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Gamlavaerket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted

St. Olavsgata 38, Sandnes 4306 Norway
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#4 of 8 hotels in Sandnes
Welcome to us at Gamlaværket Hotel og Restaurant to tradition, atmosphere and a special hotel experience.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Norwegian, Swedish
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John Petter M wrote a review Aug 2020
Oslo, Norway82 contributions21 helpful votes
This review is based on a two night stay in a historic room (104) on the second floor. - Which we found a bit weird, by the way. We'd thought the numbering should be in the 200s for the second floor, 300s for third, and so on? Anyway. First, a somewhat peculiar story from when we booked our room. I called the hotel to book a room, and heard that they only had a regular room available (as in not a historic one), and two nights would be 2990,- NOK. My girlfriend had at the same time been to the hotel's web pages, and had seen a same size historic room there, available and for 2331,- NOK for two nights. So I called them up again, and was then told that the higher price at first was because I had booked per phone? Anyway - there was no problem booking the historic room then, at the price we had found online. Just a bit... peculiar. When we arrived, having never been to Sandnes, we asked about the parking situation, since I had read online that the hotel has its own parking lot (which was evidently false information). I was told I could park in the streets of Sandnes. It was said with a smile, but the kind of professional, stern smile where you feel a cold shiver down your spine at the same time - like I was stupid for asking. After looking around a bit (not knowing the place), we ended up at a parking lot where we could park for the duration of our stay. All other parking spaces we saw said maximum 1 or 2 hours parking. Parking was 289,- NOK total for two days. We could possibly have parked for cheaper, but again - we don't know the place. So - off to a not so good start, then. But it thankfully improved. Location is great. A very short walk to the train station, and buses and taxis are also nearby. You're in the middle of the city, with the shopping street close by as well. The hotel is supposed to be an old pottery, so there are some genuine artifacts here and there, from potteries which were abundant in this city many many years ago. We later learned from someone in-the-know that this exact building never actually was a pottery, and that the original Gamlaværket had been a couple hundred meters away (or so we were told). Even so, the hotel is cozy and charming in its own right. Overall, the historic authenticity seemed a bit haphazard, like old, genuine items had been thrown in as part of the design, and not because they had been there originally. Which also turned out to be true in most cases. But it helps the atmosphere. It should be mentioned - but you probably know already - that the hotel also has newer, modern rooms. Our room was OK. There is no air conditioning, but a large ceiling fan and an additional floor standing fan. The window faced the bar area, and not the Langgata street, as the info says all historic rooms do. Thankfully the bar area closes relatively early in the evening, so there wasn't much noise from there at night, as we had feared. As others have mentioned, there is quite the amount of squeaking in the floor boards in the hall outside the room (and in the room), but we didn't really react negatively to it, as that's the sort of thing you have to expect in a building like this. One major positive thing I should mention before any other, is the kitchen. The food here is really excellent, at least everything we had for dinner. Oh, and try the chocolate marquise desert - it's out of this world! The breakfast on the other hand was a bit of a let down, but mostly due to Covid-19 restrictions. It seemed a bit haphazard though, where there were plates already filled with a few bread toppings (like cheese, ham, salami, a slice of tomato and cucumber) and wrapped in plastic foil, but then at the same time we all had to cut the bread holding the same knife, and the same utensils for some other things, like yoghurt and toppings for the yoghurt. I guess we're all learning to cope with this thing though, as we go. Hand sanitizer was available. The staff seemed a bit cold at first, with as I mentioned professional smiles, but this also improved. They seemed a bit stressed at times, perhaps that was it. Understaffed perhaps? "Charming" is key at this hotel, but not everything in a hotel like this can be crossed off as "charm" - if something is worn out or dirty, it's not charming, it's just worn out or dirty, and should be fixed/cleaned. The cold water tap on the sink in our bathroom didn't work. We told the staff, but it wasn't fixed during our stay. We had to have a bottle of water to brush our teeth instead. There were a few details like this especially in the bathroom that were just signs of wear and tear, and not charm. Very good water pressure in the shower, though! I have to stress this, as it's almost never the case in hotels! The bed was nice and comfy, and in our experience, the room was clean (with a couple of tiny exceptions). The wardrobe - to be honest - seemed to be an old IKEA, which was put together in a hurry, from the looks of it, especially on the inside. There is a flat screen TV, a desk with an office chair, a comfy chair, night side tables, another desk, a dustbin, some old photographs on the walls, and a full size mirror. There is also a water heater and complimentary tea and (instant) coffee. No safe, no minibar, no ironing iron. The bathroom has a hairdryer. There's a bakery in the building, and a very nice sitting area nearby it. The lounge / reception / bar area is also very nice. Note: remember to say that you are staying in the hotel, when you order something to eat within the hotel building - this goes for the bakery as well. Because you will get a discount, or at least they'll remove the price of tea and coffee. I've been a bit critical here, but overall it was a pleasant stay, so I would recommend it to others who are planning a stay in Sandnes.