I stayed at the Norlandia Rognan hotel in early July 2011 during a motorcycle tour of Scandinavia. I hadn't pre-booked a room as I didn't intend to stay there; I only came across the hotel by chance having failed to find a campsite in the area with available cabins.
First impressions of the hotel were good. The exterior of the building was well maintained and it's location at the head of a fjord is quite simply stunning.
The interior of the hotel was fine with a large lobby and dining area offering fantastic views down the fjord. Check-in was straight forward and the room rate was reasonable by Norwegian standards.
Away from the hotel lobby and dining/bar area I would describe the hotel decor functional rather than elegant. I don't consider this to be an issue as comfort, location and services are more important to me.
My bedroom was clean and comfortable. The ensuite bathroom was a wet room with shower basin and toilet and was quite adequate for my needs.
I didn't have an evening meal at the hotel but I did have a couple of beers at the bar. Once again the bar prices were quite reasonable compared to other places I had visited in Norway.
My room rate included breakfast which was a typical buffet-style offering. There was a wide range of food and drinks on offer and sitting outside the hotel dining area at the edge of the fjord enjoying a cup of coffee was a great start to the day.
Rognan as a town is quite small relative to the size of the Norlandia Rognan Hotel. I only stayed for one night and the town was very quiet both on my arrival in the early evening and on my departure the following morning. I would have happily stayed for another night if my itinerary had permitted.
Overall a very pleasant stay and a hotel I would return to if I was in the area again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rognan Hotel has a unique location right by the Salten fjord in the charming town of Rognan in Nordland, just North of the Arctic Circle between Mo i Rana, Fauske and Bodø. The main road E6 passes through the Saltdal valley, with comfortable distance (via Saltstraumen) to Lofoten, Tromsø and on to the North Cape.Our tourist class hotel with 60 spacious rooms incl. 3 suites has a maritime theme and the rooms are named after the wooden boats that were built in Saltdal. Standard and superior rooms with fjord view (some with balcony).In our restaurant you can eat a delicious meal while enjoying the beautiful fjord view. In the summer you can enjoy food and drinks on the dock. In the winter the Northern Lights are often seen, and the midnight sun shine in the summer. In Rognan you can stroll along the old docks and shore, shop, fish or visit some of the local attractions, like the National Park Centre, candle factory at Røkland, Salten Museum, the “Blood Road” Museum, the old millstone quarry and the WWII war cemeteries in Botn.Rognan is an excellent starting point for adventures and activities with short distance from the fjord to the mountain's natural beauty. Two national parks are part of the municipality: Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park and Junkerdal National Park. The area is a paradise for fishing, caving, biking, boating, hunting, dog sledding, cross country skiing and scenic hiking. There are many great adventures to enjoy in Saltdal! ... more less
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