Grand Hotel - Oslo

Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo, Norway, 0159  show map
 4 stars
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Grand Hotel - Oslo

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Editorial review:

This historic hotel opened in 1874 and caters to business travelers. The staff is very good, and the location is great for easy access to the city. There is a spa and an indoor pool with a view. There is even a floor that introduces guests to Norway's most famous women. However, some guests believe that the interior is becoming a bit dated and in need of a redo.

Overview

The Grand Hotel in conveniently located in the Norwegian capital on the city’s biggest street, the famous Karl Johans Gate, close to the Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo Parliament and the Akershus Castle.

This beautiful historical building was founded in 1874 by pastry chef Julius Fritzner. It comprises spa centre with treatment rooms, swimming pool, steam room and sauna, meeting rooms, three restaurants and two bars.

The property has 292 guestrooms, equipped with large windows, a work desk and a sofa area, as well as LCD flat screen TV, pay per view movies, free Wi-Fi internet connection, bathroom with bathtub, bathrobe, slippers and L’Occitane bathroom amenities, coffee and tea maker, trouser press and mini-bar.

The restaurant Julius Fritzner offers the finest food of the modern Norwegian kitchen, while the Palm Court is a favorite place for ladies with its glass roof and small palm trees.

The Grand Hotel is situated 400m from the National Theatre underground station, 600m from Oslo Central Train Station and 10km from Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   292.

Rooms

The hotel’s guests are offered a range of rooms and suites with a total of 519 beds, including a luxurious penthouse suite with its own private roof terrace and the famous tower suite.

There also is the ladies floor, with individually designed rooms with spa and beauty products, fresh fruits, yoga mats and a selection of magazines.

The standard amenities include air conditioning, balconies, espresso and tea maker, satellite TV, bathtub with TV set, bathrobe and slippers, turndown service and mini-bar.

Dining options

The restaurant Julius Fritzner offers a fine and exclusive dishes, combining classical elegance with new twists on the plate and a choice of harmonizing wines.

The Palm Court Restaurant is an architectural jewel in the heart of the hotel, serving light lunches, delicious sandwiches and cakes, or a relaxing glass of wine.

You can also have a delicious breakfast and lunch in the Grand Café.

In addition, there is the Etoile Bar and the Limelight Bar where you can relax with a refreshing drink in the evening.

The hotel Grand serves a buffet breakfast for free. 

Services

There are nine meeting rooms and eight lounges, offering the best place to arrange meetings and conferences for groups from four up to 300 persons.

If more space is needed, the Mirror Room or the foyers will be open for exhibitions, hospitality desks and refreshments.

The conference facilities include secretarial services, natural lighting, internet access, coffee breaks and modern audio-visual equipment.

Leisure

The hotel guests have free access to the facilities in the spa area, offering seven exclusive treatment rooms, including a double treatment room, as well as swimming pool, steam room, sauna, bathtubs for hydrotherapy treatments and changing rooms. Guests are offered the following spa treatments, namely massages, facials, body treatments, as well as nail design, pedicure and manicure.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Female traveler room/Floor
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at NOK 400 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Street view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo, Norway, 0159

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City Center
  • Oslo
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL)
    23.2 mi
  • Moss (RYG)
    37.0 mi
Train Stations
  • Oslo Central Station
    2300 ft
Underground stations
  • Stortinget
    700 ft
  • Nationaltheatret
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Grande Cafe
    100 ft
  • T.G.I. Friday's (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
Beaches
  • Huk Paradisbukta Beach
    4800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    292

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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in Norway

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Rooms and availability

The hotel’s guests are offered a range of rooms and suites with a total of 519 beds, including a luxurious penthouse suite with its own private roof terrace and the famous tower suite.

There also is the ladies floor, with individually designed rooms with spa and beauty products, fresh fruits, yoga mats and a selection of magazines.

The standard amenities include air conditioning, balconies, espresso and tea maker, satellite TV, bathtub with TV set, bathrobe and slippers, turndown service and mini-bar.

Grand Hotel Standard Room Junior SuiteGrand Hotel Standard Room Junior Suite
Standard Room
Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
Size: 175 sq. feet
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Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Grand Hotel Superior Room Deluxe RoomGrand Hotel Superior Room Deluxe Room
    Superior Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Double beds or King Size bed
    Size: 325 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    The room is more spacious than the Standard room. It offers a work desk and a bathroom with all necessary amenities.

    Room facilities
      Grand Hotel Deluxe Room Ladies FloorGrand Hotel Deluxe RoomGrand Hotel Deluxe Room Ladies Floor
      Deluxe Room
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      Deluxe room offers large windows, facing inwards. Equipped with a large desk and a sofa area. This room has wall-to-wall carpeting.

      Grand Hotel Junior SuiteGrand Hotel Junior Suite
      Junior Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Super-King Size bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 435 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Junior Suite is tastefully decorated down to the smallest detail. It offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        Grand Hotel Ladies Floor Standard Room Grand Hotel Ladies Floor Standard Room Grand Hotel Ladies Floor Standard Room Grand Hotel Ladies Floor Standard Room
        Ladies Floor
        Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
        Size: 175 sq. feet
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        Ladies Floor is designed for the modern businesswoman or the guest who knows what she wants. Uniquely styled room, generously appointed for women of all ages. With thoughtful details creating a feeling of well-being and luxury; including yoga mats, special menus, spa and beauty products, books and magazines.

