Norway

Hotel Kviknes, Balestrand

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Type: Hotel

Grade: Superior

Introduction

On the shores of the beautiful Sognefjord, Hotel Kviknes sits on an enviable position in one of Norway's most scenic areas.

Built in a traditional Swiss-style, the building's distinctive white-wood facade has become characteristic of the area, and is well-suited to the lush emerald surroundings. Graced with an extensive art collection that began in 1877 and is displayed throughout, the hotel oozes old-world charm.

Over the years, previous guests have included royalty, presidents, prime ministers and movie stars. A wide range of activities at and from the hotel enable guests to make the most of their scenic surroundings and hiking, in particular, draws guests to these shores.

Other activities include wine tastings, cultural trips and fishing excursions. The restaurant features an international menu, served with vintages from the hotel's well-stocked wine cellar. The dining room and terrace that host your evening meals feature especially popular fjord views and are an atmospheric way in which to dine. Accommodation is shared between the historical and more modern building and most of the rooms have balconies with stunning views. We highly recommend guests to upgrade to rooms in the Historical part, but early booking is essential.

Hotel Features

  • 190 guestrooms
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Sauna
  • Free parking
  • Free wifi

Room upgrades

Kviknes Hotel has a total of 190 rooms. 25 rooms are in the 'Swiss Style' historic main building and the remainder are located in the annex building with the more modern style of the 1960's. All rooms are well equipped and have a private bathroom and most have a view of the fjord.

Prices are based on the standard rooms in the newer building, they have either a double bed or twin beds and a partial view of the fjord. Rooms with a fjord view and rooms in the historic building are available at a supplement. Rooms in the historic part are all unique with their own character. Most have balconies and all have spectacular views of the fjord. Please note, there is no access by lift to these rooms.

Upgrade prices are based on per person per night.

Standard room with Fjord view - £18
Historic building with fjord view - £27
Historic building demi-suite with fjord view - £50