Where to stay: NORWAY
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Bergen & Vestland
Møre og Romsdal
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Fretheim Hotel | Flåm, Norway
The hotel was built in Swiss chalet style in 1870, and over the years has grown and developed in pace with the increase in tourists and travellers using the Bergensbana railway and, later, the Flåmsbana railway. The oldest part of the hotel has been carefully restored to reveal beautiful details, with open fires and antique furniture in the lounges, library, conference room and, not least, in all the historical guest rooms.
Kviknes Hotel | Balestrand, Norway
Located beside the Sognefjord is one of Norway's most legendary hotels. The Kviknes has been run by the Kvikne family since 1877. 25 rooms are located in the historic Swiss chalet-style building and another 165 in the Modernist extension of the 1960s, both classics in its own right. The hotel is graced with an extensive collection of artworks and antiques, which give it its special style.
Hotel Refsnes Gods | Moss, Norway
This historic hotel from 1767 is located on the Oslofjord, particularly known for its wine cellar and extenstive art collection, featuring works by Andy Warhol, Edvard Munch, Therese Nordtvedt, Carl Nesjar, Kjell Nupen, Håkon Bleken, Frans Widerberg, and Jacob Weidemann.
Hotel Union Øye | Norway
In the village of Øye by the Norangsfjord you will find one of the most distinct hotels in all of Europe. It has been a favourite venue of royalties, writers and lovers for generations. A place where visitors come to savour the good life and the tranquility in magnificent surroundings since 1891. The 30 rooms, all of which are individually furnished with carefully selected antiques, are named after notables who have stayed here: royalty, authors, composer and the explorer Roald Amundsen.
Herangtunet Norway Boutique Hotel | Heggenes
Run by a globetrotting Dutch family, Herangtunet Boutique Hotel Norway is a special design hotel located between the Heggefjord and Jontunheimen, Norway's highest mountain range. It consists of several timber buildings, typical of the region and part of the Valdres province heritage. Rooms are full of character with their unique style and décor inspired by various cities and countries from around the world.
Hotel Brosundet | Ålesund, Norway
Hotel Brosundet is a stylish boutique hotel set in a renovated, Art Nouveau-style warehouse. It is located right on the Ålesund Strait in the historic centre of Ålesund. Rooms (with many featuring sea views, original wooden beams and slanted roofs) come with a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities, extra long beds, and a minibar. Maki seafood restaurant. The hotel also offers a bar and a wellness area with sauna.
Manshausen Island Resort | Nordskot, Norway
Designed by Stinessen Arkitektur, Manshausen Island is situated in the Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Northern Norway. The Island´s position between dramatic mountains and the Barents Sea is in itself the inspiration for celebrated Polar Explorer Børge Ousland´s newest adventure; an adventure and exploration resort. The area is home to the world´s largest population of Sea Eagles and the fishing is spectacular. To the north, the horizon is dominated by the mountain-range of Lofoten.
Eilert Smith Hotel | Stavanger, Norway
The Eilert Smith Hotel is nothing if not unique. It’s a converted 1930s warehouse by an architect of the same name, whose early-modernist Functionalist style now stands in stark contrast to the traditional wooden houses and contemporary glass buildings that make up the rest of the Stavanger cityscape. It has 11 quietly stylish rooms, but most importantly, houses RE-NAA, the only Michelin-starred restaurant in town (and one of just four in all of Norway).
Reine Rorbuer | Reine, Norway
In the western part of Lofoten, at the mouth of Reinefjord, lies the fishing village of Reine, where the majestic Lofoten peaks and the Artic Ocean are next-door neighbours. Nearly all fisherman's cabins, or 'rorbuer' as they are called, have their own kitchen for those who want to prepare their own freshly caught fish. The Gammelbua Restaurant chefs will prepare dishes in both traditional and international style.
Aurora Lodge | Tromvik, Norway
Tucked away in the Lyngen Alps, Snorre Stinessen’s Aurora Lodge hosts curated experiences that celebrate the landscape (think: skiing into the sea, conservation projects tagging whales, and more). This property knows that the northern lights are one of if not the biggest attractions in the area, and specialists will help with locating the best places to view it. Aurora Lodge is eco-conscious and high on design, with Antonio Lupi interiors and Hästens beds.
Storfjord Hotel | Skodje, Norway
Storfjord Hotel is a handcrafted haven. Inside is a calming combination of traditional Norwegian features and über-modern design, with a soothing palette, snug corners, and carefully selected art and antiques. There’s plenty to satisfy an adventurous spirit. But if a few restful days simply soaking up some extraordinary scenery are in order, Storfjord Hotel is ideal.
Juvet Landscape Hotel | Valldal, Norway
Juvet, which calls itself a "landscape hotel", aims to be different from other design hotels in that it showcases the nature that surrounds it rather than focusing on its own architecture. The hotel was designed by Oslo-based firm Jensen & Skodvin who say that their intention was to give the feeling that you're outside even though you're protected inside. The hotel consists of nine detached rooms that are sited separately, each with a unique perspective on the rugged landscape.
Britannia Hotel | Trondheim, Norway
Established in 1870, the Britannia has a rich history as the hub of mid-Norway. An iconic hotel with a storied past, serving Arctic explorers, politicians, royalty and celebrities. For 150 years, Britannia has been a destination for fine dining, elegant hospitality and special occasions. Following a three-year dramatic $150 million renovation, the Britannia re-opened in April 2019.
Hotel Norge by Scandic | Bergen, Norway
The Scandi aesthetic is lauded for good reason – simplicity, practicality and minimalism combined in one neatly wrapped package. The only downside is that it has become somewhat predictable as it is interpreted worldwide; a byword for pale wood, muted tones and ethereal lighting. Not so at Hotel Norge, a Bergen icon recently revamped by Dutch studio Concrete, which has energised the familiar Nordic design aesthetic with vibrant notes.
Grand Hotel Oslo
Although operated by Scandic hotels, Oslo's Grand Hotel remains a classic since its opening in 1874. Probably norway's most famous hotel, Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen frequented the hotel more than a hundred years ago, and every year the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize resides in the hotel's Nobel Suite.
Opus XVI | Bergen, Norway
Much like the famed piano concerto that it’s named after, Opus XVI weaves separate parts and influences together in perfect harmony. This boutique hotel, run by descendants of Norwegian (and Bergen-born) composer Edvard Grieg, celebrates Bergen’s cultural heritage while remaining wonderfully contemporary. One of the architects behind the building, which was once Bergen’s grandest bank, was the composer’s cousin.
Hotel Continental | Oslo
A 4th-generation family owned hotel, the Continental has been a beacon of luxury since its opening in 1900. Each room is individually designed in a classic contemporary style and vary from a tranquil courtyard view to rooms overlooking the Oslo fjord. The legendary restaurant, Theatercaféen, serves classic as well as new style dishes with a local touch. The hotel is closely connected to the Art world. You will find a privately owned collection of 12 graphic works by Edvard Munch in the lobby bar
Moxy Bergen | Norway
The new Moxy Bergen is characterized by a vibrant, playful design, providing the perfect waterfront location to explore the city's cultural heritage and a breathtaking backdrop with sea views. The hotel consists of 199 guest rooms with premium bedding, a 55" TV with Chromecast, designer amenities, and furiously fast Wi-Fi.