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Brakanes Hotel

Promenade 1, 5730, Norway
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Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1969 my wife and I spent our honeymoon at Brakanes. This year, 2016, we decided to go back to spend an evening and night out of curiosity. We were not disappointed. When we told the receptionist of our history with Brakanes our room was upgraded to one on the 5th floor with a beautiful fjord view. Thanks Brakanes! The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week at this hotel as part of a tour of the Norwegian fjords. The location was convenient, with a gorgeous view of the fjord it was on. The food was very good and our group had two tables, especially for us. That said, there are lots and lots of fjord tourists who did not know how to... More 

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Georgia
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Brakanes Hotel has old world charm. We had two rooms on the 5th floor. They were so quaint. We felt like we had been transported back in time. We felt like we were in Norway, not just a nameless hotel in any city in the world. The view of the fjord was amazing. I could have stayed up all... More 

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Hull
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stayed here on an independent walking tour at the end of a long days walk. It's in a beautiful setting and clearly was once a stunning hotel. Now although its run in friendly and efficient manner its very tired. The rooms bear the marks of thousands of one night stays for tour bus parties e.g. tv did not work... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I stayed at this hotel when I was 12 years old and wanted to remember how it was. Most enjoyable. Well looked after by all the staff. Nice circular indoor swimming pool, tether with sauna. The garden, with views, is delightful.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

It was very disappointing to find no pool,no sauna,no fitness rooms,no tennis courts etc.Our tour operator advertises several facilities at the Brakanes Hotel which they agree are not always available,adding that it is for me to request availability of these facilities to be a condition of booking!They describe rooms to be of a "decent" standard when they are worn out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is placed in probably one of the most scenic villages in the world, and one can see that it once was a grand hotel. Sadly it isn't any more... The hotel needs a "freshening", especially the rooms. My room was worn down, too warm and the window only opened after a long struggle. The breakfast also was a... More 

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New Delhi, India
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23 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We got a tiny corner room with a small balcony. Apart from being in need of a revamp the facilities were cramped and very basic. From what our friends tell us, the other rooms were larger and better. The lounge areas and the sit-out is very good, and the food is good.

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Tampa, FL
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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The hotel enjoys a unique setting in Ulvik by the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, surrounded by mountains, orchards, the sparkling sea and an equally sparkling cultural landscape. Extremely quite, except for the seagulls. This was a grand hotel back in their days. Our room furniture was from the 50's or so, but it was well kept and functional. The food was... More 

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

You can tell this was once a grand hotel, but it now has a rather worn feeling. The spa/fitness area was not available, the tennis court was closed, and had not been maintained in years, even though they still promote it on the website. There were (much needed) work going on, while caused disturbing noise in our room, and destroyed... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brakanes Hotel in Ulvik, Hardanger, is the ideal choice not only for holidays and breaks, but also for conferences, functions and parties. In addition to our well-appointed guest rooms and comfortable, welcoming reception rooms, we also have a separate conference centre for up to 500 people. The hotel enjoys a unique setting in Ulvik by the beautiful Hardangerfjord, surrounded by mountains, orchards, the sparkling sea and an equally sparkling cultural landscape. A fantastic range of activities is also available throughout the year for both groups and individuals. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brakanes Hotel

Address: Promenade 1, 5730, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Hardanger > Ulvik Municipality
Price Range: $227 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brakanes Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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Also Known As:
Rica Brakanes Ulvik
Brakanes Hotel Norway
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