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Viking Hotell Tromso
Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Lovely apartment in Tromso”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

There were three of us so an apartment suited us very well. It was very quiet and had a good view of the bridge and Arctic Cathedral, It was lovely and warm so it was possible to dry our clothes as we were unlucky enough to have very wet weather, It was spacious, very clean and well equipped and it was lovely to have a spacious comfortable lounge area to relax in. Be warned however, I was expecting it to be next to the hotel but it was a ten minute walk away. Reception were very helpful and reassuring and arranged for a taxi to take us there. It was still within easy reach of all the attractions of Tromso and a good place to be

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed four nights in a one bed apartment. The apartment was centrally located a five-ten minute walk to the pick up points for tours etc, and close to the shopping centre and local supermarket. The apartment itself was perfect for just a short stay, but it did have some negatives. We stayed in apartment one, which is located on the ground floor, so there is an apartment directly above, and if occupied you can hear them - not so good if they are returning late from a tour, or up early as we discovered. The bedroom was located next to the entrance way to the apartments another disadvantage, as offered little privacy, the bedroom window over looks the passage way and you have to keep the curtains closed. Plus there is a light which is permanently on in the entrance which filters into the room as the curtains are very thin. We ended up putting the spare duvet over it to block out the light! The room itself id small and with only one small wardrobe.That said, the apartment was reasonably well equipped for just the two of us and was a good choice for people on a budget. Eatting out is very expensive so for a family renting an apartment would be a good option, but perhaps might need a bigger apartment. There is a sofa bed in this apartment, but pulled out it wouldn't leave much room. But if you are just a couple like us, I think this would be a good choice. I loved the flexibility it offered us and would recommend staying here again with the above caveats.

Room Tip: If a family choose may be a bigger apartment, and if you want peace and quiet one on an upper level.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stavanger, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

We visited Tromso for a long weekend, a family of three with a teenage daughter.

Took a one bedroom apartment with a sofa bed in the living area. The apartment was clean, but somewhat basic. However, it was centrally located and convenient. Shops and restaurants at walking distance. For a short stay it was great.

Staff were certainty very helpful and friendly.

A few things which could have made our stay better -
We had informed the hotel that we could we are a group of three, but beddings were only for 2. As we returned late on our first day, we made do with the blanket that was in the room. The next day after informing the front desk, they promptly provided extra beddings and towels.

Apartments were not in the same building as the hotel, but a few meters away. The stairs to the apartment looked a bit like a makeshift temporary structure and entrance to the apartment was through a rather strange alley but it was all fine, not a concern.

Kitchen appliances were adequate, although it would have been nice to have a chopping board and a frying pan.

Toiletries was sparse. Just soap in a dispenser on the wall, and no shampoo. Hair dryer is provided though. However, bathroom and the shower was good.

Our mattress was little soft to what we were used to, but we slept very well. Must have been pretty tired after a day out!

Overall, for short trips I would certainly recommend this place.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

We rented a 2 bed apartment which was very spacious for three of us

It came with a fully functional kitchen

The apartment was very modern with all the mod cons including central heating , hot water , kitchen ware etc.

The living room had great views over the water body with snow cladded mountains in the backdrop

We also saw northern lights from our living room on the last day and took some great pictures

Drawbacks :

the walk from the apartment to the city center is approx 15 - 20 mins in icy conditions

There was sheets of ice in front of the apartment but no effort was made by the staff to clear them off and help the visitors

The apartment did not have any hotel staff on site and neither it did have any intercom facility to speak with the staff , we had to use our mobiles on intl roaming to call

We complained about bathroom exhaust not working on the first day and this was not looked into at all by the staff

Overall it was a pleasant stay barring a few blemishes noted above

  • Stayed March 2014
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paris
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel and were very pleased with it. As mentioned, the price is reasonable. We (2 adults and 3 teenagers) had an appartment with 2 bedrooms, and a living room with a sofa bed. It was tastefully decorated and very cosy, which made us feel at home.
The hotel is within walking distance of all that Tromso town has to offer. The staff are young, friendly and very helpful.

Room Tip: Room number 40 is very good
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank joec918
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frankfurt
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96 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

My friend and I needed two separate bedrooms and a kitchen to our special diet, so we booked with this apartment instead of normal hotel rooms because the cost is generally high in Tromso and it made more sense to have a big deluxe apartment than two single rooms from the same hotel. We had a beautiful big apartment with a huge bathroom incl sauna, bathtub with a TV, a high tech shower room and washing machine. Great location, all walking distance to any meeting points from tours we booked and to a supermarket nearby. Please do book the "Deluxe" apartment, as I heard from another customer who booked a normal apartment and they were very disappointed. Luckily we were leaving the next day and they were going to take our apartment with extra cost though. We booked through booking.com

Room Tip: take the "Deluxe" apartment.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Booked online for a deluxe apartment last November. Arrived as planned to be told there had been a mistake and our deluxe apartment had been already let. This was at 8.30pm and we could only take a standard room. They gave us back around £120 in cash to make up for the problem. The apartment we got, was noisy, on the ground floor,looking out onto the main road. This meant folk looking in while walking by. Really very poor.
Now the real grief...on getting home we contacted the online booking company (clues in the name) they contacted the hotel, who to be blunt, lied. They said they gave us the money then put us in a DELUXE apartment. Not sure why they would lie but on contacting them ourselves, they quite bluntly say we where not in the apartment we DID stay in. Our word against there's. I hope anyone going here will make sure any changes are in writing and take photo's.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Viking Hotell Tromso
Address: Groennegata 18-20, Tromso 9008, Norway
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Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Tromso
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Tromso
#6 Family Hotel in Tromso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Viking Hotell Tromso 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Viking Hotel and Apartments offers accomodation for any guests in any situations. Single and double hotelrooms in traditional ways that includes a nice breakfast, though in a rather small breakfastarea. New and very popular apartments with 1-4 bedrooms, fully furnished and with kitchens ready to use as you wish (breakfast not included). Free internet access from both hotelrooms and apartments. Our serviceminded staff is always present in the lobby, offering our guests free coffee and tea :) ... more   less 
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