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First Hotel Solborg

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Neseveien 1, Mandal 4514 , Norway
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Mandal
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jo Ann C Naples, Florida
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent place to stay. Staff very friendly and helpful. All speak English. Parking available on site, very important as parking on town very limited. Within walking distance of shops, restaurants and beach. Rooms are clean but in need of refurbishing.

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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

First of all, the staff are friendly, efficient and overall just great! They do everything to take good care of you. The rooms on the other hand needs an upgrade, the bathroom most of them all. Since this is the only option in Mandal that is close to the center it really deserves a makeover. The fitness room also needs... More

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Arendal, Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent two nights here in may. The hotel was close to empty, and so we experienced no queues anywhere. Especially it was nice to have the pool all by myself in the morning. However, the hotel is not great in any way, just ok. The room we had was big, the bed was nice, and the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is a old, dark and shabby hotel, and not in the good sense. We had a huge, spacious room, but the bathroom is very old and not refreshed since most likely mid-80s, if not even earlier than that. The double bed was comfy, the shower ok and the sleep quality so-so. For the high price, this is not worth... More

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Tornby, Denmark
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36 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I spent a couple of nights at this hotel, and it was somewhat a mixed experience, like some of the other reviewers had written. The reception was friendly and very efficient. The hotel seemed clean. I had a large rather modern room (with a comfortable bed) with a small balcony, but my bathroom was really retro - or dated... One... More

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Northumberland
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stayed here on business for 3 nights and as other reviewers have said the rooms are a little dated - however everything is nipping clean, comfy bed and nice ensuite with powerful shower - love the retro tap & mixer! yes dated but it all works! Good breakfast but the hotel didn't have lunch/dinner facility - ask at reception and... More

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Aberdeen
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

This hotel is well past it's best (I believe the owners are going to build a new hotel hence the lack of investment). The hotel is clean and the rooms were spacious and all the essentials were there. The bed was comfortable and the shower very good. However the furniture and fittings are all dated and past their best. I... More

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Mandal, Norway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Ok, i just had to, i live in Mandal, and this hotel is just terrible, I hoped thast i could say something else, but the hotel has note been upgraded since the late 70's, so you see, we really need a new hotel in Mandal. But if you want to visit our beattiful city, then all i can say you... More

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Kristiansand, Norway
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

This place is ready for a real renovation! Hard to sleep, to much noise outside the door (staff?) housekeeper employed locked herself in without knocking and I stood ther naked!

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Seattle, WA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

I suspect this is the largest hotel in Mandal. It is well maintained but the buidling and rooms are showing their age. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. There is a nice free breakfast on offer. But the rooms I saw look to have been last updated in the 80's so they look a little worn. They were clean.... More

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Address: Neseveien 1, Mandal 4514 , Norway
Location: Norway > Southern Norway > Vest-Agder > Mandal Municipality > Mandal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — First Hotel Solborg 3*
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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First Hotel Solborg is the southernmost hotel in Norway, located within short walking distance from the scenic, pedestrian Mandal town centre and a mere stone’s throw from its renowned sandy beaches. We have several large family rooms, and hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool and sauna. Mandal and its surroundings offer ample opportunities for trout and salmon fishing in addition to other outdoor activities. ... more   less 
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