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“Deteriorating hotel”
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Holmen Fjordhotell
Ranked #29 of 40 Hotels in Akershus
Norway
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116 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Deteriorating hotel”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Used to be one of the best conference hotels surrounding Oslo. Not any more. The food was mainly bland. Meeting rooms are nice, view beautiful, excellent parking. But no atmosphere any more. The place seems to lack a host. The staff does not take on an overall responsibility for their guests comfort.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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109 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Been at this hotel before, but this time was it really bad. The hotel is beautifully located with a fantastic outdoor area n to the sea. But this time was a huge disappointment.
First of all, I didn't get my room until 4pm, even though I tried to check in at noon. Ok, I know they do check in from 2pm, but earlier has this not been a problem as long as you are there for a seminar.....
Secondly, the service has gone down intense areas: reception (sour people....), the outdoor bar had glasses and empty bottles on all tables...! Got even to the point where you could only get bear on bottle and not on tap, even they had tap in the outdoor bar.
Third issue was the fact that ALL rooms had empty room bars!! This is bad, since most people like to use one or two items from the room bar.... This has to be a huge loss in revenue for the hotel.
Otherwise is the hotel as earlier years - see my other reviews of the hotel.

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This hotell would be nothing without its great location and view, so be sure you get a room with sea view. A hotell of this class should have a free entrance to the spa and gym for guests, that makes be disapointed.

Breakfast is good and plenyful, rooms are small, but comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I was here with work for a week in June and i must say i was blown away by this place.
First of all the view is amazing - a truely amazing and tranquile location I was on the top floor with the slanted windows overlooking the fjord which was amazing.
Second of all - i suffer with Coeliac and the restaurant were brilliant in making sure breakfast, lunch and evening meal were all ok for me to eat.
The bugget style breakfast and lunch was brillaint everything is so fresh and its always really busy which is a good sign.
The conference rooms were good too - plenty of water/breaks/fruit/cake

I also had the chance to try out the spa and in particular the steam room and the pool.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Cehegin, Spain
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133 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Heard a lot about it and arrived looking forward to a nice place. On arrival told that the hotel had no restaurant or bar open on a Sunday evening but "I can get you a sandwich" after a 7 hour flight was not what we were looking for. Bedrooms were small, I had no soap in the shower dispenser all week. Breakfast was poor, again if you did not drink Norwegian Coffee then the choice of hot drinks was very limited. Conference centre and staff were very good and very supportive unlike the rest of the hotel staff. I have to sat chances are if I have the choice I will not be staying here again. View!!! Stunning but not worth all the other issues

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Zurich, Switzerland
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325 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Driving towards the hotel you are not sure where this road will bring you but when you get there you can see that you are very very close to the sea. Unfortunately I had a (rather small) room with no view but at least for the very nice breakfast I could enjoy it (the view). Also the lunch and the dinner was very good (compliments to the kitchen crew). As already mentioned, my room was small. The Fjordhotel is one of the view hotels I know which still has real (small) single rooms ...

  • Stayed June 2013
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Gjovik, Norway
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80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stayed here for a night during our companys strategy process, and got a very good room. The ocean view was great, and the rooms very well-kept.

The food and meeting facilities were also top-notch, so I'll give this place full score.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Holmen Fjordhotell
Address: Slemmestadveien 64 | Nesbru, 1394, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Akershus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Akershus
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Akershus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 170
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