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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just got back from a fantastic trip to Oslo, the city aside...This hotel was a bit of a disappointment. We arrived to a nice lobby, cosy and filled with smiling friendly staff. It was a good start, then we got into our room. The bin in the bathroom hasn't been emptied, we tried to avoid looking at the horrors...

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Marko O, Receptionist at First Hotel Grims Grenka, responded to this review

Dear MyFoodAdventure Thank you for your review. We at Grims Grenka appreciate all of our guests reviews, and are grateful for you time and effort in giving your constructive feedback. We are constantly working on our improvement in giving our guests the best experience of our hotel possible, which is why your review is taken seriously and being considered utterly...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, it's Tablet recommended hotel. Design expected but not that kind: my room's (406, faced covered courtyard) window was of embrasure type, one can use it for defense, not for living. Shower box was the smallest you can imagine, of uncomfortable coffin' size. And, on top, party was in full swing in the courtyard until the morning. Did reception care?...

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Marko O, Receptionist at First Hotel Grims Grenka, responded to this review

Dear moscowspy Thank you for your review. I am terribly sorry for your bad experience at our hotel. All of our Standard Rooms are equipped with an internal atrium view only and a smaller shower than the other rooms as it is already described on all the major booking web sites. Regarding the noise from the event downstairs, it is...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Well appointed hotel with typical Scandinavian style. Rooms are reasonable size but with super confusing light control panel and for me, lack of mirrors in the bathroom but there are minor complaints. Location is good a short 2-3 minute walk from the main shopping street area of Oslo and within 5-10 minutes of the central train station. Hotel also has...

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Marko O, Receptionist at First Hotel Grims Grenka, responded to this review

Dear Mikelondon08 Thank you for your kind review. We at Grims Grenka appreciate the time and effort in writing about us. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you in the future again as our guest. Have a splendid day and great Holydays!

London
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I stayed at the hotel last weekend for 3 nights (end of November - party season!). The hotel is in a great location (recommend getting an Oslo Pass and just bombing around on the public transport rather than expensive tours!) and the decor is pretty nice - if a little tired. The price is good too. But the rooms listed...

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had a good short stay in the hotel, the room was fine and comfortable.Room was a good size with a king size bed and sofa and sitting area. Staff were friendly and helpful. Location is a big plus, as it's in the city centre where you find loads of restaurant and bars :)

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Drobak, Norway
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had Our annual party there With Our Company, and stayed over at the hotel also. The Food took forever between courses, half the Group left after the dessert. The dishes were not very big, but ok for a meal that late. We stayed in 6th floor, and heard the trafic rather well, and also the People in the hallway....

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I have spent one night at this hotel and compared to the other hotels I've stayed in Oslo this has to be the worst. Room was spacious and modern but dirty. Carpets were filthy and showers tiles need a good scrub. As soon as I checked in the receptionist took 500kr deposit on my bank card. Which she said would...

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We arrived at midnight, on a cold wet night from London and were desperate for a cup of tea and some food. Instead we were told there was no room service. On asking again, we were offered the chance to purchase a packet of nuts (the rooms have no mini-bar). That set the tone for a dispiriting stay. The building...

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Elburn, Illinois
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I visited Oslo for a short 3 day vacation, while visiting Europe. The airport express train to downtown Oslo took 20 minutes, and then a 10 minute walk to the hotel. The hotel accommodation was comfortable. Room size was typically European. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was within comfortable walking distance of most tourist attractions...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Wasn't sure what to expect having read lost of negative reviews of this place. The location is in easy walking distance of Oslo Station and all the main sites in the centre of Oslo. The staff are very welcoming. The rooms are spacious and the beds extremely comfortable. The hotel is clean and modern and with only 65 rooms it...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
First Hotel Grims Grenka in Oslo city center is no ordinary hotel. The design of the hotel creates a special atmosphere for its guests, one that needs to be experienced. The hotel has 65 rooms, all of which are larger than 20 square meters and offer high quality facilities such as Jensen beds, Samsung LED Smart TVs and personalized light controls. Hotel guests can also enjoy one of the very few rooftop terraces Oslo has to offer. Grims Grenka's own roof top lounge: Q Lounge. When the weather gets hot the drinks get even hotter. First Hotel Grims Grenka is a well-known design hotel to the citizens of Oslo. Press-conferences, photo shoots, product launches, parties and other events are frequently held at the hotel. No wonder, when it can offer the vibrant cocktail bar Brooms & Hatchets as well as the popular restaurant MADU with its Nordic Cuisine concept. ... more   less 

Additional Information about First Hotel Grims Grenka

Address: Kongens gate 5, Oslo 0153, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Price Range: $220 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — First Hotel Grims Grenka 4.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
1st Hotel Grims Grenka
First Hotel Oslo
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Oslo
#21 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
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