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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is absurdly beautiful. The room is comfortable, quiet. But the coffee break is terrible, There is not much choice of fruits, juices, paes, eggs For the price I believe that the coffee should be equal to the wonderful place The check in is 15 but o check out is 12, it's terrible

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Excellent location, with beautiful scenery. Our room was ample and very comfortable which was quite unexpected. The staff is friendly and helpful with our questions and to cater to our needs. Breakfast was average but with plenty of food.

Thank vilar30
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Vangsgaarden Guest house is quaint and unpretentious, located in Aurland at the edge of the fjord. We stayed in one of the cottages which is right at the water's edge. The cottages are slightly rustic but comfortable, well heated and include kitchens. There's a loft as well as a bedroom and could sleep 4. As suggested by prior TripAdvisor reviewers,...

Thank patluck
Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Excellent breakfast offered, bread was delicious and the goat cheese! Adjacent restaurant Duehuset served very tasty local food. Inside the guesthouse, it was well cared for and clean. The breakfast house Aabelheim is quite charming, full of old photographs and memorabilia to look at as you eat. We were there over a weekend and on a Sunday, very few places...

1Thank Jesfa
BC, anada
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were very pleased at our choice of Vangsgaarden, a small inn in the centre of the lovely village of Aurland. As we found Norway extremely expensive, rather than booking one of their cabins we chose to stay in the one-storey inn, with a view of the fjord over their small and convenient parking lot. We found very at home...

1Thank Judy N
Westerly, Rhode Island
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stayed in Cabin/Cottage #5 and it was absolutely lovely! The size from the outside is deceiving; my husband and I thought it was much larger/spacious on the inside (as well as clean and adorable). The most obvious aspect about this cabin is THE VIEW! My goodness... it's amazing. Every time I walked out of the bathroom and looked out...

2Thank Courtneyquinn
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Aurland is a beautiful little village with some picture perfect scenery all around. The lush hills, babbling river and the fjord views make this place truly delightful. Vangsgarden is extremely well located and one can catch a bus from Flam that would drop u to the Aurland bus stop. Vangsgarden is a 2 min walk from the bus stop. There...

Thank Jovi_traveller
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Spectacular views and quite reasonable too. The cottages are better than the rooms. They look out directly to the fjord, you can hear the water lapping at the walls. There's a gas, an oven, utensils and cutlery so you can even cook your own stuff. Everything is picture postcard pretty.

Thank Saurabh K
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

When we were booking in the Flam area this was the only lodging available. We had a nice room with ensuite and you can eat here as well if you wish. If you take the local road up the mountain there are fabulous views of the fjord.

Thank David G
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Out of 4 different hotels during a roadtrip in southern Norway,- this place totally topped the scale. The location is stunning and the hole place is extremely original, quaint, quirky and fantastic charming. Great and very friendly service, nice rooms but a little small. The restaurant "Dueslaget" was what the real Norway is all about,- rustic, cosy and a superb...

Thank Landolt

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri is situated in Aurland, a small town idyllically placed in the innermost corner of the Sognefjord. Here at Vangsgaarden, the Ohnstad-Stigen family has welcomed guests for several generations and the hotel has preserved traditions that go all the way back to the 18th century. At our restaurant, Duehuset, you can taste some of the local food our town is known for. Vangsgaarden offers rooms, a restaurant and a variety of activities. Our hotel is located right in the middle of some of Norway's most powerful nature experiences like the Flam Railway, the Naeroyfjord and the Aurlandsdalen Valley. ROOMS In our hotel wing we have 18 rooms with beautiful views. In our garden by the fjord we have 6 cabins that are suitable for 4-5 persons. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vangsgaarden

Address: Nedstagata 1, 5745, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Sogn og Fjordane > Aurland Municipality
Price Range: $183 - $426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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Vangsgaarden Hotel Aurland Municipality
Vangsgaarden Western Fjords
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“We loved cottage #6”
  • Sunset seen from window
  • Evening view of fjord from window
patluck, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a room with a fjord view.”
jjudynor, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing towards the fjord”
Landolt, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The cabins are for larger parties (4 or more people) but the views are unbeatable. Ask for cabin #6 for the best view.”
wens2015, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“get a room with a view”
imtravellingsoiexist, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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