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Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

The staff at the Polar Hotel are fantastic and willing to meet your every need. Very helpful in finding what you're looking for in the town and excursions. Hotel was comfortable. Breakfast was great as usual with Radisson Blu chain. Scenery is spectacular. Hotel is centrally located for everything. I would definitely stay there again and will recommend to others as a great option.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Leanne N
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

It's as simple as this:
I've made a reservation for this hotel about one month and a half before my trip. When I arrived the hotel was closed (!!!) for renovation.
During one and a half month, no one from the hotel warned me or said anything...

Second really bad experience with Radisson Blu in Norway after being charged twice (!!!) for my entire stay... one month before my trip (!!!) by the Radisson Blu in Ålesund.
Unfortunately, I'm starting to get used (and tired) of this "Norway Radisson nonsense"...

It's strange as in other countries my experience with Radisson Blu (Carlson Rezidor Group) always worked fine.
And it's a pity such a wonderful country with such lovely people having these hotel... hmmm... "blackouts"?

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed at Radisson Blu before boarding M/S Expedition for their "Realm of the Polar Bear" Tour around Spitsbergen in August 2011.
Hotel was very clean and tidy, good quality breakfast, and at a reasonable price given the location.
Would recommend staying here if in Longyearbyen

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Danyor68
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

It's not the height of luxury but everything is ok for what you need in the Arctic. Rooms are well appointed (if dated) and of a good size. There was confusion upon arrival as they seem to have lost the booking due to the 'dark season'. However helpful staff soon sorted this out and upgraded me to a superior room. It's close to the main street and shops. As everywhere in Norway, it is expensive and more so than London - it is hard to have a meal with one drink for under $40 - so the prices should be no surprise. However the buffet breakfast is great so stock up there and it will save you money later in the day!

Room Tip: ask for smoking if you do smoke as no windows open
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Thank NightOwl1968
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Svalbard is just unique in its self. Stayed from 3-6 January and arrived at 13.00. No other place you can fly to you see stars and northern light in the midle of the day. Just amazing. The hotel was ok and breakfast very nice. Rooms a bit dull - but you are not here to stay in your room. Very nice cafe/restaurant with fireplace. Exellent service and close to everything. Will be back.

Room Tip: Prices changes much from January to April. January 3 times cheaper then April
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank halfdan t
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