Excellent location, fabulous breakfast, comfortable room! Under some construction, was the only thing that knocked it from a full 5 stars!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, good hotel."
Hotel is in a great location on KarlJohanns, it can be a little noisy at night due to the bars nearby. The room was comfortable and you can tell it is an older hotel. Can hear the groaning noises from the plumbing when the people used the shower in the room above ours. Also the bathroom is outdated and needs a modern upgrade. The shower is cramped and […] there is no door to prevent water from soaking your entire bathroom floor. Also there was noticeable mold on the tile grout. The breakfast buffet at the Grand Cafe is included and it is outstanding! Great room and great food. I would stay again and ask to make sure I have a more modern bathroom if possible. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location / old hotel"
The hotel is old, and not in a charming way, in a run-down sort of way. It could really use some new carpet, a fresh coat of paint, and a more user friendly layout. The bed, on the other hand, was comfortable and the breakfast was fine. The location was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was a neat place to stay. Loved the location, and proximity to the train station, just a short walk. The hotel was clean and the beds were comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, and lots of variety.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Perfect Ending"
Oslo was the final stop on a fantastic trip through Scandinavia. And our stay at The Grand Hotel was the perfect place to end it. The hotel exuded European charm and efficiency. Even while undergoing renovations, they have managed to do so without any inconvenience to their guests. We had a spotless, newly and tastefully renovated, balcony room facing […] Karl Johansgate, Oslo's main street. This is a perfect location and walking distance to all of the cities attractions. The help was courteous and efficient with particular kudo's to Thomas who assisted us with luggage, directions and other matters in a professional, warm and friendly manner. He is a gem! The breakfast was lovely as were the meals in other dining areas. I recommend this hotel highly. A wonderful stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This place is great. Staff friendly, building so cool and old, and the location perfect. I loved being right in the center where this hotel is. My only critique is the ac needs to be a bit stronger. It never really felt "cool" which the days we were there the temps hit the low 80s and with lots of walking tours it can get hot.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The location was perfect and quality of service and breakfast buffet was outstanding!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We enjoyed our first night of our honeymoon at the Grand. Everything was great except the view, we were on the internal side with a view of other people's rooms. Breakfast the next morning was INCREDIBLE! We were blown away by the variety offered. We have enjoyed our stay in beautiful Norway.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location!! Rooftop bar is fabulous!"
The staff was very helpful. Room beautiful and large. Quiet. The Concierge was awesome!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location. Clean rooms. Excellent breakfast buffet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oslo for 2"
Third time to Oslo-2d time at the Grand.What a great hotel right in the middle of the best of Oslo.We had asked for a room with a view when we reserved the room several months ago and they fulfilled our request with a room (604) with a great view. The check-in was flawless and the hotel staff was very helpful and pleasant.Of particular note-we had asked […] for an early (05:30) wake up to get to the airport. The wake up call to the room occurred on time but also the desk attendant personally came to our room to make sure we were up. Now, that shows the kind of service a 5* hotel provides..If in Oslo again we will stay there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
All good. Front desk and Bell hop extremely friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed at the Grand Hotel for 2 nights. This was a spectacular hotel, my room had an incredible view. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was quite spacious and nicely furnished. The hotel is located on the main shopping street, close to many restaurants. On my next trip to Oslo, I plan to stay at this hotel again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Edvard Munch's choice in Oslo"
It's been there a while (Edvard Munch patronized the cafe) and it's been modernized. It's also central. The Fly Busen from Gardermoen airport stops at the back of the hotel and the tram to the Viking Ship Museum (go!) is across the park in front. Like many Norwegian Hotels it's expensive. It is claimed that Munch was inspired to paint "The Scream"in […] 1893 when he got the bill at the hotel cafe. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful Hotel - Great Location!"
We took the airport express train and walked from the National Theatre stop to the hotel. It was a pleasant walk. The hotel is squarely situated in the middle of a beautiful area - lots of nearby walking attractions such as the National Art Museum. The hotel was clean and lovely. We enjoyed our stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very comfortable hotel right downtown."
