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Scandic Vadso

Oscars gt. 4, Vadso 9811, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Vadso)
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London, United Kingdom
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969 reviews
71 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Read some of the reviews on here and there a bit harsh so thought i would share my experience I have stayed here three times in four years on business , there is not much choice up here and you would expect a closed market to breed a could not care less attitude and reading some of the reviews you... More 

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Kristiansand, Norway
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

This Scandic hotel has a central location in the small town Vadsø, north east in Norway. I spent two nights there in a good bed. The room was average, it content a bed, a chair and a desk for working. A flat screen tv on the wall opposite the bed and a fridge. A well working wi- fi was free... More 

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Turku, Finland
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

90s disco decor with black and purple and unflattering, bleak lighting put me on guard. We were delighted to see scallops and Varanger fjord shrimp on the menu and ordered them despite prety steep prices. Only to be told they had no shrimp. So, we "settled" on salmon for the main course. The scallops were three over-cooked, small ones on... More 

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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Okay, the stuff was very friendly, best thing in the hotel. And breakfast was quite good. We stayed one night. All the time a lift was out of order, luckily our room was on the second floor. Room was very very small and very warm. There was no air conditioning. A view was directly to the roof of entrance. Small... More 

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Anita Elisabeth N, General Manager at Scandic Vadso, responded to this review

Dear Reppumies, thank you for your review. I'm sorry about that our elevator was out of service, we called maintenance and the elevator was running again the very same day. Some of our rooms are small, and not every one with the same great view. Next time you are staying with us please ask for a room with a good... More 

Naantali, Finland
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We were there and tried to reserve room for three persons. The reseptionist was terrible. When I asked price for one night, she apologizes that it is so expensive. If she had said the price in a different way, we have taken it. Now we left and drove straight to the Rovaniemi (almost 600 km). If the reseptionist thinks that... More 

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Anita Elisabeth N, General Manager at Scandic Vadso, responded to this review

Dear Haapa, thank you for sharing your experience, and I'm really sorry how you and your family was met at our reception. When we are having our service training, your story will be one example of how not to welcome our guests. I'll hope that you and your familiy one day will return to Varanger and that you will consider... More 

Pieterlen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a typical Norwegian style Hotel, simple and basic. The beds were okay, the furnitures a bit old. The bathroom was very, very small. The breakfast buffet was okay with a nice selection of fish, vegis etc. One young man at reception was not very polite.

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Anita Elisabeth N, General Manager at Scandic Vadso, responded to this review

Dear Mizzi22. Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I do hope that you will visit Varanger and our hotel again, and please reach out to me directly at anita.nilsen@scandichotels.com if you want me to make... More 

Kirkenes, Norway
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58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The hotell it self started to show some wear, but not to bad. Good serivce and polite staff. Stayed in a regular single room. Rom was small but had everything i needed. Bathroom was small and almost inside shower, so after shower it was wet everywhere. The bed was big, but a little hard for my liking. Free WIFI and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

On aveage this was below my expectation for a Rica Hotel. Several shortcomings in the room such as broken shower cabinet and a steaming hot bathroom floor that I couldn't adjust. The restaurant was perhaps even more dissapointing. For such prices one would expect far better quality. Understaffed, unexperienced staff, old bread, greasy potatoes, a well cooked (indeed) "medium cooked... More 

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Norway
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

I've visited a lot of hotels, but rarely met so helpful and friendly staff. The woman in the reception really made us feel welcome! The room were clean, silent and with good space, the breakfast amazing and the location great. Missed tv by the bed (we were in a suite) and shower curtain. I can highly recommend this hotel when... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The hotel rooms are small, very small indeed. The service is non-excisting. The rooms looked like they weren't cleaned for the last 2 months. The breakfast is crap. Then why would you even consider this hotel - well, it's the only hotel in town.

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