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Comfort Hotel Grand Central
Ranked #17 of 103 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 18, 2014

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.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Dear aurora2412,

My dear reviewer; I am really impressed by your 108 cities visited (from your profile). Impressive!
-Thanks so much for your two days together with us. Hope your holiday was great and a memorable experience, thank you and welcome back to Comfort Hotel Grand Central in Oslo.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

If you want a hotel that is central and connected to all the travel links in Oslo then this has got to be on your list, Part of Oslo S station and recently refurbished it is clean and has good sized rooms. We stopped there twice on our way to Tromso and back and both the rooms were excellent. Not all the rooms are decorated the same, less corperate feel about it. Free tea and coffee available in the reception area which has plenty of seating. Breakfast was included in the price and was a great quality and choice. Excellent staff who could not be more pleasant or helpful. Do you need more from a hotel? They are opening another part of the building in the summer which will extend it a lot. Great value for Oslo. Also had free WiFi

Room Tip: Both the rooms we had looked over the main square which was a great view and not noisy.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Malcolm B
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Dear Malcolm B,
Hope your days in Oslo and Tromsoe was a memorable experience. Thank you for your nice feedback from your stay with us. Looking forward to the day when you come to visit us again. Thank you very much.

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

A good location for exploring the city and catching the train to the airport. Rooms were quite small with limited luggage space and missed a couple of hotel must haves; tea and coffee making facilities (although provided in the hotel foyer) and an in-room safe.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tim M
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Dear Tim M.
Thank you for staying with us. Thank you and Yes; We`re an efficient business hotel with an unique location. Yes, you’re 100% correct. We`re don’t have in-room safe and coffee-bag/making facilities.
We serve you a fresh ecologic Coffee free of charge in the Lobby 24-7, and a nice herb tea as well. We may adapt a slogan: Less is more?
I still hope you one day will staying with us again, we all wish you welcome to the Comfort Hotel Grand Central. All the best from a cold winter Oslo.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay good breakfast great room clean fantastic bathroom and friendly staff The hotel is close to the station and the city centre thanks for a great stay! We will be staying here again!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Dear herod69,
HAPPY NEW YEAR. Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. We look forward seeing you both soon again here at the Comfort Hotel Grand Central. Welcome. Best regards General Manager Olav

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Location: Extremely convenient -it's right next to the Central Station that has the airport express taking you to the airport in 20 minutes. It's also where you can hop on a bus to almost anywhere you'll need to go in the city. Plenty of food options available at night too, which helped on our first night because we arrived pretty late and were hungry. Only slight issue was that roaming around at night might be a bit of an issue for some, as Karl Johan's Gate (the main street across the hotel) sees plenty of vagabonds at night (spillovers from the Central Station).

Room: We had 2 vastly different rooms. One was tiny and the other was a massive corner room, for our family of 5. Both rooms were sufficiently equipped though, and we didn't really mind the small room. However, views were highly obstructed (massive sheet metal panel right outside the window and windows don't open more than a half a foot) and there wasn't an electric kettle provided (though this was resolved by providing complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby).

Service: Excellent service provided, and rectification was quick whenever we had issues (e.g. initial corner room did not cater for 3 pax as requested, and housekeeping had gone off for the day). Knowledgeable front desk was able to provide concise information when requested, which was much appreciated when we were on a tight schedule.

Others: Breakfast was comprehensive and satisfying. Gym was fairly well equipped and sufficient for the usual travel workout.

Overall a pleasant experience. I would mainly recommend this hotel for it's great value-for-money.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Dear Ming H
HAPPY NEW YEAR, and thank you for staying with us and your kind feedback from your stay with us. I glad you appreciated the great and efficient location. Thank you for taking the time sharing your experience on Trip Advisor.
We hope to see you and your family soon again at the Comfort Hotel Grand Central.
Best regards General Manager Olav PS: I love your headline. Thank you.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in a double room and it was excellent. It is a short walk from the Airport Express though the entrance is hard to find in the first instance. Rooms are decorated in minimalist Scandinavian style but that does not detract from the central location and general comfort of the rooms. We had a room on the third floor over looking Karl Johan's gate and loved it in terms of comfort of bed and cleanliness of rooms. It is not 5 star and I think that adds to its functional charm and it can't be beaten on price in Oslo which is generally an expensive city - we have stayed at the Westin Elements in NY and it's very similar. Only negative is that the bathroom is very large but short on storage space for toiletries etc. A small thing in an exceptional hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a double room and one looking out onto Karl Johan's gate
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Rebecca G
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Dear Rebecca G

Thank you for staying with us and your kind feedback from your stay with us.
I glad you appreciated the hotel, great location, our service concepts and that you both felt well met during your stay with us.
I will look into new solutions in the bathroom. We all hope to see you both soon again at the Comfort Hotel Grand Central. Best regards General Manager Olav

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Firstly, this was not the hotel we had booked. We got a taxi from Central Station to the Comfort Hotel Express - only to find a sign saying it was closed for the Christmas holidays! So we took the hotel back to the station and the Grand Central. But this meant we probably had an even better time!

The hotel is in a great location, right next to the station (yet quiet), walking distance to almost all the main central Oslo sights. It's also right next to one of the main tram, bus and tube stops, from where you can go to practically anywhere in Oslo!

The breakfast was delicious, from the variety of cold meats, fish and vegetables on offer, through the delicious crispy bacon, scrambled eggs and baked tomatoes (missing them already) to the variety of fresh fruit, cereals, bread, jams, croissants, coffee, juice etc on offer. Filling up in the morning on a three course breakfast invariably meant that we didn't need to eat anything until the evening.

The room was clean, cosy and comfortable (if a little on the small side, with all our bags!) and the underfloor heating in the bathroom was wonderful.

All of this would have been great and would have meant that we would have had a good Christmas holiday in a clean, central, good hotel. However, what meant that we had an unforgettable Christmas was the staff. They were not only helpful but also very friendly. A huge thank you to everyone then, particularly Freddy, Emelie, Erica and Sanny. Thanks for giving us a Christmas to remember! And hope you have a Happy New Year!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Dear skambalu,

Thank you for staying with us at the Comfort Hotel Grand Central.
I have shared your kind feedback and compliments with all staff members. Thank you for sharing your personal experience while staying with us. Highly appreciated.

Welcome back to Oslo and to team grand central. Happy new year.

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Address: Jernbanetorget 1 | Oslo Central Station (Oslo S), Oslo 0154, Norway
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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 #17 of 103 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range: $155 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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