Beautiful Banken Hotel is housed in a stately historic building from 1919, which was once the bank Haugesund Sparebank.

The banking business in the building ceased in 1985. Since that time, there have been a disco, nightclub, pizza restaurant, function rooms, offices, and apartments in the building. Most locals probably remember Banken Hotel best from its time as a nightclub.

Banken Hotel – in local hands

After several years of planning and rebuilding, the Bank received the first hotel guests in 2011. Today, both the building and the operation are in local hands.

Feel free to take time for a historical tour of the house and take note of the original magnificent staircase, historic glades, the bank vault downstairs, the original interior door with faceted glass, and the chandeliers which today adorn the arched ceiling in the lobby.

Bar and roof terrace

The bar is open as long as employees are present. Monday to Saturday until 20:00. Welcome!

In the summer months, we open our wonderful roof terrace.


Hotel agreement

We offer fixed rates and the best prices for our loyal corporate clients.

We also offer group discounts, regular guest deals and weekend specials. Contact us for a good offer!


Banken Hotel takes an active environmental and social responsibility and contributes to a green transition. We are proud that we are an Eco-Lighthouse – and we want to help inspire and draw more people in a green direction!

Practical information

Mon-Fri: 06.30-09.30
Sat-Sun: 08.00-11.00
Times may vary during holidays and public holidays. Contact us for current opening hours. Special diet by appointment.

We do not have our own guest parking. We recommend the Parking garage North in Sørhauggata 175.

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Where can you find us?

We are located in the center of Haugesund.
The address is Strandgata 161, 5525 Haugesund

Meeting room

On the lower floor of the hotel we have a meeting room for up to 20 people. Contact us for booking.

Free WiFi

All our rooms and common areas have free WiFi.


The bar is open as long as employees are present.


Haugesund Airport is about 15 km from the hotel, and it takes about 20 minutes by car.


We recommend Haugaland Taxi, telephone +47 52 81 81 81.

Check-in / check-out

Guaranteed check-in at 15:00.
Check out at 12:00.


Pets are welcome in some of our rooms at an additional cost of NOK 250. Guide dogs live free of charge with valid documentation.


It is possible to store luggage. Contact us to arange it.

Fitness center

Hotel guests are welcome at the ITrain fitness centre, directly across the street from the hotel. Drop-in price NOK 90 per time.