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“Perfect place to stay for kiting Hardangervidda or cycling Rallarvegen”

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Haugastol Turistsenter
Ranked #1 of 1 Haugastol B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice location, nice rooms with a beautiful view (2nd floor, apartment type B), good food and atmosphere. Perfect if you plan to go kiting somewhere in the Hardangervidda or if you need a place to stay before cycling Rallarvegen.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank zlappfrozk
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Bjørn K, Manager at Haugastol Turistsenter, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Hi!

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review!
We are all pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Haugastøl!

Hope to see you here again, and don't hesitate to call us or email us if you have any questions!

Thanks again from all the staff at Haugastøl!

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

It was beautiful landscape, but the food was pretty lousy. Iam not difficult when it comes to food, but to be honest the only thing I truly enjoyed was my bottle of coke. Breakfast was much better.
Another annoying matter was an ongoing party with a bunch of drunk people having some kind of party till 3 AM right next to our room.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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3  Thank Steffen M
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Bkaupang, Owner at Haugastol Turistsenter, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2012

Hi Steffen!

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review and telling other travelers about your experience in Haugastøl. We really work hard to give all our guests a great experience. Average is not good enough.
I am sorry if you had a bad night sleep. I have been working the night shifts myself the last 4 weeks, and if you would have told me about the noise in your room I would have had the possibility to fix this. But again, very sorry if you didn't have a good night sleep.

Regarding our food, we always appreciate all the feedback we can get. And we I am sorry it didn't meet your expectations. But that being said, the number one reason for the high amount of returning guest is our food. So from all the feedback we get from our guests (and reviews here) we believe that we serve great homemade food for a reasonable price.

Again thanks for your review, and if you have any other feedback, questions or enquiries dont hesitate to send us and email or give us a call.

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Stayed here for one night at end of august before setting out on a hut to hut trek on the hardangervidda. Comfortable room with small kitchen if needed, lovely evening meal and breakfast and friendly, helpful staff in a laid back atmosphere. Loads of bikes for hire if wanting to cycle the Rallarvegan, but we didn't have time to take advantage of this. Including the food, the overnight rate was very reasonable compared to other places we stayed in Norway.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Bkaupang, Owner at Haugastol Turistsenter, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2012

Hi!

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! Great to see that you enjoyed your time in Haugastøl! Hope you had some good days on the Hardangervidda platou hiking! Hope too see you here again sometime!

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

The Haugastøl Tourist Center (and hotel) is located at 1000 m altitude, along the spectacular railway connecting east to west of Norway. For our family, as for most other visitors, it was the starting point for an outstanding and spectacular bike trip along the old gravel road, "Rallarveien", that was build during the construction of railroad around 1900.

The hotel is family run and you feel it, you are welcomed warmly. (Two of our kids arrived by train while the rest of us arrived by car. There is a small kilometer of road between the railroadstation and the hotel, so the two kids where initially a bit lost. But then the owner of the hotel spotted them and asked if she could help in any way. They explained where they should be going and the owner drove them to the hotel. Very nice.)

There is a bike shop that sells most stuff you can find in a pro shop. The main activity is renting out of bikes and equipment for trips on the Rallarveien. Although they do a good job handing out bikes in good condition, it is worthwhile to go for a small trip to check that everything is correctly adjusted and fully working. In particular, check that the brakes and some margin, you will need them !

The hotel is nice and well-maintained, but not fashionable, if that is what you are seeking. However, the 2 course dinner we had ordered (as part of the package) was really well above our expectations. We had plentiful roast beef with asparagus, onions, wedge potatoes and two kinds of sauces. The dessert was an excellent cheese cake with caramelized apple slices and various fruits and even a scoop of ginger sorbet.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is as close you get to "Hardagervidda", the best place in the world for xcountry skiing, hiking, off road cycling and kiting. The food and the atmosphere is excellent. The accomodation range from cheap and simple to expensive and luxurious, and of course you get what you pay for. Haugastøl is a good hang out for people sharing your passion for the outdoors activities.
Wath out for planned activities that might fill the whole place.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

I completely agree with the other reviewer. We spent a week at the hotel. The food was amazing, you can make your own packed lunch at breakfast so although the accomodation is pricey (probably not really for Norway), there is no need to spend much money. We stayed in an apartment A which was lovely, and had a balcony looking out onto the lake. We were there first week in May, which was the last week of the winter season, but we still had excellent conditions (sunny, warm, good snow but light winds). The staff were friendly and helpful (particularly Hannah!) and made us feel really welcome. There is a bar, shop, sauna and gym but if you are like us you would want to spend as much time on the awesome Hardangervidda as possible, a stunny snowy wilderness without a single powerline, lift or cable to spoil the view!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Bkaupang, Owner at Haugastol Turistsenter, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2012

Hi!

Great to hear that you where happy with your stay!
The snow is still coming, so I guess we should have kept the hotel open for a few more weeks!
Hope you can make it to Haugastøl again next year!

All the best!

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

It is not often for myself anyway that a venue exceeds my expectation so much. Haugastol is Simply a Dream and the Lodge is World Class along with the food! I could not have been any happier and will definitely be back for years to come. It's location to the Hardangervidda Plateau and the epicenter for Snowkiting on the Planet is outstanding! Value is 5 stars+.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Haugastol Turistsenter

Address: Haugastoelvegen 200, Haugastol 3595, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Buskerud > Hol Municipality > Haugastol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Haugastol
Price Range: $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The familiy run hotel at Haugastol, 1000 meters above sea level, offers high quality accomodation, meals in our restaurant, a coffee bar, a bike-shop and much more.We are placed just on the edge of the largest highland plateau in Northern Europe with two national parks on our doorstep. - The Hardangervidda and the Hallingskarvet National Park. We are therefore fortunate to be able to offer our guests a uniqe terrain to view and explore.We have free wireless internet for all our guests, and can offer many activities both summer and winter. ... more   less 

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