This is faded hotel that needs urgent attention.
Good points - excellent bedding, very good breakfast. Nice to have coffee in the lounge area. Good location.
Bad points - a little rough around the edges - dirty walls, and overly complicated lighting that means it is too difficult to operate in the bed rooms. Poor lighting in the bathroom - bad for applying makeup.
Most importantly for us - the heating was BUST, which meant it was 30 degrees in the room. It was unbearably hot. The staff 'didn't know how to fix it' and were not surprised that it was broken. They couldn't move us because the hotel was full. They offered 100 K off the bill. Not good enough. It was too hot, unbearably hot, too hot to sleep. They should have fixed it.
The staff are not unfriendly, but functional. There is a lack of urgency about problems such as the heating.
- Also Known As:
- 1st Hotel Grims Grenka
- First Hotel Oslo
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A few blocks off the bustling pedestrian thoroughfare of Karl Johans Gate, in the heart of central Oslo, rests the Grims Grenka - unabashedly modern, with a stark, art-gallery sensibility that hits guests from the minute they step inside the lobby. Presenting 65 sleekly-designed rooms on six floors, all with a patina of cool, with the characteristic Scandinavian twists like Jensen beds, frosted glass bathroom walls and waterfall shower heads and slick touches like mirrored walls. Be sure to take advantage of the delicious buffet breakfast offered each morning. Smoked Norwegian salmon, herring and an assortment of cereals, breads and pastries providing enough fuel to get you through tours of Akershus Castle, the Royal Palace and the major museums - all of which are within walking distance from the hotel.Rounding out the property are the Nordic Raw Food restaurant MADU, and the hip adjacent Lobby Bar serving divine cocktails, as well as the awarded dazzling rooftop Q Lounge for those balmy Oslo summer nights. ... more less
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