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“Quirky, Hip Hotel in the Centre of Oslo”

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Comfort Hotel Grand Central
Ranked #22 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Stavanger, Norway
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73 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Quirky, Hip Hotel in the Centre of Oslo”
Reviewed 4 February 2013

My husband and I have been living in Norway for 7 months but had never explored Oslo. This hotel was the perfect place to use as a base for seeing the city. While we struggled a bit to find the entrance of the hotel in the train station, once we did, we were more than happy with our choice to stay at the Grand Central.
The decor is modern and hip, the staff friendly & helpful and the rooms adequate. Despite our room facing the busy Karl Johans Gate, we slept soundly. We appreciated the WiFi and breakfast that was included in the rate and all of the quirky little touches around the property. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Oslo.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, 6 February 2013
Dear JJReid1030,
Thanks for your and your beloved husband stays with us. Glad you both slept well. Our windows are soundproof, due to both window from year 1884 exterior with new 2-layer glass inside. This makes it quiet and with good soundproof, even if you staying in the heart of Oslo city.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the Comfort Hotel Grand Central. I promise you that we are working actively to improve signs for from the Airport Express to our main entrance- this is given high priority! Welcome back.
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Elverum, Norway
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

Just got back from two nights in the super suite called "The Zeppelin Suite".

The service level from the hotel staff is superb!
They give you the extra attention and seek sollutions to all problems you might have, Hans in the reseption are an excellent Clarion ambassador!

The Zeppelin Suite with the angel from one of their covers panted big on one of the black walls is a design gem at a good price in the middle of Oslo.
Breakfast is super good!

We will absolute be back to this super hotel!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, 30 January 2013
Dear Stefi N,
Thanks for the nice feedback. We wish you both warmly welcomed back to the Comfort Hotel Grand Central. Then perhaps a test of “The Rolling Stones Suite”? Hans will be rewarded at my next internal meeting. Thank you.
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Zhangjiagang, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I chose the hotel since I wanted easy access to/from Oslo S and the Airport Express and was pleasantly surprised about the design and level of standard. My room was large and with a big wall painting, huge bathroom, a very comfortable bed - and with a view of the Opera House. I loved the fact that the atmosphere of the old station building is preserved. The staff was very nice and friendly. I would have preferred better selection of toiletries, but no must. Great breakfast. I would definitely stay here again, especially when carrying a lot of luggage and depending on the train as means of transportation...

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, 30 January 2013
Dear hveflen,

Makes me happy to read your feedback- in busy days location and time saving is important for many of us.
On our own website, we market ourselves with;
“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.”
- and thereby it makes me happy when guest experience the location as valuable and service as pleasant during a stay with us.

I warmly welcomes you back to the Comfort Hotel Grand Central.
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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

If you looking for a good looking and easy hotel to stay at in the middle of Oslo centrum, then you pick Comfort hotel Grand Central. Located at the central train station in Oslo. With a urban and cool style Comfort give you a amazing experience. I got a room facing the Opera and with a small terrace. Clean room and a big bed. Fantastic to sleep in. You can choose between check in and out at the automatic computers or at the front desk with staff. Friendly and helpful people in the restaurant and at the front desk. Recommend this for people that just is in Oslo for a few days.

Stayed September 2012
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, 30 January 2013
Dear T-Bear12,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences about the hotel on TripAdvisor.
I and all my colleagues warmly welcomes you back to the Comfort Hotel Grand Central.
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

Just checked into the hotel by friendly and helpful staff ( Daniel). He made us feel welcome and told us info of 24 hr pass for trams and buses. The hotel is located within the old station building (cream yellow colors) and the internal entrance is facing Mc Donald's within the station building (see
photo) at the main old station entrance.

Rest at the hotel loung and had free hot drinks provided by hotel (self service).
We stored our luggage at the hotel's locker at reception when we arrived early in the morning by Dfds seaways ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo. It was a long walk from terminal to the hotel 20 minutes. Left terminal crossed the roads and turn right (can see all the city centre buildings -checked for signs for central station) followed the road and crossed fews side streets (uneven surfaces); followed the road til when you see 7 Eleven and HM (cloth store) turn into the street and you will see station building (cream yellow). At the station entrance (enter from the street) Mc Donald on your left and hotel on your right next to a cafe/bar so turn right straight away! Hotel entrance with clear lit signage. With heavy luggage take the taxis from terminal or bus from terminal station. Will post more info later.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, 30 January 2013
Dear Lipsytravel,
Thankful for your stay with us and your contribution to the many travelers who need to find the way to Comfort Hotel Grand Central.
The DFDS is as per today located 1 km from the hotel. With construction work in the DFDS terminal area your route is a good one. In the future you`ll walk along the seaside with nice view to the Opera House with a beautiful park area surroundings directly to the hotel. My colleague Daniel will be rewarded at my next internal meeting. Thank you and welcome back!
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

The Hotel was amazing. Inside of Oslo S, Central Station with awesome rooms (mine was a room with 2 floors) Nice tv channels, perfect channel for music, 1003 I think. The breakfast was perfect, one of the best with nice cheese, nice ham, good juices. The wifi was good and you had free coffee and tea anytime you what. Automatic check-in in the machine (it was my first time doing this). The was staff was friendly and helpful. No doubts about the Hotel, jus choose it.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Marcelo C
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, 17 January 2013
Dear Marcelo C,
Thanks for the very nice feedback about your stay. It pleases me and all my colleagues that you had a pleasant stay with us.

Info: Your 2 floor room is actually inspired by the compact studio apartments of Brooklyn. Other have protected historical significance and many a story to tell.

Hope to see you back soon again
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Singapore
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43 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

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.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank SQFlyer72
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Olav L, General Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this review, 17 January 2013
Dear SQFlyer72,

Thank you for your stay with us. With a central location its many considerations to take regards Health, Safety and Environmental activities (HSE).

Our HSE focus has and will always be a top priority, but with that in mind we need to make the entrance area also within HSE. I hereby confirm that we have based on your information implemented a new routine for de-icing and gritting the road better, starting from today.

Thank you for sharing your experience and your kind recommendation. Its highly appreciated. Look forward seeing you all soon again.
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Property: Comfort Hotel Grand Central
Address: Jernbanetorget 1 | Oslo Central Station (Oslo S), Oslo 0154, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 100 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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