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Rica Ishavshotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Fr Langesgate 2, Tromso 9008, Norway
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Ranked #14 of 17 hotels in Tromso
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So lucky to be placed at this hotel by our Hurtigruten travel agent (norway-travel.com). The best views ever and wonderful food at Roast restaurant. We had the King Crab - - don's miss it, and an enormous portion of halibut done with almonds. Ten times better value than either Olso or Bergen

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for two nights, and the hotel is good, the room was a good size, although I would have prefered to have a an iron and ironing board, but they seem to be missing in the Rica hotels... Positive: - We had a great view, overlooking the water and a little harbour, and great view of... More

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Kim K, Front Office Manager at Rica Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear Camelia A. Thank you for your kind review! So good to hear you had a pleasant stay with us, we are very happy and proud of our central location close to the water. We take great pride in giving our guests a great start in the morning with a healthy and various breakfast, so I am glad to hear... More

Malden, NL
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246 reviews 246 reviews
219 hotel reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good things first: The hotel is centrally located on walking distance of everything. It has a prominent place at the harbour and the quay of the Huttigruten post boat is very close by. We enjoyed the restaurant in the evening and the breakfast was excellent, with a large variety of food. Wifi was free and worked well. Major construction works... More

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Kim K, Front Office Manager at Rica Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear Mianel. Thank you for writing back to us about your experiences whilst staying with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our new restaurant, we are glad to offer a new type of dining and welcoming our guests to a brand new interior. Unfortunately the recent renovation of the restaurant and other parts of the hotel was quite... More

Trondheim, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disclaimer: This review is not from a stay during normal circumstances, but during a period when serveral floors of the hotel were undergoing serious renovation. I do however think that the total lack of professionality displayed regarding this renovation does speak for the service attitude, and should stand as a warning of what you could experience. The positives first: This... More

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Traveller190475, Front Office Manager at Rica Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear Sverre. Thank you for taking your time to write back to us and our Tripadvisor readers after your stay. I want to thank you for baring with us during the period when the renovations at the hotel was going on it's most comprehensive state. We are truly sorry for not handeling this situation good enough as well as for... More

Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we first stepped in, we got a shock of our lives. There is no hotel lobby at all. Everything is under construction. But the service was really good and everyone was friendly. The view from our window is the best! It's overlooking the pier and into the mountains. Love it so very much. Location is also very good. A... More

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Traveller190475, Front Office Manager at Rica Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your kind review and thank you for staying at our hotel even if we were under a difficult period with comprehensive renovation going on! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the view from your room and the service provided from our great staff. Great fun that you had the opertunity to experience the Northern Lights... More

Corroios, Setúbal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel in the harbour with excellent location near the centrum and very good accessibility from the airport (last bus stop). One of my best breakfasts in a hotel with lots of variety for every "tastes". Super friendly staff (especially the staff in the morning serving breakfast). Food in the restaurant at dinner is also recommended. Also my regards to the... More

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Traveller190475, Front Office Manager at Rica Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear Bruno. Thank you for your kind words! We are very happy and proud to give our guests a good start in the morning with a various breakfast buffet and a warm smile from our friendly staff! Hope that you found our new restaurant and dining experience Roast exciting, we are very happy with our new interior and concept! Hope... More

Oslo, Norway
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel just finished a large renovation, I was told the re-furbished all the public areas and added on additional floor to the hotel. The hotel now is perceived as brand new. My room was clean and modern with an amazing view of the sea. The room was equipped with amazing curtains that managed to block out the midnight sun... More

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Kim K, Front Office Manager at Rica Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for your kind review! I'm very happy to hear that you liked our newly renovated hotel! We are really excited to welcome our guests to our "new" hotel. One of the things we are most proud of is the new restaurant Roast. We think that we have found a well-working concept that is a bit... More

Heraklion, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location in the city on the water - lots of interests within walking distance. Breakfast was amazing. A bar meal was good, conference facilities were very good and the catering again excellent. Room was cheerful, clean and comfortable - would have been nice to have coffee/tea facilities. Staff were always pleasant and helpful. Can't talk much about the price... More

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Kim K, Front Office Manager at Rica Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris. Thank you very much for writing back to us. Such a pleasure to hear about your positive experience when visiting us! I'm sorry we weren't completely finished with the renovation work, we have had some great delays, but I'm happy to hear that the last period of work didn't affect you to much. Very glad to hear that... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at the final stop for the airport express bus and at the port of hurtigruta makes the location of the hotel ideal for tourists. There are nice view from most rooms. I had a view to the harbour. The hotel is currently undergoing some refurbishments in some of the hallways and stairs. They have just finnished the reception and... More

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Kim K, Front Office Manager at Rica Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear Trond. Thank you for your valuable feedback after you last stay with us. I'm sorry about the matters regarding light bulbs and the state of the elevators. As a part of the renovation, the elevators has also been serviced and is working well now. However we should absolutely have discovered the light bulbs missing on an earlier state. I... More

Rome, Italy
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150 reviews 150 reviews
57 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very good restaurant in the hotel and excellent breakfast. No five stars because it is without pool, spa and wellness area. The rest is perfect. Very nice sea view. Recommended for single as well as family.

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Address: Fr Langesgate 2, Tromso 9008, Norway
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Tromso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rica Ishavshotel 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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The hotel is centrally located in Tromso, also known as the Paris of the North. With its unique location on the quay, the hotel stretches out over the Tromso strait with magnificent views of the harbour, Ishavskatedralen and Tromsdalen.Rica Ishavshotel just won the prize as Norway's fifth best hotel, voted by TripAdvisors many travellers. The hotel is proud to boast the title "Traveller's Choice 2012". By June 2014 the hotel has expanded with 34 new rooms and suites. The entire 1st and 2nd floor which includes reception, lobby, restaurant and bar has been refurbished and we are proud to welcome our guests to a newly renovated hotel. ... more   less 
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