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“Bare necessities type room; rooms difficult to get to.”
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First Hotel Grand
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Odense
Denver, CO
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Bare necessities type room; rooms difficult to get to.”
Reviewed May 15, 2010

There are only a few rooms that are in the main hotel accessed by the main elevator. Most of the rooms (ours included) are in an annexed building behind the old hotel. You must take the stairs or elevator up a flight and then walk thru two buildings with various stairs and ramps before coming to the second, very small, old elevator that takes you to the levels most of the rooms are on. It is a painful experience if you have very much luggage. Parking is also difficult: in a parking garage across the street so you need to navigate the busy street with your bags and then down the block to the hotel.
Our room was a basic room - nothing more or less. All furniture, cabinets, and floor are black and the walls are gray, so it's a little dark and austere. Bathroom and amenities were all basic and satisfactory.
The positive points are a good location right on the pedestrian mall and an excellent breakfast with great selection and good quality food.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2009

Great hotel, nice rooms, nice staff and good food. Recently redecorated but they have kept the atmosphere from the golden days. You feel good in this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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slovenija
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2009

LOCATION 10/10
room 7/10, cheap seat, dirty window, only few tv channel
bathroom 7/10, cheap towels, cheap soap, shampoo...
Food 7/10 nothnig particualry for vegetarian, every day the same food, ... only bread is great...
Staff 8/10
no internet !!
lift is out of order...
BUT for this price I think is stil best choice in the City. Much much better is Radison hotel - but is twice expensive... I Thnik i would go again in this hotel...
Damijan J.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Thank an24sun
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West Malling
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2009

I have just come back from staying the weekend at the Grand Hotel with my band and it was great. I thought I would read previous reviews on it when I got back and was surprised at some of the comments below. It has been completely renovated now and the only thing that was not working was the lift, but with it only being 3/4 floors it was not a big thing.

The place is clean, tidy, the staff are really friendly (as are most of the Danish people we met). The room was nice and modern with a really comfy bed and flat screen telly where the channels were limited, but you are so close to the centre of town and there is so much going on you don't care. You are 5 minutes walking distance to the centre, but it is not too close that you are kept awake. Saying that we didn't get bed much before 4am/5am, but everyone is very respectful round there so there is no real partying noise to keep you awake.

The hotel bar is very small and they do not stay open past a certain time, but if you want a late night drink there is a plethora of bars and restaurants within staggereing distance.
Breakfast is a style and was great with a lot of choice in cereals, pastries, bacon, eggs, sausage, toast, juices, tea and coffee. It seemed that we were the youngest people there (mid to late 20's) so if you want a nice central, quiet place to stay where the staff and the rooms are very nice then the Grand is a top place. When I come back to Odense with my girlfriend I would be happy to stay here again as it is so central and yet is still peaceful so you can relax.

Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
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2 Thank Doglife1981
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'Nige
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2009

Currently being refurbished, but the sections that have been completed are clean and modern.

Room was a decent size with a good double bed. Limited choice of TV channels, mini bar but no tea/coffee making facilities in the room.

Breakfast choice was good.

Good central location with a number of restaurants & bars close by.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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2 Thank IfitsMonday...
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Denmark
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2009

I stayed at the First Hotel Grand Odense in February 2009 with my husband and our 12-year-old son.

The hotel is undergoing major renovation, and our room had just been renovated. It was very nice and clean and had free wireless Internet access. My husband woke up twice during the night because of drunk people in the street, but I didn't hear anything. If you are a light sleeper, tell the hotel when you book a room!

The Brasserie Grand (restaurant) was comfortable and the food very delicious. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel.

Very central situation in the centre of Odense close to the railway station and pedestrian street.

I would love to go back next summer!

Stayed February 2009
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2 Thank Back-Family
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Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2008

Booked the hotel through hotels.com. We needed a hotel very close to city (i was 8 months pregnant at that time) Came around 14 pm and a helpful and nice guy at the frontdesk made us very welcome. But then we came up to the room.... Omg! SO old! So tired and in desperate need of some renovations, asap!! However, the beds were ok. We (two adults and one child) slept well through the night.

Breakfast buffet was... a bit slim i'd say. Not so much to choose from, but we hade a nice breakfast thou.

On the plus' side. If you come during a weekend and find a parking spot outside the hotel you can stay there for FREE until Monday at 8 am. The hotel has parkingplaces for a small fee (DK 60 i think it was) However, we had free parking during our stay.

Like someone else said before me; this hotell was probably a pearl like 20 yrs ago. But now, in 2008, it is in desperate need of renovation. We could see some carpenting around the hotel, so perhaps they are doing just that.

  • Liked — Very central!!!
  • Disliked — Sooo old hotel!!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Property: First Hotel Grand
Address: Jernbanegade 18, Odense 5000, Denmark
Location: Denmark > Funen and Islands > Odense
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Odense
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — First Hotel Grand 4*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
First Hotel Grand in the heart of Odense has been the city's most illustrious hotel since 1897. First Hotel Grand has undergone major remodeling and has reopened as one of Scandinavia's most stylish and classical hotels in keeping with its time-honored reputation as Odense's premiere hotel. Located in the heart of Odense and restored to its original grace with state-of-the-art conference facilities, First Hotel Odense is a palatial hotel and the perfect choice for travelers on romantic city breaks as well as discerning businesspeople. ... more   less 
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