The hotel is located near the main E10 road through Leknes. The location of the hotel is a bit strange, in the middle of a residential area. Looking out the windows, you look into people's homes...
According to the information binder in the rooms, the hotel was originally build for the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. After the games, they cut the structure apart and shipped it to Leknes. This is not evident, but the exterior does not have much charm to it.
On arrival at about 2300, the reception clerk had deleted our bookings as no-shows, even if we had called the hotel a few days before notifying them of our late arrival (the reservations were guaranteed by credit card as well). This was straightened out quickly, though, but could have been a problem if the place had been fully booked.
Rooms did not seem to have been upgraded since 1994 - apart from a new TV. All OK, but quite worn. Not much space, the desk was tiny. The bathroom showed clear signs of age - cracks and small pieces falling of the wall along the floor.
Breakfast was OK. Staff were friendly, but some of them seemed to lack training (unable to combine two bills into one).
If returning, I would rather find a more interesting place to stay. Both Leknes and the hotel are among the least interesting bits of Lofoten.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEST WESTERN Lofoten Hotell BEST WESTERN Lofoten Hotell is located in Leknes, surrounded by beautiful mountains in the middle of Lofoten. Our hotel has 60 modern guest rooms, of which two are suites and one room suitable for wheelchair users. All rooms have separate bathrooms and are equipped with a television, telephone and wireless Internet. Our a la carte restaurant 'Bevares' can be seated for 80 guests and serves traditional Norwegian food. ... more less
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