Friday, February 26, 2010

Losby Gods - a manor house hotel

Losby Gods is a stately home converted into one of the best hotels in Norway. It is located less than an hour away from Oslo city centre and is a wonderful blend of old and new.

The old manor has been brought back to its former glory, and all the small and large rooms are filled with antiques. The modern complex is built completely in harmony with the old manor.

The origin of the present manor house goes back to 1744, when Peder Cudrio, a wealthy Christiania merchant merchant built up a vaste estate in order to run his lumber business. The present manor is built in Swiss chalet style dating back to middle of the 19th century.

There are, I recollect, no guest rooms in the old manor house. I stayed in the new wing of Losby Gods years ago, when I served as Head of Information at the Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service. I enjoyed a spacious luxurious room with view to the dense spruce forest surrounding the hotel.

Very few hotel experiences in Norway may compete with Losby Gods. Staying here was an extraordinary experience. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner during our two stay and all the food was extraordinary good.

This seem to be the case even know. My good friend and Enjoy Food & Travel co-writer Ketil Zahl stayed at Losby Gods recently and was equally impressed by the hotel.

For those of you that wonder how much it would cost to stay here I can tell that prices vary. During weekends it is not too expensive, whereas during the week prices are much higher, as Losby Gods is very popular as a conference hotel. If you choose an all inclusive (except alcohol), you will end up close to €300 per night.

Some hotels are really worth to pay for, and this is certainly the case with Losby Gods. It combines tradition, comfort, class, and may boast of an exquisite kitchen using the best ingredients Norway can offer.

Losby Gods
Losby Veien
1475 Finstadjordet, Norway
Phone: +47 67 92 33 00

Location of Losby Gods

See this map of Oslo and surrounding areas

View Oslo on Enjoy Food & Travel - from A-Z in a larger map

More on Losby Gods

See this short film from Losby Gods and surrounding area taken during winter of 2009, the coldest in living memory.

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