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“Excellent spa, great hotel”
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Farris Bad Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Larvik
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 January 2013

A very relaxing atmosphere combined with a great lounge and of course a wonderful hamam-feel spa. The hotel is also beautifully intagrated into the sea. It's clean, rooms are small but beauitful - were so lucky to get an ocean view. The buffet at lunch and breakfast is nice and with lots of food,they also serve up a good three course meal. I enjoyed the stay very much and would recommend to couples and friends going for a relaxing weekend.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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claasma, Guest Relations Manager at Farris Bad Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for the nice review of yours. We do see on your profile that you are an experienced traveler. So the review of yours is extra appriated.

Welcome back anytime.

Sincerely
e-Commerce Manager
Claas N. Mäder

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Kjære gjest,

Takk for en riktig fin anmeldelse av oss. Vi ser at du er bereist i verden og da teller din anmeldelse ekstra mye for oss.

Velkommen tilbake.

mvh
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

I have been to Farris Bad three times now and it never fails to impress.

The spa is fantastic. It has various types of saunas and water treatments but the mineral bath is the highlight. The spa is located on the corner of the building so the views are an added bonus.

On my last visit I decided to take a massage treatment. The treatment was given to me by a fully qualified physiotherapist who was excellent.

The food is always very good. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all fantastic. Food is always of the highest quality and the staff are always helpful and informative.

In general the hotel has very high standards. Staff are excellent and the facilities in general are very high.

The icing on the cake are the excellent bar staff. All of them have great skill at concocting some quite exquisite drinks and cocktails.

This place really is worth a visit.

Room Tip: I think the sea view rooms are slightly more expensive.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Nice hotel, with a great potential. But unfortunately we were very dissapointed with the spa. We were looking forward to a relaxing and calming time in the spa, but were met by a spa completely crowded. People were everywhere, and there was not much space left for me and my boyfriend to sit down, relax and enjoy. It felt like the hotel had no control over how many guests who visited the premises. We did not see any personel in the spa-department either. People were talking loud, towels everwere and we almost got the feeling of being in a public bath. I really hope this will change in the future, because after this weekend the feeling of a luxurious stay at Farris was a bit disappointing.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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claasma, Public Relations Manager at Farris Bad Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2013

Dear valued guest

Thank ypu for the review and we are sorry that we where not able to serve you the expected standards in the spa.

We have experienced some prime times on saturdays and have set a new plan for activities in the spa with our crew to sort out peek times in our spa. This new spa and training program starts up february 1`st.

Check out our webpage for more information.

Please contact us for further details and new invitation to us.
claas.mader@farrisbad.no

We wish you a nice weekend and welcome back

e-Commerce Manager
Claas Mäder

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Reviewed 29 November 2012

It's location next to the ocean is perfect,so very serene. The engineering of this hotel is outstanding and it is just so stylish...Norwegian excellence! Recieved a warm and friendly welcome,the check- in was smooth and hassle free. Can't comment on the evening food because I arrived very late,but breakfast was good with a large selection of hot and cold buffet food. Only criticism was the tea on offer,higher quality brands would suit better.
The room was a good size with a comfy bed and quite a pillow choice! I did think the shower unit was a bit compact and it got the floor wet. Wifi was free and available in rooms.
The spa opens at 6.30am which is great for a pre work swim and sauna. By the way this Spa is not to be missed,it is as you would expect...fantastic!
Unfortunately the underground car park was an extra charge separate from the hotel.
I just wished I'd spent a lot longer here to fully experience the facilities.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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claasma, Public Relations Manager at Farris Bad Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for the review of yours. We saw that you are an experienced traveler with many reviews. We highly appreciate this and on your focus for details - opening hours in spa and of course every parking lot should

Very welcome back to Farris Bad and with a better and larger time schedule for you.

mvh Farris Bad
Claas Mäder

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Reviewed 26 November 2012

We enjoyed our stay here, but the room was freezing, and we both catched colds during our stay. We couldn't figure out how to turn up the AC without it turning it self back down again.
The fire alarm went off at 5 in the morning, I could not go back to sleep after that.
The maid also came into our room, without us having told her to come in after she'd knocked on the door, which was uncomfortable.
All in all a good stay

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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claasma, Public Relations Manager at Farris Bad Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for the review. All over all a good stay but not as we would like it too be.
Please contact us for a chat about your stay. We would like too.

