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Scandic Sarpsborg

Sandesundsveien 1, Sarpsborg 1706, Norway (Formerly Rica Saga Hotel)
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Sarpsborg
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The well known hotel chain have acquired Rica Hotels in many cities. I'm sure this hotel will be upgraded to normal Scandic standard in a year or so. The receptionist really was friendly and very helpful. If Scandic had their own ranking 1-5 stars I'm sure they would agree that the standard in this hotel would maybe achieve 2 stars.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The staff was lovely. The hotel smelled bad -- both in the lobby/common areas and in the rooms. Like mold and mildew. Don't look under your bed. You will discover dirt, sand, old toe nails, hair and assorted dust bunnies. Breakfast was ok, but the coffe tasted like old sweat socks. They have a room with a sign that indicates... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed at this hotel because we were at wedding party in the city. There are not many choices to stay in the city. The hotel was overpriced considering what you get there (very typical for Norway). Old and outdated rooms, not really clean, dusty carpet in the elevator, not existing service, very poor breakfast. When we came to eat... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Standard breakfast, nice staff. Bed not too comfortable. Our room was big, with a dining area and a couch complex. But the rooms look like they were furnished 40 years ago, and nothing has changed since then.

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Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This hotel is located in the city center of Sarpsborg, near one of the commercial streets (Sant Marie Gata) and just "over" a shopping center. Rooms are very correct, with all necessary things for a business trip (bath, free connection to internet via wifi, TV in the room). Regarding the TV, only norwegian channels can be found, but all the... More 

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Farsund, Norway
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

There is a first time for everything. Also for being yelled at by hotell staff. I had to make a phone call during breakfast, and came back later for some more food. Apparently that was not allowed, and I got totally yelled at by one of the restaurant staff. The rooms are small, and both the rooms and the corridors... More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Perfectly situated in the town center. Really nice, clean room and bath room, beds are really good, different pillows to choose from, breakfast good. Nice and helpful staff. Have used this hotel many times and it is my favourite choice in Sarpsborg due to location. Have parking facilities in basement (cellar). Main bus station at the behind the hotel and... More 

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Lillestrom, Norway
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The hotel is centrally located and next to a nice park. The building itself is boring and worn, but my room was nice and clean, but a bit small. Nice breakfast, but a bit crowded restaurant.

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Hønefoss Norway
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Central, as all hotels within 'downtown' city (a small one). Built early 60's. Clean, nice staff, breakfast not overwhelming but good enough. Free parking for 4 cars next to entrance, free parking for about 20 in basement. Post office close. Shopping mall same building. Pub next door, karaoke and live music.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

The hotel looked much better on the pictures then what we experienced when we arrived. The whole place was worn and must have seen it's best days 20-30 years ago. There was an unpleasant kind of unfresh air inside the hotel. The bathroom was nice and clean, there was filth under the rather nice bed. Next to the reception of... More 

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