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Stavanger Hotels and Things to Do   By M Ottersen

Stavanger Featured Hotels

Unless you're Scandinavian, you probably haven't heard of Stavanger, Norway. But it's a charming town, surrounded by spectacular scenery.
The base for Norway's North Sea oil operations, Stavanger is a prosperous place that was the European Capital of Culture (ECC), along with Liverpool, England, in 2008. That designation brought more travelers to Stavanger, and many facilities were improved so that the city would live up to expectations.

There's a quaint old harbor with plenty of restaurants, and several interesting churches and museums worth visiting. Come during the summer months, as many attractions are closed in winter.

The Domkirke, which dates from 1125, is the most impressive church in Stavanger. A fire destroyed much of it in 1272. But it was rebuilt with Gothic-style twin towers. A renovation that took place between 1938 and 1942 brought the church back to the way it looked in medieval times. 

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Don't miss the wooden pulpit which is carved with stories from the Old Testament. The ornate canopy overhead shows scenes from Christ's life. And the columns are decorated with Norse griffins and dragons.
Small Wooden Houses on an Inlet, Near Stavanger, West Norway, Scandinavia, Europe
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History buffs will enjoy the five different collections that make up the Stavanger Museum. The combined admission ticket includes entrance to a neoclassical house that is the Stavanger residence of the Norwegian Royal Family, a restored 1881 Victorian home, and maritime, canning, and natural history museums.

Gamle Stavanger is a must-see if you visit Stavanger. It has Scandinavia's biggest collection of 18th- and 19th-century wooden houses. More than 170 of them have been restored and now form a pretty town with cobblestone streets, flower boxes, and gas lamps. The buildings are owned by private citizens and the city of Stavanger. A trip here is like traveling back in time.

Stavanger hotels and places to stay

Many Stavanger hotels were upgraded for the ECC celebration, and they're some of the nicest in Southern Norway.

The Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel is a stylish, modern hotel on Lake Breiavannet. In fact, many of the 354 Scandinavian-style rooms have lake views, as does the Restaurant Antique. 
The location is convenient to everything and there's free WiFi access. Guests get reduced rates at a nearby fitness center.

A sister property, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is more luxurious. It has four rooms styles to choose from: green - which features natural materials - high-tech, Asian, and Scandinavian modern. There's a Pool Club with heated swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, and fitness equipment.

The Clarion is a few blocks up from the harbor, about ten minutes walk from the Old Town. The rooms have Duxiana beds, Scandinavian furniture and original art, and many have beautiful views of the fjord and islands. The hotel has two restaurants, a bar, and a top-floor relaxation center with Jacuzzi and sauna.

Street of Wooden Houses in the Old Town Adjacent to the Harbour, Stavanger, Norway, Scandinavia
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Clarion Hotel Stavanger
Located in the city center of Stavanger, the Clarion Hotel Stavanger is within walking distance of the Norwegian Canning Museum and Old Stavanger (Gamle Stavanger), featuring more than 170 houses built in the late 1700s and early 1800s. This Stavanger, Norway hotel is minutes from the Stavanger Museum, the Norwegian Emigrant Museum and the Stavanger Airport. While in the area, be sure to visit Pulpit Rock, a natural rock formation with a 25-meter square plateau that stands 604 meters above the sea. The hotel is within walking distance to several shops and restaurants. For added convenience, visitors will enjoy the on-site BARE BRA Restaurant & Bar and JA TAKK Restaurant.
First Hotel Alstor, Stavanger
First Hotel Alstor, located by a park and approximately 2 km from central Stavanger, is one of the town’s leading conference venues with a seatingcapacity of 330 participants. The classical rooms emphasize comfortable living and amenities include a lobby lounge with a crackling open fire and a restaurant serving savoury Norwegian cuisine with an international touch. Stavanger features a modern skyline and among the city’s attractions are its old wooden houses and gothic cathedral. Outdoor activities include hiking. Restaurant Rossmann - The restaurant is named after one of Norway’s most celebrated artists. Several of his paintings are featured in the restaurant, which seats 145 diners. 
Park Inn Stavanger
Park Inn Stavanger Hotel Offers Comfortable City Centre Accommodation. The Park Inn Stavanger Hotel is ideally located just minutes from the charming city centre of Stavanger, Norway. The hotel has a relaxing, friendly atmosphere, making business travellers, conference delegates and leisure guests feel at home. Guests can enjoy the hotel's restaurant and bar or relax at the Top Hat terrace, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of Stavanger and the North Sea. The Park Inn Stavanger hotel is a 10-minute walk from Stavanger's city centre.
Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger
First class hotel as per Radisson Blu standards. The largest hotel in Stavanger located in the very heart of the city by Lake Breiavannet. All 364 rooms equipped to the highest standard in Maritime and Scandinavian room styles - Modern conference facilities for up to 550 people - 20 Minute drive from Stavanger Airport - Rates include buffet breakfast unless otherwise noted - Free broadband. Stunning beaches, majestic mountains and beautiful fjords – Stavanger will take your breath away! 
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Stavanger
Stavanger's leading hotel located in the city centre, close to all major attractions and shopping area.  All rooms refurbished in 5 different room styles.  Conference facilities for 100 people.  Pool Club with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and solarium and Spa treatments available. All rates include breakfast unless otherwise noted. Free broadband. Dining options at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Stavanger include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. 
Victoria Hotel, Stavanger
The hotel is located in an impressive old building in the style of the Victorian era. Each guest room at Victoria is uniquely decorated and comes with a minibar. Most include a comfortable seating area as well as a generous workspace. After a day of sightseeing in Stavanger, replenish your energy with a meal at one of the 2 in-house restaurants. Choose American-inspired steak dishes in a relaxed setting or Italian-influenced gourmet cuisine in the hotel’s intimate cellar. Round off the day with a drink in the stylish hotel bar, which is one of the city’s most popular.  Begin each day with a free breakfast buffet at Victoria Hotel, which is ideally situated in central Stavanger. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi access and spectacular views over Vågen bay.
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