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Hotel Kangerlussuaq
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kangerlussuaq
Sydney, Australia
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256 reviews
155 hotel reviews
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“Clean, convenient, comfortable, but.....”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

There are basically two places to stay in Kangerlussuaq, the airport hotel and Polar Lodge. The hotel is a bit more upmarket and a lot more expensive. We would have stayed at Polar Lodge except that it was fully booked out, mainly by tour groups, both times we were there. It seemed perfectly adequate to us and this is really just a one night destination. The only two things really worth doing at Kangerlussuaq are the tour to the ice cap (a MUST do if the weather is fine) and dinner at Restaurant Roklubben or the "rowing shed" as some call it. We stayed at the hotel with pretty low expectations and it was actually better than we had expected. It was clean, it was convenient (despite the interminable corridors) and it was perfectly comfortable and serviceable. If your schedule is such that you would need to stay two nights to do the ice cap tour, then do it, but that is it. You would have to fascinated by watching Dash aircraft land to stay any longer.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Don’t expect more than what is just needed while waiting for your connecting flight. The hotel and the airport terminal are in the same building which is convenient when arriving and for departure. The hotel is old and looks old, but it is clean and functional for the purpose. We had a spacious room, which was nice. The price for a room is much too high considering the standard but there is nearly no alternative. Breakfast buffet was in the cafeteria in the terminal building and very disappointing, with a very small selection of food of simple standard and no fruits at all. Go for the restaurant in the hotel for dining.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Having read many previous reviews, this hotel was actually much better than I expected. The rooms were very spacious, a little dated but not tatty, with a great view out over the airport runway and apron - this could be noisy on occasions but it made for interesting viewing. Pillows were a little under-inflated but the beds were comfortable. We had rooms 3107 and 3109 – there was a little balcony outside, where we stored drinks etc, as the fridge in the room did not appear to work. The heating was hard to control - we had to fiddle a lot with the controls to prevent the room from becoming either an oven or a fridge - but I am sure the friendly, super-efficient handyman would help you if you had difficulty with this issue.

The staff were very helpful – my husband’s laptop had a hard disk problem but the aforementioned hotel handyman lent us some small screwdrivers and my husband managed to repair it and he was very grateful for the tool loan. On the subject of IT, the WiFi cost was a bit pricey (approx £10 for 3 hours and £20 for 24 hours) but it did work well and allowed us to communicate with the wider world in between searching for musk oxen and northern lights.

Breakfast was taken in the airport cafeteria and was reasonable – cereals, boiled eggs, bread, Danish pastries and a limited choice of hot foods. The only major thing missing was fresh fruit, which was a bit of a shame.

We had two delicious meals in the hotel restaurant (just beyond the cafeteria) – the musk ox, reindeer, lobster soup and scallops (called “clams” on the menu!) were all excellent, as was the lovely Greenlandic coffee. Service was also very efficient and friendly.

We also got some take away pizzas (not the best I have tasted but the chili musk ox one was very tasty) from the Polar Lodge on the other side of the town - about 20 minutes walk away or you can get a bus which goes every 30 minutes up to around 6 pm and costs 10 kroner per person. The same place also does some Thai food (not for take away as far as we could see) if you want a cheaper option than the hotel restaurant. We did not taste it so can't comment on the quality.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This hotel does not get good reviews. However as part of our polar marathon expedition, we had little choice but to stay here. It was not all that bad.
Kangerlussuaq is not a real town, it is just a village built around the only proper airport in Greenland. As such, it is an airport hotel that from the outside looks like a military barrack.
Whilst it is not perfect, it is clean, the rooms are good size, beds are good. Breakfast in the canteen is ok. It is quite odd to stay at an airport but Kangerlussuaq is not a town you should really spent any time in when visiting Greenland.
Staff can be a bit dour and the TV does not work but that is because of bad reception.

PS: anyone wanting info on the actual marathon, I am happy to answer question. I did only run the half but I might enable to advise on clothing etc.

Room Tip: Some rooms are larger than others and it is luck of the draw. We stayed in 3014 which is larger size...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
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100 reviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Not much choice in Kangerlussuaq and as others have noted you can be in for a long walk up and down stairs and corridors to reach your room. Not much style here but if you want to visit the Ice Sheet (and you should want to do that as it's amazing) then it's good enough. Dinner in the restaurant was quite nice and the breakfast in the cafeteria, like the hotel itself, was functional.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Castricum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This hotel is directly on the airport. After a long walk via very dated corridors and a few stairs (no elevator) you reach the room. Ours was spacious with a large bathroom. Especially the bathroom was very dated and poorly maintained. Our view was on the platform and runway of the airport.
Breakfast is served is in the cafetaria of the airport that can be very crowded. During our stay the restaurant was closed. Fortunately, there is a good alternatavive: make a reservation in restaurant Roklubben on a lake outside the airport area. They will arrange transportation for you.
This is a hotel that you will only choose to catch a flight or to make an excursion since the surroundings are wonderful with a chance to see muskoxes. We stayed there because we wanted to walk on the inland icecap that can be reached bya special vehicle in about 2 hours; a very impressive excursion!

Room Tip: There are no flights during the night so all rooms are quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bartlesville OK
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed at the hotel for one night during the last week of June 2012. The room was very small and plain but clean. I had to walk up and down multiple staircases and long hallways to get to the room so beware if you are traveling with a lot of luggage. As Flying Lawyer noted in his review the hotel (and airport) were part of a military base until the 1990s and you can see very little has been updated since that time. The airport cafeteria served a good breakfast (which is included in the cost of the room) and actually served decent fish and chips. A grocery store is directly behind the hotel. While the hotel does not have a gift shop, it is less than 100 yards to the Polar Lodge hotel, which does have a nice gift shop and also has the office of World of Greenland. I took the 5 hour trip (1 pm to 6 pm) to the ice sheet through WOG. It was a great trip - incredible scenery but the mosquitos were awful so make sure you bring a net to wear.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Kangerlussuaq
Address: P.O. Box 1006, Kangerlussuaq 3910, Greenland
Location: Greenland > Qeqqata Municipality > Kangerlussuaq
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kangerlussuaq
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kangerlussuaq 3*
Number of rooms: 70

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