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Det Lille Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Storgt.5, Risor 4950, Norway
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here Aug1-5 for the wooden boat festival and then a couple days after. The pics on the website give a perfect/accurate glimpse of what you'll get when you arrive! Beautiful, elegant rooms from the '1860s that make you feel like you live there. The breakfast in the main building is perfection, the food is great and the atmosphere... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

....arguably more B&B (with an optional &B) than hotel. But with expectations understood it's a quite unique and enjoyable experience. I don't wish to be unfair/harsh in writing this, but I would prefer here to other normal 'hotels'. Read the other full reviews that say how it works but I would recommend it when you understand it. The rooms are... More

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D_Arnesen, Manager at Det Lille Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review and glad you enjoyed your stay! Breakfast is optional because guests have a full kitchen in the suite and some prefer to make breakfast themselves. We do not offer dinner but good restaurants are a short walk away from the suites, and guests can order some room service, for example a seafood platter delivered to... More

Nesoya, Norway
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time staying over night in Risor, and we decided to stay 2 nights at Det Lille Hotel due to the good reviews on TripAdvisor. It was just wonderful! The hotel has suites on different places around town and we stayed in an old historic building in Buvika, in the Styrmannssuite. The suite is a small home... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Being 4th time in Risor area means something - we love this place and will come back even more frequently. This time we have have stayed in this hotel (previously we have tried some other private cabins - one with hot tub is worthy to try!). Very positive experience and rating for: -location -swimming pool next to the hotel -easy... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were encouraged to book this hotel in the south after a successful visit to Tromso last year. We were not disappointed. The hotel comprises a number of suites around Risor with breakfast and administration taking place in the central hotel unit. We were made most welcome from the start and the accommodation is of an excellent standard. We quickly... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We picked this hotel simply because we wanted to break our drive from Oslo to Stavanger where we were taking a boat to Bergen. Risør was recommended in a guide book as a good place to visit on the south coast and there were only two hotels in town to choose from. We booked for one night and ended up... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We booked to stay here as part of a weekend kayaking trip round the nearby islands and were just blown away by the style, character and comfort. We stayed in a suite just out of town and cycled in, using the hotel's bicycles for meals and company. The Sjomanns suite is beautifully decorated and has a cosy "Welcome home" feel... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We planned to stay at Risør for two nights and picked det lille hotel because of the good press. We were not disappointed. We had the shipowners suite on Solsiden and loved it: spacious, clean, practical. He harbour right in front it oozed a sense of history. Our hosts were helpful in any way they could, bicycles are free to... More

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D_Arnesen, Manager at Det Lille Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind review, great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Henriksen Suite! Also thank you for the feedback about breakfast, we now offer a good breakfast in Seilet beside reception, instead of the self service breakfast provided in the suites, we still provide tea & coffee in the suite. More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stumbled upon Det Lille Hotel in October 2012 by chance and as we had not booked in advance were surprised to find that they had vacancies which met our requirements of being able to provide for myself, my mother and my grandmotherin one easy access self catering apartment. The business owner was exceptionally accomodating as were other staff, we... More

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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Really nice hotel in a charming old town. The rooms are spread around the place, they are converted houses and apartments, furnished with period pieces from the shipping era of the last two centuries. Incredibly well done, spacious, warm and welcoming, loads of room to entertain. I can honestly say I can't remember a more charming hotel room and I... More

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Address: Storgt.5, Risor 4950, Norway
Location: Norway > Southern Norway > Aust-Agder > Risor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Det Lille Hotel 2*
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Award winning boutique hotel in the beautiful town of Risør on Norway's south coast. The hotel has 14 comfortable suites each with a unique maritime theme. There are 10 suites in the centre of the town and four suites ten minutes walk from the centre, in a beautifully restored wooden building from 1750.All suites have kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom. Breakfast, WiFi and parking are all included in the room price. Bikes are available for guests to borrow, there is an outdoor pool in summer, and boat rental is available. ... more   less 
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