Travel through some of Norway's wildest nature to the Vestlia Resort in Geilo, designed by the renowned Norwegian architect Helene Hennie, the deep tones, reclaimed wood and smattering of famous artworks make this a seriously stylish ski stop right on the piste. On the quieter, Geilolia, side of the resort, the hotel boasts the largest collection of antique drinking vessels in Norway and paintings by Edvard Munch. Even the pool is designed around the fairytale works of Theodor Kittelsen.
The hotel is a food haven working with a whole host of local providers for some incredibly tasty dishes, there's also a swanky private dining area for larger groups. The restaurant is kept lubricated from the wine cellar and wine room and the slopes look down through the windows. All a spectacular place to stay if you're looking to ski in Geilo, Norway and we haven't got round to talking about the award-winning spa, two pools, waterslide, bowling alley and huge children's soft play area.
What we like about the Vestlia Resort
- Fresh bread and cinnamon buns available after skiing from the Highland Bakery
- Two pool areas, saunas, hot tub, spa, water slide, bowling alley, children's playland and a fitness centre
- The hotel prides itself on food, with local produce and influences aplenty, there are also mountain views from the restaurant
- You can easily get to the town centre via the shuttle bus (the hotel is on the quieter side of the resort)
- There are two pool areas one is free for guests and the other, in the climate zone, is free to use if you have a spa treatment (100NOK, around £9 if not)
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At the bottom of the slopes, 50 metres from the ski school meeting point, the Vestlia Resort is on the quieter side on the resort, only a short free shuttle bus ride to the town centre.
Distance to slopesDoorstep skiing
Distance to town1.7km, free shuttle bus
All rooms at the Vestlia Resort have a hairdryer, WiFi, TV and free parking.
Most double rooms have twin beds, some have a double bed and the decor has plenty of wood and mountain fabrics and most have a balcony with mountain views. Some can interconnect.
Sleeps max. 2
Double room with a sofa bed
These rooms have a double or twin beds as well as a sofa bed. Most rooms have a terrace or balcony with mountain views.
Sleeps max. 3
Family rooms have a double bed and built n bunk beds as well as a small sitting area. The bathroom has a rain shower ad the balconies have slope views. Some interconnect with other family rooms.
Sleeps max. 4
All these room types also have a more basic economy version in a part of the hotel without lift access.
There is also a range of suites, apartments and penthouses from one bedroom up to three bedroom spaces split over two floors and sleeping up to 10 people. Penthouses can be all ensuite with plush furnishings through to the family suites with bunk beds in the second room.
- Wine room
- Wine cellar
- Bar and lounge area
- Baera-Salen private dining room
- Fresh baked goods
- Famous artworks
- Climate zone
- Two swimming pools
- kid's pool
- Relaxation room
- Hot tub
- Two saunas
- Cold pool
- Fitness centre with free classes
- Ski lockers
- Children's soft play area
- Bowling alley
- Half board
Resort Height - 800m
Highest point - 1,180m
Ski areaGeilo - 35km of piste
Split across two ski areas there's a great mix of slopes for all levels. And being a family-friendly resort the kids fun runs are a great place to learn safely.
Green runs 23%
Blue runs 26%
Red runs 38%
Black runs 13%
Lifts - 22
Season length - September to April
Beginners - 4/5
Intermediates - 3/5
Experts - 3/5
Snowboarders - 3/5
Families - 5/5
Après - 2/5
Scenery - 4/5
Eating out - 3/5
Off-slope activities - 5/5
Sledging | cross country skiing | night skiing | horse-drawn sleighs | snowshoeing | bowling | swimming pool | spa | husky dog sledding (5 different providers) | fishing | kicksled | fat biking | climbing park | ice track rally car driving | zipline | Snowmobiling is possible but it's a 30 minute drive from Geilo
Oslo - 3 hours by car or 3.5 hours by train
Bergen - 3.5 hours by car/train
Geilo area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £119
6 day lift pass from £195
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