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Thon Hotel Vica Alta

Fogdebakken 6, Alta 9511, Norway
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Alta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014
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  • Location
    4 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 of 5 stars
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed there for a few days. We had rooms with a view over the fjord, very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was very good: fresh breakfast buffet with a big choice, dinner was very delicious. I would recommend this place to everyone, especially comparing to the other options in alta.

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Dear Scarlett Thank you very much for your kind review. We are happy you enjoyed both the room and our food. On behalf of all the staff thank you again and welcome back. More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Very welcoming and accommodating staff with delicious breakfasts and dinners. Located a little way out of central town but is a quiet spot by the fjord. The reindeer at the restaurant Haldde is highly recommended.

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Thank you very much for you kind reply and welcome back! More

London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We were a group of three (one couple + one single) and stayed in this hotel for four nights in mid-December. We chose this hotel over the Thon Hotel Alta & Rica Hotel because we wanted something with character that was cosy. We certainly got it at the Thon Hotel Vica! This hotel is excellent - very warm (thanks to... More

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Halden, Norway
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119 reviews 119 reviews
75 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a small and very nice hotel with an excellent kitchen. Quite recently it became a member of the Thon brand and has not changed anything after that as I can see. No changes were needed anyway:-) The hotel is not in the center of Alta, but just a couple of km's outside. They have a nice atmosphere with... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel, quite rustic with a lot of wood! We were the only guests so there wasn't much atmosphere but we still enjoyed our stay. The staff were all extremely welcoming and friendly, the food in the restaurant was delicious and a good spread at breakfast

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Helsinki, Finland
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Restaurant is excellent, also breakfast is good. Service could be better, also the room did not impress us. We had a room in 2nd floor facing next building and backyard, it was not roomy, and filled with furniture (see pic). Reception greeted us arriving quite late, with "you need to pay now and you get receipt tomorrow morning" (why?? I... More

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South East England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
58 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The hotel is a converted farmhouse on the edge of Alta just off the main road. It is well signposted. It is in quiet location with excellent views over the fjord. We were welcomed by friendly receptionists. There is free parking on site with plenty of space. The location is ideal to visit Alta Museum with its rock carvings (well... More

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UK, Hursley
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The enormous flexibility of fhe hotel and each person who served us was very unusual and exceptional. On two occasions we preferred to have dinner after our tours - which was after the time the kitchen closes normally - and it was no problem to get food later in the evening. Not only a sandwich but the full menu. We... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Alta has a wonderful setting and a dramatic atmosphere, but it is not very picturesque. So if you'd like a little character during your stay, this is the place to go. Built over a core of a farmhouse, this hotel retains some charm - including stuffed animals in the lobby, a delightful (tho' reasonably expensive) restaurant and friendly staff. It... More

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Kristiansand, Norway
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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

This facility probably has seen better days. Its old decorations and design stand at the border between tired boredom and cabin charm. It is 20 minutes walk from the "center" of Alta. We stayed in rooms convereted to sleep three guests. While original beds were comfortable, a sofa converted into a bed was not comfortable at all. Service varied immensly... More

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Address: Fogdebakken 6, Alta 9511, Norway
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Alta Municipality > Alta
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Thon Hotel Vica is located in the old part of Alta called Bossekop, but still close to the town's shops and museums. In additiion you will find hiking tracks and the sea close by. The hotel is a rebuilt farm and you can see traces of this througout the buildings. ... more   less 
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