Photo of hotel garden and poolPhoto of the suites in Buvika

The history of Det Lille Hotel

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It started as a hobby and a dream.

A passion for Risør's rich seafaring history, for old antiques, wooden houses and furnishings, is the starting point for the story of Det Lille Hotel.

Welcome to our slightly different hotel.

Oddvar Halvorsen and a wooden boat
Oddvar Halvorsen, former owner and entrepreneur
Park Café and Tollboden. Photo: Kathrine Sørgård

Member of De Historiske Hotel og Spisesteder

On January 1, 2019, we became a member of De Historiske Hotel og Spisesteder. "De Historiske" is no ordinary hotel chain, it is an independent collection of Norway's most charming hotels and restaurants. Here you will find something for every taste

Mette and Bernt Bertelsen. Photo: Kathrine Sørgård

The adventure lives on

In 2021, the Bertelsen family took over Det Lille Hotel. The hotel has since been expanded with a new department in the city's old Tollbod, as well as two new restaurants - Tollboden 1865 and Park Café.  

We hope to welcome you to Risør and Det Lille Hotel in the near future, and we're sure you'll enjoy your stay in our beautiful little town.

With best wishes,

The Bertelsen family and all the staff at Det Lille Hotel