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Brakanes Hotel

Promenade 1, 5731, Norway
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If I'm in Norway again, I'd love to go back to Brakanes Hotel for a few days. I started my journey from Oslo and reached Ulvik in approximately four and a half hours. The journey is absolutely breathtaking and so is the destination. The lobby and restaurant are very well maintained. The rooms require some work though. Other than the... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving on a rainy day the receptionist was extremely welcoming and immediately provided staff and information to make my 3 day stay at the Brakanes comfortable, informative and pleasurable. As I had arrived quite late in the day I was given the option to book a table for evening dinner either in the main restaurant or semi al fresco. The... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good location with rooms at the front having views over the fjord. Public areas large and clean. Closer inspection shows the need for time and money on the infrastructure. Spa not available during visit. Buffet area in dining room a bit "tight" when busy. Busy during dinner and breakfast but very quiet otherwise when the coach tours move on.... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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294 reviews 294 reviews
46 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ulvik is gorgeous little town not easy to get too but worth the visit . Stop at this hotel for drinks or lunch it has a superb view of the lake and the mountains. They made great drinks and an excellent espresso. Staff was great with directions and maps

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our base for a week. It is a bit strange as coach-loads of tours come at night before dinner and leave after breakfast in the morning. The meals are buffets, and there is a huge selection of food. The food does not vary massively from day to day, but given the wide selection available, I ate something different... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
30 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have stopped at the restaurant three times on different organised tours. Each time the food and service has been excellent. The hotel is right on the shores of the beautiful Hardangerfjord in Ulvik and is surrounded by mountains and orchards (a lovely sight later in the year). The restaurant has views of the fjord and the garden lies right... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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