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Review of Scandic Bakklandet

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Scandic Bakklandet
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Trondheim
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

I decided that Trondheim would be as good a place as any to surprise my girlfriend by asking her to marry me. The Rica Bakklandet came very well reviewed so I was confident with my choice. The hotel did not let me down. It is located very conveniently for all the shops, the smart marina-side restaurants and other attractions. The hotel is smart, clean and the staff were very attentive. I booked a Deluxe room which was very well appointed with a dual aspect on the corner of the building overlooking the river. The room was quiet, there was a table and chairs, comfortable sofa and flat screen TV. The minibar was well stocked and reasonably priced. There was a good bathroom with a good shower. The bed was comfortable and we had a great night's sleep. Breakfast was served downstairs in atrium and there was plenty of choice from cooked to the more continental offerings. We enjoyed a few drinks in the bar and found the staff very good and very friendly. The Concierge was helpful in finding us a table across the river at Ai Suma, which was handy as it was where I proposed. I'll be certain to come back and will be happy to stay at the Rica Bakklandet again.

The only possible drawback was the lack of a Sauna which would have been great. Can you squeeze one in?

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johan Christian S, Front Office Manager at Scandic Bakklandet, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2014

Hi RichClarkImages
You didn't say what your girlfriends answer was. We all hope it was at big YES!.
Thank you for your kind review and we wish you welcome back to Trondheim.

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

This hotel was great. Good location, not far from the centre of Trondheim. The rooms were lovely, modern and clean. However, it was slightly deceptive in that the website said that the superior room came with a nespresso machine. What this really meant was the you could get a nespresso coffee from the machine downstairs each morning.
Overall, this was a lovely place to stay.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Breakfast is really top notch, at least as Norway goes. Rooms small, but modern and very functional. The hotel architecture and layout is quite all right, not a designer hotel. but does have some elements. Location is OK, not great, a few blocks from the core of Trondheim, but easily within walking distance to most things.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed in this great hotel for 4 nights & it was our best stay in Norway. From the moment we arrived & asked about the weather the next day to when we left to fly to Bergen the staff went above & beyond. The rooms were the perfect size & we loved the bathrooms! The breakfasts were the best we had in all of Norway & we were in a lot of places. In fact this was our favorite hotel in Norway. We loved the location & walked everywhere. We loved all of the recommendations, especially the local restaurants. I cannot say enough about the Rica Bakklandet Hotel. We would love to be frequent guests!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Bakklandet Hotel has many good reviews, but I was disappointed. The breakfast was good, but serving the same dried out cheese several days in a row, makes me suspect that they are resting on their laurels.

The room was spacious and clean, but dark and with absolutely no view. The window only opened a couple of inches, and looking out, all you could see was other hotel room windows only a couple of metres away.

The staff wasn't very friendly. I stayed during one of the busiest periods of the year, but that's no excuse for treating all guests as a nuisance.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Stayed at Rica Bakklandet between 22-23 October. The location is just amazing, walking distance to the old town. The room size is average, as the most of the European Hotels.
Bed is comfortable, the bathroom has the necassary amenities. My rooms was at the 6th floor, facing to the harbour, sunrise was exceptionally beautiful. Please wake up and try to catch the sunrise just from the in front of the Hotel.
The bedfast was one of the best among the other European.
The bar is so nice to have a drink.
My only comment can be that they did't have an umberalla available at the lobby, please make sure to have one.
Rica is much more than i expected. Highly recommend you to stay and enjoy during your trip to Trondheim.

Room Tip: Ask if they an available room at the upper floors, with a harbour view.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

+ Nice room, decent size and modern interior
+ Good bed
+ Breakfast had something for everyone
+ Decent location

- The bathroom was poorly cleaned (especially the floor in the shower and the toilet)

Overall: easily a 4/5 if cleaned properly, but only a 3/5 from me this time

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Scandic Bakklandet

Address: Nedre Bakklandet 60, Trondheim 7014, Norway (Formerly Rica Bakklandet Hotel)
Region: Norway > Central Norway > Sor-Trondelag > Trondheim Municipality > Trondheim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Trondheim
Price Range: £90 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Bakklandet 3.5*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Bakklandet hotel is centrally located in the heart of Trondheim along the river Nidelven by Bakke Bro. The harbour, bus and train station are within walking distance. Our hotel has a restaurant that serves a hearty breakfast, as well as dinner with a wide range of international dishes and local specialities. If you're planning a meeting, conference or event, we can provide flexible facilities for up to 40 participants. We also have a fitness room, as well as a relax lounge and sauna. Free WiFi is available in all our rooms and public areas. ... more   less 
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