The Hotel Hans Egede in Nuuk, Greenland is conveniently located to explore the world's smallest capital.
The 115-room and suite Hotel Hans Egede is located within walking distance of Katuaq, The Greenland National Museum and Archives, and shopping.
The hotel boasts two excellent restaurants located on the fifth-floor of the hotel, Gertrud Rask Spieshus, their gourmet restaurant, where award-winning Chef Jeppe Ejvind Nielsen, who won the Greenlandic Championship in October 2006, creates Artic Innovative Gastronomy, and Hereford Beefstouw, their steakhouse, which features imported Wagyu/Kobe beef. In addition to diverse menus, both of the restaurants offer guests wonderful panoramic views.
Edward F. Nesta and I stayed at the hotel in August 2007, and dined at Gertrud Rask Spisehus where Chef Jeppe Ejvind Nielsen tempted our palates each night with his creative cuisine. A few highlights from our dinners included Hot Smoked Salmon rolled in crispy Japanese noodles served with pickled local rhubarb with mussel foam and thyme; Smoked Salmon with a Beetroot Gelee and a Chinese Chip; Grilled Scallops in a Creamy Garlic Soup with Thyme Flowers; and Reindeer on Cabbage with a Mushroom Pie, and Mashed Potatoes rolled in Crushed Almonds.
Guests looking for nightlife need look no further than the Sky Line Bar, also located on the fifth-floor of the hotel, which has live piano music Sunday - Thursday from 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm, and on Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm - 3:00 am. The Sky Line Bar provided a relaxing atmosphere where we enjoyed pre-dinner aperitifs, and after dinner listened to piano music while we watched the lingering rays of spectacular sunsets over the fjord.
We stayed in a large and comfortably furnished Junior Suite with a king bed dressed with a blue print bedspread placed at one end of the long room, and a black leather wraparound sofa flanked by a square frosted glass and metal coffee table at the opposite end of the room. Navy curtains graced the wall of windows, which overlooked the city center.
Other seating included a chrome and wood bistro table with chrome and black leather chairs, and a desk with a black leather swivel chair. A live palm tree graced the corner of the room, and large contemporary paintings hung on opposite walls over the bed and the sofa.
Amenities included a Siemens Fujitsu large flat screen television, trouser press, mini-bar refrigerator, robes, a coffee/tea maker set on a wet bar stocked with a variety of wine glasses, and wireless Internet access. The bathroom featured a walk-in shower, vanity and sink, toilet, hairdryer, and a variety of toiletry amenities.
In addition to leisure guests, the hotel has conference facilities and a Business Center.
Gertrud Rask Spiesehus is open for dinner from Monday - Saturday from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Hereford Beefstouw is open daily for lunch from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, and for dinner from 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm.
Read other articles on the Hotel Hans Egede in the Restaurants section as well as in the Chefs' Recipes section where Chef Jeppe Ejvind Nielsen shares a few of his creative recipes in English and in Danish.
Hotel Hans Egede
3900 Nuuk, Greenland
Please other articles on Greenland in the Destinations, Restaurants, Chefs' Recipes, and Adventures sections.
For information on Greenland, please visit the websites: Greenland Tourism and Business Council, www.Greenland.com, Nuuk Tourism, www.Nuuk-Tourism.gl, Visit Ilulissat, www.VisitIulissat.com, and Kangerlussuaq Tourism, www.KangTour.gl.
For information on Air Greenland, please visit the website: Air Greenland, www.airgreenland.gl.
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