Alexandra Hotel

  • Norway, Loen

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Built in 1884 the Alexandra is a wonderful, fifth generation family-run hotel, steeped in tradition and set in the heart of this breathtakingly beautiful region. As one of Norway’s very best hotels, the Alexandra is a solid favourite in our programme. The Alexandra Hotel combines the genuine Norwegian hospitality that you expect, along with exceptional cuisine and an extensive range of facilities.

There are plenty of activities, including cycling, pedalos and walking for all abilities that can be accessed straight from the hotel. The Loen Skylift is a short walk away, giving another reason for this hotels great location. Visitors to the Skylift can enjoy scenic walks, great food from the Hoven restaurant or even try the zip line (if you're daring enough), all located at the summit. 

The Alexandra’s superb spa facilities makes you realise why it is such a fjord favourite, with several indoor and outdoor swimming pools and Jacuzzis, sauna and gym, as well as extended spa facilities and treatments which can be paid for locally. When using the spa facilities you can even enjoy a fjord view!

Added value

Free after dinner tea and coffee 

Free use of hotel bikes and pedalos

  • No. of rooms: 203
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 8


All tastefully decorated rooms have bath or shower, balcony, TV, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, telephone and minibar. 

  • Twin Medium Room (A3) sleeping 2-3 people, facilities as above
  • Single Occupancy Room (G1) can be made upon request 
  • Twin Deluxe Room (B4) sleeping 2-4 people and have a large balcony with Fjord view
  • Junior Suite (C4) sleeping 2-4 is a spacious room with large balcony and Fjord view

Rooms on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors will be renovated for Summer 2019. These rooms may be requested but cannot be guaranteed. 

Bedroom facilities

  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Loen is right in the core of the Nordfjord, and surrounded by some of the Western Fjord's great natural beauty spots. There's so much to explore in and around the Loen region, including he nearby Lodal and Briksdal Valleys with their farms and forested slopes that mirror into the lakes. The impressive Jostedal Glacier is one to tick off your list here, being the largest glacier in mainland Europe. Brisksdal Glacier and Kjenndal Glacier are also worth a visit, along with a boat ride down the narrow Geirangerfjord with its many waterfalls. There's great walking terrain, either along the valley or into the mountains via the Skylift cable car, plus of course the chance to relax at some of the best spa facilities in the fjords at the Hotel Alexandra.

Our Glaciers & Coast twin centre holiday will let you experience both Loen and Ålesund, as they are so easily linked. Or, if you wanted to add another destination to your holiday pick Fjord Explorer which will include Balestrand, along with both Loen and Ålesund. 

There's also the popular Highlights of the Fjord escorted tour.


Explore the local area with these recommended guided day trips that can be booked at the Alexandra Hotel reception:

(All prices shown for guidance)

'Loen Skylift' cable-car

£49 - daily

A must-do in Loen, this cable-car is Fjord Norway's most exhilarating attraction, transporting guests from Loen centre to the top of Mount Hoven (1011m / 3316 ft above the Nordfjord). The experience promises guests beautiful views over the nearby fjords, lakes and glacier, as well as further walking opportunities for all abilities. The mountain restaurant serves great hot chocolates and we also recommend the Suspension Bridge Waffle! There is now a zip line located at the top of the skylift, plus the Via Ferrata (for those with a daring disposition!) has been expanded. 

Loen Valley with Kjenndal and Bødalsbreen Glaciers

£79 - usually a Saturday and/or Sunday - full day - fully guided

A scenic drive from Loen along the Lovatn lake to the awe-inspiring Kjendall Glacier for a short walk to get close to this amazing ice plateau. Then continuing onto the Bødalseter summer pastures with a level walk along a stream to the Bødalsbreen glacier. 

Briksdal Glacier 

£39 - Sunday - half day - fully guided

A scenic drive around inner Nordfjord to the emerald green lakes and cascading waterfalls of the Oldedal Valley to within a short walk of the famous Birksdal Glacier. There is also an optional Troll Car ride to the glacier, at an extra cost.

Geiranger Fjord Cruise and Dalsnibba Viewpoint

£120 - Thursday - full day - fully guided

The spectacular narrow Geirangerfjord, with its deep blue waters, and steep mountains lined with gushing waterfalls is home to some of Norways most famous scenes - it remains a 'must see' for many visitors. An unmissable day out past Stryn Lake and Videseter Waterfalls to the classic Dalsnibba viewpoint (1,500m). The highlight of the trip is a memorable fjord cruise from Geiranger to Hellesylt, returning via Europe’s deepest lake along the shores of Nordfjord.

Briksdal Glacier by public bus

£9 - daily - half day

A trip to Loen is not complete without a trip to the most visited and famous natural attraction in the area. An amazing trip to see the spectacular Briksdal Glacier, which is part of Jostedal Glacier. Jostedal Glacier is the largest mainland glacier in continental Europe. Surrounded by stunning mountains and waterfalls, this glacier is easily reachable by public transport.

  • Sun-terrace
  • Child play room
  • Comfortable lounges
  • Wine cellar
  • Superb à la carte restaurant
  • Regular live music and folklore evenings
  • Large indoor/outdoor pool, jacuzzi and fitness area (Free)
  • Spa with jacuzzi, sauna, steam rooms, therapy pool (190 NOK Mon-Thu / 280 NOK Fri-Sun) includes sauna, steam room, plunge pool, hydro massage pool, outdoor jacuzzi and rain showers (oil scented)
  • Entrance to extended spa area when booking a spa treatment (Free)
  • Guest computer in reception (Free)
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Gym
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Garden terrace
Family Facilities
  • Baby listening service = Using telephone system
  • Baby sitting = Upon request, 60 NOK per hour.
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel

  • Dress code for restaurants:


  • Breakfast service:

    Extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast with eggs cooked to order

  • Dinner service:

    Exceptionally good 4 course buffet dinner with hot and cold options, selection of main courses, salad and dessert buffets

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.846735
  • Latitude: 61.872591

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Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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