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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!!
It is a very special place with long history of building itself and beautiful landscape Renovation is needed.Prices are high
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.
Very good breakfast, good staff, beautifull building and surroundings. But I had a very limited stay, just one night.
Nice historical hotel, good old english style with astonish view on the fjord and surronding mountains. Really fantastic view!
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.
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.
Great location, excellent service, comfortable beds, breakfast included, beautiful fjord scenery
Magnificent idyllic location with wonderful views and historical nuances assoc. w. hotel. Fitness center was not available although advertised.
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.
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.
trees, blueberries, fjord, ferry, breakfast, browncheese bed on the sofa, expensive dinner, flies
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!
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.
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.
Uphill to a mountain height of 1090 meters with unbelivable panoramma of the fjord.
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.
Clean rooms, although bathroom was still wet, not sure whether was from cleaning or previous guest I probably got the worst room in the hotel--had no view, rooms are very small, and beds are more like army bunks--with nice linen. Even tho wifi advertised, couldn't use it, password didn't work. Hotel did have common areas with working Internet, TV, etc, but would be nice to have that in a room. Rooms had no tv, and only 2 pieces of soap. The sink in the bathroom was very low, as designed for a child. And to my knowledge hotel had no elevator, so if u get a room on 4 th floor, good luck dragging heavy bags up there. Lucky I was traveling alone, and stayed there only 1 night. There're better hotels in town, so spend a bit more , and be comfortable