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“Nice and original” 4 of 5 stars
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Thon Hotel Kristiansund
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fiskergaten 12, Kristiansund 6507, Norway   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kristiansund
Trondheim, Norway
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5 hotel reviews
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“Nice and original”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

This hotel is located on "Innlandet", the most well preserved part of Kristiandsund, the city center is across the strait.

The hotel opened in 2009, so it is quite new. The rooms are quite special, with visible beams and in the style of an old warehouse, while the interior and bath is quite modern.

The location is good if you want to have a look at the oldest part of Kristiansund, and there are a couple of restaurants nearby. If you want to go to the city center, you need to walk over the bridge (15 minutes' walk?) or take the Strair Crossing Boat (which is nice).

The hotel is child friendly and has "Thon Junior" rooms which we ordered. Our daughter got a "goody bag" upon arrival, and the room had a sleeping couch that had been made up for her. There was a small playing area in a corner of the dining room, and they advertised with a fun breakfast for children. This seemed to be limited to some litago yoghurts. As the hotel is situated on the docks, and there are no fences preventing children to fall into the sea, the hotel is otherwise note very child friendly. The automatically opening doors that lead onto the docks are not helping either.

Despite a poster outside the hotel promising "à la carte" eating, the only eating option was a summer buffet at 300 NOK per adult and 65 NOK per child. That's a pretty hefty price for an evening snack, and the only other eating option while the child is asleep is ordering pizza. On the positive side, we were allowed to grab some evening food for the 2-year old for free.

I'd definately consider this hotel again, but plan ahead for food and transport.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

Arrived very late in the evening and had only one plan; to sleep well. And belive me I did!
I have never experienced better beds in a hotel!!!!
So please take note all other hotels, spend a night at Thon Kristiansund. If all hotels had that type of comfort I would never complain again.

I was there on a conference and everything was great. Kind and helpfull staff, especially at the conference center, and very good food.
The room I had was on the small side, but the views and the comfort was soooo good, it did'nt matter!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

This hotel is so on-the-waterfront that you cannot walk around it; you have to swim. Recently-opened, in modern Scandinavian style, without being too minimalist. Large LCD TV, with few English language channels (except 'pay to view' family movies). Decent-sized room. Clean throughout, and with quality towels and bedding. Very comfortable bed (not too firm, with deep mattress 'topper'). Windows that open, thus avoiding that overheated/dehydrating effect that is too prevalent in air conditioned hotels. Free internet access. There is no separate bar, but the restaurant serves alcohol, and the food is cooked to perfection. The ingredients are of the freshest/finest quality. Definitely the best I've had in a hotel in Norway.
Still 'bedding in' and the staff could be more prompt on occasion, but they are very pleasant, which makes it difficult to be too put out by that.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Thon Hotel Kristiansund

Address: Fiskergaten 12, Kristiansund 6507, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > More og Romsdal > Kristiansund
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kristiansund
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Thon Hotel Kristiansund 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thon Hotel Kristiansund opened November 1 2009. The hotel is beautifully located across the bay from Kristiansund city centre. The hotel is placed among galleries, cafés and restaurants. The hotel is placed right by the seaside in Kristiansund, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a meal in open air in the summer. The hotel restaurant serves lunch and dinner. On the menu you will find local food and ingredients. The hotel has have two conference halls. Maximum capacity in the largest hall is 280 people. Wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. The hotel is located in an area with high growth, with cafés, restaurants and art galleries as next door neighbors. Kristiansund and the surrounding area offers a multitude of exiting activities. Visit the old fishing village on the island Grip or explore the wild Atlantic scenery and the areas coastal history. Kristiansund is ideally located for a tour on the magnificent Atlantic Road (Atlanterhavsveien.) The Atlantic Road winds its way along the coast between Kristiansund and Molde. Make sure to stop and admire the unique scenery. It takes approximately 10 minutes to drive to Kristiansund city centre, or 5 minutes with the bay ferry. The airport express bus stops by the hotel. ... more   less 
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