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Fretheim Hotel

#3 of 5 Hotels in Flam
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PB 63, Flam 5742, Norway
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 6 nights in June and had wall-to-wall sunshine. Our room was spacious (American Wing) and clean, the hotel is modern in facilities and traditional in appearance and service. We had a balcony, perfect for keeping drinks cool and drying our daily laundry. There are very few outside restaurants, so eating in is really essential. Norwegian food prices are... More 

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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed 1 night at the Fretheim Hotel as a stopover during our Sognefjord in a Nutshell tour. It was nice to break up the tour, and the Fretheim Hotel did not disappoint. We did not eat at the hotel for dinner, but did enjoy the breakfast that they offered. The front desk was very helpful in providing a map... More 

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Oslo, Norway
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Fantastic gem of a hotel, nicely tucked in by mountains and fjords in a dramatic landscape you can't find anywhere else...! The service is exceptional, the food is also world class presented by waiters that seems to love what they are doing...

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Otterbach, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I stayed here for one night while traveling solo around Norway in late September. The hotel and room were clean and very nice. The service was very good as well and even let me wash my clothes that got muddy from hiking earlier in the day. The breakfast and dinner buffets were delicious. The location was fantastic for what I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Loving our short stay at Fretheim Hotel, Flam. Cosy, great room, clean, and friendly staff . Just a pity that floods have destroyed the iconic Flambsana train journey, but one can still get here by car or bus. Picture postcard views from every window. A "must see" place.

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Trondheim, Norway
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113 reviews 113 reviews
35 hotel reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We booked a suite there as we have two kids with us, and it was fairly spacious. The cot, and the pull out bed worked very well! Toilets are a little old, but ok. Rooms well heated and cozy with a lovely view! Food was good in dinner buffet and even the food we ordered for lunch was good. They... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Loved everything about the hotel. It's been around since the 1870s but it's very well-maintained while still retaining its character. We came during the off-season (early November) and the hotel was nice and quiet. We stayed on the first floor and our balcony had a great view of the fjords. The breakfast buffet was also superb. Highly recommend this hotel!... More 

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York, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights as part of a tour of Norway. The village of Flam is small and the hotel is handy for everything, the railway, trips along the fjord etc. Our room was on the ground floor, looking down the fjord, and was very comfortable, all our group found the door locking mechanism to the... More 

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195 reviews 195 reviews
45 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

That view outside our window was worth it! Flam is a small town and we thought we had made a mistake staying overnight before continuing our Norway in a Nutshell tour. But it was a welcome break and the view of the magical fjord was well worth it! The hotel was was wonderful. Historic and clean! Staff was very nice.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stayed for only one night as part of Norway in a Nutshell tour. The hotel is nestled in between high mountains on the edge of Aurlandsfjord. My wife and I visited in September 2014 during clement weather. No doubt it is enchanting during spring, summer and autumn but I wonder what it would be like in winter. Lovely old hotel... More 

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Address: PB 63, Flam 5742, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Sogn og Fjordane > Aurland Municipality > Flam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fretheim Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 118
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