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A hotel with history

Our motto is genuine hospitality. For over 70 years, we have taken pride in welcoming many a guest - business travelers from all over the world, as well as tourists from near and far.

Geir-Aage, Owner and General Manager


Genuine hospitality for over 70 years

The initiator of the hotel project was Arne Guttormsen. In the 1940s the county of Kongsberg had realized the need of a place for travellers to stay. There weren't many motels or hotels in the city and with the Olympic Games coming to Oslo in 1952, the county saw the opportunity to promote the city and the industry of Kongsberg. 

Arne Guttormsen bought the land from Kongsberg County in 1947. The initial application to the county stated hotel as primary business. There were some problems when trying to finance the project, since the hotel became a lot more expensive than initially planned. The hotel opened 4 years later in May 1951.


The hotel had 4 floors as well as a basement. The basement was used for storage and large events, as the largest room held up to 250 people. The restaurant, bar and front desk was located on the first floor. 

The hotel was later sold to Andresen, a famous shipowner. Ole and Guri Sel bought the hotel in 1967 and it has since then been kept in the family. Gro Sel and Geir-Aage Tveito have been in charge since 1990. Best Western Plus Gyldenløve Hotell is now a member of the World's Largest Hotel Chain, Best Western, and has been so for quite some years now. The hotel is non-smoking and is certified with an eco friendly program.


We welcome you to what we believe is Kongsberg's friendliest hotel!

Eco-friendly hotel

Best Western Plus Gyldenløve Hotell was one of the first hotels in our area to be awarded an environmental certificate. We reduce costs and benefiits in areas such as waste reduction, waste treatment, sorting, energy consumption, water consumption and work environment.

We also put demands on our suppliers to be environmentally responsible, to their materials use/consumption and recycling of carton, paper, bottles, etc.

Our hotel has been awarded an environmental certificate.


As one of several measures to be a driving force for the environment and support our environmental profile, we offer several charging stations for electric cars.

We encourage you as a guest to make good choices for the environment. Welcome to us!

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