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Brakanes Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Promenade 1, 5731, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wentzville, MO
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Stayed here while on a road trip through Norway with our friends. The area was gorgeous! Loved the clear water stream next to the hotel feeding into the lake. The water was amazingly clear! The outdoor area just really makes the hotel overall. The lobby was great and just enjoyed the surroundings during our stay. Room was clean and well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Fabulous Hotel in stunning location overlooking tributary of Hardangerfjord, relaxing away from it all was a luxury. Great food with a seemingly endless buffet style breakfast and dinner. Hotel Spa/Gym area is small but there isd so much else to do around the hotel and Ulvik that it wont be missed. Small motor boats, kayaks, rowing boats, fishing rods all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

i was with a japaneese group at that hotel the 7th sept 2013. I only wish the man at the reception had been a little friendlier. his service was terriblei got an impression taht this man knows nothing about his job about the place where he is working. i should wait 50 min to get what i need in my... More

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Gloucestershire, UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

I think we may have got the best room in the hotel - we were sold from opening the door and seeing the view. I rather liked the last quarter of 20th century styling... I can see that coach party after coach party come through. We felt very young indeed compared to some of the frailer guests... Food fine -... More

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Tine P, Manager at Brakanes Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice feedback. I realize you have not got the best room but i am glad you got the wiew.We are continuously upgrading so next time it will be even better. Again, thank you! More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Brakanes Hotel enjoys a unique setting in Ulvik by the beautiful Hardangerfjord, surrounded by mountains and apple orchards. The view from the rooms facing the fjord are stunning, but the extra cost is worth it. The rooms are adequate, but there is a lack of drawer space for clothes. There are no coffee making facilities or safe in the... More

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Tine P, General Manager at Brakanes Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice feedback. I am sorry that you did not get one of the rooms with possibility of making coffe and tea. It will not be so long before every room has that. Again thank you, and welcom back! More

Glasgow, Scotland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The dining room serves smorgasbord breakfasts and dinners, the latter with the accompaniment of a local pianist who is excellent. However I cannot recommend the hotel. The staff just treat it as a business and take no interest. Usually there would be nobody on reception although eventually you could find someone. The rooms were poor. Single beds were very narrow,... More

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Ilkley, Yorkshire
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This hotel is situated at the head of the Hardanger fjord and has a fantastic view but ask for a room with a fjord view ( extra charge of course!). We stayed 4 nights here on a tour of Norway and by the time we got to this hotel we had seen the poor standard of rooms in other hotels... More

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Poynette, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We absolutely loved this hotel. It is small, charming and very comfortable. It has a great view of the fjord. The rooms are not big or fancy but it is totally worth it for the overall ambience of the place.

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The mountains
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Although the hotel is nothing special, to sit on the balcony and enjoy the vista of the water and the beautiful mountains makes this a very special place just to relax and get away from the busy world. The town is very small, two stores and some shops, it is a nice place to walk around. The rooms are your... More

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Durban, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were impressed when we arrived, the views are stunning. But this did not last long.... our room was very average, for NOK2000 a night, we had no air conditioning and it was HOT! The room smelt musty. The ceiling in the bathroom was in desperate need of a paint and they had no guest amenities other than soap/shampoo on... More

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Also Known As:
Rica Brakanes Ulvik
Brakanes Hotel Norway
Address: Promenade 1, 5731, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Hardanger > Ulvik Municipality
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Ulvik Municipality
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brakanes Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brakanes Hotel in Ulvik, Hardanger, is the ideal choice not only for holidays and breaks, but also for conferences, functions and parties. In addition to our well-appointed guest rooms and comfortable, welcoming reception rooms, we also have a separate conference centre for up to 500 people. The hotel enjoys a unique setting in Ulvik by the beautiful Hardangerfjord, surrounded by mountains, orchards, the sparkling sea and an equally sparkling cultural landscape. A fantastic range of activities is also available throughout the year for both groups and individuals. ... more   less 
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