DR HOLMS HOTEL
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DR. HOLMS HOTEL
Dr. Holms Hotel is perhaps Norway's most famous resort hotel, known for its after ski, its famous guest and the many wealthy people with an apartment in the, huge building complex. Situated in the center of Geilo, just two minutes from the railroad station and a couple of minutes away from the ski slopes.
Holms was established in 1909, as a retreat for people with respiratory ailments, benefiting from the fresh mountain air at 800 m above sea level. The hotel opened its doors the same year as the railway between Oslo and Bergen started running, and has been a meeting point between the east and west of Norway ever since. Many major upgrades have kept the hotel´s status as a luxury resort.
The hotel has now three restaurants; the main hotel restaurant, a cafe and a American style diner with a bowling alley. You can also rent smaller dining rooms and the wine cellar for special occasions. Two restaurants closed its doors in 2016 so we look forward to a new concept coming soon.
The ski bar and lounge are is the place for the famous after ski every Saturday in the winter season and every day during Christmas and Easter. Further in, you can relax in the library which is only available for hotel guest and a quiet spot during the after ski hours. If you are in party mood, the hotel has a pub and nightclub - the Recepten Pub, but we are not sure what the plans are here this season. It has been closed at hours we expect it to be open and the hotel does not mention it in their brand new home pages.
Dr. Holms honors its history with a very nice spa and a swimming pool area with a main pool, two children’s pools and an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi.
The hotel has some challenges if they want to keep up with the newly refurbished Vestlia Resort. Many of the rooms at Dr. Holms need a face lift and a new restaurant is also required to compete with Sofias, Ekte and Hallingstuene. Maybe they should bring back the Brasserie at Dr. Holms.
Dr. Holms Hotel
+47 32 09 57 00