The setting is breathtaking, i.e., the fjord in its entirety. The hotel is high above the fjord and have an excellent view up the fjord and the access road from the north. There is no point staying here unless you have a fjord view room as the hotel is a standard 4- establishment catering primarily to bus tourists. There is an a la carte restaurant with a menu limited to 2 options per course but it enables you to eat away from the barn like buffet area. The food was reasonavly well cooked but the steak was a bit tough. As with all Norwegian hotels and restaurants, it was relatively expensive - certainly for food and wine - but that's Norway. The spectacle justifies the stay which, coupled with a fjord cruise, is well worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Union Geiranger - a family-run hotel steeped in tradition and situated in the midst of a world-renowned, stunningly beautiful Norwegian fjord landscape. Owned by the Mjelva family and run by the fourth generation, the Hotel Union is a first-class hotel with every modern facility, and a long and proud history of excellence. For over one hundred years, guests have been coming here to stay - and to experience something very special. The hotel offers the very best of personal service, stylish and comfortable accommodation, and superior cuisine, with delicious dishes based on the finest local ingredients. Geiranger has some of the most outstanding natural beauty in the world, as well as a fascinating cultural history. The Hotel Union Bath & Spa is of international standard and offers wellbeing and relaxation in a unique atmosphere and setting. We know that it is the little things and personal touches that add up to create a truly memorable experience. We take pride in making your special wish come true. For us no wish is too small - and none too great.The hotel has 197 rooms and suites (all rooms at the hotel are non-smoking), a restaurant seating 400 guests and a conference room with seating for 400 persons. Our dance bar "Studebaker`n Show Arena has live music six days a week. The hotel has a large garden with a swimming pool, mini golf and a popular playground for children. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Geiranger Union Hotel