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Mary-Ann's Polarrigg

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Come join us up north at Mary-Ann`s Polarrigg, a somewhat different Hotel/Rig in Longyearbyen. Here at Mary-Ann`s we have a relaxed and homey environment that will suite everybody.Stay as the miners did back in the days in our authentic Miners Rig, or if you prefer Hotel standard you can try our Luxury Rig instead.In the day time we can assist in booking of trips from our local tour operators or if you just want a day of relaxation in our onsite spa that is also possible. For groups we can also offer a fully equipped conference room.In the evening you can try food from our delicious menu in our Vinterhagen Restaurant where we serve both Thai food and traditional Norwegian and Arctic food.Come join us for an experience of a lifetime here at Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg.
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Grade: 72 out of 100
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Perfect stay ! My single room was small but cosy with all the necessities I needed : a comfortable bed, a desk, a armchair and a cupboard I can close with a locker Perfect. Very clean, as the bathrooms. The hotel has a really nice and the breakfast very complete. A lot of choices. The design of the hotel makes you feel as you are in a small museum. Really cosy. I felt like home during my stay. Very close the center town (in 5 minutes). And also to the “polar bear sign” on the left side of the city. Staff are very friendly and flexible. They’ve done their best for me. I could stay on the living room when I waited for the Bus for the airport. I highly recommend this hotel to stay in Longyearbyen :)
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Response from Polarriggen, Reception at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for this nice review. We try to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible here and staff are always happy to help. We recently updated our breakfast so it's great to know you enjoyed that and the feel of the hotel too. Hopefully we will see you back here another time!
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A most beautiful old polarrigg that has transformed into a charming, lovely and comfortable hotel. The service is A+ with stunning sweet and kompetent staff that help you with everything you might need to make sure your stay is perfect, The food is really something special - if you want to try local delicacy this is where to eat. The rooms are small but extremly charming with really comfortable beds. And the rigg holds very big and comfy open areas where you can sit by the open fire and relax. I wish I could give more than 5 stars - for this place surely deserves a big 10!
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Response from Polarriggen, Reception at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for the lovely review! Our aim is to make sure people have a relaxing stay during their adventures in Svalbard so we're really happy you felt that and had a nice time here. Glad you enjoyed our food too! Hopefully we can welcome you back another time.
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I stayed here before a small ship expedition trip of the Arctic and even though it is a miner’s accommodation situation, I found it an absolute gem of a place. I was in the single (shared bathroom) accomodation which is right next to the outstanding restaurant which was outstanding in its food (I had the reindeer steak which was absolutely succulent and cooked to perfection, another American chap had the whale and could not fault it, saying it was an interesting choice but delicious) and the spacious window views of the snow covered mountains with the “arctic” theme was, again,outstanding. The staff were very approachable, helpful and cherry. I have no hesitation in recommending Mary Ann’s Polarrigg, absolutely worth five starts in my eyes :-)
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Response from Polarriggen, Reception at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg
Responded 4 days ago
Hello, Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you had a lovely time here and enjoyed the food in our Vinterhagen restaurant. We hope to welcome you again someday. Best wishes
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we felt as if we are in a home. it was warm and friendly. the food was awesome. we had whale steak, seal steak, reindeer steak. the rooms were comfy, pleasant and warm. the management had a hands off approach. we can cook and eat our own food. there is a kitchen, restaurant, living room etc. the view was also splendid. surrounded by mountains of snow.
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Response from Polarriggen, Front Office Manager at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello and thank you so much Gmpallath! It's amazing for us that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the atmosphere here - beacuse homely atmosphere is our main focus! We will be more than happy to welcome you again!
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Great location with walking distance to the church and supermarket. Great breakfast with wide selection and a place to eat with million dollar views. Very friendly staff there from Thailand working at breakfast time and also the lady at the reception. Room is clean and has good wifi connection at room. The airport bus stops directly in front .
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Response from Polarriggen, Front Office Manager at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much David_TanPuchong! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay!
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