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Spitsbergen Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Longyearbyen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our arctic tour company booked us into this hotel for 1 night prior to embarkation. We had a reservation for a "double room" at a cost of about $300. What we got was a room with two twin beds, not what we requested. The beds look like they were decorated in the '50's, as did the rest of the room.... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed one night before heading off around Spitsbergen on a polar bear search . We arrived after midnight .....and it was sunny and warm ! Check in was very efficient and friendly and the room comfortable but too warm . The curtains didn't keep the light out too well but we slept soundly - with the window open to... More

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Oslo, Norway
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 'Funktionaer' (spelling?) or Funken is located approx 1 km uphill from the cafe's and central shopping so plan your walks accordingly particularly if there is slush around. The bus transfer from the airport will drop you at any of the hotels but check that you have enough time to get through checkin on your way out as it is... More

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Spitsbergen in June, 2014. Few choices in Longyearbyen! This hotel had a "ski lodge" feel to it. Room was comfortable, with heated bathroom floors, and ample hot water. Staff excellent and very helpful. Bed so-so, and no black-out curtains, which would have been helpful when it stays light out 24/7. Breakfast plentiful and varied in offerings. Front... More

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Holsbeek, Belgium
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make no mistake, Longyearbyen is a dump with nothing to see or do. So try to spend there as little time as possible. Most people end up in Longyerabyen before embarking on an arctic cruise. You can see the passengers wandering through the street(s) of Longyerabyen as if they were zombies since there is simlply nothing to do or to... More

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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

... do as the Romans. Longyearbyen is the nordic equivalent to Ushuaia, with much less charm and atmosphere. Therefore, this hotel is is a very good place to stay. It has a lovely lounge, peaceful rooms, good internet access and is not pretentious. A 5 minutes easy walk gets you to the "shopping" center and that's good enough. Coffee, tea... More

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Tromso, Norway
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rica Spitsbergen Hotel is a typical Norwegian characterized hotel which offers warm and friendly atmosphere, a comfy bed as well as a good breakfast included in the price. The hotel offers nice seating areas to enjoy a beer or a drink or just to relax and the bar serves some light dishes. Restaurant (not tried) and sauna. Waffles are served... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Checked in at 1am and greeted warmly. Take shoes off as you enter as everywhere in Longyearbyen. Public areas welcoming and homely with an individual feel. It is warm and breakfast was good. Rooms simple and bed OK but couldn't get any hot water from the shower. It would be really good to have blackout curtains as I found it... More

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stayed there for 3 nights over the Easter break. Food was great, especially at the restaurant (venison steak was our favourite meal). Beds were comfortable, showers were hot. The only negative was that there were no BLOCK OUT curtains (so light 24 hours a day).

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Bergen, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I stayed at the hotel during winter holidays and we got a nice room. The sevice was good and the food excellent, though dinner was a bit expensive. We stayed for five nights and enjoyed the city and trips to the surrounding areas. It is a good tradition to take off your shoes when entering the hotel. We did not... More

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Address: P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
Location: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spitsbergen Hotel 3.5*
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