It went bad from the start.
I had reserved 2 adjacent rooms through the hotel website, only to find out that they had "forgotten to take that option into account", so we ended up on 2 different floors.
The hotel itself looks more like what you would expect to find as an option for backpackers, which would be perfectly fine, had the prices been adapted to that market section. Really old (and I don't mean "charming old") and not taken care of. It is obvious that the owner does not have to deal with competition! The elevator was out of service and there was no offer to carry our luggage to the two highest floors. There were holes in the ceiling of the 5th floor hallway and the carpet was old and dirty.
The room was quite big, with wooden floor, but my positive remarks will have to stop there. All the furniture was outdated, one of the chairs had holes in it, there was lots of dust behind the night tables (if you need an electrical plug, it is there) and, worst of all, I found both mould and hair at the junction of the bathtub and the tiles!
To top it all, I was awakened by a really loud noise around 1.30am. I called the reception lady who informed me that it was "only the ventilation system which tends to be noisy on the 5th floor". She assured me that it would stop after SOME time, but that it would happen a few more times during the night! I asked to be moved to another floor but was told that all she could offer was either an economy room (my room being a standard one, I did not even dare to imagine how an economy room would be like), or a family room, a bit bigger but not renovated (so my room had actually been renovated...). Well, it was late, I was tired and none of that sounded promising, so I declined her offer.
Needless to say, I had breakfast in another place where I actually learn that there are lots of apartments for short-time rent in Odda.
Don't go to Hardanger Hotel, unless you really have to. Even the locals told me so...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hardanger Hotel is a pleasant business hotel, strategically located in the middle of Odda town centre, near to many attractions (amongst others: Trolltunga). We offer reasonably priced accommodation, and promise you a nice stay. Welcome to us! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hardanger Hotel Odda, Norway