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Malangen Resort
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Skutvik | Mestervik, Nordby 9055, Norway   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Nordby B&B and Inns
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“fantastic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed in luxury self catering apartments situated on the fjord. We were a party of 12 ranging in ages from 9 to 60+. . One of the apartments amazing but some niggling problems with other property, however staff very helpful, sorted out the problems and gave us a discount, The scenery was breathtaking with plenty of places to drive to. Would recommend.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Rudi O, Daglig leder at Malangen Resort, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Thank you! Its always good with such positive feedback, and good to hear that we helped out on site, when you had some miner problems.

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Rudi Olsen
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is in a beautiful location about an hour south of Tromso, although it felt pretty isolated on those wintery roads. The fisherman's cottage was warm and comfortable, with fantastic views across the fjord, and had everything we needed - except a brush to sweep the floor before we left.

My only niggle is that we even though you're paying top price for the accommodation, everything else is extra. Toboggan, kick sledge, snow shoes (all 50kr), fire wood, sauna (350kr per person, minimum of six) and hot tub - all available, but at a price. You'd think that for the price you're paying, they'd at least include some of the cheaper extras for free.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rudi O, Daglig leder at Malangen Resort, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Thank you for your time to write us your review, its good to see where we can improve. We are working to improve our WIFI as we speak.

So happy to hear that you saw the lights, even though it wasnt the strongest. But then you have a nice reason to come back.

Best Regards

Rudi Olsen
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We decided to book this place because there were reviews about being able to see the northern lights from here. Well, we didn't exactly see the lights right outside our balcony but on the drive here from Tromso, we caught a faint display. That was about it for our first night here.

The receptionist that attended to us was very pleasant and friendly. We had planned to arrive around 6ish in the evening but we had reached only around 8. She had texted us but as one of our phones was flat, we didn't get her message. Check in was a breeze and we were also provided with instructions on how to use the wifi. Now, speaking about the wifi, it was basically a trial and error process in logging on to one that gave the strongest and most stable signal. There is a place for parking behind our cottage (our cottage was behind those on the waterfront) but do take note that it is icy and very slippery to get down to the cottage, and especially when we had 2 heavy luggages.

The view from our cottage (iirc it was cottage 10) was superbly beautiful the next morning! We had our self cooked breakfast and went on to recce Camp Nikka in preparation for the lights hunt that night. Took a short drive in our car and came back to the reception where we had asked for some lighter fluid as well as wood for burning.

I have to admit that that very night, both of us drove up to Camp Nikka and we didn't walk out to the camp. It was dark and we were scared! Temperature was at minus 9, and we went out at around 10ish to try our luck to see if we can find the lights as the kp was only around 2. And the lights did came out after about 20 mins, doing their slow dance amidst the billions of stars in the night sky. They were not that spectacular to the naked eye, but turned out pretty on camera.

All in all, this place provided a very comfortable and enjoyable stay for our last 2 nights in Norway but yes, it was very pricey for us.



Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rudi O, General Manager at Malangen Resort, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Dear Tiff,

Thank you for your review after your stay at our resort. It's always nice to hear back from our guests. We are happy to say that we have improved our WiFi and are planning more improvements as well. Hope to see you back here sometime.

Best regards

Rudi Olsen
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The Malangen Brygger Hotel lies about 50 km southwest of Tromso, on a fjord. The rooms face southwest, with fantastic dusks and sunsets.
The menu is limited, but of very high quality. The wine list was also very short - the Valpolicella was good, the Californian Syrah/Grenache less so. It is a shame that the kitchen closes at 19.30, though that does leave you with lots of time to search for the Aurora.
Rooms in the luxury cottage we stayed in were clean. The kitchen was well equipped. The beds, however, were a little too narrow and the mattresses too thin.
The staff were consistently friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rudi O, General Manager at Malangen Resort, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Dear Guest,


Thank you so much for your review. We love for you to come back here:-) We are also happy to say that we have increased our opening hours in our restaurant.

Best Regards

Rudi Olsen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We went for a night stay at new years eve at Malangen Brygger to see the northern lights, away from city lights pollution. We stayed at one of the hotel rooms, the room was large and comfortable with stylish furniture and a great view overlooking the lake. Breakfast was great, although it could be improved with more variety.

A 15 minute hike to Camp Nikka was cold but we went there prepared with a flask of warm tea and warm clothing, twice at night with a short dinner break in between in our room. The northern lights was great that night, we also enjoyed some fireworks show for the new year.

