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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Nice location with a splendid view... if you have a good time you can see the Northern Lights directly from your room window. You can quietly enjoy your coffee or breakfast while watching through the dining hall windows. The staff very friendly and helpful, and food is good. The rooms are clean and confortable. We were satisfied by our stay here and we will recomend it. If you book here ask for a room with a fjord view. The hotel is situated about 20 -30 meters on the shores of the fjord, 10 min. from the airport, 5 min from the old center. If you arrive there without any idea to what to do in Tromso or nearby, you will find enough informations on reception, about place to visit, excursions, things to do in your spare time.

Room tip: ask for a room with fjord view.
Date of stay: October 2013
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Thank MLRaphael
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

It's a nice hotel, good value for money for Norway. The room was good, clean, warm and cosy. There is wifi everywhere and view is beautiful, you can see the fjords and mountains. That is really nuce. The breakfast was ok, not perfect but this is ok for the price.

Date of stay: October 2013
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank TomtomBuBu
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed over here for 3 nights with my friend and her parent, and I stayed over more 2 nights for solo traveller. Sydspissen hotel is the excellent location to see the Northern Lights with a nice scenery of the coast. I can see the Northern Lights from the window of the room. The second floor at coast side is the better choice. However, walk to the coast is the best location for the Northern Lights and do not forget your Torch!.

If you do not travel by Taxi or Car, there is Bus no.34 at Sydspissen to Tromsø town. One way cost for Bus is 42 NOK, but you can buy 1-day ticket or 2-day ticket which cost only 70 or 120 NOK at Bus office near Tromsø tourist information. This ticket can be used for City Buses in Tromsø including Bus no.40 & 42 which take you to Airport, but cannot be used for Airport Bus. Other tickets can be asked at Bus office as well.

Airport is just only 10-15 min by Taxi from Sydspissen hotel, or 30-50 min by Bus (Take Bus no.34 from Sydspissen to Polaria bus stop and take Bus no.42 at Bus stop which is opposite the Polaria bus stop to Airport.) You can find Bus time table at the Bus stop/or brochure at Tourist information & Bus office/or brochure on the Bus.

There are many restaurants/cafes in Tromsø town. However, there is the super market called "Coop" near Sydspissen Hotel. Just 5-8 min walk from Sydspissen Hotel.

Becareful for unusual closed time of Breakfast that Staff has not informed you in advance.

Enjoy your trip!

Room tip: The second floor at coast side is a good room for scenery.
Date of stay: October 2013
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1  Thank CherryMnitan
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

I really cannot fault this place - do not expect luxury but for what it is it's unbeatable.

Rooms were basic but warm and clean. All the beds are single, but they can be pushed together if needed. It feels a bit like a cross between a budget hotel and a youth hostel, with big self-service dining room where the good breakfast was served. Its also a good spot to hang out at at other times of day - it was exciting at times overhearing other's stories about light hunting.

It's a walk into town, but this was nice enough. We tended to walk in and then get a bus or taxi back, which worked well. There is a big co-op five minutes away.

But the real draw is the hotel's location a couple of minutes from the coast path. Because this gets you away from the street lights, it's a perfect spot for spotting the northern lights - we saw them down there on two of our three attempts, including one spectacular display . The coast also makes a pleasant enough walk during the day, with good views of the sea and hills.

Date of stay: February 2013
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3  Thank Liam M
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Around 15 minutes drive form the airport. Great views and Excellent location.
Bathroom door not good. Noise through rooms is a slight issue. Outdated interiors.. Very near to coop extra. Very convenient. Supernatural service. Showers is fantastic. Good sized room. Tv channels alright. 18 channels of which 10 were working
Rooms weren't cleaned when we checked in. To which the receptionist was truly apologetic and got it cleaned right away. Rooms cleaned during the day too and it was neat and tidy
Breakfast. Usual Norwegian breakfast. Lots of different kinds of grains based bread available, cereals, Milk, Cold meats, Yogurt. All in all decent spread and will get you through to lunch
Tea and coffers available 24x7 in the lounge but not in the room which was not too inconvenient.
On the whole would rate it 3.5 stars out of 5. Would recommend this hotel in Tromso, but bear in mind the slightly outdated interiors.

Date of stay: August 2013
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1  Thank varun_mukthi
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