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Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Longyearbyen
Reviewed July 16, 2012

We went to Svlabard in end of september and even tough it was cold it was still stunningly beautful. We would actulaly consider living there for some years if we could find some decent jobs. the hotel is good and provides fine service, specially when you consider the location. The prices are high but that is understandable.
The staff was mostly good but i think amnagement coudl improve on few details, like maintenance. But overall a good hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Stayed here for one night before boarding expedition cruise around Svalbard. Room in the annexe, clean comfortable although bunk beds!! Room equipped with kitchenette for self catering. Reception staff friendly and breakfast buffet good. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

The only 4 stars "looking" hotel in the city of Longyearbyen , in Spitsbergen Island of Norway. Is not cheap at more than 300 Euro per night in summer , but when you are only 900 km from the North Pole you must be prepared!!
The rooms are minimalistic as often happens in Scandinavia but fonctional and hi tech. free Wi fi , and generous breakfast. The re is no porter service so ask room in the level of the reception to avoid the stairs carrying luggages. The shoes must be removed but only boots and "heavy duty" treking shoes. There is a confusion on that because the sign in the door is not clear which shoes are Ok and which NOT.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

As there are a limited choice of hotels in Spitsbergen, it shows on the hotel staff attitude. What is good: Location and kitchenette in apartments. What is not good: Breakfast service, quality of beds, housekeeping, and limited options of activities. Will try Basecamp next time.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed at the Radisson Blu and Spitsbergen Hotel. The Radisson is newer and the rooms are bigger, but it lacks the traditional feel of the Spitsbergen.

You have to leave your gun in the lobby but the keys are behind the reception desk(!)

The people in the room above us seemed to keep falling over and the floors are not very soundproof, so I would suggest that you go for an upper floor for quiet.

Breakfast was great but I wouldn't suggest you put jam on your beans like one of the guests.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Very nice and modern hotel in the "kingdom of ice". It is the best accommodation in Spitsbergen but there are not so many hotels at all. Anyway it is all about the scandinavian quality and fine food. The rooms are spacious, cosy and I loved their bathroom with a wide choice of shower gels&shampoos :-) But if you are not travelling just in the middle of the summer the main thing you will appreciate is that there is not cold in the hotel :-)

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Nice hotel to spend some days in Longyearbyen.
Nice room, good bar and restaurant.
Good service at frontdesk to make some nice trips

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Road 500, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Location: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Longyearbyen
Price Range: $166 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen 4*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the world's northernmost full service hotel in the heart of Longyearbyen. From your table at Restaurant Nansen you can enjoy the panoramic view towards the majestic mountain Hiorthfjellet accompanied by an excellent Arctic menu and a good selection of wines. ... more   less 
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