I reserved two nights at this hotel on the recommendation from a guidebook (published a few years ago!). Booked a Winter Room, but was given a tiny generic room on the 2nd floor. I did not argue because I was too exhausted from 24 hours of traveling. All rooms were meant to have a Bang&Olufsen TV, iPod docking station... But not mine. One ceiling light was broken from water damage, leaving the room extra dark, given it had a black ceiling and mood lighting. Yes, there was only one staff manning the reception during the evening and early mornings which was inadequate for a hotel. The housekeeping staff was not contactable when I dialled from my room, but he was very polite when finally arrived. Applause particularly for the restaurant staff for breakfast. I had to check out early, and despite not completing the breakfast preparation, the female staff made a concession for an early opening of the breakfast buffet, so I could still get a coffee and cereal before rushing off. That was practical sense rarely seen at hotels I have stayed at! Overall, the hotel was nice and conveniently located. A good hotel for a business stay, with attentive staff (when they are available), but otherwise just above average. September 2013
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- First Hotel Grims Grenka in Oslo city center is no ordinary hotel. The design of the hotel creates a special atmosphere for its guests, one that needs to be experienced. The hotel has 65 rooms, all of which are larger than 20 square meters and offer high quality facilities such as Jensen beds and personalized light controls. First Hotel Grims Grenka offers an in-house restaurant MADU for our guests. The restaurant offers a contemporary take on international comfort food, served in a casual setting. Applying modern twists on good old classics, we manage to make the best, even better. The creativity and experience of our kitchen team, provides an international long travelled concept, prepared with local seasonal produce. Hotel guests can also enjoy one of Europe’s to 50 rooftop terraces, Q Lounge. Seasonal open between approximately Mid May to Mid-September - it is a hidden pearl in the middle of Oslo. Here you can soak in Norwegian summer, and enjoy drinks and food of high quality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1st Hotel Grims Grenka
- First Hotel Oslo