We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“a good quality hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Scandic Parken

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Scandic Parken
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Alesund
Certificate of Excellence
Lyon, France
Level Contributor
46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“a good quality hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

I spent one night there and found the hotel pleasant even though decoration looks not so recent.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank vincenlam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

402 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    150
    204
    36
    10
    2
See reviews for
51
135
30
119
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (48)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Lomita, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

My stay at Rica Parken was quite by accident, but one of the most enjoyable ever! I happened to be on the Hurtigruten Nordlys cruise ship in the Alesund area that had an explosion and fire onboard and we were forced to abandon ship via lifeboats. We were only supposed to be in Alesund for 45 minutes; however ended up staying there for 5 days. The staff at Rica Parken went "above & beyond" to make our unexpected stay as comfortable as possible. From the desk staff, to housekeeping, to catering/restaurant staff and General Manager, we could not have asked to be treated better. The location is excellent, near the main shopping areas. If I ever go back to Alesund Norway, I will most definitely stay at this hotel again! Thank you Rica Parken for turning a tragic experience into one of the most positive!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Debbie2626
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Madrid
Level Contributor
93 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

Talking about hotels, Rica and Radisson are the two main competitors in Norway. For me, the most important difference between them is the behaviour of their staffs. There are always friendly people in Rica and snooty in Radisson.
Rica Parken in Alesund is one of the clearest examples. The woman in Reception was very friendly during the check-in and check-out. The hotel is a correct four starts without any special detail, but that you always remember for its people.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank mistralksk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Norway
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

Positive:
Clean rooms, with fridge/mini-bar, flat screen tv, very comfortable sheets&comforters.
Very good breakfast.
Check in and Check out is fast.

Negative:
Got a room with a bad view.
Twin beds instead of a queen/king.
No toothbrush and toothpaste.

Room Tip: Bring toothbrush and toothpaste.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank TheTravelingNursePH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
294 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

Nice central location in the heart of Ålesund. Good sized clean rooms with great views over the city center and the harbor. The hotel reception staff are very helpful and friendly. The breakfast offers a large selection of hot and cold options. The bar is nice in the reception area of the hotel. The hotel gym is new and modern with good quality equipment. This is a good business hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank eblac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
espoo
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2011

The hotel itself is nothing special, decent but not fancy, but the breakfast goes to my top ten. Assortment of warm & fresh breads, little "morning power drinks", local sausages. Overall great!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank srantako
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2007

We stayed here for 1 night in August 2006, while visiting Alesund for an a-ha concert - in fact a-ha stayed here too and we saw them in the lobby a few times :)

Hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

Check-in was rather chaotic and we couldn't get our room until 3.30pm, but it was to be expected with the volume of people arriving for the concert that day. However, there was only one hassled member of staff on reception, so it would have been better if she had got some help!

Room was in a traditional style which isn't usually to my taste - a little bit chintzy! But the view from the room was spectacular - you could see Alesund and the hills and shimmering water in the distance (Alesund is made up of a number of islands) with the clouds lying low draping the hills...simply gorgeous. I wish I had a photo to share...will have to see if I can find one!

We attended the a-ha aftershow party at the hotel itself until 4am so we never made it to breakfast...but it was included in the room rate.

Alesund is a stunning place and I would love to go back and see more.

  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Angelic_Moley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Alesund hotels
0.2 mi away
Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen
0.2 mi away
Scandic Alesund
Scandic Alesund
#4 of 12 in Alesund
4.0 of 5 bubbles 550 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Brosundet
Hotel Brosundet
#5 of 12 in Alesund
4.5 of 5 bubbles 369 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
First Hotel Atlantica
First Hotel Atlantica
#7 of 12 in Alesund
4.0 of 5 bubbles 277 reviews
0.2 mi away
Radisson Blu Hotel Alesund
0.5 mi away
Quality Hotel Waterfront Alesund
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Scandic Parken? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Scandic Parken

Property: Scandic Parken
Address: Storgata 16, Alesund 6002, Norway (Formerly Rica Parken Hotel)
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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Alesund
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Parken 4*
Number of rooms: 145
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Odigeo, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Scandic Parken reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing