Location: Definitely the main reason to come all the way here (we drove past some pretty slippery roads in pitch darkness and mad winds). We stayed here from 1-3 Jan, and managed to see some awesome Aurorae on both nights -from the balcony of our seaside cabin. We drove around the island trying to find a good spot to shoot the lights, and got some amazing shots from a combination of intense light activity and good vantage points.
Room: The house itself was well-equipped and suitably spacious, although the heating was erratic in certain areas. We had 3 rooms for our family of 5, which was more than sufficient. There was a small sauna in the ground floor bathroom as well, which was a pleasant surprise.
Service: Service was decent, but inconsistent. We encountered several genuinely helpful and pleasant staff, whilst others seemed disinterested and noncommittal. Overall still okay though, given that you're largely on your own when you choose to stay in the seaside house anyway.
A decent hotel, though admittedly you don't have much of a choice in Sommaroy. Good value for money.
- 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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