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Rica Grand Hotel Tromso

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Storgaten 44 | Postboks 8, Tromso 9008, Norway (Formerly Grand Nordic Hotel)
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Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my friends booked this hotel for a two night stay in tromso. We picked it with value for money in mind as we are students. On arrival to the hot, we were pleasantly suprised! We shared a three bed room, which was more the size of a suite. The bathroom was large and clean with a great shower.... More 

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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Tromso and our room was more of a suite - large, clean and spacious. The breakfast offered a huge variety with good serving times for those late nights chasing the Northern Lights! As it is so centrally located, if you have your window open and your room faces the main street... More 

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Maria K, Manager at Rica Grand Hotel Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response. First, we are happy that you had a nice time in Tromsø, and that you found our hotel acceptable. Second, we are sorry that house keeping turned on the heating, while you wanted it to be shut dowm. And the glasses should off course be taken out of the room, and new, clean glasses... More 

Bodo, Norway
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

There are many better hotels in Tromsø, but my airline chose this one for my unexpected stay in Tromsø, Rica Grand is weary and really needs a makeover. For a minute short after arrival I thought a death metal band had a rehearsal in the hotel, but it turned out to be the elevator which was not too far away... More 

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Maria K, Manager at Rica Grand Hotel Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I am very sorry that we didnt live up to your expectations regarding standard and cleanliness. We have 20 rooms that need to be renovated still, and these rooms will be taken in April 2015. Stains after toothpaste is not OK, and I am really sorry for this. However, I hope to see you... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Pluses: - Centrally located, but then mostly Tromsø hotels are - The rooms, including bathrooms are impeccably clean -The beds are quite comfortable Minuses: - The rooms, and the hotel itself, is quite dated - The value for money is not great. I paid 1200 NOK for a single, which given the standard of the hotel and the average breakfast... More 

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Maria K, Manager at Rica Grand Hotel Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It is good to hear that we have taken good care of you while in Tromsø, and that you found our hotel acceptable. Tromsø is a busy city, and prices are regulated after demand, as for flights and rental cars are. In weekdays the rates are also higher than in weekends. We hope to see... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Stayed here for a business trip, and found the accommodations were comfortable and clean. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Great breakfast buffet in the mornings, and tea and coffee are always available in the lobby. Free internet is standard. Good location within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

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Maria K, Manager at Rica Grand Hotel Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, and wish you a warm welcome back another time! More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Its difficult at times to know if it's day or night in the sunmer, I was sunbathing and fishing 3am whilst there:-) amazing...the hotel might not be a 4 star, but the experience is! The food tasty, try the fish... Lovely city with great mountains over the bridge, then ishavs cathedral beautiful :-)

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Maria K, Manager at Rica Grand Hotel Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, and wish you a warm welcome back another time! More 

MN
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

First arriving the exterior seemed a bit old, but the inside was nicely updated. All the staff was very helpful and friendly. Room was nice, clean and comfortable as were the beds. Food was good in the bar/restaurant and the breakfast in the dining room was wonderful. Almost anything you could want was there. Eggs, bacon, sausage, breads, cereal, cheeses,... More 

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Maria K, Manager at Rica Grand Hotel Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, and wish you a warm welcome back another time! More 

Houston, Texas
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238 reviews 238 reviews
54 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was expensive but it did not have the qualities of an expensive hotel. The lobby was nice with a coffee and tea bar. The rooms were sparse and the amenities within the room were not stocked. The tea and coffee area in the room lacked sugar and stirs. There were old surveys in the hotel information binder (i.e., other... More 

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Maria K, Manager at Rica Grand Hotel Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel! As you might know price is changing according to demand. You have been staying in our hotel at the same time as we have Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, this means that it is very high demand on hotel rooms. And this means high prices... I am sorry for this, but please come back and... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I stayed here for two nights during the 2014 Midnight Sun Marathon. Overall, this was a good value hotel to stay in during a relatively big event in a relatively small city where hotel availability was tight and prices were expensive. I would stay here again and would recommend the hotel to other value travelers. Fantastic location; friendly, helpful staff... More 

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Maria K, Manager at Rica Grand Hotel Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and wish you a warm welcome next year! More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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152 reviews 152 reviews
47 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Spent 3 nights here for the Midnight Sun Marathon Pros: Free Coffee in Lobby Very Central location Pretty good breakfast Cons: The rooms are not nice The bathrooms are really not nice Neutral: EXPENSIVE but I guess everything is right?

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Maria K, Manager at Rica Grand Hotel Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are happy that you found some pro's abour staying here. We try our best to be good hosts to our guests. About the con's; we have only a few rooms that are not refurbished. I am sorry that you had to stay in one of these. Regarding the rates; you stayed one of... More 

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Address: Storgaten 44 | Postboks 8, Tromso 9008, Norway (Formerly Grand Nordic Hotel)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Tromso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rica Grand Hotel Tromso 3*
Number of rooms: 133
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