Scandic Grand Central Hotel
Dating to 1885 and originally known as “The Lundberg Palace,” the Scandic Grand Central opened in 2011 and stands on the corner of Vasagatan Street and Kungsgatan Street. The hotel is just minutes from Stockholm’s Central Station and offers a restaurant, two bars, and cafe; convenience store; Internet access; laundry and dry cleaning services; and fitness center with sauna. Guest rooms are smoke-free and have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, TV, and phone.
2 nightsClarion Hotel
With 87 guest rooms, the Clarion Hotel is located within walking distance of Kalmar’s castle and its popular museums, restaurants, and cafes. The hotel offers afternoon tea and free coffee, beach access, a safe at reception, sauna, and a restaurant. In-room amenities include free high-speed Internet access; cable/satellite TV; hair dryer; and mini-bar.
1 nightMarriott Copenhagen Hotel
The 401-room Copenhagen Marriott is conveniently located near the popular harbor and within walking distance of Tivoli Gardens. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, and a seasonal outdoor eatery; fitness center with steam, sauna, massage, and solarium; Internet access; laundry and dry cleaning facilities; and complimentary coffee in the lobby. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, Internet access, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.
2 nightsDFDS Ferry
A modern cruise-ship style vessel holding some 2,000 passengers, the DFDS ferry traveling between Copenhagen and Oslo offers a host of amenities and activities, including several restaurants and bars, nightclub, cinema, three small indoor pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium, and tax-free shopping. Each small yet comfortable cabin has a private toilet and shower, TV, and sea view.
1 nightWadahl Hotel
This century-old hotel enjoys a tranquil and serene mountain setting in the heart of Norway’s ski country. The hotel prides itself on offering guests hospitality in a traditional Norwegian setting. Amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, solarium, tennis, and miniature golf; restaurant, fireplace lounge, and bar. The hotel also offers laundry service and Internet access. The 100 guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer (upon request), mini-bar, TV, and phone.
1 nightHotel Union
Dating to 1891 and rebuilt in 1979, the fourth-generation family-run Hotel Union sits amidst the splendid scenery of Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Amenities and facilities of the 197-room hotel include indoor and outdoor swimming pools; a spa with Turkish bath, sauna, and solarium; several restaurants and bars; Internet access; and a collection of vintage cars (including a 1919 Cadillac) once used to drive visitors around the area. Comfortable guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, TV, and phone.
2 nightsRadisson Blu Royal Hotel
The recently renovated Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is superbly located in the city center of Bergen near the historic wharf area. Each of the 263 guest rooms is equipped with premier amenities including coffee/tea provisions, flat-screen TV, and free high-speed wireless Internet. The hotel offers a fitness center with sauna and solarium; a safe at reception; room service; laundry service; two restaurants and a bar; and a 24-hour business center.
2 nightsHotel Ullensvang
Family run for five generations, this gracious 172-room hotel sits on the eastern shore of Sorfjorden, part of majestic Hardangerfjord. The hotel has two restaurants, a bar, and several lounges; indoor swimming pool, indoor tennis court, fitness room, golf simulator, Jacuzzi, saunas, and solarium. During the summer guests can lounge in the delightful fjord garden (where composer Edvard Grieg’s cottage still stands), swim in the surprisingly comfortable waters of the fjord, or explore the fjord by row boat or paddle boat. Guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, Internet access, mini-bar, TV, and phone.
2 nightsThe Grand Hotel
Dating to 1874, this historic and storied hotel sits in the heart of the city on Oslo’s main pedestrian street near Parliament, the National Theater, and the Royal Castle. The venerable 290-room lodging, decorated with works by Norwegian artists, has hosted heads of state, Nobel laureates, and such beloved native sons as Henrik Ibsen. Amenities include two restaurants, two bars and a lounge; and a spa with indoor pool, steam bath, and sauna. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, Internet access, TV, and phone.