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Scandic Vadso

Oscars gt. 4, Vadso 9800, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Vadso)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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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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 20, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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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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Matfors, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My husband and I had booked a double room for ourselves and our two dogs. To our big surprise we were offered to stay in an absolutely gorgeous suite! We loved this hotel, and breakfast is really worth getting up early for!! Very friendly staff as well - and we are really grateful they let dogs stay at their hotel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I walked in and immediately walked out and asked for another room.. The room reeked of cigarette smoke. Bed linens and towels smelled as well. No opportunity to change rooms as the hotel was overbooked. Maybe if you are a chain smoker this is a great place to stay. Maybe it has some good points. I don't know, I can't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Right in the middle of Vadso. It is worth travelling to this remote corner of Norway for the peacefulness and natural beauty. You really can't expect a 5 star hotel. Room was clean, comfortable and perfectly adequate. I had dinner in the hotel restaurant and it was very good. Breakfast was fine, typical for Norway. All in all, perfectly ok... More 

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