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“Inexpensive option in a pricey location, but you get what you pay for”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Skansen Hotel

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Skansen Hotel
Ranked #24 of 28 Hotels in Stavanger
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“Inexpensive option in a pricey location, but you get what you pay for”
Reviewed 22 June 2011

You should probably stay here for two reasons: Price and location. It is less expensive than the other choices I found in the downtown Stavanger area. Rooms are spartan and staff almost non-existent. I can see why other reviewers compared this to a hostel. You check in, eat breakfast (a good breakfast), and check out at the Victoria Hotel next door. My room did not get cleaned one day. There is no wardrobe or dresser for clothing - only a few hooks on the wall, so even as a solo traveler I was living out of my bag. I could not see evidence of a recent renovation but at least it was not that run down. The hallways are somewhat of a maze, and the elevator does not support every floor, so I had to drag my suitcase up several flights of stairs. This area of Stavanger has a lot of traffic, and most windows face a narrow street and another building - the noise level may be too high for light sleepers, especially on a Friday or Saturday night. That said, the room was clean, not spacious but not cramped, the bed comfortable, and the location ideal for me, as I planned to tour the city on foot. The airport shuttle bus stop is at the harbor about 100 meters away. If you want to save some money and you don't need pampering, then the Skansen is a reasonable option.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

I have stayed in Skansen Hotel between 28th May 2011, Sunday and 2nd June, Thursday. It provides the basic amenities. So, if your aim is to find somewhere to sleep only, it is a good place for money. The wireless internet works very smoothly and I believe it is something good. The roadworks were about to finish when I was there. When it is rainy you do not have much noise coming from the bar, which was located literally next to my room. You should not expect things like room service, minibar etc. in this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

If a few dollars makes a difference n your life, then book it, but I suggest Hotel Victoria instead. It is next door, but so much better. "Hotel" Skansen doesn't have reception (you check in at Victoria), doesn't have any amenities except for a bar (breakfast is served in Victoria). As a student I have been in nicer hostels than this. It does seem clean enough, but I would avoid it.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Reviewed 14 April 2011

I'd really recommend. The room is basic(ish) but has everything you'd need, including a really good shower. The hotel is well located for nightlife, but very wuiet (at least when I was there over a weekend).

Most importantly, its the closest the twon has to offer to a reasonably priced hotel (that I could find), and it has a truly excellent breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 22 March 2011

We arrived in an area where a road was being demolished including heavy machinery and pneumatic drills which went from 6.45am to 6.30pm right outside our bedroom window. The bedroom has multiple holes in the walls, nowhere to store your clothes and the bathroom lacks any hanging space.

The breakfast was served in the hotel next door and was satisfactory. Asking the staff for alternate room or an upgrade we were told was not possible.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2010

Would recommend this hotel service and help from reception is excellent, second to none staff really go out of there way to help, rooms are very clean although a bit on the all side, breakfast included in price which is very reasonable considering it's Norway, location is perfect 800meter walk from train station and central to everything one could want, the only downside is the road out front is a bit noisy AND there is a nightclub across the road which is open till 3am Friday & Saturday nights, very hard to sleep with the subwoofers pounding through the building, recomended hotel but avoid on the abovementioned nights if one plans on sleeping at a decent hour.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 January 2008

We had a very nice stay here during our time in Stavanger. We had originally booked the Stavanger Bed and Breakfast but when we arrived there and checked in, it was beyond horrible (!!) so we left immediately (without anywhere to stay for the next 2 nights!) and called the Skansen Hotel. They very kindly accomodated our instant reservation for 2 rooms for 2 nights and were so helpful and understanding. When we arrived at the hotel, it was as if we were being rescued. The front desk folks were very kind and helpful regarding parking and restaurants in the area. The breakfast was nice and the rooms were clean and comfortable. Great location as well. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — Clean, Convenient, Central, Nice Staff
  • Disliked — Elevator didn't always work (very steep stairs), not always someone at the front desk
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Skansen Hotel
Address: Skansegata 7, Stavanger 4006, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Rogaland > Stavanger Municipality > Stavanger
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 28 Hotels in Stavanger
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Skansen Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Skansen Hotell is a family run hotel in the centre of Stavanger. Your day starts with homemade Norwegian breakfast. Tuesday - Thursday complimentary soup is served to all guests. ... more   less 
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