We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice hotel (for Lillehammer visitors)” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Scandic Victoria Lillehammer

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Scandic Victoria Lillehammer to your Saves list
Scandic Victoria Lillehammer
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Storgata 84 B, Lillehammer 2609, Norway (Formerly Rica Victoria Hotel Lillehammer)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Lillehammer
Lublin, Poland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice hotel (for Lillehammer visitors)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Rica Hotel is located on Storgata veien. Everywhere from hotel is close, Lillehammer is not a very big city. I was there only 3 days during my holiday in Norway in June 2012.

Double room ~ 1000 NOK is acceptable as on norwegian prices.
Staff are typical norwegian :) - smiling and helpful.
Room was simple but clean and nice.
Beds was comfortable but should be connected in double room.
Bathroom was also more than ok. Towels was changed every day.
It was possible to catch WiFi in our room.

Generally - good sleeping place for Lillehammer visitors.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

93 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    12
    48
    26
    6
    1
See reviews for
17
32
7
18
Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The Rica Hotel in Lillehammer is situated 5 minutes away from the station, an easy walk, albeit slightly uphill.

The reception area is a little dark, but the staff were friendly and efficient in checking me in with no fuss. The room, up on the fourth floor was fine, but as with the rest of the hotel it felt a little tired and in need of a little TLC. However, saying that, the rooms are fine in essence and were of a good size with a perfectly good bathroom.

Being in Lillehammer's centre gives you access to the lovely local bars and restaurants in this pretty town which means you don't have to eat in the property unless you really want to.

Eating in the hotel is no hardship, the evening meal was hearty and very nicely cooked, it wont qualify as nouvelle cuisine but you will walk away well fed and without a massive bill. Breakfast was also really wholesome with a big selection and lots of recognisable choices.

It is no palace, but it is very good value for money delivering a brilliant location in this former Olympic town. The place is dated, but it works very well indeed and I would choose it again as the prices matched the offer very well.

A solid, dependable choice.

Room Tip: Being on the fourth floor worked well for me, if you have a disability it is very important to be ne...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Punta Gorda, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We found the room tired, but clean and quiet. The best thing about this hotel is the staff. Each one went out of their way to assist us in our issues. For example, we had parked near the hotel. The desk clerk drew on the map exactly how to get around the numerous pedestrian streets and one way streets to get to their adjoining parking lot. Later, another used the internet to print up the required boarding passes for our flight out.
The breakfast was varied and deletable and their was plenty available in spite of a large tour group which charged through at opening.
The location in the center of town where the pedestrian streets are adjoining was satisfying.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wisconsin
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a nice hotel. We had an easy check-in and went to our room. The room was super hot, with the sun shining on that side of the building. We closed some of the curtains and opened the windows. That helped, but the room didn't cool down until around 3 a.m. It was a nice hotel room. Nothing fancy. The beds were average. We slept, but none of us slept well. The best part about this hotel is the location and the breakfast. They had a nice selection of foods at the buffet. A typical Norwegian buffet, with hard or soft boiled eggs, plus some hot selections, smoked fish, thinly sliced meats, cheeses, fruits, breads, wonderful jams and jellies, cereals, croissants, coffee, tea, juices and milk. We walked all over the downtown area of Lillehammer, which is very nice. On our next trip to Lillehammer, we would stay here again. It was not a 5 star hotel, but it was nice. I should also mention, that we met family at this hotel and they didn't seem as happy with their room. It didn't cool down for them and they didn't sleep well, but they enjoyed the breakfast and the coffee, tea and water that was offered in the lobby.

Room Tip: If you travel during the summer months, open your windows as soon as you get to your room. Then go o...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oslo, Norway
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Lillehammer was great. However, this review is not about Lillehammer but about the Rica Victoria. OVERPRICED. We paid 1350 NOK for one night. That is almost $250,00 USD. What did we get. A outdated room that didn't look like it was cleaned very well. Check-in was fast but when the receptionist told me how much the room was, she looked like she was ashamed. She should be. This has happened to me more than once in Norway. Nothing really special about the "free" breakfast. Never go there again.

Room Tip: We had to stay at this hotel at the last minute. Go onto a website like Hotels.com to book a room...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Fourth hotel on our trip.

Lillehammer is a great little town, very picturesque, and also having hosted the Winter Olympics, has all the amenities that are necessar to host such an event.

The Rica Victoria Hotel has a very interesting lobby, check in was quick and easy, again being taken care of by the tour director. Our room was not huge, but not too small, and was at the back of the hotel, overlooking some sort of workshop, but as we were only staying one night it was not an issue, and I thought far enough away from the nightlife, which meant that even if I needed to open the window, their would not be a lot of noise. I was proven wrong in my assumption. Again aircon seemed to be centrally controlled and the room temperature forced me to open the window. There was a lot street noise coming in through the window, not as bad as in Falun, but bad enough to keep me awake for a large chunk of the evening.

The bed was comfortable with a nice thick duvet that would have been great for winter

Breakfast was pretty good, with a reasonable selection.

I would recommend this hotel, but would advise prospective guests to request rooms either overlooking the lake or the ski jump, and on the higher floors

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stamford, CT
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stayed here for one night on the way to the fjord country. Our triple room in the old Victoria Hotel building was nice and bright, lots of space. Decor is a bit dated but this did not prevent us from enjoying the stay. Breakfast was great. (Getting luggage to our room was a bit of a workout, hotel does not offer bell service so make sure you can carry your stuff on your own.)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Scandic Victoria Lillehammer? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Scandic Victoria Lillehammer

Address: Storgata 84 B, Lillehammer 2609, Norway (Formerly Rica Victoria Hotel Lillehammer)
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oppland > Lillehammer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Lillehammer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Victoria Lillehammer 4*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Victoria Lillehammer is centrally located in the Olympic town on the popular main pedestrain street "Storgaten". The town is known for its charming old wooden houses. The hotel's location makes it an ideal base for enjoying the many activities and attractions that Lillehammer and the surrounding area have to offer. **********************************************************************Opplev Lillehammer! Scandic Victoria Lillehammer har en meget sentral beliggenhet i OL-byen i byens hovedpulsare og populaere gagate "Storgaten." Byen er kjent for sin gamle og sjarmerende trehusbebyggelse. Hotellets beliggenhet er et ypperlig utgangspunkt for de mange aktiviteter og severdigheter Lillehammer og omradet rundt har a tilby. Hotellet er miljosertifisert etter verdens strengeste krav innen hotellbransjen og baerer miljomerket Svanen. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Despegar.com, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Scandic Victoria Lillehammer reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Rica Victoria Hotel Lillehammer

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Scandic Victoria Lillehammer, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.