We'll be staying at the Ibsens Hotel next July. I just booked it the other day. When choosing a hotel, I consulted with a friend who took the Rick Steves Scandinavia in 14 Days tour, asking where the tour group stayed in that city, and whether he liked the hotel. He said it was the Ibsens, and he loved it, his favorite hotel of the two week trip. Other hotels on his tour had the look of your typical business-conference hotel, he said, but this one had history, warmth and charm. His particular room was very large, and he loved the location of the hotel. I read Trip Advisor reviews and was very happy with what I read. Then, when I was on the Ibsens website, I learned they have a "book direct, price guarantee" policy: if you see a lower rate on any other website, you email them a screen shot of the other offer, to prove it's for the same nights and same type of room, and so Ibsens can see the cancellation policy for that offer, and also send a link to the third party booking website, and not only will they price match, but they'll give you a free upgrade to the next largest room. We were going to book "medium double" room to save money, using the hotel's official website because I'm always most comfortable with booking directly, but because of this policy, I searched for prices on third party booking sites. I found a great rate for the medium room on priceline.com, emailed the required information to the hotel, and Ibsens matched that price and we got upgraded to a large room. Rate converted to $123 USD per night. The hotel was very nice to work with in this process. All was done through emails.