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Scandic Ambassadeur Drammen
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Drammen
Reviewed June 2, 2012

I spent some days in 2012 in First Hotel at Drammen, and it was disapointing. Hotell is in centrall part of town, just behind Train Station, but room was so old and smelled smoke that it was not worth price.
Altough stuff was very nice and kind, and rom was clean , but there are better places in Drammen

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Stayed on one of the first warm spring day in Drammen with temperatur of 20 degrees.Location very good rigth in the center of Drammen and very close to the railway station. Large hotel but without atmosphare ! every thing large apart from the rooms , very small rooms and not very much space arround the bed, no minibar or climat control. Due to the warm wether and the small size of the room, the was VERY warm during the total stay, i did keep the window open all nigth and this did give a lot of noice from the trafic specialy late nigth and after 0500 in the morning, so all in all not a good nigth sleep. Do wonder how it is to stay there during a reel warm summer, i will for sure Not try!! Large restaurant with small number of guest at 2100 hour in the evening, food very basic and can only recommend to go out and find a restaurant in town. After a not to good sleep, the bathroom did not help, old and could fore sure need an up grade! Most positiv during this stay was the breakfast , the range of food was ok, but the resaturant was also with out atmosphere and the tables hopeless and on were left with the feeling that it was just a question hove to get as many gest true as quikly as posibel! Sorry to say but i will for sure not stay at this hotel again and will not recommend to any one.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

I have been there many times on conferances and restaurant visit + "julebord". I have also sleept there one time. All in all I think it's ok. The rooms are not "new" but clean. It's closed to the train station and Flytoget to OSL or NSB to Torp/Ryanair.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights recently.

Good points:
Good gym
Nice breakfast, and decent dinner
Comfy bed (though just a single)
Internet good and free

Bad points:
Somewhat shabby corridors and rooms
An air of decline - not great

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank cccheshire
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

I have stayed here many times but over the last 6 months the hotel has declined rapidly. Rooms were never large but now lack of maintenance in the rooms and hotel has ended up with a second rate hotel. If you want to stay in Drammen stay at the Tollboden

  • Stayed: December 2011
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1  Thank Bob H
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RonnyOslo, Manager at Scandic Ambassadeur Drammen, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2012

We have now renovated 150 rooms, the conference rooms, the restaurant and the bar. We are confident this will improve the guest experience. You are all welcome to try it and give us feedback.

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Reviewed December 13, 2011

The hotel is neither good nor bad. I have only stayed here for 2 nights on business in what I think was the smallest single room in Scandinavia, but it worked for me as I was really tired and just trying to sleep. The breakfast was decent but a bit lacking in taste. The hotel was quiet and I could sleep just fine with a party going on in the lobby.

I have to mention the very nice bathroom with nice shower design and underfloor heating. The location is very good for both exploring this little town but also to take a bus for Oslo.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Plus;
large and nice lobby
central
good gym facilities
Cheap
Minus:
small rooms
Old rooms
some problems with the internet setup

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Additional Information about Scandic Ambassadeur Drammen

Address: Stroemsoe Torg 7, Drammen 3044, Norway (Formerly First Hotel Ambassadeur)
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Buskerud > Drammen Municipality > Drammen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Drammen
Price Range: $96 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Ambassadeur Drammen 4*
Number of rooms: 238
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is build in a modern design and is the biggest in the Drammen region. Their main focus is personal service and to create a good atmosphere, to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel has got 9 conference rooms with space for up to 400 guests, 7 meeting rooms and a comfortable lobby. All the facilities are equipped with modern equipment. ... more   less 
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First Hotel Drammen

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