Located in Bø i Telemark, this hotel is 5 km from Bø Sommarland. It offers outdoor pools, minigolf and free Wi-Fi. Lifjell Ski Resort is within 10 minutes’ drive. Cable TV, sofas and private bathrooms are standard features at Bø Hotell. Some rooms provide nice garden views. A large swimming pool, a kiddie pool and a trampoline are found in the garden. A free internet computer is located in the lobby. Hotell Bø’s restaurant has large windows overlooking the garden and surrounding area. During July, a BBQ buffet is served on the terrace. Bø Train Station is 1 km from the hotel. Direct airport buses to Oslo Gardermoen and Torp Sandefjord also depart from there. Central Oslo is a 2-hour train ride away.
That we had booked one night only.
Bø Hotel is a two star hotel charging four star prices (NOK 1380 for a double room). It is a prefabricated building with some architectural embellishments, but the rooms are very basic. One shared dispenser for soap and shampoo between the shower and the washbasin, small towels, water flowing all over the floor if you take a shower - it is more like a student accommodation than a hotel. The double room turned out to be two narrow beds along adjoining walls. There was no a la carte for dinner, only a buffet between 19.00 and 21.00 at the rather steep price of NOK 275. Coffee and tea in the reception area for NOK 25. The breakfast was mediocre, canteen-like. The staff was unprofessional. Do yourself a favour: find somewhere else to stay.
Nice and friendly family atmosphere, ideal for children with nice pools to splash in. The grill buffet at dinner time was varied and very good.
There was very little sound isolation between rooms.