Hotel Ullensvang

Lofthus, Norway

This former “staging inn”—now a veritable “grand dame” of hotels—has been run by five generations of the Utne family since 1846. Sporting a unique mix of lovingly kept traditions and stylish luxury, it enjoys a beautiful fjord-side location with views of the snow-capped Hardanger range. Most of the guest rooms have private balconies, and facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools—also a beach where you can take a dip in the fjord if you’re up to it! A stroll on the hotel’s “fruit walk” leads through cherry, apple, and pear orchards.