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Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pleasant. Basic but pleasant. Great jacuzzi, ask for drinks before you go to the jacuzzi. The staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fabulous. And the bar serves a good burger. Also try the green dog sleds. Try to call a taxi for your trips out - better than the bus and group visits. Be careful of the one man...

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We (couple, almost 50) stayed 4 nights in one of the Junior suites at the Radisson Blu and were entirely happy. (One minor detail: We had no use for our room's nespresso machine and would have preferred a kettle; however, the hotel lets you fill your own thermos with boiling water at the breakfast buffet (which is huge and offers...

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Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen, responded to this review

Dear Kingpolo14, thank you so much for your nice review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. And we agree, the view from Restaurant Nansen and towards Hjorthfjellet and Advent valley is superb! Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a junior suite and were met by a complimentary bowl of fruit and a bottle of wine which was nice. Great view! But the room was quite average itself with no extra stuff. There was a coffee capsule machine with only three capsules. One decaf, one espresso and one ordinary coffee. We asked the Reception for more and actually...

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CarlsonRezidor, Customer Care at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen, responded to this review

Dear Siv, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted you liked the view from your room and the complimentary fruit and wine. We apologize you were disappointed with your room and the condition of your bathroom, as well as the number of provided coffee capsules. We appreciate you bringing these matters to our attention...

Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is ideally suited for touring Longyearbyen and surrounds. The company organising most of the activities also owns the hotel and it all works seamlessly. Both the restaurant and the bar serve delicious food and the locally brewed beer is excellent. Staff are warm and friendly and provide great service. The rooms are warm and a reasonable size, especially...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why do we felt we were disturbing the staff when checking in, when asking a question or ordering something to drink? Maybe because they hardly bothered to attend? I'm Norwegian and thought 'is this what we should present visitors from other countries as Norwegian - will this negatively impact the wonderful Svalbard?' The one exception was our waitress Dagmar, she...

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CarlsonRezidor, Customer Care at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We regret to hear about the disappointing service you received throughout your stay. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and have shared your comments with hotel management to improve our guest experience.

Tromso, Norway
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great breakfast with spectacular view (when the weather is good). The hotel is otherwise average. The room was clean and nice. The staff was ok. The hotel is centrally located like most hotels in Longyearbyen. Similar to other hotels in the city they give you an arctic touch, but it did not reach into my heart.

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Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for taking time to review us. Anne

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Radisson Blu Polar was the ideal hotel for us to use before our sailing around Svalbard trip. Great location and facilities. Loved the hot soup & bread in the bar when we came back from a walk around Longyearbyen. Would definitely stay there again!

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Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen, responded to this review

Hi, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit in the Arctic, and your stay at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel. And we agree, what a stunning view from Restaurant Nansen! Welcome back :-) Anne

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed at this Radisson "Blu" hotel for two nights in February and it is mixed bag. While it may be one of the few hotels in Svalbard, Carlson-Rezidor must be desperate when they allow this quality level hotels into the Blu brand. The location is good for the village and within walking distance to the grocery store and the small...

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Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking time to review us. We will take all your advices into consideration and see what we can do to get better. Anne

Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 12 February 2017

At this Hotel you pay for location, this is a very standard Hotel that offers you almost no feeling of something special. The interior is quite boring, but i was there around Christmas and i gave me a very Christmassy feeling. When paying over 200Euros a night for a minimum you want something more than a basic Hotel, you want...

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Hurtigruten S, Marketing Cooridnator at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen, responded to this review

Hi Karl Thanks for taking time to review us. We will take all your advices into consideration and make sure that our routines are thoroughly looked into. Anne

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Comfortable room, great breakfast and able to see the northern light from the window. What else? Ah, yes! Cozy atmosphere, great attention and warm. The bar also has excelent food & drinks, and there are common spaces to just relax.

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Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen, responded to this review

Hi, and thanks for your very nice review. Wow, it is nothing better than eat a meal in Restaurant Nansen and look at the lovely norhten lights dancing outside! So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. Welcome back at another time of the year :-) Anne

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at the world's northernmost full service hotel in the heart of Longyearbyen. From your table at Restaurant Nansen you can enjoy the panoramic view towards the majestic mountain Hiorthfjellet accompanied by an excellent Arctic menu and a good selection of wines. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

Address: Road 500, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Region: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Price Range: $284 - $561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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“Nice - enjoy”
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“While this hotel is not "luxury", the incredibly remote and stunning location dictates the price, and it is reasonable on that basis.”
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