19 September 2019

19 September 2019

Norway Tour ?? Day 20
Sometimes it just has to be. We drive through Telemark and come across an enchanting historic hotel. I read in the guidebook that it is the oldest wooden hotel in Norway. That it has a very eventful history behind it. And that in the 80s of the last century it was even about to be demolished because it was totally run down and hardly anyone could be found to continue running it, especially for the probably costly restoration.
No matter how - someone found himself and we are standing at the end of a lake at a dream.
Of course, the hotel is not in our budget. But we can sit in the sun in front of the hotel and eat the sandwiches we brought with us. Because there will probably still be a hotel, a B&B or a camping site in town. Did I mention that it's off-season? The only B&B is completely full, the campsites close on 15 September and that's it. Either drive on or "Dalen Hotell" . We take the plunge and cautiously ask the price. And who says it: doable. Not low bidet, but doable. We move into a great room "St. Olaf" and for a short moment feel like Mette-Marit and Haakon (without paparazzi, we have to take the photos ourselves...).
We hold back a little at the elegant dinner, but in the fireside room we listen to the pianist, in the men's and ladies' rooms there is not much going on at the moment and even the sun sets from our own balcony (with a view of the lake, of course) in a particularly distinguished way today. We spend the morning in the hotel, have a delicious breakfast and record a few podcast episodes on our balcony. Until we really have to move on - because the ferry is booked and we have to be in Oslo in 2 days. And we don't want any stress - slow travel. #hoteldalen #dalenhotel #dalen #princess couple

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Where. Here: Dalen Hotel

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