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Straand Hotel

Kviteseidvegen 1698, Vradal 3853 Norway
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Straand Hotel - in the middle of the beautiful Telemark region in south-eastern Norway. The hotel has a long history that dates back to 1864 in the same family. A full-service hotel well known for its many activities and good food. The hotel has 125 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, conference wing, swimming pool, terrace and an old style drawing room. In addition we have a veteran boat for sightseeing on Lake Nisser and an activity area by the lake.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Game room
Ski rentals
Ski school
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Table tennis
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Rooftop terrace
Ski In / Ski Out
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Interconnected rooms available
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, German, Norwegian
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Gry Sagen E wrote a review 14 Jul
Fetsund, Norway221 contributions31 helpful votes
First of all the receptionists should learn to greet people when they come and leave. We probably got the worst hotel room in history. Room 102. It it nothing like the photos you see on their website. The room was old, not nice, hot and we had one window with view of a parking lot in the back where the employees threw away bottles etc in containers, parked their car etc. Made a lot of noise in addition to the fan just outside our window. The window, we could open, but it is on street level so anyone could look straight in or climb in without a problem. I did not sleep most of the night because the window had to be open because of the heat, but I did not dare to sleep because anyone could just get in. The hotel should provided a fan for every room on that side of the hotel, because it is like an oven during the night when the days are sunny and warm. The breakfast was OK, but it seems like nothing is made with care and love in this hotel. It is outdated, old and you do not feel welcome. We ate at the beach bar and the waitress was very nice and friendly, but the food was a disaster and it took us an hour to get one hotdog with fries and an hamburger. Other dining options was not around, because we did not fancy a three or five course meal in the hotel restaurant. For the money we spent here we could have gotten a super hotel in the city incl. a good nights sleep.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Finn Arne N wrote a review 13 Jul
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The hotel is nice, but it’s difficult to get food after 18:30, unless you book in the restaurant. Huge line. Tried going down to their overpriced beach restaurant, but they closed ordering early because of too many people ordering food. We had a power outage last night. Didn’t take too long, and the power came back. Later tonight the water will be gone from 22:00 to 08:00 tomorrow morning. The WIFI is a joke, they call it fast. Maybe it was fast in 2003? Seriously considering just getting in the car and driving home 3 days early.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
David C wrote a review 4 Jul
Stavanger, Norway120 contributions44 helpful votes
We have good experience from the "De Historiske" hotels we have stayed in and we were looking forward to trying a new one...until we got in to reception to check in....where the lady receptionist elected to serve a person behind us. Apparently the Fiat Club comes first. A man reluctantly took over, didn't bother checking our booking (which was on of the most expensive options available), rushed through the process "Dinner this evening? You can have a table at 21:00." Breakfast? You can have 09:00." He didn't quite say "now go away" but that was the attitude, The room was "interesting" and the size of a rabbit hutch, but nice balcony to sit and have a glass of wine. Positive compared to the rest of our stay. We ended up at 21:00 in the restaurant but didn't get served until 21:30. Not that is was a difficult job...there was a three course set menu. No choice, no offer of wine until we asked. We waited ages for the starter, then the next courses came quickly. Clearly they wanted to get us out so they could concentrate on the large party of noisy car enthusiasts. And then breakfast. Restaurant over-filled, Corona precautions ZERO, with a packed crowd milling about the buffet without masks or manners. This from a crowd that had been drawn from all over the country. Altogether it would have been better with a B and B and an evening meal in a local cafe.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't bother.
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TeeBeeOslo_Norway wrote a review Sep 2020
Oslo, Norway103 contributions40 helpful votes
The hotel makes a point of being friendly for motorcyclists. They offer a range of services aimed specifically for this. There is also a range of recommended motorcycle roads in the area, and they provide information about these.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Konrad M wrote a review Sep 2020
8 contributions3 helpful votes
I rented a motorcycle from Speed MC in Sandefjord and took a day ride into Telemark. I didn't have any plan, just ride out and enjoy the scenery. I had just ridden over a mountain pass and came to the lake and it was time for lunch. I pulled in to the Strand where I had a very nice lunch on the terrace looking over the lake. The owner, (5th generation!) Lars Arne Straand, served me and briefed me on his new venture, as a motorcycle tour hub partnered with Speed MC the Suzuki BMW dealer in Sandefjord. Lars gave me a return route to Tonsberg following the Telemark Canals which I loved. This would be a great place to tour, great roads and nice hosts.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
US$128 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Quality Straand Hotel & Resort
NorwayEastern NorwayTelemarkKviteseid MunicipalityVradal
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Frequently Asked Questions about Straand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Straand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Vradal Panorama Ski Centre (2.1 miles), Galleri Lalla (0.5 miles), and Kviteseid Local History Museum (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Straand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
What food & drink options are available at Straand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Straand Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Straand Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Straand Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Vradal.
Are any cleaning services offered at Straand Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Straand Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Straand Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Norwegian.
Does Straand Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Straand Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.