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Bente Andersen, Daglig leder at Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted
Responded Aug 13, 2020
Kjøre John Petter Takk for din tilbakemelding fra oppholdet hos oss. Vi setter pris på alle innspill vi kan ta med oss videre for å kunne gi våre gjester en god opplevelse. Pris på opphold kan variere fra dag til dag etter etterspørsel. Bookingkanaler på nett kan kjøre sine egne kampanjer og dette kan få utslag på dagens pris. Vår policy er alltid å møte den billigste pris på nett; alltid til gjestenes beste:) På alle Bookingsider står det at Parkering er tilgjengelig, ikke at Hotellet har egen parkering. Vi ligger midt i sentrum og det finnes veldig godE offentligE parkeringsmuligheter med gratis parkering i hele sommer. Dette står på alle automater. Vi følger alle smittevernregler satt av regjeringingen til enhver tid og det finnes Antibac på alle stasjoner for hånddesinfeksjon. Vårt personal desinfiserer til enhver tid alle kontaktpunkter for å gjøre oppholdet trygt og godt. Tusen takk for skryt av mat og gode ord om vårt unike historiske bygg. Hjertelig velkommen tilbake ved neste anledning!
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Tor B wrote a review Jul 2020
Sandnes, Norway4 contributions
+ Nice rooms, service friendly staff, charming building, top location either you are on a family holiday or just out to have a good time. - Some noise due to near by railroad, public parking. Visit! All in all;Value for money
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Bente Andersen, Annet at Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted
Responded Jul 22, 2020
Kjære Torb869 Tusen takk for en hyggelig anmeldelse av besøk hos oss. Vi setter stor pris på dette og ønsker velkommen tilbake ved neste anledning!
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audwon wrote a review Jan 2020
Sola Municipality, Norway17 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel is in a very central location in Sandnes. Close to restaurants. Very cozy hotel in general. Good service. Food is good, but nothing very special. Rooms are not great for working in if you are a business traveler, unless you are one of those hippies who can work sitting in a lotus position in bed. All in all a nice place to stay. Very pleasant staff.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Bandersen66, Daglig leder at Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Dear Audwon Thank you for your nice review, welcome back to us!
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Susan wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Staff were pleasant and hotel in good location for train station. Room was very dark and not great for working in the hotel, could do with better lighting and a decent chair to sit on when working in the hotel. Food was a little disappointing.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Some rooms overlooked station had to keep curtains closed suggest asking for a room that...
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Response from Bandersen66, Daglig leder at Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Dear Susan Thank you for your review and good input. Welcome back!
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Danilo P wrote a review Apr 2019
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Do not consider staying another place than Gamlaværket in Sandnes! It is a historical hotel, with cool and spacious rooms. Hotel combined with an excellent restaurant and cafè. Manuel and his crew were great, and gave us impressive service all weekend. I celebrated my birthday there, and all of the guests were excited by the place. Gamlaværket is located just 50 meters from Sandnes train stadion, so it is easy to go back and forth to Stavanger as well. For a special stay, choose Gamlaværket.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Bente A, Salgssjef at Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted
Responded Apr 9, 2019
Kjære Danilo Vi takker for at vi fikk være vertskap for feiring av dagen din. En slik tilbakemelding gir oss masse energi og varmer våre hjerter. Velkommen tilbake når det måtte være.
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$88 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted
Which popular attractions are close to Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted?
Nearby attractions include Vitenfabrikken (0.2 miles), Jaeren (0.09 miles), and byBrun (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffeeberry Sandnes, Delikatessen by Foodfighters, and Royal Thai Restaurant.
Does Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Sandnes.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gamlaværket Gjaestgiveri Og Tracteringssted?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Norwegian.