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Scandic Bodo
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Bodo
Reviewed April 25, 2014

The Rica Hotel is located in one of the most noisy streets of Bodø. There is a lot of car traffic, and be aware that people in Bodø run their cars on stud tires until May. Stud tires are extremely loud. Opposite the hotel there are night clubs and pubs. People are partying, and you cant sleep. If you chose to stay at Rica, you need a room that faces the sea. If they cant give you that, you are stucked with a loud street and drunk people partying all night, and no sleep at all.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
1  Thank Jarle T
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Ricahotelbodo, Front Office Manager at Scandic Bodo, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2014

Thank you for your feedback.
We have several different room types and also quiet rooms with sea view.

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

The breakfast is great as it usually is at the Rica hotels. The rooms are old but clean. The conference facilities are mediocre at best. The lunch served was a disgrace. There are many hotels in this town and I will stay somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank JanetRove
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Ricahotelbodo, Front Office Manager at Scandic Bodo, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Thank you for this review. I'm sorry to hear that you were not happy with the lunch.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had an enforced overnight stop here due to bad weather so a room was booked for us at the Rica hotel. Good location, as we needed something near the port. Reception staff were excellent and we were allocated a junior suite which was very comfortable although we were on the street side and it was a little noisy. However, the weather was so bad there weren't too many cars about! Bathroom had great "greenland" products which I'd not come across before including bath salts and body scrub which you don't often see.
I agree wholeheartedly with other reviewers about breakfast - our only problem was choosing what to have! I also noticed that you could make up a lunch pack at no extra cost and the hotel would pack it for you - what a refreshing attitude.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ricahotelbodo, Front Office Manager at Scandic Bodo, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Thank you very much for this great review. Welcome Back.

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

My partner and I stayed here over the Christmas period, lovely hotel in the quaint town of Bodø. A few minutes walk from the station, easy to find. Checkin was as easy as pie, and the staff were very friendly. We stayed in a junior suite and had requested a room with a view of the harbor, and this was granted, our room was perfect after a 19 hour train journey. The bed felt like heaven and the inclusive buffet style breakfast in the morning went down a treat. We are vegan, but there was still plenty to eat; fresh fruit, selection of fruit juices, breads, mushrooms, potato wedges ect, well worth the room rate.We also took advantage of the free to use fitness room and sauna, this was such an added bonus, and staff were very helpful when we asked to use the facilities. All in all, when in Bodø make sure you're staying at the Rica.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the harbor
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Amandarlin
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Ricahotelbodo, Front Office Manager at Scandic Bodo, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Thank you very much for this great review. So glad that you are happy with your stay.
Welcome back.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

The personnel is of a great kindness. The hotel is comfortable and is very well equipped. Beautiful view and and a very hearty breakfast. Possibility of parking its car behind the hotel. A true pleasure to sleep in this hotel. We will return.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alain V
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Ricahotelbodo, Front Office Manager at Scandic Bodo, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Thank you so much for this nice feedback. Very welcome back again.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a hotel with excellent staff. The hotel room was modestly sized but clean and comfortable, and I got some extra things I needed with minimum fuss. The breakfast is their high point, very many good choices - and no microwave scrambled eggs! They even had home-made waffles and a good variety of milk for cereal. The friendliness of the staff started with the welcome in the reception, and kept going in the conference division and finally in the restaurant. The location was by the sea and right in the cenre of Bodø - a very short ride to the airport as well.

Definitely the place to stay if I visit Bodø again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Ella63_10
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Ricahotelbodo, Front Office Manager at Scandic Bodo, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you very much for this great review. Extra nice to hear that you were so pleased with our staff. Welcome back next time in Bodø.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed here tho nights in the beginning of September. Very good location at the harbor, short stroll to shops, and it is also possible to walk from the airport. Friendly and service-minded staff at the reception. The room was ok, overlooking the harbor. Small bathroom, but big enough for one person, and also clean. Free wifi in the room. Breakfast is in the restaurant, and it was very crowded at 8 am. Breakfast was good, different kinds of bread, eggs, meat, cheeses etc.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Heggvin
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Ricahotelbodo, Front Office Manager at Scandic Bodo, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013
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Hei, og tusen takk for fin tilbakemelding. Velkommen tilbake en annen gang.

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Additional Information about Scandic Bodo

Address: Sjoegata 23 | PO Box 608, Bodo 8006, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Bodo)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Nordland > Bodo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Bodo
Price Range: $117 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Bodo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Bodo has a unique location with the sea on one side and the city centre with shops and restaurants on the other. Start your day with breakfast in our hotel restaurant Bris. The restaurant can also offer lunch and dinner on request. For guests arriving by car there is a covered car park and if you're planning a meeting, conference or event, we can provide flexible facilities for up to 220 participants. Our conference lounge area is ideal for exhibitions, receptions, lunches and dinners. As a guest you'll have access to free WiFi. ... more   less 
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Rica Hotel Bodø

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