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Scandic Scandinavie
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Alesund
Certificate of Excellence
Shrewbury UK
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel and lovely room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2009

We seem to have been lucky to have got the junior suite for just under £100 a night in August. We had a nice big room with a decent sized table, a chaise longue and two armachairs, as well as a desk with chair. The windows looked out over the cobbled street which was fine in the day but a touch noisy on the Friday night when the locals could be heard talking in the street until the early hours. However, the other rooms at the back looked liked they'd have no view other than the back of another building's air conditioning units, so we stuck with it and I had three night's unbroken sleep after that. The breakfast spread was good, and tea/coffee was available free at all times downstairs. The desk staff were very helpful with directions and using the internet.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • 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 of 5 bubbles
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Rome, Italy
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2009

spent the weekend at this hotel, and must say that i was over all very pleased
with the total experience. Central as can be i supose in such a small city as Ålesund.
Lookout spot at aksla is not far from the hotel and is higly recommended on a sunny day!
breakfast was ok, and rooms where clean and up to date. Nice and helpfull staff.
A bit noisy bar next to the reception area, but you don't notice it when in your room.
overall a very good hotel experience. Not that expensive either in
norwegian measuring terms.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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106 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2009

The best thing about this hotel is the location, which I think is among the best in the city. We were lucky, I think, to get a very spacious corner front room overlooking the street in front. The breakfast one morning (early) was good and the other morning was poor (late and weekend) as there were practically nothing to eat left. I could find some old dust on places hard to clean. The bathrooms are OK, but nothing spectacular. The rooms are not like new, but they function and things are generally very OK. No problems recommending this hotel to most people I know.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ragnar_76
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Weymouth
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2009

This is a reasonably priced hotel right in the centre of Alesund. My room was a bit basic, lacking good finishing touches. It overlooked an office block/apartments on the other side of the road. I couldn't sleep with the window open because of road noise. The road wasn't busy but it was cobbled so every passing car was noisy!
The bathroom was OK, nothing spectacular. Watch out for the shower doors as they leak all over the floor!
Do not expect a full English breakfast: it's very continental.
The staff were friendly and helpful.
Summary - if you are a budget traveller, this hotel gives all you need at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Moss, Norway
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2009

I booked a superior room and got an attic room which was quite big, but with uninspired decor and NO view. Unless standing on the tip of your toe trying to look out.

Based on the room I was assigned I would not recommend this hotel to a friend. Other rooms might be better.

Otherwise, I agree with the other reviewers that service was friendly and helpful and the public areas was quite charming.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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Thank Rosinen
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Castricum
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23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2008

Having already 4 stamps from previous stays in RICA hotels on our RICA Feriepass, we were entitled to get a free night in the next hotel, being Scandinavie in Alesund. We would stay there 3 nights. To our bewilderment we were booked in a very small attic room without any view, which clearly shows the risk of getting a room partly for free or with discount. The hotel regards you as a second-rate guest and puts you in the smallest room. I refused to accept this room, however, and I suppose the hotel was not fully booked since we got a superior room instead, a big difference with the first room. The hotel has high ceilings and a wooden floor which means that there can be some interior noise. However, the worst is the noise from the street since the windows are badly insulated. Being there on Saturday we could "enjoy" the singing and screaming of the Alesund pleasure seekers till early in the morning.

  • Liked — Central situation
  • Disliked — Noise from outside
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank tureluur
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2008

I stayed at this hotel for two nights. I booked through the Rica website and got a more favourable rate than booking through one of the hotel booking websites. My room was comfortable and pleasant, and the hotel is fairly well located, but without a view. The breakfast was very nice. Hotels in Norway are very expensive (as is everything) so this was reasonably priced for the quality of the hotel and room, which was a good size with nice bathroom. Everything was very clean. One thing that really made this hotel stand out for me is how nice the reception staff were. In particular, several days after leaving, I realised I had left a rather battered but much loved family photograph in my room. I emailed the hotel and they had kept it - they sent it to me and it arrived in the mail a few days later. A lot of hotels throw away whatever is left in the room, so I felt this was particularly thoughtful, and in line with the kind of service that the Reception gave when asking questions about restaurants, interesting things to see. To sum up, while not a remarkable hotel, it was clean, well-located, good value for money and had excellent staff.

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Thank srjlondon
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Property: Scandic Scandinavie
Address: Loevenvoldgata 8, Alesund 6002, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Scandinavie)
Location: Norway > Western Norway > More og Romsdal > Alesund
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Alesund
#8 Business Hotel in Alesund
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Scandinavie 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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