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Kviknes Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Balestrand
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had booked a 'double room with view in the modern building'. It had a nice view over the fjord and the town but the room had very dated 1960/1970 décor and more importantly from our point of view the balcony was tatty and unappealing with peeling paint. Fortunately, as the hotel was not full, we were able to upgrade... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although some might fault it for the fact it's an older hotel, we loved it precisely for that reason. You could feel history in its beautiful rooms and verandas. We spent two weeks touring Norway and although we stayed in some really trendy places, the Kviknes ended up being our favorite hotel for the entire trip, thanks to its sense... More

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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent the final 3 nights of our trip to Norway at Kviknes Hotel and we loved it! It is in a beautiful location, overlooking the fjord and, despite having over 200 rooms, it was so peaceful to sit and watch the moon rising over the water. The buffet style breakfast and evening meals were delicious and although the dining... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is on one of the most beautiful spots on our planet, the Sognefjord in Norway. This is the third time we have stayed here (1998, 2012 and June 2014). Each time we stayed in the "New" wing which is now getting old. The rooms were very adequate with a balcony and seating. The grounds, historic hotel and unbelievable... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is right on the waterfront of the fjord. There is an elegant and graceful older building with restaurant and several lounges, together with some bedrooms. but most are in an adjoining concrete block devoid of any character on the outside. The bedroom was spacious but not luxurious. It lacked a fridge, the beds were poor, and the balcony... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on Trip Advisor and reading Rick Steves' book before deciding where to stay in Balestrand. Earlier Trip Advisor reviews were pretty harsh about the Kviknes. But things must have changed. All the staff were very helpful and spoke perfect English. I stayed in the lower cost newer part, that complainers said was old and musty and lacked charm.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed just one night in the newer hotel. Fairly small room (third floor), but it had great views of the fjord and the town. Beautiful downstairs, with outdoor seating. Lavish dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic vistas. The dinner was offered as smorgasbord, but it had everything one could want. The buffet was expensive, though. It was 1,090... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Kviknes Hotel for 3 nights in early May and this was my favorite hotel during my entire two week trip to Norway. I rented a car in Oslo and drove everywhere, and this gem can be reached either by ferry driving from the east or south or it is on the road system coming from the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and clearly a hotel of real prestige, but needs investment to return to former glory. Now the preserve of package tours who stay just one night, it's lost it's cachet. Rooms are old and tired (we stayed in the "best" fjord side rooms) and walls paper thin. Staff very friendly though and buffet excellent, if a little impersonal... More

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Moscow, Russia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent more than two weeks in July 2014 in this hotel. I think, it was the best hotel I ever stayed. Hotel is situated in the Balestrand which is one of the most beautiful places on Sogne fjord and in all fjords of Norway. The hotel consists of two parts, we lived in the best one: in the historic... More

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Address: Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6899, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Sogn og Fjordane > Balestrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kviknes Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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