First Hotel Grims Grenka

Kongens gate 5, 0153 Oslo, Norway

From the subtle lighting in the lobby to the seven-story central atrium featuring works by contemporary Russian artist Ekaterina Ganchukova, First Hotel Grims Grenka has a chic, edgy vibe that contrasts nicely with the neighborhood’s Old World surroundings. Themed after each of the four seasons, the accommodations are modern and minimalist in design, with large platform beds, Bang & Olufsen TVs, and single-button mood control lighting, as well as bathrooms with mirrored walls and waterfall showers; larger deluxe rooms have broad-cushioned couches and more than enough space to entertain for those here on business, and some rooms have smart beds that allow you to adjust the firmness to your preference. Outward-facing rooms offer lighted catwalks with views of the surrounding city, while inner-facing rooms have windows overlooking the glass-ceilinged atrium and lobby bar. Don’t miss the updated Nordic cuisine (think salmon pastrami and potato and truffle soup) at Madu restaurant, followed by drinks (during warmer months) at the open-air rooftop lounge.

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Located a stone’s throw from Oslo‘s medieval Akershus Fortress, Grims Grenka is a Scandinavian design hotel with über trendy interiors. It has a gorgeous rooftop bar, large rooms equipped with state-of-the art technology, and a restaurant that focuses on raw food. But beware, the basement of the hotel is rumored to be haunted!

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