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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a mom and pop hotel. We stayed in the family suite (room 1) and it was quite spacious. Bathrooms are good. Beds comfortable. Not most current decor but that didn't matter to us. Great location. There is no 24x7 desk clerk. Breakfast is self-serve. However the owners are very nice and very helpful.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

One night was one night to much. I didn't sleep because the hotel room was so old and dirty it creeped me out. The bathroom had spiderweb with flies and the shower curtain had old hair and was dirty. This is not a classic old hotel, its a run-down old hotel who need refurbishment! Maybe a TV-show come and save... More 

Thank Christine R
RC319, Owner at Hotel Dolen, responded to this review

We are sorry that our hotel did not meet your expectations. As stated in our desciption, we are the oldest hotel in the valley, built in 1921. All bathrooms has been tiled and rebuilt during the last 3-4 years, the rooms are kept in the late 70's style. We have more than 70 photos of the hotel and the surroundings... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Suitable for shooting any 'scary movie' this property offers moldy smells, worn beds, interior decor several decades old and a service - including self-serve breakfast from a refrigerator stocked by the staff the evening before (there is no staff present during night or morning) - that made sure I and my friends will never return. Ever.

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Arlesheim, Switzerland
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24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

An example where tripadvisor failed... This hotel is very run-down, the non-refurbished rooms are a catastrohpy, to be blunt... We got a refurbished once we complained, but the whole hotel smells like cold ashes, and the breakfast does not deserve to mentioned.

Thank Thomas K
RC319, Owner at Hotel Dolen, responded to this review

First of all, we are sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. Yes, our hotel is old, built in 1921, which is also stated in the online description. We have also tried to keep some of the aura from times past, by banning modern furniture, and using decorations and wallpapers in an old style, (especially in our... More 

Skien, Norway
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

I stayed here for one night only, outside the summer season, on a business trip. The hotel is situated more or less at the riverbank, just across the main road (which has little traffic) from the village centre. It must be a delightful place on a warm summer evening. The recent hotel dates back to ca. 1920, but there was... More 

Thank Normallyhappy2010
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2011

Cozy place and lovley staff, will certanly recommend this place to all my friends

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is sold, and close down is 21/12-2016. The new owner will reopen some time next year(2017) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Dolen

Address: T. Haavarstads Vei 3, Evje 4735, Norway
Region: Norway > Southern Norway > Aust-Agder > Evje og Hornnes Municipality > Evje
Price Range: $160 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“Do not come here ever.”
  • Bathroom - could at least hang new toilet paper before I arrived.
  • Room - old stains on carpet
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 of 5 bubbles 691christiner, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Some other hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Yatzy2010, 3 Dec 2014 | Read review
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