Britannia Hotel Trondheim

Britannia Hotel Trondheim: timeless elegance in the bathrooms

Badezimmer im Britannia Hotel Trondheim

Opulent mix of styles: The mixture of modern elements (geometrically patterned mosaic floor) and traditional details (chandelier, mirror lighting) create an exciting contrast. Photo: Dreyer Hensley, background photo: Lars Petter Pettersen

Due to its bright white period facade, the Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, Norway, is also known as the “White Swan” of Trondheim, and is internationally renowned for its traditional British style and exclusive 5-star service. Founded in 1870, it has played an important role in Trondheim's history: Many famous persons have been its guests, including members of the Norwegian royal family and other international dignitaries.

Situated on Dronningens Street in the historic city center close to Nidaros Cathedral and the wide Trondheim Fjord, it has been in its present form since the 19th century, when some structural changes were made. During its last renovation, the hotel was equipped with Madison and Vaia fittings from Dornbracht, which also help to reflect the classic and sophisticated style of the hotel in the bathrooms.

Fittings for the Tradtional Style of the 1920s

Bad mit Armaturen von Dornbracht im Badezimmer im Britannia Hotel Trondheim

In the bathrooms of the Britannia Hotel suites, most of which are clad in white marble, the Madison brass fixture adds a luxurious touch to the bathroom. Photo: Dreyer Hensley

In order to make the Britannia a remarkable 5-star hotel that captivates its guests with modern comfort and sophisticated hospitality, focus was placed on making the bathroom décor and furnishing especially exquisite. Dornbracht was chosen to accomplish this: All of the hotel’s public restrooms and all of its 257 rooms are equipped with Dornbracht products. For example, the luxurious hotel rooms feature fittings from the Madison series with “Dark Brass matt” and “Dark Platinum matt” finishes. Madison was chosen as a tribute to the style of cosmopolitan hotel interiors and is a journey through time to the last millennium - to New York of the 1920s to be more precise. Its design is a reflection of the classic fittings in the bathrooms of great luxury hotels such as The Carlton and Waldorf Astoria. Their glamorous and elegant appearance is superbly accentuated by the contrast with white and gray marble. Hollywood stars staying in such noble accommodations filled their bath tubs with a similar fitting. Hence, when guests touch the eye-catching handles, they are also touching a bit of history.


In the public restrooms, there can be found touchless Vaia fittings with a “brass” finish. Inspired by the interior trend Transitional Style, Vaia embodies a soft, balanced design language: Its filigree spout adopts a classic shape and transforms it into a new, open silhouette. Vaia fittings are also available in a classic look, and with both cross and lever type handles combining geometric and soft contours. In addition, conical rosettes create a particularly gentle transition to the vanity. In this way, the Vaia fittings blend into both traditional and modern bathroom architectures, and any other Transitional Style architectures that combine elements from different styles.