Accommodation was highly satisfactory. Comfortable common area. Friendly and helpful staff. Reasonable price. Would return. Adequate parking available. Highly recommended especially for the convenience of being in walking distance of railroad and shopping.
We stayed in this hotel for one night as we traveled the Scandinavian countries with Collette Travel Agency. The hotel was conveniently located as we rode the Flam Railroad and enjoyed the beauty. The only drawback was WiFi. We had to sit in the lobby to have access to WiFi.
It was a one night stay only but I had a really great time at this hotel. The staff was very nice, specially Namtan who works in the reception and was very kind to me. I can also say that it is a celiac friendly hotel because the staff provided gluten free food for me at the breakfast and all options were identified with the allergens. I would go back there for sure!
Hotel is very well located 2 minute walk from train and 3 minutes to ferry. Rooms are a decent size. Dinner and breakfast buffets were good but not excellent. Service was very good. We took the train from Oslo, stayed overnight in Flåm and took ferry to Bergen the next day. Definitely worth it to do it in 2 days.
This was the most expensive hotel of our 2 week trip through Norway - the same price as our 5 star in Oslo - - and clearly benefits from the fact that it is one of only two hotels in Flam. We booked a suite since we were travelling with two young children. The room was a reasonable size with a fjord view although there isn’t much of a clear view of the water given the trees, coaches and buildings in the way. The bed wasn’t particularly comfortable - the Norwegians seem to prefer a thin mattress topper on top of a divan base rather than a proper mattress. Being an old hotel, the soundproofing was pretty abysmal to the point that we could hear phone alarms and vibrations in the rooms around us. The shower was useless - alternated between hot and cold which wasn’t particularly pleasant.We also found lots of hairs in the bath on check in. While the reception staff were initially as appalled as us and promised compensation, they made no mention of it at check out and we had to remind them what they’d promised. We were refunded the cost of our dinner but had to pay for ‘alcoholic drinks’, in our case a non alcoholic beer! The dinner and breakfast buffets were very good but extremely busy. A beautiful setting and building but would recommend passing through rather than staying the night.…
Fantastic location but spoiled by always having a 5,500 berth cruise liner 200 metres away. Room ok but would have preferred a balcony. When we checked in the receptionist asked us if we would like to book a table for dinner. We asked what vegetarian options were available. She said none for the a la carte but for the £50 a head buffet they could do a Caesar salad without the chicken and anchovies! "You're probably better off to go to the Coop and buy food for your room" she said. So that's what we did for 2 nights. Then for breakfast (not much choice either) we asked for a hot chocolate and were charged £5 each for one. When we checked out we were told that they do have a reasonable vegetarian choice! Probably our worst ever vegetarian experience in 38 years!
We booked this hotel for two couples and a single. The couples got what they call "historic rooms" while our daughter was booked into an "American room." The historic rooms were just that, old historic furniture, but the bath was recently upgraded. Our room had a coffee maker but the "American room" only had instant. Our room had a view of the harbor. The breakfast was very good, as are most of the breakfasts in the Norwegian hotels.
Based on my experience of our stay here, if doing the Norway in a Nutshell Oslo to Bergen trip again in summer I would not do it with a night stopover in Flam. Instead I would press on to Bergen or stay a night in Voss. This is because the accommodation and eateries in Flam are so very restricted in number and(therefore?) quality. Also when it's cruise ships season just one cruise ship, dominates and spoils the beauty of the fjord views. This hotel was twice the price of our very good hotels in both Bergen and Oslo and we expected better than we got. Notably we did not get the room we booked. Instead of the deluxe double room we booked via Fjordtours with a balcony or garden door and a view of the fjord, we were given ( after a wait for the hotel's 4pm check-in)a back room facing a hill slope close by and a public footpath running in front- so when the light had to go on you had to close the curtains. Management could only offer a repurposed 4th floor single room, with a dormer window facing the front, as an alternative which we took on the basis that it was lighter. But this was not a satisfactory alternative. Equally the restaurant was disappointing- very dark, cramped and crowded. On offer were just a 4 course set menu (765DK) or a buffet (595NK). We opted for the buffet but it was a bit of a bun fight with so many people and lack lustre food. Thank goodness the management agreed not to charge us for the meal by way of addressing our room concerns.…
We did a round trip by train, ship and bus from Oslo to Trondheim and back.On our second day we travelled on the Flam railway and then spent a night here before taking a boat across the fjord. The room was comfortable and I appreciated the fact there was a bath, all our other hotels had just showers. The breakfast was very good choices of fruit, pastries, cereals, eggs, pancakes etc , The room had two armchairs and a desk chair and plenty of storage space and our room had French windows , and when we stepped out on to the garden there was a great view of the hills,
The Fretheim Hotel is a nice property in Flam, Norway where we recently spent one night. Flam is a super small village with beautiful views. The gentleman who checked us in was not pleasant, which set the wrong tone for us. We had the dinner buffet and were impressed with it. The breakfast buffet however, not so much though. It’s a good hotel for one night, traveling between cities. I wouldn’t personally stay longer than that.