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“Central location by the waters edge” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Scandic Alesund
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Alesund
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126 reviews
105 hotel reviews
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“Central location by the waters edge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Fantastic location by the waters edge & about a 10min walk from the Hurtigruten dock or 5mins walk to the main bus station. In a city of beautiful old Art Nouveau buildings the modern Scandic building kind of sticks out in not a good way, but the interior is better. Our room was rather large, quite long & with slight water views at the end of the room. Breakfast was good & it's a nice relaxing way to start the day overlooking the port. Got their airport transfer back to the airport which was definitely more convenient than getting the regular bus & didn't cost much more either. Just be aware that it picks up guests from numerous other hotels too & takes longer due to that. Alesund is a very small and compact city / town, so everything is close by, especially the interesting Jugendstilsenteret (only 2mins walk). Staying here was a bit of a splurge & it was probably the most expensive place we stayed at in Norway. So if you don't mind the price tag or can find a good deal, definitely would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank laguida
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Silje Viken S, General Manager at Scandic Alesund, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for taking your time to comment on Scandic Ålesund and the surroundings. I am happy that you enjoyed your breakfast in our restaurant overlooking the harbor. The transfer to and from the airport has been more convenient by the airport transfer. Just remember to book in time like you did.
I am glad you found every interesting things to be close by and suggest for your next trip to Ålesund that you look for special deals. If you book som time in advance you will find several good deals at scandichotels.com.
I hope to be able to welcome you back sometime soon.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Have just had 3 nights here. Location fantastic. Breakfast very good (wish I had enough appetite for pancakes - jug of batter and a griddle). Only niggles, no kettle in the room (but free coffee in reception) and pillows a little thin. Otherwise no complaints at all

Room Tip: Overlooking the harbour is lovely
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank continentaltourer
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Silje Viken S, General Manager at Scandic Alesund, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for your taking time to leave a review of Scandic Ålesund. We are happy for your experience "Enjoyable Break". Breakfast is a good start of the day and ours consist of 101 items inspired by Jamie Oliver. I am glad to hear it was very good.
I am sorry if one pillow is to thin. I suggest to ask for an extra pillow at your next visit to Ålesund.

We hope to be able to welcome you back on your next trip to Ålesund.
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

hotel has a great location, with views to the fjord.this is very refreshing. the staff is very friendly, providing all info and help for places to visit in alesund. city centre is about 10 mins walk, the rooms are nice and cozy. breakfast is good, could get little crowded. overall a good experience.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Silje Viken S, General Manager at Scandic Alesund, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for your comment "amazing location" on Tripadvisor. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Scandic Ålesund. Located by the harbor in Ålesund - we enjoy the view to the fjord. I am glad the breakfast was good and I am proud to learn that the staff gave you the experience you deserved.
We hope to be able to welcome you back sometime soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

I am sorry that I only had a one night stay in this quaint town. It was cold, windy and raining but that did not stop our group from setting out to climb the 470 steps to the vantage view point overlooking the hotels and island. Ask the front desk and they wlll give you a map to guide you. The steps are steep in some parts but there is a railing to hang on to (or pull yourself up) but so worth the views. Some of our group took a taxi down, the rest of us made the trek. My only fault was that the name of the hotel was not on the room key and all the streets looked the same- especially when you have your umbrella up for the rain so I got a bit lost walking back to the hotel.

We ate in the restaurant, food was really good- split a ceasar salad and each had very big burgers. The service was not attentive and we were not alone in noticing that..Several other guests got up to get a drink or ask for their coffee to be refilled. The view from the restaurant is overlooking the water and is beautiful. The town was mainly closed up when we arrrived at 5 pm and unfortunately our bus pulled out at 9 am so did not get to explore much else. Free fast Wifi, good amount of space in the room, views were out toward the water, nothing to complain about. Wish I had more time to enjoy the views and the town.

Room Tip: Ask for a room closest to the water. I had a corner view and was able to open the window all the way...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank swimdiva
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Silje Viken S, General Manager at Scandic Alesund, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for leaving a review of your stay. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Scandic Ålesund, and had a good meal in our restaurant Molja.
Sorry that you did not receive proper attention during your meal as we have "Great Service" as one of our key aspects. We have followed this up and will do so in the future.
I am glad you appreciated our rooms overlooking the sea and had the pleasure of enjoying Free fast Wifi.
I hope to be able to welcoming you back soon. Hopefully for a longer stay for you to explore this area.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Very nice picturesc town.
Very easy walking
Summer is not too hot
Good for a day or two visit
Somewhat quiet and remote
The shops are rather expensive
Restaurants have good, tasty food at a reasonable price.
Scandinavia as a whole are not cheap contries
I have not used any of the hotels this visit

Room Tip: I came by cruise, for the day
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Doctor-Szpiro
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Silje Viken S, General Manager at Scandic Alesund, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear guest!

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful town Aalesund.
Hope to see you here again soon.

Best regards Silje
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Khimki, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

I've been here during two rainy days in September. Room was cold a little bit, without any carpet on the floor. Bathroom could be better. But everything was clean. Location is quite good. Breakfast was fine with good choice of meal. As a bonus - great view! Reception was working good helping to book airport express and giving advises. Good choice for reasonable money.

Room Tip: Take rooms right above lobby - you'll get perfect view to harbour and cliff
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Max K
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Silje Viken S, General Manager at Scandic Alesund, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear guest.

Thank you so much for the review.
i am so pleased to hear that you had a nice stay at the hotel, that you enjoyed our wonderful view - and that the staff gave you good service.
hope to see you here at the hotel soon.

Best regards Silje
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Visiting Norway for the first time, this was me and my GF's first base to see Alesund and the nearby area.

Our flight was delayed by almost 3 hours, sending our shuttle bus booking till after midnight, but the hotel were great and kept the driver there to wait for us. They also replied to my tweet about this, which is a nice touch and shows they use social media for good use.

Location is excellent, down a quiet road in the center of town, 5 minute walk to tourist office/main shopping street/harbour/bus station. Also well worth walking to the harbour wall to take in sunset, beautiful.

The room was lovely, we had a view of the water and port. The bed was really comfy and everything felt right, no problems at all.

BREAKFAST - best thing we had during our 10 day trip to Norway. Had everything, we were re arranging our plans to allow time to make the most of it. Lovely eggs/bacon/fruit/coffee and a nice setting to eat in.

Staff were really nice and helped us plan a trip to see a football match.

If you're planning a trip to Alesund and not sure about spending a bit extra (we're both 25 and can't afford too much) this is well worth it. If you do have a bit of money, I'm also sure this would suit you very much.

Brilliant hotel.

Room Tip: the club rooms have the view of the harbour.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RichUK2013
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Silje Viken S, General Manager at Scandic Alesund, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Dear Guest.

I really pleases me to hear that you were happy with the service provided by our wonderful staff.
We are very greatful that we have such nice colleagues.
And I also love the breakfast, both the food and the amazing view.

Wishing you a wonderful day, and hope you will be back soon.

Kind regards Silje
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Property: Scandic Alesund
Address: Moloveien 6, Alesund 6001, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > More og Romsdal > Alesund
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Alesund
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Alesund 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Scandic Ålesund! Stay at the Scandic Ålesund hotel overlooking the harbour in central Alesund.Unwind in the sauna and enjoy the waterside views from our bar and restaurant. Close to the commercial district, the hotel has 8 meeting rooms. The Alesund Museum is just 5 minutes' walk away and the Fjellstua view point 2,4 kilometers. ... more   less 
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