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Svalbard Hotel

3.0 of 5 Postboks 538, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Zürich
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start with: In other place of the world this hotel would be very standard. However: For Svalbard (one of the most remote areas at all) it is slightly above standard: We had to rebook our trip and staff was very helpful and not difficult at all about rebooking fees etc. Breakfast (served in the bar next door) is not... More

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Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel delivered as expected, but nothing more. A bit disappointed over the breakfast which was served in the neighboring bar. Not really a super start to our day. Nice rooms, with bright colors and cool pictures above the bed.

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Carlsbad, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
54 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There aren't too many choices in Longyearbyen but The Svalbard Hotel is very nice. The rooms are large enough and very modern. The hotel is located in the center of town with stores and restaurants nearby. The WiFi is free and a nice buffet breakfast is served just across the street. The staff is very nice and helpful with maps... More

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Houston, Texas
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139 reviews 139 reviews
25 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived very late, and there was no one in sight. However, our room code was in an envelope on the desk, so we had no problem, other than the lift was closed at that time. Room was very nice, comfortable, clean. In the morning, the staff was there and very nice and helpful. What we didn't know was that... More

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Ramsgate, Kent
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A comfortable good-sized room in a very smart new building. Delicious and generous breakfast included in the price (served across the road). Friendly staff. Good value (by Svalbard standards). Handy for shops, restaurants and the town generally. What's not to like?

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I am going to give it 5 stars for 3 reasons: friendly and helpful staff, central location and modern, yet rustic feel. Okay, it's no Mandarin Oriental, but you are in Longyearbyen -there are only 3 hotels and population here is 2,200. Be sure to take your hiking boots or shoes off when you enter - there is carpet everywhere... More

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modesto california
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The room was small, yet very clean. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. The front desk was very helpful with any questions. The hotel is in the middle of Longyearbyen. The hotel also offers a nice breakfast in an area where food is quite expensive.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a modern, a bit simple but very nice hotel and the view from the top floor is great and really let you get a feeling for how Longyearbyen is. I might also add that the breakfast that is included in the price is eaten across the street in a sports pub. This fact didn't get your hopes too... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We spent 4 days on Svalbard early July. Stayed at Svalbard Hotel. In "mainland language" I guess we would have called it a motel due to its modular architecture. Nothing is built on Svalbard. It is prefab in Norway and erected in Longyearbyen. Experienced as fresh and new. Less wear and tear than normal for any hotel as it is... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The hotel was located in the end of the walking strip and the room was clean and cosy. The staff was friendly and the breakfast that was served in the restaurant/pub opposite the hotel, was very good. The price was reasonable and you had coffee/tea in the room.

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Address: Postboks 538, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Location: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Svalbard Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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