A new cultural area has emerged on ‘Thief Island’, the peninsula outside Oslo. What was once the island to which the criminals of Norway were sent to pay their debts to society (Tjuvholmen), is now a hyped urban area and cultural center. Amongst all of the restaurants, galleries and of course the beautiful new museum designed by Renzo Piano, only one thing has been missing- a hotel. In January 2013 “The Thief” will open its doors, a hotel built as a sustainable structure and almost completely surrounded by water.
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Even though Oslo with its 500000 inhabitants is quite small compared to many other capitals, it still projects that “metropolitan pulse” with a wide selection of interesting boutiques, museums, cafés and restaurants.
Hotel Gabelshus is located in the fashionable part of Oslo, called Frogner, and considering Oslo being one of the most expensive cities in the world, this hotel is still fairly priced offering you to stay a weekend for just over 500 EUR.