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Scan Magazine | Hotel of the Month | Norway
Visitors often come to Haaheim to visit the restaurant and the garden café. The chefs change the menu on a daily basis and are well known for their creativity and passion for food. Hatlevik explains: “We use a lot of local produce in our cooking as well as our own vegetables and herbs. The menu is based on the products we have at the time, which is why it varies from day to day.” Although the menu changes daily, Haaheim restaurant is best known for its soups, which are made from fresh herbs and vegetables from its very own garden. The famous soups are served in the garden café as well, in addition to delicious cakes and other small meals. Those who want to learn how to cook like the chefs at Haaheim can join one of the cooking classes available at the hotel.
The menu at Haaheim changes every day.
Something for everyone
hobby, but the hotel quickly became very popular.” Where magic happens Hatlevik wants everyone to leave Haaheim having experienced something they could only describe as magic. And from the outside, Haaheim certainly looks like a place where magic can happen. The garden surrounding the hotel has more than 1,500 roses and is the perfect place for a romantic stroll before sitting down for a coffee in the beautiful garden café. Haaheim's own gardener ensures that the garden looks beautiful, as well as harvesting vegetables, fruit and herbs to use in the kitchen. The hotel is just as impressive on the inside. With only five rooms, each room has its own look and feel and draws inspiration from various historic events connected to the farm and surrounding area; in effect, each room tells its own unique story.
The stunning scenery makes Tysnes a popular destination for hikers, cyclists and kayakers. Visitors can rent both kayaks and bicycles from Haaheim, and the staff are always happy to offer advice on what routes to take. For those who want to explore Tysnes by foot there are plenty of marked paths starting at Haaheim, making for a great way to experience the area. A lot of people also go fishing in the river or play golf at the Dalen golf course just 700 metres away from the hotel. For those feeling slightly lazier there are lots of relaxing options to choose from at Haaheim, such as aroma therapy and massages by Haaheim's very own aroma therapist. Haaheim also has its own library where visitors can borrow books to read in the garden or in front of the fireplace. In the evenings, Haaheim opens its doors to its very own concert hall, where Hatlevik, who is a former musician, sometimes performs. The staff at Haaheim also arrange opera nights, theme weekends, readings and ghost walks, so even the evenings are full of fun activities. “We make sure we have something for everyone here at Haaheim. People want to be seen and experience something out of the ordinary; we make sure they get that,” Hatlevik adds.
Haaheim hotel is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.
Visitors enjoying a glass of wine. For more information, please visit: www.haaheimgaard.no
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Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Lars Mikkelsen.