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Grand Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo NO-0159, Norway
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Ranked #24 of 88 hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked the room the night before at a discounted rate. While it was still pricey, I paid about what I expected for the services we received. I suppose I might feel ripped off if I paid more, but then again anywhere in Norway is expensive. The hotel was historically interesting and very beautiful. Staff were helpful, although a bit... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were given an inside room one floor about the kitchens I think As we were there for three days I asked if it was possible to have a room with a better view They moved us next day to a pokey attic room with a piece of sky and roofs to look out on. At least the air conditioning... More

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This historical hotel has housed many of the rich and famous over the years. Loved the giant foyer and the size of our room. The hotel has a historic feel from the doorman to the restaurant mural. Our room was a good size with everything required of a standard room but a view of an adjoining building. The roof garden... More

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129 reviews 129 reviews
26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Grand was our 4th hotel in Norway and our least favorite. When our group arrived no one showed us to our rooms. The elevators were not working so one in our party with crutches had to hobble up and down to the 4th floor until it was repaired. The air didn't work well and it was quiet stuffy. The... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WiFi may not be the first thing you think about in a hotel review, but for an IT consultant it is. It is the best in Oslo and you can use a lot of devices without losing speed. The breakfast is to die for and has all you can imagine which I didn't have the time to enjoy more because... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to try the famous Cafe and the reception from first to last was rude, bordering on hostile. The waiter informed me that you cannot order just coffee before noon. I asked him if I could see the lunch menu and he hemmed and hawed and pretended as if it didn't exist. A manager asked if he could help... More

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milton keynes
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late at night (11pm) after a long day doing the Norway in a Nutshell trip from Bergen. Check in was faultless and we were upgraded to a Junior Suite which was just amazing. Throughout our stay the staff were superb, without exception. Well done. Breakfast was a feast. Easy to use safe in the room. There is a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No aircondition, no fruit in room as promised, no Magazines as promised, roomservice was not as all as expected: pillowcovers left on Floor, obviously no cleaning of floors, garbagebins not emptied om arrival and during the stay.

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Spring, TX
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time you go anywhere is special. My first time in Oslo included a stay at the Grand Hotel. I was greeted with "We're so sorry, but all we have is the female room". I am familiar with gender when it comes to languages, but a female room!? When I got there I found the only thing different about... More

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for two weeks and got to see a lot. The Rolling Stones, and many other big names stayed here while I was here. This is a "grand" hotel, centrally located, but the wear shows in the hallways and in the rooms. Lots of tall paintings and chandeliers throughout the Grand, which brings you back to times of... More

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Address: Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo NO-0159, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel 5*
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