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Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a Radisson in name but in Longyearbyen, Salvard. The location is central and you may walk to the dock with your luggage if you are so inclined to walk. The staff is young and very friendly willing to go out of their way to be helpful. The breakfast is typical with all you can eat and very savory... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Third visit to the area. Usually we have stayed at Svalbard Hotel, but they were booked so stayed here. More of a hotel feel vs the homey feel of Svalbard Hotel. Check in was slow and they needed more help at reception. Spacious ,very quiet, clean rooms. Good shower (always important!). Had dinner in the bar and pizza was very... More 

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Spitsbergen T, Daglig leder at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen, responded to this review

Hi DrJackPA, thanks for your review! We're glad to hear that there were a lot of good things with your stay! We'll definitely look into why you couldn't get a late check-out or the option to store your luggage. These are services we usually offer if we have capacity, so we apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best hotel in Longyearbyne and is at the end of the main street (there is only one) and near the museum. Great dining room with huge windows overlooking the fiord. The evening buffet incuded seal, reindeer, whale and several smoked fish. I tried them all! One waiter for the whole room so buffet the best chaoiec although... More 

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Thank James C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Radisson Blu hotel in Longyearbyen for 2 nights in August of 2016 before getting on an expedition. Here are what we liked and did not like about the place. The pros: - Friendly service at the front desk. And most of the staff was very helpful. When we tried to book a taxi and did not... More 

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As said earlier by other reviewers, a hotel in the arctic wilderness can be difficult to compare to other hotels in more ordinary locations. The hotel is built on pillars due to the permafrost -- quite a different building technique. The hotel is very well situated in the small town between the hospital and the university center at the beginning... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is rather big (at Longyearbyen scale), the rooms are nice (average for a Radisson Blu), with a Nespresso machine (but only one capsule per person). The outside jacuzzi is from far the best part of the wellness area (at least in Summer). The breakfast is good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a comfortable full service hotel in this remote polar environment. Not luxurious, but simple, well decorated, with warm service by all the staff, a good breakfast buffet, and super convenient for everything in Longyearbyen (museum, main street, and start of tours out of town). They are affiliated with Spitsbergen Travel, and can arrange all kinds of activities on... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As others have said, you need to manage your expectations when visiting Svarlbard. For a one night stay in a warm, comfortable, modern hotel, the Radisson Blu is adequate, perhaps good-very good given the location. You can't really compare it with other hotels in the group in city locations. Staff were always very friendly and welcoming, food (we had breakfast... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although Radisson branded, this property is actually a franchise, operated by Spitsbergen travel, in turn part of Hurtigruten- ultimately they control a lot of the accommodation, eateries and activities in Longyearbyen. On the one hand, this means you shouldn't expect Club Carlson status perks like room upgrades, welcome gifts, or dining discounts, although you can earn and redeem points -... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all you have to understand that this place is nearly at the North Pole! Of course it's expensive! But it's amazingly good comfortable warm and staff r helpful and knowledgeable. Great base for tours trips and expeditions. Highly recommended on Spitzbergen.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

Address: Road 500, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Location: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Price Range: $216 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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