The hotel is ideally located very close to the center of Tromso. The apartment is very spacious with all the bare necessities, but could do with a few improvements.
The hotel reception is only open until 23:00. Our flights were delayed and we arrived after midnight to closed doors. If we didn't call to advise them we'll be late, we would not have known how to get it via the night entrance and key lock box. We were also able to assist other guests that arrived a few minutes after us how to get it. If it weren't for us still being around, they would not have had accommodation for the night.
The most challenging part was getting our 2 x 20kg suitcases and additional hand luggage to the third floor without an elevator. It's fine if you're on the ground of 1st floor, but 3 flights of stairs up with bags is challenging and rather noisy!
Heating in the apartment was fantastic and very welcoming when arriving back from Northern Lights chasing. The beds are a little narrow and could do with an extra pillow, there weren't any, not even in a cupboard. Some of the linen on the bed were not clean and had brown fingerprints on them. Other than that, the apartment was neat and clean.
The bathroom had no railings to hang towels on. We suspect a guest had put a screw in the door frame as that was the only place to hang anything.
The bedroom did not have heating, but that did not bother us as the duvets were sufficient. However, the room was not sound proof and early morning snow scrapers woke us every day.
Good value for money, provided these small things are attended to. We hardly had any dealings with the staff as this was in the apartment hotel.
- 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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