Housed in a carefully restored 1890s town house, the privately owned Saga is tucked away in a rare quiet corner of Oslo, is run on eco-friendly lines, and exudes a tranquil air of calm. Although small, the quirky bedrooms have been given a refreshing update with an unusual palate of grays, bronzes, and golds and the bathrooms are state-of-the-art, with powerful showers and soothing, dark tiles. Downstairs in the public rooms there's a welcoming open fire for winter evenings, cozy armchairs to sink into, and the lobby bar Eilert serving wines and beers. The latest addition to the hotel is St. Raw, a sushi bar opened in 2014. All in all, the Saga offers the visitor to Oslo a little more reward for the buck than many other comparably priced hotels.