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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bø I Telemark, Telemark, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I went to Longyearbyen with my father sometime in March of 2010, this may not be of much help since it's been 5 years and TripAdvisor doesn't allow me to put a date older than April 2014, but I thought I'd share my experience. Not sure if there has been any renovations since but I remember that the bathrooms were... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stayed here 3-6/3, 2015 and had a great stay. Good Food and Nice staff. Rooms were of normal standard and totally ok, no hotel standard though - which we didnt expect either :) Funny Place With both historical and creative interior. Great beds, great shower. Quiet Place for good sleep. Hair dryer and kettle was a plus, and daily cleaning.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you are traveling to Svalbard and Longyearbyen, then I can really recommend staying here. Mary Ann`s is a place with a lot of heart. Great service, nice rooms, friendly and helpfull staff makes this the place to stay in Longyearbyen.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This hotel is a low cost one. I paid aprox 800 euros for 4 nights and i took queen room. I was aspected to have a deluxe room with all facilities but what I found is that the room was so small , no wifi at all in the room , no TV , the bathroom is very small. This... More 

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Bohemia, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Amazing place on Svalbard. Atmosphere and interrior not to be forgotten. It's different and veeery special kind of place, so if you expect classic chain hotel - better take something else. We could feel real atmopshere of old Longyearbyen, cause place reminds a bit museum (many pictures, many stories, old school furniture and so on). Very nice and helpful staff... More 

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