Amerikalinjen Hotel

Oslo, Norway

Recently opened in Oslo’s historic Sentrum neighbourhood, with an appropriate air of heritage, this designer pad is housed in the old headquarters of The Norwegian American Line shipping company. Close to the central station, National Museum – home to Edvard Munch’s The Scream –the Opera House, and a plethora of excellent watering holes, it’s an ideal jumping off point for a weekend in Norway’s capital.

Due attention has been given to its origins, with design notes that marry the original decorative ceilings, stairwells and heavy-weight doors with boutique touches like mid-century-modern furniture, abundant velvet and industrial lighting. Bedrooms are cosy, while communal spaces –including two restaurants serving a New York-style menu inspired by early 20th-century emigration – bring the buzz.

Playful jazz bar Gustav will see your Friday night sorted, and the Finnish sauna will bring you back to life come Saturday, ready to explore.

Doubles from £228. 00 47 2140 5900,

Words by Blossom Green.

This review was taken from the Christmas 2021 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

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