Stay at Amerikalinjen
A salute to Norway’s history in style and service, Amerikalinjen is full of Scandi surprise. Take the establishments that inhabit the ground level, for instance. Courtyard Haven alone is a treat to the eyes. This gold tile corner is fashionable in mood and spirit - the perfect place for a coffee or colourful cocktails for two.Returning to your room, too, is a pleasurable moment, as you languidly observe the streets you just roamed. The evening that follows starts in the Finnish sauna, before a trip to Atlas Brasserie where eclectic dining lies in store. The call of the basement bar eventually tempts, where you recline and enjoy the strums of an intimate jazz show.
The hotel enjoys a faultless location, adjacent to the bustle of Central Station, Oslo’s beating heart. Landmarks such as the Opera House, new Public Library and many museums are all within walking distance. Meanwhile, the airport is just 20 minutes away by train or 40 minutes by car.
Beyond the building’s original Neo-Baroque details, you’ll find 122 effortlessly sleek rooms. Furnishings mimic mid-century classics, alongside opaque glass panels and mirrored walls. Views give way to the city’s activity, or face inwards over a cosy courtyard.
Who is it for
Though children’s menus are available, stays aren’t adaptable for extra beds. Therefore, families with young children may prefer elsewhere. However, couples will appreciate the accessible location and laid back vibe adopted here.
Facilities & activities
Albeit rather limited, the spa does house a Finnish sauna and heated mosaic beds. There’s also a subterranean gym that’s 24 hours, and great running trails that start at the hotel. The ground floor is reserved for recreation, with an all-day brasserie, inner courtyard and jazz bar Gustav occupying this space.