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Scandic Bakklandet
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Nedre Bakklandet 60, Trondheim 7400, Norway (Formerly Rica Bakklandet Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Trondheim
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9 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We only stayed for one night as we were travelling to watch our football team play Rosenberg. Hotel was excellent - we managed to check in when we arrived which was late morning and we were very grateful as weather was not good. Breakfast very good and appreciated eating overlooking the water. Happy to recommend and hope to return for a short break

Stayed July 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is our second stay at Rica Bakklandet and we like it very much. When choosing between different hotels when travelling in Norway, the Rica hotels always get extra points for the lovely breakfast - this was no disappointment at Bakklandet!

The hotel is modern and clean, staff very friendly, elevators quick (!) and location superb.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I travel to Trondheim for business and always stay at the Rica B.
Pros: Nice & helpful staff, good rooms (although small), great breakfast.
Cons: Nothing major...The pictures in the rooms are probably the ugliest I have ever seen. ;)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Excellent value for our superior room with a view over the river . Enjoyed a fantastic breakfast .After 2 weeks camping and canoeing this was what we needed ! Bus to the airport stops outside the Hotel .
Really helpful staff .If we go to Trondheim again this is the Hotel for us :-)

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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Anita B, Booking Manager at Scandic Bakklandet, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Johnskiahoy,
Thank you for your great review.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and our staff.
We hope to see you again in the future.

Best Regards
Anita B Henriksen
Booking Manager
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29 hotel reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

On the riverside. Close to the very center. Clean and quite, despite of the position on a street with traffic. Staff at the reception is very kind and helpful. The breakfast is not so rich sa it is at the other Rica hotel (very close) but anyway good and with fresh food and crispy bread.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johan Christian S, Front Office Manager at Scandic Bakklandet, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Hi Paulifero
Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you liked our staff and the breakfast.
Hope to welcome you back in soon.
Kind Regards
Johan Chr. Stuan
Front Desk Manager
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Perth, Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Although this is a limited frills hotel, it has something special about it and one of the best I have stayed in Norway. It is a relatively new hotel and features functional Scandinavian architecture. The living areas are warm and friendly and although the rooms are typically “Nordic” small, they are very comfortable, even without the usual hotel frills. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. However, the best thing about this hotel without any doubt is the truly superb breakfast. I am now finding it very hard to get good breakfasts during my travels around Europe having the breakfast at this hotel now setting the benchmark. The restaurant at the hotel is also very good. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johan Christian S, Front Office Manager at Scandic Bakklandet, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Hi Beamer23,
Thank you very much for your kind review. I am trilled to hear that we have now set your benchmark for a good hotel breakfast.
Hope to be able to welcome you back to us.
Kind Regards
Johan Christian Stuan
Front Desk Manager
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Welcoming, clean, comfortable and very well located -- these words are no exaggeration. Our one-night's stay in May could not have been more pleasant. Staff were not only courteous but very helpful -- offering to let me use their computer, for example, so that I could print something, and volunteering to find and print a map of where I was going the next day.
It is a little hike from the ferry terminal but the hotel is in a great location to explore the old and new, from the Cathedral and university section to the buzzy restaurants around the old ship-building area..
The breakfast was spectacular. The variety, the quality, the aesthetic display of the delicious food was the best way to wake up on a sunny day in this interesting city. We also had supper in the evening and the food was extraordinarily good -- one of us had superb local veal.. And my halibut was simply the best I've eaten. You will be glad you chose this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Johan Christian S, Front Office Manager at Scandic Bakklandet, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear Uksnowy,
Thank you so very much for your kind review. I glad to hear that we were worth you hike from the ferry terminal. I am also proud to hear that really you liked our staff, breakfast and that the halibut was the best ever.
Hope to see you soon back in Trondheim.
Kind Regards
Johan Chr. Stuan
Front Desk Manager
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Address: Nedre Bakklandet 60, Trondheim 7400, Norway (Formerly Rica Bakklandet Hotel)
Location: Norway > Central Norway > Sor-Trondelag > Trondheim Municipality > Trondheim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Trondheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Bakklandet 3.5*
Number of rooms: 169
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