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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 1 week 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 2 nights. The location is great with easy transportation to and from the airport via flybuss. Close to restaurants, shopping and pick-up location for tours. Clean rooms, heated bathroom tiles and decent breakfast buffet.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Tromso for 12 nights mainly over Christmas, New Year and also for the Polar Night Half Marathon. We found the Rica Grand perfectly located, comfortable, with lovely helpful staff (particularly Dan Michael in the breakfast buffet) . We thought the breakfasts were delicious, the bed comfortable and the room spacious, clean and well equipped. We loved it.

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

Thank tou for reviewing us! We are happy that we, and Dan Michael in particular, have made your trip to Tromsø valuable, and that you enjoyed your stay here. Welcome back any time! More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed over the new year period. The hotel bar was not open apart from New Years eve when it was closed to hotel guests as it used for a private party. I was on a group holiday tour with Just You for single people, this had quite a big impact, as the group had no central point.

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

Thank you for reviewing us! We are sorry that you missed a bar &reataurant while staying at our hotel during Christmas. Christmas season is low season for the restaurants in Tromsø, and because of that we decided to close. This is "normal standard" in Norway/ Tromsø, and we are sorry and regret that this was disadvantageous for you. Anyway, we... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently stayed at the Rica Grand in Tromso. It is in the middle of the town, the communal areas are cosy and comfortable but the bedrooms are in need of some attention. A 'proper' wardrobe is not provided - sort of discreet hanging behind a pelmet - but a couple of drawers would be useful. Felt there was nowhere to... 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 happy that you enjoyed it here, and that you found our employees helpful and service minded. We are sorry that some aspects is the room did not live up to your expectations, and I will commet on a few of them: Wardrobe is normally not needed, because most of the year we... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm currently in room 421 and am about to explode. The sound of the lift for the past 4 days will stay with me forever - can't wait to leave. The hotel and staff are nice but I can't deal with this monster noise a second longer

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

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are really sorry that one of the hotel's lifts has been disturbing you while staying here. The thing is that we have 2 lifts, and the one you have heard is the old one. This one is closed from 23:00 to 07:00 weekdays, and to 10:00 weekends. When we are rebuilding 7th and... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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

Thank you for the fantastic review! We are happy that your stay was great, and that you enjoyed it here. Welcome back any time!!! More 

Wiltshire
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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