I stayed here for 4 nights after rejecting a studio apartment in another block run by this hotel. The studio was simply awful - very poky and small, and nowhere to put away your clothes! Also, it was up the street where the footpath (such as it was) was terribly icy and dangerous.
Having paid on arrival, it was a little bit awkward that I did not want to stay in the apartment. But the young man on reception gave me the last room available in the hotel itself. It was quite a large corner room overlooking the street - so no nice views. Room itself was nothing special, but comfortable enough with double bed, 2 chairs, 2 stools and a desk. Bathroom was quite large, although disconcerting because the blind was broken, which meant you had to shower and otherwise use the bathroom in full view of anyone in the building across the road. Ended up having to shower in the dark to preserve my modesty!
Breakfast was plentiful if a bit dull. 2 kinds of cereal, boiled eggs, bread, a few cold cuts and jams, as well as orange juice, tea and coffee.
The location is about 5 minutes walk from the centre of town (and from the airport bus stop) and up a bit of a hill. Probably not an issue most of the time, but in the icy conditions I was nervous of slipping. The free wifi was great and the decor was quite pleasant. And I really appreciated being able to control the heating in the room.
My main gripe about the hotel is the total lack of cleaning. I stayed there 4 nights. When I mentioned my room had not been serviced on Day 2, the receptionist brought up clean towels. But other than towels, no cleaning or servicing was done at all during the four days!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skansen Hotell Tromso is located very centrally in the city centre of Tromso. From the hotel you will have everything within a few minutes walking distance. It is a 10 minute walk to the Express Boat/Hurtigruten quay and Tromso Airport is a 15-minute journey by taxi. We also have guest car parking facilities available for our guests. ... more less
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