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Scandic Nidelven
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Trondheim
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

Just got home from spending new years at the Rica Nidelven Hotel in Trondheim and we loved it.

We had a deluxe room, I think the lovely lady on reception told us we were upgraded to a Junior Suite and it was really nice. Blackout curtains were great and we had a huge balcony. It was a really big room with a separate 2 seater couch with two single seaters so it was essentiallly another area you could watch TV in separate from the bed (which was simply incredible.. sooooo soft!!!).

One of our friends came by around 11am on new years morning and he was not feeling well at all so we let him sleep for a little whilst we watched TV. Unfortunately it became clear when we tried to rouse hime that he was going to be too unwell to move at check out time at midday which was a bit of a tricky situation as he was our ride home about 2 hours away. Reception kindly let us extend until 2pm which was much appreciated.

The Breakfast was amazing as others have described. We've travelled fairly extensively and always stay 4 star plus, so its not the best breakfast we've ever had, but I would say its the best in Norway for sure, it was declicious thats for sure and the range is very extensive including smoothies and a barista who can make you a coffee of choice.. mmmm we had a smoothie shot which was perfect for new years morning (trust me!), dont know what was in it but it had ginger and it was fantastic.

Whilst it is not the most 'cool' hotel as far as modern and funky goes, the decor is in need of some refurbing/updating, I still cannot fault Rica Nicdevlen, we highly recommend the hotel yes - oh and the price was really really reasonable through their website we found.

Room Tip: I hear you need to ask for a non-smoking room but we forgot and the room didnt smell. Ask for a vie...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

We stayed for one night for business and because we came directly from Christmas holiday we had to bring our dog.

The hotel was happy to accomodate dogs for a small extra fee which is a nice treat. However one had to choose a smoking room if accommodating pets. Upon reserving the room we asked if the smoking rooms smelled bad from the smoke. The reply was that "no guests had complained about this". Maybe since pet owners are happy the hotel does accommodate pets in the first place. However the room smelt seriously bad of smoke and it would be a problem if we had stayed for more than one night.

We also checked with Rica Bakklandet which is a new hotel in the same Rica chain of hotels. They also accommodate pets and in non smoking rooms we were told. However they were closed for Christmas. Pet owners should choose the Rica Bakklandet instead if you don't smoke yourself.

The room we had was a bit tired and looked like it was designed in the 90s with bright yellow furnitures, bright blue and red carpeting and faux wood. Not exactly up to todays design, but probably it was the pet situation that gave us an older room. We got the impression that many rooms are now renovated and updated.

The common areas look nice and modern. The service is nice, however as in most Norwegian hotels it's not first class because you miss portiers and simply enough service staff. The people that do work there are very nice and pleasant.

For example to iron you need to walk down to the reception area and take the stairs to the basement. I believe that even a 4 star hotel should provide iron and iron boards in the rooms or at least housekeeping should bring upon request.

Breakfast was the best ever and we haven't been in any hotel where breakfast may compare to this. The staff and service at the breakfast room was comparable to a 5 star deluxe hotel.
The location is perfect in the midst of the old center area and the newer harbour area with lots of cafés and restaurant. The location on the pier gives it a really nice atmosphere.

Room Tip: Make sure not to end up in a smoking room. Ask for renovated rooms.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

I've spend 1 night at this hotel two years in a row during a conference, first time in 2010, and second time in november 2011. I hope I will go again in 2012...

First of all, they give you a warm welcome at the reception. The rooms are clean and nice. The A/C and bed is good. Also, this hotel is widely known for its breakfast, and has earned the "best hotel breakfast award in Norway" several years. I can understood why, because they have tables with cheeses, omelettes made on the spot at your demand, freshly made smoothies and so on. At lunch they had sushi, among many many other delicate dishes. The location is right by the nidelven and centrally located. The conference areas are spacious and they have good equipment.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

I had a good sized double room which was well designed and very clean and comfortable. With wifi included and actually working this was a refreshing change. Very friendly and helpful staff. Food was consistently delicious. I just wish I'd had more leisure time to enjoy the breakfast.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

The breakfast is the best- buffet with everything!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

seriously. Guys the breakfast is just insane at this establishment. I think they have won the title "Norway's best hotel breakfast" for many years in a row now. So my suggestion for you, set the alarm a couple of hours early, go for a run. And then, enjoy.

And oh, the hotel is pretty good as well, short walk to "Solsiden" shopping and restaurant area.

But don't forget,
Breakfast

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Stayed here many times, and just love this hotel in Trondheim. They have the best Breakfast i have ever seen and tasted. You will find something you like to eat.
The restaurant is expensiv but very high quality. Fast Wifi, kettle in the room for coffe or te.
They have smoking room, and the double room has every thing you need for a comfortable stay.
Location is great, and the staff is very friendly( love to come to this hotel)
Stay here, and I think you will be convinced.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Scandic Nidelven

Address: Havnegt 1 - 4, Trondheim 7400, Norway (Formerly Rica Nidelven Hotel)
Location: Norway > Central Norway > Sor-Trondelag > Trondheim Municipality > Trondheim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Trondheim
#2 Business Hotel in Trondheim
#2 Romantic Hotel in Trondheim
Price Range: $133 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Nidelven 3.5*
Number of rooms: 343
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Nidelven hotel is one of Trondheim's largest and most modern hotels. It's close to the city centre with sights and attractions within walking distance. The Restaurant Nidelven has been awarded Norway's best hotel breakfast the past 9 years and serve brunch on the weekend. The restaurant offers a modern inspired by the international trends within culinary arts. Our Broen Bar has a great view of Nidelven and the bridge over to Solsiden. We have 18 meeting rooms all with windows and natural daylight and can organize everything from small meetings to conventions, parties, banquets and concerts. If you want to keep in shape during your stay, please visit our gym. ... more   less 
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