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Grand Hotel

Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo NO-0159, Norway
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We managed to get a great deal with Expedia "secret hotel" - by selecting a 5-star rating and discovering - to our delight - that on checkout we'd been allocated a room at The Grand. The hotel is the Grand Dame of Oslo - hosting the annual Nobel Prize event held in the City (a distinction shared with Stockholm). The... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room is not big and little bit noisy. The location is close to the port and you can find lots of good restaurant. The front desk is very helpful and they can help you to arrange trips or recommend tours around Norway. The hotel restaurant are excellent (good sorbet and good service). If the price is right, it is... More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located in the heart of Oslo, this grand dame welcomes you with smiling staff, knowledgeable concierges, spacious rooms, and a tasty breakfast buffet. The great sights are within a ten minute walk including several Michelin starred restaurants.

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Christoffer N, Social Media Coordinator at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bud W, Thank you for your kind, short and precise review of your stay at Grand Hotel. We simlpy love five star reviews as it indicates that you loved staying with us. Hope that we will be able to host you again in the future! Kind regards, Christoffer N, Social Media Coordinator More 

Hamburg, Germany
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250 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Let's start with the positive: the hotel looks great and is in a great location. Our room with a little balcony facing the Storting and Karl Johan was nice although with some issues (see below). The café that also serves as the breakfast venue is beautiful, but ... (see below). We arrived by taxi, with three suitcases plus hand luggage... More 

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Christoffer N, Social Media Coordinator at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hamburgguy47, Thank you for coming back to us with a detailed review. First, thank you for your positive remarks on the appearance of the hotel and its great location. I have brought all of your suggestions for improvement and negatice comments forward, and we will work immensely to enhance our service for our guests. Hope that we will be... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights on business. Thought the grandeur and history of the place would be fab. It wasn't. Tired old rooms with stained furniture, roof leaked, rooms not cleaned. reception staff who don't give a damn as soon as you ask something difficult. Room had view of square but single glazed so had chimes of clock every hour... More 

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Christoffer N, Social Media Coordinator at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear shabanahc, Thank you for staying with us at Grand Hotel and for letting us know your thoughts following your stay! I am sorry for the perceived poor service and for the low quality perceived. I will update our team on your comments so that we can work with improvements! Kind regards, Christoffer N More 

Oslo, Norway
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is THE worst place I ever stayed at. We were booked into a room a few meters from where they were drilling a new elevator into the concrete. The front desk never mentioned this Nor did the website state that they were doing NOISY renovations. It's so utterly deceitful. The manager refused to talk to us or help... More 

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Christoffer N, Social Media Coordinator at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Hi 743audreyg, I am sorry to see the harsh review from your stay with us. I am truly sorry that you were given a room close to elevator construction work. I will inform the rightful person in charge to evaluate this and avoid this to occur in the future. Kind regards, Christoffer N More 

Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a beautiful hotel to stay in. Grand in every way. Great location and ambiance. Only problem was the renovation work they're doing on the stone facade. We just arrived from an overnight and wanted to nap but the buzzing of drill on the stone didn't let that happen. Missed the breakfast which looked supreme due to an early flight.... More 

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Christoffer N, Social Media Coordinator at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DrJ1336, Thank you for your feedback! On behalf of Grand Hotel I want to apologise for the inconvenience experienced from the construction work on one of the elevators. I am glad that you want to return in the future. You should! Our breakfast will be here for you to enjoy! Kind regards, Christoffer N, Social Media Coordinator More 

Baldock
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38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Grand Hotel is special and has a great sense of history, coupled with style and comfort. All the staff were pleasant, helpful and very professional. The Grand is not a cheap hotel so we opted for one of the rooms that does not look out onto Karl Johan's Gate but on the inner part of the hotel. The room... More 

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Christoffer N, Social Media Coordinator at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear john344290, Thank you for your lovely and detailed review from your stay at Grand Hotel! Your comments are very helpful for us in order to enhance our service, and also for future guests looking for valuable information about the hotel. I truly hope that we will be able to host you again in the future! Kind regards, Christoffer N More 

Southwold, Suffolk
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Hotel was booked for us for a business trip to Norway. The location is perfect and it does have a lovely grand feel to the place, almost like stepping back in time when you first enter the building. As we were all on a budget our rooms were by no means grand and were located at the back of... More 

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Christoffer N, Social Media Coordinator at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hubbotrelo, Thank you for detailed review. I am delighted about the fact that you have a good impression of Grand and that you would like to return. I will bring your comments about the duvet and coffee facilities forward. We are looking forward to host you in the future! Kind regards, Christoffer N, Social Media Coordinator More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For both days we stayed here, there was a loud drilling from the renovation they are doing to the hotel. Upon complaining we were informed that the noise can be heard from all rooms in the hotel "only until 5pm" so there was no point to moving us to a different room. So just 6 hours of constant drilling -... More 

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Christoffer N, Social Media Coordinator at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ashley G, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us! On behalf of Grand Hotel I want to apologise for the poor experience you had with us. The construction work on the elevator was unfortunately work that had to be conducted, but we truly wished that it would not affect our guests. Again, apologies for the noise and bad... More 

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