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    Dr Holms Hotel in Geilo

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

Just as Raffles defines Singapore, Dr. Holms Hotel is Geilo.  It was opened in 1909 by - you guessed it - Dr. J.C. Holms, a specialist in respiratory diseases, who established the destination as a place in which you could breathe fresh mountain air. It has since become one of the most famous hotels in Norway and, like most historic hotels, trades off its now-faded grandeur. It still creates an old-fashioned, old-world atmosphere - and some would say it also still has its 'old-world' furnishings. For a sense of occasion, for a sense of place...then this would be the place to stay. However, for style, finesse and modern amenities, best base yourself elsewhere!

There are 127 rooms, spread across four floors in a rabbit-warren of corridors and stairways. If you are an old romantic and hold fond memories of staying at your grandmothers house, then stay in the historic wing of the hotel. Long floral drapes, luxuriant carpets and dressing tables await. If you want things a little more current - perhaps the 1960's? - choose the north or east wing.

Wherever you stay, there a plenty of facilities at your disposal; a great restaurant with a good kitchen (genuinely outstanding feedback - we've never been lucky enough to eat here but what we've heard is outstanding), a cosy bar, the infamous Dr. Holms Shiseido Spa,  a wellness centre with 2 swimming pools,Turkish steambath and sauna and solarium, gymnasium, boutique, beauty parlour, baby sitting services, laundry facilities, library, wine cellar, Bowl & Dine American diner, Restaurant Brasserie, Cafe Lobby and a pub. Phew!

Service is attentive, in that finest old-fashioned way, and the over-all experience is one of traditional luxury. Not for everyone, but if you enjoy staying in a Grand Old Dame of a hotel, then Dr. Holms will be right up your alley.

  • Concierge Service
  • Fireplace
  • Front Desk
  • Gym
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Ski Lockers
  • Spa Treatments
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television
  • WiFi (free)

Near the centre of town, but very much on the Salaatta side of the valley. Indeed, the base area is just up the road.

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  • Concierge Service
  • Fireplace
  • Front Desk
  • Gym
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Ski Lockers
  • Spa Treatments
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television
  • WiFi (free)

Near the centre of town, but very much on the Salaatta side of the valley. Indeed, the base area is just up the road.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.