Scan Magazine, Issue 114, July 2018

Page 82

Scan Magazine  |  Hotel of the Month  |  Norway

Hotel of the Month, Norway

Luxury boutique hotel with a view of the fjord On a hillside overlooking the picturesque Geirangerfjord, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, you will find the luxury boutique development Grande Fjord Hotel. Here, in the south-west of Norway, you can relax and unwind, while taking advantage of everything this cosy hotel has to offer. By Ingrid Opstad  |  Photos: Grande Fjord Hotel

Geirangerfjord is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations. With peaceful surroundings near the famous fjord, and a view of the cruise ship fairway, Grande Fjord Hotel is the perfect setting for your holiday. “One of our main goals is to make our guests’ stay as pleasant and relaxing as possible, with a touch of luxury,” says hotel manager Aleksander Grande. The hotel has been 82  |  Issue 114  |  July 2018

in his family for four generations, and the young manager took over two years ago, when he was only 21. “The site our hotel is located on used to be a farm in the mid-1800s. After the Second World War, Norway saw a rise in visitors and my great grandmother used the opportunity to start renting out rooms,” Grande explains. “In early 1960, my grandfather took over and added ex-

tra space, so as to focus 100 per cent on tourism, before my dad eventually made it into a fully functional hotel in 1996. So, you can say every generation has made its mark on how the hotel has evolved to what it is today.”

Cosy atmosphere Having undergone a total renovation in 2017, the hotel now consists of 46 rooms, and each is a fusion of traditional Nordic design and modern comfort. Fjord-view rooms offer spectacular views over the stunning fjord and surrounding mountains, while standard rooms are slightly cheaper, with either a limited view or no balcony. “We do pride ourselves on making sure all of our guests get to experi-

Turn static files into dynamic content formats.

Create a flipbook
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.