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Step back in time for the very definition of 'Luxury Hotel' for the Aristocracy

The year is 1891. The aristocracy and upper classes of Europe are looking for new destinations of natural beauty to visit. The Hotel Union Øye on Hjørundfjord opens its doors ready for a demanding clientele. The hotel's guestbook reveals that they were very successful. Queen Wilhelmina of Holland, Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, King Oscar II, Queen Maud and King Haakon VII are just some of the distinguished visitors who found their way to the hotel. Fast forward to 1989, and 100 years on, the hotel is restored to its magnificent splendour, just as it did originally when it opened in 1891.

Each room carries the name of one of its famous guests that has stayed here. Queen Maud and King Haakon VII, Keiser Wilhelm II, Queen Beatrice, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Karen Blixen to name but a few. It is a reflection of the status of the hotel and of the attractions of the area. Every guestroom is different, except for comfortable four-poster beds and modern bathrooms. You will not find telephones, TVs or radios in the rooms as they have been intentionally omitted. Everything you do at the Hotel Union Øye is not just a journey to magnificent scenery and an exciting destination but also a journey in time.

It is perhaps best described as a romantic "Fjord Palace" in Swiss style. It is idyllically situated amid beautiful, untouched natural scenery, with rich freshwater and fjord fishing close by. With service and facilities that match their Royal patronage - and stunning scenery, Hotel Union Øye defined luxury for an era of aristocratic celebrity. A visit to Hotel Union Øye is more than just a memorable experience, it is a journey back in time.

"A piece of Paradise" - quote from an English visitor in the 1890's - and still true today.

"Selected as one the world’s 12 most exciting and enchanting hotels" - 1996

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Hotel Union Øye

Norangsfjorden, Norway
Boutique Hotel

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