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Festningen Hotel & Resort

Kongsvinger Festning Hedemark, Kongsvinger 2213 Norway
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#1 of 2 hotels in Kongsvinger
Festningen Hotel & Resort ligger pa Kongsvinger Festning bare 70 min fra Oslo. Festningen befinner seg pa toppen av byen og er Norges Soria Moria. Alle de 28 rommene er totalrenoverte og holder høy standard. Kommandantboligen er midtpunktet for oppholdet og vi har selskapslokaler og møteroms fasiliteter.
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Kongsvinger Festning Hedemark, Kongsvinger 2213 Norway
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Someishere wrote a review Jul 2021
Stockholm, Sweden263 contributions118 helpful votes
The hotel is part of Kongsvinger Castle. Really excellent rooms, large and spacious but with lighting fixtures that were so sophisticated that we must have help turning on and off the lighting in the room! The three-course dinner that the hotel offered was tasty, but the strange thing was that they did not have any printed menus. The person who took the order did not know for sure what was included in the menu! She worked as a waitress in the evening and cleaned hotel rooms in the morning and put all the laundry in the elevator so it could not be used for the guests. The big disadvantage was that the hotel is located at such a height that you have to lug all your luggage up a steep uphill slope for maybe 100 meters. A car could be driven up in an emergency, but in that case you were forced to drive through two gates where one was so narrow that there was a risk of damaging the car. The location in the city meant that you had a wonderful view but at the same time it was not walkable. At the same time, the walk to the hotel was strenuous and the air conditioning that had been needed in the room, and which was also promised when booking on hotels.com, was not available! The bathroom had frosted glass walls, which meant that the whole room was lit up at night during bathroom visits, which made it difficult for the other person to sleep. The breakfast was served on the table and consisted of fruit, vegetables and salami etc. For the vegetarian, there was no alternative. To recommend? Yes, for those who find it easy to walk up steep slopes (even with luggage) and who find it easy to sleep even though the whole room was lit up during a night visit to the bathroom.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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KongHans1 wrote a review Feb 2019
Kristiansand, Norway376 contributions128 helpful votes
Are you interested in old history? Want to stay at a historic place, have a nice breakfast from tables covered with white cloths made of real fabric, and served by friendly and serviceminded staff? And no traffic noice at all? This is the place! Despite small rooms (you can always upgrade), and easy to listen in to what is going on in the next room, and the fact that you have to walk some hundred meters from the (free) parking lot nearby, I highly recommend this hotel. (Funny that my GPS-device showed me a route to another hotel in town when Festningen was asked for, so stay alert:)) It could even be better to stay there in summertime, albeit tpetrhaps more noisy.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
CoSuJa wrote a review Aug 2017
Oslo, Norway138 contributions47 helpful votes
The hotel has a very nice location within the fortress. The rooms are located in an old, but nicely renovated building, The room was clean and nice, but nothing special. The breakfast is served in anorther builing across the courtyard, the breakfast was good, but the buffet is not very big. Quite expensive.
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
NorwayEastern NorwayHedmarkKongsvinger MunicipalityKongsvinger
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Frequently Asked Questions about Festningen Hotel & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Festningen Hotel & Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kongsvinger Fortress (0.2 km), Kongsvinger Norway Fortress and Old Town (1.5 km), and Kongsbadet (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Festningen Hotel & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Festningen Hotel & Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Festningen Hotel & Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Festningen Hotel & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Castrum Spiseri, Manis AS, and Skarstad Gartneri & Gardsmarked.
Does Festningen Hotel & Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Festningen Hotel & Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Festningen Hotel & Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kongsvinger Fortress (0.2 km).
Is Festningen Hotel & Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.