After a breakneck pace of business travel through Europe, I was delighted to be able to spend the weekend here. It was a welcome break from uncomfortably small, no frills business hotels. Favorite things included the heated floors in the bathroom, a neck pillow for the lounging in the tub, and the colorful room furnishings. I would absolutely stay here […] again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Grand is the name, Good is as good as it gets"
This is the perfectly placed hotel in the heart of Oslo. Former haunt of Ibsen and other people of note. The food venues are very good, and the rooftop bar a winner, but the rooms could use some Grand-ness restored. typical of an old hotel, 20+ coats of paint on the trim, the former grand trimmings, now tin. A very nice place to stay, but the name is […] more impressive than the experience. Still, somehow I try to stay there every time I'm in Oslo. the location is just Grand. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect location to see the best parts of the city"
Loved the Grand Hotel! Free breakfasts are terrific and the location is the best!Genuine Expedia guest review
The Nobel Peace Prize nominee's stay there and so do presidents and foreign dignitaries and there is a good reason for that. The hotel is lovely in appearance and the history of the building is just a lovely. This place is wonderful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Tired -- needs renovation. Great staff/location"
I stayed in two different rooms over the course of a week and while the hotel was in a great location with friendly staff, helpful concierge, and an impressive breakfast, the hotel clearly needs a full renovation to maintain a 4 star (or above) rating. Rooms have lots of physical wear and tear, dated bathrooms, and overwhelming amount of dust and dirt […] in areas like bathroom ceiling, curtains, and beneath headboard. Hallways are musty. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Central to all major attractions"
Check-in was fast, efficient, friendly and professional. The hotel is starting to look a little dated, especially the bathroom, but overall it is very clean. There is very little closet space for one, let alone for 2. No iron and ironing board in the room. Not sure if one is available if housekeeping was called. Bathroom amenities were by L'Occitane […] but limited only to lotion, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and soap. Wifi was free, fast and easy to access. Room was a little on the small side. The bed was not a U.S. standard double. It was called a double but was a Queen. Hotel is a 5 min walk from the Airport Express Train station. An airport bus also stops nearby (about a 5 min walk too). The rate includes free breakfast, which was fresh, with a large selection, made to order eggs and delicious. However, the selection doesn't change so it can be a little tired if you stay for more than 3 days. Ate dinner at the Grand Cafe, which was delicious but pricy, as everything else in Oslo. Hotel close to shopping, coffee shops, convenient stores, public transportation, theaters, and other tourist spots. Would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Historic hotel, and so very awesome!"
This is where the Nobel Peace Prize winners stay and I was excited to stay here! It's right on Karl Johans Gate which is a very-happening street for eating, people-watching, touring and just relaxing. Buses, trams and rail stations are close by. The rooms were big, clean and the beds were nice. Breakfast was really good and they had a large variety […] of delicious selections. If you get a room that's on the inside (facing the hotel center, remember to draw your curtains. The glass windows are huge, and the one time I opened my room curtains, I saw some private stuff going on in the room facing mine. So be mindful! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was very convenient to tourist destinations and shopping. Great buffet breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"perfect location, clasy hotel"
Had a great time. Fine hotel and excellent location, but.food and drinks outrageously expensive in Oslo..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The bed was old and caused us both to roll to the middle - very frustratingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful and historical hotel"
We had a great experience at the Grand Hotel Oslo. It is a beautiful and historical hotel with friendly and helpful staff. The location is ideal, in the center of Oslo so you have easy access to everything.Genuine Expedia guest review
"First trip to Norway"
Location was great and breakfast was wonderful. We were able to get to most sites by walking.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was very good but noisy both from old plumbing and late night guests who didn't worry about those trying to sleep. Beautiful old hotel and excellent location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A perfect union of Oslo's history with its present"
Not only is the Grand an indelible part of not only Oslo's but Norway's History as the actual daily meeting place of one of the world's greatest dramatists, Henrik Ibsen, who held court there with other great Norwegian luminaries as Edvard Munch (see famous portrait as reference), the Grand also remains at the cultural epicenter of the growing, bustling, […] world-class city that is contemporary Oslo. It's location at the heart of the immaculate and lively city-center, stones throw from Parliament, the National Theatre, Oslo-fjord, and the Royal Palace and adjoining park is the absolute ideal location for a visitor to the city. You also receive a complementary full breakfast buffet with the price of your room- and this buffet isn't anything to sniff at: its one of the most well-respected breakfast spreads in the city, if not one of the most popular. This meal will really help you cut down on your daily price of food (which is very important in Oslo) and should be counted in as part of calculating cost differential when considering the more expensive Grand. Staff was incredible- especially concierge staff who helped us plan a driving trip to the fjord country that we otherwise would never have been able to manage. I couldn't suggest it more. Of course, the luxury comes at a price, but in reality, for what you're getting, it isn't at all unreasonable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Classic Hotel"
A fine older, but very well maintained property in an unbeatable location. Many facilities and great rooftop. Inside room with light well exposure but very spaciousGenuine Expedia guest review
"Like the Plaza in NYC"
The hotel us gorgeous- like the Plaza in NYC. Rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. And the included breakfast buffet was exceptional!! The only negative is that it was a tiny bit warn in the room but we did not open our windowGenuine Expedia guest review
"not very impressed"
I was really looking forward to the Grand Hotel. I was not very impressed. The location was great and the entrance was beautiful. However, the room was small with a tiny uncomfortable bed. The bathroom was nice and new ... but that was the only nice thing about the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to all must see sights!"
