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“Very good hotel, nice location but some corrections needed!”
Review of Hotel Ullensvang

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Hotel Ullensvang
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lofthus
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This hotel is basically very good, but price level is also very high (NOK 2 350,- pr night in double room with sea view). Rooms are OK, but not special in any way! Big plus is that the rooms has a terrace with sea view and evening sun, but remember to specify room on the sea side of the hotel! The hotel has a lot of facilities, great indoor/ outdoor pool and an indoor tennis court! The exterior of the hotel is beautiful with a seaside park/ promenade! To justify the price fully, two corrective actions needs to be taken; the free wifi is too slow and unstable (max. 1.0 Mb/s down) measured in the 4th floor. Further, at arrival pretty late in the afternoon we were told that there were only two dinner options; either a buffet or an a la carte restaurant both places prices starts at NOK 500 per person exclusive drinks! Such an hotel should have a cheaper alternative with som lighter dinner alternatives! In particular beacuse no other restaurants can be found in the neighbourhood (except for a MIX kiosk with some cheap food available).

The breakfast buffet is excellent, and the personnel we met were all very friendly and service minded.

Room Tip: Specify sea view
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rannugode
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hotel1846, Owner at Hotel Ullensvang, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Dear Rannugode
We appreciate that you took the time to write a review on TA and that you were overall happy with your stay. Thank you also for your specific inputs. On days where we have almost full occupancy and where everybody is online pretty much at the same time, our free WIFI can reach a certain limit. This makes it unfortunately slower and more unstable for our guests. An upgrade is a major investment for us, but it's surely on our wish -/ to do list! With regards to dinner, we offer light snacks in our coffee shop. Hence a cheaper alternative which can be enjoyed in our lobby area until 10 pm. We hope to welcome you back and wish you a nice summer! Best regards, Barbara Zanoni Utne

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This resort represents a history of five generations of hotel excellence, fully catering to the comfort and pleasure of their guests. This location could accommodate everything from a cozy, relaxing weekend to a large formal occasion. Our room overlooked the apple orchard, not the fjord, but we had a lovely patio. The food buffet was varied and wonderful. Located on the edge of a beautiful fjord, you can't help but relax.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Meri C
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hotel1846, Owner at Hotel Ullensvang, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Dear Meri C

Thank you for choosing Hotel Ullensvang and for sharing your positive comments about your recent stay on tripadvisor.

We are delighted to learn that you had such a great stay with us and in particular appreciated our location and the food.

It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back very soon.

Yours sincerely,
Barbara Zanoni Utne

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

It started in 1846 with one room and a Kjenga, an ale bowl which became their symbol. ( you will understand when you are there!) .Many generations of the Utna family have brought it to a first class historical 168 rooms hotel. Even if it is big they are able to make the guest feels cosy and treated personally. Wonderfully situated in front of a fjord, with a lovely park, an iside and ourside swimming pool (29degrees) with hydro massages, sauna, fitness, boats for guests, library and more. As a guest you cannot feel otherwise but happy here. The athmosphere is great and the personnel is very present and very kind and friendly. The rooms are funrished in norvegian style just as the rest of the hotel. The dinner in the Zanoni Restaurant is excellent. The chef, Chris, has a great international experience which you will enjoy in your dish served in a very professinal manner. For the breakfast, a norvegian and international buffet, we were accompanied by life harp music! The nature of the surroundings is wonderful. What do you want more?

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Adelheid K
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hotel1846, Owner at Hotel Ullensvang, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Dear Adelheid K

Thank you very much for passing on your valuable thoughts about your Hotel Ullensvang experience. We really appreciate that you took the time to record your experience in such a detailed way and are delighted to hear that we were able to fulfil so many aspects of your expectations.

Please rest assured that we will share your encouraging words with our entire team and especially with the chef of our à la carte restaurant Zanoni. They are a great motivation and help us to continue in the same direction.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope to welcome you back at Hotel Ullensvang.

Yours sincerely,
Barbara Zanoni Utne

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

What a wonderful hotel! Beautiful views of the fjord! Charming interior & the staff was GREAT!
We hiked the Troll's Tongue and missed dinner & they brought 2 plates overflowing with food and
hot tea to our room where we were exhausted & hungry after a 11+ hour hike! Hotel also has
interesting features like Grieg's composer hut, boating activities, enclosed pool and great internet
connection. Staff was friendly and helpful and food is delicious!

