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Scandic Ishavshotel

3.5 of 5 Fr 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked in yesterday and the reception staff who attended to us was very helpful and friendly. She also spoke good English. We were pleasantly surprised to be allotted a room with a view of the harbour and the sea. The Tromsø bridge is seen in the background. The room was clean and nice. The breakfast in the morning was... More 

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Andreas L, F&B MANAGER at Scandic Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear kaywhy03, We are thrilled to hear that we were abe to WOW you with our spectacular views and breakfast! Your kind comments about our receptionists, check-in experience and other positive points during your experience with us are truly appreciated! We hope to welcome you back to Scandic Ishavshotel soon! More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, comfortable rooms with great views overlooking the harbour. Excellent location for central Tromso, walking across the bridge to the Arctic cathedral and cable car as well as for boarding the Hurtigruten (approx 200 yards). Breakfast was excellent - lovely fresh food with lots of choice. One of the best we experienced in our 8 day Norwegian holiday.

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Andreas L, F&B MANAGER at Scandic Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear Helly 149, We are truly happy to hear that Scandic Ishavshotel was on top of your list during your eight day Norwegian experience! We work very hard to deliver the best of quality and comfort to our guests so reviews like yours are important to confirm that our guests expectations are not only met but succeeded as well! We... More 

Tromsø - Rovaniemi
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best breakfast at hotels I have ever been to. Location is down at the harbor, close to Hurtigruta. Had room towards the sea - excellent! Parking close to hotel is limited, better park inside "fjellet" - inside the parking tunnel. A small walk, - drop off luggage first and then park your car. For tourist without car... More 

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Andreas L, F&B MANAGER at Scandic Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear Frode R, thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers here on TripAdvisor! We are aware of the limited access to city parking, and unfortunately that is a challenge in Tromsø that the city hopefully will resolve soon. Otherwise I would like to thank you for your friendly comments regarding our breakfast and location! We wish you safe... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, the breakfast is FANTASTIC. There are so many options, it is shocking. ~5 kinds of fresh juice and smoothies, many smoked and cured fishes (salmon, halibut, mackerel, herring), meats, many Norwegian cheeses, granola bar, hot bar (fantastic mushrooms!), barista, etc. etc. - it is really awesome. I also had their lunch buffet, which was a treat, as well.... More 

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Andreas L, F&B MANAGER at Scandic Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear TheSajt! Thank you for your awesome review of our property! We really appreciate you taking time to share your experience with your fellow travellers here on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for complementing on our F&B offerings and the spectacular views that our hotel has been blessed with! We hope to see you return with us upon your next... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have recently spent four nights at your lovely hotel. Our room was really comfortable and clean and had a beautiful view over the quieter part of the harbour. We were impressed by the energy saving credentials, and were quite happy to use our towels more than once (our choice) in order to help save the planet. Our meals were... More 

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Andreas L, F&B MANAGER at Scandic Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear Dawn H, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are very happy to learn that you have enjoyed your experience visiting our property, and that you habe taken the time to share with your fellow travellers here on TripAdvisor! We hope to see you back with us as soon as possible! Safe travels from the team at... More 

Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we recently visited Tromsø to experience the Nortern Lights, Aurora Borealis - we had a wonderful experience at Scandic Ishavshotel! The hotel is situated bayside on the quai of Tromsø just a few feet from the sea with spectacular views to the beautiful Tromsø surroundings. The airport express shuttle stops right outside the main entrance so you can literally... More 

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

Dear EivindL807. Thank you so much for your positive feedback after your stay at Scandic Ishavshotel! Happy to hear that you chose us for your visit to Tromsø to see the Northern Lights (hope you saw some great lights!) So nice to hear that you enjoyed our hotel in matter of food! We are highly focused on giving our guest... More 

Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were given an amazing room on the 7th floor of the hotel, panoramic windows allowed us to experience the amazing Northern Lights one night when we came back to the hotel from dinner in the city! The hotel seems brand new, and the location is by the harbour just few meters from the waterfront and at the same time... More 

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

Dear Birgitte L. Thank you so much for your kind review from your stay at our hotel! Really glad you liked one of our brand new room on the 7th floor - they are great to spot the Northern Lights and the sea side. We are proud of our breakfast buffet and happy to hear you enjoyed it. We still... More 

Bergen, Norway
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120 reviews 120 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Good hotel with very good location in the middle of Tromsø city. Walking distance to most restaurants and shops within 4-5 minutes. It has a nice view to the mountain Fløya and you can see the Ishavs cathedral. The rooms are spacious and clean.

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Andreas L, F&B MANAGER at Scandic Ishavshotel, responded to this review

Dear JohnnyTraveler85, Thank you for sharing your experience from Ishavshotellet with your fellow travelers here on Tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back with us soon! Safe travels! More 

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Address: Fr Langesgate 2, Tromso 9008, Norway (Formerly Rica Ishavshotel)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Tromso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Ishavshotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 214
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Also Known As:
Rica Ishavshotel Hotel
Rica Ishavshotel Tromso Tromsø
Rica Ishavshotel Tromso Hotel Tromsø
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Tromso
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tromso

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