TRAVEL ALERT! Important information about the Coronavirus situation in Norway
close
Dynamic Variation:
Offers
x

There was not an exact match for the language you toggled to. You have been redirected to the nearest matching page within this section.

Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Search & Book Sponsored Links
  • Hotels

    Scandic Hotels – in all major cities from north to south

    Nordic Choice Hotels – a different hotel company

    Thon Hotels – with fantastic breakfast

    Radisson Blu Hotels – discover your favourite destinations

    Citybox – modern and affordable hotels in a central location

  • Getting Here & Around

    Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia

    AutoEurope – always a smooth car rental experience

    Vy express – travel with bus throughout Norway

    DFDS – Europe’s leading ferry operator 2012-2020

    Rent-A-Wreck – the smart car rental alternative

    Arctic Campers – Norway’s camper van rental

    NOR-WAY Bussekspress – travel green with express busses

    Vy – it should be easy to travel green

    Cabin Campers – your cottage on four wheels

    SJ NORD – the adventure starts on the train

  • Tours & Round trips

    Hurtigruten – "The World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage"

    Authentic Scandinavia – exciting Norway tours

    Up Norway – tailored journeys

    Norrøna Hvitserk – expeditions and adventure holidays

    Fjord Tours – experience Norway in a nutshell® with one ticket

    50 Degrees North – unforgettable tailor-made and small group tours to Norway

    Discover Norway – skiing, biking and hiking tours in Norway

    Norwegian Holidays – low-price package holidays with Norwegian. Flight, hotel and rental car

    Secret Atlas – Svalbard and Northern Norway. Small Ship with 12 guests.

    Stromma – sightseeing, excursions and experiences with bus, boat and train.

    Book Nordics – tours and activities, safaris, daytrips, expeditions, cabins and adventure stays

  • Cottages & Holiday Houses

    DanCenter – your specialist in holiday homes in Norway

    Norgesbooking – book your perfect cabin stay in Norway

  • Alpine mountain resorts

    Beitostølen – adventure and delight all year

  • Offers

Search
or search all of Norway

Eastern Norway Innlandet LILLEHAMMER

Mølla Hotel

  • Elvegaten 12, Lillehammer
  • +47 61057080
  •  /  km From You
Overview
Details
Meeting Facilities

Mølla Hotell, the most charming hotel in Lillehammer is situated in the center of the city, not fare from the railway/buss station. Mølla Hotell has 58 rooms and conference facilities.   

After a complete restoration and refurbishment, the historic Lillehammer Mill House has been transformed into one of the worlds most unusual hotels! Staying at Mølla Hotel, you are surrounded by the mill's original architecture and machinery - along with photographs and memorabilia from the 1994 Winter Olympics.


An unforgettable experience! Mølla Hotel is located in the heart of Lillehammer, just steps away from Lillehammer's lively shopping street, "Gågata", and not far from Maihaugen and Sigrid Undset's home, Bjerkebæk. Skiing and family fun can be found only 15 km away at Hafjell Alpine Center  and Hunderfossen Family Park/Hunderfossen Winter Park. 

Ingeniously designed from a grits-mill with silos used for grain storage, the Molla Hotel is located right in the city centre of Lillehammer, The mill’s transformation into a hotel was rapid, taking place over a twelve-month period, to open in time for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. The rooms are constructed from either one, two or three silos.

The Egon Restaurant is located in what was the old grinding house, which dates back to 1863, and serves food throughout the day. The outside seating area overlooks the Mesna River, which runs beside the hotel, its banks once home to many mills.

The Toppen Bar, situated on the top of the hotel, is appropriately ski jump-themed and proudly displays the skis used back in 2005 by Bjorn Einar Romoren, the renowned Norwegian ski jumper, when he secured the world record. As you would expect, the views from here are vast and panoramic, looking right around the city, valleys and hills.

 

History – from mill and granary to one of the world's most unusual hotels.

In the early 1990s, Lillehammer Aktiemølle was the only remaining mill left in the region. After 130 years, modern-day demands for more effective systems caught up with the operation, and the production closed down in summer 1991.

Mølla Hotell is the brainchild of architects Halvorsen and Reine who worked on other assignments in the region when they spotted Lillehammer Aktiemølle standing there as a withered straw.

This is the architects' story: During our work on other hotels in Lillehammer, we visited the area regularly. On our travels, we spotted Felleskjøpet's milling facilities. Town-centre location, close to river Mesna, a stone's throw from Lillehammer town centre and its pedestrian precinct –

what architect could resist? We couldn't. One day we stopped and paid the miller a visit. He was as millers should be – friendly and obliging. Together we crawled into, and up and down, a piece of Lillehammer's history, and later wriggled our way out in a completely different place to where we had entered – with cobwebs in our hair and stars in our eyes.  This definitely had the potential to become something special – particularly as we were in the heart of the town which was to host the 1994 Olympics. There were 2-metre-thick stone walls, blocked alcoves and windows, secret rooms, narrow passages, mysterious transport chutes, strange machinery and installations – and grain, flour dust and chaff everywhere.

We were told that the milling operation was closing down, and that the property was for sale. In other words, a potential assignment for the architects – and a very interesting one too. Investors and banks were enthusiastic; this was a product they believed in. The aim was to reflect the character of the operation for which this building had served for generations – in details as well as overall.  Its name became Mølla Hotell, and following 1 ½ years of conversion work, the hotel was ready to receive guests for the Olympic Games 1994.

In the heyday of milling, Lillehammer was renowned for its many water posts, and today you will find the highest one in town, Toppen Bar, underneath the glass dome of the silo. Water posts were places where people met, and this is exactly what we would like it to be – an informal meeting point.  But rest assured – at Mølla, we serve more than water to get the wheel turning.

Mølla Hotell forms part of Lillehammer and Gudbrandsdalen’s cultural concept "Into Norway - Home of Culture". Are you looking to experience and learn more about Norwegian culture, history, and food traditions on your journey? Maybe in combination with activities in beautiful surroundings? Would you like to stay in unique, historical settings at their most authentic, leaving you with lifelong memories? Find more inspiration at intonorway.com.


  • Last Updated:
  • Source: Visit Lillehammer

General

Accessibility
  • Guide dogs are welcome

Accommodation

Apartments
  • Number of bedrooms: 58
Hotel facilities
  • Bar
  • Conference facilities
  • Dry cleaning available
  • Fitness room
  • Lunch pack
  • Pet friendly
In-room facilities
  • Room service

Plan Your Trip

Getting here
  • Outdoor parking - surcharge
  • Parking
Services
  • Free WiFi
  • Pets allowed

Taste Norway

Restaurant & café
  • Breakfast
Facility Info
  • Conference personnel
  • Sleeping Rooms 58
Green Travel
The Mølla Hotel has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Eco-Lighthouse
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
TripAdvisor Reviews
Traveler Reviews in partnership with TripAdvisor
Your Recently Viewed Pages