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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Hotel is located about 10 min. walk from centre which is really not too far in this type of scenery. Room was clean, tidy and warm. Small minus that radiator in the bathroom wasn't working so it took bit longer to dry the clothes. I really liked that hotel has sauna which is spot on to use it after interesting...

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Tvedestrand, Norway
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I spent 2 nights in this hotel January 2015 on a business/work related trip. The rooms were nice and clean, good in size and the bathroom was large and spacey. They have a pretty good WIFI, but weather it was free or not I can't say. It might have been prepaid by my employer. The breakfast was a small buffet,...

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1Thank Jan-Erik P
Switzerland
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Visiting Svalbard is an unforgettable experience in itself. A bonus of course is, if you stay at a great hotel. This choice was perfect. The restaurant has delicious food and good service. The front office staff (Gregor in specific) were very helpful and you could tell that he really enjoys his work. The hotel is clean and it makes you...

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1Thank Janine H
Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2015

... as the title suggests we had, what is probably, a unique experience with The Spitsbergen Hotel. Unfortunately we were staying when the hurricane force winds and white out occurred, grounding planes for a few days and forcing everyone to stay indoors. The hotel staff were brilliant with us, even though many of them had been due to head home...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This warm, friendly and cosy hotel was the perfect backdrop to our trip of a lifetime to Svalbard - something I would strongly recommend anybody to do, whilst they have the chance. Even though the sun didn't rise once during our stay in January, we were very happy with our room and the facilities at the Spitsbergen Hotel. The bar...

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Thank poachedorfried
Washington, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Come in from the cold and enjoy the warm staff and confines of this hotel. A nice restaurant (if the price is too high order some small food from the bar). Rooms are small but comfortable. Location is a short walk into town.

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Thank ozdess9
Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 25 October 2015

By staying at this hotel, you take part of the long coal mining history of Svalbard. The hotel was earlier housing for the salaried staff at Store Norske Kullkompani. Spitsbergen Hotel (or Funken) is a ten-minute walk away from the city center. Every room have beautiful view over Longyearbyen and Sverdruphamaren (mountain). The rooms are well equipped. The staff is...

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Thank jsigver
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The Spitsbergen Hotel sits slightly above town with great views of the fjord and surrounding mountains. The hotel has very efficient and friendly service and accustomed to hosting groups and organizing activities (it is linked to a travel agency). The rooms were comfortable and warm. And the breakfasts were an endless buffet of traditional Norwegian food which provided an excellent...

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Thank Andrezed
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Close to the main street, helpfull personel - they suggested us what to do and what do not do (go unarmed out of town). We were there in December and it was really not a good feeling walking to the Seed Vault in the dark. We`ve bought nice souvenirs in the reception of hotel.

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Verona
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We stayed here for two nights, before and after our tour of Spitsbergen Island. The location is great, the room was spacious and comfortable, about 10 minutes walk from the town center. The main building was named Funken hotell and it was the coal company's official residence. It seems to go back to old time. At the entrance, as in...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With modern comfort in historic surroundings, Spitsbergen Hotel offers a unique Svalbard experience. Situated on "The Hill", it gives you great views of Longyearbyen, the Lars- and Longyear glacier. The hotel was constructed in 1947, but has been extensively refurbished over the years. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spitsbergen Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Region: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Price Range: RM870 - RM1,576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spitsbergen Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 88
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