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Scandic Sarpsborg

Sandesundsveien 1, Sarpsborg 1706, Norway (Formerly Rica Saga Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel for a weekend. The check in was good, but the evening receptionist needs a crash course in customer service. Room was newly renovated, but when renovating the bathroom, why not take the shower head at the same time? It seemed old and cheap. Breakfast was very nice.

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Greater Cincinnati
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are in the middle of renovations so things are a bit discombobulated. I found our room to be huge and updated very nicely. The tub/shower is about 1 1/2 inches away from the wall so the first shower that was taken left a lot of water all over the floor and it didn't go toward the drain at all.... More 

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Elisabeth S, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Sarpsborg, responded to this review

Hi Janet! Thank you for your review. We are very sorry that you had noise from the elevator in your room. The elevator shafts will be renovated this autumn so that the near by rooms want experience noise anymore. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast and that our staff was wonderful. We always do our... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The hotel is undergoing renovations and there are notices about that, but there are no warnings that heavy work will be undertaken from 7.00 am in the morning and still be going at 10.00 pm at night! The hotel desperately needs renovating, but it makes for a very noisy and disturbed stay. At times we couldn't even hear the television... More 

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Elisabeth S, Resepsjonssjef at Scandic Sarpsborg, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your review of our hotel. We will do our best to do better with cleaning and maintence next time. In the fall the hotel is completly renovated and we are looking forward to sell our guests a new product. Hope to see you again! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 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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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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22 reviews
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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
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4 reviews
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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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Trondheim
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 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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