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“Excellent suite with excellent fjord view”
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Son Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Son
Certificate of Excellence
Forde, Norway
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent suite with excellent fjord view”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Son Spa and Resort is not a traditional hotel, where it lies by the fjord. It is quite modern and has an excellent panoramic view of the water! I wouldn't say I got a hotel room per se, it was rather a high standard flat. The flat had a kitchen, dining area, living room with a great view, a fair-sized bedroom and bathroom. Being placed at the waterfront it was a very quiet room which gave a great night's sleep. I stayed at the hotel for a conference. The conference room was quite good again with the great waterfront view. The restaurant was a standard modern restaurant, minimalistic, and not with a praticulary cozy ambiance. The dinner and lunch I was serverd was very good, and so was the breakfast which included many healty options as well as the more traditional breakfast items. I didn't try the spa, bur others in my conference group said it was very relaxing. I would recommend calling ahead if you want to have a spa treatment, as they book up quite quickly. I found only two drawbacks; it's quite a distance from the train station so a taxi is needed and there are no shops nearby as far as I could gather.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Wenche B, Hotell Manager at Son Spa, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Dear guest

Thank you for your wonderful feedback of our hotel. We are delighted that you found us and our product so satisfying. We welcome you back on another occasion

Yours sincerely
Quality Spa & Resort Son
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Stayed here for two nights on business. The area and location is very nice. The hotel lack atmosphere. To "cold" for my choice. Would not have gone here with my husband. Breakfast quite good with very good bread. Lunch good (not buffet), but dinner was just OK.
The rooms OK for business, but the bathrooms nothing special, and horrible soup&shampoo...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Wenche B, Hotel Manager at Son Spa, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Google Translation
Kjære gjest

Vi takker for din tilbakemelding, og beklager at vi ikke har innfridd din forventning. Det er dog godt å høre at du likte beliggenheten og at maten smakte godt.Det er leit at vi ikke fikk mulighet til å vise deg vår romantiske touch.

Vi ønsker deg og dine mange gode høstdager fremover

MVH for Quality Spa & Resort Son
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

All was good except food and restaurant service.
Seriously, who is cooking?!?!? Its very sad that you have such a nice place and no good food, no good chefs, no good waiters. I stayed 3 nights,
1 day: first impression was wouw..:) nice place, come to bar, ordered shrimp sw, was quick made, served, no cutlery, damn, a lot of staff around but when you need then no one is here. Finally got my cutlery, sw?!? Salad- no dressing, fine, no olive oil?!?! Im not a rabbit..come on!! I payed 179nok.
Dinner, forgot my sw and come for late nice dinner with some vine. 2nd time maybe will be better, all deserved second chance. Food was ok, little bit cold but ok for very basic food: meat, potatoes, carrots, beans, baked tomato? Red vine sauce. We are in 2013 not in 1980. Prices for advanced food but get early 1980 food. Waiters carrying food with no love. Done for tonight.
2 day:BF- a lot of choices, but...looong but.. Fried egg?!?! Plz plz go and learn how to cook fried egg. Just let you know, for guest its Very important to get good BF. fFor lunch went out from hotel, dinner vent to oslo.
3 day: BF- the same, no changes made, coffee and some fruits was good for me.
Left with not good impression.
Im not coming back. Very nice place, but whit this food..net.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Wenche B, Hotel Manager at Son Spa, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear guest

We thank you for your review. We regret that we failed to meet all your expectations in terms of food and service in the restaurant.
We are grateful that you are still happy with the location, atmosphere and rooms

We wish you and yours a Happy November

MVH for Quality Spa & Resort Son
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

I went there for a conference at work. First impression was great with a really friendly receptionist. I had a suite, and that was a nice except for the bed that should have been much bigger and more comfortable. I would be really dissapointed if I were to share that bed with someone.

The conference rooms and the service we got with coffee, healty smoothies inbetween breaks were nice.

