BEST WESTERN Laegreid Hotell,  Sogndal

4.0/5  - based on 95 guest reviews.
Almenningen 3, 6856, Sogndal, Norway - See map
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Welcome to BEST WESTERN Laegreid Hotell in the center of Sogndal, by the Sognefjord lies BEST WESTERN Laegreid Hotell. Beside the little fountain in the square you will find a hotel where guests feel at home. Where everything has been prepared to offer you the peace you need. The staff are pleasant and helpful. The atmosphere is warm, personal and informal. Just ask our regular guests. Perhaps your hosts, Sylveig and Atle Laegreid, place more importance on the atmosphere than others who run hotels. They don't only earn their living here, they live here themselves too. And that is all the guarantee you need to ensure you will find the same comfortable and pleasant atmosphere every time you stay at Laegreid. Many people come back to Laegreid as often as they can. Some have even said, when checking in, it's good to be back home. That is the hospitality Laegreid is known for. Sylveig and Atle have a genuine and heartfelt gleam in their eyes when they bid you "welcome home". All 36 rooms at Laegreid are of high standard. You can expect the same quality whether you stay in a single room, double room or junior suite. The rooms have recently been renovated and are well soundproofed. Naturally you will find wireless Internet throughout the hotel and a lift from reception. BEST WESTERN Laegreid Hotell lies at the centre of a natural larder of the best of meat, fish and vegetables. The local food traditions are also the basis of BEST WESTERN Laegreid Hotell's food philosophy. Good homemade food, from good local ingredients.

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BEST WESTERN Laegreid Hotell,Sogndal
  • 3
    « Not bad »

    Stayed on our recent car tour of Norway. Room was clean. Decor was a bit dated. Bathroom was clean and not too small. Parking was out in front, and not provided by the hotel. You had to get a parking ticket from the nearby parking machine if you arrived in business hours. The breakfast was standard Scandinavia fare. Adequate. On the whole not a bad place to stay.

    4
    « Nice traditional style hotel. »

    Sogndal is a nice little town, and the hotel is in the centre of it. The hotel has a car park which is free between 5 p.m to 8 a.m so outside of these times you have to make sure that you pay fee. We had a lovely room, traditional style and a comfortable large bed. Breakfast was included in the price, the usual continental buffet style. The hotel is clean and tidy, and the reception staff were friendly when we arrived. We ate out the first night for our evening meal, but thought we would try the buffet in the restuarant to see what it was like. Wish we hadn't bothered as it was awful. The choice was very limited - either cod or pork - we chose the pork. It was so tough that we couldn't eat it. Thought well maybe the desserts would be better - only one choice - a sort of mousse. Again not very nice. On check out we mentioned our disappointment with the meals, but the receptionist wasn't really interested and said the buffet was for the "workers" staying in the hotel. Perhaps they should have told us, but the "workers" deserved better. No details on price of buffet either before we had it. Hotel did not give us a discount on it either. Good hotel spoilt by food.

    4
    « Nice hotel in a good location, nice interior »

    The hotel looks quite plain from the outside, but the inside is very nicely decorated in 20s style. The rooms have nice views on the sourroundings, some have a view on the fjord. Breakfast is quite plain. The hotel is in a good location to see other things in the area, such as Kaupanger and the Nigardsbreen glacier. The staff didn't know much about the things nearby, though.

    4
    « Friendly Staff »

    From Geiranger, our next major destination was Bergen. We knew driving directly to Bergen was strenuous and decided to have a stop over in Sogndalsfjora which is a very nice town. We spent one night in Best Western Laegreid hotel. The receptionist was a man and he was very pleasant and welcoming. Our room was big. The bed was comfortable and neatly arranged. We liked the wooden floor and the wooden furniture in the hotel. When we arrived at the hotel, it was raining and we parked the car in the car park just outside the hotel entrance. We asked the receptionist whether we can keep the car there. It was a public car park and we had to pay and get a ticket from a machine to keep the car. The receptionist told us what to do. Parking is free after 5:00PM. It was already past 5:00PM and we could keep the car without a ticket till 8:00AM next morning. However, in the morning before 8:00AM, we have to come down and take a ticket for two hours to keep the car till 10:00AM. We did exactly as he told us. Best Western hotel gives free breakfast in their restaurant. But their restaurant is not open for dinner. We asked where we can go for dinner and we were given all the details about the restaurants in the area. We liked the way the staff interacted with us. They were very friendly and helpful. I can recommend this hotel as a good place with a friendly atmosphere and suitable for a short stay.

    5
    « Beautiful and peaceful resting place for your glacier hike »

    Elegant hotel, comfy room, friendly staff, outstanding breakfast (included). Enough restaurants within walking distance. Gorgeous mountain views. Great stopping point on the way to Glacier hikes at Nigardsbreen.

    4
    « Comfortable but Pricey! »

    Positives: My husband and I stayed there 1 night. (Jun 15th to Jun 16th). We stayed in a twin room in the 4th floor. There is an elevator in the building. The bedroom is not large but it has enough room for our 4 large suitcases. The beds are comfortable with firm mattresses. Doors and windows soundproofing. The curtains with lining. The bedroom gets darker than the previous hotels. There is a small refrigerator in the bedroom . The bathroom is good. The breakfast does not have variety but has quality. The bread is very good and is served warm. A good place for an overnight stay. It is quiet and silent. It is pricey but the hotels in the Sogndal area are expensive. The staff is nice and helpful. There is a public parking in front of the building. (NOK 17/h from 8am-5pm). If you arrive after 5pm it is it is advisable to pay for parking ( if you are going to check out after 8am on the next day) and leave the receipt in the car dashboard. Negatives: I do not like dark furniture. It looks like they are old and they darken the room.

