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Dalen Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hotellvegen 33, Dalen 3880, Norway
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Olav I Mala, Spain
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mala, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dalen Hotel is probably the most beautiful hotel we've ever stayed in. It gets even better when you realize that the service they provide is excellent and the food in the restaurant should be awarded with a Michelin star ! The huge garden at the back of the hotel, has been brought back to it's former glory, when kings and... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night and had the most incredible dinner at this beautiful hotel that was very good held in a traditional manner with a lot of traditional features from the late 1800. A must see if you travel in Norway. We will definitly return.

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Porsgrunn, Norway
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In this unique hotel, where time seems to have stood still for over 100 years, you will find yourself in a wonderful setting. You can enjoy a cup of coffee on the terrace, enjoying the stunning views, or eat a great meal in the magnificent restaurant. Nothing disturbed my good night's sleep in a comfortable bed, and the fresh, cool... More

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Skien, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

From being in a serious state of decay many years ago to be one of the most exciting buildings in one of the most beautiful locations in Telemark, this place is not only worth seeing but should be mandatory if you have the chance to go there. Combined with the old water way, The Telemark Canal, that consists of 18... More

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235PeterK, Public Relations Manager at Dalen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for kind words and for your visit. More

Oslo, Norway
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Dalen is a unique hotel. It is charming, comfortable with excellent service. The historical builiding is beautifully restored, an experience in itself. We stayed there one week-end, and enjoyed the park area surroundings of the hotel by the lake, and the fantastic Telemark nature. We recommend the Henrik Ibsen boat on the Telemark Canal to reach the hotel.

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235PeterK, Public Relations Manager at Dalen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for kind words. We are glad that you had a good stay and an exciting trip with M/S Henrik Ibsen. More

Wentzville, MO
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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Just stopped by and looked at the Dalen Hotel while on a road trip in Norway. Very pretty place. Had kind of an old 'haunted house' feel to it. I'm not saying it was haunted, just looked like out of a movie or something. Enjoyed walking the premises and looking around, exploring for a bit. Back patio area was nice... More

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Beautiful nature, delicious food, a fascinating history, and a service minded and friendly staff are some of the things we remember from our visit to Dalen Hotel. Dalen Hotel is the perfect get-away with its stunning scenery and Fairytale- atmosphere. Peter Kumlin- the hotel director made sure we were comfortable at all times, he even sent a backpack lunch with... More

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

the hotel has an victorian feel to it, wonderful drawingrooms and galleries. the rooms are smallish, but well equipped and the grounds are great for walking down to the lake. the food and wine was good and service likewise. very expensive roomrates compared with other "de historiske" hotels we have stayed at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Perfect for social events - weddings - and romantic stay. The only issue for me personally as a bus driver - there is no TV at the hotel - but that means You stay longer in the bar. The restaurant staff where great..

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Sandvika, Norway
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a wonderful experience! A piece of Norway that certainly should be experienced. One is surrounded by ancient history wherever you go in the hotel and it breathes of royalty and old Norwegian design.The food is a chapter in itself. Had several questions about the different dishes, and felt every single ingredient was locally and oozed of Norwegian culture. Cheerful... More

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Address: Hotellvegen 33, Dalen 3880, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Telemark > Tokke Municipality > Dalen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dalen Hotel 5*
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Dalen Hotel is a fairytale hotel, build in 1894 in grand romantic style with dragonheads, towers and balconys. The paper "Varden" wrote in 1894: "The new elegant furnished Hotel at Dalen, at the top of the Bandak waters, is now ready to recieve guests".After early golden days and later years of decay the hotel was in 1994, after years of restauration finished to welcome its guests again, all restored back to its original beauty. It has the same soul, calmness, peace and atmosphere as the wooden castle that opened for more than 110 years ago. ... more   less 
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