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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Our stay in Scandic Hotel was worth it. It's in the city so you can reach everything in a few minutes. You can borrow a bike from Scandic hotel. Very delicious breakfast with an awesome view every morning. If you stay longer I would recommend a room upstairs with a balcony and to the back side so you have nobody...

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GunhildEL, General Manager at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear Anja P, Thank you for a great feedback, and for tips to our future guests. We are so glad that you chose to have your honeymoon in Lofoten. Best regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We were touring Norway and felt that this hotel was our favourite of the whole trip. We had a compact but comfortable room with a view of the bay. The service was always helpful and friendly, the beds comfortable and the bathroom with everything you needed. There was a fantastic breakfast buffet spread each morning and a simple, reasonably priced...

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GunhildEL, General Manager at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear Christine A, Wow, thank you for a fantastic feedback. So glad to hear that you had a great time here. Wish you a great day, and hope to see you next time visiting Lofoten. Best regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 22, 2016

You will enjoy this Scandic if you like views and charm. It is located in the harbour, with the fishing boats coming back every afternoon and Hurtigruten coming in every second day. Having a balcony is the key - the room is not really a living room, too small for that, but having a picknick on the balcony a sunny...

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GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear knegis, What a nice review, thank you for taking time to write about us. Hope to see you next time visiting Lofoten. Best Regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær

Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

The entrance and the breakfast area is really nice, with a wonderful sea view. The only letdown was the tiny room, it felt like being in a little cruise ship room, it had a balcony right on the water which was nice, but too windy in october, i can imagine how nice that is during summer. Breakfast was really nice...

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GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear Silvia A, Thank you for your feedback on your stay. We are glad to hear that you liked our breakfast. Linn (the women at the breakfast) was very happy to read this review. Hope to see you next time visiting Lofoten. Best regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed September 24, 2016

We arrived at this hotel in the early evening asking about availability. Helas, nothing available anymore. As this hotel has a Tesla 'destination charger', I told the receptionist that we specially choose this hotel for it, and needed to charge the car. She didn't mind that we charged it without staying here. So, good service! In the mean time we...

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GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear Simonsmidt, Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that you got disappointed for the room size. But very glad that you had a good service experience and a great start of the day with our breakfast. Hope to see you and your tesla next time visiting Lofoten. Best Regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær

Geelong
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We stayed here three nights and it proved to be an excellent base to explore Lofoten. Certainly central to Svolvear and all the Harbour based life - even the Hurtigruten announcing its arrival in the fog with three large horn blasts was a 'hoot'. Choice for the evening meal was limited but the fish soup was delicious and well priced....

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GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear KeitjFagg, Thank you so much for an awesome review. We really appreciate it :) Hope to see you (and maybe your new Tesla) next time visiting Lofoten. Best Regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Had an extra Superior room overlooking the harbour with a small terrace outside. Rooms are very small so the bathrooms. However the location and tranquility makes up for these shortcomings. Excellent breakfast served in the morning. Pretty pricey during the high season.

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GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear UKNorseman, Thank you for taking time to give us a review. We really appreciate it. Wish you a great day! Best regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær

Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here last July for a summer trip and purposely booked a room overlooking the waters. Even though the sea view from the room was not the best, we are still elated nonetheless. The other side of the hotel has spectacular mountain/fjord view, which is not bad either. The one thing we enjoyed the most is the breakfast spread...

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GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear KhadijahKualaLumpur, Thank you for an awesome feedback, we really appreciate it. Wish you a great day! Best Regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær

Milano, Italia
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Really good place on the sea. Clean and nice. Very good service. Amazing view. Easy parking. Small and essential rooms, but more than good, nice building. Big reception. We are ok with this hotel. Seagulls, and sailboat from the balcony (ask for it). Reception is really efficient. Still to taste breakfast but I'm sure it will be good.

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GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear UGrasso, Thank you for taking time to give us a review of your stay here with us. We really appreciate it. Best regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær

Los Angeles
Reviewed August 23, 2016

I really liked this hotel. I stayed three nights and had a room on the ground floor with a balcony inches from the water of the harbor, which I enjoyed every evening. Fun to watch Hurtigruten coming and going. The room was not large at all; in fact, one side of the bed rests against a wall. And there are...

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GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear Busyflying, Thank you for taking time to give us a review of your stay here with us. We really appreciate it. Best Regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Scandic Svolvaer located on its own island in the middle of the harbour in Svolvaer, the capital of Lofoten, is excellent for recreation, activities and holidays. Our hotel offers 146 rooms with sea view, balcony or both and if you are planning a meeting, conference or event we can provide venues for up to 100 participants. The hotel's a la carte restaurant and bar is located in a boat-shaped building with a panoramic view of the Svolvaer harbour and the magnificent surrounding countryside. Free outdoor parking is available for guest arriving by car. As a hotel guest you always have free WiFi in your room and public areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scandic Svolvaer

Address: Lamholmen, Svolvaer 8300, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Svolvaer)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Nordland > Vagan Municipality > Svolvaer
Price Range: $115 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Svolvaer 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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“The views facing the bay are wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineA244, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles knegis, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“pay extra for it, not via a booking site :)”
 of 5 bubbles simonsmidt, Sep 24, 2016 | Read review
“Best views overlooking the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles UKNorseman, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the harbour, and not too near the hotel next door, which can be noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles gr33nsp1der, Jul 3, 2016 | Read review
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