If you'd like to stay at a historical place with a lot of character, you could do so much worse than Nordre Ekre. This farm hotel is run by a husband and wife team, who'll greet you by shaking your hand and introducing themselves to you. This is the kind of place this is: it's atmospheric and really pleasant.
The buildings are mostly from the 1700s and 1800s, but the interior is more eclectic. There is both a common room if you feel like socialising, and some of the hotel rooms also come with the option of a shared kitchen. The room I stayed in had its own bathroom, but I don't know if this is the case of all the rooms. Check ahead when booking!
Both of the owners are trained chefs, and so the food at this hotel is simply amazing. The price for a three course meal isn't that bad compaired to other upscale restaurants in Norway either. If you don't have time to stay overnight at Nordre Ekre, you should go just for the food!
The only downside to this hotel is that because it's located in such a remote place, you'll need some sort of transportation to get you there. If you get in touch with the owners before going, though, they'll advice you on the best modes of transportation.
To sum up: the food at Nordre Ekre is great, the place itself is brilliant and the hosts are wonderful. I'd recommend this place to anyone, and I'll be visiting again too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This family run farm hotel, awarded with Tripadvisor Travelers` Choice in 2013,2014,2015 and 2016 is located in Heidal, midway between Oslo and Trondheim, and in the way to Geiranger and the fjords. The authentic country courtyard with timber buildings dates back to 1700s, and the farm has roots all the way back to the iron Age. The popular restaurant is located in a converted cow shed, and offers all homemade food, with local ind international ingredients alog side each other. The hotel offers both luxurious junior suites with romantic four poster beds, as well as standard rooms with in suite bathrooms. All rooms features a flat screen TV and free wireless internet connection. Enjoy a complimentary espresso in the library lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nordre Ekre Gardshotell Norway/Nedre Heidal