Norway is scenic and Geiranger Fjord is one of the most scenic places we've ever been. The view from the hotel is fantastic, if you can get it that is. We booked a long time in advance so room price was about right for Norway but of course we weren't given a room overlooking the fjord, but just the garden. We were going to eat at the buffet but when we found out the exorbitant price, we cancelled. Accordingly, the next morning we didn't get a window seat at breakfast - those seem reserved for people who had the buffet - then found the empty table by the window that had been allotted to us but we didn't get - it stood empty for breakfast. Nevertheless, it is still a great hotel. The indoor pool was great fun and the outdoor warm pool with spa jets and even a "waterfall" was also luxurious. We didn't use the spa facilities but if you can afford them, I'm sure it would be great. The breakfasts were scrumptious. No major problem parking - our 4WD Volvo XC70 was quite happy on the grass as no spots left in the carpark. There can be a traffic jam on the one road down to the fjord when the buses are arriving or departing. There is a very nice scenic new pathway beside the waterfall from the hotel down to the fjord. No regrets and would stay there again, but would ask for a room with a view (depending on cost) and still eat at one of the many eateries in Geiranger, or just buy ready-made meals at the Joker (supermarket chain in Norway). The day-trip with Coastal Odyssey (kayak & hike) was the highlight of our holiday, and just a short walk (15 minutes) down from the hotel to the Joker carpark. By the way, the wifi was horrible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Union Geiranger - a family-run hotel steeped in tradition and situated in the midst of a world-renowned, stunningly beautiful Norwegian fjord landscape. Owned by the Mjelva family and run by the fourth generation, the Hotel Union is a first-class hotel with every modern facility, and a long and proud history of excellence. For over one hundred years, guests have been coming here to stay - and to experience something very special. The hotel offers the very best of personal service, stylish and comfortable accommodation, and superior cuisine, with delicious dishes based on the finest local ingredients. Geiranger has some of the most outstanding natural beauty in the world, as well as a fascinating cultural history. The Hotel Union Bath & Spa is of international standard and offers wellbeing and relaxation in a unique atmosphere and setting. We know that it is the little things and personal touches that add up to create a truly memorable experience. We take pride in making your special wish come true. For us no wish is too small - and none too great.The hotel has 197 rooms and suites (all rooms at the hotel are non-smoking), a restaurant seating 400 guests and a conference room with seating for 400 persons. Our dance bar "Studebaker`n Show Arena has live music six days a week. The hotel has a large garden with a swimming pool, mini golf and a popular playground for children. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Geiranger Union Hotel