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Thon Hotel Kirkenes
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

No wonder this hotel has won Trip Advisor awards 2 years running. Efficient professional service, well appointed rooms and excellent breakfast. Free tea and coffee 24 hours per day. Our room had a beautiful view...a must for this kind of trip.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Modern, Spacious, Clean and Very Comfortable as I expected! The room was quite stylish and had a spectacular view of the fjord!

Great staff! Helpful and honest! Easy on booking tours. Calling a taxi to the airport was a breeze!

The breakfast buffet was exceptional! Stunning 5-stars restaurant food!
Huge selections of Nespresso pods, regular coffee or decaf and hot drinks.
Fresh juices to choose from at the juice bar.
A chef preparing your eggs or omelette.
Dining room overlooking the fjord as well and large open seating.

Have been told on a good night can see the Northern Lights straight from the hotel room facing the fjord side back of the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for Fjord side of the room and higher middle floors if available.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Recently spent a few days at Thon Hotel Kirkenes. Good position overlooking the fjord which can be viewed through large windows in the restaurant. The better rooms overlook the fjord but we were relegated to standard room overlooking an industrial site.The room itself was small but clean and functional with a good bathroom. Breakfast was good with a reasonable range of food considering the isolation of Kirkenes. Coffee and tea available 24 hours gratis and in the afternoon hot soup is freely available self serve at reception. Staff friendly and efficient. No real problems and can recommend this hotel as a reasonable stop over for a few days to explore the region.

Room Tip: Water views
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Pick of accomodation in kirkenes. compared to the beds on the Hurtigruten the beds were heaven at the Thon. Even number rooms face the water (north) Odd number rooms face the road (south)Rooms very clean and comfortable, Three floors and fifty rooms per floor. Restaurant food is the pick of the restaurants in town by far. Buffet breakfast is terrific with a large selection of foods available.Very hard to get a good coffee though, but this is europe.Stick with tea, they cant get that wrong.
Staff very friendly and pleasant and willing to help. would higly recommend staying there.
Was lucky to see the northern lights from the room late at night and got a few good pics to prove, But you need clear cloudless nights to see at its best.

Room Tip: choose rooms with even numbers if you want water views.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Just what we expected! It was modern and quite stylish, with restaurant with a view on the fiord. I agree with most of the opinions - nothing extraordinary, but I didn't expect anything. Good ratio price / value, very clean and functional rooms, good mattress (after Hurtigruten that was something!).
Of course awful coffee, but finding proper coffee in Norway is like seeing white reindeer...

Room Tip: That depends on what you need. Superior rooms have view on fiord, but we were during polar nights so...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Located centre of town, on the water. Modern, spacious lobby / dining zone. Breakfast was excellent. Home made jams and friendly Italian waiter to make us real coffee. Good room, view, excellent bathroom (why aren’t all showers as simple /functional as this?! Show this to about 80% of hotels in England, with their crazy complex water systems). Just what we needed en route to explore Finnmark.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

This is a very practical hotel. Rooms are small but perfectly clean and very practical. Staff is very nice and helpful and the breakfast is excellent. However, the hotel offer no services beyond the basics.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Johan Knudtzens gate 11, Kirkenes 9900, Norway
Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Sor-Varanger Municipality > Kirkenes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
Price Range: £114 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thon Hotel Kirkenes 3.5*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thon Hotel Kirkenes is a new and modern hotel located by the sea in Kirkenes. The city center is a 5 minute walk away with small shops, cafes and restaurants. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, conference area and outdoor terrace with fantastic views. The restaurant 69’north is specialized in local food such as king crab, reindeer and salmon. ... more   less 
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