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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
34 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We paid a litlle extra for a room with a veranda. The veranda was full of cigarette butts and the paint was peeling off. Our room was spacious with ample but very worn furniture. The bathroom had tiles and furniure which certainly could qualify for a prize in bad taste. More than half of the light bulbs in the breakfast... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

The Solberg has been a fixture in Mandal for decades, and we have stayed there a number of times over the last 30 years. It has had its ups and downs. It is certainly in a low period now. It is in desperate need of renovation and updating. Our bathroom was very dimly lit, there was no exhaust fan (but... More

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Manager_Solborg, Manager at First Hotel Solborg, responded to this review

Thank You, for Your thorough review of Your stay with us. We have a widespread selection of rooms, and some of them certainly are in need of refurbishment. Alas, with Your stay, we only had one room left, and it is close to the discoteque. We thought we made this clear to You before Your reservation, but obviously there must... More

Helsinki, Finland
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

Best hotel in Mandal. Very beautiful place and best service in Norway!

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Address: Neseveien 1, Mandal 4514 , Norway
Location: Norway > Southern Norway > Vest-Agder > Mandal Municipality > Mandal
Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Mandal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — First Hotel Solborg 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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