrounding nature, guests can delight in exploring both. With its prime location, and convenience to area attractions, THE THIEF is the perfect place for both business and leisure travelers.

Key Facts

  • located in a pedestrian-only neighborhood where guests can freely wander without concern of traffic and motorized vehicles
  • the first hotel with direct access to the Oslo Fjord
  • a ten-minute walk to the Aker Brygge waterfront where you will find lots of trendy shops, galleries, and restaurants

What is special?

  • art enthusiasts can get their art fix, right next door, at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
  • in summer, guests can discover the spectacular fjord landscapes as they arrive at the hotel via private boat
  • explore a city of contrasts where you will get a taste of both a modern, energetic city; as well as, old charm

What do the guests say?

  • guests found walking and cycling around Tjuvholmen to be a real pleasure
  • watching boats and ships set sail in the nearby fjords was enjoyed by many guests
  • travelers rave that this is the best location in Oslo

Accommodation

Will the rooms steal my heart away? What can I expect?

As a lifestyle boutique hotel, THE THIEF gives you modern and contemporary flare, with an intimate appeal. Guests can choose from an array of rooms and suites, where they will be greeted with floor-to-ceiling windows, luxury amenities, and unprecedented views. You won’t find any minimalist Scandinavian designs here, instead you will be met with fine art, dark tones, and bold décor, keeping in theme with the rest of the hotel. With sublime service and attention to detail, THE THIEF makes you feel like you have found a home away from home.

Key Facts

  • 116 sleek and modern rooms and suites, all featuring a French balcony and views of the Oslo Fjord
  • an in-house curator hand-selected art for each room, giving each its own unique touch and personality
  • electronics in the rooms are controlled by the touch of a button, from an electronic tablet

What is special?

  • recharge with a cup of fresh brew with the complimentary Nespresso machine in each room – perfect after a long flight or to kick off your morning
  • set the mood with motion-sensored lights; so whether you are working, reading, or simply relaxing, the lights are adjustable to create ambiance for all kinds of situations
  • explore one of the quirkier rooms such as The Apparatjik Suite, where you will find video art installations, a disco ball and pixelated carpets, all designed by the famed, multi-national music band Apparatjik

What do the guests say?

  • guests find the tea and biscuits left at turndown service, in the evenings, to be a nice touch
  • travelers love the private balconies and being able to step out for fresh air and incredible views
  • having direct access from their hotel rooms to the spa was a huge plus for guests

Pools & Spa

What is the best way to relax after a day of exploring Oslo?

True to its name, the THIEF SPA has stolen incredible ideas from the best spas around the world and made it its own. With the use of natural ingredients, along with technology and innovation, the spa offers personalized treatments and experiences for each guest. Delight in an extensive menu of services, where it will surely be hard to choose just one. Whether you are indulging in a skin-purifying facial, or an energizing massage, the spa will offer you a tranquil haven to slip into a world of water and well-being.

Key Facts

  • a 12-meter pool offering a twilight view above, and of boats passing by in the fjord just outside its windows
  • six luxurious treatment rooms, featuring the only traditional Turkish hammam in Oslo
  • receive inspiration and guidance on products best suited for you in the spa shop

What is special?

  • experience a refreshing luxe “Sensory Sky” shower that tantalizes all senses with intuitive rain modes and complementing fragrances, that will make you feel like you are in an open air shower
  • get your blood flowing with a revitalizing dip in the sea with the spa’s direct access to both a bathing jetty and beach
  • cleanse and heal with a Moroccan mask from the volcanic clay collected at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains

What do the guests say?

  • guests rave that the spa is easily one of the highlights of their stay
  • travelers love how accommodating and personable the therapists and spa attendants are
  • the complimentary fruits and drinks are a huge hit with guests

Culinary

What are my dining options at THE THIEF? What type of cuisines can I expect?

Enjoy Nordic cuisine, with an international twist at the hotel, where you will find a variety of contemporary restaurants and bars to choose from for a delicious dining experience. From fresh catches of the day to curated cocktails and not-to-be-missed brunches, THE THIEF has got you covered. In the summer months, the THIEF ROOF BAR is the hangout spot for locals and travelers alike. With its sweeping views of the fjords and chill vibe, it’s the perfect place to soak up the sun and enjoy drinks and light bites with friends or family.

Key Facts

  • a sumptuous breakfast buffet is included in the room rate
  • the THIEF BAR features a collection of twelve art-inspired, unique cocktails that will challenge your senses
  • modern Norwegian dishes, focused on locally-sourced produce

What is special?

  • with no set menu at the THIEF FOODBAR, you are able to curate your own epicurean experience that suits your tastes
  • enjoy hand-crafted cocktails on the rooftop terrace where you may just catch an idyllic show of the Northern Lights dancing in the sky
  • start your mornings with a sprawling breakfast buffet where you can opt for made-to-order dishes at various stations

What do the guests say?

  • guests loved the extensive breakfast buffet and found it fitting for all tastes
  • the signature cocktails are highly recommended by patrons
  • guests insist the THIEF ROOF BAR, with its laid-back vibe and cozy atmosphere, is one of Oslo’s best hangout spots

Activities

What types of activities can I enjoy during my stay at THE THIEF?

Guests will have access to a plethora of activities both within the hotel and nearby. With THE THIEF being all about the arts, you will find a calendar chocked full of performances, exhibits, and features. You won’t have to wander far for things to do, as the hotel itself is its own art gallery with works displayed by coveted artists such as Warhol and Peter Blake. Explore Norway’s breathtaking landscapes from the peaks of its mountaintops to sailing the seas and everything in between. This will undoubtedly be one unforgettable experience.

Key Facts

  • guests are granted free access, with their room key, to the Astrup Fearnley Museum
  • bicycle rentals are available to guests
  • expert guides can be booked to take you on a journey through the beauty of Olso’s coastline and countryside

What is special?

  • be swept away by the melodic tunes of upcoming artists and local favorites with the THIEF MUSIC Unplugged live performances
  • discover the works of emerging contemporary artists in the THIEF ART SPACE, where you will find everything from photography, graffiti, paintings, etc
  • take the family on a wintry adventure at nearby Korketrekkeren, where you will whiz down snowy slopes on a fun toboggan run
  • make use of the direct access to the fjord from THE THIEF and discover the magic of Oslo from the perspective of a kayak

What do the guests say?

  • guests rave how friendly and helpful the staff is with suggesting activities
  • having restaurants, art galleries, museums, shops and harbor activities right outside their doorstep was a huge plus for travelers
  • guests find THE THIEF to be a great base for family-friendly activities