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“Good hotel in quiet town”
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Scandic Kirkenes
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Good hotel in quiet town”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

This hotel offered friendly service and an excellent restaurant.

The town itself is very quiet with little to do but we did find a good restaurant bar for a tasty pizza on the second night. Good location for exploring the local coastline as far as the Russian border, and the local museum is highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We stayed here for one night before catching our flight following a trip on a Hurtigruten ship. The staff were helpful and courteous and the restaurant was very acceptable. The rooms were of a good size. The fact that the airport shuttle stopped outside was a bonus but it was NK85 per person.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms near the lifts if you sleep lightly
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Egersund, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

This is not at art-funky-stylish-fashion hotel. It is ordinary average Norwegian hotel. Ok bedroom and bathroom. The business room we had for 2 nights was larger than you find in most Norwegian hotels.

The best with this hotel:
- Located in the centre of the town
- Friendly staff
- Breakfast (do not come after 9 o´clock.... then the fresh fruit is out)
- Comfortable beds

We did not like:
- Expensive, but did not find any luxurious items
- Verry varm rooms (outside temperature 28-30 C.......)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

I stayed in a so-called business room. It was double the price of a normal room in most Norwegians hotels so I expected something nice. The room was pretty much a normal hotel room, just some extra pillows on the bed maybe, and a coffee/tea maker as the most luxurious asset. There was a few meter of tape on the ceiling in the shower to hold the ceiling plates together - rather tacky for such an expensive room. Bed was ok-ish. Bathroom not very clean. Breakfast nothing special. Check in done by 1 brave guy and many guests waiting - while other personnel were waiting in offices adjacent to the check in desk. I certainly was not impressed. This hotel seems long past its heydays.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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GER284
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed only one night at the Rica Artic Hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The receptionists gave us a very friendly wellcome. Breakfast was excellent. The dinner was quite well, the local food was marked on the menue. We tasted the "reindeer-burger" and special berries, I never heard before as a dessert. Everything included the service was very well.
The Spa was under renovation - but we did´nt miss it, The only minus was the bathroom, we couldn´t close the door completly - the bathroom needs a renovation. ,

Room Tip: Do not choose a room next to the lift ( like ours ) .
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights after our trip from Bergen on the Hurtigruten 'ferry' and it was a very reasonable choice. The location is very central, close to the local bus stops, whilst buses to/from the ferry and airport stop right outside. To be fair, the centre of town is not large so other hotels aren't far. Go for a high, north-facing room if you can - we were on the 5th floor and would probably have got a good view of the Northern Lights if it hadn't been cloudy.
The (standard) room was quite large, clean, in good condition, and with a decent bathroom. The beds were comfortable although, as seems standard in many countries, the pillows were too soft for us. There was enough hanging space and clothes shelves for us, but then we were near the end of our trip and not much was still clean. As someone else said, the place does seem geared to one night stays.
Breakfast was OK, with a good deal of choice, although some of the hot items were lukewarm, and we also had a reasonably priced lunch. We decided against eating dinner there as the prices looked high, although there were quite a few in the dining room on Saturday evening. Constant free tea and coffe were a real bonus.
With friendly and mostly helpful staff, this was a reasonable place to stay, if a bit impersonal in its architecture/decor and general 'feel'. Nothing fabulous, but it did the job.

Room Tip: Go for highish and on north side - better chance of Northern Lights
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Be'eri, HaDarom, Israel
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

We stayed heret for one night in the end of march 2013. It was freezing outside, but very hot inside and we even had to leave an open window during night (this was not to bad, as we were able to wait for the Northern light). The staff was very helpful and breakfast was very good with a lot of choices of bread , cheese and fresh fruits. The bus to the airport stops right in front of the hotel! Ask for a room on the 5th floor - you'll get a nice view on the city.

Room Tip: Ask for the fifth floor, facing town.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Scandic Kirkenes
Address: Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
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 Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Kirkenes 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is centrally located, close to the Snow Hotel and the Varanger museum. Take a trip on snowmobiles, ATVs or dog sleds along the Russian border. Flexible meeting and conference facilities. Why not finish off with a session at our spa, which offers a swimming pool and a sauna? Scandic Kirkenes offers a whole host of possibilities for anyone who wants to explore the region. The hotel has flexible meeting facilities, with 10 rooms and capacity for up to 450 guests. Set aside some time to visit our spa with swimming pool and sauna. If you are arriving by car, we have many outdoor parking spaces. Free WiFi for all hotel guests. With its ideal location and access to authentic Norwegian nature, Scandic Kirkenes is perfect for anyone looking for a fantastic experience, whether you are on holiday or at your next conference. Try out king-crab fishing or a snowmobile safari when you visit us. We can also recommend a husky dog tour for experiencing the majestic nature of Kirkenes. ... more   less 
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