The Rica Grand Hotel Oslo (5*) is a deluxe, full-service, commercial hotel, in a very central location on Oslo's main thoroughfare, the famous Karl Johans Gate, between the Norwegian parliament building and the Royal Palace, within walking distance of Oslo's main shopping and cultural areas, as well as its sights. The hotel`s excellent location makes it the ideal base from which to explore everything Oslo has to offer visitors. The nearest airport to the hotel is Oslo Gardermoen Airport, which is located 45km away. It is a destination favoured by international stars and Nobel Peace Prize winners alike, and remains the city's top address owing to its elegant furnishings in its 290 rooms and 52 suites, a splendid location and complete range of services that includes 18 function rooms, two bars and three fine restaurants. Artesia Spa Grand Hotel is owned and run by Artesia, the most exclusive fitness and wellbeing club in Norway, situated at Majorstuen in Oslo.
Rica Hotel Grand Oslo first opened its doors in 1874. The Louis XVI revival style building, with its hint of Nordic art nouveau and characteristic clock tower from 1913, is right on Karl Johans gate and stands as a symbol of a first-class hotel with tradition, atmosphere and style, right in the city center. Hotel facilities: 24hour reception, concierge, currency exchange, daily newspaper available, room service, Wireless internet in public areas, public internet PC for guest use available, , Wireless internet in rooms available, High speed internet in rooms, parking, ATM Cash Machine, gift shop, hairdresser, pharmacy, post, restaurants/bars, dry cleaning, laundry valet service, shoe shine, babysitting service, beauty centre, fitness centre, golf nearby hotel, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, massage, sauna, spa, steam room.
Standard rooms are comfortable and elegantly furbished. All rooms have on-demand LCD TV, telephone with direct outside line, trouser press, hairdryer, air conditioning, free internet and wireless network access, minibar.
The hotel has restaurants offering well-known Norwegian and international cuisine. The "Grand Café", where Henrik Ibsen used to eat every day, provides the largest buffet in Norway, serving sandwiches and other such items. The "Julius Fritzner" gourmet restaurant, named after the man who founded the hotel in 1874, is a top-class restaurant. In "Palmen" you can enjoy one of the restaurant's many specialities with a cup of tea, brewed in the traditional English manner. The hotel also has two more intimate, cosy bars, Limelight and Etoile Bar, which offers a pleasant view.
Artesia Spa Grand Hotel takes pleasure in offering 7 exclusive treatment rooms, including a double treatment room, as well as swimming pool, steamroom, sauna and changing rooms. All treatment rooms have bathtubs for hydrotherapy treatments along with a separate VIP-suite for groups. The spa offers all spa-related treatments; massage, facials, body treatments as well as nail design, pedicure and manicure.
Explore Oslo with your private guide, before you embark on an active expedition cruise to the Norwegian Arctic of Spitsbergen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rich in natural splendor from Polar Bears to remarkable fjords.
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