5715 Travel Guide
We are suckers for a room with a killer view. We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.
We've already checked out a Norwegian hotel once this week and since that one turned out to be a bit boring, we're back on the hunt and have this killer view from the Stalheim Hotel overlooking the Naeroe Valley, in the middle of the Western Fjords of Norway.
It's a hotel with such fantastic views that if you check the TripAdvisor reviews, half the recent guests don't even mention the hotel itself: they just make comments like "Stay for the view!", "views don't get much better than this" and "breathtaking views". The tip is that you need to request a room at the back of the hotel to be able to fully appreciate the view over the valley--they have large windows to make the most of it, too.
As far as the hotel itself goes, reports suggest it's comfortable and clean, although sometimes swamped by tourist buses. The average room rate starts around US$230 a night which is pretty reasonable for Scandinavia. Especially with those views.