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Grand Hotel Oslo, Norway

The Grand Hotel

Oslo, Norway

Oslo’s most storied hotel, the Grand Hotel first opened its doors in 1874 and continues its prestigious tradition of opulence and elegance. You’ll enjoy the same attentive service and indulgent rooms that have been sampled by more than a century of world leaders, Nobel Peace Prize laureates and renowned celebrities. The hotel carefully combines its magnificent historical details, like crystal chandeliers and gold-framed oil paintings, with modern amenities and style.

The 283 spacious rooms include more than 50 suites, all boasting a timeless style — many have views of Karl Johans Gate, Oslo’s main street. You can take advantage of the varied dining options, including the Palmen Restaurant and the Othilia bar in the lobby. There’s a spa for beauty treatments and Les Clefs D’Or concierges who can attend to all your needs.


As well as its blend of historic charm and modern design, we love this hotel’s variety of facilities and dining options, which make for a relaxing stay.


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The 283 rooms and suites are all generously sized and individually designed. Their decor carefully balances classic and modern styles, with a cool timeless palette and gently playful use of patterns. You’ll find paintings with elaborate gold frames, fresh flowers and scented candles. You can choose from five different options, from Junior Suites, which have French balconies, to the sprawling Grand Suites, suitable for heads of state. Many rooms have excellent views over Karl Johans Gate.

All rooms and suites are well appointed with generously sized bathrooms.


Located in the heart of Oslo on the Karl Johans Gate, the Grand is walking distance from many of the city’s attractions, including the Royal Palace, the water, Akershus Fortress, Parliament, the Oslo Opera House and various museums. You’re also just an eight-minute walk from the National Theatre train station.

Food and drink

  • À la carte breakfast served daily in the dining room.
  • Palmen Restaurant offers an elegant menu for afternoon tea and dinner.
  • Othilia bar, in the lobby, serves cocktails and wine in a casual environment.
  • Eight Rooftop bar offers cocktails with a view.
  • Grand Café & Wine Cellar provides a more casual dining experience for all three meals.


  • Connecting rooms.
  • Welcome gift for children.
  • Children’s menu with pancakes at Grand Café.

Facilities and activities

  • Well-equipped gym.
  • Artesia Spa offers a variety of treatments.
  • Laundry service.

Tour ideas in Oslo

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at The Grand Hotel as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Fredrikstad and Hvaler Islands
      Drawbridge over the moat

      Fredrikstad and Hvaler Islands

      Fredrikstad and Hvaler Islands

      This private tour gives you a chance to venture outside Oslo to stroll the cobbled streets of Fredrikstad’s medieval old town. You’ll also take a boat trip to explore the Hvaler archipelago, and visit the Christmas shop and office of Julenissen (Santa Claus) in Drøbak.

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    • Half day city walking tour
      Norwegian parliament building

      Half day city walking tour

      Half day city walking tour

      See Oslo your way on this private walking tour. Your guide will tailor the experience to your interests, which may include the Royal Palace and gardens, Akershus Fortress, and the independent shops and cafés of the city’s modern waterfront.

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    • Taste of Norway gastronomic tour
      Shrimp and oysters

      Taste of Norway gastronomic tour

      Taste of Norway gastronomic tour

      Discover Norway’s cuisine and Oslo’s history on this private food tour of the city. With an expert guide, you’ll stroll along cobblestone streets and hear stories of the city’s past, with pauses to nibble cured meats, local cheese and chocolates.

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