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Vangsgaarden

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E16, 5743 Aurland, 5745, Norway
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is situated by the fjord in a nice and cosy building. Nearest restaurant is next door, and they serve ordinary food. Not a superb experience,but okay. Too bad they do not serve dinner in the breakfast facilities which is a real nice place. Small rooms with nice interior. Not thrilled by the service. When checking out we had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is very basic. The only good thing about this place is the location near water. The room was very basic although clean. The food in the guesthouse restaurant was the worst food I had on my trip in Norway. The breakfast offered a very poor choice of food from the economy range. The local area is being advertised... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for one night in one of the cottages here as part of a road trip around Norway. The accommodation was comfortable but very simple. The standard rate didn't include breakfast or linen and you're required to clean before you leave. Nothing further is provided but there is a ship very nearby which sells most things that you might need... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Vangsgaarden and it was perfect for what we were looking for! Quiet, remote, and outside of Flam. We stayed in the Cottage which was perfect! Great views, big windows to open up, simple and good. Beds were comfy, room was clean etc. Bikes were there to use, kayaks are 1 minute walking to rent. There... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived quite late after a long day of driving. We were advised that the restaurant closed at 10 so we went straight there & ordered our food. Dinner was good. The room itself was nice. Only disappointment was we had asked for breakfast at 7:30am so we could make an early start & the message was not passed on... More 

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Roanoke VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As well documented by other reviewers, this is a worthy alternative to the tour buses and cruise ship hordes in Flam. As has also been noted, guests would benefit if the curtains were thicker to block out the late-night light in summer, but we still had no trouble sleeping quite soundly. But that's about the only complaint I can think... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri is located on the Aurland fjord, directly on the water, in a very quiet and pleasant area. The view on the fjord is beautiful. The main building is a pretty wooden house from the 1700. The room we got on the ground floor had a rather small bedroom area but also a sitting room area that, on the... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

As tourists, we are in the region to ride the scenic railroad and perhaps do some hiking or biking, and that is centered in Flam. But that doesn't mean you have to stay in Flam when there is this fine alternative 10 minutes away (I had a car, so if you are traveling by other means this may not apply... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Vansgaarden Guest House in Aurland for 3 nights, which we enjoyed and was too short. We could have easily stayed a week to enjoy other walks / hikes around Aurlandsdalen. Vansgaarden is less than 5 mins from the ferry pier, fantastic views of the fjords and they have various room accommodations, e.g. cabins with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We broke our self-done Norway in Nutshell tour here. We took the 6.25am train from oslo to Myrdal and then onward to Flam on June 25th. We had planned to take the bus from Flam to Aurland but the ferry was just leaving, so we took the ferry and got down at Aurland. The cottages are just off the pier...... More 

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