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.

“Disappointing Stay”
Review of Norsemen Inn

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 5 more sites!
Norsemen Inn
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Camrose
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disappointing Stay”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I'll start with the pro's of this hotel and go from there. The hotel is in a good location in Camrose, has a good restaurant, a very nice lounge and their salon's for weddings are nicely decorated. I knew right away this older hotel hadn't been updated in a while when at check in they give you an actual key to your room, not a swipe card, however nothing bad about that, probably safer and more secure than a swipe card to be honest.

The hallways leading to the room however are dim, dingy and the carpets are disgusting with all of the gross stains on them. Normally in a hotel when I run down the hall to get ice I'll just run in my socks, but there was no way I was doing that!

The rooms themselves are clean but dated. Normally in hotels they hang up the towels nicely and arrange the toiletries on the counter to make it look more welcoming. No effort was made in this, the towels were folded in half and thrown on the towel bar, make up wipes, a show shine kit and shower cap were thrown in a basket and the most hilarious part of the whole place was the soap dispenser hanging on the wall... For a hotel that supposedly touts itself as being a "full service hotel with an impressive array of amenities" I found the dispenser to be incredibly tacky and something I'd expect at a Western Budget.

Sleep would not come in the hotel because for some reason, the snow plows come out in the parking lot at 1:30 am and continue to beep and drive for over an hour... however on the plus side of that, while I was laying there, not sleeping, I got to stare up at the stained ceiling tiles and try to decide what the hole in the middle of the tile above my bed was...it looked suspiciously like either a bullet hole or possibly a peep hole.. both unsettling and for the price of a new one, you'd think it would have been replaced.

I also found the service to be less than desired. When we checked in, we were told no one was in the bridal suite that night and that we'd be able to have access to it to get ready for the wedding early the next day. However when the next day comes, we were not allowed to check in to it as previously told. Not a huge deal, but disappointing to be told one thing and then another.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank LindsayLou80
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Katlin A, Manager at Norsemen Inn, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time and letting us know about your stay. While we make every effort to keep up with maintenance we seem to have fallen short on the items you have commented on. Please note we will be addressing these issues. Although it is tough to hear we appreciate the time you took to give this review. Thank you as well for your positive comments, and we hope you'll consider us again on your next trip to Camrose.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

64 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    17
    24
    12
    5
    6
See reviews for
16
11
5
17
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
North Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We stayed for one night at the Norsemen--the room was good! The next day, when we checked out, we forgot a laptop in the room. In horror, we realized our error and rushed over to the hotel around 2 pm. The staff member behind the desk was overjoyed to see us. They had left a message for us on our home phone telling us that they had found a laptop in our room. She suggested people should leave their cell phone numbers when checking in--a good idea. If we had left town already--it would have been very hard to get the laptop back--we live a province away. Full marks for honest, friendly and dedicated staff. We are SO grateful to get our laptop back. Well Done Norsemen!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank r0adtripfun
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
217 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

My room was spacious and bright and well maintained. The staff are friendly and helpful. Just because this is an older property, don't pass it up. It is very well maintained. I did not hear anything else while in my room. The bed was comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Peter S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Katlin A, Manager at Norsemen Inn, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you for your comments and we look forward you serving you again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Camrose, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

I have travelled throughout the world for business and have stayed in hotels from Dubai to the Dominican. I have a certain expectation when staying in a hotel which is normally not met. I believe that friendlyness by the staff and effort to ensure a good stay is key. The Norseman has exceeded my expectations. The front desk, the servers at the Gravity Lounge, the night manager Kevin and the amazing server (blonde Russian girl) at the Tap Room (Bar and Brewery) will leave a lasting impression on you.
The Norseman is a quiet hotel with all anemities including conference rooms. Guests have it all. Great Restaurants for a fabulous steak and egg breakfast or a wouth watering 10oz Newyork for dinner all which can be delivered to your room for no extra charge. If you like to have a cold beer at night or a nice glass of wine in the evening, the Gravity lounge will offer you a cozy relaxing atmosphere for the ladies while balancing a sports bar theme for the men and again the servers are professional and on the ball. For the younger crowd and the risk takers, the Tap room offers VLT's and is a night club. It is open during the day so that guests can enjoy a beverage while tryng their luck at gambling in a quiet atmosphere. There is something for everyone at the norseman and one does not need to leave the hotel as everything you need is under one roof.
Rooms are spacious, and building is well built ensuring low "room to room" noise.
Great Hotel!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank NickM525
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Katlin A, Manager at Norsemen Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a gracious review. I will make sure to pass along your encouraging comments on to our staff. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in Camrose.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

While in Camrose for the day my husband and I stopped for the buffet lunch at Hagar's. Lots of variety and salad bar items very fresh. Pleasant wait staff even when the cafe was extremely busy. The cost was very reasonable. Enjoyed the lunch so much that we went back for dinner! Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank goodone26
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Katlin A, Manager at Norsemen Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We have a lunch buffet Monday to Friday and a Sunday brunch and evening buffet every Sunday night as well as a Chinese buffet the last Monday of every month. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Camrose.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stony Plain, Alberta
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

We stayed two nights. Had 2 queen beds and lots of room in the room. The front desk staff was friendly and cheerful. As we were attending the local dog show we were pleased that they allowed dogs. The hotel is older but all the amenities were clean and well maintained.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank RhoadsScholar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Katlin A, Manager at Norsemen Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a pleasant review. We hope to serve you again next time you are in Camrose for the dog show.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
West Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Clean and well maintained. Lacking in amenities. No pool, laundry, gym. Beds are comfortable enough with add on mattress pads. Restaurant quality is good. Not unusually good but acceptable and not surprising.

Room Tip: Ground floors have cold floors in winter as it is right on the cement.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank mark w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Katlin A, Manager at Norsemen Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feed back. We hope to serve you again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Camrose
2.8 mi away
Best Western Plus Camrose Resort & Casino
0.6 mi away
Canalta Camrose
Canalta Camrose
#3 of 6 in Camrose
4.5 of 5 bubbles 206 reviews
0.5 mi away
Ramada Camrose
Ramada Camrose
#2 of 6 in Camrose
4.0 of 5 bubbles 368 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
22.6 mi away
Best Western Wayside Inn
Best Western Wayside Inn
#1 of 3 in Wetaskiwin
4.0 of 5 bubbles 63 reviews
0.0 mi away
R&R Inn and Suites
R&R Inn and Suites
#2 of 4 in Camrose
4.0 of 5 bubbles 29 reviews
22.7 mi away
Super 8 Wetaskiwin
Super 8 Wetaskiwin
#2 of 3 in Wetaskiwin
3.5 of 5 bubbles 229 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Norsemen Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Norsemen Inn

Property: Norsemen Inn
Address: 6505 48 Ave, Camrose, Alberta T4V 3K3, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Camrose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Camrose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Norsemen Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Full service hotel * 75 Rooms * Restaurant * Dining Room * Lounge * Bar and Brewery * Convention Facilities for 5 to 500 * Micro Brewery on site. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com and Evoline ltd so you can book your Norsemen Inn 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.
Also Known As:
Norsemen Inn Camrose, Alberta, Canada

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