$166 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 4, 2015 Check-out: Aug 6, 2015

Grand Hotel Oslo

5 stars
View map of Karl Johans gate 31, P.O. Box 346 Sentrum, Oslo, 0158

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
7 reviews
Amazing Hotel

The hotel location was perfect and the cafe attached had spectacular food. THe rooms were very... See full review

  • Shamis
  • Jul 25, 2014
2 nights

Close to almost everything. A 5 star with 4 star price in Avery expensive city. See full review

  • James D.
  • Apr 15, 2015
With its five-star status and luxurious Karl Johan Gate address, the iconic Grand Hotel Rica has served famous artists, diplomats and heads of state since 1874. Located in a Louis XVI revival-style building, guests here stay central to Oslo's historic monuments, museums, theaters, shops and restaurants. After a complimentary breakfast and a day of sightseeing or business, guests enjoy the luxury of a full-service health center with sauna, spa and pool, then relax in two bar/lounges before dining at one of three legendary restaurants.
Dining
Guests enjoy sundowners at the Etoile Bar with panoramic views, or relax at the English style Limelight Bar. The Palmen (Palm Court) serves delightful light lunches in the sunny Atrium, while Julius Fritzner restaurant offers a Norwegian gastronomic experience in a classically elegant ambiance. The ground floor Grand Cafe – a favorite of artists, celebrities and diplomats -- is a thriving, popular venue for dining, pre-theatre drinks or a nightcap.
Rooms
The Grand Hotel Rica offers 292 elegant rooms and suites, some with private roof terraces, and an ultra luxurious Ladies Floor. The rooms are equipped with all modern conveniences including complimentary Wi-Fi and high speed Internet access.
Property features
The Grand Hotel Rica has been an elegant Oslo landmark on Karl Johan’s Gate since the late 19th century, hosting foreign diplomats, playwrights and celebrities. Intricate metal grillwork along the balustrade in the lobby depicts motifs from Norwegian history and culture. The hotel overlooks the houses of Parliament and is within easy walking distance of Oslo’s historic, cultural, shopping and dining attractions.
Highlights
  • Iconic 1874 landmark on Karl Johan Gate
  • Ladies-only floor with individually designed rooms featuring spa and beauty products, fresh fruit, yoga mats and little extras
  • Complimentary access to fitness center, indoor pool, steam bath, sauna and relaxation area
  • Full-service spa with facial treatments, hair styling, massage and more
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
Nearby attractions
  • Storting (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • National Theater (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • National Gallery (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Oslo City Hall (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Nobel Peace Center (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Henrik Ibsen Museum (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
Business
  • 18 function rooms for up to 400 delegates
  • Business center with secretarial services
  • Banquet facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
Transportation
  • Oslo Gardemoen Airport (23.1 mi/37.1 km)
  • Limousine service available
Recreation
The Grand Hotel Rica health and fitness center boasts a swimming pool, steam bath, sauna and spa with 7 treatment rooms.

