This boutique hotel is a hidden gem – tucked between Stavanger's old wooden houses and modern high-rise buildings. With 12 individually designed rooms, they invite you to a hotel stay beyond your expectations. High-quality products, comfort and exceptional service are important to them, and they will do their best to make sure that each visit will be a memorable one.
The hotel is located in a quiet area of the city centre, and you will find Stavanger's cultural attractions and city life within walking distance. Whether you are travelling for business, visiting Stavanger to experience art and culture or celebrating a special occasion, you are most welcome to Eilert Smith Hotel.
On the ground floor, is RE-NAA, the gourmet restaurant awarded with two stars in Guide Michelin. Sven Erik Renaa's focus on natural and local produce makes this a unique dining experience. The dishes are prepared and presented by his handpicked chefs and inspired by the surrounding landscape. To make a reservation please visit renaa.dinesuperb.com.
Architect: Eilert Smith
The hotel takes its name from the architect who designed it, Mr Eilert Smith. The building was designed in 1937 in a functional style that sprang from modernism. Clean and elegant, without any excess details or embellishments. The white concrete walls have rows of windows in horizontal bands. On the ground level, full-sized windows allow light into what once used to be the showroom for freezers and heaters. Form follows function in this building, and the architecture underlines functionality and efficiency as ideals of the modern era. A tall and slender tower crowned with a clock illustrates this. Even if it is bold and modern, the curved shapes and rounded corners give it a very humane expression. The hotel comes off as timeless and contemporary even if Eilert designed it more than 80 years ago. The square and areas by the hotel are intimate with a view of the fjord and reveal the Skagen neighbourhood as a charming part of the Stavanger old town. Today, the Eilert Smith Hotel offers boutique accommodation as well as Norway's best dining experience at the RE-NAA, Norway's only two-starred Michelin restaurant.