Hotel Ullensvang is today a modern conference and tourist hotel located on the shores of the Hardanger Fjord in western Norway. The hotel has been owned by the same family since their humble start as a guest house in 1846.
The hotel is located in the peaceful village of Lofthus in the heart of Norway’s fjord district. The Hardanger area has for years inspired Norwegian authors, painters and composers. Perhaps the most famous guest through all these years is the composer Edvard Grieg. He came for the first time in 1878, and spent many summers, and one winter, in Lofthus. In Lofthus, he found the inspiration for music like “Springtime”, “The Holberg Suite” and “Peer Gynt Suite”. His composer’s cabin is still here, displayed in the hotel garden.
Ullensvang is the largest fruit orchard in Norway with more than 450,000 fruit trees in the area and the nearby Folgefonna Glacier has tempted travelers from all over the world for years.
The hotel has 157 rooms with balconies, two restaurants a bar and large conference facilities. There is also an indoor swimming pool, saunas, whirlpool, table tennis, tennis, squash courts, bowling, pool table and fitness room.
Outdoors the hotel offers a large sun terrace with deck chairs, row boats, bicycles, badminton and swimming in the fjord. For an extra fee, it is possible to rent sailboats as well as canoes.
Another special thing about Hotel Ullensvang is that all water in the hotel, including taps, bath/shower and pools, is supplied from a nearby mountain spring, which means that it’s pure, healthy and crystal clear.
Hotel rooms in Scandinavia are generally furnished with twin beds, which can be moved together to form a double bed or placed separately (some hotels have double beds though). Unless otherwise specified all rooms have private bathroom facilities, which are often equipped with a shower instead of a bath. Please note that single rooms are generally smaller than doubles. Purpose-built triple or family rooms are likewise unusual in Scandinavian hotels. Whilst it is possible for 3 persons to share a room, this will normally be formed by a double room with an extra bed. As a result space may be restricted.
Unless otherwise clearly specified a standard room/cabin is included in the tour price.