But then came dinner. That was not a proper meal. Quite small portions, and very boring. This hotel is in the countryside so it should be easy for them to get a deal with a local farmer or something. So that they can serve top quality meat from the area. Actually the whole party (there were about thirty of us) complained one evening we were there, how do you mess up over thirty dinners? Was the chef they used that evening even a trained one? Hopefully he is fired now. I mean, how hard is it to make me a medium rare steak? I make way better steaks at home and I am no more than a happy amateur.

I only had a quick look at the Spa (not time to enjoy myself there), and it seemed top class, friendly service there.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Chingar_13
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Wenche B, Hotel Manager at Son Spa, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear guest

We thank you for your review. We regret that we failed to meet your expectations in terms of our food especially the dinner and dinner services
We are grateful that you are still happy with the location and atmosphere in our common areas. We are also grateful that the conference went well

We wish you and yours a happy Autumn

Mvh for Quality Spa & Resort Son
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Moss, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We had a nice stay at this hotel. Nice service and and a very good SPA area. We also tried the swimming pools, it was very nice and relaxing. The room was clean and had an excellent view to the sea. The bed was very soft and not the best i have tried, so i didn`t have my best sleep. We had a lovely breakfast before leaving.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wenche B, Hotel Manager at Son Spa, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Google Translation
Kjære gjest

Vi takker for din herlige tilbakemelding. Vi setter pris på at du har hatt et godt opphold hos oss, og at du er fornøyd med service, renhold ,spatilbud og beliggenhet med en flott utsikt.
Til info så kan jeg fortelle deg at vi fra neste år vil kunne ha et romtilbud hvor sengen vil være av større format.

Vi ønsker deg en herlig høst

Mvh for Quality Spa & Resort Son
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Stayed one night. Room overlooking the bar/patio area. Full of drunks with loud noise/music. Called reception at 00:50 - told by staff member nothing can be done, people entitled to enjoy the area (you're just not entitle to sleep in your room). Asked for another room and told hotel almost full so none available (apparently almost full means full).

Don't stay here if you're looking to relax. Noise compounded by poor service.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank BusinesstravellerNor
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Wenche B, Hotell Manager at Son Spa, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear Guest
We thank you for your review. We regret that we failed to meet your expetations about the service, and we are very sorry that you didnt have a good night sleep.
We wish you a good Autumn

Mvh for Quality Spa & Resort Son
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Oslo
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This stay was to celebrate our 30 year wedding anniversary, and our expectations were high. We arrived early and got an excellent sea view suite with a large balcony, and the sun was shining.
Fish soup and white wine for lunch was enjoyed outside on the deck, and the sun was still shining. The resort has a lovely large indoor swimming pool, nice and warm as well as a hot-tub, cold-tub and an outdoor jacuzzi all at ground level and free for residents. For a small fee, the upstairs spa-area consisting of 10+ different water treatments as well as some resting areas can be enjoyed (my wife did).
After a lot of exercise, we dressed up for dinner only to realize that July was low season with a two starter / two main course restaurant menu; in fact the same menu as for lunch (very different from that on the hotel web pages). And then things started to go wrong. Our order was lost in transit between table and kitchen; the starter arrived after one hour and the main course after nearly two. But the wines were good. And then thunder, lightning and horizontal rain started (literally). The indoor bar was closed (low season), so the alternative was the outside bar equipped with one bartender and a long line of increasingly wetter guests. May be something for management to adjust.
By the way, the breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wenche B, Hotel Manager at Son Spa, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear guest.

We thank you for your review.We are happy that we coud redeem some of yoyr expectations . We regret that we failed to meet all your expectations in terms of food and service.
We are grateful that you are still happy with the location, room and our Spa facilitys

We wish you and yours a Happy Aotumn
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Property: Son Spa
Address: Hollandveien 30, Son 1555, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Akershus > Vestby Municipality > Son
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Son
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Son Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 148
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