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Sommaroy Arctic Hotel Tromso
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sommaroy
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London, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Lovely location, perfect cabin”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Having read the previous reviews I was a little nervous about what we would find, but we were not disappointed. We stayed in cabin 55, on the beach and loved it. It sleeps 6 persons so for the two of us it was quite spacious. It has a high ceiling (with a mezzanine level with two further beds) and large floor to ceiling windows allowing us to overlooking the beach and the sea, and in the morning we walked out on a snow covered beach right in front of our cabin. There is a huge terrace and I imagine it is lovely to sit there in summer. Breakfast with a view was a real treat. The cabin was well equipped and even had a sauna (but we did not use it). Staff at the hotel where we picked up the keys and paid was very friendly. My only criticism is that it was hard to sufficiently heat the cabin due to the small heaters and the water cooker must be the slowest in the world. WE have since stayed in two other cabins and this was by far the most expensive place we stayed. Whilst it may be good value for a family of 4 or 6, it was too expensive compared to some other places we have seen. When booking, I was told the cabins on the sea side would have been even more expensive. Pictures to follow

Room Tip: Cabin 55 has larger windows than most other cabins on the beach
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Every care was taken of us. From a warm handshake on arrival to the most personalised tours possible. Kjell, the host, is charming and full of stories. The room was clean and comfortable with adjustable heating. The food was well prepared and tasty. Hot drinks were available at all times. We weren't lucky with the aurora but Kjell delivered whales. Wonderful, wonderful whales and he was as pleased as we were to see these fantastic animals. A truly life enhancing trip. The Sommeroy Arctic hotel is a very special hotel in a very special place.

Stayed November 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

This hotel is in a wonderful location with 360 degree panorama of sea and mountains. The sea is an amazing crystal blue and at the time I was there it was 24 hours daylight. A highlight of the experience was sitting in the hotel hot tub at midnight in full sunshine! The hotel offers both room and cabin accommodation. I was staying in a room, which I found very comfortable. Some of my colleagues shared the wonderful wooden chalets which were excellently equipped in every way. I really would recommend a trip up here, it was an invigorating experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Norway
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Got two rooms facing an earth wall. Came for the scenery and asked for rooms with a view. Were told that that all rooms faced the same earth wall. The dining room cum reception and bar was also very dark and without outside view. Dinner came from the freezer, helped by microvawe oven and hot oil. Awful taste. Breakfast of similar quality. Cut sausage right out of the vacum pack. Cut cheese separated by plastic foil. -Drive on to Senja or Tromsø, there You find good hotels and restaurants at the same price.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

We travelled to Tromso specially to view the northern lights last winter and found Sommaroy Arctic hotel a fantastic place for this magical sighting. Cabin that we stayed was absolutely awesome, living room. kitchen and deck on the ground floor and 3 bedrooms upstairs. Bathroom even has a sauna which is much appreciated especially in winter. The whole place looks new, spacious, well maintained, and spotlessly clean.
There was a dinner where we thought they missed out a dish so after waiting for a period of time we went back to our cabin. We were surprised the staff actually called us to apologize that the dish was delayed and invited us back to the restaurant with the dish well prepared and complimentary. We felt that was a very nice gesture. All the staff we met were very friendly and helpful.
We were very lucky that right after dinner while walking back to our cabin, the show began.. We saw the dancing lights in the sky and they can be viewed at the comfort of our cabin deck. But of course, it was freezing cold with added wind chill blowing constantly. To watch this magical spectacular phenomena in this amazing setting at sommaroy, it is definitely well worth the effort for traveling and staying here.

We are glad that we found this special place and yes, i would gladly return to Sommaroy Arctic Hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

On arrival, we drove from Tromso to Sommaroy, and we got there in about an hour. We had booked a cabin at Sommaroy Artic, and that was the best thing we did. We got to see the Northern lights on both the nights we were there in the comfort and warmth of the cabin.
The cabin is self contained. We bought food from the supermarket on the way from the airport and we did our own cooking for 2 days. Cabin 45 which we had was just great.
Would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to see the Northern Lights in comfort.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We were travelling around North Norway for a week. We picked up a hire car from Tromso airport and travelled for about one hour down the virtually empty 862 (a major tourist route) to this hotel. Bearing in mind, we had never driven on the 'wrong' side of the road and this was 'peak' season, the journey was easy and breath takingly beautiful.
We arrived at this hotel and were greeted very warmly and shown to our twin room. The room was clean, comfortable and perfectly spacious. The weather was rather inclement and were were quite tired after the travelling so we did not really explore the area. We had a fabulous dinner in the hotel which included a main course of halibut which was absolutely perfectly cooked and delicious. The main member of staff we met, a lady called 'Siss' was chatty, friendly and helpful who told us about the local area; her story on sitting at the harbour in the winter and listening to the whales 'blowing' has only made us want to go back again during the winter months!
We spent a comfortable night and breakfast was the standard norwegian choice of cereal, eggs, smoked salmon, cold meats, fruit etc combined with the usual delicious bread.
The hotel is only about 10 - 15mins journey from the Brensholmen to Betnhamn ferry to take you to the second largest island Senja. We arrived early for the ferry and were glad we did as several vehicles could not get on the ferry (bearing in mind this is peak season) and they do not run that often!
I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

Room Tip: We had a room at the back of the hotel with a reasonable view which was not overlooked.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Sommaroy Arctic Hotel Tromso
Address: Skipsholmvegen 22, Sommaroy 9110, Norway
Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Sommaroy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sommaroy
Hotel Class:4 star — Sommaroy Arctic Hotel Tromso 4*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the west side of Tromsø, a mere 45 minutes from the city centre lies the fascinating pearl of nature, Sommarøy, where you meet chalk-white beaches, cosy coves, holms and reefs that encircle the hotel and everything we have to offer our guests. In close combat with the forces of nature, we facilitate authentic coastal experiences at sea and on land. Activities, wellness, coastal culture and a lively local community – and all the service and facilities you expect of a modern hotel in the kingdom of Ottar. ... more   less 
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