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“Great location, great service” 5 of 5 stars
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Comfort Hotel Grand Central
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jernbanetorget 1 | Oslo Central Station (Oslo S), Oslo 0154, Norway (Sentrum)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Gurgaon, India
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“Great location, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The best thing about this hotel is its location, which is part of the railway station with convenient access to all forms of public transport and close to the major sightseeing attractions. The other good thing is its outstanding reception staff who are warm and friendly. In particular Emelie and Elsa who went out of their way to be very helpful. The rooms are done up in some kind of a a modern style but are nonetheless very comfortable. It appears no 2 rooms are alike. Our party stayed in 4 rooms, all of which were of different shapes, sizes and decor. One of the rooms initially allotted was small, but upon request we were shifted to a much larger room. The breakfast is quite decent although the timing should be a bit extended. There is a McDonalds in the complex and many restaurants and cafes close by. All in all a great stay. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
My dear guest jaybeex
Thank you booked your stay with us. I have personally relayed a big thanks to colleagues Emelie and Elsa. It pleases my heart when I read that the staff is appreciated by our guests.
Thank you also for your recommendation. With only one year in operation, there are many potential guests who do not know us. And you are helping us, it is greatly appreciated. Thank you and welcome back to Comfort Hotel Grand Central.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This boutique hotel located at the Oslo Central Station is clean and new and very modern, but the art is a bit startling which gives the rooms less than a confortable feel. Our room was a deluxe one, and we had a small balcony opverlooking the very interesting opera house in the harbor; however, I could barely see over the privacy wall (I am 6'2"), and my wife had to stand on a chair to do so. A huge hassle was that we were driving there, and could finally see the hotel but could not get cl;ose. We finally found a space on a street several blocks away and walked to the hotel to ask about parking. Turns out they do not have any on site or any facility they are partnered with, and parking was on our own. We found a garage about three-four blocks away.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
My dear guest JoeJD.
Thank you for your stay with us. Your room with a balcony wall, is built so due to a listed facade that we were not allowed to reduce the height of, unfortunately. But the best thing about the room is the large sliding doors, especially on warm summer days-where also the bathroom can open the door 2 meters aside. Parking in the city center is a challenge, we advise everyone to use the Oslo parks (OSLO P-HUS), this is 300 meters from the hotel and is the best option. Have tried to get the discount scheme for you as my guest. Unsuccessfully. Promise to work on improved parking discounts for you as my guest for the future. Hope to see you both again in the future. Welcome.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

It was interesting to be living within a piece of history. It was interesting to be living literally in the train station. The hotel building is the old central train station and still forms part of the new one. The rooms have been refurbished and actually has a modern-boutique feel to it. The one we were in had a weird shape/layout but then again, it was probably due to the limitations posed by the old building. The staff were ultra friendly and were very helpful with just about anything. Free coffee and tea the whole day long! :) And very cool lobby interiors. And did I say, the perfect location? Karl Johans Gate is right in front of you and the Opera House a stone throw away. And the transportation to anywhere is within your grasp 24/7. Quite an experience indeed. :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Joahnna1407,

Thank you for your stay with us.
A piece of history: We can certainly vouch for that. With a building from the 1800s, many historic sites on the property that are protected and in fact we have a suite with original wallpaper from 1884. But all our other 169 of the 170 rooms are designed with inspiration from the various corners of the world wrapped in Norwegian train history. It warms my heart to read that our service was appreciated. This means more to me than to have ultra nice design .. Welcome back to all of us at the Comfort Hotel Grand Central. Thank you!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This hotel forms part of the old buildings of the train station. The building itself is quite grand and the new train station centre has lots of amenities extremely close to hand. The hotel is centrally located in Oslo within walking distance of all the main attractions. The room was sufficiently equiped, clean, good-sized and had a good-sized bathroom. The hotel seemed pretty quiet and we had a good night's sleep. Comfy beds. Great base for stopping in Oslo to get an early morning train out (as we did). It seemed a little pricey, but for one of the most expensive cities in the world, I suspect it was actually somewhat good value. Booked in advance online direct with the hotel website.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear UkE_b

Thank you for your stay with us.
And thank you for a nice feedback. The hotel is so quiet at night because we have built windows with double glazing, so you as my guest will be able to enjoy a night with us, without the interference of normal city noise.
My promise to you: I guarantee you that you will always get and find the best price for my hotel, on the hotel's own website. Hope I see you as our guest again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

At first I thought the price is very high but considered the room and breakfast we got it is worth it as nothing in Norway is cheap.
We arrived Oslo late so this is a good choice where it is just beside the Oslo S station. Train from Myrdal and Airport Flytoget is here too. We have a bit problem looking for the entrance to the hotel at first as it was mentioned that you can get into the hotel without getting out of the trai station but we just cannot find the exit. So we have to get out of train station and turn a big round to the entrance of the hotel. Later we found out from hotel staff that the link area closed at night that why we are not able to get into hotel via the train station. The next morning we have no problem to get into the train station without getting out of the building.

