I booked this hotel for a nice weekend away in Lillehammer with my partner. The town and country side were lovely, but the hotel was disappointing.
Let's start with the positive. The hotel has a fantastic breakfast. It is one of the most varied I have seen in Norway, and the waiters were on top of overything to ensure that all food items were promptly refilled, dirty plates taken away, and all tables were clean and ready to go. The hotel is very centrally located, close to the main shopping street, several restaurants, and bars. It also offers free wifi.
However, the hotel is clearly showing its age. The room smelled like old, moldy carpet. In addition, it is also poorly kept. There were thick layers of dust on the dresser and the bathroom counter. Despite having taken all my allergy medicines, I woke up with a runny nose from all the dust in the room. In fact, I grabbed a napkin from the glassware by the minibar to blow my nose and even the napkin was covered in dust. No help there! The bathroom tile was covered in red rust from the heavy minerals in the water, and also some black spots which I could not guess what they are from. It seemed that this room had not been properly cleaned in several months, if not longer.
It also didn't help that we had a view of a back alley and a garbage container - especially with all the beautiful scenery in Lillehammer.
The staff were all "standard", not rude, but also not friendly. Just sort of there to do their jobs.
If I were to return to Lillehammer, I would not once consider staying at this hotel again. But perhaps I would buy a breakfast voucher.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scandic Victoria is centrally located in the Olympic town of Lillehammer on the main pedestrian street within walking distance to the bus and train station. Our restaurant Victoriastuen serves a generous breakfast buffet. We have well-equipped conference facilities that can host small meetings or large conferences for up to 200 participants. Free outdoor parking is available and our fitness facilities help you stay in shape. As a guest you have access to free WiFi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rica Victoria Hotel Lillehammer