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Scandic Kirkenes

Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
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Scandic Kirkenes
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan V Tromso, Norway
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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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Tromso, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located in the middel of city center. The entrance, restaurant and rooms need to upbrush a lot and you are suddenly back in the eighties. Exept form that its ok. Breakfast start at 07.00 and if you have a flight at 08.00 or start work at 07.00 you miss breakfast.

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

Dear Jan, Thank you for taking time to leave a review about us, here at Tripadvisor. I am happy to inform that we have started a process with planning uplifting a standard at areas that you have mentioned in your review. Our plan is to renovate reception area and part of our restaurant during last part of this year. Our... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The town is very small but the hotel stay was great. I am particular about cleanliness and the rooms are fabulous . Very cozy and comfortable. The breakfast selection was also great. If you can get a room with a view - fantastic!

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

Dear kopimocha, Thank you for taking time to give us such a great review. I am realy pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to welcome you back. Have a nice spring back home. Best regards. Jevgeni M. General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

Droitwich, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this review

Dear Savedwater S, Thanks you so much for such a nice review of our hotel. I am really pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Have a nice spring time back home. We hope to see you again. Best regards Jevgeni M General Manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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