Welcome to Det Lille Hotel – a well-kept secret in Risør!

The hotel boasts 17 comfortable “Seaman’s suites” in restored buildings in the historic seafaring town of Risør.Most of them are in the town centre, in buildings dating from 1863, while some are in the “Vatican”, a listed building erected in 1750, beautifully situated by the sea and Risør Trebåtbyggeri’s boatyard.

The hotel’s founders took a passion for Risør’s rich seafaring history, maritime antiquities and exciting interiors as their starting point. The hotel has evolved continually over the last 25 years, and now also offers function and conference facilities. 2018 will see the opening of “Konsulatet”, the former sexton’s house dating from 1863 with original wine cellar, dining room, bedroom with fireplace, and a beautiful garden with swimming pool.

Risør is famous for its seafood, and guests can order a delicious shellfish platter to enjoy in their suite. Breakfast can also be served in the room. There are several good bars and restaurants nearby.

The hotel has been awarded the St Olaf’s Rose quality mark by Norwegian Heritage and the county municipality’s building conservation prize.


Guided walk around Risør’s historic streets and the Second World War fortifications at Urheia. Archipelago tour in the old lifeboat “Risør II” and guided tour of Moen Trebåtbyggeri’s boatyard. Sea canoeing in the archipelago. Day trip or boat trip to the village of Lyngør.

The hotel offers an exciting gastronomy course concept, as well as wine/beer tasting with wine writer Mads Endresen.

Guests can book massage and well-being treatments in their suite.

Complimentary bikes are available for guests.