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Scandic Maritim
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Haugesund
Reviewed October 16, 2011

Loved this hotel. OK the rooms are pretty small, but wow - what a view! Lovely balcony overlooking the river, and VERY comfortable beds. Room was quiet, clean, and just the right temperature. Breakfast was more than excellent. Great choice of hot and cold food.Staff were friendly, though I didn't see much of them as was stuck in conference all day. Excellent stay in Haugesund, wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Rica Maritim is located near sea (almost like a river running through the city) and at the same time in city centre. Couldn't be better.

The hotel is clean and nice, and it seemed to be an excellent conference hotel.

The staff is not extremely friendly, and could very well smile a little more. When asking for a late check out Sunday (asked for 3 pm), the receptionist told me that 3 pm would probably be OK, but wanted me to ask again the morning after (Sunday morning). The morning after we were told that we had to check out at 1 pm. This was not the biggest deal, but we found it strange that they didn't have a normal procedure for this. Most hotels I have stayed at lately have late check out Sunday as a normal thing.

We were in a wedding at the hotel on Saturday evening, and could therefore enjoy a 3 course dinner. Even though the food was good, it was a bit dissapointing. Fish soup was nothing special, duck breast lacked vegetables and tiramisu was made with normal whipped cream. I'm quite sure both Marsala and mascarpone were missing.

Room Tip: The rooms with a view to water, also are the one with most noice from piano bar
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

This hotel is a nice hotel - with newly renovated rooms. Try to get rooms with seaview.
Chek in go very easy and quickly.
There are usually some problems with key and door locks,so one should set aside some time each day to go up and down to the Reception to enable the keys to open the door to your room.
This problem they have had for years, but in the end one just have to smile and ask oneself - How difficult can this be !
Restaurant - not recommended - use the outside Restuarants in the City of Haugesund.
Breakfast is very good in this hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

I stayed two nights in this hotel for a business seminar. Having had fairly high expectations for this well known hotel, I was rather disappointed.
The location is great alongside the Smedasundet channel and the reception at the counter was very good. The hotel also looks good from the outside.
The let-down starts in the halls leading to the rooms. The carpets are worn and you get the feeling of an institution. Then there was the room; it seems they have not done much since the early 80's. My room was outfitted with two small beds and two chairs and a table thrown into a corner. Colours and furntiure are distasteful. Also my shower did not work properly.
I am sure they have better rooms than the one I had in the back of the 3rd floort, but mine was a 'superior' and you would expect a little more for the price.
There are very few amenities in the hotel and the food was not great.
The Rica Hotel chain claims this hotel is one of Norway's finest. Well, it is not.

Room Tip: Try and get a room with a sea view.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

Rica Maritim has a great location on the harbor front of Haugesund. I’ve stayed here many times before, and this time I stayed in a modern junior suite with balcony and nice views of the water.

Rica Maritim has a nice restaurant in an attached old boat house. The menu is varied and the food is great! The hotels also has a café by the lobby, and a nightclub that seems to me to be very popular among the locals.

The staff is friendly and service minded, rooms are well equipped and modern.

Room Tip: Harbour front rooms have balconies.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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ssprong, Front Office Manager at Scandic Maritim, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2011

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I agree that the junior suites are very nice rooms indeed, providing just that extra space along with a beautiful view.

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Reviewed June 1, 2011

The staff were very helpful and were quite accomodating via e-mail when reserving the room.
Once arrived, the front desk were so accomodating and gave us so much information about the local area. They are located very close to the central pedestrian zone.

The room was quite clean and had a nice balcony with a view.

The breakfast was quite expansive with all the Norwegian local foods as well.

To use the gym, you had to go to the sister property several blocks away, but is it an easy walk.

Overall excellent value for Norway and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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ssprong, Front Office Manager at Scandic Maritim, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2011

Hello, and thank you for the wonderful feedback.We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Rica Maritim Hotel. In addition to free use of our sister hotel's gym, all our guests have the option of a reduced rate at Haugesund Aerobic og Treningssenter who offers a large verity of classes.

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Reviewed October 15, 2010

We had a nice room with view to the sea and a balcony. Talked to some other people that had less nice rooms so there's a gamble.
Download the ipod app to get hotel info, very nice solution!
Breakfast was very good, and there is several restaurants for dinner in the hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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ssprong, Front Office Manager at Scandic Maritim, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2011

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I do hope you will visit us again. It is true as you say, we do have several room types available to our guests. All of our rooms facing the waterfront are equipped with a very nice private balcony. You can guarantee to stay in one of these by upgrading your reservation to a superior room facing the waterfront, a De Lux room, a Junior Suite or a Suite.

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Additional Information about Scandic Maritim

Address: Aasbygata 3, Haugesund 5528, Norway (Formerly Rica Maritim Hotel)
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Rogaland > Haugesund
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Haugesund
Price Range: $100 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Maritim 3.5*
Number of rooms: 311
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Maritim is an excellent choice of conference, course and business hotel idyllically situated in Smedasundet Sound in Haugesund. With a large conference capacity, good exhibition facilities, an outdoor theatre, and organisation of social events, Scandic Maritim can accommodate the requirements demanded by any type of arrangement. ... more   less 
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