Kronen Gaard Hotel

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Discover Kronen Gaard Hotel, which was once the Swiss-chalet style estate of the prominent Wathne family.

Kronen Gaard Hotel was constructed during the historic reign of the United Kingdom’s famed Queen Victoria, who sat on the British throne from 1837 to 1901.

Built in 1898, Kronen Gaard Hotel came from humble origins as the personal summer country residence of the Wathne family. They developed their magnificent abode to resemble Swiss chalet-style architecture. In 1925, the Wathnes sold the home to Austrian Franz Salerius Faydt. Fleeing Austria to avoid military service, Francis Salerius Faydt enjoyed a life of solitude until his death in 1928. It was then sold to Gudrun Baade Jensen, who used the building as a women's psychiatric nursing home. The serene and tranquil surroundings invited an idyllic setting for relaxation and rehabilitation. Kjell and Sygni Steinsvåg, purchased the facility in 1953 and continued to run the institution under the name “Trodne.” After 57 years, the psychiatric facility closed and was renovated into a luxury country Kronen Gaard Hotel. Today, the Kronen Gaard Hotel is among the best historic hotels to visit in Norway.

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