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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been staying during summer more last 7 years. So now I feel like another home in Norway. Staff is friendly and nice. Someone wrote " Employees were mostly foregn" though they are immigrant but now Norwegian citizens. They live there, they speak Norwegian, they know Norwegian lives same as England, USA, some other countries where accept immigrants. Food is...

Thank Jolivert8
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We have considered a trip with HF holidays and our hotel would be the Brakanes but we are having second thoughts about booking because apparently even though we are willing to pay for an upgrade and a view on a first come, first serve basis, the hotel will not guarantee the rooms. !!!!!! NOT HAPPY

Thank Nina G
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Was here for a weekend with my family with 12 members, 4 rooms. The staff was friendly and smiling, but mostly foreign, except in the lobby. They war helpful and understanding. The weekend buffet is good. Starters and dessert had lots of choices. But the buffet was the same all weekend. Non Norwegian specialties. Breakfast was standard, where the was...

Thank therese k
Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016

A fabulous hotel serving a great selection of food for breakfast and evening meal. Most rooms have a balcony overlooking the fjord - what a view!! Reasonable sized swimming pool and well kept gardens. However, rooms are looking a little tired and need an upgrade including the ensuite. Well worth a short stay if only to experience the view from...

Thank Muso147
Los Angeles
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Directly on Hardangerfjord, the hotel offers dazzling views. My room was a single with a fjord view, and a large balcony with two (?) chairs. The double bed was two twins pushed together, which is standard practice. It was comfortable. The room was small, but fine, with good lighting and enough outlets for charging. Storage was minimal. There was a...

Thank busyflying
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I travelled with HF Holidays on their discovery holiday. The brakanes hotel was fantastic, peaceful and clean. My room had a panoramic view which was such a treat and so relaxing. The breakfasts and dinners were delicious, healthy with a lot of choice. The staff were polite, friendly and very helpful with any problems and very prompt to fix problems....

Thank Mavis A
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Wonderful location with stunning views of the fjord. Many one night stop-overs of large groups. The food was boring and fairly bland and the virtually the same each night. The room had no ventilation and very limited storage space, so I had to live out of a suitcase for a week.

1Thank Peter L
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Went on a walking trip around Ulvik and stayed in this hotel. The location in amazing, right next to the fjord and breathtaking views. Rooms (single for me) are ok, if not to modern, but clean and well taken care of. Meals are solid and not very imaginative, but they have gluten free alternatives. There are bus loads is Asian...

Thank LE v
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The HF walking holiday booked this hotel for me when going on a walking holiday with a group. I was very disappointed when I entered the room. It was the standard of a 2* hotel! The room was very tiny. I could not find a space to put my luggage. The furniture looked old and shabby. The room overlooked a...

Thank latifa A
Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Great view on the fjord, close to a Nice little city (Ulvik) but with a Limited attractiveness. Old hôtel however with lots of tourists ans tour operators. Personnel is Nice. Good for a night on the way to another place in the fjords of Norway.

Thank Frederic M

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brakanes Hotel in Ulvik, Hardanger, is the ideal choice not only for holidays and breaks, but also for conferences, functions and parties. In addition to our well-appointed guest rooms and comfortable, welcoming reception rooms, we also have a separate conference centre for up to 500 people. The hotel enjoys a unique setting in Ulvik by the beautiful Hardangerfjord, surrounded by mountains, orchards, the sparkling sea and an equally sparkling cultural landscape. A fantastic range of activities is also available throughout the year for both groups and individuals. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brakanes Hotel

Address: Promenade 1, 5730, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Hardanger > Ulvik Municipality
Price Range: $221 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brakanes Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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Also Known As:
Rica Brakanes Ulvik
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“During summer is busiest time so I recommend to pay extra to get Fjord view.”
Jolivert8, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room with a view if you can get it!”
ninag884, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room overlooking fjord”
Muso147, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the Fjord”
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  • unsafe plug
  • Tiny room
  • Shabby table
  • shower with no shower tray
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549latifaa, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“get a room with a balcony”
bobbinrobin41, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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