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Scandic Kirkenes

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Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Binkie13 Droitwich, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our two nights stay at this hotel. The room was very warm, clean and the beds comfortable. Good size bathroom. The swimming pool, sauna etc was a bonus.. The staff were helpful and friendly and I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It had a very relaxed atmosphere. We only had breakfast here as the restaurant was closed... More 

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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear Binkie 13, Thank you for such a great review. It is a real pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Have a lovely spring time back home. Very warm wishes from Kirkenes! Best regards. Jevgeni M. General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

Hveragerdi, Iceland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Hotel is best in town ! best in all area i had tested all and no way to go others this hotel ofert you new pool , new sauna, new steambath and lobby is private and nice to seat front of cinema and main square, where is 2 times a week is russian market ! feel like in home !

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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hei Manulero M, Thank you for staying with us and leaving such a nice review of our hotel. It is a pleasure to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us so much. We are looking forward to welcome you back. Have a great spring time back home. Best regards Jevgeni M General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stayed only one night at Kirkenes (Scandic hotel) and it was a very pleasant, clean hotel. Friendly reception staff. Our dinner meal of "Reindeer medallions" was yummy beyond belief. Pricey but this IS Scandinavia were almost everything is expensive. We enjoyed using the free Scandic's " sparks" around town. It's the only way to travel,love!!!! Great breakfast selection with... More 

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Jevgeni M, General manger at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Hello 785belladonna! I am realy pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for such a nice review. We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel. Warm wishes from Kirkenes. Best regards Jevgeni Mlinnikov General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

kent, england
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights 12th-15th feb before leaving for the snow hotel. Paid for this via mighty fine company on a half board basis which includes breakfast and dinner. Not sure how much i paid for this hotel seperatly to the total cost of the holiday. On arrival the guy at reception helpful and friendly. Went to our room,... More 

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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear Kent, Thank you for giving us a feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the food you have got served in our restaurant, on the other hand, i regret to hear that you have not got any other choices on your halfboard package. We are also truly sorry about your experience about temperature in our pool. This... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I arrived in Kirkenes via Hurtigruten and on a Sunday. so everything was closed. The bus was waiting for us at the port to bring us to town and our hotel. I was too early for check in but the hot coffee and tea at the reception, the strong internet. Time passed by quite quickly. The hotel made efforts to... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

rooms clean, very comfortable beds. Breakfast was great, what a selection. Evening meal food good but no choice or menu and you could choose 2 out of the 3 courses. Drinks pricey. Staff at reception and restaurant very helpful and friendly.

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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear Denise, I' am really happy to read that you have enjoined your stay at our hotel in Kirkenes. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I have to appologize regarding the menu in our restaurant. Unfortunnaly, have we had a reduced menu unntil this week, due to chanching of contents. Thank you again, and... More 

Dallas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
15 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Got off the ship and onto the bus to go to the hotel. Were going to take the excursion to the Russian border but it was cancelled. A short ride to the hotel on the snow covered streets. Kirkenes is a very small town so other than the tourist activities there is not a lot to do. Walked around town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I stayed here for 7 days and found the rooms to be comfortable and well heated (got too warm at times, but opening the windows quickly fixed that). The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Coffee was provided but i had to go up the hall for hot water. The free breakfast was fantastic and had a huge selection. The hotel... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I do! But there wasn't any when I wanted it, so the lady at reception told me I could have my shower in the sauna room and gave me the card for the MALE sauna room! Thank God I wasn't sleep walking! The room on the fourth floor was big enough for the two of us, clean linens and yes,... More 

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Shoalhaven, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

worst hotel I've stayed in, rude and unhelpful reception staff, asked a couple of times if there was somewhere to get lunch, told you're in Norway on a sunday so nothing open til after 3.....only to find a restaurant less than 50m away that opened at 1pm. We were happy to use hotel restaurant and reception staff said they would... More 

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