First Hotel Grims Grenka
Kongens gate 5, 0153 Oslo, Norway
Photo by First Hotel Grims Grenka
First Hotel Grims GrenkaSleek and sexy, from the subtle lighting in the lobby to the seven-story central atrium featuring works by contemporary Russian artist Ekaterina (aka Ekaterina Ganchukova), the First Hotel Grims Grenka has an artistic, chic feel that sits nicely with the Old World vibe of the surrounding neighborhood. Accommodations are modern and minimalist in design, with pronounced edges and bold colors. Themed after each of the four seasons, the guestrooms in all categories are furnished with large platform beds and flat-panel LCD screens, while the larger deluxe rooms have broad-cushioned couches and more than enough space to entertain for those here on business. Nice touches abound in bathrooms, including the partially mirrored walls over the sinks and waterfall showers (double-overhead in some rooms). All rooms feature single-button mood control lighting, where pushing buttons marked work, play, and sleep will automatically shift the room's mood. 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.