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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 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
82 helpful votes 82 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
79 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

The stay started with a friendly hello from reception. She was happy to give us tips on how to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights. We drove to the hotel and she gave us advice on where to park the car a very short distance away. Our room was easily reached by elevator. We found the room to be... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

The hotel has a perfect location, we could not have asked for a better geographical location than the one we got. Close to the coastal steamer's stop, close to the bus central and the historic downtown of Harstad. The hotel service was fantastic, the reception and house keeping staff were very welcoming. However, a few notes. The room was -very-... More

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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*
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