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“Old school hotel at a very nice location”

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BEST WESTERN Plus Victoria Hotel
Ranked #16 of 28 Hotels in Stavanger
Vaasa, Finland
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222 reviews
70 hotel reviews
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“Old school hotel at a very nice location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

I was visiting Stavanger for business and was delighted to find the Viktoria so close to the harbour. The area is beautiful and there is plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. The room was very old school, ancient looking furniture, cracks in the sink and I must admit I was a little bit scared to plug in my phone as the plugs looked so old. However, I was very pleased with the service, when I asked to get a firmer pillow, one was delivered within 10 min to my room and I was given a map in addition to directions when I asked where to find the places I needed to go to. These made me instantly like the place more. Breakfast was nice with enough to pick from and wifi worked well and was included. I slept great (after getting my pillow) and would have nothing against returning to the Victoria on my next visit to Stavanger.

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Linda N
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Catrine V, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Victoria Hotel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear Linda

We are glad to hear that you had a nice stay at our hotel. Some of our rooms are not updated, but we will refurbish most of our outdated rooms April 2014.
We hope to see you again upon your next visit to Stavanger.

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Checked into the hotel and went up to my room. Basic would be a kind description, early 1970's more accurate. The hotel was clean, loved the heated floor in the toilet and shower cubicle in the toilet "cupboard"

Breakfast was typical Norwegian, the restaurant attached (Big Horn) was great, good food and fantastic service. The bar attached to the hotel was great, the bartender was welcoming, knowledgeable and the music was great!

I would not use this hotel again as it is dated due to a lack of investment and upkeep. Better hotel accommodation can be found in the area.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank TJB333333
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Catrine V, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Victoria Hotel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
It is Nice to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant and bar, and found our staff friendly and serviceminded. Some of our rooms are not updated, but we will refurbish most of our outdated rooms April 2014. We hope you will give us a second chance next time you are in Stavanger.


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Oslo, Norway
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55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Seen from outside is Victoria Hoel a nice building. Inside, the view from room 439 is pleasant, a combination of the old town and a picturesque island. We turned the sofa and enjoyed the life outside.
Our corner room is nice, but what a lousy doble bed. Suddenly you are on the floor because the two parted bed is splitting.
The breakfast is very good.
The people behind the front desk was serviceminded. And since there are special offers
for weekends, the value for a two night stay is very good.
I like Victoria. . She is very special and gives me a feeling of Stavanger of the older days. And she is just a few minutes walk from the swinging night life.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Odd Karsten T
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Catrine V, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Victoria Hotel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear Odd Karsten

Thank you for your kind review. Employees at Victoria hotel take pride in working at the oldest hotel in Stavanger. We want to give our guests a nice experience with an historical surrounding,
and we are happy that our hotel made you think of Stavanger in its older days.
We hope to see you upon your next visit to Stavanger.

Best regards
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Aberdeen
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56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

The Victoria is located right at the quay side in the old part of Stavanger ,so a great place to walk around the old town.
The hotel itself is best described as average and rather dated .It certainly lives up to its name ,so if you like that sort of thing then this hotel would be OK.
The breakfast had a good selection of hot and cold food and eerything was in good supply.The breakfast room is in the restaraunt which like the rest of the hotel is nothing special.The meals in the resterauant are fairly typical of Steakhouse fair and not really anything to get excired about.You order your steak etc from a pick list menu .expensive? yes-very as iseverthing in Norway,so budget accordingly.
I would suggest eating else where.
The room was again ,average,the bathroom while clean could have done with renovation

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Skunkydog
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Catrine V, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Victoria Hotel, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear Skunkydog

It is nice to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet selection. We have a few rooms that are outdated. These are being refurbish early 2014. We therefore hope you will give us a second chance in the future.

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Paris, France
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52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

One of the more expensive hotels in Stavanger at a very nice location directly at the harbour promenade.

So what do you get for the hefty rate?
No parking (you can park your car at the garage of nearby Clarin Hotel, but you don't get any special rate from the Victoria).
No gym.
No aircondition (and you can only open the windows 2inches, so in summer the rooms become really hot).
Room interiour that has last been updated probably in the 1970s (which means old, worn down furniture, smelly old carpets and outdated bathroom infrastructure that you would think to find in a Best Western motel).

You do get great beds, really.
And a very nice breakfast buffet.

Also: Since the hotel is just across the street from Stavangers nighclub mile, you will hear music from the streets in your room until 3am - and I mean really loud music, like you'd have a radio switched on in your room. You can close the window, which will reduce, but not shut out, the noice - but then again the room becomes unbearably hot (see above).

Overall: Not worth the price.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Catrine V, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Victoria Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
We are happy that you enjoyed our breakfast. This fall and next year, we are upgrading the rest of our outdated rooms. When it comes to the room rate, we do not charge more than other hotels in the downtown area. We do hope you will give us another chance in the future.

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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

Stayed here for a week on business. Very pleasant hotel, nice friendly staff and ideally located.
Rooms are a bit on the small side and the (retrofit) shower could have been better.

I had a room on the top floor that overlooked the quayside where all the nightlife is, this is quite lively Thursday - Sunday and can be quite noisy. Room had a set of earplugs just for this.

Breadfast is standard Norwegian buffet - very nice, fresh food and loads of choice

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Alan K
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Catrine V, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Victoria Hotel, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear Alan

We are glad to hear that you enjoy staying with us when visiting Stavanger. We are changing many of our single beds to larger single beds along with upgrading the rooms.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Marvellous as always! Huge corner room with somewhat ancient, but nice furniture and a very modern bathroom with nice toiletries. The Victoria is always a pleasure to stay at, it's perfectly located far enough down the quay to be quiet but only a 5 minute walk to all the restaurants. Front desk always friendly and the breakfast is excellent.
Just a few mild issues - the curtains are too old and thin to keep any of the long summer nights out, so an upgrade would help there and if you are on your own I would make sure you get a proper double bed (well, two singles together) or you will get a small single!
All the rooms are a fine size and its always clean and tidy... I won't stay anywhere else in Stavanger for the price!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Thank slhguys
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Catrine V, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Plus Victoria Hotel, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear Alan

It is nice to hear that you enjoy staying at our hotel. We are changing our single beds to larger single beds when upgrading single rooms.

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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Plus Victoria Hotel

Property: BEST WESTERN Plus Victoria Hotel
Address: Skansegata 1, Stavanger 4002, Norway (Formerly Victoria Hotel)
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Rogaland > Stavanger Municipality > Stavanger
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 28 Hotels in Stavanger
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN Plus Victoria Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 107
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