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Scandic Kirkenes
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
Vienna, Austria
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“Homely feeling”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Nice room with excellent heating, also floor heating, friendly staff, very good breakfast with big choice for every taste, good working wi-fi, bed was very comfortable, also bathroom functional and enough space, can certainly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We stayed here for one night after leaving the Hurtigrten boat trip. Very comfortable, clean room. We ate in the resturant and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Breakfast very good. Location is good for centre of town, and airport bus passes right by. A bit disappointed we weren't told about tea/coffee making facilities on ground floor as we didn't discover these until just before we were leaving. Despite this I would recommend this hotel. Looks austere from the outside, but pleasent enough as soon as you go inside.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We didn't stay in this hotel - which clearly was a mistake. But we came to have a breakfast when there was half an hour left the service. Still you served us with a smile and asked if we wanted to have more breakfast. And even when the waffle liquid was finished you said to my friends: "We can make the waffles for you and bring it to the table".

Eventhough the breakfast costed around 13-15€, every penny was worth it. THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH! We weren't even customers of the hotel and got reaaaally good service so what kinda service will the customers get? I will recommend this hotel to everyone out there!

Greetings from 3rd of April
The five friends who came to your hotel @9:30

  • Stayed April 2014
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Comfortable, clean room, free wifi, perfect night sleep, fantastic breakfast with smiley staff making it even better! No tee/coffee making facilities in the room, but everything you need is available on the floor (good selection of tees too!). Perfect location in the very town centre with an airport bus stop just outside.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We arrived on the late flight from Oslo and needed somewhere to stay before we picked up our hire car.

Arrived in a freezing blizzard and was greeted with a warm smile and a very simple check in procedure. Rooms were very comfortable. Despite the late hour dinner was still available fish soup and reindeer were hits with us.

Staff were helpful and friendly.

Location good in the centre of town.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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163 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here overnight before catching the Hurtigruten to Bergen. Pool nice, sauna very nice, free tea and coffee, helpful staff.

We decided to eat dinner in restaurant and we both had reindeer ( medallions and burger). The medallions were excellent ( 315NOK) but this is Norway. Bill came to 1000NOK.

Great breakfast with plenty for every taste. Beds very comfortable and warm. Located right in the centre of town so easy to walk around. Would Definitely recommend. Rooms are towards the more basic end of luxury, but there is everything that you need. Some more TV channels would have been nice!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed at the Rica Arctic Hotel before a Hurtigruten voyage to Bergen. The front desk staff was really helpful in making the most of our 26h stay at the hotel. The arrangements for a visit to the Snow Hotel and Husky Sled Safari to the arrangements of getting to the Ship from the hotel. For some reason the Hurtigruten shuttle bus did not stop at our hotel and the lady at the front desk immediately arranged a taxi for us - at no cost. The accommodation is very nice and warm with a very nice breakfast. We slept like a king and queen - very nice.

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

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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