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“Nice, new hotel; good location”
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Svalbard Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Longyearbyen
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bærum, norway
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice, new hotel; good location”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Svalbard Hotel is efficient, clean and nice. It is in the middle of Lonyearbyen, and one can easily walk from the hotel to shops, restaurants and places of interest. Our room was spacy with a sitting area, good beds, coffee/tea-tray and a big bathroom. The view was beautiful, westwards, overlooking the fjord and the mountains. I got up several times during the night to look out and every time the sun was shining brightly in my face! No restaurant; breakfast was nextdoor - very good.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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New Delhi,India
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

There should be a category Good before Very good. This would squarely fit in there . Given that this is at almost 80 degrees North and well into the Arctic Circle - the Hotel is better than expected - comfort wise . The rooms are more than adequate , though not plush, the bathroom also functional, even if the tub makes a tinny noise everytime you move on it . The bar is welcoming. The breakfast is nothing much to write home about in terms of quality and variety, but the evening meal is rather good in the restaurant - quality and atmosphere- wise

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We stayed in Svalbard Lodge which is the self catering part of the Svalbard Hotel. It was nice to have our own kitchen and space to chill (although the grocery stores were not open at all during our stay) and the location is great in terms of access to the town however being right above the bar makes it a very noisy place to stay! Battled to sleep at night due to all the smokers all standing outside drinking and shouting until the early hours. Otherwise a clean and nice place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

My boyfriend and I were staying here for 4 nights during easter vacation, and we have no regrets in choosing this hotel. Great value for money, nice sized room, big bathroom, a fantastic view trough panoramic sized windows (we stayed at the top floor).

Upon time of reservation, we booked one double bed, but were allocated twin beds. Asked at frontdesk to switch rooms, but unable to do so, the receptionist explained to me were I could find the equipment to connect the two single beds... a bit strange. At least she could have offered to fix it before night time.

Hotel offered free wifi and Nespresso coffe making facilities. Breakfast is served at the other side of the street, meaning you have to get well dressed when it's freezing outside. But we knew this when we made the reservation, so it was no big deal. Breakfast is served in a bar called "Sval bar" which means "Cool / cold bar" :) Breakfast was nothing more than okay, but still well displayed and refilled.

We are more than likely recommending this place to our friends travelling to Scalbard! And as for Svalbard - we will be back!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

a modern hotel in the very nort and we did spend there 2 nights in August 2012 and we can say, that is a good and not overpriced hotel in this island in the polar sea. friendly staff at treception and nicelobby area with free coffee and cookies. two good restaurants had been not far away from the hotel. good location!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I stayed here 3 nights at the end of a cruise and had a lovely time. The room was clean and light and airy with a wonderful view of the sea and the mountains. The free wifi was welcome too. The breakfast across the road in the Svalbard Lodge was excellent. Also the two girls on reception were incredibly friendly and helpful in arranging trips and excursions for me and were always friendly and chatty whenever I passed by. My only comment is that like the whole of Spitsbergen everything seems quite expensive even by London standards.

Room Tip: I think all rooms have the same view but try and get on the upper floor
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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diem,en
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We stayed over for 5 nights, really nice hotel, friendly and helpfull staff en excellent breakfast just across the street. Much more intimate than the Radison Blu. You can have nice dinner as well in restaurant Kroa just opposite the hotel.

Room Tip: All the rooms are the same, with same view towards the center. the third floot has the best view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Svalbard Hotel
Address: Postboks 538, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Region: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Longyearbyen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Svalbard Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Svalbard Hotel consists of three separate buildings; The new main building, opened in February 2016, offers 22 double rooms inkl 2 handicap friendly rooms and 2 family rooms, 3 superior double rooms, 5 Delux double rooms and 1 Polar bear suite. The second building, located right across the street, is the previous main building with 17 double rooms, including 2 handicap-friendly rooms. This part of the hotel also offers conference facilities for small groups. In the new building, we have a wine bar with quality wines from all over the world, beer from the local Svalbard Brewery and the new Restaurant at Svalbard hotel offers a soup buffet-lunch, and an Asian-nordic inspired a la carte at night. The third building - Svalbard Lodge, offers 10 apartments located just about 50 meters from Svalbard hotel. The apartments have fully equipped kitchens, washing machine and all the necessities you might need for a longer stay or to live a normal family life on you vacation. Both the Hotel and Lodge are situated in the heart of Longyearbyen, only a few meters from various restaurants, bars, shopping center and souvenir shops. ... more   less 
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