The worlds most beautiful hotel, the Walaker in Solvorn, Norway

by Scandinavian mum

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Hotels doesn’t come more beautiful than the Walaker Hotel. Hidden away in the deep fjords of Norway this historical boutique hotel offers guests a unique experience with unparalleled views.

When visiting my in-laws recently they showed my pictures from a recent trip the the West Coast of Norway. In between all the holiday photos I came across a photo I at first glance thought to be a postcard they picked up along their way. But no, it was a photo my mother in law had taken, of the beautiful little village Solvorn. She then mentioned the Walaker Hotel and it’s gorgeous garden facing the Fjords, where they had instended to stop for lunch. Unfortunately this is a popular place, so without reservations they had to continue their journey.

Meanwhile, we’ll take a pause and look closer at this very special little gem of a hotel.

The Walaker hotel has been owned by the same family since 1690 and is the oldest family-run hotel in Norway, with over 370 years of history. The hotel is located in Luster by the Sognefjord, which is rated by National Geographic as the world`s best tourist destination.

White bryony climbs the walls of the hotel and in the garden stand lilacs and fruit trees in full blossom. Surrounded by mighty mountains and a spectacular Fjord view, this is a place where time will stop, where one truly will find peace and tranquility.

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Gastronomi is a vital part of the hotel. Walaker Hotel lies in the middle of the natural larder of inner Sogn! There are langoustines from the fjord, venison from the mountains, berries growing as far as the eye can see, farmhouse cheeses, home-made apple juice, raspberry nectar and lots of other small-scale producers.

A regular feature is the excellent 4-course, set menu dinner with wine recommendations. This is served every evening in the restaurant in the main building and is an important part of the Walaker experience.

For breakfast, which is also served in the restaurant, you will find home-baked bread and jam made from the produce from the garden.

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To finf out more – and to book visit walaker.com

Room tip: Any room in the main building, and not ‘the new’ separate building.

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