We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Complimentary DOWNgrade!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Scandic Havna Tjome
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Tjome
Bergen, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Complimentary DOWNgrade!”
Reviewed 18 June 2011

I was really excited about staying at the hotel because it looked very nice in pictures, but when I got there it turned out to be the worst hotelstay of my life!

Everything started during check-in. There had been reserved rooms for everyone in our party, and confirmed by the hotel over e-mail and phone. But when we came they suddenly didn't have rooms for any of us. Instead they gave us some old cots to share. The cots themselves we're very old and dusty, and far from the comfort level of the rooms inside the hotel. They reminded me of the cots you find at RV-parks (norwegian campingplass). My cot had not been cleaned when I came, and I found garbage and cigarette buds. Although the hotel has free internet, the cots were out of range. The beds were hard as nails, and all the dust from the old sofas and beds made my allergies go crazy and made me feel very sick the entire time. The beds were also very short and hard. The beds were only about 1.80 meters long, so most grown people will not fit! Not that the beds matter, because there was so much noise outside it was hard to fall asleep.

When we first got the cots they told us that we would get rooms the following day, but when we came to the reception they didn't really care and told us there were no rooms for us today. We were told we had been downgraded because we were not important enough, even though we were with a big government company. Other hotels upgrade you when they overbook, but we were downgraded. We were not the only people that were downgraded, the other I talked to were there on holiday. While in the cots we got keys that did not give us access to tanning beds, gym room and pool, even though complimentary access is included in the price.

They had luxury condos and houses on the property that were empty, but still placed us in these old cots.

After talking to them about ten times they decided to give us the rooms we had reserved for the last night. But they gave us regular check-out/check-in times, so we had to go four hours without rooms.

The food at breakfast and lunch went up and down. Some tasted fine, but especially the eggs at breakfast seemed to be made of plastic and completly unedible. Sometimes the bread was also dry. Dinner was good, but not exceptional. Some of the dinner staff were very nice, but the staff and breakfast and lunch we're not very plesant.

The waiters and housekeeping people were very nice, but no one in charge were overly nice even though they downgraded us. We never got apologies for the downgrade, and they even wanted us to pay the same as if we had stayed in the regular rooms (which is not exactly cheap). The hotel itself is nice, so it's sad they won't exactly let you stay inside the hotel! I will NEVER go back!

Room Tip: stay away! this hotel downgrades
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
10 Thank kajahytland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

158 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    25
    69
    33
    19
    12
See reviews for
48
40
8
33
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Ski Municipality, Norway
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2009

Lovely hotel in lovely location, not expensive, ok restaurant & bar good breakfast. A LOT OF families with childeren. A bit too far away from Tjøme centre though....

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Josephken
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2007

I stayed at Rica Havna Hotel for a few days in april. I was the for at meeting. The hotel is nice, it is newly renovated, and the rooms are nice. The swimmingpool and the fitness area was ok. But the food was dissapointing. Both breakfast and lunch.

The area is very nice, and I am sure it is nice in the summer, but not in april

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Food
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank jens h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Tjome
2.9 mi away
Engo Gard Hotel & Restaurant
7.6 mi away
Clarion Collection Hotel Atlantic
7.6 mi away
Scandic Park Sandefjord
Scandic Park Sandefjord
#2 of 5 in Sandefjord
503 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
12.4 mi away
Quality Hotel Tonsberg
Quality Hotel Tonsberg
#1 of 7 in Tonsberg
546 reviews
18.4 mi away
Thon Hotel Asgardstrand
Thon Hotel Asgardstrand
#1 of 1 in Asgardstrand
103 reviews
14.3 mi away
Farris Bad Hotel
Farris Bad Hotel
#1 of 5 in Larvik
1,016 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Scandic Havna Tjome? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Scandic Havna Tjome

Property: Scandic Havna Tjome
Address: Havnaveien 50, Tjome 3145, Norway (Formerly Rica Havna Hotel)
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Vestfold > Tjome Municipality > Tjome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Tjome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Havna Tjome 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Scandic Havna Tjome is ideally located at the waterfront and is surrounded by beautiful scenery with opportunities for recreation and outdoor activities. Our restaurant and bar offers a top class dining with a beautiful view over the quay. There is a lunch buffet and a la carte menu for both lunch and dinner. We can arrange meetings, conferences and events in beautiful venues with views of the surroundings that can accommodate up to 200 participants. You can work out in the gym then retreat to our spa with sauna and pool or have face and body treatments in a relaxing environment. There is a big outdoor parking available (extra fee) and as a guest you have access to free WiFi in all our rooms and public areas. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Scandic Hotels, Hotels.com, Agoda, TripOnline SA and Cancelon so you can book your Scandic Havna Tjome reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing