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Scandic Svolvaer

Lamholmen, Svolvaer 8300, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Svolvaer)
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel has a great position down by the harbour. You can see the Hurtigruten ships come and go in the evenings from the dining area. This is a very busy hotel. When we were there it was mainly used by coach tours that just spend a night there, so I guess it is an unusual place to be based... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights. Arrived 2200 because of Hurtigruten schedule. Shown to a room which was at the far end of the 2nd floor. Lovely room overlooking the inner harbour with a balcony where we could sit and watch the waterborne activities, yacht races, kayaks, tour boats etc. Bed was very comfortable, and room very quiet. There was also... More 

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Thank David T
GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear David T, Thank you so much for such a great feedback, this give us the energy to deliver every day to our awesome guests. Hope to see you next time youre visiting Lofoten. Best Regards, Gunhild More 

Retford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights recently. Welcoming and friendly staff. Clean and comfortable rooms. The breakfast buffet was amazing. A great selection to suit everyone. The dining room made you feel as though you were on a ship because of its shape, large windows, and projecting into the harbour. There was a bar above it which gave the same effect... More 

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Thank DianeW1947
GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear DianeW1947, Thank you for an awesome feedback. We will take your tips and continue to do our best to give our guest the best service. Wish you a great day! Best Regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Stayed here for 2 days lovely clean hotel. Breakfast excellent. Staff helpful. Made you feel welcome. Only down side was some of kitchen staff on strike and couldn't get an evening meal, but staff told us where we could find good places to eat. Thoroughly recommend it.

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Thank Denise D
GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear Denise D, Thank you so much, we are glad to hear that you had a nice stay here with us. Hope to see you next time visiting Svolvær and Lofoten. Best regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Located on the waterfront. Really close to town to walk around. Hotel itself is lovely. Room tip: 107 had a lovely view of the town. However if you're here on a Friday or Saturday night be aware there is a club next door and the rooms on this side of the hotel may be noisy. I had to wait till... More 

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Thank lauraaus2016
GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear Lauraaus2016, Thank you for a nice feedback, that we appriciate. We are so sorry for the noice from our neighbours, and I agree that we should have fixed another solution for you. We learn every day, and this we take with us. Hope to see you next time visitin Lofoten and Svolvær. Best Regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær More 

Muonio, Lapland, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

very friendly reseption and also very clean rooms. could be for the price a little bit bigger but okay, dogs are very welcome a fantastic breakfast buffet, absolut first class, fresh and inviting I do not recommend dinner, fish was overcooked and the steak stiff, vegtables and potatos straight from the waterpot, tastless

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Thank Agnes B
GunhildEL, General Manager at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear Agnes, Thank you for such a nice review. We are so sorry to hear about your food experience in the restaurant, we will of course do or best to be better here. I hope you told the staff while you were eating. Wish you a great day, and hope to see you again next time you are visiting Lofoten.... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

This hotel was the best of the three hotels we stayed at in Norway and possibly one of the best we've ever stayed in. Svolvær is a beautiful little town and the hotel makes the most of its location. Our room had a small decked area outside overlooking the harbour, which just made it a great place to come back... More 

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

Wow DanielandClaire, thank you for an awesome feedback. Were so happy that you had a nice time here, we are really looking forward to see you again next time you are visiting Lofoten. Best regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær More 

Yateley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We staqrted our amazing trip to the Lofoten in this hotel and had a wonderful time. The rooms are a bit on the small side but very comfortable. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Great location with views across the harbour. The best bit was this unbelievable breakfast! Too much to choose from, delicious and yummy!!

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Thank Flyingvet123
GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear Flyingvet123, Wow, what a great review, thank you! We`re so happy to hear that you liked our breakfast. See you next time you're visiting Lofoten. Best Regards, Gunhild, Scandic Svolvær More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Hotel is good, clean, and Well situated. Breakfast is very good. There is à small menu for diner. Nice persons at THE reception. THE rooms are à little bit small. There are rooms with a Nice view on THE water

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Thank Guido S
GunhildEL, Daglig leder at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear Guido S, Thank you for a nice feedback. We hope to see you next time visiting Lofoten. Best Regards Gunhild More 

Paris, France
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The hotel's is well-located, on the central island, close to most of landmarks in Svolvaer. The room was clean, beds are comfortable, and the view on the open sea with the balcony is really appreciable. The bathroom was warm, with multiple towels & shampoo/gel, but for some reason smelled a bit weird for the 3 days I stayed in... although... More 

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Thank Alexandre R
GunhildEL, General Manager at Scandic Svolvaer, responded to this review

Dear Alexandre, Thank you for a very nice review, hope that we see you next time you're visiting Lofoten. Best Regards, More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $122 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Svolvaer 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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