We took the Hurtigruten from Tromso instead of driving to Lofoten as the weather forecast was terrible. We were so glad we did as the Hurtigruten was fun and the snow was DEEP when we arrived in Svolvaer. The Thon is literally just around the corner from the dock so we just drove into the underground car park, and we were there.
We were given a room with a great view but only a double bed. Now the beds are very small so we asked for a twin room. This was on a lower level with no view but we were much more comfortable, even the twin beds are very narrow!. The room was clean, warm with a lovely bathroom.
There was a blizzard outside so we could not get to our chosen restaurant. We had our evening meal at the hotel restaurant which is beautiful. The reindeer was delicious although we could only afford the one course, no wine. £35 each for the reindeer meal and a bottle of house red would have cost us £40.
Breakfast was fantastic, with freshly squeezed orange juice, eggs etc cooked to order and a huge display of meats, cheese, breads, cereal etc etc. It set us up for the drive to Reine which was a challenge in that snow and ice.
This is a lovely new hotel with excellent staff and the restaurant is well worth a visit wherever you stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Thon Hotel Lofoten - a new and top modern conference hotel in Svolvaer, the hearth of Lofoten! Thon Hotel Lofoten is located right on the sea front of the harbour in Svolvaer. Only a few metres away from Hurtigruta and within walking distance of the many attractions of Svolvaer, the main centre of Lofoten. Thon Hotel Lofoten will have 161 modern rooms and wireless internet access points throughout the hotell. Most of the rooms will have a spectacular view of the Lofoten sea. Eating and drinking: Restaurant Bojer is located on Kaien (The Quay) in Svolvaer. The restaurant serves food made from local foods, like Cod and Stockfishk from local fishermen, whale meat, local cheese and the Lofoten lamb. Outdoor service in the summer season. Conference at Thon Hotel Lofoten The conference department has a capacity of 750 persons in the largest hall and an additional 20 meeting rooms allow for maximum flexibility. Maximum total capacity will be 1 100 persons. We can arrange banquets and parties for up to 750 persons. Thon Hotel Lofoten - A perfect starting point for exciting experiences in beautiful nature! ... more less
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