It seems that demand for hotel rooms in Stavanger, much like in Geneva, means that propritors don't have to bother to do anything to make a living. This hotel is in dire need of a lick of paint, new carpets and some bathroom renovations.
That said, the hotel rooms are reasonably sized (the standard room is no ballroom but not a shoebox either) and serviced daily. My biggest complaint was that there was no kettle in the room for an early morning / late night cup of tea, but I did manage to get one from the restaurant one evening (without charge).
The location is fine, down by the harbour, quiet and there's a small late-night shop nearby.
There's a huge spread for breakfast although, as with all hotels in Stavanger, the fried eggs are fried to within an inch of their lives and allowed to go cold before you get a chance at them. However, it's a big hotel and if you time it wrong, you'll be in for a scrum.
This is my 'last resort' hotel in Stavanger.
- Also Known As:
- Victoria Hotel Stavanger
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right in the heart of town, the 100 year old Victoria Hotel in Stavanger preservs its elegant interior and lives up to its reputation for traditional hospitality. Each guestroom is a true home from home comfortable and welcoming. The multi-purpose public rooms are ideal for meetings, intimate receptions or stylish banquets. There is also an excellent Big Horn Steak House restaurant, and the popular Holmen Bar. The hotel is situated at Vagen in the centre of town. The Oil Museum, Old Town, Canning Museum, medieval cathedral, vegetable and fish markets, shopping area and theatre are all within walking distance. The hotel is labelled with the environmentally friendly label Swan (Svanemerket). We wish you a warm welcome to the city and to Victoria Hotel! ... more less
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