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Vei 212-4, Longyearbyen 9171 Norway
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#1 of 8 hotels in Longyearbyen
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4.6
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4.8
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4.7
Value
4.5
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Funken Lodge offers modern comfort in historic surroundings, and a truly unique Svalbard experience. It is situated on “The Hill” and the views are breathtaking, overlooking Longyearbyen as and the nearby glaciers. The hotel was constructed in 1947, and totally refurbished in 2018, offering guests a home away from home in the Arctic.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Boating
Hiking
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
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Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Charming
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Norwegian
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Anna Kirstine wrote a review Dec 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark3 contributions
Went to eat there with the family, and loved the experience. The place itself is stunning, very cozy and creates a great mood. The food was also great, very tasty and especially the burger looked really cool in its presentation, and tasted even better. Of course the staff was also lovely, and i am very much planning on returning if i visit Svalbard a third time.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Hurtigruten Svalbard, Daglig leder at Funken Lodge
Responded Dec 26, 2022
Dear Anna Kirstine, Many thanks for visiting us at Funken Lodge here on Svalbard and for sparing some time to share your experience with us. It was wonderful for us to have you and we are delighted to read that you've had an enjoyable experience. Ensuring the satisfaction of all of our guests always remains on a top priority for us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits. All the best, Tina Front-desk
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Tobias R wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom1558 contributions729 helpful votes
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This hotel is on the edge of the city. So if you plan to move from another hotel (we moved from basecamp) bare in mind that there is a hill to climb to get to the hotel. Absolutely manageable but just to keep in mind. The hotel is indeed very nice. Ambience is great. They have a lovely bar in their with a lot of cozy seats. Our dinner was part of an Hurtigruten Package. It was a soup buffet which was ok. Breakfast was great except the coffee. I don't know what it was but it didn't taste good. Both times we had breakfast there. A bit burnt. Anyway, The room was very spacious had a minibar, a lot of complimentary things and a great shower. The bed was super comfy and in general it was very quiet so you could get a very good night sleep. Lovely and very attentive staff as well. Very nice stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Hurtigruten Svalbard, Daglig leder at Funken Lodge
Responded Sep 28, 2022
Dear 559tobiasr, Thank you for rating us 5 out 5. We are happy to know that you had a fantastic stay at our hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the services throughout the hotel. We appreciate you sharing your feedback regarding the coffee and we will use your comments to improve our guest experience. Our staff will be glad to know your warm words addressed to them. We hope we have the chance to see you again next time. Best regards, Isère - Front desk
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Steve C wrote a review Dec 2022
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom79 contributions78 helpful votes
We travelled to Svalbard, and were really happy to be greeted by warm and friendly staff at Funken Lodge. Rooms lovely, bar & lounge great, restaurant & chefs very accommodating and helpful…. We had a great time and felt very relaxed, almost at home !!! Really fabulous hotel !
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 15, 2022
Dear Steve, Thank you for writing such a positive review of your recent stay with us at Funken Lodge, we really appreciate the feedback. We are all so happy you had such a wonderful time and we hope we have the chance to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Ben, Front desk
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Jaro Z wrote a review Nov 2022
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This is a fantastic hotel. We had an amazing stay. The whole hotel is so cosy, feels like being at home. It is tucked away about 10 min walk from main street of Longyearbyen. Everyone who we met working at this hotel were incredibly service minded, and always smiling, whether it was at the reception, bar or restaurant. It felt so welcoming. We were in a Junior Suite which was great, with beautiful views. The restaurant serves fresh and tasty breakfast and the dinner, tasting menu is just simply amazing! Words can not describe how great this place is.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded Nov 13, 2022
Dear Jaroz376, Thank you for writing such a positive review of your recent stay with us, we really appreciate the feedback. The team are all delighted you had a great time in Svalbard and with us at Funken Lodge. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Ben, Front desk
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grps85 wrote a review Nov 2022
Stockholm, Sweden17 contributions9 helpful votes
I just had a fine long weekend at Funken with my spouse. There isn't much to complain about here, the experience was spotless. Pristine cleanliness, high standard of the room. Designer furniture in bathroom. If I must complain about something it would be that the sofa in the room looked cheap and did not fit with the rest of the premium furnishings. Good temperature regulation, we had about -5C outside. The breakfast - wow! Space rocket standard Nordic breakfast with Italian and French influences in cheese and salami. Was missing something with chocolate on the table though. Fantastic restaurant, try the king crab, and highly relaxing chill-style bar at the reception. This hotel is far from cheap, that said it is anyway quite good value for money. I've heard it could be the highest standard stay one can get on Svalbard. A calm 10 minute walk into the city center on a 30-meter high hill makes for stellar views over town from the hotel. Straight recommendation.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Nov 7, 2022
Dear grps85, Thank you so much for taking your time to write your detailed feedback! We are delighted you had a great stay with us and enjoyed all services throughout the hotel. We appreciate you sharing your feedback and will use your comments to improve our guest experience. We will make sure that your comment regarding the sweet options at breakfast is forwarded to our Food and Beverage department. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. We do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you again. Best regards, Isère - Front Desk
