This is the most prestigious resort in the region around Bergen. Discerning travelers appreciate its isolated location beside the fjord, as well as its history, which stretches from 1896. The setting evokes a romantic getaway to the countryside. Colors used throughout the hotel are rich and jewel-toned. Bedrooms are cheerfully painted, high-ceilinged affairs, with a sophisticated mixture of antique and modern furniture. The in-house restaurant serves lunch buffets, priced between NOK370 and NOK550 ($74-$110/£37-£55) per person, and a la carte at dinner. Advance reservations are recommended for meals that -- especially on Sunday between 1 and 3pm -- are a magnet for extended families from the surrounding region. The hotel's many amenities include free use of rowboats and putt-putt motorboats, as well as access to a nearby 9-hole golf course. The hotel is entirely nonsmoking.
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- Very Highly Recommended 2010