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Scandic Kirkenes

Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Lillehammer, Norway
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reseption: Average. Restaurant : Disaster !! (Waiters did their best, chef ignorant / arrogant. ) King-crab from yesterday`s dinner, dry, tried smoothen up with olive-oil..... Qualified cook amongst us to verify...

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived on the evening Oslo flight at around 8pm, got to the hotel at 0845, and had dinner at 9pm. We had phoned ahead and they are well set up for this type of arrangement as the restaurant is open till 10pm. The restaurant staff were very friendly explaining the various choices and recommendations for dinner and again the... More 

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Cotswolds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night after our Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen. It was good. A quiet hotel with average size rooms and all the facilities you need for a short stay. There is even a swimming pool. Breakfast was really good. Hotel is very central, in town and close to the sea too. Kirkenes is very small! and not... More 

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Salo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Junior suite was very spacious, comfortable and nice for three adults. The hotel is centrally located and there's parking space next to the hotel. Breakfast was also very good. Extra points for the delicious wafels.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interior is old and look really bad. Room was okey size and with a bathtub/shower. My room was hight up and very quiet, so slept well. TV was small and low resolution. Not a room you spend more time in then needed. Breakfast was very good: pluss for the diversity of pastery, minus for not keeping bacon for itself. Staff... More 

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

Dear Petter L, Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your stay at Scandic Kirkenes! I am very sorry to hear that our standard did not met your expectations, but we do appreciate your feedback, so we can improve our product and services. We hope to see you again next time you are in Kirkenes! Best regards Jevgeni M... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was easy to find. There was a lot of parking Place around. Friendly stuff. Standard room was quite large. There was quite large but simply bathroom. The breakfast was excellent: many kind of salmon, breads, porridge, cereals, eggs, what ever you could wish for :) We were very pleased for our stay in this hotel.

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

Dear Reppumies, Thank you for such a great review of your stay with us at Scandic Kirkenes! It is especially pleasant to hear that you have enjoyed our breakfast so much. We hope to welcome you back next time you are in Kirkenes. Best regards Jevgeni M General manager Scandic Kirkenes More 

Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and service minded receptionists, clean rooms, quiet rooms (a least towards the park side), small fridge at the room that could be filled with whatever I chose to purchase from the grocery store across the street - or from the "kiosk" in the reception area. Rich, varied and well prepared breakfast, including freshly made fruit and vegetable shots.... More 

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

Dear Sesamysame, Thank you for a nice review of Scandic Kirkenes. I am very pleased to read that you have had such a wonderfull stay with us. Especially thank you for your kind words about our service-minded staff and cleanliness at the hotel. We will be sincerelly happy to welcome you again in Scandic Kirkenes! Best regards Jevgeni M General... More 

Moscow, Russia
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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 

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