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Heimly Pensjonat
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Flam
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Rooms are a little small and old but clean and have a great view over the Fjord.
Easy to walk there from town/ railway station and good dining just opposite at the marina
It is a family run place and price was a little high but good value compared with other hotels in Flam..
Good breakfast and good WiFi

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a very decent hotel and in a very good location in Flam. Do not expect too much and you will not be disappointed. Rooms are fairly small, but when you are in Flam, you will be outdoors most of the time and only need a nice comfy bed and a quiet environment to rest for the night and the hotel does just that.
Breakfast is a bit meager, although great views from the breakfast room.
Service was attentive and courteous.
Rooms were kept fairly neat and tidy. Try opting for the room with a view, although if you book via the Norway in a Nutshell/Fjord pass combo, you are highly unlikely to get one, as there is an extra charge for those kind of rooms.
On the whole would recommend it if staying for a short visit to Flam.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

This pensjonat is adequate for being a base for scenic outdoor activities. Other than that it is a basic hotel without much to be reported on. The rooms were small and our luggage was a problem for us. We had to carry it to our rooms. Also it is located near the eastern end of the harbor. We left after one day and moved to a more scenic hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is the kind of place that fits when travelers say not to expect much in this part of Norway, even for the amount you pay. What pushes it up to a three-star is the location and the views. My room literally looked onto the fjord and it was a fairly easy walk to get there (10 minutes). The room itself reminded me of foreign dorms I've stayed in, no Norwegian touches, just basic furniture. Wi-fi in public areas only. Staff was pretty non-chalant and the breakfast could use a little creativity. There's definitely potential - I think if you came with a group of people, it could be nice as there's a large tv common room and a place to sit just outside the door if you wanted to soak in the views with a beer.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Heimly is located at the fair end of the harbour where our ferry docked. It rained throughout our stay so the walk was more torturing than ever. No lifts, which meant you need to be prepared to carry your luggages up the stairs. We were on a 3 weeks trip, hence, we had huge luggages. Otherwise, view was good at the breakfast area. Service was OK. They wanted to charge us around 50 NKR for just a small cup of hot water, but a nice lady decided to give it to us for free. Room is small.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Heimly is a “penjonat” (literally, room-and-breakfast), not a hotel as such, which means that you carry your own bags and pretty much take care of yourself. On the other hand, we were very happy with the room rate (about $150 with "fjord-pass" for a double including breakfast), the really nice views (a lot better than our total non-view we’d had previously at another much-pricier Flåm hotel), clean rooms and friendliness of the staff. The breakfast buffet was not opulent but provided a good variety of Norwegian fare including soft-boiled eggs, several different kinds of breads, jams, breakfast meats, herring, cheeses and, of course, cereals. Perhaps the nicest part of the morning meal was the fabulous views of the fjord and mountains just outside the large picture windows. It was a joy to linger in the breakfast room for an hour so after eating, soaking in the coffee and scenery.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We ordered a double-room using their website. In the reservation it was written explicitly that in order to modify or cancel the reservation we need to contact the hotel. When we tried to modify our reservation, they refused and directed us back to their own website through which we ordered the room (though, as said, it does not allow any cancellation or modification!!!). When we told that to the lady who run the place, she responded rudely and gave us the feeling as if it was our fault.

When we finally got to stay in the hotel, we found that our "double-room" is actually a twin-room. I doubt if they have any double rooms in this place. They couldn't offer us any double bed and reacted as if it was only natural to interpret "double-room" as twin-room. That was outrageous.

We paid 200 USD for a small twin-room, a modest shower and toilets, two beds and nothing much really - no chairs, desk, kettle. We were very disappointed from the whole experience. We turned to this hotel after reading some warm reviews here. Now we came to doubt the authenticity of these recommendations. Yes, the view is nice from some of the rooms, but it by no means worth our 200 dollars and the poor room and service we got.

If staying in Flaam we recommend the youth hostel instead. Indeed there is no breakfast and you need bring your own linens/towels - but it is much cheaper, much nicer, more centrally located and the views to the fjord are not less beautiful.

The breakfast at Heimly was basic - so this is not a reason to stay here either. If you stay in the youth hostel you have a supermarket nearby and a kitchen. We think it's a better deal in Flaam. If you have a car - get out of Flaam and find some other place in the vicinity to spend the night.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Heimly Pensjonat

Address: Postboks 83, Flam 5742, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Sogn og Fjordane > Aurland Municipality > Flam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Flam
Price Range: $237 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heimly is a cosy pension, which is located next to the Aurlandsfjord, only 400 m from the famous Flam railway. The pension has a cosy atmosphere with 22 rooms. 21 With shower / toilet. Large diningroom with panoramaview to the fjord, room with an open fireplace, TV-lounge and a large garden. Train connection to Oslo and Bergen. Boat service to Bergen. Buss service to Aurland, Laerdal Gol, Geilo, Oslo, Voss and Bergen. ... more   less 
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