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Grand Hotel Asgardstrand
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Asgardstrand
Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I had a most pleasant holiday stay at the Thon Hotel Åsgårdstrand in the period July 24 to July 26, 2014. As "repeat giuests'" to this hotel, we had already in advance selected room 307 with a fabulous view over the Oslofjord. Incidentally, this room used to be part of the Edvard Munch suite. Named so after the famous Norwegian artist ("Scream", "Madonna", etc.). As a young artist, Edvard Munch had a small cottage just a short walk from this hotel. From his place he had the most wonderful view over the Oslofjord and the famous light conditions in this area, making the place very suitable for painters and other artists.

We got to know this hotel in Åsgårdstrand back in 1999. By chance, we ended up in the "Honeymoon Suite" at that visit. The hotel points out that they by now have "Honeymoon Packages" available to guests in any room. This is indeed a "romantic hotel" and very suitable as setting for wedding parties. They are booked up with weddings all through the summer weekends. However, all guests are welcome, and the capacity of rooms is good. Just try to get a "room with a view". That means a nice view over the Oslofjord area. And, not the least : A most fantastic sunrise view. Probably the best sunrise view from any hotel on the west coast of the Oslofjord. So try to to be there on a sunny day with not too many clouds !

Maria and I also would enjoy the Seilet Restaurant. Especially the terrace with a wonderful view of the marina in Åsgårdstrand and the Oslofjord area. Lots of cruise ships and long distance ferries are passing by. The food in the restaurant could have been better and more tasteful. And the service more efficient. However, the summer breeze makes the stay at the terrace comfortable. So it is possible to endure some waiting. We remember some "dull breakfast meals" in the past. This has improved lately, and the selection for breakfast is by now ecellent and promising. Lots of hot food as well. Even "hot milk" or "heisse Milk" which is som important for Germans and continental visitors. This is a popular summer hotel for foreign tourists to Norway travelling "on their own". That means mostly by private cards, but also by motor bikes, by bicycle, etc. It is also easy to get to Åsgårdstrand by public bus transportation.

The reception staff was also this time very friendly and efficient. They have an easy going style, so people are feeling relaxed and comfortable when coming for a holiday stay. They also have good facilties to care for small children. During the winter months, this hotel is a popular place for conference guests with all the required facilities in place.

Åsgårdstrand used to be the first spa resort in Norway with a history dating back to the 1860's. It is comfortable to do the swimming outside in the Oslofjord. Just a short walk from the hotel. During the early 1900's, Åsgårdstrand had four grand hotels with guests coming to stay there for weeks at a time. By now, Thon Hotel Åsgåtrdstrand is the only remaining hotel in Åsgårdstrand. As a spa resort, many would have expected a pool and sauna facilities at the hotel. Unfortunately, this is still not in place. In the summer it is OK to go outside for a healthy swim in the fjord. However, during the winter months a pool would seem a necessity. The hotel should focus on building a pool and a good sauna/steambath on the hotel premises.

A most fascinating hotel at a location with a great history ! Recommended !

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view on 2nd Floor !
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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PerSChristensen, Daglig leder at Grand Hotel Asgardstrand, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2014

Thank you for the nice feedback after your stay in July. It was interesting to read about your experience and history with Thon Hotel Åsgårdstrand. We will also take your suggestions into consideration. We hope to see you with us at a later date.

Best regards
Thon Hotel Åsgårdstrand

Per Stang Christensen
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a great stay at this hotel. The rooms are spacious, and we got the seaside view just as we asked for. We had read on Tripadvisor that those rooms get hot - and OH YES, they do! There was no A/C.

Breakfast was very nice, one staff member (in training?) was somewhat bothersome, but the rest of the staff really nice and helpful. We especially appreciated the dairy free milk options and the smoothie shots and the waffles :)

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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PerSChristensen, Daglig leder at Grand Hotel Asgardstrand, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Thank you for your kind words.
Your evaluation has been distributed to our staff. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Thon Hotel Åsgårdstrand another time.

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Per Stang Christensen
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

What a Place....we have just returned from an amazing stay at this hotel, it is so peaceful and the staff are great! This hotel is not just for conference, it is also for relaxing and so easy going, you do not wish to leave!
There is also the most fabulous Thai restauraunt very close by called Ann Asia, it is fantastic....the hosts Ann and Tore are so welcoming and the food is so good, so fresh and the best Thai food ever! Ann will cook any dish you wish for.....fabulous! this really is a must.....we had been travelling out of town until we found this gem.
Our room overlooked the harbour and we will be back very soon....heaven! cannot wait to return.

Room Tip: Our review says terrible for fitness centre etc, we have not said this, as this was not applicable...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Hotel was fantastic , very easy going and nothing seemed a problem, views over the marina were stunning.i would recommend this hotel to anyone of my family and friends and not be worried about them not having a good time

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was my first trip to Norway.I was sent for a trainning course at Kongsberg Training center and my company had booked this hotel for the stay.I flew from Amsterdam to TRF airport.There is a free shuttle bus from the aiport to the train station.I catched the train to Tonsberg - the biggest city in the area.From Tonsberg one should take the bus to Asgarstrand.The bus station at Tonsberg is very close to the train station , about 10 min walk.
The hotel is very clean and tidy,located very close to the sea.If the weather is nice the view is magnificent.The rooms are very nice and the personnel are friendly.I was told that Asgarstrand is a tourist place during the summer.The restaurant is nice and the breakfast is superb.As the village is very small the Hotel is the only place to have dinner.The only remark that I can make is that the menu they offer at the restaurant is very simple wit only 3 choices.

Room Tip: 3rd floor and above towards the sea.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Lovely room overlooking the marina. WiFi available in your room. Good breakfast, never did have a evening meal however the hotel will let you order in a pizza in.

Only thing that stops full marks was the shower, it was weedy

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed 3 nights in the superior room which was excellent. The room had a view of the harbour and was spotless throughout. The staff were very efficient and friendly. The buffet breakfast had lots to choose from with cheese and cold meats to fruits and cereal. We were disappointed with the hot breakfast which was not hot . We felt as we came down near finishing time this was the reason but on our last day due to an early flight we arrived into the restaurant first and it was cold. I noticed that there was no heat under the salamander or sufficient hot water underneath to maintain the heat, this should be rectified as it spoils what could be an excellent breakfast. Overall the hotel has beautiful views ,very clean and nice walks nearby. We would stay again in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Havnegata 6, Asgardstrand 3179, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Vestfold > Horten Municipality > Asgardstrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Asgardstrand
Price Range: $138 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Hotel Asgardstrand 3.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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