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About Hotels in Norway – Hotel rating & classification

Hotels in Norway - Hotel rating. Balestrand fjord village, Sognefjord. Photo by CH, Innovation NorwayAbout Hotels in Norway – Hotel rating & classification
There is no official hotel rating or classification in Norway, hence there are no common rules of what to expect of the room standard, common areas and services of the various hotels.
We use the 3* and 4* descriptions just as an estimate of the standard and services of the hotels included in our tours, and the star estimate is meant to give our international customers a rough idea of the hotel standard. The hotel, room standard and service level in Norway & Scandinavia might be experienced as lower than expected based on the general price level.

Price option B – 3*
When we use the 3* description we normally refer to bed & breakfast hotels; hotels without hotel restaurants, bars, room service etc. The rooms have private shower & toilet facilities, TV, towels and normally a hair drier. Buffet breakfast in a common breakfast room.

Price option A – 4*
When we use the 4* description we normally refer to a hotel with a higher degree of service and common facilities than a 3* hotel; normally with a restaurant, bar and room service (not necessarily 24 hours a day). The rooms have private shower & toilet facilities, TV, towels, hair drier and normally trousers press or ironing facilities. Some hotels have a mini bar in the room and only a very few hotels have a private safe in the room.
We also define Thon City hotels as price category A, as these hotels are centrally located with modern and comfortable rooms with minibar etc, although the hotels normally don’t have their own restaurant.

The room standard and common facilities may vary depending on the geographic location; normally higher in the larger cities than in the rural areas of southern Norway and in the Arctic areas of northern Norway.

5* hotels in Norway
Hotel Continental in Oslo is the only internationally classified 5* hotel in Norway (member of The leading Hotels of the world)


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