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“Should have been here earlier...” 4 of 5 stars
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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Grodas, Hornindal 6763, Norway   |  
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“Should have been here earlier...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

My stay at the Best Western Raftevold Hotel in Hornindal was short but I really was breath taken by the view from my bedroom, watching the sunset on the deepest European lake is amazing. I really enjoyed the buffets both for breakfast and for dinner, the best meals I have had in Scandinavia. A special thank you to the french manager, an important feature of the hotel. I particularly appreciate time he took to explain to me a nice itinerary to the valley of Norangsdal, I wouldn't have found it in any guides.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

I've stayed at this hotel twice now, in June 2010 and June 2011, both times on tours around Norway. The buffet dinner is good, as is breakfast, and the rooms are comfortable and clean, but what sets this hotel apart is the location and the service. Conveniently located in the town, across the road from the shops and the petrol station, and with a decent car park on one side - but go to the back of the hotel and you are in a quiet and peaceful garden which looks out on to the deepest lake in Europe, surrounded by mountains. A very pleasant place to while away an evening.
All the rooms on the back of the hotel have balconies which look out over the lake too. Combine this with the friendly and helpful staff and it's the ideal choice!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2008

Just to tell whoever it might concern that the previous review has got nothing to do with this hotel, Raftevolds Hotel is situated in the village of Hornindal on the lakeside of the Hornindal lake, northern Europe's deepest lake. (Sogndal is a couple of hours away). Hornindal is a beutiful place, situated between several valleys and mountains and is an excellent starting point for a lot of excursions to experience the beautiful nature of western Norway, amongst them the Unesco listed Geiranger fjord, Briksdal glacier, Trollstigen, Sognefjord, Selje etc.
Raftevolds Hotel is family owned and offers great service and information on all you need to know about the area. Beautiful gardens and antiques on display. Ask for a room with lake views if available.
Also mark: some of the photos on this site are from the monastery at Selje (the coastal ones).

  • Liked — relaxed
  • Disliked — non norwegian workers
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Grodas, Hornindal 6763, Norway
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Location: Norway > Western Norway > Sogn og Fjordane > Hornindal
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hornindal
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN Raftevolds Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Raftevolds Hotel has been providing a personalized and friendly service to international guests for more than 140 years. It is situated at the eastern end of the Hornindal Lake, the deepest lake in Europe (514 m) and on the renowned tourist route between the Briksdal glacier and the Geiranger fjord. In 1867 Ola M. Raftevold bought an old boathouse and converted it into a coach inn. The hotel has been since enlarged and modernized several times, the last significant extension being completed in 1975. From the very beginning the hotel has been in the same family and is today under 4th generation management. Raftevolds Hotel is a modern tourism hotel run according to a long tradition of hospitality and homely atmosphere. 44 well equipped bedrooms, spacious public rooms, a restaurant, a café, a lounge & bar and several meeting rooms.Raftevolds Hotel is also an excellent central point for excursions by car or bus to famous tourist attractions in the surrounding area. ... more   less 
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Best Western Sogn Og Fjordane
Sogn Og Fjordane Best Western
BEST WESTERN Raftevolds Hotel Hornindal, Western Norway

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