Kings, diplomats, Americans (Nelson Rockefeller, Hubert Humphrey), even Nazi officers during World War II have chosen this hotel as their favorite. The only hotel in town with a doorman, the Ernst first opened its doors in 1859. Even though it's received frequent renovations since then, its owners have taken care to preserve its classic look. Beautifully run and managed, it is preferred by those who shun the more sleekly modern look as exemplified by the Radisson SAS Caledonian Hotel. All the bedrooms come in different sizes with individual color schemes, but each one contains a midsize, well-maintained bathroom. The location is ideal, lying 180m (590 ft.) from the central bus terminal, rail station, and ferry dock. It is the only hotel in the area that has a restaurant and bars that rival the drinking and dining facilities at the SAS Caledonian. The hotel is a nonsmoking establishment.
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- Highly Recommended 2010