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Redondo Beach, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drive our rental car and took the ferry to Balestand. Easy drive up the road to the hotel, great location just near the end of town, free parking, easy short walk to the restaurants and sites. We booked a Fiord view upper floor room, great room, with a view of the water and a balcony. Great to site out... More 

Thank John S
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wonderful stay for our honeymoon! The hotel really does have old world charm in abundance. Right on the fjord which is great for a refreshing (if very cold) dip. The rooms are well equipped and in a classic style - not for you if you're wanting ultra modern. The food was varied and there was lots of it. We had... More 

Thank laura W
Seattle, Washington
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130 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

A 5-minute walk from the ferry dock. The staff picks up your bags on arrival so that you don't have to pull your luggage up the hill.  Look for the green Volvo wagon.  Free WiFi.  Friendly, very helpful staff. Small, basic, yet comfortable rooms. Sitting room with books, a few games, and complimentary afternoon tea. Free basic breakfast (cereal, fruit... More 

Thank CircleTheWorld
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Unique,old-style hotel, with lots of character. Large spacious public areas including an expansive deck. Our room was large with sitting area and bedroom; spacious bathroom; large deck with two doors out to the deck. Wonderful fresh air for sleeping because of the two doors to the deck. Squeaky floors added to the charm. The beds were too soft to the... More 

Thank Debbie V
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stayed in the Balestrand Hotel at the beginning of July. We paid a little extra for a fjord-side room, and were so pleased we did. The view from the room (or indeed the balcony) was truly spectacular. The staff (mainly mother and daughters) were friendly and very helpful, the breakfasts were good and the sitting area was a lovely... More 

Thank SuffolkCountryman
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

If you want the fjords nearby, but also like a quiet peaceful location, Balestrand is ideal as is the hotel of the same name. If coming by ferry, the hotel staff will transport your luggage while you stroll about five minutes to the hotel. Unna-Marie the proprietor was always helpful and gave us great tips for hiking and biking. We... More 

Thank forego
Chicago, IL
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135 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We loved our entire 3 night stay. The service is absolutely wonderful! At check-in, Unni-Maria greeted us warmly and spent time helping us to plan our activities. We are avid hikers so she recommended the Waterfall Hike and the Raudmelen Hike – both excellent. And she loaned us trekking poles which were extremely helpful since Raudmelen is rather steep. The... More 

Thank Krista S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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345 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I really appreciated the owners picking up our bags upon arriving from the ferry, allowing a nice stroll from the harbour into town. I love the hotel is family run and all the staff were warm and accommodating, great for tips on walks and things to do. Our room was meticulously clean and cozy comfy, plus had a small patio... More 

Thank Jamie K
Palm Harbor, Florida
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We really enjoyed all aspects of our experience with this smaller hotel in Balestrand. This family run establishment is very interested in assuring a positive stay. The views are stunning from the fjord rooms. The beds are very comfortable. Your luggage is taken from ferry stop to the hotel for you. It is a short walk to town. Loved our... More 

Thank FLBergie
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had a top floor fjord view room - very nice to hear the ocean. The inn has a large common room with books and interesting local artwork. Very good breakfast. Gracious hosts met us at the dock, service was great, and the place is well maintained.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Balestrand Hotel

Address: Kong Beles veg 41, Balestrand 6899, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Sogn og Fjordane > Balestrand
Number of rooms: 30
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“Go for the Fiord view upper floors”
 of 5 bubbles B7347BUjohns, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the old part if you want the experience of an old hotel but no elevator. Face the fjord. Decks large.”
 of 5 bubbles 146debbiev, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Splurge and get a fjord view room. The views are stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles kkmengland, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had 2 rooms on the back side. So not the big view, but then we weren't there to spend our days in the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 701whitb, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go for the fjord side rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles davep44, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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