Location : next door to Oslo S, very convenient for all transportations. Fly to get, express train from Oslo airport takes only 20 minutes to Oslo S. After you walk from the platform to the station, just turn right and walk out of the building, look to the right, you'll see the sign of the hotel. There're many convenient stores, department stores, restaurants around. You can walk to all attractions in Oslo from here but if you're lazy like me, bus, tram and subway were very easy to manage from here too.
Hotel : lobby was small and quite busy, lifts were new and quick. The corridors were like labyrinth.
Room : many sizes, I chose the basic double, so quite small but ok for 1 person, I think too small for two with luggage. Decor was chic but basic. Bed was very comfortable, curtain worked very well for there was light all night when I was there. There were a flat screen TV, a chair, a fold up desk, no fridge, no tea or coffee. Bathroom was big, bright and functional. Good supply of towels. Shower was great but took a long time before the water got hot.
Wifi : free and working ok.
Breakfast : great, great, great, it was included so don't miss it.
Staff : very helpful and very efficient.
Rate : it's Norway! This hotel was a good find.
I would recommend this hotel highly especially if it is the first time to Oslo.
- 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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