This hotel grew on me whilst we stayed on a VJV trip to Norway to see the Northern Lights etc. In the context of its location it is worthy of 4 stars and is part of the Rica Group of hotels. The room was comfortable but needed more storage space. We could of done with the heating being on in our room before we arrived, but after fiddling with the controls it did warm up nicely. Whilst there, we were taken for a night time walk to the "Longhouse" inspired by the Viking's Long Houses. We were given a cultural talk and a hot local brew and apple cake. The hotel owner also sang a Norwegian folksong to us. We walked through some rocks to the shore but alas the Northern Lights didn't show that evening although we did see them on other nights. 6 of us booked the outside hot tub at 9.30pm. It was a wonderful experience sitting there under the stars sipping our wine and finally we ventured back indoors for a relaxing sauna. We also had an included whale watching trip which was sensational but obviously freezing so wrap up warm! We saw plenty of killer whales and humpbacks and the 2 man rew were friendly and knowledgeable. The food at this hotel was good but we did go to the only local cafe for a lunch which was very enjoyable. Although there are no tea/coffee making facilities in the room there is free tea/coffee/hot chocolate and iced water in reception readily available, which you can take to your room or to the very comfortable library area. We found the staff to be helpful and friendly and had no complaints. We would recommend this hotel and visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the west side of Tromsø, a mere 45 minutes from the city centre lies the fascinating pearl of nature, Sommarøy, where you meet chalk-white beaches, cosy coves, holms and reefs that encircle the hotel and everything we have to offer our guests. In close combat with the forces of nature, we facilitate authentic coastal experiences at sea and on land. Activities, wellness, coastal culture and a lively local community – and all the service and facilities you expect of a modern hotel in the kingdom of Ottar. ... more less
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