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Magnificent idyllic location with wonderful views and historical nuances assoc. w. hotel. Fitness center was not available although advertised.
Very good breakfast, good staff, beautifull building and surroundings. But I had a very limited stay, just one night.
The view and the walk thru the village. The dinner and breakfast were wonderful and the service excellent. Always had to find someone to tend the lobby bar.
Excellent location in Balestrand...right on the water. Great staff. Fantastic, but pricey, buffet dinner. The view from rooms in the tower facing the water cant be beat, if in the higher floors (6-8) Tower rooms need a refresh. Tour groups can have exclusive access to the impressive historic public spaces, shutting out the independent traveler.
Staff friendliness, location and the old Hotel rooms that have a lot of character if compared to the cold new wing that seems out of place in that beautiful scenery. View on the Fjord is breathtaking, authentic furniture and old feel of the hotel and buliding. Having to go down to the public areas to connect on the Internet; sitting on the balcony outside the room and doing my business and email from there would have been a plus!!
The view outside The room is old and the view from the room is not as expected. A bit pricey for that conditions. The receptionists seem not to know much about the town.
the dinner menus were excellent, especially the a la carte menu in the bar We would have preferred to stay in the old part, but this was not an electronic option
Nice historical hotel, good old english style with astonish view on the fjord and surronding mountains. Really fantastic view!
The hotel is in a stunning location overlooking the fiord. Wonderful views from the dining room and terrace. Evening buffet prohibitively expensive and no other choice in the main dining room. Uncomfortable bed as springs in the base were broken but this was not fixed during our stay despite our complaint.
The history of the original hotel is extensive, the staff wonderful and the architecture, interior and exterior was fascinating. The addition in the 60's doesn't match the beauty of the original hotel.
It is a very special place with long history of building itself and beautiful landscape Renovation is needed.Prices are high
They let us choose our room since it was not crowded. All the rooms (in front and back) and the restaurant have excellent view at the fjord.
trees, blueberries, fjord, ferry, breakfast, browncheese bed on the sofa, expensive dinner, flies
Uphill to a mountain height of 1090 meters with unbelivable panoramma of the fjord.
Interacted with one young lady who worked desk & restaurant, but she was great with her service. Extensive breakfast. Great view from room if taking a fjord-view. Some seating outside to take in views if weather is nice. Few 100m from ferry landing so convenient for driving through west fjord country, but a distance from Balestrand proper. Good advice from hotel to visit enamel workshop on the hill. Nice to visit local artists in their workshop/home and discuss/see their art. Small rooms (ok since only a solo traveler). Bathrooms could use updating.
The homemade food is excellent. The restaurant is tidy clean and spacious. The family room is big and very comfortable. The hotel makes you feel warm and comfortable.
A reasonable choice at breakfast. The hotel was very disappointing. The room was shoddy and had an unpleasant smell. The carpets on the stairs was loose and coming away from its fixings. It was very noisy and we could hear the people in the other rooms around us all night. I would not recommend this hotel at all. Not worth the money we had to pay to stay. a rip off!
The rooms with balconies overlooking the fjord are great. Right across the street from the water. The owners are wonderful people. They are so helpful and accommodating. They helped with tour plans and tickets as well as ferry information. The breakfast was very tasty and complete. Ballestrand is a quiet, relaxing place to stay and this hotel is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the fjords The common areas are wonderful for reading, conversation, napping, or watching TV. So comfortable.
Good location, big room, good breakfast and good facilities. The room was hot and we opened all the windows to cool it a little.
The room was comfortable with a great view. While I was comfortable in my room, the rest of this hotel is past due for a major remodeling.
The situation of the hotel and the room were good; the dinner was reasonable also. There were construction works executed during our stay and we were not informed about that. There was no compensation at all. The community of Sogndal is a rather small village with poor facilities.
clean ,good breakfast,large room, no coffe at the room, no internet free at the loby
swinming pool, nice garden with a creek. good breafast. nice dinnung room they put wine on the table and i was mislead to assume that it is a wellcoming gift. they should put all items sold for money in a box or fridge.
Good location to stop over on the way to Fjord You could not expect a good view of Fjord that is easy to find in any place of west Norway.
Rooms were clean, staff very helpful. There were few facilities and not much to do in Sogndal.
I liked that it was near the shopping mall and in the center of town. When I booked the hotel I was told there was a pool and that was the reason I booked the hotel, just to find out it is out of order. I needed towels in my room and the front desk made me come and get them myself. My couch had a large rip in it. The room was very hot and the hotel could not even provide a fan for my room. I was not impressed. It was the kind of service I would have expected from a cheap hostel not from a superior room at a hotel. The hotel was not worth my $220 USD.
Easy to find and near the centre of a lovely small town. Staff excellent but the hotel was a bit tatty. Good breakfast. Very basic facilities.
The shower and bath were too small. The shower screen was too small and so water sprayed all over the bathroom floor. The room smelt of detergent.