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Hotel Union Geiranger
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Geiranger
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

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.

Room Tip: Must have a fjord view room.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We chose this hotel based upon the fact that it was the most expensive in the town. We were delighted with our choice. The views from the mountainside of the town, fjord, snow-capped mountains, and numerous waterfalls were spectacular - world class. Across the street was a raging river, falling more than flowing. The lounge was super comfortable and we were able to take our dinner there. A pianist played for supper both evenings. We enjoyed the indoor and outdoor swimming pools - the outdoor pool steaming in the mountain air. It was a short walk to the village which had two pleasant restaurants and was a starting point for fjord cruises, hiking, kayaking and the like. We drove six hours each way from Oslo just to get to this place and did not regret a minute of the time invested.

Room Tip: There is a fjord side and a mountain side - take the fjord.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Nice hotel that needs some updating. We had a room with a balcony viewing the fjord. Beautiful location. Rooms are a little run down. Restaurant meals are buffets with lots of tour bus groups. Overall good experience but could be wonderful with 2 night minimums to runn off the overnight tour groups and finer dining. Buffet food was good however.

Room Tip: Request a room facing fjord
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed here for two nights, to enjoy the fjord during a 2+ week vacation in Norway and Sweden. We were there in July 2011.

Indoor pool and outdoor jacuzzi. The spa is magnificent and wort the indulgence! With sauna, steam, jacuzzi, and a quiet area, for relaxation, tea, snacks, and spectacular views of the fjord. The spa also has options for massage and turkish steam bath.

The breakfast buffet had many options and was delicious.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the fjord are more expensive, and less available.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed here for one night on a week long tour of Norway (not a coach tour, a planned trip by ourselves) and wish we had stayed for longer! The location of the hotel is spectacular, right on the Geiranger Fjord, breathtaking views and simply stunning!

The hotel was very busy and there seemed to be a lot of coach trips booked in, most of the people we overheard were complaining about how expensive everything was, and this is true of Norway unfortunately, not just pertaining to this hotel.

We booked a junior suite with a fjord view and the room was spacious and well appointed. I would say it was a little out of date and could maybe do with upgrading but this didn't detract from the experience. The bed was comfortable, as was the seating area. We had room service for both dinner that night and breakfast the following morning. As we had been driving so much we just wanted to chill out in the room rather than join the masses in the restaurant. The food was excellent, as was the service.

If we come back to Norway we would definitely stay here again and this time for longer!

Room Tip: The suites were very good, didn't see any of the standard rooms.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We had a Fjord view room on the third floor and room was specious and well laid out, maybe a little tired and close to needing a refit BUT comfortable and clean. Very quiet and with views that are worth the room price alone.
Superb, wish we had arranged to stay more than one night.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Stayed one night on a Fjordtour. Very popular with bus tour groups. Geiranger is tiny so there are not many hotels or restaurants to choose from. You are kind of a captive audience. The rooms were large but not out of the ordinary. The restaurant food was good but incredibly expensive (even for Norway). Oh, and we got a special treat when using the hot tub - drunk, naked tour group.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Geiranger Rd, Geiranger, Stranda 6216, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > More og Romsdal > Stranda > Geiranger
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Geiranger
Price Range: $200 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Union Geiranger 4*
Number of rooms: 174
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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