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Hotel Brosundet

Hotel Brosundet

Ålesund, Norway

Situated in the heart of town, Hotel Brosundet is a family-owned boutique property with an intimate, welcoming atmosphere. Like many of the buildings in Ålesund, the hotel was built in 1918 and was once used as a warehouse where cod was dried and salted. The 131 rooms contain many of the building’s original features, lending the hotel a rustic-chic style. The rooms vary in shape and size, but all share a Scandinavian minimalist decor with a grey and white palette accented by light wood.

You can visit Butikken, a café on the hotel’s front corner, for your morning coffee or freshly baked goods. For lunch and dinner, Restaurant Apotekergata No. 5 serves a rotating menu that features locally grown ingredients. The adjacent Arkivet Bar is popular with locals and hotel guests alike and serves a large selection of wine, beer, champagne, and cocktails.


We love how intimate and home-like Hotel Brosundet feels, despite the large number of rooms. Little things, like the fireplace and local artwork on the walls, create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

OUR RATING: First Class

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The rooms, like the rest of the hotel, combine the rustic character of the original warehouse with a sleek, Scandinavian minimalism. You’ll find rough wooden beams and minimalist furniture in shades of cool-grey and white, all accented with plenty of gleaming finished pine.

You can choose from a wide range of room types, many of which offer water views. Or, opt for a suite in the nearby Molja Lighthouse. All the rooms have en suite bathrooms and Wi-Fi.


The hotel is located in the heart of Ålesund on the shores of Brosundet, and many rooms overlook the port. You’re just a short walk to major sights like the Sunnmøre Museum, the Aalesunds Museum, and Ålesund Church, as well as the Jugendstilsenteret Art Nouveau Center.

Food and drink

  • The small front café, Butikken, offers breakfast daily.
  • Restaurant Apotekergata No. 5 serves lunch and dinner from 12pm to 10pm, with a rotating seasonal menu based on cuisine from the Sunnmøre region.
  • Arkivet Bar has a large selection of wine, beer, Champagne, and cocktails.

Environmental and social responsibility

Several rooms are wheelchair-accessible.

Tour ideas in Ålesund

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Hotel Brosundet as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Art Nouveau e-bike tour

      Art Nouveau e-bike tour

      Art Nouveau e-bike tour

      This cycle tour gives you a chance to learn more about Ålesund and its distinctly Norwegian twist on Art Nouveau. Pedal through the streets on an e-bike with a local guide and discover the history and beauty of its architecture.

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    • Atlantic Ocean Road
      Atlantic Ocean Road

      Atlantic Ocean Road

      Atlantic Ocean Road

      Drink in Norway’s seascapes and explore at your own pace with this privately guided day tour of the Atlantic Ocean Road, an architectural feat and a visually striking drive. You’ll also stop for lunch at a traditional oceanfront seafood restaurant.

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    • Runde Bird Island
      Puffins on Runde Bird Island

      Runde Bird Island

      Runde Bird Island

      Runde Island is one of the most important avian nesting sites in Norway. Spend the day on a private tour exploring the island’s rugged coast and admiring its abundant birdlife, which can include more than 100,000 nesting puffins.

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