Got a room with harbour and Opera house view. very big room with 3 beds and a sitting area and is clean too, toilet are spacious.

Room Tip: depend on what you need, our room get a unblock view but need to walk a bit from the lift lobby. if...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Darylow,
Thank you for your stay with us. Hope your trip to the beautiful west Norway was a success. We are located 3 minutes walk from all the trains, but agree with you that more directional signs is desirable. This, I work a lot with political, as of today. Hope we see you again next stay in Norway. Hope your trip home went safe and well!
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Spent the night at the Comfort hotel on a quick one night trip to Oslo. The location, cleanliness, and amenities are all excellent at this hotel. We liked its quirkiness, actually, and were amused at the "Ironing Room". We could walk everywhere in central Oslo quite easily, and being part of the train station, we could take the tram/train everywhere else.

Take advantage of the included breakfast, and you'll save some money later on in the day.

This is a great place to stay in Oslo - highly recommended!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear KDUB7.
Thank you for your heartwarming feedback to us and reviewers on Tripadvisor. We look forward to your next visit already. Thank you for staying with us at the Comfort Hotel Grand Central.
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Astonishing hotel all round ! The lobby makes me think of some Google offices : fun and colourful, popart like. The bedroom I got was huge, again with totally unconventional deco furniture and layout, but all very nice. Big bathroom with huge bath and wide shower. Nice view, no noises. Two flat Tv screens in the room. Breakfast good though lots of people. Central station very close, handy for ride to airport ! Definitely something to try for the regular traveller.

Room Tip: I had corner room 332. It.s really like a suite. Worth a try ! And so different from the regular 4 s...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Jprbrussels.

Thank you for your good and fun feedback to us and interested readers on tripadvisor. I am pleased to read the impression that you have as my guest after a stay with us. And I think many guests also appreciate your information for their own choice of hotels. Welcome back!
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Address: Jernbanetorget 1 | Oslo Central Station (Oslo S), Oslo 0154, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Comfort Hotel Grand Central 4*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What is your time worth? If you know the answer, you'll choose Comfort Hotel Grand Central. We are Oslo's most centrally located hotel. Just three minutes to the airport express – and three minutes to Oslo's main shopping district.We are challenging the traditional model for a business hotel. Ourlocation is outstanding, our cutting-edge facilities are housed in an historic railway building and our prices are excellent.Once in your room the only sound you will hear will be the faint hum of the airconditioning. We have 170 rooms. And 113 of these are unique. Many enjoy views of the opera house or Oslo's bustling main shopping district. Some are inspired by the compact studio apartments of Brooklyn, while others have protected historical significance and many a story to tell. (Norway's first railway track started right at this station.) Interior designer Lars Helling describes the look he has created as "industrial shabby chic". We'll treat you to a free breakfast in our restaurant where you can enjoy our homemade strawberry jam and fresh bread. The man in charge of our restaurant is celebrity chef Ole Johnny Eikefjord, of Eik Annen Etage fame. He dishes up what may be the best bolognese in Oslo – andgives you the right Barbera to go with it. And if you're only after a quick business lunch, you are welcome to order a half portion. But if you have more time, feel free to compose your own three-course menu.Enjoy the food while you imagine the bustling railway concourse in 1854: travelers hugging their loved ones, children smiling and laughing from the trainwindows, and steam trains snorting into life.Whether it's early in the morning or later in the day, many of our guests enjoy working out. Our training suite is compact, but very well equipped. And it's open 24/7,so you can go at it whenever you like.We tell our guests that they save an hour by staying so close to the airport express. That's an hour you can spend however you like. A workout? A beer with an old friend? Or perhaps you'll make an earlier plane so that you can kiss your children goodnight. It's up to you.If you are looking for elegant and efficient hotel, Comfort Hotel Grand Central is the easy choice. ... more   less 
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