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Scandic Kirkenes

Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • 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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Moscow, Russia
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65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hotel where you get everything you got used in this hotel chain. Even though the choice of hotels is not big in Kirkenes, I would recommend Scandic anyway. Nice rooms, good breakfast, staff is ok, good location. Restaurant is good as well. We had a dinner there and they not only offer big meals of a very good quality,... More 

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

Dear Yershova Thank you for such a nice review here on Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you have had such a nice stay with us. I will definitely share your feedback with our staff. Have a nice summer, and we hope to see you again next time you are in Kirkenes. Best regards Jevgeni M General manager... More 

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centrally located and reasonable value for money hotel. Room was comfortable and clean but everything about the hotel is a bit tired. Staff were a might unfriendly when we arrived and didn't want to be bothered as we were half an hour early for booking in. However the breakfast was really good with a nice selection of fresh fruit smoothies... More 

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

Dear 312mari, Thank you for your feedback and review regarding your stay with us. I am very pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and especially our breakfast. I really do appreciate that you have taken your time to evaluate us, and i will assure your comment about our staff will be mentionned to current department.... More 

Cameron Park, California
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good experience in Kirkenes. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. No requests were ignored and acted upon promptly, no matter how difficult. Everybody in this hotel had a "can do" attitude. Our room was quiet and the beds were good. Breakfast was excellent, dinner not so good, but we ordered king crab and it was... More 

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

Dear Jangolfer, Thank you for such a nice review and feedback regarding your visit. I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and felt well taken care of by our friendly staff; I will naturally share your kind words with my dear colleagues. It is however a pity to hear that the dinner did not met the... More 

Singapore
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28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After a minor disaster on my flight to Kirkenes involving a bottle of red wine and the interior of my suitcase I needed to find a launderette. On arriving at the hotel we were told we were too early to check in to the hotel and I asked for directions to a laundry service. The receptionist then made a phone... More 

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

Hello cmdsea, I am really sorry to hear that prices in Norway has weakened your impression of our hotel. I can confirm the information you have got from our Front office manager about the prices from our laundy- the prices is standard and it is an external laudry that handles all the requests. I would also like to assure you... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Its a nice hotel in centre of this small city. Very friendly staff.,had nice heated swimming pool and good rooms. Breakfast was excellent.,better then any other hotels I have visited in Norway (of same category). The is a road from behind the hotel which leads to a viewpoint from where you can have a panoramic view of city, fjord and... More 

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

Dear Hetal C, Thank you for leaving such a nice review here on Tripadvisor. I am really pleased to hear that have enjoyed your stay with us so much, especially our breakfast, which we are so proud of. Have a nice summer and a safe trip home. Best regards Jevgeni M General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

Las Vegas, NV
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My daughter and I stayed here in late May and were very pleased. The room was our first exposure to the Norwegian twin bed with folded comforter style, which we soon grew to like very much. Our room was clean and comfortable with a nice view of the town square. The open backed shower took a bit of getting used... More 

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

Hello Susilou, Thank you for such a great review here on Tripadvisor, it is highly appreciated by all of us at Scandic Kirkenes. I am very pleased to read that you and your dauther have enjoyed so much your stay with us, and especially our breakfast. I hope that we can welcome you back on a later occasion.Have a nice... More 

Tromso, Norway
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

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