Thon Hotel Kristiansund
The Thon Hotel Kristiansund is housed in a converted warehouse on the pretty, historic island of Innlandet. Rooms are beautiful and full of character, with stylish furnishings and original features, such as beamed ceilings.
Many of the rooms have a sea view – and wow, what a view! With the rooms right above the water – some with floor-to-ceiling windows and Juliet balconies – it's a lot like sleeping in an extremely luxurious cruise ship cabin. Boats – including actual cruise ships, as well as yachts in full sail and little fishing boats – go back and forth across the harbour, sometimes just outside the windows, offering ever-changing views.
The superior rooms are wonderfully spacious, with a large seating area incorporating comfortable sofa, chairs and coffee table – a great spot to sit with a glass of wine and enjoy the view.
The décor is modern and tasteful, with lots of white wood, and lime green and beige furnishings. The provision of an umbrella in the room for guests to borrow was a thoughtful touch – although we were fortunate enough not to need it!
Outside the hotel there is a lovely wooden decked terrace just outside the dining room, right alongside the water – probably the best place to enjoy a coffee al fresco in Kristiansund! There is complimentary coffee and a selection of teas available from reception around the clock.
The hotel's breakfast room is light, airy and spacious – with the same excellent views. A delicious buffet breakfast with a wide selection of food, including superb quality smoked salmon, is offered.
Thon is one of Norway's largest hotel chains and takes its social and environmental responsibilities very seriously. All of the hotels in Norway owned exclusively by Thon Hotels are part of the Eco-Lighthouse Scheme, and sustainable practices at the hotel include reduction of waste, efficient energy use and the use of environmentally friendly products.
Electricity is provided from renewable energy sources – switching to a renewable energy option through a certified renewable energy provider will help the chain to reduce its carbon footprint by as much as 75 per cent. Food sustainability is also a key consideration, with local and organic food on offer.
Thon Hotel Kristiansund is a great quality, family-friendly option in a superb location – and represents excellent value for money. It's a wonderful place to stay for a night or two before heading out along the Atlantic Road. Undoubtedly one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in!