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Scandic Harstad

Strandgatan 9, Harstad 9485, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Harstad)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We arrived at this hotel on Easter Sunday, and depsite travelling all day could not get a meal as the restaurant was shut, as was the rest of Harstad, so we really struggled to find some food. The room was adequate, and the breakfast buffet was to be recommended with plenty of choice.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Rather basic room but comfortable and perfectly adequate for our needs. Complete lack of drawers was a minus point. We were at the back of the hotel so not a good view but on the other hand very quiet compared to rooms at the front

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were checked in very early and given a room disability adapted room in the older section of the hotel. The room was large and the bed comfortable but there were niggles. There was one drawer in the room. The sliding bathroom door was stiff with no handle grip, We were opposite a late night bar with music. However overall... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very spacious twin room, big bathroom and very clean. I enjoyed the very good selection for buffet breakfast. Pity we could only stay for 1 night. My cousins and I were booked into this hotel as part of a winter tour package. We checked in late evening and checked out early morning, therefore hardly hard time to know the hotel... More 

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Oslo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 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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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
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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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Rovaniemi, Finland
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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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Southampton
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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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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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