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“Fantastic hotel, location and service”
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Hotel Brosundet
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Alesund
Certificate of Excellence
Norway
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic hotel, location and service”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

This hotel is one of a kind, a fantastic experience. The design, the staff, the service, the ambiance and the rooms are great. The hotel restaurant Maki is also one of the best restaurants I have ever visited.
The best hotel in Ålesund without a doubt!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Christel F, General Manager at Hotel Brosundet, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Surfer Girl From North :)

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your kind words.
Welcome back to Hotel Brosundet!

Best Regards
Christel Furnes, General Manager
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

I went to Aalesund for a business trip and booked a room at Hotel Brosundet. This hotel has it all - top service and friendly people, excellent food (this restaurant is one of the best in Norway) and very stylish interior and rooms. Absolutely excellent and highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Christel F, General Manager at Hotel Brosundet, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Dear Are G,

Thank you for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon at Hotel Brosundet.
If you would like to receive our monthly news letter, please send me a mail at christel@brosundet.no

Best regards
Christel Furnes, General Manager
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Given the reviews we were disappointed overall. Nothing was terrible, but nothing wowed and it did't feel like a top rated boutique hotel. We wanted to check in early and were told we needed to wait 20 mins by the sweet but completely overwhelmed front desk clerk. After 30 mins we decided to go for breakfast and when we returned we were told it would be another 20 minutes. We waited 30. We finally get our room, which was nice but wrong. We had booked a harbour room view with two beds, so we went down to ask to change and were put in a dim room with no view or windows other than a skylight. When we asked for a rebate as we were clearly downgraded nothing was offered. While spacious, the room lacked little things like lighting, a real garbage bin, tissue and the bathroom was very small and just ok. The front desk clerk could not answer basic questions, like the hours for breakfast. The breakfast is great with lots of options. Not sure I would return again unless the room was a good deal.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Christel F, General Manager at Hotel Brosundet, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Ziller,

I am terrible sorry for your bad experience. This is not the way it is supposed to be at Hotel Brosundet.
Normally check in time is three o'clock, but I understand that the receptionist have tried to offer you early check in. However we should have informed you about the correct waiting time. We appologice for this.
Regarding the room, we do not have any rooms with twin beds, but the room you got first did have a harbour view. From the confirmation I can also see that we have confirmed a double room. The room you finally got is the only room we have with an extra bed additionally to the double bed.
I understand that this experience was frustrating for you. I can garantee you that we will evaluate our routines based on you feedback.
I would also like to offer you a compensation, please send me an e-mail to christel@brosundet.no.

I hope to hear from you soon, so that I can try to make amends.

Best regards Christel Furnes, General Manager Hotel Brosundet.
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Switzerland
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We loved this hotel and its exceptionally good restaurant - our stay in Alesund was not favoured with wonderful weather but the hotel helped keep our spirits up... such big beautiful rooms, great views, excellent service - our favorite hotel on a three week tour of Scandinavia!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Christel F, General Manager at Hotel Brosundet, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear Ruth,
Thank you for your kind words. Aalesund is known for the great variation in weather conditions. Unfortunatly we can not control these factors, but I am very pleased that we delivered on the things we can influence on. Please come back to visit us soon.

Best regards
Christel Furnes
General Manager, Hotel Brosundet
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Staying here was probably the highlight of our time in Ålesund (which we found to be a somewhat disappointing little city - pretty to look at but not much more). The hotel was amazing: perfectly balanced historic charm and rusticness with modern amenities.

- Awesome location
- Spectacular view right from the room over the water
- Comfy bed
- Spotlessly clean
- Quiet room
- Great breakfast spread
- Cozy, warm lounge area to enjoy drinks from the bar
- Reasonably priced

I can't imagine a better place to stay in Ålesund.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank NYC_ADK83
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Christel F, General Manager at Hotel Brosundet, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear sir/madam,

We are so pleased and happy for your review. This kind of feedback is the reason why we go to work every day with one goal - to create an unique experience and atmosphere for our guests.
Thank you for all of your superlatives!
We hope you will visit us soon, and I can promise you that Aalesund has a lot more to offer during the summer season!
Welcome back!

Best regards
Christel Furnes, General Manager Hotel Brosundet.
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

A warm, small, perfectly located Hotel. With lots of charm and a unique atmosphere. Great service, and a 1 class restaurant Maki with superb seafood. I have stayed here several times during the last 3 years. And I always look forward to my next visit. I give the Hotel my very best recommodation.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank Ellsor
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Christel F, General Manager at Hotel Brosundet, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear Ellsor,

Thank you for you review and recommodation!
We look forward to your next stay - you are welcome anytime.

Best regards
Christel Furnes, General Manager Hotel Brosundet
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jokemaker323
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2013

It is well located and the rooms have a lot of character. Definitely a good choice if you are going to be in Alesund for fun or work.

I didn't eat in the hotel but the staff was helpful when I asked for anything. I did not, however, spend much time speaking to anyone there so I can't really judge the service beyond that the room was both nice and clean and check in was smooth.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank jokemaker323
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Christel F, General Manager at Hotel Brosundet, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear sir,

Thank you for your review.
Atmosphere and character is definitly qualities we focus on to be able stand out from other hotels. I am glad you found this appealing!

Next time I would reconmend a visit to Maki, our restaurant that serves local produce from the sea in coombination with excelent wines.

Hope to see you again soon.

Best regards
Christel Furnes
General Manager, Hotel Brosundet
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Property: Hotel Brosundet
Address: Apotekergata 5, Alesund 6004, Norway
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Location: Norway > Western Norway > More og Romsdal > Alesund
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Alesund
#3 Luxury Hotel in Alesund
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Brosundet 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sunnmore Alps The Sunnmore Alps and not least the ski resort Strandafjellet is voted Norway's powder paradise number one by many. It is not without a reason that both national and international magazines throughout all winter come all the way to Strandafjellet to produce articles. One card, several possibilities! This package contains the ski pass Alpepass, which is a joint lift card valid for 6 selected ski destinations in Western Norway. Snow enthusiasts of all ages thereby get access to among others: 29 ski lifts, more than 60 down hills, 800 metres drops, terrain parks, free riding, lots of snow and fun. In this way, you are free to choose yourself! Strandafjellet Skisenter, orsta Skisenter, Sunnmorsalpane Skiarena Fjellseter, Stordal Alpinsenter Arena Overoye, Stryn Skisenter, Harpefossen Skisenter. Please note that some of these ski resorts are closed on week days. Hotel Brosundet in alesund In the middle of the idyllic town of alesund you will find Hotel Brosundet - a little pearl offering something out of the ordinary. ”In all silence, alesund has got one of the most beautiful hotels in the country”. The newspaper Dagbladet, 24th of August 2008 The rooms are all designed by the architect company Snohetta in line with today's level of design and comfort. THe hotel is a perfect base for the quality-conscious who wants to stay comfortably, eat and drink well and have all facilities within reach – anyway, the mountains are just a small car drive away. ... more   less 
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