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Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a comfortable full service hotel in this remote polar environment. Not luxurious, but simple, well decorated, with warm service by all the staff, a good breakfast buffet, and super convenient for everything in Longyearbyen (museum, main street, and start of tours out of town). They are affiliated with Spitsbergen Travel, and can arrange all kinds of activities on...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

As others have said, you need to manage your expectations when visiting Svarlbard. For a one night stay in a warm, comfortable, modern hotel, the Radisson Blu is adequate, perhaps good-very good given the location. You can't really compare it with other hotels in the group in city locations. Staff were always very friendly and welcoming, food (we had breakfast...

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Although Radisson branded, this property is actually a franchise, operated by Spitsbergen travel, in turn part of Hurtigruten- ultimately they control a lot of the accommodation, eateries and activities in Longyearbyen. On the one hand, this means you shouldn't expect Club Carlson status perks like room upgrades, welcome gifts, or dining discounts, although you can earn and redeem points -...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

First of all you have to understand that this place is nearly at the North Pole! Of course it's expensive! But it's amazingly good comfortable warm and staff r helpful and knowledgeable. Great base for tours trips and expeditions. Highly recommended on Spitzbergen.

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Perhaps one should not complain about the lack of plushness in a hotel so close to the North Pole, but if one pays an arm and a leg for a small room, the value for money is seriously questionable, given the Radisson name. No toiletries, power sockets not working, strange smell, and tiny beds... Ouch! I trusted the name, but...

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1Thank Krzysztof D
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen is very nice hotel in unique place .This hotel located at interesting place where 78 latitude exist. Very good food and nice bar. No name for the road , only numbers .

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Dartford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This hotel is set on two levels; key numbers starting with a 1 are for rooms downstairs. there is no lift and no porterage so if you are unfortunate enough to gave a lower level room you will have to handle you own luggage up and down the stairs and when you do manage to get you cases up the...

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

Thank you taking the time to write to us. We are sorry to hear of your unsatisfactory experience during your stay. We regret that you were not happy with the stairs during your time at the hotel and we would like to apologise that you had to carry your baggage. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will consider...

Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Radisson Blu at Svalbard – what can you say. Your accommodation options are extremely limited at Svalbard and you will always pay a premium when staying in the Arctic circle. However Radisson Blu at Svalbard really does push the boundaries. Rooms are the size of a postage stamp. Beds are small with soft tired mattresses. Facilities are generally tired and...

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

Thank you for reaching out and writing your review. We are sorry you were not satisfied with the accommodations of your room. It is disappointing that you felt that the decor was tired also. We will review the conditions of your room with our hotel management team to ensure all guest rooms are up to standards and your valued comments...

Sigtuna, Sweden
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A feelgood-hotel with a beautiful view over the fjord. Exellent restaurant; good food and a plentiful breakfast. There is also a bar with drinks and an assortment of dishes. The rooms are well equipped with coffemaker and fridge. There are also bathrobes and slipper to your disposal. In this hotel you take your shoes off when you go in!

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We were only here for a few hours before embarking on a cruise round Svalbard. Arrived in the early hours on a delayed flight from Oslo. We were welcomed quickly and given our room key. The bed was very comfortable and breakfast was good. Hotel is central and it is easy to walk from here to explore Longyearbyen.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

Address: Road 500, PO Box 554, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Region: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Price Range: RM701 - RM1,701 (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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“Avoid rooms in the basement.”
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“Stay on first floor main building; no elevators available for luggage”
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“You are expected to take your shoes off throughout the hotel.”
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