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“nice location but cost too high for the quality offered”
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Fjordside Lodge
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Unfortunately we have to contradict the high scores of other guests, as this was the most expensive accommodation of our entire trip in Norway, and the lowest in quality of services offered. In practice, although the view from the courtyard garden was really worthwhile, and very friendly owners, we had a room where the shower had no water enough to make us a decent shower, and slept on a sofa bed! I managed to take a shower with water that came out of the thread, but my wife, and her long hair, they had to wait to get to the next hotel to Alesund (a hotel with excellent room and breakfast included, in the city center, cheaper of this lodge!).
Also, I have serious doubts that the linens are replaced at each change guests.
Two other aspects that make the price too high, is the lack of breakfast, and the distance from the center of Bergen (but we knew that), but we were hoping that the room was superior to the others, since it was the most expensive.
To conclude, I would say that there are two solutions, or the owners take the lowest cost, aligned on drill equal in quality accommodation in norway, or are forced to advise against this accommodation to future guests. At least the room we had.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ritrip, Owner at Fjordside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

In this review I don't recognize the guest's or their decription of one apartment. They decribe a sofabed, but then we are talking about the cheapest apartment. All the apartment's are selfcatering with their own kitchen. This info everybody gets in their offer. To insinuate that the bedlinnen might not be clean, is said to damage Fjordside Lodge. I can't think that anybody of my guest's will do that. They have all been very satesfied and greatful for what we have done for them. If something has been wrong, I'm sure they would let us know instead of writing such a damaging review. With so much problems, it seems strange to act that all was great.
I really can't understand this at all. The problem is that I can't do anything to prevent this.
Hopefully this will be discover as a fraud.
Best regards, owner of FJORDSIDE Lodge - Rita Ripman

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We are small family of three loving each other people. Our values are health, love, family and nature. We found a lot of these in Fjordside Lodge!!

We are not going to describe how wonderful this place and its location are (please read this in the other references)!

We would like to pay more attention to the owners of this gorgeous property. And they are just wonderful! For us (two adults with one almost 16 months old baby-boy) it is important when we travel to feel as if we are at home. We could stay much longer if we could! Thank you for spending with us some very cozy moments!

We would be more than glad to come back to Norway for longer time and to visit Rita and Jorle again!
Rumi, Momo and Jassen (Bulgarians living in Tyrol, Austria)

Room Tip: If you need a great view, you have to take the upper apartment. But if you travel with your family a...
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

A cosy place to stay about thirty minutes out of Bergen. The highlight was sitting out on the deck admiring the fjord below. We also enjoyed a hike up Veten, which we were directed to by Rita and her husband. The beginning of the walk is a 10 minute drive away and takes about two hours. The view is delightful.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

We could spend a wonderful week at Fjordside Lodge, which is located on an extremely beautiful spot. Eating breakfast while having a stunning view on the fjord is as possible as walking down towards the shore and just enjoying the quietness. Bergen, one of Norway's most beautiful cities can be reached within a short distance and offers a wide range of activities. From walking around Bryggen and the fish-market to visiting one of the museums or doing a fjord-cruise, one doesn't get bored at all. Those, who just want to enjoy the Norwegian nature, find themselves surrounded by the famous and wild Sogne-, Næroy-, and Aurlandsfjord after a short drive right into inner Norway.

Rita and Jalver were very good hosts, always helpful and giving good tips. Our apartement provided everything which was needed (and even more, e.g. A various selection of tea and some nice «Welcome-cookies»). It was also great to meet the other «inhabitants» of Fjordside, two cats and four hens, which wandered around the lovely garden.

We hope to come back one day again!

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I was the first time to Norway,and I was so lucky to live in Fjordside Lodge.It is a very nice place and I like it very much.It is comfortable and clean.Rita help us so much.I think I will come again someday.
From Taiwan
Sally

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We have stayed at Fjordside for 5 nights. Our host, Rita was very kind and helpful. Fjordside is a fairy place and it is the calmness itself. Bergen is available in 15-20 minutes by car. I suppose if you are in Norway you would liket to discover the fjords and the nature. Fjordside is a perfect starting point for discovering Bergen and the fjords.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Very pleased with our stay. Rita made an excellent host. Clean, comfortable and cosy apartment with all amenities. Located about a 20min drive from Bergen ...and just next to a fjord ...awesome view from the garden. More than happy to return.

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Additional Information about Fjordside Lodge

Address: Steinestoevegen 745 | Hordvik, Bergen 5108, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 31 Speciality Lodging in Bergen
Price Range: £114 - £274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FJORDSIDE Lodge is located 15km north of Bergen near road E39. FJORDSIDE Lodge is a unique spot near Bergen, with a wonderful garden and a magnificent panoramic view over the fjords, islands and surrounding mountains. Traditional red houses with turf roof and a beautiful garden enclosed by hedges and untouched nature. Here you find two large terraces and a garden where you can eat your breakfast, barbecue, enjoy a silent moment, read a book, or just admire the view over the fjord. Your stay also includes access to a gas grill and a fire pan for barbecue using coal or wood. Both terraces include a wonderful view of the fjords. Fjordside Lodge offers romantic and creative surroundings with a fish pond and one cat. Some free-range chickens and our small organic farm, create the perfect atmosphere. The children also have a paradise with a large playground on the property. It's short trip to the beach where they can find small crabs. There is also a marina close by and mooring is available on private quay. SURROUNDINGS: Close by: Hiking trails, fishing, beach, food market, local bus, and area tourist attractions. Tourist attractions: Bergen Centrum, the world famous Bergen fish market, old postal trail Bergen- Trondheim, Tellevik fort, Saetre farm and Norsk Trikotasje museum (Museum of Norwegian Knitting Industry). After crossing the long floating bridge you are surrounded by islands and waterfalls in the west, and lakes and rivers in the East. Sognefjord and Voss are only a 90 minute drive away. Everything else you need is within a very short distance. APARTMENTS are fully equipped, updated and tastefully decorated including towels and bed linen. Wi-Fi is available free of charge. At approximately 55m2 each apartment is fully equipped for 4 people and self-catering. The bathroom is bright and welcoming with in- floor heating, shower, toilet, washing machine, towels, hairdryer and soap. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary equipment for cooking and storage. This includes a Coffee maker, kettle and common spices etc. The living room has HD flat screen TV with most channels, DVD player and a selection of DVD's. Wireless 30MB internet is free of charge. For a small fee we can stock your refrigerator before your arrival, just ask. APARTMENT A (Salhusfjorden 55m2, max 4 persons): - 1 sleeping alcove with double bed - 1 bedroom with bunk beds, 1 living room - fully equipped kitchen - bathroom (shower only),washing machine APARTMENT B (Sorfjorden 55m2, max 4 persons): - 1 sleeping alcove with double bed - 1 bedroom with double bed - Living room including dining table - fully equipped kitchen - bathroom (shower only), washing machine APARTMENT C (Veten 25m2, max 2 persons): - 1 combined bedroom/LR and bedroom - Kitchen and bathroom ANNEX/CABIN (max 2 persons, extra bed space) - approx. 20m2 - bunk beds - wash bowl and potty MISCELLANEOUS: - kettle, coffee-percolator - water from our own well - smoking not permitted - pets allowed only by pre arrangement - cash payment in NOK on arrival - The refrigerator can be filled before arrival INCLUDED: - Free Parking, bed linen, towels, taxes, baby cot, 30Mb WI-FI, electricity and end cleaning RATE: Please contact us for a rate quote or check web our page ... more   less 
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