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“2 Star accommodation at best!”
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Aalbaek Gl Kro
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Albaek
Malmo, Sweden
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“2 Star accommodation at best!”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

The disappointment began when we turned the corner of the road after the roundabout and first glimpsed the Kro! It looks nothing like the lovely glossy, photo shopped pictures on their site. This is a tired, well-worn roadside motel. The room was so disappointing and upsetting we almost turned around and left - only we had nowhere else booked at time was getting late. The bedroom furniture is old and exceptionally cheap. The carpet is very worn, and doesn't even fit the room properly. As for being able to lock your room door, the signage telling customers how to lock the door is so well worn, it is only just possible to see where instructions once were.
On a positive note - yes, there is one, and it is only fair to give credit where credit is due - the Kro's restaurant provided delicious food. The menu choice is not extensive, however both meals we received were very good. I enjoyed the beef with onions, replacing the butter with a very delicious gravy ( brown sauce, in Danish) and my fiance chose the fish of the day. His meal was very colourful, with fresh real vegetables and a lovely accompanying sauce. Wine seems to come by the bottle, but staff happily point customers in the direction of their few options by the glass. Our young waiter serving in the evening was very polite and helpful, and the time to receive the meals was appropriate for what was ordered. One must look past the dirt on the wallpaper beside some of the tables - old food stains - past the clashing old decor, and 1970s pine ceiling with ill fitting light fittings.
The reception staff do not like it when customers checking out question their 1.4% charge levied upon people paying by credit card. We thought passing on bank charges to customers within Denmark was now illegal - will be checking the facts for ourselves.
All in all, the beds were reasonably comfortable, the food was good.
Walls of rooms are thin, and you can hear people beside you as well as people walking around above.
Stay here only if you dare.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2011

We stayed at this hotel because everywhere else in Skagen was fully booked. The room was small and tired looking. Having a glazed door and windows gave anyone passing the room full view unless you wanted the curtains closed. Even the breakfast wasn't as good as the other hotels we stayed in, so I wouldn't recommend this hotel unless you are looking for somewhere you can park outside your room and see straight in. The walls are so thin you can hear all the other guests. Depressing!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2010

A 20 minute drive south of Skagen lies the quiet town of Ålbæk, and by the roadside the friendly Ålbæk Gl Kro. The rooms are fresh and clean (stayed in a standard+ room) with flatscreen tv, a comfortable bed and blankets, and a decent bathroom. The restaurant prepares some typical danish dishes at fair prices and with great taste. It's not a restaurant that will ever make it into the michelin guide, but we enjoyed having our dinner there. There are often special packages such as all inclusive deals, or weekend prices so check their website or give them a call regarding this.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2009

We stayed three nights at the Aalbaek Gl Kro in July 2009. We ended up here only because not a room was to had in Skagen, but I'm very glad we stayed here. One downside: they didn't have a room large enough for two adults and two teenagers, so we had to book two rooms. But the rooms (while dated) were clean and quiet and the breakfast was nice. We ate one night in the restaurant and enjoyed some Danish specialties (including fresh fried eel). The walk to the small Aalbaek beach is not short (maybe a half-mile?) but this was our favorite beach in Denmark. Even though it wasn't our original destination, Aalbaek ended up being perfectly situated--a short drive to Skagen/Grenen, not a very long drive to Lokken, and a fast trip to Frederikshavn where we caught the ferry to Sweden. We would most definitely stay here again.

Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Aalbaek Gl Kro
Address: Skagensvej 42, Albaek, Frederikshavn 9982, Denmark
Location: Denmark > Jutland > North Jutland > Frederikshavn > Albaek
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Albaek
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Hotel Class:3 star — Aalbaek Gl Kro 3*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aalbaek gl. Kro is a cozy Inn near Skagen. The Inn has 59 rooms with desk, Tv, and bath/toilet. The Inn is situated between Frederikshavn and Skagen and is the perfect base to your adventures in Northern Jutland. The beach is within walking distance from the Inn. ... more   less 
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