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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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was very disappointing to find no pool,no sauna,no fitness rooms,no tennis courts etc.Our tour operator advertises several facilities at the Brakanes Hotel which they agree are not always available,adding that it is for me to request availability of these facilities to be a condition of booking!They describe rooms to be of a "decent" standard when they are worn out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is placed in probably one of the most scenic villages in the world, and one can see that it once was a grand hotel. Sadly it isn't any more... The hotel needs a "freshening", especially the rooms. My room was worn down, too warm and the window only opened after a long struggle. The breakfast also was a... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a tiny corner room with a small balcony. Apart from being in need of a revamp the facilities were cramped and very basic. From what our friends tell us, the other rooms were larger and better. The lounge areas and the sit-out is very good, and the food is good.

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Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel enjoys a unique setting in Ulvik by the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, surrounded by mountains, orchards, the sparkling sea and an equally sparkling cultural landscape. Extremely quite, except for the seagulls. This was a grand hotel back in their days. Our room furniture was from the 50's or so, but it was well kept and functional. The food was... More 

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can tell this was once a grand hotel, but it now has a rather worn feeling. The spa/fitness area was not available, the tennis court was closed, and had not been maintained in years, even though they still promote it on the website. There were (much needed) work going on, while caused disturbing noise in our room, and destroyed... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights. Our room faced the fjord and the views were stunning. In the early morning the wind was quite calm & the reflections of the snow-capped mountains and family farms on the water were very picturesque. Our room was quiet and comfortable though not overly spacious, but we enjoyed the small outdoor veranda very much. The... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The hotel has a perfect location.It is located on a lake with the view of the snow capped mountains.if you are lucky choose a room with the view.Our room was very comfortable and the bed spreads give a very rich look to the room I could spend endless hours sitting in the lawn and keep looking at the serene view.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 June 24, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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