Baroniet Rosendal
Baroniet Rosendal
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The Barony Rosendal offers guided tours, art exhibitions, concerts, theatre in the Court Yard and lectures. A guided tour at Baroniet Rosendal is a tour through different epochs. The rooms are influenced by owners over 250 years, and the manor is preserved as a home – the way it was when the last owners left in 1927. The surrounding Rosendal Gardens is a 300 year old renaissance garden with roses in abundance. Romantic landscaped garden from 1850 with viewpoints overlooking the fjord, mountains and waterfalls. The tennant's farm Treo gives an impression of everyday life with farm animals and activities. Kitchen & Herb Garden with herbs, flowers, vegetables & fruits. Cafés with home made cakes and lunch with ingredients from local suppliers and fresh ingredients from the Kitchen & Herb Garden. Accommodation in B&B at the Home Farm Avlsgården 300 metres from the Manor.
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Eric S
Drobak, Norway551 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Baroniet Rosendal is a nice place like more than ten thousand other places in Norway. We parked and walked up the avenue and walked in the park and had lunch in the garden cafè. Everything was OK, but how can this place have become so well known and popular. We saw the film and heard the story, but this place is totally overrated by Norwegians. We could not see the inside of the "Baroniet" building, but I will not come back to see it. I do not regret going, but it rates low on my list of things I would like to do again.
Written August 2, 2020
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Cookie25again
Harrow, UK240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
We opted to book the package deal directly from the Baroniet Rosendal website, which we thought was great value for money. For NOR750 (c£60 pp), we got a cruise along part of the Hardanger fjord to Rosendal, stopping at some of the typical little settlements along the way to pick up or drop off passengers; entry to the mansion and grounds, a guided tour, a very tasty 2 course lunch and return trip back.

Bearing in mind that some of the fjord cruises can cost almost twice that, without the added attraction of such a beautiful stopping / lunch point, this would be an extremely good alternative for anyone wanting a bit of culture and cruise action.

This is an outstanding place to visit, and really offers something for everyone. Plenty of scenic pathways, the gorgeous and scented rose garden (one of the finest I have ever seen, and I am not a flower person), the incredible history within the property brought to life by the tour guides (our guide had a personal connection to the property through her great-grandmother who, as a child, visited with other children at christmas, which gave our tour an additional dimension that only such a personal link can give). It was just amazing.

We had a delicious 2-course lunch and tables were reserved for those of us on the package - this proved very helpful as we had a very hot day and the tables we had were in the shade! The meal comprised 2 types of smoked salmon (hot and cold), salad and boiled potatoes, followed by a delicious rhubarb cake and ice-cream (using rhubarb grown at the Baroniet). Add a glass of cider or beer and you had a feast. Coffee, tea, water for free.

The only drawback - and a real shame for the property - is that they don't sell many items that are easy to transport/carry. Its the sort of thing the National Trust do very well in the UK, and I would have liked to have bought something I could have packed in my hand luggage but there wasn't anything directly connected or made in the Baroniet that I could buy. Note to any staff reading this: this is a huge opportunity and a shame it is missed.

PRACTICAL INFO: For such an important visitor site, it is very poorly signposted from the quay! It is also about a mile (1.6km) in walking distance away from the quay. This will take you about 15-20 mins to walk so make sure you build this time into your visit so that you don't miss the ferry back - they leave promptly on time!

GETTING THERE: on arrival at the quay you will some large buildings to the immediate left, and a carpark straight ahead of you. Get off the ship and work towards the carpark and then turn left, past the painted building and towards a road and supermarket; you will come to a map of the area, and straight ahead up on a building you will see an arrow pointing to the right towards Baroniet Rosendal. Follow the arrow to the right, cross over the road going past a little cafe/diner, then turn left (following the arrow) and stay on this road over a bridge (great photo op here), past a turning to Fossberg and farm, and you will then come to a little shelter which is the entrance.

