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Haugesund, Norway
Reviewed August 5, 2015

The hotel is a bit worn, and could need some upgrading. The location is good,just a short walk to the harbor, and walking street. The breakfast is basic, they are not so fast to fill up things, and we had to wait a while for bread and boiled eggs.. During our stay ( on Saturday), the hotel ran out of...

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Maria K, Manager at Scandic Grand Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! We are sorry that we did not live up to your expectation this time. Usually our guests are loving our breakfast, so it must have been a mistake this time. Regardless of this and the other things you are mentioning, we hope that you will give us a second chance some other time. Please make...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed August 1, 2015

This hotel's name alludes to former glory, but trust me, the grandness is no longer there. It is OK, unless you have paid in excess of 1000 NOK per night for the room, but nothing more. Location is good, but that goes for every hotel in Tromsø as the city is really small and compact, and there are other hotels...

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Maria K, Manager at Scandic Grand Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are really sorry that we did not love up to your expectations, and that we failed to show you what a great hotel we have. We are taking your comments seriously, and will see if there are things we can do better in the future. Nevertheless, we would like you to try us...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed July 7, 2015

The People working at the hotel is very helpfull and nice. Breakfast was very good With a lot of various Food. The room was ok except for the shower. The water flow outside the showercabinet . There was also very warm inside the room and since the traffic passed outside there was no issue to open the window . The...

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Maria K, Manager at Scandic Grand Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy that you had a nice time here, and hope that you will come back some other time to visit us!

London
Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

amazing hotel with fabulous views of the mountains. Breakfast best quality and variety I've ever tasted and I have visited dozens of cities. Beds extraordinarily confortable also best ever and room always right temperature nice and warm. Very friendly staff on hand to advise and free tea, coffee and hot chocolate whenever you wanted. Wonderful!

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Maria K, Manager at Scandic Grand Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review! You made us so happy! We wish you a warm welcome back som other time, maybe next MSM?

Reviewed June 30, 2015

Room we stayed in was fantastic. Huge and plushy decorated in a modern style with great art and a nespresso machine. And best of all views across the harbour, snowy mountains and the town. Free help-your-self cafe at the lobby. The communal areas were nice. Breakfast was OK. There was a luggage room you needed to hunt around for yourself...

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Maria K, Manager at Scandic Grand Tromso, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review! Warm welcome back some other time!

Tromso, Norway
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Right in the city center, with short walk to sights, buses and restaurants. Great service, making you feel like home. The breakfast is to die for with a great selection of traditional continental breakfast, but also hot dishes, great veggie options, a dessert bar, nuts and fruit bar and local homemade dishes for breakfast. The rooms are spacious, with a...

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Maria K, Manager at Scandic Grand Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a good review! Wish you a warm welcome back some other time!

Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed June 22, 2015

The hotel is conveniently placed on the main street in Tromsø, with easy access to all downtown sights and restaurants. The staff was very friendly. The hotel itself seemed pretty run down with one elevator hardly working and a smell of sigarette smoke in the lobby. The room was very dusty and the floor of the room very run down....

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Maria K, Manager at Scandic Grand Tromso, responded to this review

Dear Hilde, We are very sorry for this non-satisfying stay of yours. The dust in the room is not OK, and I have forwarded this to the houskeeping. I wish you hade spoken to us regarding the room and the noise during your stay, and we could have moved you to another room. But again, this is nok ok, so...

Reviewed June 18, 2015

I love the SCANDIC Grand Tromsø. It's right in the center of town, two supermarkets around the corner, shopping malls just down the road and the main pedestrian walk & harbour is real close. Most rooms have some kind of a view of this great city. The staff make you welcome from the first minute and give you great suggestions...

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Maria K, Manager at Scandic Grand Tromso, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we LOVED it! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Welcome back for your next Tromsø-trip!

Hamar, Norway
Reviewed June 1, 2015

Scandic Grand Tromso is a great place to stay in the land of the midnight sun and northern lights. I've stayed at the hotel several times and are very pleased. Location is excellent, right in the centre of Tromso. Great hospitality. Very friendly and helpful staff. Fantastic breakfast. We stayed high up in the hotel with a great view of...

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Maria K, Manager at Scandic Grand Tromso, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! Great to heat that you had a nice time here! Welcome back for your next Tromsø visit!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stayed here while doing the Northern Lights tour and the central location was in walking distance of everything, although Tromso is very small anyway. Just opposite lovely restaurants such a Biffhuset and Skarven and a short walk to the local supermarket. The Hotel first impression was from the moment we walked in welcoming, the reception staff were exceptional, very...

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Thank you for reviewing us! Great to hear that you hade a nice time here. Welcome back for your next Tromsø trip!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Rica Grand Hotel enjoys a central location right on Tromso’s main street, closest to the best shopping, the most tasty restaurants, the most overpopulated cafes and the wettest waterholes. The Rica Grand Hotel is your best starting point for visiting Tromso and its colourful inhabitants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scandic Grand Tromso

Address: Storgata 44 | Postboks 8, Tromso 9008, Norway (Formerly Rica Grand Hotel Tromso)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Tromso
Price Range: $102 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Grand Tromso 3*
Number of rooms: 133
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“Request Shower or Bath to suit your requirements.”
 of 5 bubbles Hwesttravel, 1 week ago | Read review
“look for a room on highest floor to avoid a noise from the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles Piomak64, 1 week ago | Read review
“Upper floors away from the large ground floor bar”
 of 5 bubbles Arctheduke, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid the 7th floor due to the lift noise!”
 of 5 bubbles RCRB, Dec 28, 2016 | Read review
“Away from the elevator is always a quieter option.”
 of 5 bubbles U5764BBjamies, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
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