It is important to understand what kind of hotel this is. if you are the kind of traveller who likes to spend time in your hotel room, this is not the hotel for you. Rooms (even the superior rooms) are very small and cramped and only the more expensive rooms have views of the harbour.
The communal areas of the hotel however are excellent & have panoramic 360 degree views of the harbour, mountains and town as well as constant free tea and coffee. There is free wi-fi in the rooms, a reception-area computer for public use and detailed weather info at reception (where staff were very friendly and helpful).
The hotel is used a lot by parties of activity holiday people (hikers, climbers, cyclists etc) plus passing coach parties. Most guests stay for a short time & there is constant turnover.
We stayed for a week in August as part of a hiking trip with HF.
Breakfast & supper buffet can be a scrum when the hotel is full, but both offer an excellent choice and quality and a fabulous dining room overlooking the harbour (or a deck area outside). Again, Fine Dining it is not - if you like luxury this is not your kind of place.
The place has a slight feel of an Outdoor Activity Lodge. A place where people can feel relaxed, sleep and eat and are then are gone all day. We liked it a lot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scandic Svolvaer located on its own island in the middle of the harbour in Svolvaer, the capital of Lofoten, is excellent for recreation, activities and holidays. Our hotel offers 146 rooms with sea view, balcony or both and if you are planning a meeting, conference or event we can provide venues for up to 100 participants. The hotel's a la carte restaurant and bar is located in a boat-shaped building with a panoramic view of the Svolvaer harbour and the magnificent surrounding countryside. Free outdoor parking is available for guest arriving by car. As a hotel guest you always have free WiFi in your room and public areas. ... more less
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