We wish you a beautiful winter day and welcome back.

Sincerely

Claas Mäder
e-Commerce Manager
claas.mader@farrisbad.no

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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Scandinavia Style Spa & Wellbeing Hotel is situated next to the Ocean with benefits from the Farris mineral water source in Larvik. Fantastic views across the Bay while relaxing in the jacuzzi or swimming in the pool, it has all you need for a healthy break, saunas, steam rooms & various treatments. A spa lounge offering healthy choices to eat & drink is a nice place to relax & unwind. The Hotel offers guests a luxury experience & is located within walking distance of Larvik Train Station, Torp International Airport is about 30 minutes by car, train or bus!

Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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claasma, Public Relations Manager at Farris Bad Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for the review.. and indeed .. the close distance to International Airport Torp is perfect. Within approx 20 min from the Farris Bad you are ready to fly or checking in at the spa after landing.


We wish you a beautiful winter day.

Sincerely

Claas Mäder
e-Commerce Manager
claas.mader@farrisbad.no

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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Was there last weekend with a girlfriend for some relaxing, but ended up not being very relaxed due to their sloppy policy in letting too many people in at the same time. You had to line up for everything, every little sauna, pool or shower experience was completely crowded with loud, noisy people. There was disgusting water on the floor everywhere and it felt unsanitary.
As the crowd died down on Sunday it felt a bit more relaxing and luxurious, but they really need to look at the amount of people they admit at the same time.

I had booked one massage appointment and one facial. The facial was not worth it at 190$ for 45 mins, I'll do it better myself.. The massage therapist was a joke, driving his fingers into my body and pushing here and there, it actually hurt. Farris bad also need to take a closer look at their 'therapists' and do some quality checking and have a more uniform policy on what they subject their paying customers to.

The waiting area before your spa appointment was an insult. It was small, crowded and as comfortable as a dentist's office. The dentist's waiting area probably being more comfortable...

To add injury to insult the reception area hadn't reserved a table for us in the restaurant that night, even if a time for dinner was agreed upon 6 weeks prior. They recommended we walked 40 mins to the centre of town for some Chinese food, a place we had passed earlier that day and looked everything but inviting. Luckily our last spa appointment was late enough for us to score a table anyway at the restaurant, and the food was quite good, but to turn hotel guests away for dinner is a big faux pas when one makes a reservation 6 weeks in advance.

All in all, Farris bad has some pretty big gaffes in their service and products. I don't recommend it, unless you love the hustle and bustle of 'Danskebåten' and feel relaxed there...

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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claasma, Public Relations Manager at Farris Bad Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for the review and your view of your stay.
We are very sorry for the not fully experienced Farris Bad product that we offer.
Wonderful service, great spa treatments and a quite and relaxing stay. You have not got what we promise our guest and ask you to contact us : class.mader@farrisbad.no for further discussion and possible compensation.

As you can see are the most of the reviews are Excellent / Good and we apprichiate to have the chance to see new reviews from you in the future.

Sincerely

Claas Mäder
e-Commerce Manager
Claas.mader@farrisbad.no

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Address: Fritzoee Brygge 2, Larvik 3264, Norway
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Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Vestfold > Larvik Municipality > Larvik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Larvik
Price Range: £173 - £254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Farris Bad Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 176
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Farris Bad in Larvik, Norway's most exclusive spa hotel for both private guests and conferences. This Spahotel has been in operation since 2009 and has a stunning beach- and ocean view. With us you will find the largest and most comprehensive spahotel in the Nordic region. In our spa area you get treatments and wonderful massages by our talented spa therapists and in our restaurant you will find cuisine made with the best local ingredients and daily fresh seafood. For the complete experience we offer spa facilities and package solutions, both single day and for the perfect weekend. Our romantic bestseller "Time for Love" includes a three course dinner, entrance to the spa, welcome drink in the room and breakfast buffet. Book a romantic weekend for two, a weekend with your best friends or play golf at the golf course nearby . All our hotel rooms are tastefully decorated and our suites were renovated in 2014. Make time for yourself and book yourself into a spa break today! Welcome! ... more   less 
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