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Mary-Ann's Polarrigg

Skjaeringa | Postboks 17, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Oslo, Norge
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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32 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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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Kiev, Ukraine
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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28 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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Oslo, Norway
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12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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9 hotel reviews
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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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Umeå, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We stayed at Gruveriggen (same buidling as the reception) for a week in April. Had av very good stay. The staff is friendly and service-minded and it has a good location! It is not the typical hotel - if you are looking for that, stay somewhere else... it has a very homey feeling with a common kitchen and a big... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

We stayed at the Polarriggen for four nights in August 2011. We found it to be a fantastic experience and exceeded our expectations, so much in fact that I'm staying there again in March 2012. We found the staff extremely helpful and courteous, they booked excursions for us and made our stay most enjoyable. The rooms are indeed small but... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Despite having shared bathrooms I would still return. There are many bathrooms and sharing turned out not to be an issue. The hotel is very different with lots of old mining gear as it used to be miners' quarters. The main bar and restaurant are very bright and airy, serving excellent food, including vegetarian. Reasonable prices too. Lots of lounging... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg is an interesting place to stay and not your usual hotel. The location is also quite good and to get to the town center you can just cross the bridge spanning across the tundra. In the winter Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg is a good place to stay but in the summer more places are open and some may offer better... More

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Also Known As:
Mary-Ann`s Polarrigg Hotel Longyearbyen
Mary-Ann`s Polarrigg Hotel
Mary-Ann's Polarrigg Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Address: Skjaeringa | Postboks 17, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Location: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty lodging in Longyearbyen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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