We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“An excellent weekend break”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“An excellent weekend break”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Stayed 3 nights in a double room. Beds were comfortable, shower room / loo clean, staff friendly & extremely helpful. They all spoke english so we were spoiled for service. Aurora restaurant was great for breakfast, a full selection or warm and cold food. Would watch out though Norway is expensive (4 pints cost us £46 & a Burger King meal £18 <sob>) so fill your face at breakfast!

WiFi was great for smartphones & laptops.

Added bonus was the northern lights we saw directly overhead on or last night.

Room Tip: There are harbour views available, so you might like a view of the Arctic Cathedral across the Troms...
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Wingfoil
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,244 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    321
    561
    285
    52
    25
See reviews for
162
544
120
204
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (221)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We only booked a superior room and got a good deal, but our view over the harbour was amazing. You'd be hard pushed to get a bad view anyway, but if you can ask for a sea/fjord view, you should. Room large enough to swing at least two cats in, and really comfy beds, and very clean throughout. Could have done with its own bar, but there is a pub next door which is associated with the hotel. And it's one of the main pick up points for the trips and tours, and very central to everything! Best of all, a great breakfast buffet included!
We didn't get to the spa, but it comprises a sauna, gym and solarium apparently, so nice to know that was there.

Room Tip: Ask for the sea view!
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank getaround61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Amsterdam
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a business room. That means you may serve yourselves good (Nespresso) coffee; during breakfast you are served "slootwater" (=Dutch for "lousy"). The breakfast is anyhow less than We did not dare to have dinner, so we can not judge it.
The room is according to standard. The view on the harbour (with the Hurtigruten in front of you) is nice.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank HSLB1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I was always under the impression that Norwegians pride themselves on service. I had to stay at this hotel due to flight delays in Norway. Turn up at 23.00 to be told my room was not ready & no food was available, yet the Airport told me I was booked in!!! The help from reception was terrible. So off to bed without any food.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Coullio71
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Portsmouth
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Stayed here as part of a Northern Lights cruise package and were happy throughout. The rooms are a bit small but it is located right in the heart of Tromso and the staff were, like all Norwegian seem to be, lovely.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Phil&Lynne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Worth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We recently spent three nights at the Radisson on a mini break to see the northern lights. Unfortunately it rained the whole time we were there and despite a 2 hour trip out of the city to a drier area we did not see the spectacle of the lights. The hotel is conveniently located. Like most of the hotels in Tromso the architecture is very basic and inside they look as if they were assembled from an IKEA package.

On check-in the desk clerk was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable. We were upgraded to a business class room but had no view. We rented a car, but the parking underneath the hotel only really holds 4-5 cars and is extremely tight to get in and out of and costs £20 a night.

The buffet breakfast was good though the choice was not up to the standards of many other Radisson Blu hotels.

In the mornings both my husband and I woke up with bloodshot eyes and wondered what sort of detergent the hotel used on their sheets and pillowcases.

Our main complaint was the lobby bar service. This bar is nicely appointed with a view overlooking the street. However the choice of drinks, though expensive as is everything in Tromso, was poor. On one evening the hotel receptionist was working the bar and admitted that she could not make any of the cocktails on the menu. This is not acceptable in a hotel that claims to have 4 stars. We can however recommend the Skibsbroen bar on the 4th floor of the Rica Ishavshotel opposite the Radisson. The cocktails there were excellent and the service superb.

As with some other reviewers we were not happy with the soap dispenser over the bathtub and washbasin. This is not 4 star hotel style of toiletries. An extremely miniscule tablet of soap, 4mm thick was also provided. The maid did not fully replenish either the toiletries or the coffee supplies on any of the days we were there.

To conclude, if you want to visit Tromso this is probably the best hotel, but be prepared for basic service and extremely high prices for food and drink.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank 1BriKat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I'm going to make comparisons to the Radisson Blu I stayed at in Stavanger just a few days previous to the one in Tromso.
The Tromso guys upgraded us to a superior room, which was smaller than the std room we stayed at at the one in Stavanger. Unlike the Stavanger Radisson, this hotel only had a shower, no bathtub. It also is the only hotel I stayed at in Norway that didn't have heated floors in the bathroom. You'd think they'd have that option, considering how much colder it is up north. This hotel is definitely newer than the Stavanger one, so I'm guessing they cut out on space and heated flooring, which older hotels still considered important. But we had our own Nespresso machine (part of the superior room offereing), which was cool.

The TV channels (Tromso was the only place we actually turned on the TV, so can't really compare with the others) had only ONE English speaking channel. We turned that off and just watched videos on the ipad instead, cos, free wifi, thank goodness!

I guess I wouldn't have been so irked if I wasn't comparing with another hotel of the SAME chain, which offered better services and better rooms, though older.

The hotel in itself is new, clean, and efficient. The airport buses will drop you and pick you up from the front of the hotel, it is conveniently located near a lot of restaurants and pubs, and the stuffed polar bear at the reception reminds you how far north in the world you really are.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sanjana S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tromso hotels
0.1 mi away
Clarion Collection Hotel With
0.0 mi away
Scandic Ishavshotel
Scandic Ishavshotel
#3 of 18 in Tromso
258 reviews
0.2 mi away
Clarion Hotel The Edge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromso
0.3 mi away
Viking Hotell Tromso
Viking Hotell Tromso
#13 of 18 in Tromso
447 reviews
0.1 mi away
Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso

Property: Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso
Address: Sjoegata 7 | PO Box 928, Tromso 9008, Norway
Phone Number:
Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Tromso
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tromso
#4 Family Hotel in Tromso
#4 Business Hotel in Tromso
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tromso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso 4*
Number of rooms: 269
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel’s 269 rooms and suites provides modern amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet and the complimentary Super Breakfast Buffet to fuel your day’s adventure. A majority of the guestrooms howcase breathtaking views of the city, the waterfront or the surrounding mountains. Choose from a variety of on-site dining options, including artisan pizzas at Yonas Pizzeria & Catering or mouthwatering meat and fish dishes at Charly's Restaurant & Bar. Rorbua Pub offers drinks to warm you inside and out after a day of activities such as whale watching, dog sledding or skiing. You can work up a sweat in the 10th-floor fitness center, which overlooks the fjord and the landmark Arctic Cathedral, or melt away stress in the sauna or solarium. Our flexible event space offers a reception-area coffee bar, 10 meeting rooms and the Tromsø Hall, which can be split into 3 units. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Rezidor, Agoda, Booking.com, Expedia, Ctrip TA, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Ebookers, Priceline, TripOnline SA, 5viajes2012 S.L., HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso Hotel
Radisson Tromso
Tromsø Radisson
Radisson Tromsø

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing