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Scandic Svolvaer

3.0 of 5 Lamholmen, Svolvaer 8300, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Svolvaer)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came back for a second night since we enjoyed the first night so much. Superb view from the dining room of Solvæer harbour. Very welcoming lady at reception the first night. Coffee in the rooms. Excellent breakfast buffet.

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My band mates and I had a good full week to check this hotel out. The rooms were nice. The view was pretty much hard to beat anywhere in the world, especially in the lobby area, which is vast and really well designed. There is a bar in the lobby area as well, with a rather large area to hang... More 

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Harstad, Norway
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It was our first time to stay at Rica Hotel Svolvær.Booked through Rica.s own webpage.Checked in at 14.00 hrs.Hotelstaff is serviceminded and helpfull.Had a room against the parkinglot. Rooms are good in my opinion,both in size and amenties.Beds.linen and pillows are good.My wife and me had a great night sleep. Breakfast was included in roomprice.Have seen better selection.But good enough... More 

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Bexhill on Sea
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15 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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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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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
15 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Address: Lamholmen, Svolvaer 8300, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Svolvaer)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Nordland > Vagan Municipality > Svolvaer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Svolvaer 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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