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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 #7 of 17 hotels in Tromso
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Oslo, Norway
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ay caramamba. I'm writing this review at 3.15 in the morning from the Rica Grand Hotel in Tromsø, exhausted and gritting my teeth. Originally placed in a 4th floor room, I had to move at 1am, because of the pounding bass from the grotesque nightclub in the cellar. The night receptionist kindly moved my room immediately, as I couldn't sleep... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was ok, the staff were really helpful. Breakfast was amazing; a lot to choose from, definitely fitted for all tastes. But the only thing I was really disappointed in, that the curtains were not big enough to block all window. For somebody not used to sleep in the daytime it was quite hard to fall asleep.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have stayed in rica grand 28th feb-4th march. we chose the suit room which is very large,new decorated,real hot hitting with a good view.... if you worry about the comfort comparing the price,just try it,you will love the hotel trust me.especially very expensıve norwagıen standarts ,so cheap hotel :)))

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Tromso, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at Rica Grand Hotel several times and have always had the nicest stays here. The staff are polite and friendly; front desk personal are welcoming and always doing their very best for the guests. Nice, clean and spacious rooms. Breakfast is great. The hotel is centrally located in Tromsø.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

One of the lifts makes much noise which was hear in my room which was not very close to the lift. Our room had a decent view in a pretty good location. Breakfast on the first day didn't go so well, there was no staff controlling who was coming in the breakfast room. Besides its risks to the hotel, this... More

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

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are aware of that one of our lifts are making noise, and we are really sorry for this. But this is the reason why we close it during the night. The lift is planned to be shifted during a couple of years. It is not common in Norwegian hotels to register guests for... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stayed for four nights in a 5th floor room at this central Tromso hotel. The airport bus stopped just outside and the check in was quick & efficient. The Reception staff spoke very good English and were helpful in printing out boarding cards for our return trip. The room was compact and had little storage space. There was only hanging... More

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Maria K, Hotellsjef at Rica Grand Hotel Tromso, responded to this review
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Hei og takk for din anmeldelse. Beklageligvis er nok mange av hotellrommene våre designet for forretningsreisende som bor i 1,... More

New Delhi,India
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The breakfast was very good and had plenty of variety , the staff particularly at the reception is very friendly and helpful. The junior suites are creatively designed and very comfortable. Even though there were three of us staying in them, it felt spacious enough. Our room had a balcony too. its in the centre of town and close to... More

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Takk for din anmeldelse av vårt hotell., vii setter stor pris på at du tar deg tid til dette. Ønsker... More

Sydney Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed here two nights while my husband had some business in Tromso. The hotel was centrally located and although the room was small the beds were very comfortable. We stayed on a Saturday and Sunday night and there was a bit of noise on the Saturday night. We were on the 5th floor. The breakfast was a buffet breakfast and... More

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Takk for din anmeldelse. Beklager at vi ikke fikk vist oss fra vår beste side når dere var hos oss.... More

Shanghai, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Stayed here one night. I booked a standard room directly online with the hotel website. Room was compact but the bed was very comfortable. Reception staff were helpful. Breakfast is only offered from 7am so if you're leaving earlier, tough luck. Whilst waiting for my bus I did ask for an orange juice and the receptionist was happy to oblige.... More

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Hei og takk for din anmeldelse! Så fint at du hadde et fint opphold hos oss. Beklager at du ikke... More

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

a very well located hotel with great service in the centre of town. The rooms are a bit small but nothing as small as some of the stories I have heard about other hotels. I liked the fact that the hotel is used more by locals than tourists which gave a more of a local feel. The breakfast was absolutely... More

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Tusen takk for din anmeldelse, jeg skal ta det videre til de ansatte. Velkommen tilbake til oss ved en senere... More

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Address: Storgaten 44 | Postboks 8, Tromso 9008, Norway (Formerly Grand Nordic Hotel)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Tromso
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 hotels in Tromso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rica Grand Hotel Tromso 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rica Grand Hotel enjoys a central location right on Tromso’s main street, closest to the best shopping, the most tasty restaurants, the most overpopulated cafes and the wettest waterholes. The Rica Grand Hotel is your best starting point for visiting Tromso and its colourful inhabitants. ... more   less 
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Rica Grand Hotel enjoys a central location right on Tromso’s main street, closest to the best shopping, the most tasty restaurants, the most overpopulated cafes and the wettest waterholes. The Rica Grand Hotel is your best starting point for visiting Tromso and its colourful inhabitants. ... more   less 
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