Grand Hotel Oslo
Karl Johans gate 31, 0159 Oslo, Norway
Photo by Grand Hotel Oslo
Grand Hotel OsloFrom the royal ambience of the lobby (bedecked with Murano glass chandeliers and a grand piano) to the classical elegance of the rooms, the Grand Hotel Oslo pulls out all the stops in making guests feel like visiting dignitaries—which should come as no surprise since the hotel has played host to countless actual visiting dignitaries. Nobel Peace Prize winners including the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela give interviews and greet crowds from the balcony of the eponymous Nobel Suite, but junior suites offer the best views overlooking buzzing Karl Johans Gate. Be sure to make time for a visit to the hotel’s Artesia Spa, where birch tree trunks separate the chromatherapy pool from a rooftop sun terrace.
AFAR Local Expert
almost 8 years ago
Sleep in Style at Oslo's Grand Hotel
130-year old Grand Hotel is perhaps Oslo's most well-known hotel. It is certainly one of the most luxurious and central, with a splendid location on Oslo's high street Karl Johan. Boasting an entire floor dedicated to Norwegian women, the hotel also has a spa, a colonial style restaurant complete with palm trees, a café with a heavy literary and artistic history and suites galore. The hotel was Ibsen and Nansen's second home, and is currently being used by the Nobel laureates while in Oslo for the Peace Prize ceremony.