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Kviknes Hotel

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Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Milledgeville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fascinating hotel! There is the older historic part, which has an incredible view of the fjord, and a newer part that is rooms only. The older historic part has outstanding ambiance that is a reminder of times gone by. There is a huge dining room with windows all around, a very friendly Maître D' who makes sure... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During our trip to Norway we stayed at the Kviknes Hotel almost entirely based on reading about it in 'A Thousand Places to See Before You Die'. Broadly we were very disappointed. The best thing about the hotel (restaurant is reviewed elsewhere) is its location and view. Also the public spaces, which are really beautiful. Note that the so-called 'Modern... More 

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Theodorsk, Owner at Kviknes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madam or Sir, Thank you for your comprehensive review and helping us improve. We are sad to learn your stay was not as expected. Our reception or luggage porter should be available for guests who need help with their luggage, in both our buildings, and I am sorry our service was not according to our standards. We are continuously... More 

Bergen, Norway
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the old part of the hotel which we would thoroughly recommend for its ambience. The room faced out onto the fjord and had a large balcony (though they do vary in size). The somewhat dated bathroom suits the overall style and hot water in the shower was immediate. Bed and linen were just right. Double doors out... More 

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Asker, Norway
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unfortunately the dinner was not close to the same standard. The temperature of the main cause was slightly warmer than Sognefjorden in May, and the same goes for the waiter. The service in general well above average with very positive staff. The old building with its impressing exterior and interior, the view and the garden in beautiful May weather with... More 

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Theodorsk, Owner at Kviknes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madam or Sir, Thank you for your feedback and helping us improve. I am glad to learn our building, views and garden was appreciated. A warm thank you for the praise of our general service and staff. I am however sad our restaurant and service there was not as expected. I hope you reported the not too warm main... More 

San Rafael, California, United States
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11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip had us visiting the fjords the last week of April, just before the normal tourist season started. The Hotel Kviknes made arrangements to provide a room prior to their season opening on May 1 when we called to inquire. They were especially helpful about a late arrival, offering to make dinner plates for us if we arrived after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I don't think you can get any better than this as a hotel setting. Rooms had a fjord view and a balcony to sit out and stare at the settings for as long as you please. Coffee and breakfast in the morning were fantastic. A bit of a drive to get to but one of the most beautiful places I've... More 

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Theodorsk, Owner at Kviknes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear madam or sir, Thank you very much for your positive review of our hotel. We are delighted to learn you enjoyed your stay. We hope you got to try our restaurants and the food based on local products we serve there. We hope we get the pleasure of welcoming you again to Balestrand and Kviknes Hotel! Best regards Theodor... More 

Berkeley
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Love the view of this hotel so much. Best time was the sunset. The hotel itself is charming as well. The room was nothing fancy and a bit old. No AC. The buffet dinner was alright, nothing special and very noisy with a lot of group tourists.

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Theodorsk, Owner at Kviknes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear madam or sir, Thank you very much for your positive review and kind words. We are glad to learn you enjoyed your stay. As for your room I hope you contacted our reception to see other alternatives and possible upgrades. We are continuously working to upgrade while maintaining our history. If we get the pleasure of welcoming you again,... More 

Newcastle, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I stayed with my 2 kids here with our tour group.This is a beautiful,historic hotel situated along at good spot of fjord in Balestrand.The public facilities and restaurant are well-kept nicely.The food and service of restaurant were just excellent! Room is bit older but very quiet and clean.We got great view to overlook the water from our balcony.This is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My two sisters and I had the pleasure of staying in this gorgeous historic hotel in Balestrand, Norway, and had a wonderful experience. Be sure to ask to stay in the old section and request a room with a fjord view, if possible, as it is beautiful. As an older hotel, it has its quirks, but they are fun in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed for one night in this hotel. As we were on a short self guided tour our room was situated in the large block at the rear of the hotel an not in the traditional older section. The room was small with a comfortable bed and quite acceptable for one night.There were no bathroom products, so be aware that... More 

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TheodorKvikne, 5th generation Kvikne at Kviknes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madam or Sir, Thank you very much for sharing your experience from our hotel. We are really glad to learn that our staff were appriciated, and we hope you enjoyed your stay! We are also glad you enjoyed our restaurant even though the price level was not as expected. Our kitchen strives to serve memorable food experiences with local... More 

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