Photo & text credits: Juvet hotel official
Juvet Landscape Hotel is located on the northwest coast of Norway, just outside the village of Valldal, approx. 90 minutes driving from the city of Ålesund. The Hotel residence in the middle of the famous Norwegian scenic route between the UNESCO world heritage fjord Geiranger and the dramatic road and viewing point Trollstigen.
The hotel contains seven small cubes on stilts, with glass walls that offer each space a striking view of the valley, the river, the courtyard or the dramatic river below and two Bird Houses, which are fashioned in a minimalist architectural style, constructed in the manner of a traditional Norwegian log house originally used as a food store. The structures resemble birdhouses gently placed on the steep slopes above the other Landscape rooms.
All landscape rooms have dark environment, so the nature comes as a calm contrast
Instead of the conventional hotel, with guest rooms stacked together in one large building, the Landscape Hotel distributes the rooms throughout the terrain as small individual houses
The benefits for the body and skin
Every Landscape room has one or two walls that are entirely built-in glass. Through careful orientation every room gets its own exclusive view of piece of the landscape, changing with the season, the weather, and the time of day. No room looks into another so the rooms are experienced as private even though curtains are not an option.
The rooms have an experienced space that is as large as the landscape. While no two rooms are alike, all the rooms have a dark interior to avoid stealing focus from the scenery. Apart from the little bathroom, of course. Here the sun shines even in the middle of the winter.