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Secret Hotel in Kongsberg

A chic, contemporary and achingly cool city deserves accommodation to match, so look no further than this stylish 3* Secret Hotel in Kongsberg, south west of the Norwegian capital Oslo. Modern en suite double rooms boast data ports, indulgent room service, interior corridor access to rooms and free high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection. This Secret Hotel endeavours to make its guests as comfortable as possible and offers a car rental desk, free parking, private dining for groups and a complementary buffet breakfast. Those on business can take full advantage of the fully equipped meeting rooms whilst holidaymakers can relax and unwind in the health club with indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Founded in 1624 by King Christian IV, Kongsberg is a town which prides itself on its history and heritage. The town has since established itself as a prosperous manufacturing hub; however, it is also revered for its natural Scandinavian beauty. Divided by the Numedalslågen River and encircled by picturesque snow-capped mountains, the town uniquely boasts three waterfalls within the centre itself, making an eye catching wonder for tourists and locals alike. Popular attractions within close walking distance of this fantastic Secret Hotel include the vibrant Baroque interior of the Kongsberg Church which houses the largest organ in Scandinavia and the Kronene i Håvet, a colourful engraving in the mountainside of royal Norwegian monograms to commemorate royal visits to the city.

Kongsberg is also famed for its skiing and winter sports prowess and has produced many Olympic ski jumpers. This heritage is celebrated in the Kongsberg Skiing Museum, a must see for all avid skiers. As well as hosting many ski and snow boarding professional events the town is host to a large ski with several lifts, open for visitors to practice and perfect their moves ready to hit the slopes.

Kongsberg enjoys the best of both worlds due to its closeness and accessibility to Olso combined with its relative seclusion amongst the stunning Scandinavian landscapes of mountains and fjords. Those who wish to experience the great outdoors will be in their element when faced with the choice of nature trails, hiking and bike rides through untouched pine forest with magnificent alpine vistas.

Boasting excellent transport links including a close proximity to main highways and extensive train and regional bus services getting to the capital of Oslo could not be easier. With a cosmopolitan global city on your doorstep what more could you want?