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Scandic Alta
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Alta
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210 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
“acceptable option”
Reviewed April 9, 2010

rooms of medium size, satisfactorily clean and equipped. acceptable restaurant, both for dinner and for breakfast. located in the centre of alta.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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St. Paul, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2010

I stayed at the Rica in Alta while checking out the Finnmarkslopet sled dog race (which the Rica helps sponsor). I loved this hotel - it was clean, eloquent, and more importantly, had a phenomenal breakfast buffet (which was designed by the nutritionalists for the Norwegian Olympic team). I spent two separate nights there -the first night, the hotel room was much older, but the second night (later that week), the hotel room was amazing - modern, clean, and had L'Occtaine toiletries! What more could an exhausted traveler ask for! I would stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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2 Thank Jae L
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cortona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2009

Good hotel with big buffet breakfast and buffet dinner!! Clean room and sauna!! Not in the centre

  • Stayed August 2009
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2 Thank alearezzo
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2009

Staying in March 2009, I found the room comfortable and tidy (and therefore ideal for me). The room, bathroom, bed and mattress were all clean, and a fairly powerful storage heater provided good heat, which is obviously important in a place such as Alta; though scuffs on the wallpaper and old fashioned décor suggested that the rooms need some modernising.

The breakfast had a huge selection, including cereal, cooked breakfast, meats and salmon, which was particularly good with what I was told is the world's best salmon river in the town. You will probably need a ride to the hotel from the airport, but the location is good as it’s near the town centre and has nice views of the mountains in the distance. If I return to Alta, I would return to the Rica Hotel.

Positives:
Clean
Warm
Good breakfast

Negatives:
A little dated, if I’m being picky

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
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2 Thank Jesse1551
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Oslo
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Reviewed February 27, 2009

Best hotell in alta, with great staff. Renovated 2008 with big rooms

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed July 24, 2008

Nice rooms but located in a buisness area in Alta. The motor to the aircondition was places on the roof near our room and therefore a constant noise was heard. very annoing.
The dinner is not worth the money. The quality of the food and preparation isnt good. The breakfast is ok. The bread is good and was still warm when we ate it.

  • Disliked — the noise from the aircondition
  • Stayed July 2008
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1 Thank Lonech
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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2008

We decided to visit the Alta and stayed at the Rica Hotel between Christmas and the New Year. Before visiting the hotel we phoned to ask if the room had a kettle because everything is very expensive in Norway we would have taken our travel kettle. We were assured that there would be a kettle in our room however when we checked in were given a room with no kettle. We immediately returned to reception and the receptionist seemed surprised and offered us a different room. We went up to the next room and found twin beds in this room instead of a double bed so back down to reception and apologies from the receptionist and yet another room. Up to the third room in 15 minutes and again no kettle, back down to reception and finally the receptionist spoke to the manager. After taking advice she informed us that if we wanted a kettle we would have to have a business room and they had single beds, if we wanted a double room these rooms didn’t have kettles. Not quite sure why we couldn’t move kettle to double room. Finally after half an hour up and down in the lift we accepted the single beds with the kettle in the room. Why did the receptionist not know this when I first went down to reception? In general most people that you deal with seem as if they have only just started there jobs and are not really sure what they are doing. However they were very polite.

The hotel itself is ok and the buffet breakfast adequate however after our first breakfast the hotel ran out of fruit juice and we never had any more fruit juice for the next four days. They had entertainment in the form of a band 2 nights running however all tickets were sold up so even though we were staying at the hotel we couldn’t enjoy the entertainment. All in all ok hotel but could have been better organised.

Stayed December 2007
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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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