Tuesday, November 16, 2010

COMING UP DECEMBER 2010: Quality Hotel Grand, Kongsberg

As we enter the Christmas holiday season, I will attend a conference at Quality Hotel Grand, located in Kongsberg, a one-hour drive west of Oslo. Stay tuned to find out whether this is a good place to stay in the Silver city.

Kongsberg means "The king's mountain". The king in question was Christian IV of Denmark-Norway that founded the city when a large silver ore was found here in 1623. Between 1623 and 1957 1,350 tonnes (3,000,000 lb) of silver was extracted from the mines by the city. It left great wealth to the crown as well as the city.

Kongsberg is today a thriving industrial town and winter resort with roughly 30000 inhabitants. The Quality Hotel Grand is located in the city centre by the Numedalslågen river.

Around an hour drive away from Oslo and easily accessible by bus or train, the Quality Hotel Grand has a lot to offer, from inhouse restaurants, bars, night club, conference centre and a spa pool. Outside you may go shopping in the city or enjoy the nearby forests and winter sport facilities.

I will stay there for two nights early December and will share my views on this hotel here on Enjoy Food & Travel.


Quality Hotel Grand
Chr. August gate 2, N-3611 Kongsberg.
Phone: +47 32 77 28 00

Fax: +47 32 73 41 29
E-mail: Kongsberg@choice.no

Website: http://www.grandkongsberg.no/

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(Photo: Hotel website)

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