Classical European grandeur, luxurious rooms, and a chance to feel the living pulse of history awaits those entering the Grand Hotel Oslo, easily among the finest examples of traditional Grand Hotels. From the royal ambience of the stately lobby (bedecked with chandeliers and a grand piano) to the absolutely plush rooms, the Grand Hotel Oslo pulls out all the stops in making guests feel like visiting dignitaries. This should come as no surprise, since the Grand Hotel has played host to countless actual visiting dignitaries. Its Nobel Suite is where Nobel prize winners give interviews, and it’s from this suite’s balcony that more famous recipients (including such notable guests as the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela) traditionally greet crowds. The Grand manages to be luxurious without being overly ostentatious, in part due to small touches of artistic whimsy found within the hotel. Rooms are immaculate (as one would expect), and all feature top-of-the-line furnishings, fixtures, and unique objets d’art.