TIP: I would seriously recommend booking the package deal we did, and print the tickets at home to carry with you. Get to Bryggen quay early and make sure you get on the right ferry; there is a signpost at the far end of the quay (on the same side as the tourist information centre) that indicates where the Bergen-Rosendal ferry leaves from, but sometimes they get 'bumped' to another area; we were lucky to find out on the day we travelled! Then just show your tickets to the staff member on the ferry; hold on to them as they need to be scanned by the staff member at the Baroniet Rosendal entrance. The ferry leaves at 8.50am and can be quite windy/chilly on top (which is where you want to be!) so take scarves and wind-cheater/pack-a-mac jackets to protect yourself from the wind-chill.
Jeans and walking shoes also ideal.
Written August 23, 2015
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Warks
Worcestershire, UK651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Baroniet Rosendal should also be included under attractions from Bergen. We bought an inclusive ticket from the Bergen tourist information office. This included a return ferry trip which took about 2 hours each way and offered lovely views of the southern fjords. Admission to Baroniet Rosendal , a guided tour of the Baroniet and a 2 course lunch which included coffee. There was a choice for lunch, we both had 2 types of smoked salmon, new potatoes and salad followed by a large slice of carrot cake. They use home grown produce as much as possible in the food they prepare. The gardens are stunning, the weather was beautiful on the day we went which also helped. All together a good value and enjoyable day.
Written June 9, 2014
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Finn E
Oslo27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Overpriced. 150,- kr for an adult without being allowed into the house itself, means you've paid 150 bucks for seeing a garden. The garden is nice and well kep,t but there is no information about plants, flowers or anything about the history of the place. An additional 75,- for parking does not help.
Written July 18, 2023
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karin198396
Bergen, Norway1 contribution
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Jul 2018 • Family
We went on a trip from Bergen which was suppose to be a nice family trip to the Baroniet in Rosendal costing a total of 3500 NOK.

When it’s finally is time for lunch we show our tickets to the waitress, and says clearly we are 5 adults/older children and 2 small children below 4 years. The waitress says ”I hope you aren’t allergic to to salmon because salmon plate is the only thing you can choose”. We say ”ok” and wait half an hour to get the food. When the food finally comes, it’s the salmon is so spicy that no children at all can eat it and the salad is extremly bitter.

15 minutes later the waitress comes out and says she made a mistake and the smallest children wheren’t supposed to get any lunch but it is on her because she didn’t look good enough at the tickets.

A while later she comes out again in the middle lunch and says that the chef has decided we must pay full price 310 NOK for the plates they gave to the 2 small children (but they couldn’t eat) or we wouldn’t be given the included dessert we already payed for. We could also choose to not have the included dessert and pay 65 NOK to be allowed to leave….. She starts to say loudly ”Don’t you understand you can eat for free?!”

We tried to talk to the chef but that was another aggressive person screaming ”WHY DO YOU TALK TO ME?”

We asked to talk to the manager and the waitress called somebody up and said ”Ok, she said you can leave, she doesn’t have time to deal with you”.

We were humiliated infront of the whole restaurant by the waitress and the chef. Couldn’t finish the lunch and being robbed of the desert already had paid for.

So the whole experience which we payed 3500 NOK for got completely destroyed. It is very sad to see a hundreds years old place be destroyed by bad management. Apparently the management dosen’t care at all about the guests experience at all even at their own fault that they admitted.
Written July 31, 2018
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Dear Karin198396 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sorry it took some time to respond, but this sounded like such a horrible experience that we really had to investigate what happened. First of all, the fjord cruise package from Bergen costing NOK 895 for adults includes express boat Bergen – Rosendal – Bergen, entrance to Rosendal Gardens and our art exhibition, a 30-45 minute guided tour at the Manor House and a hot 2-course lunch in the garden café. So there is quite a lot included for a good price. Children from 4-16 years have a 50% discount and get a smaller children’s menu, children under 4 years old are free of charge and have no meal included since their parents normally either bring suitable food for their babies or choose to buy something from the menu. The classical dish that most people choose is a delicious plate with two kinds of salmon from a neighboring town with baked potatoes and a mixed salad with ingredients from our garden. You can choose what you want from the menu, but if nothing else is ordered at arrival, this is what we will assume and prepare in order to serve you as quickly as possible. We are sorry if we have caused a misunderstanding here and that you had to wait for the food, normally you are served within a few minutes. We apologize for not counting your tickets properly upon arrival, and for not informing you clearly enough that no meals are included in the free children’s tickets. We just trusted you when you said you should have 7 full adult menues even though you only had paid for 5. We also asked several times if you didn’t prefer children’s menus for the children, but respected that you wanted full adult menus with the local salmon for the children. Some children do eat full adult menus, even young ones, but we were a bit confused when you thought it should be for free and gave our waitress a hard time about it. Our chef was also confused about why guests were entering his kitchen screaming at him at a very busy time of the day. This was a very unpleasant experience for all involved, how could communication go so horribly wrong on such a small matter? We are of course very sorry for our part of the situation. We also immediately tried to calm the situation by giving you the extra menus for free. We are sorry you chose to leave before you had the chance to taste our home made rhubarb cake for dessert, which is delicious. We hope the rest of the trip was a good experience when you look at it in hindsight. Kind regards, Baroniet Rosendal
Written August 4, 2018
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azogal
Ann Arbor, MI1,512 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Solo
This is an easy and interesting day trip from Bergen that involves taking the express ferry from Bergen to Rosendal (tickets can be purchased at the very friendly and helpful Tourist Information in Bergen). The ferry is not a tour boat but is primarily transportation for locals therefore very little English is spoken on the boat. The ferry makes 3 stops before arriving in Rosendal. The ferry has wifi, clean bathrooms, and a place to buy food and drinks.

