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Kviknes Hotel

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Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is the jewel of this small town as you pull in by boat. Very pretty and historic. The common areas have stunning views and comfortable places to relax. You can walk from the boat to the hotel. Someone from the hotel met our boat and shuttled our luggage to the front desk. We stayed in the "new" part... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the Kviknes Hotel in July 2015. We had a balcony room in the new tower on the 7th floor. The view was outstanding and seemed to change by the hour. As the clouds, sun & wind changed, so did our view. The hotel is older and could use some updating/refurbishing. The wifi... More 

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chicago
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111 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Jekyll and Hyde hotel. On the one hand there is a lovely old wooden hotel. On the other hand, there is a 8 story or so 1960's monstrosity that houses large tour groups; all of whom were Chinese when we were there. Our suite was in the historic part of the hotel. Room 117. We had a... More 

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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main building exterior and most of the common rooms are rather spectacular. One room is filled with beautiful wood carvings, and several of the other rooms have lots of art on the walls. The hotel can also sport a gorgeous view out over the fjord, which was especially beautiful when a local rain shower rolled in from over the... More 

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Frechen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We can't understand, that so many peope gave this hotel a good respetively very good Review! We booked a room with a view over the fjord. Unfortunately we got a room in the "new" part. The only good thing: The bathroom has been renovated. The room: Small. The beds: Narrow, very narrow. The mattress: thin and soft. If you haven't... More 

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Theodorsk, Owner at Kviknes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lothar N, Thank you for reviewing us and helping us improve. We are sad to learn your stay was not as expected. We do our outmost best to make it clear that our hotel consist of two buildings, one historic and one modern. Luckily, virtually all our guests get the information when booking online. The different room categories are... More 

Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight at Kviknes Hotel, which is a five minute walk from where the ferry docks in Balestrand. Our travel agent had booked us into the historic wing and once there, we understood why. Our room opened on to a balcony, from where there was a fabulous view of the fjord. The room itself - well, it had what... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lost camera: I want to thank Kjetil for going far above and beyond the expected. I called from Bergen, having misplaced my camera. Thought I had left it in the Balholm Bar. He said he would call back after checking. He did call back and had located it in the Tourist Information Center, where we had rented bicycles. He personally... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally were to stay in the new part of the hotel. My reservation said "double room with fjord view". When I contacted the hotel to confirm my reservation, I was told I would have a view of the mountain (behind). After some back and forth, I switched my reservation to the old part of the hotel ($100USD additional). I'm... More 

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Theodorsk, Owner at Kviknes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear susan d, Thank you for reviewing us. We are glad to learn you enjoyed your stay. Our rooms with view in the newer section has views towards the fjord, mountains and/or the small town of Balestrand. We are glad to learn you enjoyed our historic building, but I am truly sorry for the absence of luggage help. This is... More 

Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel on a last minute trip and were able to stay one night. We stayed in the modern building. The room was a little fatigued but I thought the comforter was one of the best ones I've ever had in a hotel. The bathroom floor is also heated which was nice. The room was quiet and had... More 

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Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival, we were surprised to see the 8 floors square low quality building situated behind the late 19th century beautiful hotel Kviknes. Based on the marvelous photos of the website, we booked the most expensive room with a view on the Fjord. We were parked in the back building with a view on the parking. When I complained, they... More 

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Theodorsk, Owner at Kviknes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear H2C, Thank you for reviewing us and helping us improve. We are very sorry your stay was not as expected. We do our outmost best to make it clear that our hotel consist of two buildings, one historic and one modern. Luckily, virtually all our guests get the information when booking online. The different room categories are all marked... More 

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