Its all true- clean yes but SO SO basic for 850 NOK a night and that should be with a 20% Fjordpass discount. I could hardly believe places like this still exist and we were silly enough to have a meal too where they served canned veg (even the potatoes) and packet mix sauces so I really felt like I was back in the 70s. We ate in the 'village' complex the next night and enjoyed the fast food more. Lucky there was no TV in rooms as noise issues would have been even worse. Fortunately most people's kids fell asleep quite early :)
The 'double room 'I booked through Fjord Pass was two narrow singles with the reading lights dangerously near my head (see Photo) European Health and safety standards of course do not apply!
The Scandinavians and Commonwealth visitors seemed happy with it from comments in their book but we stayed at the same time as another British middle aged couple and they too had been unable to get into the Fretheim hotel and had no other choice.
I did not know about the hikers/bikers apartments nearby and they might have been a better bet. As they are newish and belong to the same family I am mystifed as to why they did not build a decent hotel there and use this as a 'hostel' which is really what it is fit for. I can imagine a fantastic boutique hotel there as it is such a restul place.
Seemingly many of us have expectations far beyond which many Norwegians can provide (see my later reviews from the rest of the trip) and since the country is full in August there is no incentive for them to meet them. A great pity as Flam is beautiful and I did get to go on the railway to Myrdal which was the plan.
- Also Known As:
- Minotel Hotel Flåm
- Minotel Flam
- Flåm Minotel