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|Name||First Hotel Grims Grenka|
|Address1||Kongens Gate 5|
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|DrivingDirections||From Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL):|
Distance to First Hotel Grims Grenka is 40 kilometres, approximately 40 minutes' drive.
Getting there. Taxis wait outside the Arrivals hall, and the fare to the city centre is approximately 500 NOK 900 NOK, depending on the number of passengers and the time of day. The Airport Express train runs every 10 20 minutes to the station in Oslo city centre, and the fare is 160 NOK for a single ticket. The SAS Airport bus leaves for Oslo every 20 minutes, and night buses are available. Journey time is approximately 35 minutes and single tickets cost 120 NOK. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. Oslo's efficient public transport network includes buses, trams, trains, and an underground (T Bane) system. Ferries run between Oslo City Hall and Bygdoy Island from April to October. Taxis are available, but very expensive.
Driving directions. From the airport, follow the E6 into the city.
Continue past the two tall buildings on the right, by Oslo's Central Station, keeping to the right hand lane.
At the sign for Sentrum S, turn sharply off the E6 towards Radhusgaten.
Follow Radhusgaten to Kongensgate and turn left.
The hotel is on the right hand side.
|Description||Location. The First Hotel Grims Grenka is located in the historic centre of Oslo, Norway, 250 metres from the nearest T bane station, Stortinget. Akershus Castle is 400 metres away and the Aker Brygge marina and National Gallery are both 800 metres from the hotel. |
Hotel Features. Opened in 2007, the seven storey First Hotel Grims Grenka is a design hotel incorporating modern Scandinavian style and Zen influenced minimalism. Amenities include a nightclub, private cinema and a health club offering a fitness suite and spa services. Multilingual staff at the 24 hour front desk are on hand to provide around the clock room service and assist with travel and tourist arrangements. Laundry and dry cleaning services are also available. The hotel offers a valet parking service.
With decor providing glimpses of the Orient, the First Hotel Grims Grenka's restaurant, Vibhava, offers a selection of Asian inspired fusion dishes. Organic drinks and caviar are served at the Tea and Cocktail Bar, while the rooftop lounge offers refreshments and panoramic city views. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning.
Business amenities include conference rooms with audio visual equipment and wireless Internet.
The local area offers opportunities for hiking, Nordic and downhill skiing, sailing, sport fishing and cycling.
Guestrooms. The 69 air conditioned guestrooms are decorated in soft shades of either green or blue and have contemporary designer furniture and Egyptian cotton sheets. All include flat screen televisions with satellite channels, wireless Internet, direct dial phones, minibars and safes. Bathrooms feature black ceramic flooring, waterfall showers and oak wood details. Bathrobes and designer toiletries are provided.
Expert Tip. In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl set out to prove that ancient Egyptians could have sailed to the Americas. The boats he built, using only technology and materials available to the original sailors, are on display at the Kon Tiki Museum.
The hotel will be undergoing renovations until the middle of May. Disturbance to guests will be kept to a minimum. Please contact the hotel for further details.
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