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Comfort Hotel Grand Central
Ranked #15 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This hotel was modern and updated and neat rooms were neat and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the breakfast spread was incredible! Only issue we had was the hot water heater broke the last day.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed in a Superior room #230, which had a view towards the fantastically modern Opera House but more realistically, the view was over a construction site and an un-kept park where a few drug deals were happening. Apart from the view, the room was great with a huge bathroom, large bed, desk and two leather rocking chairs. The two French windows meant we were able to get lots of fresh air into the room, essential since it was 28+C every day in Oslo. Also this side of the hotel is quiet at night, so we left the windows open to get a cooling breeze. Regarding the construction site we stayed 4 days, Friday Saturday & Sunday were quiet but work started at 7.30am Monday morning. This did not bother us as we were out during the day. The construction will continue until 2020 as it involves three large Public buildings and a refection pool, so there is no quick fix. Rooms over looking the Station Square would be noisy with the windows open as there is a large outdoor café at the base of the Hotel.
Staff were fantastically helpful and gave great Tourist Information. Wifi worked well. Breakfast was very good, but served in a smallish room as commented by others. Location just outside the signposted South Exit of the Oslo S station meant it was convenient to reach, however it is at the start of the main shopping street Karl Johan Gate so its a 10-15 minute walk to the Harbour, Town Hall, Royal Palace and other attractions. Lots of good restaurants and coffee shops (Kaffebrenneriet chain) on or just off Karl Johan Gate though.
I chose this hotel for its easy access to the Airport Express Train and its value for money. If these are important to you then book an Opera House Side room and hope for cool weather.

Room Tip: Opera side rooms are quiet at night, but overlook a construction site.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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GunhildEL, Leder  at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Dear MadameJosephine,

Thank you for such a great review, we really appreciate it. As you write the construction work outside the hotel will be finished at 2020, but hopefully the one right outside our Hotel is finished at 2017.
Hope to see you again next time you are visiting Oslo.
Best regards Gunhild, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night. Great friendly staff and amazing location right next the water in the cbd. Great breakfast. Only issue was that the door on our first room did not lock. They moved us to a new room which was half the size of our first room with barely enough room for our suitcases. Nevertheless loved the experience.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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GunhildEL, Leder  at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Dear MaddyLouise,

Thank you for a great review, hope to see you next time visiting Oslo.

Best Regards Gunhild, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We hadn't researched this hotel as we were only overnight and wanted to be close to railway station. Because of its location we assumed it would be a typically scruffy "railway" hotel but were pleasantly surprised! Staff very pleasant; hotel in old building but very good modern (slightly quirky) renovation; room and bathroom very large with high ceiling!
Would recommend not just for an overnight stay but if you're in Oslo for longer.
p.s. nearly forgot the restaurant associated with hotel was also good

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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GunhildEL, Leder  at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Dear Malcom C,

So glad that we surprised you and that you liked our Hotel.
We love to give good service, and feedback like this makes us continue.
Best Regards Gunhild, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

I booked a room at the hotel because it said there was aircon, THERE ISNT!
On a good note, the hotel is in a great location and the staff are great
I def wouldn't stay there again in summer, winter prob wouldn't be a problem

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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GunhildEL, Leder  at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Dear Kellie V,

Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you liked our staff and the location.
We are so sorry that the booking channel you used said that we have air condition, we are trying to change the text to air fresher so this wont happen again.
Hope to see you on another occasion.
Best Regards Gunhild, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

From the train station, it was less than 2 minutes to walk to the hotel entrance. From this location, all of Oslo's public transportation is directly accessible. The interior of the hotel is modern and trendy. Our room was very quiet. Breakfast was good. The staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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GunhildEL, Leder  at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Dear John0105,

Thank you so much for your review, and you highly recommendation.
Hope that you will visit us next time you are in Oslo.

Best Regards Gunhild, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We had room 2/29 as depicted in the Hotel's photographs. It was clean, reasonably spacious but had no view whatsoever. I was glad we were only staying for one night. On the plus side the shower was excellent and the beds were comfortable. It felt like being in a high ceilinged cupboard though.

The other problem is that it is not clear exactly where the hotel is when you exit the station. It is just to left but we didn't notice the sign on the roof. We were also not entirely happy that the area surrounding the hotel is a building site. This is not their fault, but does not add to ambience and it is not the best walk to the Opera House - that area is unfinished too. There are many other places you can walk to from the hotel and it is central. I would definitely get a room with a window looking onto the street if I as staying longer.

Breakfast was reasonable but guests have to walk through the narrow serving area to the tables so the self service space becomes congested. The staff were friendly and our room was ready upon our arrival. I just wish our room had been better.

Room Tip: Ask for one with an outside view.
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GunhildEL, Leder  at Comfort Hotel Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Dear BindiB,

We can always be better and with your feedback we will learn. Thank you for taking time to write a review.
Next time - ask for a view and we will do our best to please your request.
Best Regards 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 #15 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range: £102 - £278 (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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