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Scandic Kirkenes

Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kirkenes is probably not on many 'must visit' lists unless you are getting on a Fijord cruise. As such its a place to while away necessary time. The Scandic isnt the best in town, but it does the job, e.g it provides a comfortable room, a place to eat (albeit absurdly expensive - but there is no real alternative) and... More 

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

Dear guest ( Bob S ) Thank you for your review regarding your stay at Scandic Kirkenes. I sincerely thank you for the positive comments regarding our friendly and caring staff. Please also accept our special thanks for the positive comments regarding your room and our pool and spa. It would be a great pleasure for us to welcome you... More 

West Midlands,UK
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160 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel located in the centre of Kirkenes.Well laid out rooms and decent size bathroom.Looks pretty updated and modern. Restaurant was a decent size, however the dinner menu was very limited. Breakfast selection was sufficient. Popular hotel with tourists from all parts of the globe.

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

Dear guest ( Norsemanuk ) Allow me to thank you for such a nice review regarding your stay here at Scandic Kirkenes. I am pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and that our hotel and services has met your expectations. We hope to see you soon at Scandic. Have a great winther back home. Best... More 

Liverpool
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154 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Basic hotel which offered a clean room and a comfy enough bed. We only had one night in Kirkenes and found the location genial - right in the middle of town - close to restaurants, shops and is a stop off point for the Airport Bus. Staff are a little indifferent but not unhelpful and the breakfast was varied and... More 

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

Dear guest (Chippyqueen) Thank you for your feedback and comments regarding your stay with us at Scandic Kirkenes. I am happy to read that you find our hotel as clean and comfortable, and i am especially glad that you have enjoyed our various breakfast buffet, which we are very proud of. Have a nice winter back home. We hope to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Rooms are clean and comfortable. I love the restaurant there! Dinner menu and breakfast buffet are brilliant. Staff are nice too. The only drawback to me is that the spa and pool are closing a bit early.

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

Dear guest (ElaineFung) Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and for leaving such a positive and detailed feedback. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed our restaurant so much. Please accept a special thanks for the positive comments regarding our friendly staff. On behalf of our team at we wish you a great winther back home. All the... More 

Oakland, California
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67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Hotel was pretty nice, but they were renovating the lobby and restaurant so the makeshift lobby was not as nice. Restaurant consisted of buffet with tables to sit and eat in a back room. It was a similar setup for breakfast. Many staying at the hotel chose to eat here. We chose to eat in town. Considerable noise due to... More 

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

Dear guest ( jfong52414 ) Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your stay at Scandic Kirkenes. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our hotel despite the ongoing renovation during your stay. I can happily inform you that the renovating is now completed and we are very satisfyed with the results. I hope we can welcome you back... More 

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82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a night. Location is convenient to the shops and there is a supermarket which is opposite the hotel. Airport bus reaches the hotel easily too. The bed at the hotel is comfortable. The blanket is great for the cold weather. Breakfast spread is decent too. A good hotel!

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

Dear guest ( XZlin ) Thank you for such a nice review here on Tripadvisor! It is a true pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed your stay so much, and that you liked both the location and our services. I hope we can welcome you back at next occassion. Have a great winter back home. Best regards Jevgeni M... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Hotel is well situated in Kirkenes. Currently undergoing refurbishment, but this is not impacting on service. Very helpful staff. Recommend evening buffet - excellent value for money. Would stay here again

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

Dear guest ( Julie B ) Thank you for such a nice review regarding your stay at Scandic Kirkenes It is such a pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed both our helpfull staff and our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon here at Scandic Kirkenes. Have a wonderfull winter back home. Best regards Jevgeni M General manager... More 

Toulouse, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The perfect place to land after a very long trip : the cosiness, the warm welcome, the nice room and not to forget : the food to die for from the hotel's restaurant !! I highly recommand this place, thanks to the very nice staff !

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

Dear guest ( Anashka2015 ) Thank you for such a nice review regarding your stay at Scandic Kirkenes. It is a true pleasure to read that you have enjoyed your stay so much. We are looking forward to welcome you back. Have a great winter back home. Best regards Jevgeni M Scandic Kirkenes More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Expensive and worn down hotel. Let's start with the positive: the breakfast buffet was great and the girls maintaining it did a great job!!! But for the rest of the hotel I can't say the same. The dinner and beer in the restaurant was pricey and the waiters did not tend our table as they should have done, they did... More 

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

Dear guest (Bengt H), Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay! I am sorry to hear that our standard did not met your expectations, but i am really happy to read that you have enjoyed our great breakfast buffe and service. We hope to welcome you back next time you are in Kirkenes. Best regards Jevgeni M General manager... More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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233 reviews
230 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 616 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Like many others who stay here, we were in transit on the Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer. In our case we had flown from the US and were scheduled to board the Polarlys for the southward sailing to Bergen the next day around noon. We just needed an overnight stay, but after 30+ hours of travel we wanted something comfortable and convenient.... More 

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

Dear guest (NaMakani) Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give us such a terrific review of our hotel. It is a true pleasure to hear that you have had such a nice stay with us, and that you have enjoyed both your room, restaurant and our great breakfast buffe. We hope to welcome you back!... More 

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