    1
    « Avoid the this hotel »

    Worst hotel we had experienced in years, having travel extensively across Europe, including Norway. No functioning aircondition mean sweaty night. With room located opposite the street, even at the higher floor, bring Saturday night party till 3am into our room. Clunky lift gives stop in mid floor most of the times. The bathroom towels are thinnest I have been seen. The outside decor is poor probably done last many years ago. The reception's front man need retraining as his commonication skill are poor, confuse man. Avoid this pricy hotel at NOK 1,670 per night per room.

    2
    « Could be a pleasant hotel with the right management and staff »

    The management of this hotel conduct their business entirely to their own satisfaction, seemingly with little regard to the guests. The hotel has a lounge and dining room off of the reception where the staff were unwelcoming. The lift which holds four persons, or three with luggage is totally inadequate. The key card system is in urgent need of updating. I got through three key cards in an over night stay and did not put them near a mobile phone. The hot dishes at a buffet dinner were cold as they were again at the megre breakfast. The hotel does not have a bar as such but relies upon an adjacent rather down market establishment.

    4
    « Warm and Cosy Hotel with Friendly Staff »

    The Victorian decor sets it apart from the rest of the Scandinavian theme accommodations we stayed during our Norway trip. While we are not a fan of dark wood furnishing, we do appreciate the comfort of chesterfield sofa and warm wood floor. The corner unit superior room we stayed in is larger than we expected. It is very clean, warm and cosy. Another major selling point is the full height window with distant mountain views. Waking up and looking outside was one of the best things for me. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast spread is very basic but sufficient to kickstart the day. The free wifi works well and the cable tv is amazingly clear (probably digital HD). We even managed to catch up on Euro cup game during our stay. I was only there for 2 nights but I wouldn't mind a longer stay. The only reason I took one star off is because of the lift. Yes, the manual door lift from the bygone era complements the decor well but it has a very small capacity (tops 4 pax) and requires some strength to push open. You will also need to close the door properly or the lift would not start and this may take a few tries to master. Note: The hotel is just 5-7mins walk to bus interchange where you board Bergen Bus 450 / Glacial Bus. There is small road to cross but no steps involved.

    4
    « An Enjoyable Stay in a comfortable Hotel »

    I would normally avoid a Best Western Hotel especially outside of the US, but this one was very welcome after a couple of previous nights in less than impressive places. The room was large, with a comfortable sitting area, huge TV (we don't usually use them, but it was there for those who wanted it), very comfortable bed & bathroom, adjoining pub to have a drink without venturing out in the cold, good evening dinner & very good breakfast. Yes, it's a bit dated & is definitely more American than Norwegian, but the price was comparable with other Hotels which were not nearly as good & it is located in a pleasant country town which retains some older buildings but has developed new facilities as well. Worth a visit.

  • 4
    « Good stay in Sogndal »

    All in all this is a good hotel, especially taking into account the location (small town in the middle of the mountain area). The biggest thanks goes to the friendly and helpful staff. Although my stay was a short one, I felt very welcome and got some extra service like a bigger room and a parking place for my motorbike in the hotel backyard. Room that I had was a double room, with good amount of space. The weather was quite hot during my stay and as there was no air-conditioning the room was a little hot in the afternoon. On the other hand, weather like that is quite rare in these parts and the room was cooled down nicely when the evening came. Breakfast was nice, quite small but big enough and really good in quality. The only negative side is that there is no restaurant in the hotel, but there are nice restaurants really close by. I would be happy to select this place again, if I would need a place to stay in Sogndal.

    5
    « A great place »

    A great place, spacious rooms, good wi fi. Excellent breakfast There is a pub adjacent to the hotel belongs to the hotel and is located in the town center. The team went out of his way to help us in the problem we had with the airline. Much more than we expected. Excellent hotel for trips in the region

    3
    « A bit dated »

    We stayed here one night (Saturday-Sunday) on our way through. We found this hotel cozy but a bit dated. The guest rooms were spacious, but had a smell of a dentist's waiting room. Not sure what caused this. The breakfast was great, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. One of our rooms was above the hotel bar, which was quite noisy.

    5
    « Nice hotel and a good location »

    We stayed here one night during our trip to Norway. The hotel is located centrally in Sogndal and we were able to walk to our restaurant for dinner which is nice (Café Prego). The lady working the reception was very nice and I liked the decor inside, very cozy feeling. Our room was nice and comfortable, the bathroom was a good size and the beds comfortable. I didn't eat here but I know my wife enjoyed the breakfast. I wish we could have stayed another night here, coming from two nights in Odda where we didn't particularly enjoy our hotel. I would stay here again if I ever was passing through Sogndal again.

    2
    « overpriced and poor service »

    This was the most expensive hotel during our trip to Norway and we expected much more. The breakfast was very disappointing, as the options were very limited and no one ever refreshed anything both mornings we were there. There was no hot water for tea in the jug left, other patrons had to go into the kitchen for more coffee, no napkins or top up of the limited food available. It was a very frustrating experience. For the price one pays you expect much more. The parking is very expensive, as you have to pay from during the weekdays. Would not recommend this hotel, but the options in the area are very limited.

 

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·From: all directions. The BEST WESTERN Laegreid Hotell is in a quiet and charming location in the center of Sogndal, facing the old sections of town and the harbor.