$213 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 16, 2014

Grand Hotel Rica

5 stars
Karl Johans Gate 31, P.O. Box 346 Sentrum, Oslo, 0158
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
9 reviews
Made my Trip

Excellent location , ideal for sightseeing in Oslo, the room was well furnished You have to ring... See full review

  • Balwinder
  • Aug 29, 2013
Wonderful experience

Staff were exceptional. Lovely breakfast served at reasonable times. Room was a bit too warm, but... See full review

  • Lesbian Couple
  • Apr 11, 2013
Luxurious, iconic Oslo hotel on famous Karl Johan’s Gate
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Recreation
The Grand Hotel Rica health and fitness center boasts a swimming pool, steam bath, sauna and spa with 7 treatment rooms.
Transportation
  • Oslo Gardemoen Airport (23.1 mi/37.1 km)
  • Limousine service available
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

Hotel Map

59.9137 10.7394
Area served
CityCenter
Nearby airports
(OSL), 40.00, KM, NE; Torp Sandefjord, (TRF), 120.00, KM, SW;
Area description
City Center, On Oslo s main street, in the business, shopping and cultural

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Grand Hotel Rica Rooms

ALL
Description not provided
GUEST ROOM AT PROMOTIONAL OFFER
GUEST ROOM AT PROMOTIONAL OFFER
STANDARD ROOM/22 SQM/FREE WIFI
STANDARD ROOM/22 SQM/FREE WIFI WORK DESK/BATHTUB/NON SMOKING ONLY
DELUXE ROOM/ QUEEN
DELUXE ROOM/ QUEEN BED/38SQM/SOFA/ FREE WIFI/ COURTYARD VIEW/NON-SMK ONLY
JUNIOR SUITE/QUEEN BED/VIEW OR
JUNIOR SUITE/QUEEN BED/VIEW OR COURTYARD /SITTING AREA/FREE WIFI/NON-SMOKING ONLY
DELUXE CORNER SUITE/ONE
DELUXE CORNER SUITE/ONE BEDROOM/82 SQM/ LIVING ROOM/FREE WIFI/DESK/BALCONY/VIEW
DELUXE CORNER SUITE/TWO
DELUXE CORNER SUITE/TWO BEDROOMS/110 SQM /LIVING ROOM/FREE WIFI/DESK/BALCONY/VIEW
SUPERIOR ROOM/QUEEN
SUPERIOR ROOM/QUEEN BED/WORKDESK/25SQM/ FREE WIFI/NON-SMOKING ONLY
STANDARD ROOM/QUEEN OR TWIN
STANDARD ROOM/QUEEN OR TWIN BED/25SQM/ WORK DESK/FREE WIFI
LADIES FLOOR/DESIGN ROOMS/QUEEN
LADIES FLOOR/DESIGN ROOMS/QUEEN BED/ SITTING AREA/FREE WIFI/NON-SMOKING ONLY
STANDARD ROOM/ LARGE BED/22 SQM/
STANDARD ROOM/ LARGE BED/22 SQM/ WORK DESK /FREE WIFI/NON SMOKING ONLY

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Sauna
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee shop
Room service
Family plan
Meal plan
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Theater desk
Car rental desk
FAX
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Telephone
Mini bar
Shower
Electronic door locks
Smoke detectors

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

Palmen Restaurant
Lobby Lounge for light meals and refreshments. International cuisine at the evening. Opens February 7th 2013 after renovation.
Grand Cafe
Traditional Boulevard Cafe. Bar lounge Open all year except Dec.25th.
Etoile Bar
Bar/Buffet on the top, overlooking the city Oslo, roof terrace. Closed during holidays as Christmas and Easter.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (9)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Hotel Rica

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
5
Value:
3.7

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grand Hotel Rica

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Balwinder
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Grand Hotel Rica

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lesbian Couple
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Grand Hotel Rica

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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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 Rica

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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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 Rica

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pepphart
garden city, new york
Jul 8, 2010

Great Family Vacation

A great place to share with your family. It had everything we had hoped for. Great location, good friendly service, free internet, heated pool, good breakfast selection included in the room rate, reasonable special hotel rate during our visit. I would recommend the place highly for its location and service. We had a great time together as a family and the hotel made it happen. A very memorable and historic place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Come during the right time of the year ie. summer months.

Review of Grand Hotel Rica

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fit over 50
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Grand Hotel Rica

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fit over 50
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Grand Hotel Rica

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Oslo Tourist
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Grand Hotel Rica

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Oslo Tourist
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
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