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“I would say this hotel is a cosy place to live - when you have to be away from home”

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First Hotel Breiseth
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Lillehammer
Trondheim, Norway
2 reviews
“I would say this hotel is a cosy place to live - when you have to be away from home”
Reviewed August 18, 2010

I`\ve lived at this hotel for a several times, and I`ve always liked it there. The hotel is situated near by the railway station, which I like. It`s also near by the city of Lillehammer. I will mention the nice and friendly staff who gives the hotel a very relaxed and cosy atmosphere. They also give you a nice and tasty breakfast, and in the reception area you can sit by the fire with a cup of coffee, watching the other guests or reading a newspaper. Some of the rooms are kept in their original style, and you can feel the breath from the many painters and writers who chose to live in this hotel when they stayed in Lillehammer. It`s not a modern or high-fashioned place, but charming with its own personality and soul!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2010

Stayed here for one night as part of a larger tour group. This is definitely not a "hotel" by international standard, but since it is located in a small rural area, I will rate it based on a "inn". If you want hotel standards, the Radisson SAS nearby maybe the better option.

Pros
- Comfortable beds
- Friendly service
- Fast and free internet
- Views from room (make sure you get high floor rooms as all the ground level rooms faces the streets and will be very noisy)
- Elevator even when there are only 2 floors (Yes.. don't take elevator for granted)
- Bathroom water pressure strong with hot water
- Great location... the super market, cinema, museum and main street is located just stone throw's away
- The area in general is very beautiful and quaint

Cons
- No air conditioning as with most accomodations here in remote areas
- Noise can be an issued since you have to open the window since there is no air-con
- Wear and tear here and there, decor quite old (But I believe they have upgraded room types for a higher price)
- Breakfast (included) selection should be expanded

Stayed August 2010
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Bergen
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Reviewed July 23, 2010

The service at the reception was OK, but at the restaurant, it was not.
The room were extremly shabby, as the rest og the hotel inside.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 5, 2008

I stayed in this hotel several times with a USA hockey team that went to play in Lillehammer. The staff went out of their way to be halpful, especially when my luggage was lost. Rooms were spacious and inviting. The restaurant, Tapas, was a little pricey but always very good. The hotel is convenient to the center of town and walking distance to Olympic Park- If you stay here- tell them the hockey teams say we miss you!

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  • Stayed August 2006
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed January 29, 2007

Stayed at this Hotel for one night late January 2007. We had a twin room (non-skoming) on the third floor. Reasonably quiet, excpet for some kids on the same floor who had an early start. No street noise. Got a special package including a one-day-skipass to Hafjell. Room was clean though a bit worn, and if not huge, spacious enough for me and my friend and all our bags containing skiing equipment. Bathroom floor was heated. Breakfast is good, eggs, bacon, enough cold cuts and fresh rolls and bread. The location is also very central. Went to the slopes with our own car, hotel provides no transfer but there is a bus service (not free) from the Station across the street.

I enjoyed my stay, especially the rate. Clean and good hotel. No extravaganza but still a good middle class hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2006

We stayed 3 nights over the Christmas holidays. The location of the hotel was good. However, the services during this period were non-existant. Housekeeping supplied clean towels, but did not make-up the bed or clean the bathroom during our stay (management stated that they were only providing limited services during the holiday period). The hotel restaurant (Tapas) was closed on Christmas day. The hotel staff did not inform us that Lillehammer's restaurants would be closed too, so we settled for a hotdog from 7-11 for lunch and dinner on Christmas day. Norway is not a place to visit during the holidays.

The room was satisfactory, but the bed was uncomfortable. I would only consider the hotel for its location being near the town center and railway station.

Stayed December 2005
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Property: First Hotel Breiseth
Address: Jernbanegata 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oppland > Lillehammer
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Lillehammer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — First Hotel Breiseth 3*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
First Hotel Breiseth, established in 1898, is one of the oldest hotels in Lillehammer. At the time of its opening, it was considered the most fashionable hotel in town. During its first 40 years of operation the hotel was very popular among a group of artist. Cash was not always forthcoming, and as a result the hotel received a number of paintings still decorating its walls. As a guest at our hotel you will be within walking distance of attractions like Maihaugen, Lillehammer art museum, the pedestrian precinct Gagata, several restaurants and a range of activities. Ski bus to Hafjell departs close to the hotel. ... more   less 
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