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Smarthotel Forus

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Luramyrveien 12, Sandnes 4313, Norway
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Sandnes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014
Susan P Halifax, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This hotel is designed for travellers who need a budget overnight stay. Keep in mind that in Norway budget is under $200. Stayed there this week and the price paid was $155, it is an expensive closet but you are in Norway. It is clean and very cramped. In fact you get into the bed from the bottom as there... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

For a short stay when you just need a place to sleep this is about the best value you can find in a hotel chain in most parts of Norway. Situated in business area with minimal facilities (apart from 24 hour coffee and snacks) it is good for business travelers arriving late and leaving early. It has everything you need,... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I thought I got a bargain here but think I just got my money's worth. Over my stay all I saw was one helpful member of staff in this clean, minimalistic hotel. Scuffed and worn ikea furnishings in a cramped room pushed my questions as to what they considered a "double" to be and most of my time was taken... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is more of a business stay hotel or if you have friends in the local area. It is right next to a big shopping centre and plenty of busses. The buffet breakfast is awesome! probably the highlight :) and access to tea/coffee and snacks all night long. Very small rooms, we only stayed 2 nights which was fine and... More

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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Did I mention small? The rooms are tiny. Fine to stay for a night but I don't know about any longer. It lends itself to all sorts of jokes, like the bathroom is do small you can perform all your ablutions without moving, or you have to get dressed in the corridor because there's no space in the room. However... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

If you want to experience Stavanger nightlife and have a spacious room with all amenities you shouldn't stay here. But if you're looking for reasonable accommodation near most businesses located at Forus in Stavanger you're at the right place. It's clean, but with very small rooms. Rates are about half of what you can expect at nearby hotels (like Scandic... More

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Lofthus, Norway
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Do you need a cheap place to stay near the Sola airport and shopping center, -I recommend Smarthotel Forus! The double room was small, but clean and VERY quiet, the breakfast nothing to write home about, the staff was nice and friendly. Combined with the low price included free parking: excellent!

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Oslo, Norway
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The Hotel itself is, for norwegian standards, pretty basic. If you are here on business trip, its serves its purpose and will give you a bed to sleep and nothing to interesting to do during the evening. I don't recommend it for romatic stay even if you are trying to save some kroner. Try to stay clear of room 430... More

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San Diego, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
141 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for two days. Anyone familiar with Norway knows that hotels are generally very expensive. This hotel was by far the most reasonable available in and around Sandnes. The front desk was very polite and helpful, free parking and excellent wireless connection. Breakfast was OK but not part of the nightly cost. The rooms are very,... More

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Oslo, Norway
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39 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

I stayed 2 nights here, and would definitely stay here again for business trips. For a leisure trip, I would probably want to stay closer to downtown Stavanger. However, if you are on a budget, this is really a great value, and there are buses that will take you into town. Check-in was a little slow, but if you have... More

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Address: Luramyrveien 12, Sandnes 4313, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Rogaland > Stavanger Municipality > Sandnes
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Hotel Class:3 star — Smarthotel Forus 3*
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