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FamilyRCBHBLondon wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom54 contributions25 helpful votes
We liked the Funken Lodge hotel - the room was cosy and the furniture quite stylish, but in particular we thought the bar / lounge area was fantastic- very nicely done, calm and relaxing furnishings, just a nice place to sit and relax. Breakfast was good and service very friendly and helpful. There were just a couple of things that were annoying, even though they didn’t spoil our visit that much. First, the lighting in the room is very low - furnishings were generally in dark shades of brown etc - which made it difficult to see stuff properly in the low light levels of Svalbard just before the start of the ‘dark season’. Second, there was nowhere at all to put things away in the room apart from a couple of hanging rails. No cupboards, no chest of drawers, nothing. So if you are staying a few days you can’t unpack, you just have to leave your suitcase open on the floor which kind of spoils it. To be honest as we paid for one of the junior suites this was quite disappointing. The Lodge is also quite a way from the centre of Longyearbyen (such as it is) - i.e. 15 mins walk or so to the shops - but we didn’t mind that because the views are just so fantastic.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 30, 2022
Dear FamilyRCBHBLondon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate the feedback. I will pass on the points raised regarding the lighting and the lack of storage in the rooms in your review to the management team. We are soon to be starting to renovate the rooms and hallways to a higher standard. I am happy these negative points didn't ruin your stay and that you largely enjoyed your time with us. We hope that we have the chance to welcome you again to Funken Lodge and Svalbard again in the future. Best regards, Ben, Front desk
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Li and T wrote a review Sep 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia280 contributions96 helpful votes
Funken lodge is a beautiful place to stay with gorgeous views of town and surrounding mountains and glacier. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. Thanks especially to Alena, Lisa, and Sergii for all your help! We’ll highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 2, 2022
Dear Li and T, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate the feedback. I will pass on your gratitudes to the team members mentioned. We are all so happy you had such an enjoyable stay with us and we hope to have the chance to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Ben, Front desk
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Sonal P wrote a review Aug 2022
15 contributions1 helpful vote
We are at the Funken Lodge right now and are having a lovely time. The rooms are not large but they are very clean, comfortable and quiet. The windows open completely so you can have a wonderful uninterrupted view of the mountains. Many lovely areas in and around the lobby to sit and chill quietly. Breakfast is lovely - the chef making omelettes is excellent. Any issues sorted out quickly - our bathroom drain was clogged and the radiator did not work, but they were fixed immediately. Lobby ha a selection of thermals and hats etc in case you have forgotten yours - same price as the stores if not a little cheaper! Water pressure in shower also excellent. Only drawbacks - I would like more sockets to charge phones and computers in the room, and also no shaver socket to charge toothbrush... Definitely the only place I would stay if I came back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Aug 14, 2022
Dear Sonalp994, It is a pleasure to know you are having a great time with us! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience about the hotel. Thank you very much for your kind words and we hope to welcome you again at Funken Lodge. With warm wishes, Alena
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venturer26 wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom54 contributions42 helpful votes
Hotel has stylish / comfortable rooms …with hi quality bathrooms .All very clean in room but oddly both rooms ( we stayed twice for a night in one week ) had very dirty windows ..maybe no window cleaners in Svalbard ! The bar / public areas are particularly pleasant with several private spaces with easy chairs and sofas The dining room overlooks the fjord and is stylish .Food was good on one night but poor on the other ..we had a meal package ..a ‘dinner with soup buffet ‘ turned out to be a choice of 2 soups with bread and nothing else whatsoever !
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 8, 2022
Dear Venturer26, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate the feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you again in the future. I am sorry the food option included in your package did not live up to your expectations, these comments will be passed onto the "food and beverage manager". Best regards, Ben, Front desk
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Potch24 wrote a review Aug 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom147 contributions72 helpful votes
Really nice hotel, with very helpful staff. Our room was warm and comfortable and we slept well, regardless of the midnight sun! The hotel is on the edge of town and reindeer could be seen on the hills behind. The walk into town is easy, so it’s a good base. I would stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 3, 2022
Dear Potch24, I am so happy you had a great stay with, we really appreciate the positive feedback. We hope we have the chance to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Ben, Front desk
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$260 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NorwaySvalbardSpitsbergenLongyearbyen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Funken Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Funken Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Svalbard Kirke (0.6 miles), Karlsberger Pub (0.5 miles), and Longyear 78 Outdoor & Expeditions (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Funken Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Funken Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Funken Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Funken Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gruvelageret, Restaurant Polfareren, and Fruene Kaffe Og Vinbar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Funken Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Funken Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Funken Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Funken Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Spitsbergen.
Are any cleaning services offered at Funken Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Funken Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Funken Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Norwegian.