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“Topp hotel i Namsos”
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Scandic Rock City
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Namsos
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Oslo, Norway
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“Topp hotel i Namsos”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Fine rom, inspirert av lokale rockere, Nydelig mat i restauranten som har en vakker utsikt. Avslappende sted å være!
The hotel i located near by Rock City which is the national center for pop and rock in Norway.
Excellent breakfast, also the dinner of todays fish was very good, - and the relaxing view from the restaurant make the meals special!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Inderoy Norway
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

Namsos is a typical small Norwegian town located quite far away from everything. Probably not a place which takes your breath away, but their new hotel, the "Rica Rock" does. I have stayed there at 3 different occasions in september, october and november, and really think they have deserved to receive another good Tripadvisor review; and this time from me.
For some reason a lot of famous Norwegian rockmusicians and bands originate from Namsos city, and this reflects the name of the hotel and it's decorations in quite a funny way I think, The building next to the hotel, and actually connected to it I think, is the cultural center with a cinema and a rock museum. Last time I stayed there I had some spare time and took the opportunity to watch Skyfall in the Cinema "next door".
During my three stays at this brand new hotel I have always been welcomed in a very friendly, personal and professional way in the reception. I have stayed in three diffferent rooms, all very high quality and with different decorations and shapes. The bathrooms are very nice and clean, and you get your own little soap bar and shampoo and conditioner bottles and not only the dispenser stuff. Twice I have had rooms with a view over the fjord and the city, and at this time of the year to wake up by the soft light from the sunrise is just spectacular. The beds are excellent (I have not had the "guitar shaped" one so far, but I guess that type is as good as the others). There is no noise in this part of the city and you sleep like a rock.
The superb breakfast which is included needs to be mentioned. When you have experienced the breakfast some times, you have no problems with getting out of the bed in the morning, because you know there are a lot of delicious small temptations waiting for you in the restaurant. Here you find small dishes with fresh fruit, all kinds of fish dishes, bacon, ham scrambled egg, fried eggs, cakes etc etc, and to my great joy, there has always been something new to "discover". I have also had dinner at the hotel restaurant two times, and can warmly recommend it.
If you happen to drive the highway 17 and need to make an overnight stop in this area or just need a hotel room in Namsos, the Rica Rock Hotel is a very comfortable experience which I strongly recommend.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Celebrating a birthday, we brought 20 friends and family to dinner at the hotel restaurant. We did not sleep at the hotel.
Service was swift and friendly, food was good and prices were reasonable.
Beautiful view of the fjord from the restaurant, as the whole hotel is in the best possible location of town.
Interiors and design are completely and 100 per cent in line with the local rock theme.
I would come back, and next time, I'll spend the night.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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El Sobrante, California
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Norwegians don't really market their travel services well and this Rica Hotel was the only spot I could find for my trip up the north coast. Turns out there are lots of Hytter campground cabins available on hwy 17 but I'm glad I spent the extra money and experienced the Rock City Hotel. The place is dedicated to Norwegian Rock music. It's plush and comfortable with a very slick style. Breakfast was the best I had in Norway as well. Loved our room's mural of a giant smoking rose. In a country that seems almost obsessed with being bland, the Rock City hotel was a nice change of pace.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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McAlpin
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Don't be frightened by the locals' description of guitar shaped beds and extreme rock and roll decor. There really isn't much along those lines. Our room had a picture of a guitar imbedded in the desk top, nothing else. And it was a large room by Norway standards with a huge bathroom. It's a new hotel so everything works and is extremely clean. The staff is great and even found a place to store our bikes overnight. The breakfast buffet is better then average. And the location is good; on the waterfront, on a fairly quiet street, beside a very nice residential neighborhood and just a few minutes walk to the centre of town.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2012

The room was very comfortable, with good beds and big toilet, and the breakfast was excellent, with the delicious fishes from Norway. The rock and roll theme was very cool, also. Great surprise for such a small city.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oslo
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

Already at the reception, the staff was perfectly helpful. The room on the eighth floor was great. Finally, the breakfast buffet was abundant, and also here the staff were highly service-minded.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Scandic Rock City

Property: Scandic Rock City
Address: Sverres gate 35, Namsos 7800, Norway (Formerly Rica Rock City Hotels)
Region: Norway > Central Norway > Nord-Trondelag > Namsos Municipality > Namsos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Namsos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Rock City 3.5*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Rock City is located 50 m from the waterfront in central Namsos. The airport is just 4 km away and the bus station is within walking distance. Our hotel is connected via a glass corridor to Rock City, a national resource centre for pop and rock in Norway. Our hotel has an all day restaurant with outdoor terrace that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a beautiful view of the surrounding area. We have a number of meeting rooms and due to our collaboration with Rock City we can arrange events for up to 450 participants. Free parking is available for guests arriving by car and there is free WiFi in the rooms and public areas. ... more   less 
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