I spent three nights at Stord Hotell in Leirvik this April.
When in Norway, pay as Norwegians. So nothing comes cheap, no matter where you are in Norway. Be prepared to pay a hefty sum of money for your stay, and same goes for everything else in Norway and in Stord as well. Food, drinks, hotels...wow...is all I can say.
The hotel itself has gone through a major face lift during the recent years and I had the pleasure of staying in the new wing. My room was very comfortable, but also extremely basic. But everything worked, water pressure was good, plenty of warm water, no traffic noise to my room, free wireless that worked wonderfully and everything was brand new. For some reason many hotels are currently using black and other dark colors in their interior (and the same thing in Hotell Stord) and this makes everything very dark and depressing. Propably one major issue with my room. But the bed and matress was very comfortable even for a guy my size (198 cm of 6'6).
The reception and bar staff really did not make an effort to make a great first impression. I guess you dont have to when the town has only two hotels. Reception did not know of restaurants that were down hill and even directed us to ones that were closed. Fortunately the town is very convenient, so we managed to walk to next ones with the help of locals.
Bar and restaurant in the hotel were closed on Sunday evening.
Breakfast was very nice and enough option were available for a variety of travelers.
If you want to save some money, there is a big grocery store across the main entrance, less than 100 meters, just across the parking lot and it is open from morning tills 22:00 hrs.
Location otherwise is convenient, close to highway and also within a 10 minutes walking distance (downhill) from the harbor.
Would I stay here again? Propably yes, since options are rather limited, but I would like to see the staff pick up some service attitude. With 200+ travel days per year, I have definitely seen better service in cheaper hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stord Hotell is a charming full-service hotel situated in Leirvik, close to the exciting local culture and beatiful nature of the Sunnhordland region. We offer spacious and comfortable rooms and good dining based on the very best local ingredients. ... more less
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