Comfort Hotel Grand Central

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Average rate: $97 - Hotel class: 2.5 stars
Jernbanetorget 1, Oslo, Norway

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Feels more like a trendy hostel than a 3-star hotel Jun 12, 2013
The Comfort Inn Grand Central is a new first class hotel with a VERY central location. The hotel is actually a part of the Central Railway Station building in Oslo. It is really convenient for taking the train to and from the airport and excellent for appointments all over Oslo. On the downside, the railway station area is not the most pleasant area of Oslo. On the stairs in front of the building, junkies tend to hang out, so it doesn’t feel very safe… especially at night time.

Even though the hotel is housed in a historic building, the lobby looks very trendy. It is a practical area with a small shop, luggage lockers and plenty of computer terminals. There are terminals for self-check-in and a small desk that has an actual receptionist.

Upon arrival, the terminal did not find my booking. Neither could the receptionist… apparently something had gone wrong with the hotel’s reservation system. After what seemed an eternity, the receptionist finally gave me a vacant room but had to charge my credit card for it. He promised however to sort it out with his supervisor. The next day, the supervisor announced that there was no booking for me, but since I had a print out of the confirmation, they would give me the room at the same prices as what I had on that confirmation.

I had a single room on the 4th floor, overlooking a small inner courtyard. The room was a proper single with only a single bed and not too much space to move about. There was an armchair as well as a flip out desk that could be folded into the wall. Since I was in Oslo on business, I needed the work space, but this type of desk was pretty uncomfortable. Wi-Fi is available free of charge and there’s a safe large enough for a laptop.

The bathroom was equally tiny but new and modern and had a shower, washbasin and toilet. A hairdryer was available too as well as plenty of soap in large containers fixed to the wall.

Breakfast was served at the restaurant on the ground floor and had a small but varied buffet including plenty of bio products such as homemade jam and eco-friendly solutions. Tea for example came as loose tealeaves to be put in a tea egg. Surprisingly enough, there were even Omega 3 tabs for grabs on the buffet! You sure get your vitamin fix here.

For lunch and dinner, the area is the Italian restaurant "Bella Bambino", which can be accessed through the railway station as well and apparently has a celebrity chef. I had dinner here at the first night. The selection was good, but service could be better, especially for these prices. The food was not bad but not spectacular either.

There is a fitness room on the premises too, but I did not check this out. Since the hotel is housed in a historic building, there are large corridors and a spacious feel. They have tried to make it look trendy too, but to me the accommodation felt more like a hip hostel than a 3-star hotel. The location is superb and the breakfast worth the while, so I may stay here again on business. Though for leisure I would choose a different venue.
the lockers at the lobby
inside the lobby
the wide hallway
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Comfort Hotel Grand Central Overview

The Comfort Hotel Grand Central is located in Oslo's Grünerløkka, a 10 minute walk to Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Karl Johans gate and Oslo Congress Centre. Set in the centre of Oslo, the hotel is within an easy walk from Oslo Opera House and Parliament of Norway Building. The hotel is surrounded by some of the city's most popular shops and cafés.

Comfort Hotel Grand Central Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Facsimile
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Luggage Storage
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out

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