Internet in the lobby only. The room was not the cleanest I have seen but okay. The worst was the loud noise from the toilet. About every 35 seconds there was a five second long sound like pouring a couple liters of water down a drain pipe. This was actually so loud it could be heard from the parking lot albeit with the 2 doors open. This continued the entire night. I told the hotel about this and they acted quite surprised. I said it was quite strange the person that cleans the room did not notify about this. I don’t quite believe that they didn’t know about it. They should have offered me a considerable discount but did not. I will not be staying there again anytime soon.
The place where supposed to be located 20 min from the centre of Geilo in the brochure. It took us 45 minutes on bumpy roads to reach the place. We had a room connected to the hotel and it was terrible. Non-adjustable owen, 26 degrees and the history´s worst and most dirty bathroom. On our second day we had dinner, and I found a giant hair in my soup. This can happen, and when I asked the waitress if she could put a note on it to the management she said yes. When we checked out I asked for a discount because of this, but the manager/owner refused and started a discussion with us in front of the line with other guests. embarrassing and unintelligible.. If you have other choices, don´t go here. Maybe this was bad luck, but we´ll never come back..
Good location. View of Skurdal lake. Clean room with lots of space. We just spent the night after gatherting at an old friends local cottage - the anniversery of the cottage! Good breakfast and friendly staff. Quite exspnsive, but I guess that is a general problem with the Norwegian tourist industry.
We were booked into this place by a relative with a place in the area & they let us stay even though it was strictly speaking out of season. Despite this they preapred big delicious breakfasts every day. Rooms are basic, in summer months they could do with thicker curtains to keep out the sun. Great views of the lake. Heated bathroom floor was nice, as we experienced snow one day. Tea/ coffee/ hot chocolate was available in the lounge, which has comfortable sofas, library of Norweigan (only) books & an electronic piano. You do have to go outside to reach some rooms & this could be cold in winter but wasn't a problem for us. Seems to be family run who were helpful & friendly. Free wifi in the lounge.
When visiting Norway we took a trip to Geilo for 2 nights of skiing and relaxation. After looking at the main resorts in Geilo, we stumbled upon the Lia. It was significantly cheaper ($100 US). However, it is about 15 minutes drive outside the town, and while very scenic is is also quite remote. The common areas were rustic and felt like traditional ski lodges, but the rooms were pretty dated and not exactly the cleanest. The owners were hospitable and willing to transport to/from the train station as well as the ski mountain for a minimal fee ($5 US). Continental breakfast was complimentary and the restaurant offered good dinners for reasonable prices. Another nice surprise was that the Lia offered ski rentals at fairly inexpensive rates. Overall it was a modest accommodation in an expensive area.…