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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Promenade 1, 5731, Norway
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Brakanes Hotel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015
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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The hotel looks very charming from outside and the view is excellent, no doubt. However the room is very small and very old. The floor between bedroom and the bathroom was not even and was so dangerous because we almost fell several times due to this problem.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Charming hotel with very good service in absolutely breath-taking location. Very professional staff with the right level of 'warmth' to the service. Food is mostly very good indeed and I would most definitely recommend this hotel.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The hotel has a splendid outlook and position, though rather remote, but it was simpler and smaller than others we visited this year. The dining room was very crowded and the food less varied. Indeed, some seemed to be tinned or frozen! And as with other hotels in Norway there were crowds of noisy Asians with voracious appetites. The room... More 

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Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We have just returned from a 2 week holiday staying at the Brakanes Hotel. We did have reservations before we left having read the reviews, however we had a brilliant stay. The hotel allocated us two rooms with a fjord view and balcony with adjoining doors which were the largest rooms they had and just what we wanted. The bathrooms... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

(1) No plug for bath sink; (2) no bath mat; (3) no rails to hold onto when getting out of tub/shower; (4) only 3 hangers in closet AND no where to put other clothing items except on tops of 2 small desks; (4) no place to put suitcase except on floor. Other guests complained of the same oversights as mentioned... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Although we had a long transfer from the airport we had a thoroughly relaxing time at the hotel. We had a huge family room with a large balcony overlooking the Fjord. The bathroom was a good size with a bath and shower. Although the room could do with a little TLC it was still very clean and comfortable. The food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Located in one of the most wonderful places in Norway. But the hotel has not upgraded resently and the standard is not what it used to be. Same for food, just average and You miss the small surprising and good food.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This could have been a fantastic experience taken the loacttion and fantastic view in consideration, but the missing quality of the rooms and interiour makes it a sad experience. It is hard to understand why the owner, Rica does not put any effeort into upgrading this hotel. Takeing the pricing into count, both in regards of romms and meals, and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Located right at the end of Hardangerfjord, the Brakanes is a hotel in need of a little restoration. The rooms are very nice but are "showing their age". It is like the hotel knows it has an amazing location, so does not seem to want to put the effort forward to improve the interior. The exterior, with the grounds facing... More 

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Windsor, CT
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270 reviews 270 reviews
49 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Charming rooms, lobby, and grounds. Nice town to walk in. If you plan to take a bath bring your own soap. They switched to soap gel and located it for people who shower and the front desk does not keep bars of soap. They do cater to touring groups.

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Address: Promenade 1, 5731, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Hardanger > Ulvik Municipality
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brakanes Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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Also Known As:
Rica Brakanes Ulvik
Brakanes Hotel Norway

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