The staff was also helpful and friendly. Our car got stuck in snow filled ditch, because we tried to avoid some tourists taking pictures with tripods in the middle of the road. The hotel manager was helpful in getting assistance to pull our car out the snow. It would be much safer to have some fence or light-reflectors on the road sides, because they were not marked, and it is hard discern between the road and the snow-filled ditches lining the road to the carpark.

The roads from Tromso to the hotel were icy and slippery, our return trip to the city was slow due to low visibility caused by blowing snow during a blizzard.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms facing the carpark if you want to see the northern lights from your room
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rudi O, General Manager at Malangen Resort, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
DearSherry,

Thank you so much for taking time to write us a review. We are glad to hear that you had a great time here and that we helped out when you needed:-)

Hope to see you back here sometime.

Best Regards

Rudi Olsen
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed over New Year 2013/14 in one of the luxury cabins which was really too large (3 bedrooms) for a couple but was very warm and modern and with balcony facing the fjord (with hot-tub -unused!!!). Only odd thing was only single sheets on the double bed so we had to add another. We had breakfast in the hotel (basic but OK), generally we self-catered as the cost of eating out in Scandanavia is v high. The staff were friendly and helpful, we didn't go to their New Years Eve dinner as that was the only clear evening we had and we were chasing the lights, so went up to Camp Nikka (right out of the complex, right and across the main road, then left up the hill and right then through the woods) and did see them -they were impressive although not bright enough that night to photograph. We were very lucky as the 2 previous nights were cloudy/snowy and also the forecast wasn't good for the following week. Very nice scenery roundabouts, especially towards Sommaroy. Driving straight forward enough with winter tyres on even apart from a close call with some reindeer.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rudi O, General Manager at Malangen Resort, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Dear Jonneeboy,

Thank you for your review, and glad that you had a great stay at our resort. Hope to see you back here sometime, so you can see the bright and powerful Northern Light that we can see here so often.

Best Regards

Rudi Olsen
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I almost don't want to write this review because I liked it here so much that I'm afraid it will be booked the next time I visit! I stayed in one of the apartments - none of the hotel rooms were available when I made last minute plans based on potential activity - but it turned out to be a great option for me. It was way more space than I needed, but having a dining table to set up all of my camera gear before going out to shoot each night was fantastic. I coordinated a few activities through them in advance, and they were top notch - LOVED dogsledding in Lyngsfjord! As someone who does a lot of astrophotography, I couldn't ask for a better location, either. If you want to see the aurora in her full glory, just hike up the hill 15 minutes to their Camp Nikka! I did their group trip up there for dinner in the lavvo the second night, but I went up by myself the first night in the dark when the camp wasn't in use and it was great then as well, albeit a bit colder (!!).

I had dinner at the restaurant on my first night and it was great, but given that I had an apartment I truly enjoyed being able to fix my own breakfast. I'm sure their other meal services are equally good.

I'll definitely return here and highly recommend that you visit as well, the drive from Tromso is easy enough and your reward is some of the most visually stunning scenery. Go!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Rudi O, General Manager at Malangen Resort, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Dear guest,

So glad that you took the time to write us this marvelous review, it's always nice to hear from guest that are so satisfied after staying with us. We hope that during you next stay we have available hotelrooms for you, and again - Thank you!

We are also pleased to announce that we will have dos-sledding at our Camp Nikka this winter:-)

Best regards

Rudi Olsen
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Address: Skutvik | Mestervik, Nordby 9055, Norway
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Nordby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Nordby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Malangen Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Malangen Resort is resort in Balsfjord, Northern Norway, providing high quality accommodation, dining and activities for the corporate and leisure markets. This modern, purpose-built resort has an idyllic waterfront location on the picturesque Malangen Peninsula, just an hour's drive from Tromso, the largest city in Northern Norway. During the winter season, we aim to be the leading Northern Lights resort in the Tromso region, providing complete solutions involving transport, accommodation, dining and Northern Lights adventures. This is the perfect place for business or pleasure, offering a unique combination of fjord and mountain and everything needed for a memorable stay within easy walking distance. Accommodation is available in a choice of hotel room, apartment, sea-view cabin, deluxe sea-view cabin or deluxe waterfront cabin - all offering a high standard of quality and comfort and spectacular views. Our restaurant specialises in North Norwegian cuisine made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Malangen Resort has a total of 88 accommodation units and can accommodate up to 360 guests ... more   less 
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