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“Good hotel with view over Longyearbyen”
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Spitsbergen Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Longyearbyen
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Rica Spitsbergen Hotel is a typical Norwegian characterized hotel which offers warm and friendly atmosphere, a comfy bed as well as a good breakfast included in the price. The hotel offers nice seating areas to enjoy a beer or a drink or just to relax and the bar serves some light dishes. Restaurant (not tried) and sauna. Waffles are served in the evening, but unfortunately there was a problem with the waffle iron during our stay. About 10 minutes walk to the town centre.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Checked in at 1am and greeted warmly. Take shoes off as you enter as everywhere in Longyearbyen. Public areas welcoming and homely with an individual feel. It is warm and breakfast was good. Rooms simple and bed OK but couldn't get any hot water from the shower. It would be really good to have blackout curtains as I found it hard to sleep in 24h daylight. I'd go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Stayed there for 3 nights over the Easter break. Food was great, especially at the restaurant (venison steak was our favourite meal). Beds were comfortable, showers were hot. The only negative was that there were no BLOCK OUT curtains (so light 24 hours a day).

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I stayed at the hotel during winter holidays and we got a nice room. The sevice was good and the food excellent, though dinner was a bit expensive. We stayed for five nights and enjoyed the city and trips to the surrounding areas. It is a good tradition to take off your shoes when entering the hotel. We did not see the northern lights, but the staff at the reseption give you a call if you sign a list of people interesting in seeing the northern lights.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is one of my favorite hotels. Everything is so immaculate. I stayed in the suite and everything was simply awesome and perfect. Hey, the lady manning the reception (her name was Mia, if I'm not wrong) was pleasant and bartender (a part-time magician) was kind of cute...

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

I stayed at this hotel for the first time on my first trip to Svalbard in March 2004,and I was very surprised by the good service and luxury this hotel has to offer!.And in August 2013,I saw that it was all still the same!.
The rooms are classical furnitured,and on the walls you see historical photos.
The rooms have great comfort,and all in all you experience a very relaxed and cozy atmosphere in this hotel.
The staff are friendly and service minded,and the restaurant in the hotel have a good variety of dishes.
I would be happy to stay here again!.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Lovely hotel Decor and food especially good. Staff generally work very hard to be helpful and provide an excellent standard of service. the hotel was warm and comfortable.Bus from the airport calls at the hotel and various trips can be arranged to be collected from the hotel entrance.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Address: P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Region: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Longyearbyen
Price Range: £145 - £319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spitsbergen Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With modern comfort in historic surroundings, Spitsbergen Hotel offers a unique Svalbard experience. Situated on "The Hill", it gives you great views of Longyearbyen, the Lars- and Longyear glacier. The hotel was constructed in 1947, but has been extensively refurbished over the years. ... more   less 
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Spitsbergen Hotel Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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