Best Western Hotel Knudsens Gaard is a 4-star hotel situated right in the heart of Denmark. The historic half- timbered, three-winged farm borders the charming cobbled courtyard, where, weather permitting, guests can enjoy their lunch or dinner. The farm has been carefully renovated, respecting the original features.
The hotel has its own free parking, either in the courtyard or in a secure underground car park, which also has charging points for electric vehicles.
The history of Knudsens Gaard dates back even further than that. Right back to 1100, when King Canute VI donated eight farms in the village of Hunderup to Dalum Abbey.
During the Reformation in 1536, Hunderup was seized by the crown, and all its farms were designated as cavalry estates, functioning as such until 1765, when all tenant farmers purchased their tenant farms from the king to become freehold farmers.
In 1833, a large fire devastated Hunderup and no fewer than six farms were reduced to ashes. Everything changed at this point, as the village was spread out and parcelled out. In 1901, the village became a neighbourhood of Odense. At that time, the farm had been in the ownership of the Knudsen family for many years. In 1927, the parcelling out of the farm’s fields began, and the city moved in.
In 1954, the primary parcel and the buildings were transferred to A/S De Knudsenske Grunde and converted into Motel Odense – Hotel Knudsens Gaard, which was finally inaugurated in November 1955. The hotel has since been regally renovated and with respect for its history and the preservation of the original features.
In 1987, Sinne and Steen Sørensen took over the hotel and, through their personal involvement and commitment, created a warm, intimate atmosphere. In 2003, the couple also took over the famous Hotel Hesselet in Nyborg.
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