Hotel Hafnia

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Date: 11.04.22

In the mid-twentieth century Christian Restorff started building a new hotel in Thorshavn. The hotel opened in 1951 and was named "Hafnia". The following decades the hotel expanded drastically, and as time went Hotel Hafnia became the biggest hotel in the Faroe Islands.

In 1988 the sons of Christian took over the company, following the footsteps of their father. Johan and Martin Christian were running the hotel with Johan as the director. The sons walked their fathers footsteps. Their biggest passion was to provide a good service to their guests. The hotel was renovated and developed so that it was now comparable to international standards.

In the winter of 2005 the hotel got new owners once again. This time not Restorff relatives. The new owners were Osmund Justinussen and his sons: Tummas and Gunnar, and also Per Sævik from Norway. In 2018 P/f Smyril Line took over the hotel, and on the 1st of July 2020 P/f Smyril Line opened the new stylish 4 star hotel & conference center, Hotel Brandan.

My Experience at the hotel and what we did.

I checked in my room on a Friday. First thing I noticed was the picture of many Faroese things behind the bed. I think that picture makes the room super cozy. I had a decent sized room, even though the size was in the doorway, it didn't bother me. I like the idea of having enough space for the shower. I ordered room service that evening. Tapas and a bottle of wine while I watched TV. It was a nice and relaxing evening.

In the morning I went to eat breakfast at 9.30am. There was English breakfast, many kinds of bread, yogurt, juice and smoothies as well.

I've headed out for a hike. Once I came back to the hotel, the room was cleaned up. The bed was made, towels changed and I got more tea and coffee. Later that day I went downstairs to order something to eat from Cafe Kasper. They told me I had to wait 30 minutes for the food to be ready. I just went upstairs to my room. Once it was ready, they called me.

The next morning I went to eat breakfast a little earlier, about 8.30am, there was almost no people. The earlier you go, the quieter it will be while eating and you probably don’t need to wait for the food to arrive. The later you go, the less food there will be. That is on purpose so they waste too much food.

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