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Scandic Scandinavie
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Alesund
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“Charming with good service”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Perfect reception staff. The hotel is located in a 100 yea old building and is very charming. Great wifi. Perfect breakfast. I had a tower room which was very authentic. Perfect to visit the city.great value for money as well.

Room Tip: I think that the top floors give you more sleep quality.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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London
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Not trying to be critical. We were 3 touring in Norway, and wanted something special in Alesund. Billed as the Art Nouveau hotel, it is! Beautifully designed, the lovely morning buffet and coffee/tea 24 hours, nice staff and well preserved design aspects. However, the rooms and dining room could have done with a bit more detail me thinks. But at this price.... you can't quibble! Definitely recommended, and a load more character of a stay than more recommended options.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Bern, Switzerland
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109 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

We enjoyed the hotel's Art Nouveau design. It is located close to the city center, waterfront and Aksla viewpoint. Service was professional. Rooms were spacious and comfortable. Very good filling breakfast served in a lovely breakfast room.

Overall good price/quality ratio.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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France
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147 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Arrived at this hotel at the last minute. Googled for it prior to arrival, and the hotel quoted us a price above what we checked online. Upon informing her about what we found online, she agreed to give us the online rate, so that was very nice. Room was awesome and bathroom was very clean. The breakfast the next morning was just GREAT. Loved it.

It's also in a convenient location and we had no problem finding a spot to park the car nearby.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

I stayed at the Rica Scandinavie for 3 nights and it was just as I hoped it would be.... full of beautiful Art Noveau detailing in the public areas with a gorgeous old fashioned lift..... so much character. Had an attic room with big skylights, 2 separate twin beds and plenty of space. Bathroom was good with a great shower and was spotlessly clean. There is no TV , but I hate TV anyway so no problem. If you can't manage, then go and watch the screen in the Reception area. Remember it is an old style hotel but that is the joy of it.
I loved the breakfast which was served in a lovely room with picture windows looking on to the street.There was a large choice of cheeses, fruits, cereals, fish, cold meats, breads and rolls.... all frequently replenished. Coffee was available in the lobby at any time, so if you were feeling tired you could just pop back from shopping nearby and have a quick cup. Tea and coffee is also available in your room.
Staff were friendly and helpful at all times and were happy to assist with anything. I had no problem with the wifi.... worked fine for me.
I will definitely stay here again on future trips..... I was sorry to leave and I miss it, funny how you can get attached to a place :-)
Just be aware that there is some street noise outside from 1-3 am as people are leaving pubs further down the town so this may disturb you .....however this is not the hotel's fault. If you have to sleep with the windows wide open as I do, then you can't avoid it. I enjoyed dining at the Egon restaurant in the basement, which again was full of character and had fab food.
I want to go back!

Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Noblesville, Indiana, United States
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Rica immensely. It is well situated near the heart of the city and it was very comfortable. It is an old hotel, so don't expect a modern finish on the inside although the bathrooms were very modern. Good breakfasts each morning and a great coffee machine in the lobby!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

The hotel is well located, near the central station and the city main pedestrian street. It has an historic charm and character. The rooms are big, clean but very basic. TV and wifi are not the best. Breakfast is very good and has many options to choose from. I found the reception staff very helpful and kind.

It is not a cheap option, but a solid value for money hotel. The city and its surrounding are wonderful and well worth a visit. I plan to return.

Room Tip: Look for the top floors and avoide the street level noise
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Scandic Scandinavie

Property: Scandic Scandinavie
Address: Lovenvoldgata 8, Alesund 6002, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Scandinavie)
Region: Norway > Western Norway > More og Romsdal > Alesund
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Alesund
#8 Business Hotel in Alesund
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandic Scandinavie 3*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Scandinavie has the perfect location in the city centre of Ålesund. The hotel is a true piece of art, built in Ålesund's characteristic art noveau style in 1905. All our rooms were refurbished in 2015, and both you and your family will feel at home with us. ... more   less 
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