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Scandic Narvik
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kongens Gate 33, Narvik 8500, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Narvik)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Narvik
Galway, Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a new hotel and quite a landmark on the Narvik skyline,First class, clean, friendly, convenient to E6, not expensive
Great views from all rooms and rooftop bar, right in "downtown" Narvik, very easy parking right on grounds.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As other travelers have mentioned, Rica Hotel Narvik is a new modern hotel in the center of town close to restaurants and the WWII museum. Due to a change in our travel plans, we made same day reservations at a good rate. Reception was a little slow considering there was only one guest ahead of us. However, the staff person was helpful and courteous. Rooms were clean and spacious; beds very comfortable. The bathroom was modern and also very clean. We all slept well.

Breakfast buffet, included in the room rate, was standard fare though locating food choices was a challenge as items seemed to be spread out over 3-4 areas in no specific pattern. Guests wandered about seeking what they wanted to eat. Based on reviews we did not eat at the hotel restaurant; ate at Amalia Restaurant and definitely recommend it. We had good meals there.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide SA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is really set up for conference and business people and is fine for that. The rooms are clean and basic and the public areas pleasant. The corridors are dark and a bit like a shipping container. You have to be quick at breakfast as we found the food goes rapidly and the dishes are not replenished. We enjoyed a drink at the top floor bar where the views are good. If you are travelling from Svolvaer by bus you can be lucky enough to be dropped at the door. Not so convenient for train travellers as the station is located a several minutes away.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

You cannot miss the hotel driving into Narvik. Unfortunately, we arrived on a weekend/eve of a public holiday and all the stores around the area were closed.
Check-in was fuss-free, efficient. Room was clean, modern.Breakfast spread was ok, but when we had to clear dirty plates on our table, get our own cutlery, etc. It looked like a big group just left and the tables were not cleared and cleaned promptly. No one greeted us, so warm smiles, no hellos, no good mornings. The front desk operated pretty much the same way -- we never felt welcome. Thankfully, we only stayed for a night.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

You won't have any trouble finding this place, it's a landmark and a modern architectural highlight in the centre of the town. The lobby and dining room are very bright and open, and the breakfast selection is really good and includes a nice ginger-flavoured drink in small cups marked 'Gud morgen.'
Our room (no.903) was very clean and had a panoramic view of the town and the snow-capped mountain behind. We had a superbly comfortable bed with pillow menu and bedside reading lights as we have come to expect from Rica hotels, a bar fridge, TV (the only English news channel was BBC World), very good free wifi and a kettle, but no safe. The curtains made the room dark enough for us to sleep through the midnight sun.
The bathroom was really nice and had good quality soap (as well as soap and shampoo dispensers), fluffy towels and almost instant hot water, but one of the two lights above the hand basin appeared not to work.
We had some difficulty getting the lift to work with our magnetic card key, and some other guests had the same problem.
The location is really central, and there is a supermarket about 250m away across the railway bridge. There is a Chinese restaurant diagonally across the road from the hotel, but it was closed on Mondays so we couldn't try it. The War Museum is less than 100m past the restaurant, and is worth a visit; it will move into a new building under construction in front of the hotel in 2015.
This hotel is as good as it gets in its price class, and we would look forward to staying here again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wollongong, Australia
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52 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a very modern looking hotel near the centre of Narvik and close to a large shopping centre. The rooms are a good size. There is a great view from the 16th floor. Excellent free wi-fi and very friendly staff make you feel welcome.
The Buffet brreakfast is excellent

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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sunshine coast
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Reception check in good and friendly staff .We managed to get a room on the top floor Views were amazing Bed very comfortable .Bathroom with all amenities. Good Restaurant with fine food.Shopping centre around the corner What more could you ask for.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Kongens Gate 33, Narvik 8500, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Narvik)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Nordland > Narvik Municipality > Narvik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Narvik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Narvik 4*
Number of rooms: 148
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