Great hotel booked by the Mighty Fine Company as part of our Hurtigruten Northern Lights package. We enjoyed a nice, comfortable and peaceful room with a large bathroom (wet-room) with a powerful shower – which was not as hot in the morning as I would have liked. We stayed the one night and found the staff to be very helpful and informative. There was a very good breakfast with a wide range of options including a cooked breakfast – not just Continental.
The position of the hotel was superb, right on the waterfront in the heart of the town. We ate in a restaurant around the corner from the hotel because it provided a terrific view of the harbour and the Arctic Cathedral. I thought the restaurant was called Kaia, but it is listed as Il Mare in TripAdvisor. The food was good, but pricey which seems to be the case in Norway.
We did not really see the Northern Lights on the ship coming up, so as it was our last night, on the spur of the moment we hired a boat from the quay opposite the restaurant which took us out onto the fjord at midnight. This turned out to the most fortuitous and momentous decision because about 30 minutes out in the fjord, we were treated to the most spectacular view of the Northern Lights that lasted for over two hours. This was the best part of the whole trip and we cannot recommend Gulli Pedersen at www.havcruise.no highly enough. Gulli and her husband who drove the boat, exercised immense patience and placed us under no time pressure whatsoever and ensured that we had our “fill” of The Lights before we turned for home. Her coffee, tea, chocolate, waffles and “brown cheese” were very welcome as well!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern design on the pier! Feel the snow in your hair while resting in our outdoor jacuzzi under the Northern lights or during the summer while sun is shining all day and all night. Our excellent staff will be more than happy to serve you at all times whether it is regarding adventure bookings, restaurant recommendations or other enquiries you might have. We offer coffee/tea and a selection of fruits all day, homemade pasteries or wafles in the afternoon and an evening buffet with salads, soup, hot dish and dessert - all of this FREE OF CHARGE!Fantastic sea view from the diningroom, the outdoor jacuzzi and some of our superior rooms. All common areas were renovated in 2012 an all rooms got new floors, new easy chairs and new fabrics. All bathrooms have heated floors. The hotel is very close to all main attractions in Tromso and only a short walk from the Hurtigruten pier, the airport bus and all other buses that will take you around where ever you would like to go. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Tromsø
- Clarion Tromso
- Tromsø Clarion