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Svinoya Rorbuer

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Gunnar Bergs vei 2 | PO Box 74, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the new, super comfortable two-floor rorbuer (the fishermen wouldn't recognise this great house as a fishermen's cabin). The cabins have been built on poles over the water, so water is always very near, and there is quite a lot of activity. We had 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a sauna. In the master-bedroom a mirror... More 

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great 'complex' arranged around a bay in Svolvaer. There is the main building, built in 1828, which houses reception, the Borsen Spiseri restaurant (superb), and a wonderful museum - a recreation of the main store and trading post for the village. Accommodation is in refurbed and newly built fishermens' cabins, ranged around the site. Our cabin was... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Two floor cabin, Quite clean overall, Heater floor bathroom, Free wi-fi and well equipped kitchen. we must passed the bridge to the hotel location, and they have beautiful scenery from the bridge. The bedroom itself is big enough. Good place to stay in svolvaer

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Corwen, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stayed at No 23 which appears the best located rorbeur. Daily views of sea eagles from our balcony.Lovely to have underfloor heating in the bathroom. Satellite TV and wi-fi access. Breakfast (bread, cheese, ham, smoked salmon and juice etc) delivered the night before. Kitchen facilities okay, but limited.

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Rorbuer is nice, and in a good position in Svolvaer. When we entered, everything was clean, and big enough for 4 people. A little expensive, as every other place in Norway. The restaurant was also pretty good, we spen there the new year's eve, and the food was amazing.

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Manizales, Colombia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Nice place, everything ok, with internet free, view to the sea, is a excellent experience to live in a RORBU, is the obligatory experience if you visit Lofoten. But for us we think at is better in summer. Little far away to the centrum. Breakfast don't included.

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Troms, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Svinøya Rorbuer is by far my favorite place to visit whilst visiting Lofoten and Svolvær! With a big variety of lodging, from old traditional fisherman's cabins to giant, luxurious rorbu suites, Svinøya Rorbuer has it all. I for myself enjoy the rorbu suites located beautifully on the waterside with a view towards the city center and harbour. Well equipped kitchen,... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Here you can live in modern or more autentic old cabins as the fishermen did. They have a well reputated restaurant with traditonal norwegian food. Svinøya Rorbuer is by the sea with nice view. You can see the old shop the firshermen used. A charming bar next to the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Two ensuite bedrooms with twin beds in number 24. Warm, quite spacious, comfy with a nice little kitchen area ( cooked in one night and ate in the restaurant the other night). Restaurant staff were very helpful when it came to feeding our fussy eater son! We had a lovely time and wouldn't hesitate to go back. Great location for... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Cabin 23 is the last one, with a great view of the sea and cliffs. Decent facilities, and interesting walking around the island. The town also has some interesting sights, so take a look. We had 2 nights here, and glad we did.

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