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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 #10 of 17 hotels in Tromso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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31 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Hong Kong
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Our travel agent originally booked us into a waterfront hotel but since that hotel was under renovation with scaffoldings, we were given the choice of Rica Grand which we accepted because we hate to live inside scaffoldings and the real possibility of construction noises. Rica Grand was an average hotel but close to everything in the small town. It's reception... More

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

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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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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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*
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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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