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Farris Bad

Larvik,  Norway

Farris Bad enjoys a great location by the beach in Larvik, just 1.5 hours from Oslo and 15 minutes from Oslo Torp Airport. With one foot on land and the other in the water, Farris Bad is a unique spa hotel with the largest spa facilities in Scandinavia.

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Farris Bad

79% of travellers recommended this hotel

Based on 698 traveller reviews
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Sleep Quality
4
Value
4.5
Service
4.5
Location
4.5
Rooms
5

Great Experience

Saturday, August 20, 2016, Largo, Florida, LTT932

My daughter and I stayed at Farris Bad for five wonderful days. First advice, pay the extra for at least a superior room if you can, as that's the least expensive way to get an outside view. Standard…

My daughter and I stayed at Farris Bad for five wonderful days. First advice, pay the extra for at least a superior room if you can, as that's the least expensive way to get an outside view. Standard rooms, even with balcony, do not view the water directly. A deluxe, such as I had, boasts a view of the fjord and nearby towns I will never forget. There is a shipyard across the way, but it is some distance and off to one side - didn't bother me at all. The room itself was very comfortable, and one luxury was to soak in the deep tub while looking out over the fjord. I miss that bathtub! The front desk staff and most of the restaurant staff were very professional and eager to make our stay the best. Meta, in particular, could not have been more helpful and has a delightful personality. The spa hostesses, however... were another matter. Most had attitudes that were off-putting and felt fake. The sauna and steam bath rituals as mentioned in an earlier review were included for hotel guests, as was entrance to the spa and the breakfast (that we found terrific). Everyone should try at least one of the rituals. I also recommend at least one dip in the fjord if only to say you did it. The classes were disappointing, since one was not Pilates as promised but something else (not sure what) and the other I tried, a yoga class, was overcrowded - seemed with locals - so impossible to see the instructor. To make it more difficult both were taught only in Norwegian, so we had to watch our neighbors to guess what we should do. Of course, I was next to a lady with her own agenda. We each had two treatments which are expensive but worthwhile, in our opinion. The spa facilities themselves were amazing. We tried them all. Hard to pick a favorite, but the outside jacuzzi during a light drizzle was memorable, and the views over the fjords from pools and saunas could not be better. The mineral "cave" with heated spring water felt therapeutic and quiet, except when a few loud older teens came in, Minimum age to go in the spa was 16, so most of the time it was more adult. On the whole, the spa is beautiful. It's convenient that a grocery store and pharmacy are right next door in a small shopping center. Local Norwegians could not have been more friendly, One couple gave me a ride back from Molen (35 miles -or was it kilometers?- south) so I wouldn't have to take the bus back to FB. Another offered to drive us to Oslo, our next stop. These people and Farris Bad left me feeling impressed with Norway.

Owner Response

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hi LTT932, Thank you for a great review! We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at Farris Bad, and liked Norway. I agree with you, if you have the chance book a superior og deluxe room. Welcome back. Kind regards Cecilia Berg Hotel Manager

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5

Highly Recommended

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, Helsinki, Finland, JkGriffin

The hotel has a slight improvement oportunity with the breakfast. Would ideally see more to choose from, but the food was very good. Very nice location, very nice facilities and very serviceminded…

The hotel has a slight improvement oportunity with the breakfast. Would ideally see more to choose from, but the food was very good. Very nice location, very nice facilities and very serviceminded and pleasant staff. Stayed one night at this hotel, but would strongly suggest a minimum of two nights to get the most out of the stay. Very relaxing and comfortable stay. Higly recommended.

Owner Response

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hi JkGriffin, Thank you for a great review. Happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at Farris Bad, and that you liked our food and spa. Welcome back! Kind regards Cecilia Berg Hotel Manager

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4

Fabulous location

Tuesday, August 09, 2016, Oslo, Norway, Ullert

The hotel is a destination in it self. Just a few minutes walk from the train station, the hotel is situated on the shoreline and the view across the sea is endless. Did not have time for the SPA as t…

The hotel is a destination in it self. Just a few minutes walk from the train station, the hotel is situated on the shoreline and the view across the sea is endless. Did not have time for the SPA as this was a business trip. But, all meals (lunch, dinner, breakfast) where of high quality and really tasty. Loved the decor and interior of the whole hotel. Very friendly staff.

Owner Response

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thank you, Ullert for a great review. I would recommend you to visit our spa next time you stay at Farris Bad. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Cecilia Berg Hotel Manager

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4

The rating should be 4.5

Monday, August 08, 2016, Los Angeles, California, Mozo4ever

Beautiful site with breathtaking view. We enjoyed it very much and would come back if we had that opportunity. There were some small "lapses" and there is a room for improvement (there always is, is'…

Beautiful site with breathtaking view. We enjoyed it very much and would come back if we had that opportunity. There were some small "lapses" and there is a room for improvement (there always is, is'n it? Certainly a bell boy and a valet would be nice for the older travelers.

Owner Response

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thank you, Mozo4ever for a great review! We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at Farris Bad. I agree with you, the view is fantastic! Hope to see you again. Kind regards Cecilia Berg Hotel Manager

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4

Sweat it out

Monday, August 08, 2016, Oslo, Norway, great_squasher

Great SPA with several different saunas (herbal, Finnish, steam), pools, jazuccis and baths. You can enjoy the sauna and then jump into the sea. A couple of times a day they perform a sauna ritual wit…

Great SPA with several different saunas (herbal, Finnish, steam), pools, jazuccis and baths. You can enjoy the sauna and then jump into the sea. A couple of times a day they perform a sauna ritual with oils and towels which was pretty interesting. The SPA is included for hotel guests. It is extra cost for treatments. The SPA is open to the public. The hotel rooms are small but nice and updated. Comfortable beds. Had a superior room with a small private balcony overlooking the public beach. Will choose the same room next time. Look for deals on their home page. The breakfast was a bit disappointing knowing this hotel keeps a high standard. With only one coffee station it takes time before you get your morning fix during peak hours and it gets crowded. Parking is not included (180 NOK per night in the hotel garage). There's several restaurants within minutes of the hotel. Nice location and great staff.

Owner Response

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hi great_squasher, Thank you for a great review. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at Farris Bad. Welcome back! Kind regards Cecilia Berg Hotel Manager

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