Hotel Ullensvang is simply amazing! Not much to look at from the street, but don't let that put you off because the minute you enter the lobby the view toward the fjord will change you forever. We were met at checkin by the 4th generation owner who welcomed us and treated us like we were old friends. The owner and his adult children are always around and available to make sure you're enjoying your stay. We were in a Junior Suite with a connecting room for our children - both with beautiful fjord views. Just can't say enough great things about this property.
There are a lot of tour groups who come in for one day and leave the next day or 2 days later, but the hotel really does try to keep the individual travelers separate from the groups and they do a good job of it. For instance our table for breakfast and dinner was in a slightly raised area very close to the windows overlooking the fjord, while the tour groups were in a separate section further from the windows. We figured that in order to stay open the hotel needs the revenue from the groups and that putting up with the groups was a small price to pay for such a fantastic property.
The breakfast and dinner buffets are both huge and very, very good food.
The activities are very nice, but the only negative thing that I have to say about the hotel is that they charge for each and every activity - the gym, the tennis courts, the paddle boats, etc...and I'm not really certain why they do this. I surmised that it is because they need to discount their room rates for the tour groups so much that in order to remain profitable they need to charge for each activity. As an individual traveler my rate wasn't discounted though. My suggestion would be to have activities included in the individual room rates but charge for tour groups.
Okay - one other complaint - there are no laundry services of any kind. We were on a 2 1/2 week trip and needed to do laundry when we were there, but there is none available at all. They did their best to try to help by finding an employee who had a washer and dryer in his home who would do our laundry, but that made us a little uncomfortable. Eventually we learned that there is a washer and dryer in the tourist office roughly 150 feet from the hotel and we were able to use those. Suggestion to the hotel - put in a washer and dryer in some out of the way spot that is for guest self service. Really minor complaint in an otherwise superb hotel.
They are building a new pool area that will be really amazing when it's finished.
My family and I have already decided that this is one of our favorite places in the world and we can't wait to come back! Loved it!
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd and Priceline so you can book your Hotel Ullensvang reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Ullensvang Hotel Lofthus