Grand Hotel Oslo

Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo, Oslo, NO-0159, Norway
(5 star hotel)
#14 of 122 hotels in Oslo
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 10 reviews
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Grand Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 5, 2013

Felt like royalty booking in here. This is a very grand ole dame and you cannot help but feeling respect for her. The rooms are nice and big. Service is of outstanding quality

Unique Quality: Location and service

Would go back any day!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 30, 2011

This hotel was amazing! I had been traveling throughout Europe and the Grand Hotel Oslo was the most memorable. The hotel location was great, central and everything within walking distance. We had a mishap with the taxi driver and a manager there had upgraded our rooms, she really didn't even have to do that, but was very sweet. My two daughters stayed on the Ladies Floor, I believe the Suzann Pettersen room. It was light, airy, and I felt that if they opened the windows they would open to a beach! I stayed in a Junior Suite and it was fabulous! It was large, spacious, and the french balcony with a view with the city was spectacular. This hotel's old style was just great and the buffet was one of the best. All in all, this hotel was really great.

Directions: City center.

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A great Buffett Breakfast

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 4, 2011

Not sure if we just got and older room but I would say it was about a 3 star for the room, clean but outdated. The best part of the hotel we thought was the location and the Dinning room. It was about a 5 block walk to the train staion so not too bad. But you were withing walking distance to all the sights.

Unique Quality: Make sure to eat Breakfast in the dinning room.

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Beautiful and living large

by written on July 2, 2005

Unique Quality: I will describe the unique qualities of this hotel as I didn't stay here. It is one of the nicer hotels in the older district of Oslo. Perfectly situated off of Karl Johans gate you are surrounded by cafe's, bars, restaurants and beautiful parks that Oslo has to offer. You are right in the city center so the location couldn't be better. The top floor has some amazing views and apparently has a pretty nice penthouse for various famous and infamous guests. The restaurant in the bottom floor is very nice.

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The Grand Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 29, 2005

This is the old style classy hotel of choice in Oslo next to the Continental Hotel. The famous norwegian poet/writer Ibsen used to sit at the hotels cafe every day and consume "liquid inspiration".

Unique Quality: Classy and central

Slightly faded european 'Grand Hotel'

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 5, 2004

We had a comfortable stay in the Grand Hotel. Spacious room could have done with some refurbishment, very poor lighting and overheated. Air conditioning appeared to provide warm air (September). Front desk service varied from terrible (when we checked in were told our room number, but not where it was located, dispite 3 porter talking at desk no one offered to help with bags!) - but at other times staff could not have been more helpful! This may be Nowegian 5 star hotel but it would not be awarded this rating anywhere I have been. Dispite this, we would recommend the hotel but not at the rack rate! A great place to stay.

Unique Quality: Old fashioned hotel in european grand style. Great location, central for all sights. Has small swimming pool and great breakfast buffet.

Directions: Great location opposite parliament building. Very central

5 Star... Probably not any longer...

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 18, 2004

To set the stage... I paid 990 NOK ($145) for a special promotion twin room - ending up in the new annex of the hotel. A bargain on paper, still even a promotion only decreases expectations so far.

Service in the hotel was fine. Not overwhelmingly proactive but courteous and efficient; the breakfast in Grand Cafe was another matter. They have had problems for a number of years, and apparently still do. It felt like a nice aged setting staffed by an average McDonalds manager. Clearing of tables was random and slow, coffee had to be aggressively pursued, and the buffet selection limited as well as slow to be replenished. Now, Oslo has charismatic young upbeat people working even in 7elevens - how they can fail to staff and manage quality at a luxury restaurant is beyond me...

The 7th floor room was large, but otherwise on an average 4 star level. Television was aged and channel selection limited. A patio was available, which could have been a bonus if it didn't sport tarmac and one plastic chair a la roadside motel - needless to say I didn't spend much time out there.

The athletic facilities were varied. The pool is about 30 by 15 feet which I would consider too small if 4+ people want to swim (unless they are fond of physical contact ) but located right next to the skybar which is convenient. The shower and sauna facilities were clean and nice, and the hotel offers health treatments. But, the "Gym" was a serious stretch of the definition. One italian made multi machine, one exercise cycle and one treadmill is not a Hotel Gym by any earthly standard. Obviously, just fulfilling the 5 star requisites are more important that offering quality training for the guests.

I would rather stay in a smaller well managed 4 star establishment any day, but still, considering the discount and geographic location, I was moderately satisfied. If the room had been at rack rate I would have been upset.

Unique Quality: Quite a historic setting, a large number of artworks, an old world reception and a most central location.

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Grand Hotel, is situated at...

by written on September 13, 2002

Grand Hotel, is situated at Karl Johan, just across the road from the Parlament. It's a beautifull hotel, and it's expensive. It has a swiming pool and good restaurants. It has some amazing suites. It's a member of 'World Hotels Deluxe Collection'.

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Grand Hotel

by written on September 7, 2002

About NOK 1600 for a single occapancy room

Unique Quality: This is a superior first class hotel, one of the best in Oslo. It is expencive but it is unique. It has a pool and is located in the heart of Oslo.

Directions: Karl Johansgate 6

In the middle of the main street of Oslo

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Grand Hotel Oslo

by written on August 26, 2002

We paid around $200 for one night in a suite. Room enough for three with servants and concubines.

Unique Quality: Nice and old. I'd say a bit overrated since it appears it has been a while since it was remodeled.

Directions: On Karl Johan Street, the main street leading up to the castle.

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Amenities at Grand Hotel Oslo

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa
  • Business Services
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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