Beautiful old hotel. Great breakfast, rather bizarre to be eating watermelon in Oslo while also listening to Elvis Presley who is from our home state. Enjoyed bar on roof, but as Southerners thought it was quite chilly. We stayed inside. Front desk very, very friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice hotel. Great location and great breakfast. Grand resteraunt was good but, like all meals in Norway, extremely expensive. Gotta love the 25% tax. Much better location than Thon hotel by train station.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Old Style Hotel in Heart of the City"
Excellent old style hotel in the heart of the city. Fun indoor pool on the top floor. Only spent one night but could have stayed longer.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel in the perfect location"
Overall a good stay, the single bed room was smaller than most I stay in so a bit of a let down. However had most of the usual amenities except a coffee machine! The location of the hotel is perfect as it is in the center of the main tourist attarctions and in walking distance to most places. The staff was helpful and curteous. The breakfast was plentyful […] with a lot of choices. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for a family AND FJORD VISITS."
Excellent. The conierje was very attentive and helpful in planning our trip to fjord.Genuine Expedia guest review
"PLEASED WITH THE GRAND"
I FELT VERY COMFORTABLE IN MY ROOM AND AND WITH THE STAFF. MY ONLY COMPLAINT WOULD BE SOME NOISE LEVEL FROM THE STREETS BELOW MY WINDOW BUT A SIMPLE SOLUTION WAS TO CLOSE THE WINDOW. I DID NOTICE THAT SOME ROOMS DID NOT FACE THE STREETS AND ONLY VIEWS OF OTHER ROOMS WERE AVAILABLE IN THESE ROOMS. IF I HAD ONE OF THOSE ROOMS I WOULD HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED. […] BUT I WAS HAPPY AND PLEASED WITH MY OVERALL STAY AT THE GRAND IN OSLO. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Terrific family experience!"
My family booked 3 rooms (2 standard for children, plus a junior suite for the grown-ups), and all exceeded expectations. The Grand is a first-rate, world-class hotel with comfortable, well appointed rooms, gracious service, and an excellent breakfast. Highly recommended!Genuine Expedia guest review
"It's the Grand"
Fantastic hotel (where the Nobel Peace Prize winners stay) right on Oslo's main drag, Karl Johans gate, steps away from the parliament (Stortinget) and just down the street from the Royal Palace. The location cannot be beaten in Oslo. The hotel was also very nice. Usually this hotel is very expensive, but somehow I got a terrific rate at hotels.com […] and was able to stay at this iconic institution of Oslo. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed for 5 days at the Grand. Staff could not have been more helpful. We stayed in a standard room. It wasn't large, but had al lthe ammenities we expected from a 5 star hotel. The staff was very accommodating with all of our needs. The breakfast was amazing. The hotel is located right in the middle of Oslo, close to all sightseeing. I would absolutely […] recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Oslo. You will not be disappointed! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The swimming pool and steam room are exceptional, the staff were all attentive and helpful. The city central location made our sightseeing all walkable. Be sure to request a room facing the courtyard or front street, there are some very loud bars lining the back street. This was a fabulous hotel, we would stay again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Family Vacation at the Grand in Oslo"
We stayed at the Grand Hotel right in the heart of Oslo perfectly located with the Palace, Aker Brygge, fortress, trains and so much more. We travelled as a family with two young children. The location made everything accessible by foot and the hotel was very kid friendly from the morning breakfast, lobby, spa with pool and attentive care we got from […] the staff. I highly recommend this hotel for a family traveling to Oslo. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for our 3 generations of 8 family members."
We loved the central location to everything from the drop off and pick up of the airport bus to the proximity to the subway. There were 8 of us and everyone could go in their own direction during the day. The food was excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It was GRAND!"
We loved staying here. Great location, interesting room!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved everything about this hotel. It retains all its old world charm but fully updated with modern amenities. We had a gorgeous room, beautifully decorated, comfortable, great bathroom with a long and deep tub great for a relaxing bath. If one area could use upgrading it would be the fitness area, which is small and on the cramped side. The spa though […] is gorgeous. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Terrific Stay right in the center of Oslo!"
Note that I had a delux room facing Karl Johan, which costs more, and you get what you pay for. It was so lovely and charming, filled with light and air. My sister started out, with a standard room, in a smelly, dark, ugly Dump, looking into utility shaft- noisy, dark and smelly, and the room was horrible. The rest of the family, also in standard rooms, […] then got rooms facing the street or over the palm court roof, and they were all clean, spacious and nice- not like mine, but perfectly acceptable for a very good price. The Breakfast is included and is GREAT!!! Worth almost the price of the room. (tho hard to get the staff to refill your coffee ir attend to the table- but as it's a buffet, it didnt matter that much.) Food in Oslo is so expensive, eat all you can and skip lunch. The light menu in the cafe is affordable and excellent. I never had time to use the spa but it was really beautiful. And the stairway up to the flora above is lined with paintings and tapestries- worth taking the stairs!!! Great location and a great treat. Staff friendly and helpful, and just ask for what you need, and they will provide it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Location and Breakfast"
Hotel room was nice - reasonably clean. Hard to get in and out of shower/tub if disabled or elderly. Breakfast included with room was excellent!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel in the center of Oslo"
The Hotel staff was excellent. The outstanding breakfast was a major incentive for using the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is overratedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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