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“Old Fashioned Charm” 4 of 5 stars
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Dr. Holms Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Timrehaugveien 2, Geilo 3580, Norway   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Geilo
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Old Fashioned Charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed at Dr. Holms for three nights the end of June. Staying in a former sanitarium had a certain charm, and some areas made us feel as if we were in a Gothic novel - the library, for example. The rooms were quite varied, and while ours was large and quite comfortable, other members of our group had much smaller accommodations, so checking out what you are getting into is a good idea. Our meals were part of our travel plan, and we were happy with our many choices for both breakfast and dinner, although beer and wine prices were quite a shock, but that is true of all of Norway. However, beer and wine can be purchased in the village at much more reasonable prices..

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night in August and were over charged for our room. We were told our credit card would be reimbursed and it hasnt been done . It is now 4 weeks. We have spoken to reservations so many times and were promised this would be done immediately it hasn't. We are really annoyed as the hotel was expensive to stay in and really expensive to dine in. We are now resigned to the fact that we won't be reimbursed its an absolute disgrace.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Iowa
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314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

After staying in a former prison turned hotel in Karlstad, I guess staying in a former sanitarium turned hotel in Geilo seemed appropriate. DHH's layout seemed to be several separate buildings randomly hooked together at various angles, sorta creating a cornfield maze indoors? The elevator had a long waiting line of newly checked in tour bus people so we opted to take the stairs. Little did we realize getting to our 4th floor room would require GPS. When we got to the 3rd floor landing, the stairwell stopped. We had to walk down a hallway, turn right then left and found what looked like normal room door except it had the green exit light above and a plaque that said 'till 4 etg 401 - 422'. Since our room number was 413 we opened the door and saw a long staircase heading up, but was so narrow you had to close the door before you proceed up the stairs. After a couple more lefts & rights we finally came to room 413. I highly suggest dropping bread crumbs to find your way back to the main lobby if you don't take the elevator.

Our room was decent sized with a desk, small couch & stuffed chair by the windows. Our view was of the backside of another hotel and the backside our hotel's original building across what looked like used to be a croquet lawn behind the hotel?

The hotels ski bar consisted of several areas. In front was a large U-shaped wood bar with a variety of stuffed birds and small mammals above it. One bar area contained inviting stuffed chairs around tables with ski equipment, snowshoes and taxidermied European elk (U.S. moose) busts on the wall above them. Another bar area had glass windows around 3 sides for viewing the mountains and ski slopes across town from the hotel. We found our way to their large outside deck with great views of the ski slopes.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on the 4th September and feel we need to leave some feedback about room facilities and dining choices.

We had room 405 and on entering the bathroom had a very offensive smell suggesting insufficient cleaning or had not been used for sometime.

There were no tea/coffee making facilities and no mini bar (in all rooms) as indicated on your website.

Lastly dining choices were very limited, again not as advertised on your website (which should be updated to reflect accurately what is available at certain times of the year).

Interestingly I also overheard an American guest also complain about the condition of his room (toilet dirty and a number of other matters requiring attention).

Sadly we leave with a less than favourable opinion of your hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Situated at the bottom of the slopes in Geilo this hotel has everythiing, great spa and pool, really good food, 10 pin bowling, ski hire on site and very friendly staff. The slopes are much shorter than the alps but you can cross country all day.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belmont, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A stay in summer when the hotel was almost empty probably left a different impression than a stay in peak season from what I read in other reviews.
We found the hotel quiet, full of history, pleasant staff and comfortable rooms.
Buffet meals were excellent and a bonus was finding a bowling alley underneath the building for a fun night out.
A very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The standard room is just a bit too small and worn for the price they charge.
However the dinner buffet and breakfast was tasteful and varied, but the friendly staff could not keep up with the number of guests.
The pool area was nice, but the bubble baths are much too small to serve he big hotel.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Dr. Holms Hotel

Address: Timrehaugveien 2, Geilo 3580, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Buskerud > Hol Municipality > Geilo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Geilo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dr. Holms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dr Holms Hotel - for your comfort and well-being. Dr Holms Hotel has been a source of recuperation, comfort and well-being since the beginning of the 20th century. Dr Holms is situated in the heart of the beautiful mountain scenery, and is a starting point for inspiring and exciting adventures. ... more   less 
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