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“Fantastic experience”
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Dalen Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dalen
Certificate of Excellence
Vejle, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

From time to time, you're just lucky, and when I booked Dalen Hotel, I really had luck.
The hotel dates back to 1894, and once you arrive at the hotel, you almost fell as you have been taken back 100 years in history.
This was my first, but hopefully not my last visit
be aware however that this is a very old hotel,which doesn't have the same kind of luxury as you might expect from a hotel in this price range, but therefore it has so many other thing - I really would like to give my highest recomendations for Dalen Hotel, it doen't get much better

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Tusen takk for din tilbakemelding og velkommen tilbake.
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Mala, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Dalen Hotel is probably the most beautiful hotel we've ever stayed in. It gets even better when you realize that the service they provide is excellent and the food in the restaurant should be awarded with a Michelin star ! The huge garden at the back of the hotel, has been brought back to it's former glory, when kings and queens from all over the world went there for a beautiful and relaxing walk. One of their many superb little twists of extra service, is when the managing director every night tells the fantastic and interesting story about the hotel and it's prominent guests. You can spend hours just gazing at all the fantastic details inside, and the magniffecent splender outside.
This was our first time here, but it will certainly not be our last !

Room Tip: Every room in this hotel is special. We stayed in number 2, a nice good sized double room, great tw...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Olav I
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Tusen takk for fine ord og velkommen tilbake.
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night and had the most incredible dinner at this beautiful hotel that was very good held in a traditional manner with a lot of traditional features from the late 1800. A must see if you travel in Norway. We will definitly return.

Stayed July 2014
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Tusen takk for fine ord, vi er glade at dere likte maten vårs. Velkommen tilbake!
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Porsgrunn, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

In this unique hotel, where time seems to have stood still for over 100 years, you will find yourself in a wonderful setting. You can enjoy a cup of coffee on the terrace, enjoying the stunning views, or eat a great meal in the magnificent restaurant. Nothing disturbed my good night's sleep in a comfortable bed, and the fresh, cool air flowing in from the open windows. We heard stories about ghosts, but they did not appear during my stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Tusen takk for din tilbakemelding!
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Skien, Norway
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

From being in a serious state of decay many years ago to be one of the most exciting buildings in one of the most beautiful locations in Telemark, this place is not only worth seeing but should be mandatory if you have the chance to go there. Combined with the old water way, The Telemark Canal, that consists of 18 waterlocks, is 105 km long and has a total difference in altitude of 72 m, it could be a fantastic experience. Good food and great staff makes this place a great place to be...you can figuratively speaking feel the history this old house provides just by sitting in the bar or taking a tour around the many halls, or by sitting on one of the balconies around the building enjoying a beverage.

Room Tip: Room number 14 is haunted :P
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Ulin6
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235PeterK, Public Relations Manager at Dalen Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you very much for kind words and for your visit.
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Dalen is a unique hotel. It is charming, comfortable with excellent service. The historical builiding is beautifully restored, an experience in itself. We stayed there one week-end, and enjoyed the park area surroundings of the hotel by the lake, and the fantastic Telemark nature. We recommend the Henrik Ibsen boat on the Telemark Canal to reach the hotel.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Helenels
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235PeterK, Public Relations Manager at Dalen Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you very much for kind words. We are glad that you had a good stay and an exciting trip with M/S Henrik Ibsen.
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Monroe, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Just stopped by and looked at the Dalen Hotel while on a road trip in Norway. Very pretty place. Had kind of an old 'haunted house' feel to it. I'm not saying it was haunted, just looked like out of a movie or something. Enjoyed walking the premises and looking around, exploring for a bit. Back patio area was nice to relax on for a bit. Neat stop if you have the time!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Vexter1
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Property: Dalen Hotel
Address: Hotellvegen 33, Dalen 3880, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Telemark > Tokke Municipality > Dalen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dalen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Dalen Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dalen Hotel is a fairytale hotel, build in 1894 in grand romantic style with dragonheads, towers and balconys. The paper "Varden" wrote in 1894: "The new elegant furnished Hotel at Dalen, at the top of the Bandak waters, is now ready to recieve guests".After early golden days and later years of decay the hotel was in 1994, after years of restauration finished to welcome its guests again, all restored back to its original beauty. It has the same soul, calmness, peace and atmosphere as the wooden castle that opened for more than 110 years ago. ... more   less 
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