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The historic wooden Utne Hotel was built in 1722 after the Great Nordic War, giving it claim to the title of Norway's oldest hotel, and has an interesting lineage of female hoteliers. Rooms have a simple elegance that harks back to another time, although bathrooms are smart and modern. The restaurant is excellent; staying on half-board (525kr) is recommended.
The public spaces retain the scale of the 18th-century, with cosy low-ceilings, winding stairs and beautiful woodwork all setting off a wonderful collection of antiques including local textile work and paintings. They also offer cider-tasting packages, and special stays during harvest time. For the full historic experience, make sure you're booked into the main house, rather than the modern annex.
Utne Hotel is located by the Hardanger Fjord, a 40-minute drive from Voss. The hotel dates from 1722 and is protected by the Riksantikvaren. It houses an 18th century dining room, and offers unique, historical-style accommodation. Rooms at Hotel Utne are located in the main building. They include private bathrooms with a shower. Rooms are without TVs and radios to preserve the old-fashioned atmosphere. Breakfast and meals based on fresh, local ingredients are served in the historical dining room. Drinks are available at the Mor Utne Stova Pub. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The staff in the 24 hour reception can help arrange hiking, skiing and cider tasting. The Hardanger Folk Museum is located within 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel. The city of Bergen is a 122 km drive away.
Please note that there is no elevator in the building. Please note that the rooms are located in the main building. Please note that it is possible to have breakfast and diner. Please contact the property for more information.