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Ullensvang Gjesteheim
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“Homely atmosphere, excellent food, good value”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

This place is charming, with a homely atmosphere, and offers excellent food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is half norwegian food, half thai. We stayed 5 nights in a fairly basic room without bathroom, but everything was very clean and well maintained. The staff are helpful, attentive and efficient. There is a nice large lounge with TV and a terrace to relax. For Norwegian prices, the guesthouse is very good value.

Ullensvang is roughly half-way between Odda and Eidfjord, which makes it a very good base to visit the Hardanger fjord.

We stayed from August 3rd to 8th 2013. All our family warmly recommends the guesthouse.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great location. You can do a gorgeous hike to the top of Nosi with a view on to the fjord, then up on to the Hardanger fjord. from the guesthouse. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great meals. Off the track. A facility with charm, history and comfort

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Ullesvang guesthouse has been recently renovated and combines a lovely heritage facade and atmosphere with brand new fittings and conveniences.  We were fortunate to be upgraded from a room with shared facilites to one of the ensuite bedrooms for the same price (710 including breakfast). The guesthouse is in a tiny village and sits beside a pretty stream. It was a great option for us. If you are in this area heading south in a car, consider a detour off the E134 to take the 520 road through the mountains to Sauda. This is truly a magnificent drive passing mountain lakes and dramatic scenery. It is a difficult and narrow road (perhaps too tricky for bad weather), but absolutely beautiful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

This place feels off the beaten track, and is! A charming location by a major river and very old church. The rooms are spartan, but the place has a rustic charm and attentive owner/staff. The biggest surprise was a very good dinner from a menu featuring Norwegian and Thai dishes. The cook is Thai and each Thai entree was very good. There is a nice garden for guests and a welcoming TV room for rainy days.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Ullensvang Gjesteheim
Address: Arhus, Ullensvang 5781, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Hardanger > Ullensvang
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Ullensvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small and comfortable bedrooms with good standard, with warm and cold water in each room. Two common showers & toilets in the hall. We have 7 single and 6 double rooms, and some of these can be converted into family rooms for 3-4 persons. In addition, during the summer season, we have a little cabin in the courtyard with one large family room for 5 people and one double room. These two rooms have one joint bathroom. We also have a storehouse that can be rented without made beds (bedclothes can be rented) for 4-5 persons, without installed water, but with access to shower/toilet. Pets in cage is accepted, without cage NOK 100,- ... more   less 
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