Kviknes - Balestrand61.20894, 6.53777
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best 4 Star Hotels in Norway
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.
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.
There are currency exchange, a storage room and a souvenir shop at guests' disposal.
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.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Public parking is possible on site for free.
Number of floors: 8. Number of rooms: 194.
On-site car park
24-hour room service
Bar/ Lounge area
Indoor swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Table tennis
- 24-hour room service
- Car rental
- Bicycle rental
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Shops/Commercial services
- Newspaper service
- Bell staff/Porter
- Snack bar
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Packed lunches
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- 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
- Open-air bath
- City view
- Lake view
- Water view
- VIP room facilities
- Sitting area
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Direct dial telephone
- AM/FM alarm clock
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 2 Single beds
In the Room
- City landmarks
Rating by category:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
location is best, the staff is best, the view is best,
the price is very high.
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
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.