In the heart of Sandnes city center, a one-minute walk from the train station and right on the cozy pedestrian street called Langgata, lies one of Norway’s most distinctive hotels and restaurants. GamlaVærket Gjæstgiveri & Tracteringssted is more than just a hotel, it is a story.


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Dating back to 1783, GamlaVærket has been a member of The Historic Hotels & Restaurants since 2011.

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.

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A Sandnes gem

Dining at GamlaVærket

The Restaurant at GamlaVærket is definitely one of Sandnes’ gems. It is a cozy setting with charming service. In the nice summer weather, you can sit outside under the sun, while on cooler days,  you can sit by our glass-walled area looking out to the street. Even just as cozy, we also have seating areas surrounded by the old brick walls and candlelight.

Historical Double Room

20 sqm
2 persons
Free WiFi
Breakfast included

Our Historical Double Room features wooden flooring and a private bathroom. There can be either two comfortable single beds, or one large double bed. The room is also equipped with a flat-screen TV, telephone, hairdryer, heater, work desk, and a comfortable armchair. Breakfast is always included.

from NOK 1 695,- / per night


22 sqm
2 persons
Free WiFi
Breakfast included

Our Standard Double Room features wooden flooring, a large double bed, and a private bathroom. The room is furnished with a flat-screen TV, telephone, coffee machine, hairdryer, heater, work desk, wardrobe, and a comfortable armchair. Breakfast is always included.

from NOK 1 495,- / 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.


Contact Information


St. Olavsgata 38
4306 Sandnes

Phone: +47 51 68 51 70
Fax: +47 51 68 51 71

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