First Hotel Breiseth, established in 1898, is one of the classic hotels in Lillehammer. At the time of its opening, it was considered the most fashionable hotel in town.
First Hotel Breiseth is a charming hotel in downtown Lillehammer, situated by the railway station in close proximity to the city’s inspiring pedestrian area. Established in 1898, it is one of Lillehammer's oldest hotels.
The history of the "Lillehammer Painters"
In the early twentieth century, the hotel was associated with the so-called Lillehammer Painters, who painted, hosted soirées and stayed at the hotel. Many of them paid for their stay with their own artworks, and the hotel is today adorned with many beautiful paintings, and the hotel has several well-kept living rooms with paintings by famous Norwegian painters.
The Lillehammer Region offers a wide range of recreational activities. A block away, you will find Lillehammer Art Museum. The museum is one of the nation’s leading art museums, and houses a collection consisting of approx. 1400 works by Norwegian artists dating from the 1800s and until today. With its charming wooden buildings, the pedestrian streen of Lillehammer is an experience in itself. Charming, listed buildings provide the framework for a modern and friendly shopping experience, and the numerous speciality outlets offer a wide selection of products
The area is also a summer paradise for families with children, the area offers adventure parks like Hunderfossen and Lilleputthammer in addition to the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, which is open all year. During winter, the region transforms into a snow-dusted wonderland with Norway’s widest offering of alpine and cross-country skiing. And the ski bus stops right outside the hotel! Lillehammer is also a cultural city with highly acclaimed museums and festivals
Our rooms are spacious and comfortable, exuding classic charm. The reception area includes a lounge with a crackling open fireplace. Here you will find coffee, tea, newspapers and fruit. First Hotel Breiseth offers 6 superior rooms, all of which are located in the "old part" of the hotel with its associated style. All rooms have a bathroom with bath and shower, double bed and sofa bed. All superriorromas are larger than regular room categories.