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First Hotel Victoria
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Hamar
Oslo, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Serves the purpose”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Stayed three nights in this hotel in conjunction with a national ski competition.
The main beds are good. The extra bed provided is possibly the hardest mattress I have ever slept on. Not recommended.
Breakfast was good considering the number of persons to be catered for.

Room Tip: Rooms facing out are better. Rooms facing in are quiet
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Arendal, Norway
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stayed here twice for almost a week during the gathering '12 and '13. The staff is always nice and helpfull, and their breakfast buffet is excellent in my opinion. I am definately going to stay here again if im going to hamar!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed in the Victoria for one night on our way through to Oslo airport. Our room was spotlessly clean although the bathroom was very small. We overlooked the railway station so it was very noisy during the night. Rooms have tea making facilities but no fridges and toiletries are minimal. Bed was very comfortable.

We ate dinner and breakfast at the hotel and both meals were very basic. Some staff, especially at dinner were less than courteous and obliging to us.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from railway noise.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

very nice hotel, very recently the whole hotel was refurbished. a single bed room was extremely smal, but the staff gave me a different room when I asked for it. Nice breakfast. helpful staff. familyrun hotel.
my best recommendations when in Hamar.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Sandefjord, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
373 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

First Victoria is centrally located, with shops and restaurants near by. Few steps from the railway station, a good thing if you arrive/leave by train. If you are a light sleeper, however, ask for a room facing the back side of the building, as the trains pass in front of the hotel

Years ago I stayed at this hotel in an awful, worn and torn room. Pleased to find the hotel nicely renovated, clean and fresh now! Bathrooms a bit on the small side. Great views from my room on the 7th floor.
NIce breakfast served at the 3rd floor with lakeside views
The staff isn`t very smiling or cheerful, but efficinet and know what they are doing!
Popular Japanese restaurant at the ground floor.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, choose a room which does not face the train tracks
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

The only room available when we needed to stay at the First Hotel Victoria was a suite. It was the nicest room I've stayed in while visiting Norway. The people who worked at the reception area were very nice and let us check in early to get ready for the wedding we were going to. My only complaint was the view. Our room looked over other parts of the building and for the price I paid, I would have loved a view of the sea.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
327 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Its a new hotel (renovated) hotel in Hamar.
Hamar it self is just an ordinary little town in Norway.

Reception very welcome and helpful.
Too small lift

Impressed (although didn't eat) with the Japanese restaurant run by the hotel.
Full with people, very busy.

Room ok, not really clean and my room view is to inside hotel area, look empty
and not very interesting.

Dinner on the 3rd floor coffee shop quite good, also the breakfast.

So for one night transit, it will be not bad

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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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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