We checked in for one night at the Radison Blu, and also ate in the restaurant in the evening (see my review on Brasseri Nansan).
We were in room 217, a standard room, which proved to be both comfortable and adequate.
Pros: Location, nice and ample breakfast (stick to the Scandanavian dishes, avoid the cooked breakfast imo); strong coffee, very lovely lighting throughout the hotel, a lovely gift shop - I recommend the small glass polar bears. The staff at the hotel are absolutely lovely, and nothing was too much. We were also able to stay in our room for an additional hour as we had a two hour wait to catch the Flybussen back to Svalbard Airport.
Cons: The waste water pipe from our bath had a hole in it, and so the bathroom floor was soaked every time we took a shower (admittedly we did not complain about this, but did mention on check out); the shower head is very hard to fathom if you've never seen this type before, shower isn't really suitable for a shower, more for bathing, the amount of "point and click tourists" staying in the hotel - especially those who ignore the polite request to follow tradition and remove shoes at the door. Check in can become a bit of a free-for-all as people tend to arrive together on coaches at once, owing to the remote nature of Longyearbyen.
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