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“Decent hotel but expensive” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fretheim Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Flam
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Decent hotel but expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

The hotel is conveniently located near the railway station. the rooms are decent but not luxurious. The drawback its very expensive. And you a are forced to dine in as restaurants close by shut early. If you are staying just for one night I guess its ok. But for a longer stay you will find more value for money options a bit further away.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Pros: very convenient location, helpful and friendly staff, nice building (inside and outside), comfortable room, useful maps available for hiking routes in different languages, balcony with great view, good breakfast (great selection of bread), lobby/restaurant with great view, nice garden, large number of rooms

Cons: a little pricey

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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bendigo
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

What a wonderful old hotel in a stunning setting. We only stayed one night but could have stayed a week just for the breakfast buffet! Our room had a small balcony that looked out over the fjord. The room and bathroom were both clean and the reception staff welcoming and helpful.

Room Tip: Try and get room with balcony
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank glenn c
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Moscow, Russia
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Hotel spoiled by masses of tourists. "We try harder" is not about them. It is a pity such places are not used to their potential. Skip the night in Flam unless you have to. Try to make it in a day as there's nothing to do there overnight.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GPukas
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Kissimmee, Florida
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

This hotel thought in a busy tourist area was a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the Flam area. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We found the food very good and a good variety. Rooms were comfortable and clean. The Flam area offers much to enjoy the beauty of Norway and a nice stop off while doing the Norway in a Nutshell tour.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the the fjord.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian W
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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96 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We stayed here during a 2 night stay in Flåm. The hotel is cozy with a beautiful, spacious lobby perfect for group meetings. There is a small shopping area adjacent to the hotel, including a Coop and visitor center. The fjord ferry terminal is across the street. The train also is nearby completing the “Norway in a Nutshell”. The grounds can be quite crowded during the day when the cruise ships are in port.

Check in was smooth. Staff was very helpful with stellar English. We stayed in room 221 which included a patio area and access to a walking trail. I did not hear either neighbor, the rooms were so quite. Our room was spacious with extra pillows and a coffee maker. Bathroom was well supplied. I was amazed at how fast hot water was made available, almost instantly. The bedding was very comfortable as well. Wi-Fi was great as well. We ate at the hotel’s restaurant for dinner one evening and found delicious choices including cider. The wait staff was awesome. The breakfast buffet was adequate with fruit, bacon, cereals, fresh breads, and “powdered” scrambled eggs.

Other than the eggs the only other downside is the temperature. I assume there is no AC. The room was hot. It was okay with the door open in daytime hours however at night being on the ground floor our only ventilation option was to open the patio door. Regardless, I would stay here again due to location, service, but would get a higher floor with balcony or wait until it is cooler.

Room Tip: Get a room above the bottom floor if during the summer.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Read much about it before choosing. Yes, it's a reasonably good hotel, but nothing more. The location, the front desk staff etc. were par for the course. Beyond that there was precious little to recommend. It was a expensive affair to stay there. And a buffet dinner costing 650K was definitely out of our budget. Breakfast, which came with the room, was nothing much to write home about. There are quite a few equally well-located, but far more economical places in Flam, but they were either already full or were not available on the Net.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor room in the new building opening on to the garden. It is enjoyable if the rain...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Fretheim Hotel

Property: Fretheim Hotel
Address: on Flam Waterfront, Mailbox 63, Flam 5743, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Sogn og Fjordane > Aurland Municipality > Flam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Flam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Fretheim Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 122
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