We were running the Norwegian Bouldering Cup event in Stavanger over 2 days on 24-25th March 2012 and this is the second time we have stayed at the Thon Maritim Hotel.
If you're visiting Stavanger then Thon Maritim is perfectly placed just 3 minutes walk from the quay and 2 minutes walk from maybe a hundred popular and reasonably priced restaurants and bars - everything from Thai, Dolly Dimples and Egon to pubs and exotic mediterranean cafes. Considering its location so close to the city centre this is a quiet hotel, hidden from the main street with its own private patio. The staff are great and extremely helpful. The hotel facilities deserve just 3 stars but an upgrade would spoil the pleasure of staying in a friendly and uniquely convenient location - we ought to keep keep this great place to ourselves!
The internet in the room worked perfectly; the water in the bathroom was hot; the beds were comfortable and OK for long people and plenty of comfortable pillows too; the breakfast bar with hot food was extensive and you can eat as much as you want. The window gave lots of fresh air and the noise level on the 6th floor on a Saturday night was tolerable but don't expect a quiet night - a good rule is to always take earplugs with you when staying at lower-priced city-centre hotels.
A couple of complaints we can live with: the TV channel selection is hopeless and slow even if there's a nice big flat-screen; there are no facilities in the room except for the ubiquitous mini-bar and an over-priced bottle of wine.
By Norwegian standards this is reasonably priced hotel and the cost of a twin-bedded room for 2 persons and including full breakfast was pleasantly low - I though they'd made a mistake but "no sir, the price is correct!" was the reply when I queried the bill!
We'll be back - this is too good to miss!
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