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“Clean, neat hotel with good breakfast”

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First Hotel Victoria
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Hamar
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
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“Clean, neat hotel with good breakfast”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

In this quiet norwegian town, a hotel located close to walking street but also close to the waterfront park this hotel has a very central location. There was a fee to park on the streets outside but it was affordable and there were many free parking slots. The hotel rooms had nice nordic neat design at the bed was comfortable. I especially remember the breakfast as it had a full range of choices, even gluten free bread. Check in was quick and personnel worked effecient. A nice hotel without any extras to give it more than 4 stars.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Demorest, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Very nice hotel in the center of Hamar. Public parking in a large lot across the street. Our room had a view of the lake. The room was nicely decorated with a desk and internet connection. Bathroom was small but nice. Breakfast was very good. Reception was friendly & helpful.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tonsberg, Norway
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

A mid-range hotel with a perfect location in central Hamar, less than 5 minutes walk from train. No reserved parking for hotel guests, but public parking available right across the street. Also a few shops, pubs and restaurants very close to the hotel.

Room, a standard double, was clean and nice. View to the backyard was crap, all you see is the hotel wall opposite. Forget all about privacy unless you keep curtains closed at all times. Or simply ask for a view to the lake (but be aware, rooms facing the lake also faces street and railway).

As the hotel was refurbished in 2012 both rooms and public areas was very much up to date. Standard rooms are spacious with seating area and desk, unfortunally no fridge or minibar. Moderate rooms are ok for a short stay, but if you're staying a couple of nights I'd advise to choose a standard room - at least. Spacious bath with walk-in shower. Free wi-fi. Sushi-restaurant in same building, entrance from reception.

Breakfast was good, a variety of hot dishes as well as continental. Some of the hot food wasn't actually hot, was cold as it came from the kitchen. It also took a while until tables were cleaned, guess they could do better if they had more staff present. But apart from cold scrambled eggs and breadcrumbs on table, breakfast was quite all right. Not as impressed with lunch, even though food was ok it was a very small buffet which meant queues, a small variety of dishes and often empty plates on buffet table.

If you're looking for hotel in central Hamar, I can't see any reason why you shouldn't book a room at the First Victoria. Probably not a stay you'll remember as one of your all time greatest hotel moments, but you'll get a clean room and a comfy bed for a decent price.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Dundalk, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

I stayed in the First Victoria for four days in early May 2012.

Reception is very small and not the kind of place you'd want to spend time relaxing and reading the papers. But Wifi in reception was very good and the staff were friendly and efficient.

The room I stayed in was newly renovated and was nice. Although it was small and at the back of the hotel so I missed out on the best that Hamar has to offer 'the lake'. The walls on the corridor were brick finished and with the style of the doors I couldn't help think of 'prison'!

Beakfast was very good quality although I think they need more staff for peak times. There was one guy who struggled to keep the racks stocked with the various food offerings. The bread was excellent. There were also plenty of window seats so the beautiful lake view was a pleasant bonus with the tasty breakfast.

Location is excellent - only 5 mins to the train station and also one street away from the main shopping pedestrian artery. There is also a small supermarket nearby an essential in an expensive contry like Norway!

Overall a nice clean, friendly, convenient and safe place to stay which won't break the bank.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

I stayed in this hotel for one night and choose this hotel based on price, since it was a bit cheaper than the other hotels in Hamar.

Service was slightly unfriendly, but that was fast forgotten when we entered the room. Quite spacious, very good beds, great bathroom (with shower). Also the breakfast was stunningly delicious with freshly baked breads and lots of warm and cold dishes to chose from.

The hotel has been very recently renovated and it shows :). Prices still seem reasonable though.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Property: First Hotel Victoria
Address: Strandgaten 21, Hamar 2300, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Hedmark > Hamar Municipality > Hamar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Hamar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — First Hotel Victoria 3.5*
Number of rooms: 161
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