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“Great place to stay in Alta”
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Thon Hotel Alta
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Alta
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Great place to stay in Alta”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Very nice hotel. Good central location right next to the main shopping centre and close to restaurants and all ammentieis. Well organised tourist activities nearby and pick up from hotel or next door.

Rooms were very clean and with all ammenties. No tea coffee provision in the room but did have it in the lobby where the coffee was excellent!

Breakfast was ok but included in the pizza restaurant adjacent to the lobby. You can also walk straight into the shopping centre via this link without having to go outside. A good base hotel for exploring the local area with a better location than all others. The Rica is also next door so I guess the choice is between Thon and Rica - both are equally as good.

Room Tip: All have great views of the mountains. Higher the better!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Halden, Norway
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

It's only a year old and very nice. Clean and spacious rooms. My room had ironing-board, but no water boiler. It seems like they have different kinds of rooms here. I had a room in the 6th floor and the view was very nice. There is a swimming hall and fitness center right outside the hotel and you can even walk there via the parking lot in the basement.
The breakfast is in the Peppes pizza restaurant, a traditional breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

This is my third stay here at thon Alta, and everything haas ben perfect every time. All rooms have tea kitchens with water boiler, microwave and cooking plates, which is quite unique for this type of hotel. You can walk indoors to Amfi shopping mall, and you can even walk via the underground parking lot to Nordlysbadet swimming hall.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Tromsø
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

The rooms are a good size, with very comfortable beds and a practical bathroom. My room also had a small sitting-group and a desk.
I really like to have a power-outlet on or under the bedside-table, but that is sadly missing in my room.
There is also no ironing-board or trouser-press in the room.
There was also a very unecessarry mix-up with my reservation; I am currently travelling as a part of a big group, in which my sister is also a part. I was quite surprised when the door to my room suddenly opened, and my sister was standing there...
They had probably assumed that since we share our last names, we would also share a room. But as you may know: to assUme, makes an As# of U and Me... :-)

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

I ordered a single room and got a spacious double room (two separate beds), which was spacious, clean and had everything I needed. The breakfast was an average norwegian hotel breakfast buffet, nothing exceptional (but still pretty good compared to most hotel breakfasts I've encountered in Southern Europe or Northern America). Sentrally locaded. Would definitely consider staying there again if I'm visiting Alta once more.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

10 out of 10. Director Linda Heltne and her team treat their guests to a service of excellence. We had a group of 26 Austrian Harley-Davidson riders and the Thon Hotel was our base camp for three days on our trips to the North Cape and Hammerfest. Bikers generally, and Harley-Davidson riders in particular, have special requirements, and all our wishes were fulfilled in an absolutely professional and uncomplicated way.
So if you travel to Alta, and I strongly recommend you do, please stay nowhere else than in this outstanding hotel and enjoy the beautiful new rooms, the opulent breakfast buffet and the incomparable kindness of the staff, all in the most magnificent of settings.
We will be back in July 2012….

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed December 21, 2010

Thon Hotel Alta is conveniently located, my bed was extremely comfortable (a Thon Hotel trademark) and the lady at the front desk was extremely helpful. The only drawback is that breakfast is served at the adjoining Peppe's Pizza Restaurant. But if you like this style food, it should be fine.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Thon Hotel Alta
Address: Labyrinten 6, Alta 9510, Norway
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Alta Municipality > Alta
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Alta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thon Hotel Alta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thon Hotel Alta is a new and modern hotel located in the city center, close to Alta Airport and the right next to the busstation. The hotel has large and bright rooms with nice views over the city center or Altafjord. Some of the rooms have a kitchenette where you can cook simple meals and it is also possible to upgrade to mini suites. A short distance from the hotel you will find AMFI Alta, a large shopping centre as well as restaurants, bars and other cultural sights. We also have indoor access to Nordlysbadet, an indoor swimmingcomplex with spa and a gym. ... more   less 
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