The Thief

Location: Oslo & Southern Norway | Norway

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

The Thief is a lifestyle hotel based on a fundamental philosophy of sustainability and local qualities which reflect the ethos of the city. Designed by Mellbye Arkitekter, it reflects its surroundings, and has stunning interiors. In Oslo's most spectacular little island location, The Thief steals its guests away from everyday life.
Perfect forStylish couples and trendsetting families.
In the know
  • Impressive artwork adorning the walls (including pieces by Sir Peter Blake, Julian Opie and Andy Warhol)
  • Hip crowds at the lively bar
  • Coveted location in Tjuvholmen
Take an art tour through the hotel: the expansive collection spans a string of Pop Art works, from Nordic artists Bard Breivik and Kjell Nupen to big international names like Anthony Gormley.

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  • Chic Design
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  • Service & Hospitality

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The Thief is centrally located in Tjuvholmen, which is a power centre for contemporary art and good city living at the water’s edge.

Rooms at The Thief

The stylish rooms showcase designer furniture from national and international quality producers, selected by interior designer Wille Våge. From the balcony you can enjoy beautiful views of the fjord, and inside, curator Sune Nordgren has hand-picked contemporary art which inspires, surprises and creates a unique aesthetic experience. Hog the best views from the balcony at Deluxe Room 818, or take the disco-styled Apparatjik Suite which is bedecked in records and art installations.

Food & drink

At The Thief Foodbar, tuck into the tasting menus and sample Nordic delicacies like cod and reindeer. Enjoy perfect eggs at breakfast, alongside freshly baked bread and homemade pate. The Art Deco bar is where to sip delicious cocktails to a hip soundtrack, while the outdoor terrace is irresistible in the summer months. There are also two bars, so you won't be thirsty - one on the first floor and one on the rooftop. 


Sink into the heated freshwater pool in the Thief spa, lined with ergonomic sunloungers, and luxuriate in the Turkish hammam. There’s also a handful of treatment rooms and a fitness centre; even a hairdressers. For those with tots in tow, a babysitting service and baby equipment is available.

Activities at The Thief

In Tjuvholmen, discover international-calibre restaurants, cosy eateries and high-quality galleries sitting side by side in pedestrianised streets and squares, and visit the Astrup Fearnley Museum, designed by Italian star architect Renzo Piano, which is the hotel’s nearest neighbour.

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Hotel location

The Thief is located in central Oslo in the Tjuvholmen district, a 50-minute drive from the airport.

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