The villa, which was built by the merchant Zander Kaae in 1770, has also given name to the street in which it is situated. Kaae was a renowned local philanthropist, and had the villa built for families in need. The building was considered of such importance to the city that it was given protected heritage status already in 1927.
After 250 years’ ownership by Zander Kaaes Stiftelse, the villa was purchased by Grand Hotel Terminus with a vision to give new life to the building. It has now been carefully restored with great respect for its history, and to a standard and distinctiveness that will leave its guests with lasting memories.
Each room is unique, and with its own individual design. The hotel is characterised by classic as well as modern interior, and the timeless Norwegian and Nordic design is the work of Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects. Furnishings have been sourced from carefully selected manufacturers, and the classic details, dating from the 1900s to the present day, have been purchased from antique dealers across Scandinavia.
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For large groups, Villa Terminus can be used in combination with its sister hotel Grand Terminus located “next door”. The optimum package is to book the entire villa, and then combine your meeting in the new Terminus Forum with a cookery class, wine tasting, and dinner.