Room Tip: Get a view of the fjord!
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Deanna A
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hotel1846, Owner at Hotel Ullensvang, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Dear Deanna A

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Ullensvang and for sharing your positive comments about your recent stay on tripadvisor.

We are delighted to learn that you had such a great stay with us and in particular appreciated the service provided by our staff. Rest assured that we have already shared your kind review with the entire team.

It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back very soon.

Yours sincerely,
Barbara Zanoni Utne

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed here when the weather was unseasonably warm. Beautiful views from our fjord view suite, Amazing room, including glass wall to bathroom so you can lay in the bath and still see the view (has a curtain for privacy if you don't). Wonderful swimming pool, with infinity at one end of the "lane". Plenty of seating areas inside and outside, with blankets to use if needed. Space for everyone to do their own thing. Such a calm and peaceful setting - allows you to unwind and regenerate.

Food is buffet style. Breakfast buffet was very copious and plenty to suit everyone. Evening menu - I liked the "starter" type items, including masses of fresh fish such as crayfish and prawns and salmon.

The main was the issue - about 6-8 options, but all were barely warm, with the standard veg of boiled potatoes, cauli and broccoli every night. The meat was perfectly cooked but not hot enough. This was the only thing that let the hotel down.

Range of dessert options to suit everyone.

Thanks to the harpist who accompanied breakfast and evening buffets, and to Christine, Nicolas and Nanna who were especially helpful and attentive members of staff. We would definitely go back!

Room Tip: Definitely go for a fjord view room.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Caroline C
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hotel1846, Owner at Hotel Ullensvang, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Dear carolinecorcoran

Thank you very much for your review on tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the stay at Hotel Ullensvang and particularly liked our fjord view suite, the new wellness area, our staff, the setting and the food in general.

Moreover we would like to thank you for input on the temperature/ quality of the main courses for dinner. This is something we of course take with us in our evaluation of the Ullensvang Buffet.
We hope to be able to welcome you back!

Yours sincerely,
Barbara Zanoni Utne

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We only had two nights at the hotel on this trip but if we had known how good the hotel was and in such a beautiful location we would definitely have planned to stay longer. Our room overlooked the fjord and to wake up in the morning and look out of the window at the calm waters of the majestic fjord and the stunning snow capped mountains opposite was a real treat.
The staff were all so friendly and the buffet in the restaurant was amazing, so much to choose from.
There are so many facilities at the hotel and ample lounges so that you never feel as though you are in a crowded room.
We will definitely go back to the Ullensvang, a truly beautiful hotel in a stunning location.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank David2738
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hotel1846, Owner at Hotel Ullensvang, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Dear David2738

We really appreciate that you took the time to record your experience and are delighted to hear that we were able to fulfil your expectations.

Rest assured that your review has been passed on to the staff and we hope that we will have the chance to meet your expectations again in the near future.

Have a lovely summer!

Yours sincerely,
Barbara Zanoni Utne

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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Hotel Ullensvang for 3 days during a conference. It is a classic hotel with a lot of nice details. Thay also have lots of facilities like indoor/outdoor swimming pool, tennis, gym, sauna etc. The meals at the restaurant was nice with elements of the local food traditions. I got sick one of the days during my stay and the staff was most helpful with food in the room etc. The scenery around the hotel is spectacular. The overall impression of the hotel is clean and tidy!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
Thank Tore S
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hotel1846, Owner at Hotel Ullensvang, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Dear Tore S

Many thanks for having taken the time to evaluate your experience at Hotel Ullensvang. We are very delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us despite the unlucky fact of getting sick. Our intention is to provide our guests with a memorable experience and we try to continuously maintain a service with attention to details.

Welcome back!

Kind regards,
Barbara Zanoni Utne

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Address: Lofthus i Hardanger, Lofthus, Ullensvang 5787, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Hardanger > Ullensvang > Lofthus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lofthus
Price Range: £223 - £242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ullensvang 4*
Number of rooms: 168
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