Our first stop in Norway? At the gorgeous Britannia Hotel in Trondheim! Check out my full review of this stunning place below!
Disclaimer: We were guests of Britannia Hotel and each had our own suite. All opinions are, of course, my own.
The best part of planning a trip with people who also like to travel is that you can sort of divvy up the itinerary and trust them to not put you in a rat-infested hostel. Silvia handled most of our Trondheim itinerary since she’s, of course, our local Norwegian expert and she used to call this city home!
Since I didn’t do any planning, I really had no idea what to expect for our accommodation as I got on my shuttle from the airport. While I did see some photos on the website, and Silvia messaged us to tell us how nice everything was during our layover in Oslo, nothing quite prepared me for all the luxury that awaited!
A Quick Overview of My Experience
We stayed for 2 nights in their junior suites. My room was actually two floors, which I’ve never had before. I absolutely loved this hotel. Sometimes when you stay in luxury places, the staff can feel a bit intimidating, but as soon as I came in, the concierge was really friendly and warm.
It’s funny because as the concierge was instructing me on how to get to my room, she said, “It’s a bit of a walk, but it’s worth it, I promise.” And she was right. I still can’t get over that beautiful room! I actually took a really shoddy video on my phone to send my family. The first floor was a little living room area with its own bathroom, and then the second floor was my bedroom and another bathroom.
If you can splurge, I’d 100% splurge and stay here again. Everything about the hotel is beautiful from the exterior to the interior, and it’s all quite new, only have recently finished renovations in 2019.
A Review of Britannia Hotel
About the Hotel
What’s so special about this hotel?
Britannia Hotel has been a Trondheim landmark since 1870! If you can’t tell by the name, it was originally built for the wealthy British who visited for salmon fishing. While the hotel is historic, its interior is brand new! After a 3+ year renovation, it reopened only in 2019.
When is check in and check out?
Check in starts at 3:00 PM and check out ends at 12:00 PM.
Is there on-site parking?
About the Room
What kind of rooms are available?
In addition to junior suites, you can also find:
- Signature Suites
- Deluxe and Executive Suites
- Deluxe 1897 Rooms
- Superior 1897 Rooms
- Deluxe Rooms
- Superior Rooms
- Small Superior Rooms
How’s the wifi?
Strong and complimentary!
How often is the room cleaned?
Maids can come daily but of course you can request they come only after you’ve left to be more eco-friendly.
What amenities come in the bathroom?
Standard amenities including soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, and more. While their shower products aren’t tiny, I would love to see them switch to bigger bottles that stay put in the shower to be more sustainable in the future.
How’s the shower?
Is there breakfast available?
Yes, and it’s amazing! Actually, you know how sometimes on holiday you’re a bit lazy and roll down to breakfast in your PJs or something schlubby? Okay, don’t do that here because the restaurant area, called Palmehaven, is really beautiful. Put on some normal clothes before you go, and you can thank me later.
Anyway, the breakfast options are amazing, and I was so excited I didn’t take a single proper picture of the buffet spread. The salmon options alone…
Palmehaven also offers a weekday lunch buffet and weekend afternoon tea. The nicest part (besides the food) is how unique the decor is. It’s got an oasis-theme, and the ceiling and lighting change!
What onsite dining options are there?
There are actually a lot of dining options at the hotel in addition to Palmehaven for breakfast. Check out the Michelin-starred Speilsalen for fine dining, Vinbaren for wine tasting, Britannia Bar for something a bit more casual, Jonathan Grill for Japanese table grill dining, and Brasserie Britannia for bistro-style dining.
Is there a fitness center?
Yes, and it’s fantastic. I managed to squeeze in two workouts here before breakfast. There’s so much equipment, and the treadmills are set-up so that when you run, you have virtual trail in front of you to make it interesting. There are also classes offered if you check the calendar.
Is there a spa?
There is a spa! You can book appointments even if you’re not a guest. Don’t look an outside tourist walking downstairs, though, or else the doorman will chase after you to tell you not to take photos like you’re an idiot.
Is there a pool?
There’s a pool that’s included with a spa appointment.
Can I rent a bigger room for an event?
Yes! Check here for the different rooms and venues to hold larger events.
How close is the hotel to Trondheim?
Britannia is centrally-located in Trondheim. We walked all around the city to get around! The nicest part, too, is that it’s a stop on the shuttle bus line, so you’ll get dropped off right in front.
How far is from the airport?
I’d say less than an hour.
How to Stay
- Where to Book: check here for prices and availability
- Address: Dronningens gate 5, 7011 Trondheim
If you take the Vaernes Ekspressen from the airport, Britannia is one of the stops. Just let your driver know.
What do you guys think? Have you stayed here before?
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