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“Good place for lights” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sommaroy Arctic Hotel Tromso

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Sommaroy Arctic Hotel Tromso
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sommaroy
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Good place for lights”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Location: Definitely the main reason to come all the way here (we drove past some pretty slippery roads in pitch darkness and mad winds). We stayed here from 1-3 Jan, and managed to see some awesome Aurorae on both nights -from the balcony of our seaside cabin. We drove around the island trying to find a good spot to shoot the lights, and got some amazing shots from a combination of intense light activity and good vantage points.

Room: The house itself was well-equipped and suitably spacious, although the heating was erratic in certain areas. We had 3 rooms for our family of 5, which was more than sufficient. There was a small sauna in the ground floor bathroom as well, which was a pleasant surprise.

Service: Service was decent, but inconsistent. We encountered several genuinely helpful and pleasant staff, whilst others seemed disinterested and noncommittal. Overall still okay though, given that you're largely on your own when you choose to stay in the seaside house anyway.

A decent hotel, though admittedly you don't have much of a choice in Sommaroy. Good value for money.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

We were there to see the Northern lights, but unfortunately the weather was against us. Well appointed room and huge bathroom. Plentiful supply of coffee and tea, meals very good although breakfast would have been improved with more cereals and even some tinned fruit. The staff were friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

I can recommend this hotel for its location, its comfort, the standard of its food and the friendliness of its staff.. We were there a few days ago and enjoyed the snow, the northern lights and a superb whale watching trip. The scenery is superb and its the kind of place that we could easily be tempted to return to, to enjoy the midnight sun.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Magical hideaway on a beautiful island.

We were there looking for the Aurora. No sign but we had snow, snow and then more snow.
Friendly people. Comfy beds. Great bathroom. Superb breakfast

The best fish soup in the entire world.
Whale safari showed whales (humpbacks and orcas)

Expensive - but it IS Norway :-)

Would I go back? I would love to. But please can I have the Northern Lights too.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

Having read the previous reviews I was a little nervous about what we would find, but we were not disappointed. We stayed in cabin 55, on the beach and loved it. It sleeps 6 persons so for the two of us it was quite spacious. It has a high ceiling (with a mezzanine level with two further beds) and large floor to ceiling windows allowing us to overlooking the beach and the sea, and in the morning we walked out on a snow covered beach right in front of our cabin. There is a huge terrace and I imagine it is lovely to sit there in summer. Breakfast with a view was a real treat. The cabin was well equipped and even had a sauna (but we did not use it). Staff at the hotel where we picked up the keys and paid was very friendly. My only criticism is that it was hard to sufficiently heat the cabin due to the small heaters and the water cooker must be the slowest in the world. WE have since stayed in two other cabins and this was by far the most expensive place we stayed. Whilst it may be good value for a family of 4 or 6, it was too expensive compared to some other places we have seen. When booking, I was told the cabins on the sea side would have been even more expensive. Pictures to follow

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Every care was taken of us. From a warm handshake on arrival to the most personalised tours possible. Kjell, the host, is charming and full of stories. The room was clean and comfortable with adjustable heating. The food was well prepared and tasty. Hot drinks were available at all times. We weren't lucky with the aurora but Kjell delivered whales. Wonderful, wonderful whales and he was as pleased as we were to see these fantastic animals. A truly life enhancing trip. The Sommeroy Arctic hotel is a very special hotel in a very special place.

Stayed November 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

This hotel is in a wonderful location with 360 degree panorama of sea and mountains. The sea is an amazing crystal blue and at the time I was there it was 24 hours daylight. A highlight of the experience was sitting in the hotel hot tub at midnight in full sunshine! The hotel offers both room and cabin accommodation. I was staying in a room, which I found very comfortable. Some of my colleagues shared the wonderful wooden chalets which were excellently equipped in every way. I really would recommend a trip up here, it was an invigorating experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sommaroy Arctic Hotel Tromso
Address: Skipsholmvegen 22, Sommaroy 9110, Norway
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Sommaroy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sommaroy
Hotel Class:4 star — Sommaroy Arctic Hotel Tromso 4*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the west side of Tromsø, a mere 45 minutes from the city centre lies the fascinating pearl of nature, Sommarøy, where you meet chalk-white beaches, cosy coves, holms and reefs that encircle the hotel and everything we have to offer our guests. In close combat with the forces of nature, we facilitate authentic coastal experiences at sea and on land. Activities, wellness, coastal culture and a lively local community – and all the service and facilities you expect of a modern hotel in the kingdom of Ottar. ... more   less 
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