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    Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim, Norway.

    I don't know if anyone here has ever stayed at this hotel in the past, I have not, but since the competition in Trondheim is spicing up, they were forced to renovate the hotel.

    They are now done, with a final cost at the bottom line near 115 million NOK.

    Even though they speak Norwegian in this video, you will be able to see their new hotel inside.

    http://www.adressa.no/tv/?id=29477&autoplay=1
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    Looks like a nice renewal.
    Never had one single night in Royal garden, but when it first opened, it was THE hotel to stay at in Trondheim..., it was like the Waldorf Astoria.
    And when you asked people about their trip to Trondheim and where they spent the night, they raised a couple of inches, got stars in their eyes and said: -"Royal Garden" with a sound and feeling like you should belive they staid at a Royal castle of some sort :-)
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    • #3
      I agree... Royal Garden was THE place in town... it was at their height, they were just so modern and ahead of their time. Now, the competition is a lot tougher.
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      • #4
        As I have stayed at the Royal Garden Hotel, I was very interested to see the video and had intended to reply to pakarang's post. That I have taken so long to do so hasn't only been due to looking out my photos from March 2003. It's mostly because I couldn't quite decide, let alone explain, why I wasn't entirely won over by this total no-expense-spared "makeover".

        Sterkoder's delightful post is such a fascinating a bit of social history and a record of the status of the hotel in the 1980's. Two decades later I could still feel something of this about the place, and moreover it then had SAS in the name at a time when the association with the national carrier also conferred a certain cachet.

        The room views in the video were nice to see, but something about the public spaces, for all their stylish modern elegance, still left me feeling vaguely dissapointed. Was it only that now there is so much similarly well executed interior design that this particular example no longer stands out as anything "special"?

        But then I had a eureka moment and realised what it was I was missing - the garden in Royal Garden Hotel!








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          The glass covered atriums had were the kind of attractive public spaces that made you feel good and want to spend time there however comfortable your room. This was my favourite place to hang out, a series of terraces by the steps.

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          • #6
            Great additional images!

            For some reason, this hotel is "very 80's" to me, but that might be my opinion only.

            I have to quickly also say that I have not been to the hotel after their renovation, but I plan some day to go there... I promise.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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