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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The location of the hotel is its best feature as it is nestled near to both the Geirangerfjord and the Nordfjord. The hotel itself is perfectly good, doubly so given its reasonable prices, our room was comfortable, the breakfasts tasty and the dining room has a spectacular view that can't be beaten.

Thank Stephen B
Brisbane, Australia
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119 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Fantastic outlook on the fjord. Rooms were not much to write home about. They did have a balcony. The staff were a little abrupt and not happy that we were eating in our rooms. ( There was no room service or meal offered that night) We asked for eating utensils to eat the dinner purchased at 7/11 across the road... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Between Oslo, Bergen, Flam, and Geiranger this was easily the best night of sleep and overall hotel of the bunch. The room is spacious and comes with free breakfast. For dinner options they have both a buffet (we weren't impressed) and a la cart dinner options. The only down side is that Raftevold is an 1.5-1.75 hours from Geiranger but... More 

Thank Butler294
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were very pleased to find out that our stay will be on such beautiful place. The hotel is excellent, helpful staff, the view of the lake (the deepest in Europe) is adorable. Certainly would come again if visiting the Geiranger area.

Thank magneticspace
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

A small countryside hotel with good accomodation, good dining and a great breakfast. The assortement of beer from small breweries was exiting, and the dinner surprisingly good. All in all a good place to stay. And the wiew over Hornindalsvatnet and the surrounding mountains are breathtaking!

Thank Dan-Erik D
Evanston, Illinois
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Since I had difficulty finding a place in Geiranger or Stryn, I selected this place in Hornindal -- 'deepest lake in Europe'. I'm glad I did...Fantastic view! (I had room #404 with a balcony overlooking the lake)... There isn't much to do or see in Hornindal, but it was a perfect 1 night stay as I drove through Norway... Breakfast... More 

Thank LanceAF
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We arrived after crossing Strynefjellet with a car. The ride over Strynefjell is fantastic an puts you in a mode that's prolonged when you arrive at the hotel. The interior of the hotel is beautiful and the service is excellent. A highly recommende hotel to stay for a night. But not for two nights. There isn't much to do in... More 

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Jens19812013, Geschäftsführer at First Hotel Raftevold, responded to this review

Thank you for your pleasent feedback here on TRIPADVISOR! We wish you warm welcome back in the future! More 

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7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I travel extensively across the world and you will go far to get such personal attention and really just friendly people who want you to enjoy your stay. Magnificent views. Value for money accommodation. Loved it! P.s. Getting here can be a bit of a challenge. Small aeroplanes and bad weather can be a bit of a challenge.

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Milan, Italy
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70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We've just spent two nights in this hotel and we enjoyed our stay. The hotel overlooks the lake (unfortunately our room faced the road), but because of the bad weather we couldn't appreciate the view. Our room was spacious and clean, with a small balcony and a large bathroom with shower. Wifi worked fine. Curtains were super thick so the... More 

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Jens19812013, Geschäftsführer at First Hotel Raftevold, responded to this review

Thank you for completing Tripadvisor regarding your recent stay at our property. Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back... More 

Goa, India
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84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

THIS IS NOT A FULL HOTEL REVIEW AS WE JUST STOPPED FOR 2 HOURS FOR BREAKFAST. But as the place was nice and we got a great welcome I wanted to write about it. Despite being in a group and affecting the hotel service, the staff was very friendly and we had a great breakfast with cakes and hot chocolate.... More 

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Thank you for completing Tripadvisor regarding your recent stay at our property. Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
First Hotel Raftevold has been providing a personalized and friendly service to international guests for more than 145 years. It is situated at the eastern end of the Hornindal Lake, the deepest lake in Europe (514 m) and on the renowned tourist route between the Briksdal glacier and the Geiranger fjord. In 1867 Ola M. Raftevold bought an old boathouse and converted it into a coach inn. First Hotel Raftevold is a modern tourism hotel run according to a long tradition of hospitality and homely atmosphere. 44 well equipped bedrooms, spacious public rooms, a restaurant, a café, a lounge & bar and several meeting rooms. First Hotel Raftevold is also an excellent central point for excursions by car or bus to famous tourist attractions in the surrounding area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about First Hotel Raftevold

Address: Hornindal 6763, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Sogn og Fjordane > Hornindal
Price Range: ₹ 5,552 - ₹ 10,556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — First Hotel Raftevold 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Best Western Sogn Og Fjordane
Sogn Og Fjordane Best Western
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“Rooms facing the lake get an excellent view.”
 of 5 bubbles J1137CEstephenb, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a view! (even if it costs more)”
  • settling into the room (view of tv, desk, chair, balcony...)
  • morning balcony view (from room #404)
  • View from my room (#404)
 of 5 bubbles LanceAF, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Basically two room categories: With a view to the beautiful lake, or to the (not too noisy) street.”
 of 5 bubbles espent2013, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“view over the lake”
 of 5 bubbles euronald, 25 May 2015 | Read review
“balcony room on the second floor”
 of 5 bubbles trynwin, 29 Aug 2014 | Read review
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