Hotels in Oslo are expensive, and for its price and location, Comfort Hotel Grand Central is pretty good value.
It's right next to Oslo S, but not connected, so you need to walk out of the station and round the side. Was a little confusing but not too much trouble. The main downtown area is easy to get around on foot. For food, do try Fiskeriet for fresh seafood, Illegal Burger for, well, great burgers, and Stockfleths for good coffee. All within walking distance.
After reading the hotel reviews, i was glad that our room didn't have any of the loud wall art designs, just some random stickers of little daisies and cigarette butts (i think?) As with other Comfort Hotels, this one also tries to be a little edgy and cool.
Our room was nice and clean. It's on the 3rd floor overlooking the square, we could see the main pedestrian street but it wasn't noisy at all. There is limited space for luggage, due to a long and narrow corridor in the room. Bathroom has really high ceilings, modern design and looks brand new. Not sure if i was imagining it, but there seemed to be heating under the bathroom floor, a nice detail for winter. The toilet is separate from the bathroom.
As with most hotels we stayed at in Norway around this price range, this one didn't have a fridge, safe, and kettle. We didn't really need them anyway.
One thing to note is that you need to tap the door again when you exit the room in order to lock it. And sometimes the door isn't closed properly when you think it is.
Breakfast spread was good!
We stayed 2 nights, and it was a nice end to our 2 week holiday.
- 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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