We decided to stay at this hotel after visiting another classic Norway hotel in Molde, and boy was this hotel nothing like our expectations. We booked and paid extra for a fjord view going for a double room with seating area. The hotel boast that it has 20 double rooms this is a slight exaggeration, the room at best was no bigger than a single room and the seating area was two chairs and a small table squeezed in between the bed and the window , approx 6 inches from our bed. The bathroom was not much bigger than a cupboard and when you used the soap dispenser it dripped onto the toilet. There was no way that it could house two people in at once, it was a case of one in one out. The room was freezing when we arrived which was mid June, I understand that the hotel does not re-open for the summer season until the end of May, my suggestion is, if you are planning of visiting this hotel go in July or August, as at least by then it might have heated up. The public areas are also cold with the only form of heating being in the restaurant, so if you just want a coffee, take a coat.
The restaurant is also over priced and was below average to say the least. We ate here one night and as it was a set menu, the choice was very poor . There was one choice for starter, main and dessert, with the only alternative given was a burger or a bowl of pasta. We had smoked salmon lamb cutlets and a cold melon soup for dessert, and this cost 525 kr each and did not include drinks, even by Norway prices this was over priced. The hotel is very dated and needs upgrading. We were traveling with an elderly guest and there is no lift in this hotel and if we had not been with her, she would have had to carry her case up 3 floors. Breakfast was served in the restaurant and once again it was freezing with a poor selection of meats and fruit.
The hotels can charge it's premium prices not on the standard of the hotel or quality of its facilities and restaurant, but purely on the fact that it has got an amazing view.
We were really disappointed by this hotel and will certainly not be visiting it any time soon.
Over priced, poor quality and not what you would expect from what is supposed to be a premier hotel in a lovely location.
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