Its story began when a man named Lauritz Smith Pedersen established Sandnes Teglverk (Brickworks), or GamlaVærket (The Old Factory), as it was known locally. It grew to become a prominent tile production factory and continue to expand its production to several new branches. It was the first industrial factory not only in Sandnes, but in all of Rogaland county, successfully producing and selling clay products such as bricks, pots, and drainage pipes, among others.
Today, the carefully preserved walls that Pedersen build for his factory over 230 years ago transport the guests of GamlaVærket’s hotel and restaurant to an authentic glimpse of Norway’s industrial history. With 28 romantic and cozy guestrooms, individually furnished and styled, GamlaVærket Hotel in Sandnes offers each guest a personalized experience with charming service and amenities reflecting a unique piece of Norwegian history.
from NOK 1 195,- / per night
from NOK 1 395,- / per night
What People are Saying
“All was perfect!”
Arrived to a warm reception teeming with life and happy sounds. The atmosphere grabbed me instantly, totally changing my mood. All staff members were great, smiling, helpful and efficient. This was a total pleasure and I highly recommend a visit to anyone with business near Sandnes.
“Fantastic classic hotel!”
This beautiful classic hotel is located right smack in the middle of downtown Sandnes. The rooms are classically designed, spot clean and with very soft comfy beds. The restaurant here is particularly good. Offering gourmet food in generous portions.
A really lovely historic hotel, oozing charm, comfort and absolutely first-class service. Wonderful ambiance with many of the features of the old brick works and pottery in the reception rooms. We loved it.
“Best service ever!”
GamlaVaerket is a lovely little boutique hotel in the center of the city. It’s in an excellent location to visit nearby beaches, or Pulpit Rock. The rooms are large, airy, and bright, and the bathrooms charming and functional.