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Balestrand Hotel

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Elkridge, Maryland
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Balestrand Hotel was a great find. What a nice place,, we really enjoyed ourselves thoroughly there was several crhoices for dining which were walking distance from each other. The only complaint was the only place for souvenir shopping was at a place called Kvikne's Hotel in the lobbey, the few items they had was so expensive but to there defense...

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Topeka, Kansas
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I stayed at this hotel on a family trip to Norway and really enjoyed this hotel and the town of Balestrand. My room was on the 4th floor with a view opposite the fjords which was a little disappointing, but we made our reservations only 2 months before arriving, and it is a smallish hotel. The views from the fjord-side...

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Northbrook, Illinois
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Really the only reason to stay here is if you were able to book a room with a view of the fjord. The family who runs this hotel come off as disinterested and even annoyed at their paying customers, that's especially true of the American husband who met us at the ferry landing and the college-age son. You get the...

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Leatherhead
Reviewed 20 August 2013

I did a lot of research on the Western fjords before visiting with my husband and 24 year old son for 5 days. I genuinely do not understand the negative reviews about this hotel. Balestrand was certainly the best choice on the Sognefjord as it faces south and its fjord views are wide compared with other places like Flam and...

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Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 20 August 2013

The Balestrand Hotel is delightful because of its awesome location--it overlooks a beautiful fjord. The hotel itself is average with dated furniture but clean. Breakfast was minimal. The staff was very congenial but again, tourists are not at Balestrand to experience a luxury hotel but more to sight-see the wonders of fjord country.

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Orlando, FL
Reviewed 14 August 2013

My experience at the hotel was fine. (I was there for 6 nights!) My room was clean if not pristine or updated and modern. (I didn't need a TV while on vacation at the Norwegian fjords!) Though the breakfast was not fantastic, I think it was just fine. (Contrary to what another reviewer said, they did have yogurt.) The proprietors...

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I had one night at this hotel. After a little back and forth- not being happy with the first rooms offered, they suddenly came up with room 229, which is a JS and has a single bed, with 2 very nostalgic wooden balconis. Hence it was a room in the hotel corner in the arch facing the fjord to the...

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Ohio
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We stayed in Balestrand for three nights, however, two would have been fine. We had a wonderful room on the fourth floor facing the fjords and had such a spectacular view. The family was very helpful and friendly. I was able to borrow a hair dryer and it worked fine. The downstairs area was very pleasant with three rooms that...

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We enjoyed our two nights at this hotel. The room was clean and comfortable, and the bathtub was large enough to accommodate my six foot, two hundred-plus pound frame. The breakfast, while not extensive, was certainly adequate. Our room didn't have a fjord view, but I can imagine that the view from those rooms must be beautiful. The hotel is...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I do not quite understand the reason why it was voted the best service hotel in 2013. Nothing about this hotel stands out as being excellent other than the fact that it faces the fjords, therefore, offers a spectacular view. The rooms are clean but desperately outdated and need an overhaul. However, it is not a big deal, just expect...

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“Go for the Fiord view upper floors”
 of 5 bubbles B7347BUjohns, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the old part if you want the experience of an old hotel but no elevator. Face the fjord. Decks large.”
 of 5 bubbles 146debbiev, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Splurge and get a fjord view room. The views are stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles kkmengland, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had 2 rooms on the back side. So not the big view, but then we weren't there to spend our days in the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 701whitb, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go for the fjord side rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles davep44, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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