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Henningsvaer Rorbuer
Oslo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Poor value for money”
Reviewed 12 August 2009

Our stay was a disappointment after having visisted other 'rorbuer' in Lofoten. Fairly low standard and sub-optimal location. They seem to be practicing a 'charge what you can' policy (even toilet paper!). Note that there is a 10-15 min walk into town.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2007

I couldn't believe about the 2000 NOK for the hot tub which did not have the price advertised on the site, so I assumed it was free.

I also left with a bad case of bedbugs.

I was also surprised that they requested us to clean the room or pay for them to clean up after we left.

It seems to me that the management did as little as possible and relied on the beautiful setting to entice people to stay.

Stayed July 2007
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Reviewed 30 June 2006

Henningsvaer Rorbuer is a company that provides traditional fisherman cabins that have been renovated to include comfortable accomodations for tourists. Our cabin (number 19) was a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom with a small living area including kitchenette (stove, but no oven) and a small television. The views over the water were quite nice, but the living area was fairly small, especially for 4 people. The beds were comfortable. There was also a terrace for outdoor dining, unfortunately not with a view of the water.

While the accomodations were nice, we felt that the service was lacking and that the company had misleading advertising. On their webpage, it boasts a quayside wood-fired hot tub. We were of course very excited about this, but on arrival found out that it costs 2000 kr ($300) to use ...in order for them to heat and operate it! Who would even consider using it at this price? What a major disapointment! Another cost issue was when we rented a small motor boat for an hour, we were told that life jackets would cost extra. Would they seriously consider renting out a boat to tourists without providing them life jackets? This was just plain tacky.

In addition, we were not informed of construction going on next to our room. We were awoken on both mornings of our stay at 7:30 am with banging and sawing. Due to this, we complained and after negotiation, were able to receive the boat rental and life jackets taken off our bill.

While pleased with the location, Henningsvaer is a charming town, we would have to recommend finding another place to stay.

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Additional Information about Henningsvaer Rorbuer

Property: Henningsvaer Rorbuer
Address: Banhammaren 53, Henningsvaer 8312, Norway
Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Nordland > Lofoten Islands > Vagan > Henningsvaer
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Henningsvaer
Price range (per night): $212 - $373
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Henningsvaer Rorbuer has 26 fishermans cabins (Rorbu) for rent, and it has always been of the utmost importance to maintain the charm and atmosphere that make this idyllic setting. All the cabins has 1-2 bathrooms and a kitchen. In the summes season there is a 3 hour fishingtrips every day, leaving from Henningsvaer Rorbuer, ore you can rent smaller boats, (13-23 foot). - Reception office, sale of groceries and fishing tackle - Breakfast room/restaurant (only for larger groups) - 2 meeting rooms accommodating 50/10 persons (complete set of AV-aids) - Pub - Saunas, one wood-fired, one electric - Heated outdoor wooden bath tub ... more   less 
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