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Scandic Ishavshotel

Fredrik Langesgate 2, Tromso 9008, Norway (Formerly Rica Ishavshotel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a beautiful location, overlooking the harbor. When we were there it snowed several times, and the view through the white powder over the water was gorgeous. Our room was neat, clean, and quite comfortable and attractive. The hotel staff couldn't have been more gracious. Our day-trip tour buses loaded right outside of the hotel, as did the ship... More 

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

Dear Margaret D. Your wonderful review is highly appreciated by everyone at Scandic Ishavshotel. We hope to welcome you back on many more occasions! Best regards Kim Kjosnes Front Office Manager More 

England
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105 reviews 105 reviews
69 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very convenient for the airport bus as it stops at the door and many tours collect you from the Raddison which is across the road. Ask for a superior room as they have fantastic views across the harbour to the Arctic Cathedral but be aware that you may have a fishing boat nearby. I would have given... More 

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

Dear Sue H. On behalf of everyone at Scandic Ishavshotel, I would like to thank you for your very kind review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed most of the experience, but I regret to hear that some issues at the breakfast let you down. I am sorry about that. I truly hope to see you back some... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a perfect base for our visit to Tromso. The hotel is comfortable and very well equipped. The staff are friendly and helpful too. As most of the restaurants were closed in Easter week, the hotel was able to supply us with smaller meals in the upstairs bar which were great value. The view from the 'superior' room overlooking... More 

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

Dear Grezley1. Thank you very much, your wonderful review is highly appreciated by everyone at Scandic Ishavshotel! We look forward to welcoming you back on many more occasions! Best regards Kim Kjosnes Front Office Manager More 

London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Agree with everyone else that this hotel is in a great location - most of the tours pick up from here, the airport us drops off, and it's about a 3 min walk to the Tourist info office - perfect. The breakfast is excellent - huge choice. Definitely worth factoring a big, free breakfast into your accommodation choice in Tromso... More 

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

Dear adventurerette. Thank you for great review and recommendation. We hope to welcome you back on many more occasions! Best regards Kim Kjosnes Front Office Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say? This hotel is definitely one of the best hotels I ever stayed in europe! The airport shuttle bus stop directly in front of the hotel, it's centrally located (near to museums, supermarkets, tourist info centre and food outlets)! Most of the tours in tromso has a pickup/meeting point from this hotel.. When I arrived at this... More 

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

Dear shilllashillla. Thank you for your really kind review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed every aspect and every minute of your stay, I truly hope to see you back here some time soon! Best regards Kim Kjosnes Front Office Manager More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 5 nights. Everything is perfect. Amazing sea view with arctic cathedral. Though we paid for the king bed room and requested to change to twin bed at the hotel, we were given the room without carpet. We noticed a few rooms with carpet next to our room. Very simple housekeeping. Thumbs up for the heated tower rack.... More 

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

Dear La W. Thank you for visiting and for writing a review! I highly appreciate to read that you enjoyed your stay here and that you got a chance to go on one of the many activities starting from the hotel. Hope to see you back soon! Best regards Kim Kjosnes Front Office Manager More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new owners, the Scandic Group, do not appear to have the same high standards as the previous owners. It was highly recommended by friends who had stayed in it under its previous management but our experience was not so good. So here are some tips for any would-be guests: 1. If you book a sea view, make sure you... More 

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

Dear Steve P. Thank you for your feedback after you stay at our hotel. I am sorry to hear that we probably did not meet your expectations on all areas. It is important for me and the whole team at Scandic Ishavshotel to emphasise that we are more than focused to keep the high standard and offer for our guests... More 

Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from our room was very nice. I didnt really liked the breakfast buffet. it was average. The staff was friendly. It is located near tourist information office which is very good. The room we stayed in was built like an apartment, and had 2-3 stairs. the rooms were warm. i didnt particularly liked the lobby, reception and restraunt... More 

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

Dear Isha P. Thank you for writing back to us after your stay. I'm glad to see that you were pleased with the view from the room. However I regret to hear that our breakfast didn't meet your expectations. Many of our guests are very pleased with our breakfast buffet, as you can see from the feedback on Tripadvisor -... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel locate just in the best place, you can reach this hotel by bus from the airport (around 80NOK/PAX) or by taxi (around 250-300NOK). If you are looking for Aurora Borealis maybe it's better if you ask the room on the sea view or harbor side but that mean you might be hear the engine from time to time... More 

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

Dear herkusut. So good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on Tripadvisor! Hope to see you back in Tromsø on a later occasion, maybe during the Summer? Feel free to contact us in advance if you prefer a room on another floor next time. Best regards Kim Kjosnes Front... More 

Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good and clean hotel in the best area where all large hotels are located. The rooms and bathrooms are warm and this matters. There is an electric heater in the room and I wasn't sure it would be able to heat enough, but it did. We got a room with a view to the water. The alternative is a... More 

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

Dear RaduZaciu. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am glad that you were happy with the room and hotel in general. From time to time we do experience that ships dock outside the hotel, I regret to read that we failed in reallocating you a room away from the harbour. I am truly sorry about that. Hope... More 

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