Kviknes - Balestrand

Kviknevegen 8, Balestrand, Norway, 5850show map
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Overview

The 4-star Kviknes Hotel provides guests with a traditional accommodation featuring 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service and laundry. Operating in Balestrand since 1913, this hotel features historic architecture and modern comforts.

The hotel is set within a 10-minute walk from the city center. The venue is located 272 km from Oslo.

Jostedalsbreen National Park is 58 km of the property, while Briksdal Glacier is around 54 km away.

Kviknes Hotel can be reached in a 40-minute drive from Haukasen airport.

Rooms

Staying at Kviknes Hotel guests can make use of a mini bar, cable TV, a refrigerator, a sitting area and a DVD player supplied in the rooms. Some rooms offer a splendid view over the mountain. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

Guests can order Swiss meals at the large restaurant. Located in a shopping area, Kviknes Eating and Drinking and Balholm Bar and Bistro serve a wide range of meals.

Services

There are currency exchange, a storage room and a souvenir shop at guests' disposal.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a sundeck and an indoor swimming pool. A gym and gymnastics classes as well as hiking and fishing are provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   194.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Solarium

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Open-air bath

Room view

  • City view
  • Lake view
  • Water view

Room features

  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
4 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Balestrand Tourist InformationBalestrand Tourist Information500 ftKaien
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Balholm Bar and BistroBalholm Bar and Bistro100 ftKviknevegen 8
Kviknes Eating and DrinkingKviknes Eating and Drinking100 ftKviknevegen 6
Pilgrim RestaurantPilgrim Restaurant400 ftGolden House Gallery
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Hopperstad Stave ChurchHopperstad Stave Church9.1 miVik
Hopperstad StavkirkeHopperstad Stavkirke9.2 miHopperstad
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Getting around
Airports
Haukasen (SOG)20.2 mi
Bringeland (FDE)27.7 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  117  reviews

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Location
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Rooms
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Service
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Dining
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    It is located nicely at the Sognefjord. However, as I stayed there only for one night, there isn't much else to report.

    Compared to other hotels I stayed during a trip around western Norway, i found this hotel quite a bit overpriced.

  • 9.6
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    Beautiful hotel, lovely setting. Historic furniture and artifacts well worth seeing. We took lots of pictures, both inside and outside. Fine view of fjord from balcony of 7th floor room. Breakfast buffet is excellent. Balestrand is one of the most picturesque towns I've seen, and the Kviknes is the centerpiece -- it looks good even from the hiking trails up above the town. We're very glad we chose to stay at the Kviknes.

    Dinner in the main dining room is a bit expensive.

  • 9.6
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    We stayed in 4 hotels during our trip and this was the one we enjoyed the most. The setting, the staff, the design and decor of the hotel were wonderful We appreciated and enjoyed a small tour of the public rooms and artwork by one of the staff. Our room was one with a view which was breathtaking. Our room was quiet and the beds were comfortable. The complimentary breakfast included hot and cold dishes and was great. The expensive buffet in the dining room in the evening offered a large and tasty variety. We found the prices of restaurant food in Norway to be quite expensive and this was no exception.

    It would be nice to have the setup for coffee and tea in the room.

  • 9.6
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    We stayed in the modern section of the hotel in a standard room with a fabulous view of the Fjord. Breakfast was in the historical part of the hotel which has been well perserved and we were fortunate enough to have a completely sunny day with coffee on the veranda and the breathtaking views of the Fjord. Four of us had an excellent casual dinner in the lobby bar area. Both evening and morning walks along the water near the hotel were very beautiful and peaceful. The hotel is located very near the ferry terminal which made easy access for the ferry to the Glacier and then back connecting with the express ferry to Bergen. This was an excellent hotel run by very professional staff.

    Great location - great hotel

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Have stayed before - we chose it as we have relatives we were visiting in the area. Overall standards are excellent. Would really appreciate a kettle (water boiler) and tea and coffee facilities in the room.

    No drinks facilities in the rooms.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The food was surprisingly good. Plentiful, great choice, fresh and tasty. The evening buffet beats most hotels I've stayed at (and I've been to many...). Like many other things in Norway the Buffet was expensive but really worth the money.

    The reception staff was quite poor and lacked knowledge of tours in the area. One very important point: The hotel caters to large groups of tourists. We could not escape the feeling that those groups got the better view rooms and enjoyed dramatically lower prices. One can understand the price advantage but the fact they got the better view rooms was frustrating. Bookings.com should put pressure on hotels to avoid such situations!

  • 6.2
    Good

    Good views from rooms on upper floors. Clean.

    Straight from the ferry and into a modern hotel reception. Room in a concrete bunker with corridors in desperate need of renovation. The restaurant is in the reception area and we started wondering where the historical hotel was. Misleading information from the reception desk meant we only discovered the old part by accident. Very, very expensive for what it is.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The hotel is located in a paradise. Beautiful

    Personal not always helpful. Restaurant bar closed at 10 pm. We arrived from one excursion just 5 min before 10. We asked for something to eat, just a sanwich. But answer from service was a big no.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The breakfast and evening buffets are excellent, as well as the service. The breakfast is included and the dinner is about $92 per person for a huge variety of food from seafood, salad, hot foods, cheeses, desserts, etc.

    The hotel is large and charming but the rooms are dated and beds are very average considering the price per room. If possible, stay in the "new" part from 1970's, as the bathrooms have been updated and we understand that the bedrooms in the original part of the hotel are very dated and dusty. Be ready to spend a lot of money in Norway but remember to enjoy the views of the Fjords and glaciers which are beautiful (makes one forget about the beds).

  • 7.0
    Very good

    location is best, the staff is best, the view is best,

    the price is very high.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Spectacular surroundings and the old part of the hotel is also spectacular, a really nice dinner too.

    The new part of the hotel bears all signs of being from the 60ties externally as well as being outdated inside

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    My wife and I stayed here on a package holiday to see the sights of Norway.

    What an excellent location, so nice, so friendly. Everything was so perfect.

    Nothing negative about this hotel.

    • Beautiful views from our hotel balcony
  • 10.0
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    I stayed in this beautiful hotel last week.

    The staff were attentive at all times, the food was excellent and the room was clean & comfortable.

    None.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  117 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 4 Star Hotels in Norway

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
4 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Haukasen (SOG)20.2 mi
Bringeland (FDE)27.7 mi
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