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Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

4.0 of 5 Road 500, PO Box 554, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alesund, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars NEW

This hotel is nicely situated, with easy access by Airport express bus. The standard of the room (we stayed in a Junior suite) is a bit lesser than the hotel in general (I'd say 3*). The restaurant is however excellent. The menu is not big, but consist of nicely chosen Arctic courses. We ate several courses made from supplies from... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Locating at 78º 13’N 15º 37’E, Svalbard is a remote archipelago in the Arctic. Everything is imported and I understand lots of things are not available when compare to living in a main city. So my review will make allowances for this. Longyearbyen is the main settlement on Svalbard, and the coach will take you from the airport to your... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hotelroom was a bit old and worn, (some were more recently renovated) bur concidering the location for this hotel it was still good. The size was roomy, the bed comfortable and it had a minibar. The restaurant served fantastic food for all our meals and the staff was nice and helpful. I would definately reccomend travelling here and this... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

View - would have been spectacular had the weather been kinder (depends on your room as some only look at the hotel building). Hotel quality - it is a bit tired, and I see why people say this is 2-3 star, not 4. I would have initially been slightly kinder, given the environment they're operating in, but they let us... More 

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34 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Entering the first time this hotel is a little shock. This is not 4 star, 2 maybe 3 star. Spots and holes in the carpet, and the room is not much better. A bathroom from 1960, damaged paintwork etc.. And still, the hotel has also has his good sides. It has a convenient location, the staf is very friendly and... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I will give 3 stars because I do not think this hotel deserves 2 or below for just my one experience. After being in Tromso and Svalbard for 2 weeks in the dark season you learn quickly plans change and schedules are very different. What we did NOT expect was to reserve this hotel and show up and find it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This oasis in the Arctic is a wonderful haven. The staff is great, the locals fun, good food and drink. Restaurant offers a great breakfast buffet and the Local Tastes dinner menu has offerings one doesn't encounter in most other places. Bar is cozy, bartenders know what they are doing. The rooms are comfortable and warm, as even summer tends... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Hotels are changing. They are told to be the home when away from home. To the plusses - a very friendly staff - very well heated - regardless storm and outside temperature. Tasty food in one of the restaurants - and - you are really in the middle of the largest place at Svalbard - Longyearbyen. Short distances - if... More 

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Marseille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Comfortable hotel far in the north! Room was comfy and well furnished, bathroom had bathtub, what a treat! Breakfast buffet very good, Christmas buffet featuring Norwegian specialties. Staff very friendly and helpful to reserve activities.Located just at the beginning of the "downtown" strip so easy walking, even when -20°C. Definitely a place to return to for a summer trip with... More 

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Croatia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 hotel reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I first stayed here in December 2013 and fell in love with the place, so much so that I went back this December. The hotel is relatively small (around 90 rooms) but it generally to be considered the ‘best’ hotel in town, based upon it being a full service hotel, close to the centre of town and having the widest... More 

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Address: Road 500, PO Box 554, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Location: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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