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Rjukan Hytteby (accommodation)
Ranked #2 of 5 Rjukan B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Rjukan Hytteby is a collection of cabins built to a traditional style in the township of Rjukan in the Telemark district. People come to Rjukan for the scenery, walking and to see the famous power station which was the scene of one of the most famous commando raids in WW2 - The Heroes of Telemark. The cabins are cosy, romantic, well equipped and comfortable and fairly spacious. The grounds are attractive and Rjukan is surrounded by towering mountains. The accommodation is very different from your standard hotel and we found it great fun to stay there. There is a restaurant on site and a supermarket nearby. Note there is only one cash machine in town and it was out of order! We had no trouble with our WiFi connection. There is fantastic scenery in all directions and the drive from Oslo to Rjukan is very pleasant as well.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

I've now stayed in the cabins at Rjukan Hytteby twice on successive years. First, the positives (which as you'll see from my four star rating I feel vastly outweigh the few negatives). The cabins are warm, dry, clean and relatively spacious in the living area if you're good friends. The limitless hot water supply, large bathroom and TV are also bonuses, as is the geographical location close to the swimming pool and only a 10 minute walk from the town centre. They are also attractively priced.

There are some negatives however. The cabins are not as spacious as they appear on the photos, consisting of an open plan downstairs living/kitchen area, perhaps about 3m square, with little privacy overall. The kitchen area is extremely basic and borders on the under equipped for five people (two hot plate stove, no grill or kettle, six knives, forks, spoons, plates and mugs, only a limited range of kitchen utensils), but you can make it work with some imagination. The WiFi has not been good on either of my trips, it's certainly not been high speed on either my friend's iPad or android phone this year, or my netbook last year.

In summary, I'd definitely go back, and if you're prepared for the facilities being slightly more limited than advertised you won't be disappointed.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Clean spacious cabins, a very nice town to stay in. We stayed over Rjukan Hytteby as a stop over for a night before visiting Bergen the next day. The supermart and the gas station is a quick drive from the lodging. Our room was self equipped with a Teflon frying pan and a cooking pot.

Very scenic. The river runs behind the cabin houses, and you can take a slow easy stroll or jog along it in the mornings or evenings.

Wifi however was erratic at best in the cabin and we could not log in unless we went over the restaurant area to connect.
We did not find any heater in our room, and it got pretty cold at night.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank RyanTan
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kej_58, Manager at Rjukan Hytteby (accommodation), responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Thank you for your review and good critics. We just want to inform our guests that we have installed new wifi. Each cabin now has their own wireless wifi connection. Just to make it clear: All our cabins have electric heating and are warm even on the coldest winter days.

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

This is the 4th time we hav stayed here for our annual Mountain Rescue ice climbing trip! would recommend it to anyone! A GEM! The appartment above the shop is worth a visit!

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

The cabins are superb, we climbed out on the icefalls in Feb 2010 and used the cabin as a halfway house. The showers and cooking area were clean and tidy, superb for a cabin. Lovelly and warm with a great little seating area at the back inc TV and free wifi. The restaurant over the way had great food and the service was great. if you fancy a swim the local swimming baths were just up the rd, inc a good range of shops in the town centre for self catering needs. Highly reccommend this location, we are booked back in in feb 2011.

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  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Rjukan Hytteby cabins are well furnished and equipped. They are in a good location just a few minutes walk to the village and are located alongside a river and at the foot of large mountains....very scenic, especially in the late evening/early morning mist.

They are also a good base to explore from in both directions, as we did with a rented car.

I would definately reccomend this accomodation, as i would a visit to Rjukan itself. Beautiful place.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Rjukan Hytteby (accommodation)

Address: Brogata 9, Rjukan 3660, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Telemark > Tinn Municipality > Rjukan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Rjukan
Price Range: £95 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
12 cabins which are copies of the first workers' houses built in Rjukan during the town's industrialisation at the beginning of the 20th century. Big cabins have a bedroom, sleeping loft, kitchen/lounge, bathroom with shower and WC. Equipped for 5 persons in each cabin. The small cabins are for 2 persons. They have a small kitchen and bathroom with shower and WC. All cabins have cabel-TV and free wireless internet access. Situated in the town centre, close to Rjukan Swimming pool and the sports arena. ... more   less 
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