This place is amazing. Fantastic location and wonderful food. The view from the room is fantastic and the staff very friendly. Spacious room with bonus loft. We had the three course dinner (which was actually four and the food was delightful. Beautifully presented and great flavours using local produce including herbs from the garden. After dinner we sat in the lounge and had cocktails (too mush green in my rhubarb drink) and watched the sunset. Would highly recommend this hotel and restaurant. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Buy the cook book too :-)
My boyfriend, dog and I spent a weekend at Harahorn hotel, had dinner with a party of 11, and everything absolutely amazing. The location itself is stunning. The grounds are well kept and gorgeous. The cabin we stayed in was cute and comfortable. We opted to have breakfast, and since we were the only guests the first night they asked if we would mind getting breakfast in the evening, storing it in the fridge and eat in the cottage the first morning. We agreed of course, but in the back of my mind I was a bit grumbly and wondered what that would mean. I need to have worried, we received lots of yummy spreads, fruit and salad, in addition to a toaster so we could toast the bread. The catered to my weird dietary needs like pros, and it was a fantasic experience. We had dinner there the next night, a five course menu for the seven adults and a chicken dish and dessert for the kids. Most adults opted for the wine package, which was lovely. The food was delicious, pretty and creative. All at fair prices. In addition, our separation anxiety ridden puppy was allowed in the cabin, in the grounds and in the private room we rented for dinner. He was quiet the whole time, and the friendly waiter just walked or around him over him like that is just a normal part of his job. It made our dinner experience even more special as I was a bit nervous in advance. Everyone at the hotel were super friendly and helpful. I highly recommend staying here, it was like a vitamin infusion of yummy goodness.…
We came yesterday and I cannot express how amazing it feels to be here. We had to climb high with a car to the top of the mountains where the hotel and restaurant is. It’s made like a little village. From here is incredible view, absolutely quiet, tons of snow, amazing rooms and absolutely delicious kitchen in the restaurant. Staff here is friendly. It’s very well done everything, every little detail. I’m sure we will come back!
Staying in a nearby cabin, we took advantage of the superb cuisine and lovely dining atmosphere available in the restaurant at the Harahorn Hotel for 2 evenings during our Easter holiday. The juniper smoked duck breast and slow-braised lamb shank were remarkable. _ Note; we were not guests in the hotel, but expect the service and rooms to match their cuisine. Also worth mentioning, is that we have been dining at the Harahorn as "non-residents" on occasion for several years now and have always been impressed.
Stayed at the Harahorn for a company trip last fall, and the experience, the food, the wine and the service was really great. Nice rooms and good beds in the cottages. Friendly staff, great location in the mountains above Hemsedal with good opportunities for hiking or just relaxing in the beautiful surroundings.
Well located comfortable cabins - rustic "Norwegian" style both indoors and outdoors. Surroundings provide for all kinds of outdoor activities. Main building has cozy dining hall and comfortable lounge and fireplace. Dining is an experience on its own - highly recommended.
Sitting high up on the mountainside this hotel comprises of self catering "huts" which should not give the impression they are anything other than very comfortable with self catering amenities. The restaurant food was of the highest standard with friendly and helpful service. We were out on a Bergans of Norway seminar trip canoeing and walking so stayed two nights with one night camping in between by a lake. It's a bit out of the way but well worth the trip.
Being Norwegian, I have a pretty good feeling for where to stay in our beautiful mountains. Harahorn is simply the best if you want a truly unique feeling of dramatic landscape and genuine feeling of experiencing something different. We always rent a whole two-bedroom cabin which looks and feels very authentic yet it has got all the perks of being next to the hotel. It is run by people who thinks more about preservation and the feel-good ambience than making a profit. So enjoy it while it lasts! 10 minutes from the main Hemsedal downhill ski-area, but cross-country skiing outside the hotel door.
An absolutely charming place, with lovely and cosy interior. The food, unfortunately, was quite a disappointment. Overcooked venison, "Tilslørte Bondepiker" that was completely average, a large chunk of smoked fish that very few enjoyed are just examples. This was not what I would expect from a Norwegian local food restaurant, as we have so many fabulous recipes and produce in this country. The breakfasts are fabulous though, and became the highlight of the day. Apart from one young Swedish man, the staff was generally quite uninterested in smiling and making us feel welcome. All in all, this place has potential because of the location and charming interior, but the kitchen needs serious improvement.
makes an excellent backdrop for this location. We lived in a cabin with room for eight. The bedrooms are a bit small, but the living room and kitchen of the cabin is spacious. The beds were good, although the family bunk was a little narrow. The kitchen is fully equipped, but we recommend the food at the hotel rather than make it yourself! That's because the food was very good, with a good variety of homemade specialties. The home-smoked salmon for appetizer is one of the best I have tasted. Served with frozen aquavit! This is a particular hotel, you can not expect a normal hotel standard. It's no dry cleaning service here, you have no sale of small items at the reception, breakfast is served in the kitchen(!), there is no bar or lobby bar, the bar (if required I guess) is set on a table in the dining room, to name a few examples. But one can except extraordinary food, fresh air, stunning view and a friendly staff!…