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Mary-Ann's Polarrigg

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Skjaeringa | Postboks 17, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Mary-Ann's Polarrigg
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Karlskoga, Sweden
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well beds are good! And that's about it. Staff were impolite well only one of them but that was enough! They charge for use of the kitchen and take an extra 200Nok for using the sauna. Due to the rather high price if you want to use the sauna you would be better of in Spitsbergen hotel or the sas... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a no-frills hotel in Svalbard at an affordable price. The rooms were small but clean and the staff friendly. The restaurant was acceptable although there was only one waiter at all times. The only down side is the shared ablutions and the narrow hallways can be noise and cramped at times.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in the evening. Warm welcome was missing. Rooms are small and our was the first one at the corridor. Was noisy all the time also in the night. The room was overheated because of the installation of the not isolated heating pipes throw the room. No possibility to regulate the temperature. Breakfast was 135 NOK and more or... More 

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Rouen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Longyearbyen, Spitzberg is not round the corner: it is the northern most city on earth! If by chance you pass by (why not?), book Mary-Ann's Polarrigg, a good and reasonbily priced hotel, not too far from "downtown". Do not hesitate: it is more convenient than other very remote cheap hostels around town, you can cook (I am French...). You'll have... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Mary-Ann came to Longyearbyen in 1997. She has created a place for visitors to settle for a time, relax and get comfortable. The exterior is as rough as the terrain. The interior is as welcoming as a country lodge, with a large, rustic lobby with tables and sitting areas that make it easy to sit and chat, check e-mail and... More 

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Bø I Telemark, Telemark, Norway
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Mary-Ann's Polarrigg is just as rough as we wanted it to be. It is unique with its rude look on the outside. Inside it is lived-in and relaxing. Location, price, friendly staff and good breakfast makes a great atmosphere. I guess all meals are good here, but the group I was a part of went to other places for dinner.... More 

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Oslo
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I stayed for four nights in February 2015, and did not regret my choice for a single moment. Svalbard, with its rich and unique history, is an oasis unto itself. Mary-Ann's Polarrigg does Svalbard justice by offering authenticity that you'd be hard pressed to find in a hotel chain. The rooms are neat, clean and spare. Be sure to treat... More 

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Honolulu
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Came to Longyearbyen for the March 20 total solar eclipse. This little town of 2,000 had probably never seen such crowds before, but I was impressed with how everything was handled by the local townsfolk. Extra food and drinks were flown up before the crowds arrived so that the hotels never ran out of supplies. Mary Ann's Polarrigg is an... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My husband and I were just there for the eclipse. Our room had a bunk bed and was quite small with shared bathrooms. The hotel had a great living area where you go and read and use the internet on our side. The other side had the restaurant and bar area. The tour we had included all meals at the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I stayed in this hotel for a night or 2, before and after a trekking on the snow. I must say this hotel is very hot :-) be sure, you will never be cold in this snowy destination, rather you'll be too warm when going to sleep. I particularly like the breakfast buffet, it has a good variety of things... More 

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