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First Hotel Grand

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very good hotel in a grate location. Very good impression for the restaurant and bar area. The people are very friendly and very helpful. The only minus was the quite small rooms and especially the bathrooms that you must try to fit in.

I work with many people that find our way to Odense frequently. I was told first hotel grand was the best hotel. I had a good experience. The rooms are relatively inexpensive and comfortable. The highlight is definitely the breakfast. It’s has a large variety of foods. I tried many different things over several days and they were very good. I wish they would clean the toilets and showers better. That’s why I give it 3 stars instead of 4. They’re pretty dirty. Otherwise, I had a very good visit and plan to go back.

We had a nice stay here. Great room with big tub and a nice hairdryer. And it was very good to eat vegan breakfast options: Nuts, seeds, baked beans, peanut butter, tea and black coffee. The staff were really friendly. We will recommend to others.

Stayed here over a week. The bed is very comfortable especially for European standards. There is some wear on the walls but not significant. Pillows are very soft (not firm). Breakfast is great and service is wonderful. I would happily stay here agIn but not during the summer because they don’t have a/c.

This place is only for strong non-squeamish people. I was wondering that maybe we were having bad luck with the room, but the receptionist said it is local standard and there is nothing unusual, and she just sorry...

Good location close to the railway station and at the beginning of the pedestrian area. The staff was very friendly and the rooms were very quiet. I would have liked to have had pillows of different sizes.

Try for a room at the back or high up. 1st floor at the front can be very noisy in the evenings. Rooms a little cold during the day. We had an inadequate radiator in the bathroom. No heated towel rail or floor.

Stay at the First Hotel Grand was excellent, great location the First Hotel Grand is locate in a nice central area within walking distance to great restaurants and easy train station access. The service was excellent and friendly. I would recommend the First Hotel Grand to visitors.

A great hotel with a modern and abundant breakfast, nice decor, spacious rooms and good smelling bath products! Everything was sorted professionally and fast, curtains really darkened the room, downstairs lobby bar is very nice. The room was a bit chilly but not cold, and you could hear some of the noise from outside (windows are single layer like in everywhere in Denmark) but I would warmly recommend this place. Location also abs lately great, very central!

The hotel is well located with the city center and the train station within walking distance. The rooms are clean and the staff is very professional and helpful. The rooms come well-equipped for a business type of visit: they have an ironing board and an iron, a working desk and a small notebook with a pen, a safe, and a rather simple Wi-Fi access (not sure how secure it is, though). The restaurant serves a buffet type breakfast and it is rather good, even though it is the same every day. The hotel seems to be favoured by travelers, as I have not seen a single Danish speaking guest there throughout my stay. There are a few drawbacks though: 1. The rooms and the whole hotel seems to be a bit old and the walls/ceiling are damaged by what seems to be humidity. Whey state that they are working on it, but I have not seen any improvements since my last visit a year ago. 2. The views outside the window and the noise levels really depend on the room you get. Some are nice and some - not so much. What I got this time was a room with a view directly into a multi-level parking lot which was actally taller than the room I was in, resulting in me having the window blinds closed at all times. 3. Their solution for a splash-guard in the shower of this particular room is not a very smart one. The bathroom floor gets all wet after taking a shower. 4. The rooms can get rather chilly during Autumn. I have noticed that last time as well, when I was visiting in September. All in all it is a great hotel, but for the price they charge, I would expect their design solutions to be a bit more modern.

Jernbanegade 18 Odense

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Funen Art Museum and Hans Christian Andersen Museum
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

First Hotel Grand places you next to Funen Art Museum and within a 10-minute stroll of other popular attractions like Hans Christian Andersen Museum. This 135-room, 4-star hotel has a 24-hour fitness center along with free in-room WiFi and a conference center. It's in central Odense and also a short walk from Hans Christian Andersen's Childhood Home and Brandts Klaedefabrik.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. This hotel serves as home to a cocktail bar, along with a brasserie that specializes in French cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 135 individually furnished rooms feature safes, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

First Hotel Grand features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms. Self parking is offered for DKK 95 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a library.

Room options

Executive Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 872 reviews