We were travelling around North Norway for a week. We picked up a hire car from Tromso airport and travelled for about one hour down the virtually empty 862 (a major tourist route) to this hotel. Bearing in mind, we had never driven on the 'wrong' side of the road and this was 'peak' season, the journey was easy and breath takingly beautiful.
We arrived at this hotel and were greeted very warmly and shown to our twin room. The room was clean, comfortable and perfectly spacious. The weather was rather inclement and were were quite tired after the travelling so we did not really explore the area. We had a fabulous dinner in the hotel which included a main course of halibut which was absolutely perfectly cooked and delicious. The main member of staff we met, a lady called 'Siss' was chatty, friendly and helpful who told us about the local area; her story on sitting at the harbour in the winter and listening to the whales 'blowing' has only made us want to go back again during the winter months!
We spent a comfortable night and breakfast was the standard norwegian choice of cereal, eggs, smoked salmon, cold meats, fruit etc combined with the usual delicious bread.
The hotel is only about 10 - 15mins journey from the Brensholmen to Betnhamn ferry to take you to the second largest island Senja. We arrived early for the ferry and were glad we did as several vehicles could not get on the ferry (bearing in mind this is peak season) and they do not run that often!
I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
- 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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