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A stylish hotel housed in a historical building that was once used as an accommodation for workers at the nearby mine, Funken Lodge offers the perfect blend of old-world character and new-age comforts. This luxury property, located in the town of Longyearbyen in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, boasts magnificent views and a warm atmosphere that will make you feel at home here in the Arctic.
There are 88 rooms in total at the hotel, including four suites. All rooms come with comfortable beds, coffee making facilities and cosy bathrobes. Larger rooms and suites also have seating areas and most rooms have views of the Lars and Longyear Glaciers.
Designed to include may of the building's original features, there are old photographs and maps from the property's past displayed throughout the hotel and its cosy communal areas. Snuggle up by a roaring fire, borrow a book from the library filled with Polar literature and sip cocktails at the Funken Bar.
After a day spent exploring the sublime surroundings, fill up on local delicacies at the Funktionaermessen Restaurant. Begin your days with a tasty buffet breakfast and, come evening, feast on the five-course dinner complete with wonderful wines and indulgent deserts.
Wonderfully cosy, the hotel not only has a roaring fire to snuggle up beside but also a library filled with books to browse.
Tom, Original Traveller