The neighbourhood hotel redefined

Sommerro marks the rebirth of a 1930s landmark into an Art Deco Hotel and hotspot in one of Oslo's loveliest neighbourhoods; Frogner.

Located behind the Royal Palace, and only a 10 minute walk from Nationaltheatret station, where the airport express train comes in, Sommerro is the ideal base from which you can explore the capital.

Sommerro is an open house with a hub of restaurants and bars, including an all-day open brasserie with live jazz every day, a vibrant rooftop outlet and the city's best Afternoon Tea.

Sommerro also boasts a small cinema with weekly screenings, a vast wellness space and state-of-the-art gym. Not to mention: the city’s first rooftop pool and sauna  – a year-round destination with sweeping views over Oslo.

Sommerro won the prestigious award "Best Hotel in Norway 2023", according to the Grand Travel Awards, and has also been included on the prominent "Hot List" of Condé Nast Traveller, as well as the "IT List" of Travel + Leisure.

A history rich in architectural details

Perched on Solli Plass in Oslo’s elegant Frogner neighbourhood, Sommerro’s original design is the work of prolific Norwegian architects Andreas Bjercke and Georg Eliassen, creators of some of Oslo’s most recognisable buildings such as the neo-baroque headquarters for the former cruise ship company Norwegian America Line.

Owing to a sporadic construction period spanning about 13 years from 1917, the monumental building is a fusion of neoclassical aesthetics, unfussy functionalist features, and a layer of glamorous art deco details. As such, the sobriety of the hand-hammered bare brick façade has been boosted by subtle embellishments like the bas-reliefs, by sculptor Asbjørg Borgfelt, carved into the stone pillars at the entrance, art deco elements – from the lighting to the decorative terrazzo and wrought iron staircase – and rich details by the celebrated Norwegian artist, Per Krohg. These include the expressive mural in the main hall, a ceiling fresco in the former canteen, and the iconic mosaic feature wall in the basement public bath and swimming hall.

A community hub

Fulfilling Bjercke & Eliassen’s dream to transform the area into an urban hub, Sommerro’s extensive sweep of public spaces encompasses 13 private hire rooms, including five light-filled boardrooms and the iconic Per Krohg event space, which takes its name from the Norwegian artist, whose remarkable fresco adorns the ceiling. From a classic brasserie to a restaurant helmed by chef Frida Ronge, there are also no less than five restaurants and three bars including Oslo’s first rooftop pool, sauna and terrace, library and a small cinema. The highlight is, no doubt, Vestkantbadet. Originally created to give back to the local community, this art deco gem with its Per Krohg mosaic mural, is one of the few public baths left in the country and has now been restored as part of the beauty and wellness centre to include a sprawling 400sqm gym, 16 treatment rooms, saunas and a cold colde plunge.

Our neighbourhood

Welcome to Frogner. Scattered with magnificent 19th-century buildings and stretching from the Royal Palace up to the glorious Frogner Park, our neighbourhood, in the city's west end, is one of the oldest in Oslo. Packed to the brim with museums, art galleries, antique stores, niche boutiques and restaurants, we are also within short walking distance from many of the city's highlights. This includes Aker Brygge wharf - the lively restaurant-lined pedestrian waterfront with great views of the marina and Oslo Fjord - and the city centre, where you'll find bustling food halls and top attractions like the Oslo Opera House and the Munch Museum. Whether you're here for business or leisure, we'll help you go beyond the guidebook to explore the real Oslo.