Stayed late May, top floor room at back - stunning views over Fjord - mostly lost next morning as a 3k passenger Cruise ship had berthed overnight. Saw some fellow guests two days later in Bergen and they said another 3k cruise ship had docked alongside the one already there when we left, and another had also anchored out in the Fjord - and Flam was so packed you got jostled along in the direction the crowd were going. Be warned and go early in the season!
This is a wooden chalet hotel, so absolutely no soundproofing and we were unlucky enough to have a selfish and thoughtless Indian family group using some of the rooms next to and along from us. At least they shut up from 10.30pm until 6am.............
Tea tray in room, just soap in the bathroom. Just coat hooks and one baggage shelf for storage. Breakfast in building just outside; when we were there nothing was being topped up or refreshed. We went down late (tired!) and had much less choice and had to ask for cutlery. At check out I mentioned that housekeeping must have clearly seen the (blood?) stain on my mattress protector which I had had to turn around - not spotting it until I went to bed. Check out is 12 midday, but when we advised housekeeping that we would be using our room until then, to say they were annoyed with us would be an understatement. Reception however were fine with this.
Had wonderful evening meal at the adjoining Viking pub/brewery. They had a group in doing the tasting option from the menu - and it was deafening because of all the hard wood surfaces. But it is a fantastically designed building and worth seeing. Even though I use crutches it seemed food was only to be served upstairs - with no lift. On arrival upstairs our waitress could not have been less welcoming - indeed the chaps that came up behind us left after she seated them - it was such an unpleasant 'welcome' However, once we'd ordered, she became very friendly. Weird! Large tables are set for groups - so pairs have to share, without asking you. The venison burger and 'Seven daughters of Aegis' fruit dessert were worth putting up with this strange arrangement. The local beer we had was wonderful.
On balance I would check out the other hotel at the rear of the village - it is in a much pleasanter site and worth seeing if it has better soundproofing and services?
The local store has a good selection for its size, but does not do sandwiches or lunches of any sort. There are a couple of small cafes as well as the pub, and the hotel breakfast area becomes a restaurant for lunch and dinner. There are a couple of gift shops (check carefully - you will see most of the 'local' clothing does not actually state where it is made - and we found prices were cheaper in Bergen and even Oslo). The railway museum is free but not very well set up - minimal information, but has a gift shop selling a nice range of souvenirs.
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