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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Elburn, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Bordon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very polite and helpful. Our room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. We were close to the lift so did have the noise of the lift arriving during the night and the water in the shower could have been warmer. Would have liked to be able to make tea and coffee in the room but... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your time and effort to write a review of our hotel. We appreciate both the positive and negative feedback as we are constantly working on improving our service. Welcome back again as our guest! More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I booked Grims Grenka on Expedia right before we left Tromsø. Expedia had it named as a 4.5 star, staff picked, VIP hotel. This hotel was the worst hotel we have stayed at. The beds were comfortable and the room was good sized but everything else was awful. When we checked in the room was dirty. Brown... More 

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Dear Hallie, Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your stay with us at First Hotel Grims Grenka. I am so sorry to hear about your stay with us. As I already informed you about in our mail correspondence all of your comments will be taken seriously and we hope that you will accept our compensation. We wish to... More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel is fine with comfortable rooms. Having traveled for a few hours I arrived at 9:50 pm and checked in, I asked what time the restaurant closed I was told 10pm. I dropped my bag off in my room and arrived at the restaurant at 10:10pm to be told to late. I asked could I have room service instead and... More 

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

Dear Andy Thank you for your review. We are terribly sorry for the inconvenient. More 

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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: $189 - $343 (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:
#17 Business Hotel in Oslo
#22 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
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