A historical journey to something elegant and brand new
Between Stavanger’s old wooden houses and modern high-rise buildings you find Eilert Smith Hotel. Our luxury boutique hotel with only 12 rooms is named after architect Eilert Smith, who originally designed the building back in 1937. Functionalist architecture was popular in Stavanger in the 1930’s, and institutions, businesses and private houses were built in this new and international style. Our building in Nordbogata 8 was not designed as a hotel back then, but as a shop and storehouse for the local farmers’ cooperative.
On the ground floor, where RE-NAA has its two star Michelin restaurant today, there used to be a showroom where heaters and freezers would be displayed. On the first floor there was a shop where you could buy parts for your tractor or other farm machinery. The administration and marketing department had their offices on the second floor, and on the third floor there was a large storage space. At the top, where Eilert’s Residence is today, there was a large rooftop terrace.