We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“For small people and Trolls only”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Thon Hotel Tromso

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Thon Hotel Tromso
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
Warwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“For small people and Trolls only”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for three days in late February 2012. This is a very new hotel but has the smallest double rooms I have ever experienced. It is almost impossible to access one side of the bed without drawing the curtains, and a tight sideways squeeze to get between the wall mounted TV and the foot of the bed. There is only room for one small bedside table and one chair, and barely room for any luggage without compromising access. There is no room for the circular floor mat, so it has been put under the bed!
The ensuite shower-room is of better proportion, but why have a corner shower cubicle with double doors, when one can't open one of the doors because of the positioning of the granite topped sink-unit?
Unfortunately, our room overlooked a building site where concrete breaking took place from dawn until dusk (06:45 until 15:30 whilst we were there), but that phase of demolition/building appeared to be over by the time we left.
The lack of lay-out planning also applies to the breakfast room, which is long and narrow with the self servery at the far end. Here, guests criss-cross the servery looking for bowls, spoons, cereals, and milk, all of which are in quite separate places. The same random layout applies to glasses and orange juice, cups and coffee machine, etc. The food choice was the same every day, but often in a different place. Moaning over, the hotel was very clean and warm and the staff were reasonably helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are very small and overlook a building site
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Michael G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

430 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    116
    208
    88
    9
    9
See reviews for
47
151
45
78
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (36)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

Stayed a week. Nothing too much trouble for the staff. Food good and plenty of it. Rooms clean and neat. Beds comfortable and bathroom and shower very good.
The only minus was we asked for a packed breakfast for the day we were leaving at 5:30 a.m. and despite asking or it 4 days in advance and reminding the staff 3 times they forgot to prepare it !
Overall a very good hotel that can still do better.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Grumpyoldbadger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AidSchei, General Manager at Thon Hotel Tromso, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
Thank you for taking time to comment on your stay with us. Your review has been shared with everyone here.Your comment about packed breakfast is taken on to breakfast responsible and will be addressed immediately.
We hope you will consider coming back to Tromsø and Thon Hotel Tromsø in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
alfreton
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

Three of us stayed in the Thon Hotel from 16th-20th February 2012. We found the rooms to be modern, warm, spacious and very clean. The beds are the comfiest we have ever slept in, it is the first time we have ever been able to say that we were not looking forward to sleeping in our own beds! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great, tasty meatballs and sausages were an unexpected treat, and the free tea and coffee in the reception was a nice touch! Free internet was a bonus! I would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank babzmabz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for 6 nights this February. It was very clean and tidy and most of the staff were very friendly. The breakfast was not what I expected, fantastic for ham, cheese and fish lovers but not the most appetising breakfast for me. It was very repetitive and no change most mornings. They ran out of apple juice and the plates were not always clean.
The hotel has no family rooms so one of us had to sleep on a lumpy old camp bed. A plus side to the rooms were the power shower and the modern style furniture. The TV had two English channels world news and discovery. The hotel ran out of non flavoured tea bags halfway through the week and didnt have the intention of getting any. The location was good with the main shopping street on the next block. TIP for anyone wanting to see the lights the centre of tromso isnt a good option. You cant see the lights with lots of light around and therefore tromso has to much light but a good base.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Keavy H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

This hotel reminded me of Travel Lodge in the UK but much better! We stayed 5 nights in Feb as the more upmarket hotels were full. If you don't want add on's like a sauna/bar etc, just a nice clean room and a good breakfast you can't go wrong. Beds are very comfortable,nice clean fresh linen,plumped up duvet and a contemporary style. Great free coffee in reception,pleasant helpful staff. I would have liked a kettle in the room for tea in bed and there are only basic soaps etc but thats the only negatives-minor point really.Good location. Norway is so expensive..be prepared! The Egon restaurant opposite is good value.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Helen021
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AidSchei, General Manager at Thon Hotel Tromso, responded to this review, February 21, 2012
Thank you for taking time to comment on your stay with us. Your review has been shared with everyone here. We hope you will consider coming back to Tromsø and Thon Hotel Tromsø in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

We spent three nights here in February and can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants reasonably-priced yet high quality accommodation in Tromso. The room was fairly small, but adequate and had a beautifully-fitted en suite. All the staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Breakfast was great: plenty of healthy choices: fruit, yoghourt, cereal, etc as well as the usual continental selection of meats and cheeses. There was also a cooked option and plenty of fruit juice, tea and coffee: more like a brunch, really.
There is a comfortable lobby area to sit and enjoy (free) tea and coffee. I would suggest one tiny improvement: a kettle in each bedroom!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ann M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AidSchei, General Manager at Thon Hotel Tromso, responded to this review, February 21, 2012
Thank you for taking time to comment on your stay with us. Your positive review has been shared with everyone here. We hope you will consider coming back to Tromsø and Thon Hotel Tromsø in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Switzerland
Level Contributor
104 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

Good hotel with complete annemeties. The guest enjoys modern, functional and clean rooms. The service was good considering the very late checkin. Conviently located in the city centre the location also permits to discover the city by foot.
Overall a good hotel with a solid service with little buissiness touch to it.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank ebna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AidSchei, General Manager at Thon Hotel Tromso, responded to this review, February 9, 2012
Thank you for taking time to comment on your stay with us. We hope you will consider coming back to Tromsø and Thon Hotel Tromsø in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Tromso hotels
0.2 mi away
Clarion Collection Hotel With
0.2 mi away
Scandic Ishavshotel
Scandic Ishavshotel
#3 of 18 in Tromso
4.0 of 5 bubbles 713 reviews
0.1 mi away
Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromso
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Clarion Hotel The Edge
0.2 mi away
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso
0.0 mi away
Thon Hotel Polar
Thon Hotel Polar
#12 of 18 in Tromso
4.0 of 5 bubbles 562 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Thon Hotel Tromso? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Thon Hotel Tromso

Property: Thon Hotel Tromso
Address: Groennegata 50, Tromso 9008, Norway
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Tromso
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Thon Hotel Tromso 3*
Number of rooms: 152
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Cancelon, Hotwire, Agoda, Booking.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and getaroom.com so you can book your Thon Hotel Tromso reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing