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City Living Hotel & Apartments
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gronnegata 48, Tromso 9008, Norway   |  
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Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
London, United Kingdom
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51 hotel reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Excellent location, value and experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

The accommodation was excellent. The cooking facilities were adequate, although it was surprising that there was no microwave. The hotel was in an excellent location, close to shops, transport, etc. There was no noise at night although I do not think that Tromso would be noisy at night with all that snow and ice! Checkout was at 12noon which was good. Would definitely recommend this hotel to others and would gladly stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

City Living apartments are very central and offer very practical accomodation for your stay in tromso. £20 taxi transfer to/ from airport. The room had a small kitchen so we were able to do a bit of self catering, essential in managing the astronomical cost of food and drink locally! I wholeheartedly recomend this hotel :)

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

I stayed here for 9 nights in February with a friend. I had originally booked the room just for myself, but at the last minute, a friend decided to come. When I informed the hotel, I was told it was no extra charge. All we had to do was separate the bed (It was a double made up of two beds pushed together). Yay!

The hotel was very clean, and quite spacious. We booked a room with a kitchenette, as Norway is so expensive! There is a supermarket only a 2 minute walk from the hotel which made life easy. The bathroom was clean, and had a heated floor. We were able to change the temp of the floor and the rooms on our own which was great. Room was quiet and the bed was really comfortable. The staff cleaned our room once during our stay which was good as I prefer to not have cleaning staff inside the room every day. There is no breakfast available, as the room was self-contained. They do offer breakfast at a restaurant across the street, but we never went there as we had our own stuff. The hotel is located in the middle of the town, so it was super easy to get to anywhere we wanted. The only minor issue we had was the internet connection was via cable, and there was only one outlet. This meant we had to split our computer time. But really, when on holiday, who cares!? We came to see the northern lights, and on our very last night, we saw them! They were wonderful.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family. Tromso was wonderful, and i'll be back for sure!

(The photos I uploaded were on our last day, so the room is a bit messy because of us!)

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

Stayed here for 4 nights in Feb 2011. The 3 best things about this hotel are perfect location, lovely modern clean rooms, and more importantly the kitchenette. With the cost of eating out being expensive, we found the kitchenette a god send. Can't recommend the cityliving hotel high enough.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

I'd definitelly chose City Living again.
Great hotel, Great room, really nice staff, right in the best place of the town.
It was an excelent choice.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shoeburyness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

Great value accommodation. Very clean and spacious - we opted for a top of the range deluxe room - with bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and living area. As warm as you wanted and very quiet at night. Ideally located in the centre of town.

Only downside was not seeing the Northern Lights during the six nights we stayed - clouds and bad luck.

Skiing at Kroken is very good.....if you can find the entrance gates after getting off the 20 bus! Dog sledding at Lyngsford was excellent (thanks Amanda for giving us the racing dogs!). Went on a chase witrh GuideGunnar, he found the clear skies on the Finnish border, but the lady decided not to come out and play :-(

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

Great apartments and the kitchen is worthwhile to keeps costs down as Norway is expensive. Tromso is not huge, location is good close to buses, shopping, bars etc. The apartment was clean, practical and secure. If you want to see the northern lights don't worry about the expensive excursions, catch a number 20 or 42 bus out of town past the university about 10 mins. Get off out of town and walk in to the forest (follow the dog walkers and stay on the track) and look up :-) Breakfast across the road (buy discounted tickets at the apartment reception) is worth stocking up on and a reasonable price and we found a cafe/bar Cafe Circa with free wifi and good coffee for warming up after seeing the lights. The only thing I would say is wifi would be better than the plug in internat access at the apartment

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about City Living Hotel & Apartments

Address: Gronnegata 48, Tromso 9008, Norway
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Tromso
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — City Living Hotel & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right in the heart of Tromsø. City Living is located in Grønnegata approximately 80 m from Strandtorget. Facilities include 46 high standard rooms and apartments, ranging in size from 14.5 sqm to 52 sqm. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, kitchen facilities, fridge, TV and free internet access. The larger rooms also have dishwashers. There is a guest laundry with a washing machine and clothes dryer. Service: Through limited service, we are able to offer low room rates. Opening hours for reception are 8am-8 pm Monday to Friday. Breakfast is not included. All rooms having cooking facilities. Breakfast may be purchased from our collaboration partner. ... more   less 
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