We were driving on route from Bergen to Oslo and stopped for an evening / night at this hotel. Eidfjord is a frequently used stopover by many tourists and locals as it is the gateway to the beautiful ...
We were driving on route from Bergen to Oslo and stopped for an evening / night at this hotel. Eidfjord is a frequently used stopover by many tourists and locals as it is the gateway to the beautiful and spectacular Hardangerfjord area. It is also one of the stopovers in the "Norway in a Nutshell" tour itinerary.
Firstly, the location is lovely. At the end of a series of winding roads at the foot of a mountain. Very scenic and beautiful surroundings. The building itself is quite charming externally. All white. similar to the hotel in Flam. However, as in many Norwegian hotels, the exterior is usually not a reflection of the quality of the hotel.
This is an old hotel. Hence, don't expect much of the modern amenities other than the basic wifi (quite slow), TV (limited channels), and hot water shower. The suite that I had did not even have a phone! No bathrobes, and the hotel management uses a very artificial scent in the room that is way too over-powering and can be nauseating.
The room itself was quite large, but old and tired looking. It was also quite dusty and in need of a thorough spring cleaning. There was only one small heater in the room, which I thought was inadequate given the room size and the fact that it was still late winter in Norway. The bed was too soft and clearly quite old already.
Reception was generally ok, but not outstanding. Breakfast was so-so.
Overall, I would give this hotel a miss. There might be better ones in nearby areas such as in Geilo or Hardanger or Ulvik or even Flam (though that hotel there is also way over-rated).