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Rica Hotel Harstad

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Strandgatan 9, Harstad 9485, Norway (Formerly Grand Nordic Hotel)
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Harstad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I stayed here while on a business trip. Hotel: The hotel was old and unassuming, located in the centre of Harstad. The foyer was decent with a small seating area. Room: I had ordered a superior room for my stay. The room was a decent size but had 2 bed pushed together and not a king size as you would... More 

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Helsingborg, Skane Lan, Sweden
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42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This hotel is a stone throw away from the harbor and close to restaurants and shopping, so nothing wrong with the location. The room was standard size and okay fresh, the beds was two singles with very soft madresses and the bathroom was small with a very annoying door that wouldn't stay open.. When I checked in I was informed... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This hotel was a bit of a paradox for me - the staff were some of the friendliest we'd encountered in Norway, really welcoming and friendly (we'd just driven 3-1/2 hours from the Lofoten Islands), but the hotel had a strange feel of being two seperate buildings crammed together (two seperate lifts, different decor in the two ends of the... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We staid at Rica hotel in Harstad during the family (2 adl + 1 chd + 1 dog) trip to Lofoten islands. Didn't really plan to sleep in the big hotels, but all campings were full and we went for Rica, which was a pleasant surprise. The staff was very friendly and didn't mind the small dog. We got a... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were in two rooms at the Rica Hotel in Harstad last weekend. Good service, clean rooms and a good breakfast made for a very pleasant stay. We would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a central hotel which will give you good value for your money.

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Oslo, Norway
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154 reviews 154 reviews
65 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The hotel is divided in two parts. One old fashion and 80s looking part, and one modern part. However, the old part have larger rooms and the new part smaller ones. Upon arrival I was given a small, but nice, room in the new part, but as my bathroom was not cleaned (used towels etc.) I was given a new... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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144 reviews 144 reviews
27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Grand hotel in Harstad was medium rated before joining the Rica group, and is still just a place to stay one night. Nothing special, just a plain 2-3 star hotel.

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Tromso, Norway
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I have been in Norway for 3 months...the frokost at RicaGNH Harstad "was" the best I have had at around 10 hotels. The view from my room ( I had a choice of view or quieter ), was 95% and just great for NordLyser. The heating is by hot water radiators not dry electricity...noticed by a Brit!....but there was a... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Hotel has a very good location; however city is small, so everything is in walking distance. I was struggling if I shouldn’t give an “Average” evaluation but I liked the breakfast… Advantages: 1. Breakfast – I really liked it! Very intimate atmosphere, good food for every taste. 2. Location. Disadvantages: 1. No hair dryer in the room. 2. Room heating... More 

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160 reviews 160 reviews
78 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011 via mobile

Property is a bit aged (renovated in the late 1980s?) but acceptable. Conveniently located in downtown Harstad. Very good breakfast and very friendly staff.

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Address: Strandgatan 9, Harstad 9485, Norway (Formerly Grand Nordic Hotel)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Harstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rica Hotel Harstad 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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