“…is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
We discovered Thon Hotels, a Norway-based chain months before we arrived, having read more-than-positive reviews about their numerous properties in Belgium, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. We opted for their Munch property, which functioned more like a bed-and-breakfast, since it was centrally located, i.e., less than 10 minutes by cab from the Central Station, and offered an excellent price-point via their website with a discount for length of stay. Our room featured the expected minimalist Scandinavian design; comfortable beds with excellent linens and comforters; coffee and tea service; and very good bathroom amenities and thick towels.
And like many hotels in Norway, Thon offered breakfast as part of their reservations. The service, offered daily, specialized in American, British and Scandinavian breakfasts and was prepared in an open-concept dining room. The food was exceptional, fresh and bountiful. What appealed most to us, however, was the excellent customer service we received. It was no fluke either. We stayed at one of their properties in Bergen and the staff there, too, was equally excellent.