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“Spa and A Taste of Fame”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Britannia Hotel

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Britannia Hotel
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Trondheim
Certificate of Excellence
Otta, Norway
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2 reviews
“Spa and A Taste of Fame”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

My reason number one to return to this excellent hotel is the free use of the excellent spa department! It is a great treat to the body! And it is special to have a room in the Artist's Street, with labels of famous Norwegian painters. And as a wine drinker as I am, I also enjoy my daily glasses of the hotel's own Artist's Wine! I have an ambivalent relation to food, not wanting to gain weight, but have to say that the breakfast is delicious. Salmon with beet was my favourite this time, but also the freshly made omelette as well as the blue cheese tempted me! Good for my weight that I don't have economy to stay there too many days at the time...

Room Tip: I like a room in the street of Norwegian painters, simple but nice rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

It is an impressive hotel, all classy and huge in the down town area. Very good spot, great breakfast (really amazing variety and quantities in an enormous room with fountains and marble columns-impressing really) but in any case you can tell that this hotel is old. Thumbs up for the heavy dark curtains (you will appreciate that if you travel in summer time)

  • Stayed May 2014
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Oslo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Stayed for a night with in a family room. Broken sofa, wall deco torn apart, dark hair (from others) on the white bathroom tiles, poor cleaning. No air conditioning at all, impossible to sleep with screaming seagulls outside the window all through the night. Seriously a big let-down, and certain parts of the hotel is in desperate need of serious renovation. Slow check-in, only one person at the front desk. Main restaurant closed for the summer, without notifying us when booking.
On top of that they charge over 1400 NOK for one night. Without air conditioning at all. This is 2014. Britannia used to be on of the better hotels in Trondheim. Now it is simply poor and worn-down.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is located in the center of Trondheim, and is a nice place to live if you are to explore the city. The hotel is old and classy, and offers a great breakfast in a nice environment. Nice staff. Check in was swift - we were having three rooms altogether and our requests in beforehand were well taken care of. The rooms were well-sized and had good facilities. Good sleeping quality. Parking is offered in a parking house close by - not too expensive. The only minus must be the elevators, which are very small. And if you are staying on the very top floor, you will have to walk one set of stairs to get there. However, the rooms up there had a good view - even the ones facing the back yard. We were guests in a wedding there, and it was very professionally handled by the hotel. Very good food, and good capability to serve a lot of guests at the same time. To be recommended.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Stayed three nights in a standard room (two actually because I changed to a higher floor) and I loved it. You can always find minor issues but they were just that - minor. Amazing breakfast!
I would love to return to the Britannia but not sure about Trondheim (sorry but not an awful lot to do).

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

My wife and I spent two nights at the hotel and would in fact love to come back. Receptionists welcomed us with a big smile and check-in procedure went smooth and nice. A somewhat confusion about the two elevators was solved quick. The room was clean and had all we needed. Beds also very good. If there is one thing we could mention - it was hot. I know... heat is normally never an issue when travelling in Norway, rather the oposite. But this week-end was the hottest day of the year (so far) with close to 30 mid-day and 23 at night. The room became very warm without proper cooling. As said, with few days above 20 during the year, this is an extreme exception.
One of the real treatd when staying at Britannia is the breakfast. Exceeding most of what I am used to in a similar hotel. Absolutely overwhelming! Loved a long relaxed breakfast with all the delicios food and lates newspaper. Only thing I missed was my Espresso...
Location of the hotel is very good, in the heart of the city. Trondheim at summer is busy also at night and I was a bit concerned about my sleep-quality with all the life in the streets. No need to worry at all. Our room was absolutely quiet, even with windows open during the night.
Another thing worth mentioning. Parking in the street outside the hotel works good, even if the slot is maximum 5 hrs daytime. Cost for parking not that bad either.
The presonnel at the hotel was in general friendly and serviceminded. Absolutely a hotel I would like to return to.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Steinkjer, Norway
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

I was very impressed of the service in general. This hotel provided me a unique experience with warm and hospitable staff, good food, relaxing spa, swimming pool and sauna. Matching the historical clean city of Trondheim is nothing but a wonderful experience...I shall return:)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Britannia Hotel
Address: Dronningens gate 5, Trondheim 7011, Norway
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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Trondheim
#5 Romantic Hotel in Trondheim
#6 Family Hotel in Trondheim
#11 Business Hotel in Trondheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Britannia Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 247
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Britannia closed its doors in June 2016 for a full refurbishment of the entire hotel. The prestigious Britannia Hotel will re-open in February 2019. The prestigious Britannia Hotel is centrally located and offers great accommodation when in Trondheim. ... more   less 
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