Wow-what an amazing experience. Can't say enough about this place-wish I could give it 6 stars. We stayed in the delightful old building in (two) huge rooms with gorgeous bathrooms. This was the only bathroom in 11 hotels on our trip that didn't spray water all over the place from the shower! The family has run the Walaker since the 1600's, and the property just oozes history and character. We were seated in the old family dining room for the 4 course dinner, allowing us a private dining experience, like we were in someone's home! The food was exceptionally good, and the chef was even willing to substitute a cheese platter for the sushi starter that I knew my kids would not eat.
The staff was super friendly and helpful, even making phone calls for us to help sort out a rental car issue. Free parking!
The beach is right in front of the hotel, which was nice since the weather was actually hot while we were there. The ferry is also right at hand-the excursion to the Urnes Stave Church is worth the trip across. We used this as the launch point to the glacier hiking experience at Nigardsbreen, an experience not to be missed.
Love love love this hotel. Wish I could go back right now!More