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Coal Miners’ Cabins

| P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9171 , Norway (Formerly Spitsbergen Guesthouse)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kongsberg, Norway
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated a mile outside the “center” they need to provide good service to survive. And they do…. Simple, but clean room. Shower and toilet in the hall is also nice and tidy The food is excellent for this price! I’ll be back!

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Tromso, Norway
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Coal Miners' Cabins a few times to eat and drink while I stayed in Longyearbyen. Liked the staff, the atmosphere and the food. Not a huge selection, but it didn't matter since everything I tried was tasty.

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Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just eaten the best burger I've ever tasted. The service was fast and the staff very friendly. Good atmosphere and a good ending to a very nice trip. I do highly recommend anyone traveling to Svalbard visiting this restaurant if not only for the experience but for the food aswell

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SpitsbergenTravelCSR, Guest Relations Manager at Coal Miners’ Cabins, responded to this review

Dear Larssu, Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our delicious coal grilled burgers! We are really proud of the team at the Coal Miners' Bar & Grill, and will be passing along your comments to them. We hope to see you here again soon - I am sure the burgers will taste delicious... More 

Turku, Finland
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost everything was great at Cole Miner's Cabins. It is approximately two kilometres from the town center, but that's why it is cheap. We used to walk to and from town, because the taxis are expensive if you are not many persons sharing a taxi. Walking took us 20-25 minutes. The only drawback was that there was a smell of... More 

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SpitsbergenTravelCSR, Guest Relations Manager at Coal Miners’ Cabins, responded to this review

Dear Oskar0001, Thnak you for leaving your review here on TripAdvisor. We are really glad for all of your comments, and have included these in our current renovation plans, which is why I have waited a little with this reply. We will now be insulating the walls between the toilets and the guest rooms as part of this renovation, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm sure this won't suit some people, but to me, it was perfection. Basic, it's true, but you have everything you really need: a clean, comfortable room, good breakfast in the morning, great burgers in the evening, and the perfect distance from "downtown". It's close enough to walk if midnight sun won't let you sleep and you really need to... More 

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SpitsbergenTravelCSR, Guest Relations Manager at Coal Miners’ Cabins, responded to this review

Dear markocibej, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are so glad that you appreciated our staff, location and the local area so much. We hope to see you here again, perhaps during the amazing Northern Lights period! More 

London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cabins (rooms) are clean, basic but plenty of room and everything you need is close by- shower, toilets shared but very clean. Good self catering kitchen if you want to self cater. The reception/dining area has been recently been refurbished (we were told) and is warm, welcoming and very relaxing. We had dinner here and it was wonderful recommend... More 

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SpitsbergenTravelCSR, Guest Relations Manager at Coal Miners’ Cabins, responded to this review

Dear Molly O, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review here. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the meals at the Coal Miners' Bar & Grill. We hope to see you here again soon! More 

Wellington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basic but comfortable accommodation with shared facilities, in separate blocks of rooms. Adequate breakfast in bar area across the road. Some way out of town so may not be suitable for a long stay, but bus stops outside.

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SpitsbergenTravelCSR, Guest Relations Manager at Coal Miners’ Cabins, responded to this review

Dear Michael L, Thank you so much for leaving a review for us here on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you found our accommodation comfortable, and would love to hear more from you in regards to improving our services so that you might have given us more than 3 out of 5 here. Please do contact us... More 

Tromso, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The lobby area is comfortable including a bar and souvenir shop. The breakfast is ok. Rooms are basic and with shared bathrooms on the level of student house. The distance to the 'downtown' is two kilometres. One could await a better quality in this price.

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SpitsbergenTravelCSR, Guest Relations Manager at Coal Miners’ Cabins, responded to this review

Dear MiettinenA, Thank you for taking the time to leave a response here on TripAdvisor. We are always glad to receive comments from our guests, so that we can improve our guests' experiences. Should you have any specific comments, we would appreciate it if you contacted us directly on info@spitsbergentravel.no. More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great bar/restaurant area. Reasonable prices after Oslo. The smoke flavoured burgers were a treat. A bit further out of town, but not an issue if get the bus from the airport. Basic rooms, and shared bathrooms, both clean. Our cabin block had a shared kitchen. Good value and welcoming feel.

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SpitsbergenTravelCSR, Guest Relations Manager at Coal Miners’ Cabins, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a response here. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at CMC, and hope that you will come back and visit us again soon! More 

Longyearbyen, Norway
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Coal Miner Cabins is a hip bar with a coalminer theme. You get served burgers, ribs, salad and beef there, and the food is nice. They actually use a coal grill to cook the food, which is very nice and also matches the theme and cuisine. They also got some more untraditional beer brands beside the Mack. It is what... More 

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SpitsbergenTravelCSR, Guest Relations Manager at Coal Miners’ Cabins, responded to this review

Hi Erlend Ø, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for the Coal Miners' Bar & Grill. We are so glad you enjoyed it, and that you appreciated the coal grill and the mining theme. Just to let you know - we are now really happy to be able to serve the local beer from... More 

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