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Rica Hotel Svolvaer

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lamholmen, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Svolvaer
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bexhill on Sea
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely placed on a small Island in the harbour of Svolvaer, the capital of Lofoten. Part of the hotel, like the restaurant and our room is actually build on the pier out into the atlantic. The hotel is fresh, beautiful location, great breakfast and wonderful rooms. The service from the staff is above what you expect, and no one I... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We spent 2 nights there, and found the hotel very nice and comfy. Rooms are a bit small but lovely. We had our own balcony overlooking the harbour. Rica is on it's own 'island' so it's very quiet, while being 2 minutes walk from center. Staff is helpful. Buffet is fine, A la carte is a bit limited though.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were very impressed with the helpful friendly staff here. Although small, the room was comfortable with a balcony looking out over the harbour. Breakfast was very good, all we needed. Plenty of car parking and easy access to centre of Svolvaer.

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Aarhus Denmark
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I stayed at this hotel while on a trip to the north cap. We stayed at this hotel two nights. A big hotel with rooms in different buildings. I had a room facing the water with a balcony. Very nice. Clean. All the amenities. Our stay included dinner and breakfast. The food was average although there was a big variety... More

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109 reviews 109 reviews
13 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Rica Svolvaer hotel was okay. It is on the water with fantastic harbor views. It actually sits on its own island with a short one lane driving bridge. But our room did not have a view (and no elevator). The harbor side rooms cost more, which you don’t see online. Our room was to a parking lot full of... More

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was there for 7 nights, as part of a British hiking group. All the rooms are the same, small size. You can upgrade to have a balcony and harbor view, but the room is the same. For 2 persons for 7 nights, this is a bit of torture. Most guests stay only one night, as they continue on their... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The hotel is situated perfectly for a good view of the town. Sitting by the watersfront, you can enjoy the views while relaxing in your room. I upgraded to a superior room after looking at the hotels website. However I was asked a little snootily if I authorised the upgrade with my travel agent. The rooms are an OK size.... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights while on an Aurora Hunters Holiday. We arrived late on the first night but there was a meal waiting for us. The room overlooking the harbour was very comfortable and quiet. The staff were very helpful, polite and courteous. The set dinner was good, a wide variety of dishes and always attractively... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This hotel was clean, hotel staff friendly and helpful. Room a bit on the small side but only booked for one night. The bed was right up against the wall so was difficult to get into on one side, so had to rearrange the furniture a bit! The location was lovely overlooking the harbour. The food in the restaurant was... More

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La Serena, Chile
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

the spot is great, altough all over norway it must be good with all the water around but thats the only nice thing about this hotel. the rooms are small and outdated . there might be bigger rooms and i had asked for one with a balcony but the lady at the reception said they were all taken. very strange... More

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Address: Lamholmen, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Nordland > Vagan Municipality > Svolvaer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rica Hotel Svolvaer 3*
Number of rooms: 147
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