«We want our guests to enjoy their stay as a second home»
— Benedicte & Anne Margrethe Klohs
Our mother was born on a farm in the traditional district of Toten in the eastern part of Norway. She loved going to auctions and travelling and experiencing the world. This has left a distinctive mark on the interior which consists of antiques mixed with her travel findings and interest in modern art and design. If a thing looks old here, it may be rooted in our family history. If it’s new, it is carefully selected by us to represent our personality and now part of our generation’s history.
Both of our buildings are superior examples of 19th century Bergen architecture and history. The main building was finished in 1890 as the home of one of the prominent merchant families in Bergen, before being sold to consul Conrad Mohr (1849-1926), a close friend of the famous composer Edvard Grieg.
Conrad Mohr subsequently converted the building into a foundation, “Agnes Mohrs minne”, for elderly widows in memory of his wife Agnes, who died aged 43./ In1974 it was converted into an hotel and from 1979 it has been owned and run by the Klohs family.
The second building was finished in 1880. Built for the merchant Eilert Engelsen and his family. It later came under the ownership of The University of Bergen before the Klohs family purchased it in 1996. Situated vis-a-vis the main building it became a natural extension of the hotel.