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Grand Hotel Oslo Rooms

Standard Single Room
Rooms between 16-18 sqm with bathtub, some rooms only with shower in bathroom. Most rooms with queen bed, some with 120 cm bed. Situated either to courtyard or Rosenkrantz gate. Fully equipped minibar. Rooms with wooden floor available.Rooms between 16-18 sqm with bathtub, some rooms only with shower in bathroom. Most rooms with queen bed, some with 120 cm bed. Situated either to courtyard or Rosenkrantz gate. Fully equipped minibar. Rooms with wooden floor available.
Deluxe 2 Bed Corner Suite
Corner suite facing Karl-Johans gate and Rosenkrantz gate, all suites are individually furnished, with separate living-room and bedroom with queen size bed. French balcony. Spacious bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. Wardrobe. Flatscreen TV in all rooms. The suites can also be connected to a juniorsuite and used as a 2-bedroom suite. Walk in closet/wardrobe in bedroom.
Ladies Floor
A first in Europe, one whole floor of the Grand Hotel is been designed exclusively with the needs of female guests in mind. Expanding on the typical patterns of weekend guests, the hotel has considered the interests of women staying at the hotel, in shopping, culture, outdoor life and wellbeing. Discover the true feeling of wellbeing and be inspired by our uniquely designed rooms.Each room has been specially designed in collaboration with interior designers and leading Norwegian women artists, businesswomen and sportswomen. That means 13 different moods - and the choice is yours. The Ladies Floor is also richly decorated with contemporary artworks by the acclaimed Norwegian artist Trine Folmoe - so the unique experience starts the moment you walk out of the lift.
Junior Suite
Spacious elegant rooms, majority facing Karl-Johans street with french balcony, and renovated 2007. Some rooms facing Rosenkranz street or courtyard Palmen.Queen bed, sitting area for 4-6 persons. Large bathroom and spacious closet.
Deluxe Double Room
Spacious rooms between 41 and 51 sqm, comfortabely furnished. All rooms facing the Palmen courtyard and quiet location. Queen size or Twin-bedded partly separated from sitting area. Extra bedding allowed for 1 person (supplement). Flat-screen TV in all rooms. Sitting area for 4-6 persons. Fully equipped minibar.
Standard Queen Room
Our standard double rooms are situated in all parts and floors of the hotel, size between 20-24 sqm, facing side streets Arbeidergaten and Rosenkrantz gate, or the courtyards. We offer rooms with either queen size bed, double bed (2 x 90 cm standing together) or twin beds (separate beds). Rooms with wooden floors and materials well suitable for allergics in most rooms. Only a few smoking-rooms available on request, otherwise non-smoking. Fully equipped minibar.
Superior Room
Rooms with various interior, size between 22-37 sqm. Queen bed only, some rooms with permanent extra bed suitable for families. Some room with front view, others facing Rosenkranz gate or Arbeidergaten. Fully equipped minibar, all rooms with bath tub, coffee/tea maker, iron and board.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Oslo Nye Teater: 0.3 mi
  • Aker Brygge: 0.4 mi
  • Det Norske Teatret: 0.4 mi
  • Eldorado Kino: 0.4 mi
  • Oslo Railway station: 0.5 mi
  • Bislett Stadion: 0.5 mi
  • Nasjonalbiblioteket: 0.7 mi
  • Uranienborg: 0.8 mi
  • St. Hanshaugen: 0.8 mi
  • Grunerlokka: 0.8 mi
  • Gamlebyen: 1.2 mi
  • Mathallen Oslo: 1.2 mi
  • Bygdoj: 1.3 mi
  • Majorstuen and Frogner: 1.3 mi
  • Birkelunden: 1.3 mi
  • Oslo Nye Teater: 0.3 mi
  • Aker Brygge: 0.4 mi
  • Det Norske Teatret: 0.4 mi
  • Eldorado Kino: 0.4 mi
  • Oslo Railway station: 0.5 mi
  • Bislett Stadion: 0.5 mi
  • Nasjonalbiblioteket: 0.7 mi
  • Uranienborg: 0.8 mi
  • St. Hanshaugen: 0.8 mi
  • Grunerlokka: 0.8 mi
  • Gamlebyen: 1.2 mi
  • Mathallen Oslo: 1.2 mi
  • Bygdoj: 1.3 mi
  • Majorstuen and Frogner: 1.3 mi
  • Birkelunden: 1.3 mi
  • Frognerbadet: 1.5 mi
  • Fram Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Sagene: 1.7 mi
  • Vigeland Park: 1.8 mi
  • University of Oslo: 1.9 mi
  • Korketrekkeren: 2 mi
  • Sinsen: 2.1 mi
  • Helsfyr: 2.1 mi
  • Torshov: 2.4 mi
  • Ulleval: 2.4 mi
  • Ullevaal Stadion: 2.5 mi
  • BI Norwegian Business School: 2.7 mi
  • Nordberg: 3 mi
  • Njårdhallen: 3 mi
  • CC Vest: 3.5 mi
  • Høstutstillingen: 3.7 mi
  • Holmenkollen: 4.2 mi
  • Fornebu: 4.8 mi
  • Furuset: 5.3 mi
  • Sandvika: 7.6 mi
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences: 16.9 mi

Dining

Lobby Restaurant
Lunch and Evening
Grand Cafe
a la carte
Palms
a la carte

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Grand Hotel Oslo

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
5
Value:
3.9

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grand Hotel Oslo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
James D.
Business
East Islip
Apr 15, 2015

2 nights

Close to almost everything. A 5 star with 4 star price in Avery expensive city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Hotel Oslo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shamis
Business
Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 25, 2014

Amazing Hotel

The hotel location was perfect and the cafe attached had spectacular food. THe rooms were very comfortable. Highly recommend staying here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Hotel Oslo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Balwinder
Business
Walsall
Aug 29, 2013

Made my Trip

Excellent location , ideal for sightseeing in Oslo, the room was well furnished You have to ring the hotel in advance to ensure they have a parking slot for the car I did this but when I arrived the garage attendant didn`t have my name on the list. He still managed to accommodate our car. Entry to the car park was scary steep , but thankfully my car hire was a small A1 Great breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Hotel Oslo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lesbian Couple
Business
London
Apr 11, 2013

Wonderful experience

Staff were exceptional. Lovely breakfast served at reasonable times. Room was a bit too warm, but an open window solved that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Hotel Oslo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Virginia Beach, VA
May 19, 2011

Great location and nice hotel

Great breakfast and good location. Train to airport is about 30min. Very nice rooms and unique lounge on the roof overlooking the city. If Mick Jagger liked it I'm sure you will too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Great local pubs and piano bars. be prepared to pay for drinks though

Review of Grand Hotel Oslo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fit over 50
Business
Bay Village, OH
May 18, 2010

Enjoyed our stay

We arrived at 7:30 AM from our cruise, and our room was ready for that day. The room was very clean and comfortable. The instant coffee and tea was a welcome site. The front desk was helpful in getting us a restaurant reservation, and the breakfast the next morning was outstanding with a wide selection of eggs, fruits, breads, seafood, meats and juices. The best aspect of this hotel is the location which is right on Karl Johan's Gate, the main street in Oslo. It's perfect for walking to all the sites except the Viking Museum, but you can walk to Aker Brygge and take the ferry over and back. We even walked to Vigeland Park to view the sculptures.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Hotel Oslo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Oslo Tourist
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Sep 3, 2009

Could use a little freshning up

Great location, friendly staff - but our first room was tiny, stinky and musty and the bed was saggy. We immediately asked for a better room and the staff obliged. The second room was serviceable - but for a hotel with such a great reputation, we were underwhelmed. We're looking forward to our next trip to Oslo, but we will probably stay in a different hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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