I was looking for a hostel like experience but with a private room, in the city center and thought that was what I was booking with this place based on the description. My private room was nice and clean however it was very very hot, no a.c. even though the description said there would be. The window only opened a crack to let a little cool air in but come 6 am it was too noisy outside to have it open. I thought that there would be a nice common area and bar like in most hostels but all there was was a lobby and expensive restaurant full of hospital patients. I realized when I booked it that it said there was a hospital attached, I didn't think I'd actually be sharing common areas, a hotel is suppose to be a hotel, not a hospital. The "close" walk to city center was actually 2 miles. There was nothing next to the hotel. There is a bus stop next to the hotel which was very helpful. We ended up renting a car and were surprised about having to pay for parking, there isn't any free parking around. This place was too expensive for what it was. I only recommend it in a pinch, if everything in town is sold out or way too expensive, otherwise avoid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St. Svithun Hotel is a new hotel (2006) with 137 bright and modern rooms, where 15 of these are family rooms and rooms especially tailored for the disabled and allergic. All rooms have bath/toilet, cable TV and free Internet, fridge, telephone as well as a safety alarm connected to the reception. The shop LYST is open 24 hours a day and sells hot and cold take-away, gifts and magazines in addition to other kiosk commodities. The “Café Morgenrod” has all serving rights. The hotel is situated within a walking distance from the centre of Stavanger, from the idyllic lake of Mosvatnet and from the forest Valandskogen. The hotel is connected to the Stavanger University hospital. There are good parking possibilities and 150 m to nearest bus stop. St. Svithun Hotel is part of the group of hotels called Kronengruppen - a group of 7 different and unique hotels in Rogaland. ... more less
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