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Reviewed June 3, 2015

Pros : - Location, location, location - fantastic views.
- Historical Museum on site and lots of Historical Photos and Antiques on
display in the Hotel itself.
- Friendly, helpful Staff.
- Large Room.
- Excellent shower.
- Decent Buffets for both Breakfast and Dinner

Cons: - No Wi-fi in Room and patchy in reception areas.
- Curtains too light.
- No kettle or Tea / Coffee in the Room.

We arrived to the Stalheim in the evening. I had seen photos of the views and location online but nothing compares to seeing it in reality. The Location and views are stunning.

Check in was quick and relaxed. Room was fantastic - very large with a great view of the valley. Windows v modern and large and opened completely which was great to take photos.

Dinner was Buffet which can be served in one of 2 dining rooms. The one with the view of the valley is much nicer and luckily we were there on the second night. The Manager advised us to book a time before the Tour Groups staying there which we did. Great variety and good quality of food. Stand outs were the Salmon in White Wine Sauce which was excellent and the Deer Stew. Good selection of salads, breads, cheeses and Desserts. The Buffets were constantly re-filled by the chefs while we were eating. Had a French Red Wine from the Wine List which was comparatively reasonably priced considering that this is Norway.

Beds comfortable but I found it a little difficult to sleep due to the light material of the Curtains in the room and the fact that in Norway it does not get properly dark at night.

Breakfast was Buffet with a great selection however not very much Fresh Fruit. The Hotel also allows you to make up a lunch to take with you from the Breakfast Buffet which is a good option.

The Hotel recommends several walks and provides maps and directions. We walked part of the Brekkedalen Walk but there was still thick snow so we turned back. We walked the King's Highway and my husband did the Hike to the Nali Farm. There are also 2 lovely Waterfalls just down the windy road from the Hotel which are worth the walk.

During the day the Hotel was quiet one the Tour Buses left and there are lounges with floor to ceiling windows with views of the Mountains and Valleys to relax in. There are also quiet corners in the Lounges with open fires for more privacy - perfect after dinner. We had 2 Beers from the Bar which were fine but it would have been nicer if they had been served with Beer Mats and maybe some nuts / nibbles & napkins.

The Hotel has a gift shop which is Duty Free and has a good selection.

There is a private Museum on-site with older buildings and a decent collection of artifacts which can be viewed if there are 10 or more people. Although we were only 2, as we expressed a wish to see the Museum- we were allowed to tag along with a Norwegian Group and we were given a print-out guide in English. Well worth it.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Stalheim. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Special Thanks to Mr. Dugstad (Manager) who had answered my questions by email beforehand, Elin on Reception and to Mrs. Tonneberg (Owner) who allowed us to tag along on her Museum Tour.

Verdict - Well worth the overnight stop on the Norway in a Nutshell Tour or on the way from Flam to Bergen.

Room tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor with a view of the valley.
Date of stay: May 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Greekwife10
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Reviewed May 31, 2015

It is not a new hotel if that is what you are looking for then you are in the wrong place but if you want an unbelievable view and nice rooms then you picked the right place. I do not understand how some folks can say it is old, well no kidding....this building was built in 1960 it is not showy from the outside but I felt that the rooms were nice and we were very lucky to have a corner room with a patio. To sit outside and look at the wonderful view, was very special. It was so nice to enjoy it when there was not tons of people coming on the tour buses but they do have them come to appreciate the views.... if you are fortunate to be there when it is peaceful it was very nice. We were there a night when they only had the dinner buffet and it was nice...a little bit more than we were looking to spend but it is the only show in town so you do not have a choice. The food was very tasty and again you get to sit and look out at some of the most spectacular views you can imagine. The gift shop was worth going to as the have many of the same items you will find other places but with out all the crowds. They also have some interesting items displayed in & around the lobby that are worth looking at if you have the time. The wifi was only available in the lobby areas and even then it was a bit spotty....This is a wonderful place to stay at and worth the trip getting to it....

Room tip: You must ask for a room with a view it is very important when staying at this hotel
Date of stay: May 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Clttravelor
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Reviewed May 24, 2015

View is amazing, yes. Rooms are drab and the bar offers 2 red wines, neither good. Dinner buffet in a cavernous room was awful and $103 for two (790 NOK). Unless you hike there's nothing to do nearby. We checked out after one night, losing our second night's payment rather than stay any longer. Front desk was kind and helpful, but The Stalheim is set up for large tour groups, not a couple seeking a warm, quaint mountain retreat.

Room tip: Wifi only works on lobby floor.
Date of stay: May 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank gmjoja
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Reviewed April 29, 2015

We loved everything about this hotel. Perfect view, nice interior, good breakfasts. Perfect if you want to escape from the city and spend a few days in the mountains, You can hear the waterfalls outside. Fresh air and untouched nature - what else can be better?

Room tip: Choose a room with a valley view
Date of stay: June 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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2  Thank Anastasiia K
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Reviewed January 19, 2015

Didn't stay here for the night but only stopover for afternoon tea. Dessert was not bad but the view was simply magnificent. Not sure about the sleeping quality though. Buidling itself was nice too. Friendly staff.

Date of stay: July 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Zoe W
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