This hotel is 15 minutes drive away from Alesund, well positioned for visiting the city and surrounding area if you have a car, and it offers a good price/quality ratio. There is free parking and free wifi. We have been given a corner room at 3rd floor which was very big and spacious with a queen size bed, a sofa and even a dining table for six - that actually looked like a suite rather than the standard room we booked! The bathroom was nice, ample and elegant with a big shower box too. I have spent three nights here traveling across Norway with my wife and we both liked the room a lot.
However, there are many details that affected our stay. First, building renewal works were ongoing and this impacted our stay somehow: workers drilling walls at 7AM (!) being the worst, followed by lots of noises during the day and a plywood wall suddenly appearing in the breakfast room on day two. Effective day two then, for some reason, only cardboard dishes and paper cups were available for breakfast. Our room looked great but hallways and the entrance hall are very dated, not to mention an awful kitchen fumes smell (mostly fried eggs like) that permeated 3rd floor's hallways (our room was perfect though, and not affected). On 2nd day we left the room at 9:30AM and back at 14:30 nobody had cleaned nor took care of it (beds, bathroom, towels etc). The room had a small safe but it was also lacking: a minibar, a water heater and some basic coffee or tea, a pen, some paper, and any actual hotel guide or brochure.
In a nutshell, room and value were great but many other little things brought down the overall experience. This hotel has a great potential and could easily get 5 out of 5 but they must fix some details and we hope the renewal is restoring a deserved higher value.
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