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Hindseter

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Sjodalsvn 1549, Vagamo 2683, Norway
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I and some friends spent the weekend and celebrated the Norwegian Constitution Day (17. May) at Hindsæter 2015. This was my first time here. Hindsæter is a small timber hotel which is more than 115 years old located east of Valdresfløya, close by the Sjoa river. The hotel sustains the old atmosphere by utilizing timely furnishing and embellishments. It feels... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

In the midst of Jotunheimen - 20 km from Besseggen - lies this more than 100 year old guesthouse. Dining room original log furnishing , 50 beds means that you feel you are really there as part of an extended family. Included in your stay you get breakfast, packed lunch w/ thermos and a four course evening meal: The latter... More 

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hindseter, Owner at Hindseter, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review, hope this will encourage more guests for a winter stay at our place! More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Karola and her staff were so pleasant and accommodating. They really made us feel welcome. This hotel is situated in a spectacular location... it's within walking distance of peaceful lakes and waterfalls, and a short drive if you want to do the Besseggen Ridge hike. I could have sat outside and savored the view all day, and indoors, the common... More 

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hindseter, Owner at Hindseter, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice and detailed review! More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Authentic traditional guesthouse. Staff are warm and kind. The beautiful old style dining room and high quality food more than compensate for the relatively small and simple rooms. Ideal base for day trips on XC skis for those that like gentle terrain and sheltered trails. Lovely sitting rooms if you decide to take the day off to sit by the... More 

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hindseter, Owner at Hindseter, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review! You describe exactly what we hope our guests experience here. Hope you find your way back one time! More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

After a long skiing trip this is a great place to stay. Although the rooms are a bit small this is more than compensated for by the amazing food and the great service by Karola and André. The gorgeous sauna is a real treat.

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hindseter, Owner at Hindseter, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice and honest review. It is important to mention that our rooms are not spacious, it is not possible to make them bigger and we do not want our guests to pay that either. But our focus the next years will be to make them even more cosy, hope you will find your way... More 

Doorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had a fantastic time in february 2011. Outdoors was great (good snow, good tracks and great nature), food superb, sauna very relaxing and Karola and Andre very kind and helpful. We are looking forward to come again!

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hindseter, Owner at Hindseter, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review! Looking forward to offer you our service again! More 

nijmege
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

After visiting Norsk Kjoletekniske Mote i Oslo I stayed one week at Hindseter. Several times I passed it on my way to Gjendesheim, this year I decided to try it out! Andre picked me up fom Otta railwaystation and I arrived just in time for the dinner. Unbelievable, first an explanation about the dinner, Carola gave wine advise ect, it... More 

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hindseter, Owner at Hindseter, responded to this review

Thank you very much Ernst, for your nice review - and sorry for replying so late - we started to use this function first now... Looking forward to meet you here again! More 

Emmeloord, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I stayed with a friend in february 2013. Nice helpfull owner. Everyday the skiing tracks were tracked. Great skiing tours possible. But snowshoeing " on your own path" was great too. We made are own tracks looking for elks (but didn't encounter one) The atmosphere is very " originally Norwegian" The rooms are not " the biggest" but there is... More 

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hindseter, Owner at Hindseter, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very nice review. We love to show our guests all the adventures outdoors and we hope more will do like you - book the package! More 

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

This wonderful mountainhotel takes you back in time in a very pleasant way; the decor of the diningroom and lounge is rustic and appropriate for the setting. The view from most rooms and the terrace is breathtaking and inviting. The rooms are of the kind you would expect in a hotel that merely houses walkers, climbers and naturelovers, simple but... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

The exterior of the hotel is painted black, which seems strange to Americans but is a popular color for buildings in that part of Norway. The only other colors used on buildings seem to be red and mustard. There are some hiking trails nearby, which we went on. The breakfast was good.

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