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Hotel Brosundet Exterior Credit KristinStoylen

LOCATION

This art nouveau former fishery warehouse has been transformed into a stylish hotel on the waterfront of the port town of Ålesund. Rebuilt in Art Nouveau style in 1904, Ålesund is located amid some of western Norway’s most dramatic fjords, its urban footprint rambling across several small islands.

The hotel’s historic roots and modern-facing sensibilities run through all of the spaces in this family-owned design hotel, from the suites with their exposed beams and designer armchairs to its contemporary (and very cozy) open fireplace in its main lobby.

Views of the fjords and mountains surrounding this charming town are facilitated by the many floor-ceiling windows found in the rooms (the attic suites are particularly light-filled). However, the very best views are found in the circular rooms of the lighthouse suite, separate from the hotel and, as you may have guessed, in a converted lighthouse on the seafront.

The hotel’s restaurant is popular locally with a focus on traditional cuisine from the Sunnmøre region and ultra-fresh catch of the day specials. After your meal, decamp to the stylish conical fireplace with a digestif from the bar as you listen to the local musical talent filling the regular live performance slot.  

WHAT MAKES THIS HOTEL UNIQUE?

Its history and location in Ålesund are unmatched. Watch the fishermen set out across the water from the comfort of your room before exploring the cobbled lanes of the characterful historic center. The location is also perfect for hiking through astonishing scenery or taking a boat out for a wildlife sea safari.

The hotel also offers an unique experience where you can helicopter over to an island for a private seafood feast surrounded by ocean views.