Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Olav Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Value may be hard to come by in super expensive Norway, but the Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Olav tops our list because of its amazing extras: namely, a free organic breakfast, afternoon waffles, and light evening buffet, offered. In a country where dinner can easily cost as much as a night at a hotel, saving this much on food goes a long way. Plus, decor is sultry and sophisticated, with plush fabrics in jewel tones, and rooms come with good-sized flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and marble bathrooms.
Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Hotel Havnekontoret may be one of Norway's top luxury hotels, but it's also one of its top values, thanks to the Clarion Collection brand's offering of free breakfast, afternoon snack, and light evening meal. Having the option to eat every meal at the hotel saves a bundle in this pricey country. The 116-room property is considered to be Bergen's top hotel, and for good reason -- it has elegant, sophisticated decor, a prime location near Bryggen and Bergenhus Fortress, and modern rooms with sultry style.
Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This Clarion, like its sister hotels, also offers a free extensive breakfast buffet and a free light evening meal. With 400 rooms, a soaring atrium over the lobby, and an event space that holds up to 2,500, this hotel that opened in April 2012 is more Las Vegas than Europe. Although the location could be better, the unique design, hip bar and restaurant on the top floor, and a cozy lobby bar -- reminiscent of a W -- are all upsides. Rooms have extremely comfortable beds, and some have views of the water. Environmentally conscious guests may appreciate the hotels many eco initiatives, such as textured windows that help conserve energy and a ballroom that adjusts its temperature based on carbon dioxide output.
Carlton Oslo Hotel Guldsmeden Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This adorable 50-room boutique has relatively affordable rates for what you get -- namely, charming Norway-meets-Bali decor and eco-friendly operations. The teensy tiny rooms or single travelers are particularly reasonable. Features such as rustic-chic four-poster beds with fur throws; 27-inch iMacs in the rooms in lieu of TVs; a free organic breakfast; and a small spa area with a sauna make this an attractive, intimate option.