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Grand Hotel

Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo NO-0159, Norway
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is ideally situated for exploring the port and central areas of Oslo. It still retains much of it grandeur particularly in the lobby and dining room, however, as you go further into the hotel, the corridors and rooms are less impressive and in fact look quite tacky with unimaginative decor. Nevertheless our room was clean and all facilities... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel, dating from the Belle Époque, is situated on Karl Johannes Gate, the main road leading from the cathedral to the royal palace. It is a great base from which to explore Central Oslo. The down side of this is that, with the window open at night, you hear all the noise - loud people, sirens, service lorries, etc... More 

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Grand reminded me of the NYC Plaza in the 1990s, only a bit louder as it really does seem to be sitting on top of some popular Oslo bars. We stayed in the summer, however, when the noise spills into the streets. It's a majestic historic hotel, whose grandeur has faded a bit but it still seems to be... More 

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

Hi FussyNYWorkingMom, First of all, I love your nickname on Tripadvisor! Thank you for leaving such a detailed review from your stay. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay at Grand Hotel. I will share your comments with the team and we will continue to work hard to deliver excellent service for our guest. Kind regards, Christoffer... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A few things for context: I'm from the US, visited nearly 40 countries, stayed in many 4 and 5 star hotels for work and pleasure. The quick answer to the most important question: would I stay at the Grand Hotel again--is no. Here's why. The Grand Hotel was the last of 3 hotels on a Scandanavian tour for my wife... More 

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

Dear Michael M, Thank you for choosing Grand Hotel for your Oslo stay and for coming back with a review. It really helps us improving our service for our guests. I am sad to see that you would not recommend Grand Hotel. However, I will share the positive comments with the team as well as the suggestions for improvement. We... More 

Dallas, Texas
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located in a fun and populated area of town. Close to a park, lots of outdoor dining and people strolling around. This was our first stop in Norway and found the hotel to be very clean, decent sized rooms and easy to get to. Breakfast was included which was also very nice. For the price, it was... More 

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Tosifa, The Reservation Department at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra M, Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We aim to provide an honest and comfortable experience for all our guests. We are happy to hear, that you loved your stay with us, especially our location, the rooms and the service. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Herrliberg, Switzerland
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located ideally to explore Oslo on foot. The fitness room is adequate and the swimming pool well kept and clean. The Hotel itself is old, the rooms stuffy, and the corridors eerie. However, they are not overtly dirty or neglected. The staff is keeping up well, but one senses from the worn furnishings that the task is... More 

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Tosifa, The Reservation Department at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ChristophLeinad Thank you so much for choosing Grand Hotel as stay. We appreciate your kind feedback in the Tripadvisor, and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. The hotel was built in 1874 and during the years we have tried to install equipment in some of our common areas and some rooms. I will... More 

Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel updated for today's traveller but retains charm of bygone time Rooms and bath fairly newly redone and lovely Location wonderful easy walk to most sites and waterfront Great breakfast included at the grand cafe. Also had dinner there which was excellent

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Tosifa, The Reservation Department at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joanewenzel, Thank you for sharing your experience from your recent stay at Grand Hotel. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay and you found the location well. I will be pleased to forward your kind feedback to the team, and I am sure they will appreciate to hear this. Hope that we will get the... More 

Stavanger, Norway
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here some time ago but at least 10 times. It's always clean it is very quiet and very good with its location. I got a beautiful refurbished room with a computer inside. While they said the computer was only temporary the room was better then the old fashioned rooms. With finally not 2 bed put together but one large... More 

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Tosifa, The Reservation Department at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear katiazur, First of all I would like to thank you for choosing Grand Hotel as your stay. Thank you for posting your fabulous review following your recent stay with us. Your feedback is highly appreciated and your comments will surely be shared with the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you again to Grand Hotel in the near... More 

Froland Verk, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grand hotel has professional staf, with excellent service. Always ready to serve is in the best and Professional way. Always gentle and always with a big smile. We felt like royals. We will definetly visit you next time in Oslo.

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Tosifa, The Reservation Department at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 149connieg, Thank you for posting your fabulous review following your recent stay with us at the Grand Hotel. To know that our team made you both feel truly special is wonderful. We want every guest to have a fabulous stay at the Grand Hotel, and we will always do our very best to make their stay memorable. Thank you... More 

Manchester
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94 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for three nights while attending a family function. Hotel is very easy to find from either central station or the opera house train stops (direct fast train from Garderman airport) As the name suggests, this is a grand hotel. Full of history, period features and class. The staff all speak perfect English, as well as other languages I’m... More 

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

Dear rangestormer, Thank you for your lovely review here on Tripadvisor. It seems to me that you had a great stay in Oslo, and I am glad to see that. I wanna thank you for your kind words about our staff, breakfast and Etoile Bar. I am also glad you enjoyed your room, and I'm sure future guests will benefit... More 

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