We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 88 Oslo hotels

Grand Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo NO-0159, Norway
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Grand Hotel to your Saves list
Grand Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
69%
Ranked #27 of 88 hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
TheUKChapmans Nr Cambridge, UK.
  • Overview
  • Reviews (784)
  • Photos (372)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A (2)
  • Room tips (145)
  • Location
  • More
true
Write a Review

784 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    252
    279
    151
    67
    35
See reviews for
110
245
75
209
Rating summary
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (145)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Nr Cambridge, UK.
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived at this very prominent and indeed, Grand, looking hotel (save the incredibly jarring extension which defies any uk planning permissions!) and felt confident we had chosen well ... This was sadly as far as that moment went. The reception staff, whilst polite enough, were not overly welcoming and our first, (yes FIRST!) room was incredibly disappointing - finish very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good hotel with friendly services. Good main restaurant and very pleasant courtyard restaurant. Very nicely located, perhaps the best location wise among all the hotels in Oslo. Room was ok, spacious and clean, however, perhaps in needs of some TLC. The same applies to most of the communal areas of the hotel as well. Some modernisation will definitely benefit.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel far exceeded my expectations We walked to the hotel from the train station in 10 minutes through a nice part of the city with lots of shops. The hotel overlooks a lovely park in the middle of the city and there was a really nice atmosphere in the area. You can walk to lots of the attractions, including... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kari_Hasselknippe, Public Relations Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jenny W, Thank you very much for your great review and description of your stay at the Grand Hotel! We are used to our guests rightfully having high expectations for the Grand Hotel, and that we were able to exceed yours is the best review we can get. We are indeed situated in the heart of Oslo with close... More

barrington
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in August 2014. It is a lovely old hotel. We had a superior room. It was very nice and clean. The front desk staff is very helpful. We had the breakfast buffet 2 mornings and it was by far the best we had in our 2 week trip to scandinavia. great location 10 minute walk to train... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kari_Hasselknippe, Public Relations Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Karin C, Thank you so much for your kind review! I am truly glad you enjoyed everything about your stay with us at the Grand Hotel. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and thus we take extra pride in providing you as our guests with everything you desire for your breakfast. That you also... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While I agree that the Grand is stately and old world elegant I disagree with other reviewers. We stayed at the Grand twice in August 2014 and would not recommend it to anyone and absolutely not in summer. On the first stay the room airconditioning was not working and half an hour after calling for assistance a maintenance man stumbled... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kari_Hasselknippe, Public Relations Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Will W, Thank you very much for taking your time to review your stays with us. I truly appreciate your feedback as it is the best way for us to improve our services. Due to technical necessities, we were forced to change one of our guest elevators this summer/fall. We tried our best to provide you with information about... More

College Station, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grand Hotel is stately and beautiful. The lobby is elegant and inviting. The front desk staff was friendly and always greeted us. Our room was nothing short of beautiful and spacious. The room had air-conditioning, which was something we needed. It was very hot when we visited. The bathroom had a shower, but was pretty small (no place to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kari_Hasselknippe, Public Relations Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ARB1615, Thank you very much for this great review, we really appreciate you taking your time to give us your feedback. Firstly, it is a true pleasure to read that you were satisfied and enjoyed the hotel facilities. We do take great pride in our breakfast at the Grand Café, and I am particularly glad to see you found... More

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for three nights and loved this hotel with its ideal central location on Karl Johans Gate. Service was great right from the start from the polite and helpful check in and lobby staff. The hallways are very spacious with plenty of comfortable seating where you can watch the world go by. Walk up the stairs if you can,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kari_Hasselknippe, Public Relations Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NorthStarFrost, Thank you so much for this great review. It’s a true pleasure to read about your stay and how you enjoyed it. I most certainly agree that the main stairway is one of the best features of the hotel. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but when walking these stairs one can really sense the history... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lets start with the location. This hotel is as central as you can be, and with astronomic taxi fares you can save a fortune by walking from here. The hotel was 140 years old when we were there but the rooms are clean and have plenty of space. Lifts in the centre of the building are small but there are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kari_Hasselknippe, Public Relations Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bangormaine, Thank you very much for the great review! I am so glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We are lucky to truly be situated in the heart of Oslo, and you have a good point in that you can save much money by walking from site to site. Furthermore, I am glad to hear that... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a tour (don't know room price!), we started in Oslo at the hotel where celebrities often stay, right on the main street across from the central park. Dining service and food were excellent, the front desk eager to please, 8th floor rooftop bar overlooks a wonderful city view, and Oslo is small enough that this central location was in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kari_Hasselknippe, Public Relations Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mitch-MK, Thank you very much for this great and well written review! I am pleased to find that you enjoyed the hotel, our staff and our central location. We are truly situated in the heart of Oslo, and also share parts of its history as we celebrate our 14oth anniversary this year. I am glad to see you appreciated... More

Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine the concierge of a huge hotel waking you up at 4 AM with a knock on your door instead of an automated phone call. Imagine the Maitre D of the restaurant rushing out to buy fat free bread and giving you the whole loaf! The staff at the Grand Hotel made certain we were given royal treatment the four... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kari_Hasselknippe, Public Relations Manager at Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear the Rev Dr Cynt…F, Thank you so much for your kind review, and what an amazing story! Your description of your stay at the Grand Hotel is like music to my ears as this is exactly what we always want to achieve – that every guest feel like royalty. It was a true pleasure having you as our guests,... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Grand Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Grand Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Grand Hotel

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Splendia, Tingo, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Escapio, TripOnline SA, Agoda, BookingOdigeoWL and Otel so you can book your Grand Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

372 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (269)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (57)
Viewed
View from room (17)
Viewed
Room/suite (62)
Viewed
Bathroom (23)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (4)
Viewed
Other (94)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (104)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (83)
Viewed
Dining (18)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Oslo with
any amenities

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#4 Spa Hotel in Oslo #12 Luxury Hotel in Oslo #14 Business Hotel in Oslo #15 Romantic Hotel in Oslo #17 Family Hotel in Oslo
Hotel Class
Number of rooms
292

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Grand Hotel and other travelers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Grand Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer