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Oslo
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice and helpful staff. Breakfast was nice, room was ok. Whole hotel is not very modern, but has some charme and is clean. We had a beautiful weekend in Lillehammer and would return and also recommend it to friends. Just do not expect anything state of the art, but I doubt that exists in the Lillehammer hotel-scene.

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HannaStenberg, General Manager at First Hotel Breiseth, responded to this review

Hi Chris_2014-norway- Thank you for this wonderful review! I am especially glad to hear that you were well taken care of by our staff. Please come back soon!

Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small hotel. Old rooms that should have been renovated. Ok breakfast. Great service from the staff. Located in the centre og Lillehammer right next to the train station. Also they offer parking if you come with car.

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HannaStenberg, General Manager at First Hotel Breiseth, responded to this review

Hi rolfe644! Thank you for this nice review. I am glad that you enjoyed the service, provided by our committed staff. Hope to see you again soon!

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is overall very pleasing, it has free stable wifi, free sauna, which is so important for me after skiing, and free parking. A small issue I had was that my room wasnt being warmed up properly, but it was my fault for not reporting it to reception, they would most likely solve the issue :) If you are looking...

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HannaStenberg, General Manager at First Hotel Breiseth, responded to this review

Hi Alex B! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such nice feedback. I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that you had good skiing possibilities in Hafjell. Nice to hear that you also liked the sauna! I am sorry, though, that your room was not properly warmed up at arrival....

Vedbaek, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful reception in a crisis situation with my car breaking down on the road to Lillehammer in the middle of the night. Fixed me a snack and helped me to find a repair shop. Nice room and very good breakfast. Central in Lillehammer and cosy, historic atmosphere.

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HannaStenberg, General Manager at First Hotel Breiseth, responded to this review

Hi N7164LUchristine! Thank you so much for these nice words! It makes me especially happy to hear that you were well taken care of by the staff, in a difficult situation. Also nice to hear that you could feel our coziness and historic atmosphere, which we are very proud of. :) Please come back soon!

Sarpsborg, Norge
Reviewed 7 December 2016

As usual, great service! The hotel Breiseth gives you a historic feel, memories from long gone times, interesting paintings! The staff is very service oriented and helpful - rooms and beds is good - always clean! Great Staff - they make you feel right at home!

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HannaStenberg, General Manager at First Hotel Breiseth, responded to this review

Dear SERASM. Thank you for these wonderful words, and for taking the time to share them on Tripadvisor. It warms our hearts to hear that we succeeded in making you feel at home - this is exactly what we want our guests to feel. We hope to see you again really soon.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a hotel located in an old building. The rooms are OK, but definitely somewhat out of date when it comes to the interior and the bathroom. However, your basic needs are well taken care of including coffee machine in the room.

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HannaStenberg, General Manager at First Hotel Breiseth, responded to this review

Hi Ulrik Frederik M. Thank you for good feedback! We are taking some actions these days, and giving some of our rooms a "facelift". We are, however, proud of our "oldfashioness", and we will strive to combine the old charm with modern comfort. Hope to see you again in the future!

Porsgrunn, Norway
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It was good an cheap. There was machines instead of a "normal" lobby. You just plotted in the reservation code and got out the keys, and the same when checking out. Had a bit of a problem, made reservation trough hotels.com, don't do that. I got a mail with reservation code, but it was an entirely different code. Had to...

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Hi Josef F. Thank your for this nice feedback! I wish to welcome you back in the future.

Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Stayed for one night again room was comfortable but starting to look tired. Breakfast was very good. Staff were all very helpful, waffles went down well with the children,and free car parking is good. We will use this hotel again but it would be good if the owners updated this good hotel. The staff obviously look after what they have...

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HannaStenberg, General Manager at First Hotel Breiseth, responded to this review

Hi Mark M! Thank you for your kind words! We are especially glad to hear that your kids enjoyed staying with us - we love having kids as visitors! :) It is also good that you liked our breakfast buffet. Welcome back soon!

Moelv
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Nice stay, nice staff. Cozy room. I much enjoyed the collection of Norwegian art and the nutritious breakfast allowing us to take plenty of time for the morning meal. Convenient to stay in the center of Lillehammer.

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Hi HelentE7732QO. Thank you for taking the time to give us this lovely review! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our art collection, and that our breakfast gave you a good start of the day. Hope to see you again soon. :)

Horten, Norway
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have been there before and love the friendly atmosphere in the house and among the crew. The bigger rooms have it own soul and a friendly atmosphere giving us a good feeling and enough space to feel comfortable and free. Very good hotel, one night stay is too short, we will come back.

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Dear guest. On behalf of team Breiseth: A warm thank you for this wonderful review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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Address: Jernbanegata 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oppland > Lillehammer
Price Range: $136 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — First Hotel Breiseth 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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