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Walaker Hotell
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Solvorn
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“One of our favorites!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

During our two week trek across Denmark, Sweden and Norway in my OSD Volvo, we stopped at several hotels. Walaker was one of two that were our favorites (Elveseter Hotel in Lom, being the other). It was quaint, spotless, relaxing and had excellent food. Dinner was a lovely four course meal. Appetizer was cauliflower soup with trout, followed by chicken breast slices seasoned with herbs grown in the owner's garden on a bed of shredded beetroot with a small amount of creamed pumpkin (or maybe it was sweet potato). The main course was monkfish on a bed of mashed potatoes and dessert was cooked apples with cream and a topping. The owner was kind enough to include us on a short history and art tour at the hotel, where we learned about his family having owned and operated the hotel for hundreds of years and saw some very interesting and beautiful artwork by local artists. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

My wife and I spent just over a week touring the Fjords and found the hotels we stayed in clean and friendly but lacking charm and quality (generally speaking) ...and then we stayed at Walaker !!!!

Wow, great location, great service, great room, great food the whole experience was fantastic. The owner (Ole Henrik) who is now the 10th generation to own and run the hotel spent a good 30mins with us on our first evening chatting about the local area etc and provides an overview of the history of the local area and tour of their art gallery each evening after dinner. The views from the hotel across the fjord are absolutely fantastic and I could (and did !) sit on the deck for hours just soaking them up.

Although there is a charming little cafe in Solvorn (the village is tiny) is closes at 7pm so unless you want to drive c10 - 15mins to the nearest alternative you have to eat in the restaurant. However, trust me in that this is no hardship !!! Yes, everyone has to sit down at the same time (7.30pm) and it is a set menu but the food was excellent and I would recommend eating there even if the village was flush with alternatives. Equally breakfast was plentiful, lots of variety and equally lots of locally produced food.

Our room was immaculate, large enough (and certainly big when compared to previous rooms we stayed in during our fly drive week) and the bed comfy. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout and the signal strength was very good.

There is a small beach just in front of the hotel should the sun shine and the ferry across the fjord equally departs c100m from the front door. Please do go across to visit the Urnes Stave church (you can go across on foot and its only a 25min walk ...although it is up hill) - you will need to pay to get in but they do offer a guided tour which takes c15mins and is well worth it.

The thing that was most awe-inspiring was the tranquillity, you could sit outside at night and not hear anyone or anything other than perhaps the occasional bird and often from miles away. Sometimes you are lucky enough to come across somewhere that is very special and for me both Solvorn and the Walaker hotel is that somewhere....i very much hope to return, and soon, but for now will have to make do with the photos. A big thank you to Ole and his team for making our few days so enjoyable.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Crowborough UK
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Beautiful old hotel and very friendly and helpful owners. It is very old however and the rooms are mostly small (old building) but characterful. There is no choice of menu but the food is of a very high standard. The new section next door is ugly and looks like a cheap motel, but at least it is low rise!

One of the family gave everyone who was interested an excellent talk after dinner about the history of the hotel and of Solvorn.

Solvorn is amazingly peaceful and if quiet is what you seek you will find it here!

Room Tip: The old hotel has much more character. The new part has much bigger rooms but they are a bit bleak w...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

If you want to visit just one of the old wooden hotels in Norway, this is the one!
This hotel owned and runned by a family for 9 generations, is a perfect place to relax and has outstanding surroundings: fjords, mountains, a small slowliving village and a beautiful old stavechurch on the other side of the fjord.
Book a table for the 4 course dinner, the food is superb!

We'll be back :)

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Room Tip: Corner room in the main house was amazing
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bergen
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15 reviews
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We were so happy that we had booked two nights at this jewel of a small hotel...and wished we had stayed longer. The weather was absolutely beautiful, which made it even better. The tiny village, the TV-free rooms, the lovely garden and the beautiful scenery all help create a very special atmosphere. Loved it!

Room Tip: The historic rooms are worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is a wonderful place to stay. We had a marvelous time there. It is set at the edge of a fjord in a lovely small village. The owner Ole Henrik, took time to visit with us and tell us about his family and their history there. The rooms are charmingly decorated. The food was excellent, and the staff were especially friendly and helpful. We only regretted that we were just there for one night.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norge
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19 reviews
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Expensive, but worth it. Lovely location, great and personal service, wonderful food, nice old-style room with up-to-date facilities and spotless clean. We did not want to leave and we will most certainly be back.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Walaker Hotell
Address: Solvorn 6879, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Sogn og Fjordane > Luster Municipality > Solvorn
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Solvorn
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Number of rooms: 22
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