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“Best part of a brilliant trip to Norway”
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Review of Smedsvik B and B

Smedsvik overlooking Ålfjorden
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Smedsvik overlooking Ålfjorden
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Very good
11 reviews
Smedsvik overlooking Ålfjorden
Bedroom with view to fjord
Another bedroom
Sitting area and bedroom
Bathroom
Sauna
By the boathouse, great photography opportunities
Bringing in a catch
A nook in Smedsvik's garden to contemplate, enjoy a drink or just unwind.
Autumn colours behnd the red garden shed
Autumn colours along the cliff
Neighbours across the bay
Sunset from house
Autumn colours
Cooling off after a strenuous walk!
Fishing from the rocks
House and garden
Garden views
The 'Stamp' overlooking Ålfjorden
Through the cherry blossom
Birdlife
Walks abound throughout the year. In the mountains, by the sea, along rivers, historical or....
Resting place found, during a walk, in the mountains.
Fresh and free in Ålfjorden
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Private Room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Haugesund, Rogaland, Western Norway

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gengi2
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best part of a brilliant trip to Norway”
Reviewed August 14, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Smedsvik B&B truly is a Norwegian paradise! Jenny and Leif have a beautiful modern house that fits harmoniously into their stunning Fjord fronted property surrounded by a beautiful garden that blends back into the forest it borders. Their B&B rooms are very comfortable and clean, like a home away from home (except theirs has an added bonus of a Sauna!). The rooms also have a separate entrance to the from outside so you almost feel like you are in a separate house.
Jenny and Leif were really welcoming and are lovely hosts that we were lucky enough to share delicious evening meals with, cooked by Jenny.
Norway is so rich in history and Jenny and Leif know their area and its history very well, including the land their B&B is on. It was really great to hear the history of Smedsvik and see traces of that history still visible all over their property. We also asked for recommendations on what is good to see/do in the area and Jenny gave us different ideas of day trips we could do from their B&B depending on how active we wanted to be. We followed her recommendations and had a really great day getting off the beaten track and seeing parts of Norway that we most likely wouldn't have seen if we'd stuck to the normal guide book. Without getting lost!
Staying at Smedsvik was definitely the highlight of our Scandinavian trip made all the more special by our fun hosts, Jenny and Leif, and the stunning setting of their house. I will definitely be heading back to Smedsvik B&B and would definitely recommend staying there to anyone planning a trip to Norway. I just can't rave enough about Smedsvik!!

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Liked best: Our amazing hosts, the stunning setting, house and garden, delicious food, beautiful area of Norway
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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L M
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Paradise in Norway!!!”
Reviewed May 21, 2015 for a stay in July 2014
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Jenny and Leif run an enchanting B&B located in the picture perfect, tranquil area of Utbjoa. Smedsvik is like a "home away from home". It is a large home with the lower level dedicated to the B&B, with your own private entry. The rooms are very clean and comfortably appointed without clutter. The beds are roomy and so comfortable and the large bathroom has a wonderful rain shower and sauna. The stunning property, located on the waterfront of Alfjorden, has beautiful, serene gardens and the crown jewel...the sunsets over the fjord, which we enjoyed over a glass of wine with Jenny and Leif. Staying at Smedsvik is like visiting dear friends. Jenny and Leif are an integral part of the experience. We can't thank them enough for the hospitality and friendship. We can highly recommend that anyone young or young at heart stay at Smedsvik and we are so excited to have found an ideal place to return again! They are both are so gracious and warm, and gave us the kind of personal attention that is very rare in a B&B...not only in Norway, but in any we have stayed in throughout our travels. We could not have asked for more...

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Liked best: Jenny & Leif and their amazing paradise and proximity to beautiful locations
Liked least: Absolutely nothing...
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Departure...
1 review
Reviewed July 23, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Management Response
Jul 23, 2017
Thankyou so much for your kind words, we are still missing your happy laughter!!
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Miller, V
1 review
Reviewed April 23, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Management Response
Jul 23, 2017
I am so sorry you were unhappy, and there was a misunderstanding due to language, however I did check that it does state we can arrange for the hire of a small boat on your behalf. Just like to point out the cost for a week was 300 Norwegian Krone, which I think is very reasonable.
We did enjoy your company however.
Cheers Jenny
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jochengan...
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed August 2, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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Management Response
Aug 7, 2016
Thankyou so much Jochen, it was such a pleasure to have you and your family here, so enjoyed your company.
Hope we meet again one day!!
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viajeroin...
Elche, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Liked best: la relación entre la propiedad y la familia
Liked least: me hubiera gustado estar más tiempo para conoceros mejor
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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