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Mary-Ann's Polarrigg

Skjaeringa | Postboks 17, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a quirky place that is in the redone miners quarters in Longyearbyen. It is not a polished modern hotel. It fits in with its surroundings and feels like you are Spitsbergen.. It is spotlessly clean, and lots of local memorabilia around. I stayed in the lowest price single room one night outbound and one night on the return.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Basic EXPENSIVE b&b.(breakfast not included in the price....) Basic rooms with communal bathrooms. Need to walk to the centre or take an unbelievable expensive taxi (if you have luggage or the weather is not the best) Nice decode to the communal spaces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night here before we went on a cruise with G adventures. The airport bus dropped us off right at the gate and we found a long building with interesting decoration and a lovely bar. The rooms are small but very clean and warm. The location is very handy, only a few minutes walk into town. The people... More

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llanidloes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is our third trip to Svalbard and our third stay at Mary Ann's Polariggen. Again we were made to feel very welcome, the rooms are warm and comfortable and the food great! The Thai food and Mary Ann's seafood dinner was fantastic. Also the breakfasts are very substantial and tasty. I would recommend anyone visiting Svalbard to stay here... More

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Oslo, Norge
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Bad service, no chanse to order extra after main order was taken by the personell. Try to get in contact whit the personal but they where other places. Food was ok but price in the upper level.The food was not ready on the same time and the steaks was mixed to those who have order well-done and those who have... More

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Abu Dhabi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

It is definitely a different place, but I guess so is Svalbard in general. The hotel consists of three separate wooden buildings which resembles a Cowboy town from the Far West days. The accomodation is simple but functional, although the rooms could have been a tad larger. The restaurant is well decorated. Don't expect big city modernity, Svalbard is not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Small and cozzy place for overnighting in Longyearbyen. Not super cheap but you can save some money anyway,comparing to the prices at another places at Svalbard. We had very basic room with 2 bunk beds, I would say it was very little space for our suitecases and other stuff (like cloth and cosmetic). We thing we missed most of all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

When traveling in the arctic, you need to be prepared to make some changes to your regular lifestyle. Mary Ann's is a good place to start as it is definitely different from your average hotel. The first oddity is the way it is layed out. From reception, you turn right to reach one set of guest rooms or left and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

If you are in the group of people (like me) who travel to far-away places that do not offer the usual vacation experiences, if you like the midnight sun or the northern lights Svalbard is the place to go. Then why check in to a hotel that looks like every other hotel in the world? Mary-Ann offers a unique experience,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

A very unusual place, located in a industry area of longyearbyen.not in the absolute center, but everything is close here. The hotel looks like it is made from driftwood and has lots of mining merorabilia inside. The owner mary ann is quite eccentric but friendly.Standard rooms are very tiny with bunk beds of ok standard. The hotel is totally ok... More

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Address: Skjaeringa | Postboks 17, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Location: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
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Mary-Ann`s Polarrigg Hotel Longyearbyen
Mary-Ann's Polarrigg Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard

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Come join us up north at Mary-Ann`s Polarrigg, a somewhat different Hotel/Rig in Longyearbyen. Here at Mary-Ann`s we have a relaxed and homey environment that will suite everybody.Stay as the miners did back in the days in our authentic Miners Rig, or if you prefer Hotel standard you can try our Luxury Rig instead.In the day time we can assist in booking of trips from our local tour operators or if you just want a day of relaxation in our onsite spa that is also possible. For groups we can also offer a fully equipped conference room.In the evening you can try food from our delicious menu in our Vinterhagen Restaurant where we serve both Thai food and traditional Norwegian and Arctic food.Come join us for an experience of a lifetime here at Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg. ... more   less 
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