After the cruise through the fjord to Rosendal, you arrive at the pier which is a 1 km (.6 mile) easy walk to the Baroniet (there is a tourist information office at the pier if you want more information about the area). The cost to tour the manor house is 100 kr. for adults. The tour guide did a wonderful job giving a bilingual (Norwegian and English) tour of the house. There is a nice cafe to get a cup of coffee or tea while you wait for your tour to begin. There are also nice modern bathrooms in a separate building. Everyone who worked there was very nice and helpful.
Written September 8, 2011
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travnor
Oslo, Norway80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is such a nice gem and a hidden oasis within a small county in Norway- relax look at the roses- eat some local food (melkekake) or homemade salad- watch a show-very intime scene (baroniet.no)- from Shakespeare to local artists/ it is a must place visit- for the more Adventurous trek to Melderskin 7hr or Malmangernuten 4hr with nice view
Written July 20, 2014
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Thank you so much for your travel tips and kind words! :-) We are very grateful for our wonderful french chefs - my favourite is the rhubarb cake (with rhubarb from the ecological kitchen and herb garden), and the whole lunch menu... The trek to Malmangernuten offers breathtaking views down at both sides at the same time, and the Melderskin trek offers a view to most of the Folgefonna glacier, the fjord and all the way to the North Sea on a clear day. But be prepaired to rest the next day, it is quite steep, especially on the way down again... Melderskin also offers a lovely view over the Manor and the village half way up! ;-)
Written March 22, 2015
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oregongirl62
Bergen, Norway267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
We really enjoyed walking around the park. so many pretty bushes, flowers and trees. Must be even more beautiful in the summer months.
Written May 28, 2020
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Heather B
Providence, RI659 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
We came here on a fjord tour. You have to walk to get there but it isn't far from the ferry terminal. It's the oldest castle in Norway and it's beautiful. It doesn't really look like a castle but the grounds are amazing and it's nestled between two enormous mountains. One of the mountains had a waterfall as well. They have a little Cafe with coffee and soda and some treats. It was very quiet when we were there. We only saw a few other people walking around. It has wonderful views of the mountains and the fjord if you hike up a bit beyond the castle. Definitely recommend.
Written June 12, 2018
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moosegrin
East Moline, IL96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We visited thru a package trip with Rodne cruises. The 1665 manor is an amazing look back into the past with stone walls 2 feet thick and many original details from the 1600s. Addionally the 20 minute walk up from the port is a relaxing walk thru a small town and past sheep pastures (with newborn lambs this 3rd week in may). The manor gardens are just starting to bloom and there are high mountain waterfalls behind the manor coming from a high hanging valley. A tour and lunch were provided in the package . You must take the tour which is inside the house in order to appeciate the history. Lunch was an excellent plate of fresh salmon , a light salad and potatoes. Then cake with rhubarb sauce. It is two hours by fast ferry from Bergen to rose dale and then you have 3.5 hours before the next ferry. This is barely enough time to walk to the manor, take the noon tour and then have the 1pm lunch. It would helpful if the lunch was immediately after the tour at 12;40. We did not have enough time to visit the 1250 ad church.
Written May 16, 2018
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