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Kragero Resort
Reviewed 19 August 2011

As an travel agency employee I get discounted rates at some hotels.
My stay at Quality Spa & Resort in Kragerø was discounted.

The location is outside the city of Kragerø, with a great view of the coastline.
We stayed in one of the smallest rooms (ca 12 m2) I've ever stayed in, with the only window towards the walkway to the rooms. To get some sense of privacy, the curtains had to be closed.

The pool/spa area is small, with a couple of different saunas, a heated pool, and two whirlpools. Children are allowed, so there's not much tranquility..

All in all I was not impressed with the resort, and was glad I was only there for the accommodation, not for a weekend spa-break.

My rate for value is an average 3 points, but that is only because of my discounted rate.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Incredible view and sceneary, stayed here while attending a wedding, however the wedding celebration were somewhat spoiled due to a lack of sleep because the rooms were so hot at night, and extremely poorly ventilated. The rooms were small, and expensive. Especially when we all had trouble getting more than 2-3 hours sleep at night. We had a pre-wedding meet in the bar friday, to get to know each other and the bar closed at 24.

Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

Nice architecture, modern, but the room was average in size and did not have a safe or fridge ( minibar), only 2 hangers, and no roommaid came the 2. day, and we had to collect towels from the reception, which was located far from the block we stayed in.
Consists of many blocks, partly privately owned rooms / appartments.
Roomprice: double NOK 1700 / € 218 / $ 310. I have stayed cheaper in Hilton on Manhattan.
Extremely expensive: a small bootle of beer in the restaurant NOK 68 / Euro 9 / $ 12.
Hotdogs and fries NOK 95 / € 12 / $ 18.
The hotel is named Kageroe resort, but Krageroe is 40 min drive away, or by ferry 15 min, last ferry 9 pm.
OPC: ( Other peoples children ) plenty, all over, and all of them aged 0 - 6 years. No place to have a calm, relaxing stay, perhaps less OPC in other seasons.
I rate just *** because of the choice of places to eat, the remote location, and all the OPC.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 September 2010

I and my spouse have visited many hotels in Europe, this is by far the best. The whole hotel is extremely well thought-out! Breathtaking location, stunningly beautiful interior decoration, incredibly 'user friendly' spa and and smiling, helpful staff. We can't wait to visit this hotel again. Anna and Assaf, Sweden

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

We arrived late,but our room were still not ready. This was a small flaw because the rest of our stay were perfect.

If there were one thing I would like to complain about it was the curtains in the bedroom, they did not keep the light out as a result we had sun when the sun rised at 0420. I am not a fan of sleeping in the light, I like it dark and cold. But this was a minor problem.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2010

We had a short get-away weekend and chose to stay at this hotel based on their facilities and location. We did book a suite based on the text and pictures on the resort's website.

1) The suited turned out to be some different from the displayed pictures. They showed a suite with two-side panorama window, with larger living room. This type of suite, they have only two. We got a suite that only had the panorama window in front. This was a misleading publicity on their website.

2) Everything was fine, till I was waken up at 01.30 AM by very loud music from the bar. The suite was located topmost, with good airspace in between, and even a restaurant floor in between. The bar was located in the bottom. Even that, the music was so loud. I phoned to the reception, the only thing they could do was to close the door of the bar out to the balcony! I was so tired that I felt at sleep after a while. What a waste of the sleep quality.

3) The beer at the pool was not fully poured, and the price was astronomical.

4) The suite was nice with a lot of self-service equipment if needed. However, there was no sign of hotel bookleaf anywhere. We had to ask the reception for the needed information.

5) The pool facilities were nice, but it seemed like the lamps were gone here and there. Pity that the staff didn't bother to keep the quality better.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2010

The very best with the resort is the view over the archipelago, which you also can enjoy from restaurantants and pools. It is a large complex of rooms, suites, holiday apartments. Quite crowded in sumer, other times of the year just very few guests - and it isn`t really fun to be 2 of perhaps 15 guests in an enormous dining area.

The budget rooms are very plain, but the beds very comfortable . Missed reading light at the bed. Had a look at the more expensive room which sure looked nicer...

Nice spa with outdoor/indoor pools. Treatments offered - however expensive (see pricelist at website) Golf and tennins course, gym.

Food is verygood! However it is set meals and no buffets when there are few guests.

The hotel is a bit away from nearest village, Kragerø - either 35 kms by car, or by ferry (infrequent) or taxiboat(rather expensive)

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Kragero Resort

Address: Stabbestadveien 1, 3788, Norway (Formerly Quality Hotel)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Telemark > Kragero Municipality
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kragero Municipality
Price Range: £90 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kragero Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 235
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
By the sunny shores of Stabbestad, lies Kragerø Resort - one of Scandinavia's most extravagant spa resorts and the new pride of lifestyle hotels. At the resort, you will also find one of Norway's finest golf courses. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Quality Spa And Resort Kragero
Quality Spa & Resort Kragero Hotel Krager Municipality
Kragero Resort Norway/Telemark

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