        Room facilities
          Grand Hotel Deluxe Corner Suite
          Deluxe Corner Suite
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          Corner suite is individually furnished, with separate living room and bedroom. French balcony.Spacious bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. Flatscreen TV in all rooms.

          Grand Hotel Deluxe Corner Suite Two Bedrooms Deluxe Corner Suite-2 bedroomsGrand Hotel Deluxe Corner Suite Two Bedrooms Deluxe Corner Suite-2 bedrooms
          Deluxe Corner Suite Two Bedrooms
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          Luxurious room has two bedrooms and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. Two bathrooms has all modern amenities.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Grand Hotel - Oslo Oslo location
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          Hotel Address:

          Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo, Norway, 0159

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Oslo
            2700 ft
          Airports
          • Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL)
            23.2 mi
          • Moss (RYG)
            37.0 mi
          Train Stations
          • Oslo Central Station
            2300 ft
          Underground stations
          • Stortinget
            700 ft
          • Nationaltheatret
            1400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Grande Cafe
            100 ft
          • T.G.I. Friday's (cuisine: American)
            300 ft
          Beaches
          • Huk Paradisbukta Beach
            4800 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            292

          Hotel Awards

          NorwegianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedOsloGrand Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in Norway

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          Grand Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          The property is only 300m from the Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo Parliament, Karl Johans Gate, the Colosseum, Oslo Cathedral, the National Gallery of Norway, the Norwegian Theatre and the National Theatre. Besides, there are lots of other attractions within easy reach, namely the Akershus Castle, Oslo Palace, Oslo City Shopping Centre, Oslo Spektrum Music Arena, the Norwegian Folk Museum and the Rockefeller Music Hall.

          Tourist attractions

          • Kon-Tiki Museum - 1000 ft

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 2300 ft

          Places of interest

          • aker brygge - 400 ft
          • Oslo Parliament - 400 ft
          • Oslo City Hall - 1000 ft
          • Akershus Castle - 1400 ft
          • Oslo Palace - 2300 ft
          • Oslo Concert Hall - 2700 ft

          Train stations

          • Oslo Central Station - 2000 ft

          Convention centers

          • Oslo Congress Centre - 1700 ft
          • Opernhaus / Operahuset - 2700 ft

          Shopping areas

          Amusement

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Oslo Cathedral - 1000 ft

          Stadiums

          • Oslo Spektrum Music Arena - 2700 ft

          Museums

          Universities, Institutes

          • Oslo University - 1400 ft

          Theaters

          • Norwegian Theatre - 400 ft
          • National Theatre - 1000 ft
          • Chat Noir - 1400 ft
          • Rockefeller Music Hall - 2000 ft
          • Oslo Opera - 2700 ft

          Galleries

          • National Gallery of Norway - 700 ft

          Underground stations

          • Stortinget - 400 ft
          • Nationaltheatret - 1000 ft
          • Jernbanetorget - 2300 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Akerselva River - 1.0 mi
            Maridalsvannet - Oslo, Oslo
          • Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) - 1.2 mi
            Sars Gate 1, Oslo
          • Munch Museum - 1.2 mi
            Toyengata 53, Oslo
          • Natural History Museum - 1.2 mi
            Sars gate 1, Oslo
          • Mineral and Geological Museum (Mineralogisk-Geologisk Museum) - 1.2 mi
            Sars Gate 1, Oslo

          Near the hotelNear the hotel

          • Parliament - 300 ft
            Karl Johans Gate 22, Oslo
          • Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhus) - 1300 ft
            Fridtjof Nansens plass, Oslo
          • University Museum of Cultural Heritage (Historisk Museum) - 1500 ft
            Fredriksgate 2 (city centre), Oslo
          • The Mini Bottle Gallery - 1700 ft
            Kirkegata 10, Oslo
          • National Gallery - 900 ft
            Universitetsgaten 13 (city centre), Oslo
          • Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke) - 1200 ft
            Stortorvet 1, Oslo
          • Oslo Historical Museum - 1500 ft
            Frederiks Gate 2, Oslo

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Grande Cafe - 100 ft

            Address: Karl Johans Gate 31
            Phone: 23 21 20 18

            71% likes this, based on 126 reviews

          • Etoile Bar - 100 ft

            Address: Karl Johans gate 27
            Phone: 23 21 20 35

            75% likes this, based on 31 reviews

          • Ett Glass - 200 ft

            Address: Karl Johans gate 33 (entr.Rosenkrantz g)
            Phone: +47 22 33 40 79

            70% likes this, based on 36 reviews

          • T.G.I. Friday's - 300 ft

            Address: Karl Johans Gate 35
            Phone: 2233 3200

            65% likes this, based on 217 reviews
            Cuisine: American
            Price Range: USD 38 - USD 149

          • Palmen Restaurant & Bar - 100 ft

            Address: Grand Hotel, Karl Johans gate 31
            Phone: +47 23 21 20 00

            65% likes this, based on 14 reviews

          Getting there.

