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“great breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scandic Alta

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Scandic Alta
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Alta
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“great breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Best feature is a great breakfast - many different types of food to choose from. Also dinner was good. Some rooms have a view to the Arctic Sea. Also handy is the new shopping center Amfi right next door with a variety of stores- also a wine store. Fairly expensive but so is whole Norway ;)

Room Tip: some rooms have views to the Arctic sea
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Eastern Norway, Norway
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

The hotel has a great location in the city center, with a mall and som restaurants nearby. The room was nice, very clean and had a good size. Free wifi. There was som noise at night and I could hear the TV from the room next door. Breakfast and lunch buffet was very nice, and the staff made sandwiches for those of us who didn't have time to stay for lunch. Great dinner!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank saltogpepper
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Kirkenes, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

the room was nice and clean and good size
the bed well i a slept like a baby all night
is close to the shops
and other things
a very good breakfast
and the staff was very helpfull
free internet
good sized tv with a lot channels

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank thefunnygirl2013
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

The hotel room was a decent size and very clean. The dinner and breakfast were amazing. A great choice for the buffet dinner and breakfast. Location is great, its right in the middle of the town. Staff were very friendly. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Gypsy2805
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Rome, Italy
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Big room; excellent breakfast. Hotel in the middle of the "center" and next to the shopping mall and the fantastic church. There is not a parking space and I suppose everybody arrive by car. Unfortunately staff not so patient with my small son but it was a bad day for him and was too nervous.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RobertoRosi
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a ok hotel, just as you may expect in Northern Norway, quite clean but nothing special.
Most people come in summer as they are hiking or searchin the Northern light i groups, going by bus.
So most people just come to sleep over, maybe have a meal at the hotel.

Room Tip: Coed sauna, difficult to find
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Uhuset
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Boulder, Colorado
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189 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Breakfast came with the room and the receptionist told us it would be the best that we would have on our trip. In some ways, she was really correct. Beverages - all the usual choices of many of the hotels (coffee, milk, juices) but also a selection of teas that filled a whole corner with boxes; Many add-ins for the cereal, many spreads for the ample supply of all different types of bread; Lots of cold items (salads, veggies to add, cheeses, etc), lots of hot items, hard/soft and scrambled eggs; yogurt and lots of fruit.

The room was like a motel in the US. The beds were comfortable, the room was small, the carpeting average (thin)... The bathroom was relatively large and had amenities that we had not seen elsewhere (bath salts?!). There wasn't a view to speak of from our room (parking lot that leads to the square). One thing that was missing were light blocking shades.

In the lobby, they had cookies and juice available all the time. They also had a tourist room with maps and other guides.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank aleepur
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Additional Information about Scandic Alta

Property: Scandic Alta
Address: Loekkeveien 61, Alta 9510, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Alta)
Location: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Alta Municipality > Alta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Alta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Alta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 241
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located in central Alta - the gateway to the Finnmark region - perfect for business and leisure. Start your day with a hearty breakfast in our Restaurant Alta - a combined cafe and a la carte restaurant. We offer excellent meeting and conference facilities that can host up to 650 participants. Parking is available in our garage or just outside the hotel for guest arriving by car. We also have a sauna available on request. As a guest you always have free WiFi in your room and in public areas. ... more   less 
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