Of the many places I stayed at on a recent three week cycling tour in Scandinavia, this had by far the most character and was by far the most memorable.
The hotel dates back to the Nineteenth Century and is crammed full of period furniture, paintings, ornaments and other artefacts which take you back to when, for example, it was used by members of the British aristocracy who stayed here on hunting and fishing trips. It simply oozes history and character.
Don't expect things that most travellers now take for granted or even insist on. Rooms do not have their own en suite facilities, so you will be sharing a bathroom with other guests. Don't be put off by this. It's a big part of the hotel's attraction and gives you a really authentic experience. The brass bedsteads and other quirky memorabilia strewn about the place do as well ! The floors upstairs are wooden and uneven and reminded me very much of an Eighteenth Century house I used to stay in as a child.
The breakfast provided was of a very high standard. The owners, who only acquired the hotel recently but whose son has worked there for some years, are extremely welcoming, friendly and informative.
If you're into history and character, you'll love it. If you're not, look elsewhere (but it'll be your loss).More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking