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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 #13 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom P Bodo, Norway
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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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Bodo, Norway
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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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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224 reviews 224 reviews
51 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
44 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

we stayed in the RIca from the 1st to the 4th January we booked directly with the hotel check in was easy and our room was ready, parking was in the tunnels about a 2 minute walk away and very easy, the room was excellent a double bed and two singles lots of extra space the all of the staff... More

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Thank you for reviewing out hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you had a great stay. We wish you a warm welcome back another time. More

Oslo
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A great location feet from everything in Tromsø. Friendly front desk people. Breakfast buffet was cookie cutter mass produced of everything. Like eating at a Bennigans... My room was an ok size but smelled musty and of "old man sweat". I opened the windows to air it out and that helped but I could not shake the "sweat smell". Price... 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 sorry that we failed to live up to the expectations you had. We have renovated havily the last years, both reception, corridors, rooms and lift. We have only a few rooms left that will be renovated during the next year. We hope that you will come back some other time, so that... 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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