          The Grand Hotel is located only a two-minute walk from the National Theatre underground station, where you can take the underground, a tram or busses to all parts of town. Arriving at Oslo Airport Gardermoen you can easily get to the venue by means of the airport train.

          Getting around.

          The hotel is set 400m from the National Theatre underground station, where the bus and tram stop is, 600m from Oslo Central Train Station and 10km from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Guests arriving by car can reserve a secured parking space in the hotel garage. The property can also arrange limousine service and transportation by vintage automobile on request.

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            292

          Hotel Awards

          NorwegianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedOsloGrand Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in Norway

          Use Badge

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          Grand Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grand Hotel

          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            Entrance, breakfast and swimming facilities are excellent. Located centrally, easy connection to airport.

            Small room in a narrow corridor. No view at all from the window.

          • Couple
            6.2

            Great location and lobby however the rooms were slightly better than average.... as the price was well above average (perhaps that's just Norway?) it's not really a value for money option.

          • Single
            9.6

            The location, service and great breakfastbuffet.

          • Group of friends
            7.8

            Central location, smoking rooms available, close to business partners,good sortiment of food for breakfast, nice rooms, pleasant staff.

          • Single
            3.8

            Located in the heart of the city, excellent breakfast, and cafe. The hotel and the hotel staff make a terrible impression and does not correspond to the category of 4 stars. Interior design and rooms look like decaying and decrepit. This room is not safe. Did not work the lock on the door, the light in the room blinked as a signal from a police car. Draining the water in the sink and bathtub almost did not work. Especially need to ask for bathrobes and slippers. Staff indifferent. Dirty, cramped and dusty, fitness center, there is no soap in the shower. The overall impression is very bad.

          • Group of friends
            7.0

            The location of the hotel is superb. We enjoyed the grandure of the historical aspect of the hotel's origins. The decoration in the main areas was very grand and eye catching. The Grand Cafe was a lovely setting for breakfast which offered excellent variety and high quality. Our bedroom was a good size with a balcony and a good aspect.

            The room was however, a bit tired in it's finishings. The hotel refurbishment work was disturbing when hammering, drills and deliveries of wood etc made significant noise at 7.00am each morning. This was a disapponting aspect. Staff made no enquiry as to how we enjoyed our stay which would have given the opportunity to give immediate feedback. Enjoyable overall.

          • Couple
            8.2

            Wonderful location with historical atmosphere cozy and classygreat place to pamper yourself

            Room 207 curtains were so thin and light was coming in

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Receptionists were very busy, so we had to wait a while to check in / check out. Inadequate lighting in the bathroom, and there were several light bulbs in the suite that did not work.

          • Older travelers
            5.8

            For that price range the room was very Basic. Bathroom shower tiles were very moldy and unpleasant looking.

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            The rooms are very small. Check-in takes a lot of time. When I came to my room in the afternoon, the door wasn't closed, it was opened. Possible, housekeeping didn't close it after cleaning the room.

          • Family with children
            8.2

            Excellent breakfast served on the ground floor with a view to the main parade street in Oslo - Karl Johan.The location is excellent, wether yiu want to go shopping or sightseeing.

            As an old hotel it needs redecoration, and that is done, but in some of the rooms I have stayed in it does not seem quite finished. E.g a cupboard has been moved, and holes left and not painted, or tiles are left with holes because a peg or something has been removed. If ot had been my home, it would not have been like that, it seems the handyman has left without finishing the redecoration.

          • Single
            7.0

            Helpfulness of staff and location.

            My "superior" room was not as nice to what I usually get at The Grand. Two small double beds instead of a queen size; bathroom was not as nice; the room seemed worn.

          • Family with children
            4.2

            The location

            there has gone a lot of things wrong for us at the grand hotel unfortunately. there has not been room cleaning the whole weekend. the video system dind't work proper and this could not be solved. the spa we couldn't make use of with our 2 1/2 year old, because he should be 3 years. unfortunately they could only inform us about this after we were dressed in our bading suits. the hotel staff wasn't very cooperating.

          • Family with children
            10.0

            They were accommodating and very helpful in making out stay memorable...

          • Family with children
            9.6

            We had a newly remodeled comfortable room with a fabulous view onto the main square. The breakfast buffet was amazing.

            Our teenagers had a second room that had not been remodeled. It was tired and worn although still comfortable, with a terrible view onto a side street.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Grand Hotel - Oslo Oslo location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo, Norway, 0159

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Oslo
            2700 ft
          Airports
          • Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL)
            23.2 mi
          • Moss (RYG)
            37.0 mi
          Train Stations
          • Oslo Central Station
            2300 ft
          Underground stations
          • Stortinget
            700 ft
          • Nationaltheatret
            1400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Grande Cafe
            100 ft
          • T.G.I. Friday's (cuisine: American)
            300 ft
          Beaches
          • Huk Paradisbukta Beach
            4800 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            292

          Hotel Awards

          NorwegianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedOsloGrand Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in Norway

          Use Badge