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“Not quite good enough.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of First Hotel Grims Grenka

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First Hotel Grims Grenka
Ranked #45 of 90 Hotels in Oslo
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47 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Not quite good enough.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Spent a night here in February and was quite interested to see how well designed it was. It was all OK but only OK. It was design over function - the lobby was just a bit dark, there was only one bedside table, the lighting in the room was too complicated, there was a step up to the bathroom and it was not lit up. Also, the front of the TV kept falling off and the tap, toilet roll holder and soap shower dish were all rickety. It really needs a refurb. On the plus side it was not bad value and the location was good. I would recommend this hotel only if it was at a very good price.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Budapest, Hungary
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76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We spent three beautiful days in this lovely place, and enjoyed the help of the friendly staff. The hotel is located downtown in a quiet street near the Akelhus Castle.

Room Tip: Higher floor less noise. The neighborhood is peaceful though.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ANemeth
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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

Simply the best stay in Oslo town. Excellent location and a very friendy and a happy stay. Im from oslo and they also has a beatiful terrace and a excellent varities of vines, champagne and food. The best stay in Oslo for sure!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fredrik N
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Drammen
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

lots of posh design details, but not very well done. Dark rooms and too litle light on the bathroom to get a proper shave. Friendly and helpfull staff, but undermanned.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank paalsm
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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about First Hotel Grims Grenka

Property: First Hotel Grims Grenka
Address: Kongens gate 5, Oslo 0153, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Oslo
#22 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,733 - ₹ 17,822
Hotel Class:4.5 star — First Hotel Grims Grenka 4.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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 
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