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Muonio, Lapland, Finland
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Very friendly stuff, clean and good size rooms, clean and quite absulut great breakfast situated in lovely possision at the little harbour village price and service balanced not the last time we will stay over night and next time we would also like to eat in the restaurant.

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Dear Agnes, thank you for taking time to write us your review. It was very nice to read that you were happy about your stay here in lovely Varanger and at our hotel. Our staff will be happy to read such a nice feedback and we do hope that we get the chance to to welcome you back again. All...

Parainen, Finland
Reviewed January 10, 2017

I read reviews before going and I can not believe the bad reviews the hotel has received. I told the receptionist I have come for a little 24 hour break to get some rest and I was given a lovely little suite with a sitting area and desk in one room and a separate bedroom with a large, comfortable double...

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Dear Piritta. Thank you for your very nice review, it was very pleasant to read. We are really glad to hear that you enjoy staying with us. Me and my staff are working every day to make sure all of our guests are pleased with our hotel and our service. Thank you and you are most welcome back! Best regard...

Reviewed January 10, 2017

The only way to avoid this hotel, is to avoid Vadsø, and that would be the best idea. Rooms are terribly small, and a strange feature is that the toilets are placed too close to the wall to secure comfortable usage of the said equipment. Seems like this applies to all the rooms.

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Dear Jørund, thank your for reveiw. I'm very sorry that you was not pleased with your stay at our hotel. You are right that we have some small rooms. Nevertheless we are working very hard to maintain a high standard, this is also a reason why we this year will renovate most of our rooms. If you one day decide...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I spent 3 days at this hotell on a business trip. As far as I am concerned this is the only place to stay in Vadsø as long as you don't live here. The hotell was refurbished not long ago and is relative modern with everything you need like wifi and tv. The food is good, the breakfast espescially. I...

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Anita Elisabeth N, General Manager at Scandic Vadso, responded to this review

Dear Per, thank you so much for you'r review. It was a pleasure to read that you had a nice stay at our hotel, we are working every day to make sure that our guests are feeling welcomed and cared for. I hope that you one day will return to Vadsø and you are most welcome back! Best regards Scandic...

Velen, Germany
Reviewed September 19, 2016

The hotel is located in the center of the town, close to everything. If you are used to large hotels in large metropoles, you might be a bit disappointed when entering the lobby. But there is no reason for this. Up in the northern part of Norway you will be met by most hospital persons there is. The standard on...

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Anita Elisabeth N, General Manager at Scandic Vadso, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you for such a lovely feedback and it was a pleasure to read that you were so pleased about your stay at our hotel. We are working every day to make sure that our guests are feeling welcomed and cared for. I hope that you one day will return to Vadsø and you are most welcome! Best...

Hetta, Enontekio, Finland
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We booked on Scandic points which seemed to cause a bit of confusion at check-in which took a while (and the keys were thrown at us across the desk so I am not sure that there had been much training given on optimal customer service) but we were pleasantly surprised to have been put into a two-room suite. We are...

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Anita Elisabeth N, General Manager at Scandic Vadso, responded to this review

Dear madam, I'm sorry to read that your stay didn't meet your expextation and the service that you experienced was not what we are known for and it is bellow any standard. In order to improve we need to have a good dialog with all of our guests, and your case has been disquested and we have allready done som...

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed September 13, 2016

We just spend an overnight stay in Vadsö, Norway. The room had a view to the sea, nice small hotel, clean room, big bed, pillows in two sizes (great). Breakfast was norwegian style, so enough with fruits and different fishes. Recommendable for over night stay.

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Anita Elisabeth N, General Manager at Scandic Vadso, responded to this review

Dear KenTzu, thank you for your review and I'm very pleased to read that you had a nice stay at our hotell. I really hope that you one day will return to Varanger and to our hotell. All the best. Scandic Vadsø Anita E. Svortevik general manager

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 16, 2016

A strictly average but comfortable enough hotel. We had a very small but warm twin room. Despite the average marking let's face the fact if your touring such a remarkable area all you need is a comfortable bed and a good nights sleep and this is what's on offer. You can walk from the hotel to the island of Vadsoya...

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Anita Elisabeth N, General Manager at Scandic Vadso, responded to this review

Dear Brian and thank you for your review. I must admit that your are right that some of our rooms are quite small. We love our part of the world, and are so pleased when other really enjoys their stay here in Varanger. If you consider to return one day, please contact me and I will make sure that we...

Reviewed July 26, 2016

Scandic Vadso was without a doubt my best hotel experience ever. The male receptionist was in night shift and he was very welcoming and friendly from the beginning when we came after midnight. He promised to drive as to the harbour for free as my 86 old grandmother who was travelling with me have difficulties to walk long distances (for...

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Anita Elisabeth N, General Manager at Scandic Vadso, responded to this review

Dear madam, thank you so much for your review, it is allways a pleasure to read that our staff are taking good care of our guests. I do hope that you and your grandmother had a nice pleasant journey with the Hurtigruten, and please send her our greetings. If you consider to travel back to Varanger it would be very...

Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

A very good hotel with exceptionally good service. Even though the hotel seems a bit outdated, everything else was top notch. Good location, clean, nice and helpful staff, high quality breakfast etc. Our whole family was very pleased with our stay.

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Anita Elisabeth N, General Manager at Scandic Vadso, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you for your review. It was very nice to read that you appreciated your stay here in Vadsø and at our hotell. We do hope that you one day will come back to Vadsø again, you are most welcome! All the best. Scandic Vadsø Anita E. Nilsen general manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Scandic Vadso is located close to the city centre and just a few minutes from the airport, harbour and bus station. Our hotel has a restaurant that serves a hearty breakfast, as well as dinner with a wide range of international dishes and local specialities. If you're planning a meeting, conference or event, we can provide flexible facilities for up to 120 participants. We also have a modern hotel gym, as well as a relax lounge and sauna. We offer free parking for guests arriving by car and access to free WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scandic Vadso

Address: Oscars gt. 4, Vadso 9811, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Vadso)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Vadso Municipality > Vadso
Price Range: $110 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Vadso 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Try to get a room facing the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles 1964Tore22, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“I liked our corner suite on the 3rd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Hetta_Huskies, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
“We had a room on the second floor, facing the main road, but there was hardly any traffic at all.”
 of 5 bubbles Mizzi22, Jul 15, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for nonsmoking.”
 of 5 bubbles Glamint, Sep 9, 2013 | Read review
“Pay the supplement - no point relying on an upgrade. Or check into the hotel across on the island.”
 of 5 bubbles Polargirl13, Jun 21, 2013 | Read review
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