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Albury, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Here you can still experience how luxury hotels once were: library with a large fireplace, a lounge with deep leather sofas and chairs, a first class dining room with wine cellar. It exudes the history of the building, which was once the living quarters and a club for the mining company executives. It's in a quiet location 10 minutes walk...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Staying four nights at this hotel during the fantastic days when the midnight sun came back. Rooms are OK, staff and service is good, but not excellent. The difference between good and excellent is in the way you are being met, the total friendliness of the staff, etc. Maybe it is lack of experience? The food at the restaurant is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Surely, cancelation policies are created for a reason, but demanding a full repay for all the room when the was a 4 hour difference before the booking and cancelation, saying they now have lost a chance to sell it to someone else is not a good way to tread people. Off course the have the power over guests because there...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The rooms are in desperate need of an update. The first room I was given wreaked of urine, and smells were a pervasive theme during my stay. Let me start from the beginning. When I got to the hotel they said my room wasn't ready. But after talking to the girl at the counter she went to check and turns...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Clean, desent hotel. OK standard rooms. Fine restaurant. Good quality. Rooms cleaned up a bit late in the morning. Good breakfast. Reception and bar with well working service. Interesting history as the mess and living quarters for office people employd by the old mining company.

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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Spitsbergen offers a quiet environment with good food and clean rooms. Our trip was work related, but it was time to taste the dinner restaurant. The announced ala carte turned suddenly in to only two choices. Nothing worm with the serving, but the hungry hunter do not need gourmet and art plates. Well.... The taste and serving was a +....

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3Thank EndreQuie S
Oslo
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Nice people working there, nice view from the dining room, nice to be in on of the authentic places in Longyearbyen, but....... Rooms need to be refurbished, the bar menu could do with a renewal and a easy thing to fix like table cloths on the tables for breakfast, would have made a big difference, now we really felt we...

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2Thank HegeOslo
Denmark
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I brought a group from work on an offsite and had a very good experience with this hotel. Very good food as well and very well planned. Good service and overall very satisfied with this hotel experience.

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2Thank Mathilde A
Macomb, Illinois
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I have gone to Longyearbyen in 2003 and in 2005. I stayed in the Radisson Hotel and the Spitsbergen Guesthouse. I was the Expedition Leader for travel to the North Pole. The hotels were just great and had incredibly fantastic views. The city was packed in April so reserve you rooms long in advance and also, since most people will...

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3Thank NorthPoleJeff2005
Stockport
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

There isn't a lot of choice for hotels in Longyearbeyn, but this was a beauty. Lovely room, very warm and attractive public ares. Wonderful view from the restaurant. The staff were very helpful, you can book all excursions from reception, there is a tv screen in all hotels listing what's available that day. Only drawback is that it's a good...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Spitsbergen Hotel you can enjoy modern comforts in historical surrounds – the foundations this impressive building were set back in 1946. The building soon became known as ‘Funken’, as it housed the single administrative workers or ‘funksjonærer’, as well as being the reception centre for the mining company ‘Store Norske’. The building was a hive of activity and social activity for the company’s office workers. It was only in the middle of the 1980s that the last office workers moved out, and ‘Funken’ began to be used as housing for visitors. In 1993 the building was bought by Spitsbergen Travel, at which point extensions were made including the new restaurant. Throughout the additions and renovations, serious work has been done to protect the unique history and atmosphere of Spitsbergen Hotel – we hope you enjoy it, and your stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spitsbergen Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Region: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Price Range: $214 - $524 (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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“Try to get a room facing into the valley. If you have some light during the day(or strong enough moonlight), the mountain view is worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles sifpilsen, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room with a view”
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“Avoid room 102. It is right next to the front door, noisy, and where the smokers hang out.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveling_Gal_Renee, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“2nd Floor is most convenient”
 of 5 bubbles AnneFrank75, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask to see the room and check the view if it matters to you :)”
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