Stavanger's unknown hotel gem, Eilert Smith

Nettavisen has visited the new unique boutique hotel, Eilert Smith, in Stavanger. Here you get 12 stylish and comfortable rooms of the highest quality.

Written by: Morten Steingrimsen and Truls Oma

From Felleskjøpet to Michelin Restaurant

It is the renowned Stavanger- the architect, Eilert Smith, who designed this iconic functionalist building that formerly housed Rogalan Felleskjøp. After an extensive renovation, the building was transformed into a vibrant and modern hotel that opened for guests in 2019. By then they had also got the spectacular Michelin restaurant, RE-NAA (two stars) on board.

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No dining hall food is served in the room

From the time we arrived at Sola airport, it didn’t take many minutes before we were parked outside the Eilert Smith hotel. There we were met by the hotel host, Hanne. After a pleasant and quick check-in, we were each assigned a mobile code that also served as a key card. A somewhat non-traditional way of doing it is painted clever, modern and efficient when the hotel does not have a receptionist present at all times.

The rooms are very well thought out with their own kitchen solutions, clean and with several good technical solutions. The hotel does not have its own dining room, guys they make good arrangements so that meals can be served in the rooms. We bachelor’s degree for breakfast and were served perfect scrambled eggs, salmon, freshly baked bread and incredibly good coffee which contributed to a particularly good start to the day. Read more about the hotel here

Exclusive suite for special occasions

In addition, we got a sneak peek at their most exclusive suite , Eilert Smith Residence. With a great view of Stavanger and a stylish interior, this is a very special room that can be used for various occasions such as weddings, meetings or just a romantic evening for two.

If you want a hotel experience out of the ordinary , where you as a guest feel well looked after with exceptionally good service and centrally located in Stavanger, then Eilert Smith is a hotel for you. Here you book accommodation.

Facts about Eilert Smith:

Price

: Eilert Smith houses only 12 hotel rooms of various sizes. The cheapest rooms (remarkable single) are at NOK. 2690 per night, guys it gets progressively more expensive the bigger the room guy wants. For some room sizes, a minibar is also included. Prices remain unchanged throughout the year and are not adjusted based on demand. If you want that little extra, you can for a few extra kroner pack in other offers such as fjord cruises, city walks, etc.

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: The hotel delivers a high standard in everything from service, cleanliness, food and more. The building is also architect built, so many great details around the hotel. Lack of own fitness centre, solved by offering free entry to a health club just around the corner from the hotel.

Breakfast

: RE-NAA delivers a traditional, good and tasty Norwegian breakfast that you can have served in the room at the desired time. A fun twist that makes this hotel a little extra special. We liked this!

Suitable for

: Eilert Smith is for hotel guests who want a high requirement, particularly good service, quiet surroundings and a good location in Stavanger. The hotel is very cozy and intimate with exceptionally friendly staff who ensure a memorable stay. Here we felt that we were in the best hands.

Other sights

: Stavanger has a lot to offer, everything from the Norwegian Oil Museum to exciting street art. If you are lucky enough to be in Stavanger at the turn of June/July, the Gladmat Festival can be recommended.

Location: The hotel is located on the edge of the Vågen harbor area, in the center of Stavanger, surrounded by beautiful wooden buildings and a short distance to most things in the city. The star restaurant RE-NAA can be found on the first floor.

Improvement potential
: The bedrooms are equipped with a sensing unit which means that at the slightest movement the lights in the room will automatically be switched on. This can be easily adjusted, guys the technical panel is not easy to find. One of us therefore experienced that the light was never turned off for the night.


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