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“Sort of no where” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Scandic Alta
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Alta
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Wollongong, Australia
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159 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Sort of no where”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

This hotel is very modern located in a shopping mall area with a fantastic church near by, but basically there is not much to do except shop in shops that are everywhere unless you have transport.
The rooms were well sized. Wi fi was good, breakfasts was very good. Buffet dinner excellent

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Stayed for 2 nights Room and Bathroom where reasonable ,but if we stay again would request a higher floor with a view of the Cathedral and Fjord. Bulk of the Rooms are non smoking.
Restaurant was o.k. wine a limited choice. If you wish to get out and about they have free bikes
and helmets. One day we will be back

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank noosasunshine
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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

We arrived at the hotel between the second and third night in Alta, at the beginning was everything ok, the arrival, the room was nice. Not a best view but nice.
I noticed that there was no room service menu and the directory book was not explaining much about hotel, except the best way to sleep in 4 in a bed.
Dinner was nice, not a lot of wine selection but the meat was delicious.
The following day was slow.
No explanation about swimming pool time, the entrance or waiting that the door will open until one of us went back to the reception where the girl said that we must buy the card to open the door.
Only one person in reception for a big hotel, no answer from the phone when we tried to call housekeeping or front desk because we need more towel.
when we asked for a taxi for the airport, the taxi left because we were 5 minutes later but nobody called in the room.
we had fun time in pool, was very nice!
Not a bad hotel but service can be improved.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Franc01981
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Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Good food, good service, good location, good conference facilities, good restaurant for both breakfast and dinner. I would stay here again and I would make time to enjoy some of the activities you can book through the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JanetRove
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Singapore
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Stayed here for a few days and was disappointed with the quality of customer service and cleanliness at this accommodation. Bed sheets were not cleaned, level of customer service & friendliness was sub-standard. Was it because most of them can't converse in English or because we were Asians? We found out that you have to pay to get to the pool. There isn't any bus arrangement to the ice hotel either! We were told otherwise in earlier conversations with the same hotel. But special thanks and appreciation to Hilde who was working on front desk the day we were leaving - she was genuinely helpful, friendly and warm. Special thanks to restaurant staff at breakfast who were nice to us too. Location is good bug there are other options.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jlewkwan
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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101 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

The hotel is overlooking the cathedral and if you get one the rooms opposite it , it has a nice view of the fjord as well. The hotel staff was courteous. They have a tea/coffee counter as soon you enter the hotel. The rooms are nice but we got a twin instead of a double as requested. The restaurant staff is very helpful and they a very nice breakfast buffet including live waffle counter! The shopping street is just behind the hotel and adjacent to the hotel is the city's big swimming pool centre ( also has a outdoor hot tub) . Overall , we had a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank prachi
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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights as part of a package. Room was very clean and functional but a touch on the small side. Most rooms are twin and although we requested a double they could not oblige. Breakfast spread was very good. Located in centre of new part of Alta and we overlooked the Northern Lights Cathedral. Staff all very friendly and helpful with any enquiries.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Scandic Alta

Property: Scandic Alta
Address: Loekkeveien 61, Alta 9510, Norway (Formerly Rica Hotel Alta)
Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Alta Municipality > Alta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Alta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Alta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 241
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located in central Alta - the gateway to the Finnmark region - perfect for business and leisure. Start your day with a hearty breakfast in our Restaurant Alta - a combined cafe and a la carte restaurant. We offer excellent meeting and conference facilities that can host up to 650 participants. Parking is available in our garage or just outside the hotel for guest arriving by car. We also have a sauna available on request. As a guest you always have free WiFi in your room and in public areas. ... more   less 
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