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Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at the hotel (along with another 20-30 people from our cruise) at approx 9am. We did not expect to get a room at this time. We were told check in was 3pm. There was not much seating provided in the foyer and there were 5 lounge chairs on the upper floor. We decided to explore the town and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you are in Longyearbyen, expecting a world class hotel is difficult. But Radisson blu polar hotel gives you a world class hotel almost similar to any other Radisson hotel in the arctic. The process of check in was not smooth as we were asked to wait for an hour or so. The restaurant was closed for lunch and lunch... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The small town of Longyearbyen is obviously becoming more popular as a new hotel is being built. The Radisson blu is comfortable but not luxurious, although the style of the lobby and dining room with views is attractive. There is not a lift in this hotel ( main building) which proved a little difficult for a couple of friends with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here last night. Check in quick and efficient. Room clean but definitely in need of a makeover. It is extremely conveniently located in this most basic and northerly of settlements but I can forgive most shortcomings of the hotel in view of the stunning, stark scenery which serves as a salutary reminder of one's lowly place in the grand... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights at this centrally located hotel with nice views. The check-in line on flight arrival at midnight was 10 m long with only 1 receptionist. The superior room was expensive but basic but had good views. There was no shampoo in the bathroom and we were told every morning they were still waiting for supply by boat.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you intend to come here please imagine an camp hotel with an incredible restaurant and bar. Despite his location and environment I find here an incredible restaurant with an excellent buffet and services. A lot of food very good prepared and a fish cooked excellent. Congratulation to the chef !. Internet if working excellent and does not make any... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The public areas have been updated and provide a good level of decor - including fab views from the restaurant. Our room (207) was shabby at best and desperately needed a refresh - especially considering the price. Breakfast was not hot (although it was supposed to be) and the coffee was pretty stewed.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a challenging environment and strikes me as a ski resort. Given the summer temps are around 5 degrees Celsius or 40 Fahrenheit, and winter is sub zero, this is understandable. Internet connection is great. TV is not. Views of the harbor are fantastic. Given that most of the food has to be imported by ship, it... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering the price the rooms are a bit too basic. That said you are at the top of the world in a lunar environment therefore I guess there's not much more that you could get. On the contrary the restaurant is very nice with good local food. Personnel was very kind in recommending day trips and booking on our behalf.... More 

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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would stay here again - great location, wonderful destination, great staff, superb breakfast. However, I found it unusual that there was no soap or shampoo in the bathroom other than a bath gel dispenser in the shower. (or so I thought" As I looked for some in the bathroom, I notice the sign on the back of the bathroom... More 

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