Son Spa Hotel, situated just a half hour’s drive from Oslo, opened its doors 1 November 2008. The hotel sits peacefully in beautiful surroundings, and on historical ground where the old boatyards of Son used to be. Enjoy a stay at the Norwegian luxury spa hotel directly on the waterfront.
Son Spa hotel is located only 5 minutes from the charming center of Son Village, but once inside the hotel you won’t want to leave. The view to the marina and the Oslo fjord is amazing and the food and the spa are all worth the visit. The interior is maritime and elegant, but still cozy. The inspiration has come from the town’s history as a center for boat building and sailing.
Food and drink
Service is fantastic. Waiters and managers welcome questions, the bartenders serve wines and cocktails – and you could even experience their smiles behind their face-covers during these strange covid-19 times. The food served in the fine dining restaurant was excellent and served by knowledgeable, service-minded and caring waiters. Even if the restaurant is fairly large, it’s warm and welcoming offering tasty Norwegian dishes.
We had cauliflower soup as starters. Then baked trout fillet with orange and carrot puree, broccoli and lemon and white wine sauce. Beef tenderloin, puree with added garlic, autumn vegetables and sherry broth. For dessert we had white chocolate brownies. The meal was accompanied by a bottle of Malbec wine. Swedish chef Ulf Svensson is responsible for the menus and is mainly using locally produced foods.
Breakfast is served in the restaurant with hot buffet as well as fresh pastries, yoghurts and cereals. Special caution rules during the corona times did not spoil the experience.
2000 square meter large spas area
The hotel boasts a 2000 square meter large spa area that offers the last trends within treatment and wellbeing. It is the perfect spot for great experiences with your friends or your special loved one. New this year was a sauna raft anchored to the peer, offering guests treatments and admission to the sea water. Quite cold for the season, but the bravest said it was delicious. Not me, though.
Marketing & E-commerce manager Ann Jeanette Myrland emphasizes that guests should experience the Magic Circle VIP spa on the first floor. It’s a 1.5 hours’ wonderful tour of saunas incorporating the Magic Circle Kit.
Spacious and delicate decorated rooms
There are 148 rooms in the hotel of which half are suites. Our suite was spacious and decorated in relaxing dashes of pale green and grey with pine furniture. The suite was well equipped with television, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a well-equipped mini bar.
As a conference venue Son Spa offers great facilities, sea meeting rooms and activities suited to create the perfect backdrop for any conference or meeting.
Norwegian Luxury Spa Hotel Directly on the Waterfront, all photos and text by Tor Kjolberg, except feature image (on top) © Choice Hotels.