We choose to stay in this hotel due to its location at the Oslo Central Train Station. However, due to a change in the flight schedule by SAS, we had to arrive in the hotel at midnight instead of the original planned midday.
Upon arrival at the central station, we found that the hotel was situated at the building next to the train station. Due to our late arrival, the main entrance was already locked and thanks to a nice lady who pointed out to us that the hotel entrance was by the side while we were trying to make a call to the hotel.
When we made our way round the building to look for the side entrance, we were `greeted’ by the frozen slippery ice that was surrounding the entrance of the hotel. We really had a hard time trying to make our way into the hotel with several huge luggages through the slippery ice without falling.
We were later informed by the receptionist that the main entrance was closed/locked for security reasons after eleven in the night. So just an advice for those arriving in the late evening, the hotel entrance is at the right side if you are facing the main entrance of the hotel building.
The double rooms that we were allocated were clean and spacious and so were the attached bathroom/toilet. However, the bathroom could get very wet after showers due to the only `incomplete’ glass panel that separate the shower cubicle from the rest of the toilet.
The free wifi and the spread of the breakfast were good and there was free coffee/tea available at the reception at all times. There was express check in/out terminal and free internet terminals but we did not use them.
Overall, the stay is a pleasant one except for the `slippery’ arrival. We will recommend this hotel to those on budget that arrives from the train station due to its location but please remember to take note of the entrance if you arrive after 11 in the night.
- 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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