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Mary-Ann's Polarrigg

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Skjaeringa | Postboks 17, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Really good service and nice staff all around! Beds are a bit small but i'm used to a bigger bed anyways. Prices are ok durung the off season but probably go up when the season is on. All in all would recommend to any party (family, friends, etc.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely unique. Cosy, eclectic environment and the friendliest, most helpful staff one could wish for. The rooms were basic but clean and fresh. The common areas were lovely and the restaurant was a dream. Breakfast was good and offered a substantial selection. We ate in the restaurant one evening and the staff were excellent, providing my daughter, who was not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed somewhere to stay for a night before we boarded our ship. Our room at the Polarrigg was small but enough, and the beds were comfy and warm. The shared bathrooms were numerous and the water in the showers was hot. We ate dinner in the restaurant and the food was very nice. All the staff we met were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exterior of the building looks old but nicely maintained and clean inside. We stayed in a twin bed with ensuite shower and really enjoyed our stay. The food was delicious and they specially made vegitarian food for us. We didn't use wifi there so cannot really comment. Its not very far from town, and about 5-10 mins walk. If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place for its atmosphere, uniqueness and helpfulness of the staff and Mary-Ann in particular. But you need to know what you're getting into: the accommodation is more like a hostel- with small rooms, small beds and thin walls (can be noisy) and shared bathrooms. There's often no one at reception (as when I arrived) so you might... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 24, 2015

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 July 19, 2015

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 July 8, 2015

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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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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