Home of Oslo's famous Theatercaféen, the opulent Continental is wonderfully old-fashioned in style and ethos; there's a lot of repeat business thanks to the smooth service and warm welcome accorded to all. With a choice of restaurants and bars plus a location near all the action, this is a firm favorite with travelers who like their homey comforts. Longterm renovations saw 66 bedrooms added in 2014, while the original rooms have been upgraded and refurbished with stylish modern fixtures, bright textiles, and big, bold statement headboards. A plus for art lovers: the Dagligstuen lobby bar features the world's largest collection of prints by Norwegian Expressionist Edvard Munch.