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Scandic Kirkenes
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We did not actually stay at the hotel but they will store your luggage for the day for 40 NOK per person.
If you arrive on the Hurtigruten boat at 9 a.m. and have a later flight out of Kirkenes this is a godsend. Neither Hurtigruten or the airport have any left luggage facilities.
The hotel is on the main downtown square, which is the last stopping point for the bus from the Hurtigruten terminal into Kirkenes. It's clean, convenient, and has a couple of spacious lounge areas as well as nice washrooms.
This meant we could have a pleasant and relaxed time wandering around the shops and sights of Kirkenes with just a small day pack.
Thank you, Scandic Kirkenes!

Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Dear JOyston,

Thank you for such a nice review here on Tripadvisor!

I hope you will get a chance to have a pleasant stay with us next time you are in Kirkenes!


Best regards

Jevgeni M
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

The hotel is clean, and the rooms are comfortable and the bed was nice. There is no standalone bar which I found a bit annoying, and the restaurant closes at 22 which I also found a bit annoying. Easy to find parking around, and the location is good.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled solo
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Thank michaelsO9971AU
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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Dear guest (michaelsO9971AU)

Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and submitting such a positive feedback!

It is a real pleasure to hear that have enjoyed your room and cleanliness of our hotel.

It would be a real pleasure to welcome you back next time you are in Kirkenes.


Have a great autumn back home!

Kind regards
Jevgeni M
General manager
Scandic Kirkenes

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Reviewed 4 September 2015

One reception clerk was friendly; the others were utterly disengaged and not interested in assisting us. Carpets were excessively worn and had no padding -- it felt as if we were walking on concrete. The cleaner used to disinfect the rooms (at least we think that was it) left an absolutely horrid smell which we couldn't eliminate (for the one small window barely opened a crack and there was no ventilation in the bathroom). I would have no problem with all this were the price not so expensive -- the quality is more akin to a youth hostel than "a luxury hotel" it purports to be. On the other hand, the breakfast buffet was the most generous and creative we had in a month of traveling in Norway. Go figure!

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank JasonfromHalifax
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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Dear guest ( JasonfromHalifax )

Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and submitting such a constructive feedback regarding your stay with us.

We are aware that some parts of our hotel can be experienced as outdated, but we are also about to refresh a larger part of our product, such as reception and different common areas.

It is a pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed our breakfast with wide range of food and drinks.

We hope that we can welcome you back next time you are in Kirkenes.


Kind regards
Jevgeni M
General manager
Scandic Kirkenes

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Reseption: Average.
Restaurant : Disaster !! (Waiters did their best, chef ignorant / arrogant. ) King-crab from yesterday`s dinner, dry, tried smoothen up with olive-oil..... Qualified cook amongst us to verify...

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Einar B
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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Dear Einar B,

Thank you for giving us a feedback regarding your stay.

It is pity to hear that you have had such a unfortunnate experience of us.
I hope that we can manage to deliver up to your expectations next time you are visiting Kirkenes.

Kind Regards
Jevgeni M
General manager
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

We arrived on the evening Oslo flight at around 8pm, got to the hotel at 0845, and had dinner at 9pm. We had phoned ahead and they are well set up for this type of arrangement as the restaurant is open till 10pm.

The restaurant staff were very friendly explaining the various choices and recommendations for dinner and again the next morning for breakfast. Dinner menu was relatively simple, wholesome, well prepared. Breakfast was excellent with many choices, significantly beyond what we had seen in similar hotels in the past. Well done!

Rooms are neither small nor large, with everything you need for a good night sleep (although the curtains could be a little better to keep out the 24 hr daylight...). Overall good value for money.

Room Tip: From airport take a taxi (cost for 4 same as bus) and be in hotel starting dinner by the time the bu...
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Thank FvH2014
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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Dear guest (FvH2014),

Thank you for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and leaving such a positive feedback!

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and our breakfast with wide range of food and drinks. It is especially pleasant to read that you liked our staff.

We will be sincerely happy to welcome you again at Scandic Kirkenes!

Best Regards
Jevgeni M
General Manager
Scandic Kirkenes

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Reviewed 20 August 2015

We stayed here for 1 night after our Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen. It was good. A quiet hotel with average size rooms and all the facilities you need for a short stay. There is even a swimming pool. Breakfast was really good. Hotel is very central, in town and close to the sea too. Kirkenes is very small! and not much to see there so I suggest you book an excursion. We did the Pasvik valley and Huskie farm trip which was excellent.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Dear GCATDA,

Thank you very much for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and leaving such a positive feedback.
It is our pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
We sincerely thank you for all the positive moments mentioned in your review.

We hope we can welcome you back next time you are visiting Kirkenes.

Have a great autumn back home.

Best Regards
Jevgeni M
General Manager
Scandic Kirkenes

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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Junior suite was very spacious, comfortable and nice for three adults. The hotel is centrally located and there's parking space next to the hotel. Breakfast was also very good. Extra points for the delicious wafels.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Thank 33paivi
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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Hi 33paivi,

Thank you very much for choosing Scandic Kirkenes and leaving such a positive feedback.

We sincerely thank you for all the positive moments mentioned in your review, and we hope that we can welcome you back next time you are visiting Kirkenes.

Kind Regards,
Jevgeni M.
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Scandic Kirkenes

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Additional Information about Scandic Kirkenes

Address: Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Sor-Varanger Municipality > Kirkenes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
Price Range: $157 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Kirkenes 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is centrally located, close to the Snow Hotel and the Varanger museum. Take a trip on snowmobiles, ATVs or dog sleds along the Russian border. Flexible meeting and conference facilities. Why not finish off with a session at our spa, which offers a swimming pool and a sauna? Scandic Kirkenes offers a whole host of possibilities for anyone who wants to explore the region. The hotel has flexible meeting facilities, with 10 rooms and capacity for up to 450 guests. Set aside some time to visit our spa with swimming pool and sauna. If you are arriving by car, we have many outdoor parking spaces. Free WiFi for all hotel guests. With its ideal location and access to authentic Norwegian nature, Scandic Kirkenes is perfect for anyone looking for a fantastic experience, whether you are on holiday or at your next conference. Try out king-crab fishing or a snowmobile safari when you visit us. We can also recommend a husky dog tour for experiencing the majestic nature of Kirkenes. ... more   less 
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