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Comfort Hotel Grand Central
Ranked #18 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Stayed for 2 nights in November 2013. Clean and modern hotel in an excellent location, our room had a view overlooking the main square and was easy walking distance to a lot of the Oslo attractions. The hotel is very easy to get to from the airport via public transport as it is located within the central train station. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. This is the best hotel buffet breakfast I have come across - great variety of fresh local produce: tip- eat as much as you can at breakfast because the cost of food in the city is very expensive! Room was good, bit narrow but had all we needed for a short stay, nice artwork gave it a quirky feel. No tea/coffee facilities in room but complementary tea and coffee facilities in the main foyer which you can take back to your room (good after a long day exploring in the cold). Would recommend staying here to others- best points are location and breakfast.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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GunhildEL, Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

Dear MelMel87,

Thank you for taking time to writing a review of you stay, we appreciate it. Hope to see you again next time you are i Oslo.
Best Regard, Gunhild, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Another fantastic stay. The Grand is in a brilliant location and is comfortable and warm.
We loved the breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea we had here. The Dalai Lama obviously loves it too as he was staying on our floor!
It's a part of Oslo history. Go to the Ibsen House and see how it features.
Love Oslo, love this place!

Room Tip: Upgrade if you can but the standard room is lovely anyway
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I stayed at this hotel for three nights in May 2014 in a single room (my two friends shared a twin room). The single room was somewhat disappointing with cheap furnishings, quite small, occasionally lukewarm water and a not so comfortable bed. The room was clean and I didn't spend a great deal of time in it so none of the above bothered me too much. My friends had no such complaints about the twin room - they were rather pleased with everything. Excellent breakfast although a little over-crowded every morning, free tea and coffee in the reception area, WI-FI worked well and friendly & helpful staff.

The Comfort Hotel is located right next to the central train station, opposite the main shopping district and ideal for buses and trams. Also the Opera House is just five mins walk away. From Rygge airport you catch a bus to the local train station (bus stop is right outside the terminal building) at a cost of 156NOK (one way incl. train fare) and then take the train into Oslo (approx. 50mins).

As for tourist attractions (as a 42yr old male) i would recommend walking to the Opera House (free), a trip to the National Gallery (50NOK), Vigeland Park (free), the Viking Ship Museum and the Fram Museum. I would avoid the Folk Museum (110NOK) unless you have a specific interest in Norwegian history (just lots of old wooden huts to the uninitiated amongst us) and the Oslo Fjord trip proved to be a disappointment considering it cost 269NOK - the scenery is nothing much to write home about.

I would recommend this hotel to my friends and stay here myself if i visited Oslo again (i'll need to save up first as Oslo is as expensive a city as other reviews have stated).

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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GunhildEL, Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

Dear Patter,

Thank you for a good review, we love to see you and your friends again.
We wish you a great summer!
Best regards, Gunhild, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

This is a good choice for a short stay in Oslo, you get off the flytoget and two minutes stroll you are at the hotel. It is associated directly with a satisfactory Italian restaurant. The staff are always excellent and very helpful. The rooms are fine although this last time (I have stayed at least 4 times) the room was too hot, unusually, and regulating the temperature was not obvious, fortunately it was quiet enough for me to open my window and sleep with fresh air. The breakfast is OK, no better than that, apart from the coffee which is, frankly, terrible. I suspect it is instant coffee by taste and appearance. This is a shame, why cut corners like that? The hotel has become more expensive over my various trips and if it rises much more it will fall into the too expensive for what it is bracket.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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GunhildEL, Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

Dear GBP1959,

Thank you for such a good review, we really appreciate it. Or prices are dynamic, changes according to the market - so sometimes it is cheaper than other times. We love to see you again next time you are visiting Oslo.
Wish you a great summer.
Best regards, Gunhild, Hotel manager.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The hotel is just next to the central station. The staff there was very helpful to our last minute changes. We felt very relaxed seeing their cheerful smiles especially after a long journey. My room is small with no view but adequate and clean for a good sleep. Breakfast is nice! Recommended.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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GunhildEL, Resepsjonssjef at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Dear Leona,

Thank you for a great review, we appreciate to hear feedback like this.

Best Regards Gunhild, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Ideal location, fantastic breakfast, super wifi. Room size is fair but who wants to be indoors?
Hotel price was reasonable but be prepared to spend through the roof in the city.Take a two hour cruise to the summer homes and fjords for a nice diversion.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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GunhildEL, Front Office Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Andrew,

Thank you for a great review. One of our main goals is that our guests will have a great experience of Oslo, so thank you for giving tips.

Best regards, Gunhild, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

I strongly recommend this hotel because of its excellent location and the great service provided by all staff!
Although it is expensive for citizens of south european countries like me, i feel that this hotel provided the best value for money choice for an expensive city like Oslo (very expensive indeed, but worth visiting).
All major sightseeings in a walking distance, great breakfast and very kind people!
Great place, great city!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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GunhildEL, Front Office Manager at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Maria,

What a great feedback, so glad to hear that you had a good stay at our Hotel.
Hope to see you next time you are in Oslo.

Have a great day, Gunhild, Hotel manager

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Address: Jernbanetorget 1 | Oslo Central Station (Oslo S), Oslo 0154, Norway
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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
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Ranked #18 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range: £112 - £337 (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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