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2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Grondokka 13 | Lyngdal, 4580, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014
Niels N Julianadorp, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Julianadorp, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Great atmosphere and a great service! I can definitely recommend this hotel to couples, families but also for travelers who pass through. The owner treats you like a four star hotel including a delicious breakfast!

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We came her by chance, driving from Kristiansand to Bergen looking for a place to sleep. While the pictures online of the staff dressed in and old maid costume seemed a bit odd, compared to the other "normal" boring ugly hotels in the area it seemed much better so we decided to give it a try. Very quaint and old... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I've been driving past this charming little hotel many times, and decided one day that next time, I'll book a room there. And what a fantastic hotel it is! You're going around 100 years back in time as soon as you open the door, and what a nice feeling that was! No sterile white walls, modern design or high-tech gadgets... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We heve never been to this place before, and just by going through the doors we were more th 70 years back in time. The staff were amazing, friendly, professional and look after you in very nice way. The rooms, being decorated in the early 1900 style, had excellent beds, sharing toilet and bathroom with other room, was no problem... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We visited Paulsens Hotell in early June, and were overwhelmed by this charming hotel and its staff. Personally, I appreciated how the entire house was decorated with the inspiration of its origin in the late 1800s, down to the smallest details! We received impeccable service from host Jimmy, and enjoyed the high-quality, home cooked breakfast - decorated with beautiful flowers.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at this old and interesting hotel. Excellent breakfast and guide to the history of the house by the proprietor. Very convenient location close to Lindesnes (the southern most part of Norway) and for traveling to/from the ferry at Kristiansand.

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Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We were on a roadtrip through south-west Norway and stoped spontainious at paulsens Hotell. Here we experienced time travelling with heartwarming atmoshere. Everything inside the hotel looks antique(much of it is indeed); its cosy and beatyful. We slept very well and had one of the best breakfests in our lives! There were home made bread(i will never forget it, it... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Paulsens hotel is a unique experience. Staff is very friendly and make you feel like a part of the family. Hotel decor makes you feel like you have traveled back in time (in year 1894 to be exact). However, some things are new - but you want them to be new. So you do not need to worry that you... More

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Vejle, Vejle, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I was hiking through Norway's woods and arrived at Vigeland, where I was told to go to Lyngdal, to check out the hotel. and that i did, and that was the best decision i could have made! Eventhough I was hiking, the sight of this pearl made me soft in the heart and made me forget everything about tents and... More

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Søgne, Vest-Agder, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

A great start of a perfect weekend! We had an early start, and stopped at Paulsens for breakfast. We had an delicious homemade breakfast accompanied with authentic ghost-stories. We will absolutely be back and then we will stay for the night!

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Additional Information about Paulsens Hotell

Address: Grondokka 13 | Lyngdal, 4580, Norway
Location: Norway > Southern Norway > Vest-Agder > Lyngdal Municipality
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Lyngdal Municipality
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Paulsens Hotell 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paulsens Hotell & CafeBrødrene Hans og Torje Jørgensen Håland bygget i 1994 herreskabshuset som senere skulde blive gjæstgiveri, så hotell i Lyngdal.Torje blev gift med enke frue Malla som kom til huset med sin datter og arbejdet da som tjenestepige frem til det blev giftemål.Torjes stedatter Nancy drev med losji og madserverning til de engelske lorde og rigfolk der kom til Lyngdal for at fiske laks tilsammen med ægtemanden Olaus Paulsen som hun havde giftet sig med i 1901. Huset blev bygget på som hotell i 1932 der var i drift frem til 1971. De siste årene var det søstrene Ruth og Ingrid Paulsen (døtre av Nancy og Olaus Paulsen) som drev det ærverdige hotellet.Paret Bent Sandvand og Jimmi Neiiendam genåbnede stedet mai 2011. Nestepå datoen 40 år efter at hotellet ble nedlagt. Hotellet har i dag ti dobbeltrom samt café og selskabslokaler.Paulsens Hotell & CafeThis unique historic hotel is in the picturesque coastal town of Lyngdal. It offers internet access, carefully preserved 19th-century interiors and home-cooked Danish and Norwegian cuisine. Kristiansand is a 1-hour drive away.Paulsens Hotell’s traditionally decorated guest rooms have either private bathrooms or shared facilities.In summer, guests can relax in the hotel garden, which includes a barbecue area. Concerts and other entertainment are regularly arranged.The 17th-century Lindesnes Lighthouse, the oldest in Norway, is just a 30-minute drive from Paulsens Hotell. The staff can help organise fishing, hiking and other recreation, and guests can buy green fees for Kvinesdal og Omegn Golf Club at reception. ... more   less 
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