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Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda

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Oestre Strandgate 74, Kristiansand 4608 Norway
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#3 of 19 hotels in Kristiansand
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Welcome to hotel Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda Our new hotel in Kristiansand, Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, is the largest hotel in the city and also in Southern Norway. The hotel opened in June 2013.Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda is located on "Bystranda", Kristiansand's city beach. Only a couple of minutes by foot from the hotel you find the town's main street. From the hotel you have an idyllic view across the Norwegian skerries, from the hotel rooms as well as the restaurant. Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda has something to offer everyone. The hotel forms an integral part of Aquarama, which among its many features includes a water park, a training center and a spa. Our guests use the training facilities for free. Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda has 229 rooms, 814 beds as well as conference capacities for approx 300 people.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Heated pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Water park
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Housekeeping
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Danish and 6 more
1186Reviews4Q+A46Room tips

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jdegraaf2022 wrote a review 14 Aug
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Not comparable to Scandic Hotel Holmenkollen in Oslo in terms of amenities. The pool was not free, because it was a public pool and also not open in the evenings and early mornings. No fridge in the room, no pleasant staff at the desk.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dear Jdegraaf2022. Thank yuo for your feedback for your visit to Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda. You are correct that we are connected to Aquarama waterpark where our Guests receive a 15% discount on entry,. However the hotel can offer a lovley outdoor Blue Flag beach with excellent swimming conditions. It is possible to leave items for cooling in the reception, and our Superior rooms are equipped with refrigerator. We do thank you for staying with us and hope to see you back here again at the next opportunity. Best ragards Hans Klækken Operations Manager
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aksg2022 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Very tidy rooms and nice staff. Also a great hotel if you have kids. I would stay again. The only thing I missed was cups or glasses at the room, but I’m sure it would’ve been fixed if we would ask. Helpful staff and feels safe.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Ricardo Sousa, General Manager at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi aksg20022, Thank you very much for visiting us and for your nice comments, we are glad to read that we have been able to meet your expectations. We all look forward to welcoming you back in a not too distant future. Mhv, Ricardo Sousa
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simonsaether99 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Love it but loving it is the best. I had a great time in the hotel. But the internett was no good. And Aldo the temparture in the rom was terrible. We had to borow a fan, but the fan was not good so we had to borow two fans so yeeee not all goood
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Ricardo Sousa, General Manager at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hei Simonsaether99, Thank your very much for the time spent in sharing you experience in our Hotel. We feel very glad that you have enjoined the stay with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Mvh, RIcardo Sousa
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Ade01800 wrote a review Jul 2022
Meximieux, France13 contributions1 helpful vote
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Each business trip, i'm staying at Scandic Bystranda. people really nice. Possible to get a breakfast to go when you leave earlier the hotel for the airport. Onsite breakfast is marvelous : everyone can find what he like, hot and cold, cakes, eggs,... I'm a fan of the lemonade ! Even a not predictible event (for me) Andrea Bocelli below my windows ;)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ricardo Sousa, General Manager at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda
Responded 8 Jul 2022
Dear Rachel, Thank your very much for visiting us again and for the time spent in sharing you experience in our Hotel. We feel very glad that you have enjoined the stay with us , Specially that you liked our breakfast. Nice touch the with a free Andreas Bocelli just below you room window :) We hope to continue to have the pleasure of welcoming you back during your next trip to Kristiansand. Yours Sincerely, Ricardo Sousa
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melanie_anik wrote a review Jun 2022
Oslo, Norway3 contributions7 helpful votes
The hotel cancelled our reservation a few hours before we showed up. Claiming they were over booked and has no other real explanation. I booked a room there 6months ago and confirmed our stay earlier in the week. It is not the first this happens at this hotel. They cannot be trusted to honor your reservation.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ricardo Sousa, General Manager at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda
Responded 13 Jun 2022
Dear Melanie, Thank you very much for your comments and so sorry that the hotell got completely full this weekend. We hope you come back and try us again so we can show us from our best side to correct the impression you got this time. Best regards, Ricardo Sousa
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sejten2022 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Nice location - very nice staff, and the breakfast was really good. Unfortunately the hotel was a little outdated. And the beds and duvets was really bad. Easy access to the sea and town with nice restaurants.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 13 Jun 2022
Hei Sejten, Thank you very much for you kind review and nice to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and the service from our Staff. To be able to always improve it would be nice to hear in your opinion why you think the hotel is outdated and witch areas we should improve :) Hope to being able to greet you again in our hotel in the near future. B. Regards , Ricardo Sousa
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mikewu60 wrote a review May 2022
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The hotel location is just nice and with great ocean view. The breakfast is outstanding in Europe and staffs are friendly. The free access to the GYM in the AQ is super for you to recharge yourself and very good for long stay people.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Ricardo Sousa, General Manager at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda
Responded 16 May 2022
Dear Mikewu60, Thank you very much for choosing our hotel, and for your nice words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. B.Regards, Ricardo Sousa
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pascallew2022 wrote a review May 2022
Utrecht, The Netherlands1 contribution
Great hotel in Kristiansand, on the perfect location. Rooms are well cleaned and size is also very good. Very friendly staff and the breakfast and diner is also very good at this hotel. I would recommend anyone to stay here.
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Responded 16 May 2022
Dear Pascallew2022, I am pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable experience We all look forward to welcoming you back in a not too distant future. B.Regards, RIcardo Sousa
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Irene785 wrote a review May 2022
Oslo, Norway32 contributions31 helpful votes
Hotel is located centrally but at the same time by the sea/city beach. So you can take a swim or just walk around the beutiful beach road all the way to the centre or the fish market. Also there is a big swim hall besides the hotel if you prefer inndoor swimming.
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Responded 16 May 2022
Dear Irene 785, Thank your very much for the time spent in sharing you experience in our Hotel. We feel very glad that you have enjoined the stay with us , specially facilities as the Gym, Beach, Swimming senter and of course the service provided by our team We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. B. Regardo, Ricardo Sousa
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Kjartan T wrote a review Apr 2022
Sandnes, Norway4 contributions
Missed waterheater and coffe/tea in the room. The bed was bad to sleep on. Overall a good hotell. With an upgrade to the cases mention above, this will be an excellent hotel choise. Polite staff. Excellent location in the middle of Kristiansand.
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Responded 17 Apr 2022
Dear Kjartan, Thank you very much for choosing our hotel, and for your nice words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Mvh, Ricardo Sousa
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US$144 - US$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NorwaySouthern NorwayVest-AgderKristiansand
NUMBER OF ROOMS
229
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda
Which popular attractions are close to Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
Nearby attractions include Aquarama Bad (0.07 km), Otterdalsparken (0.5 km), and Galleri Bi-Z (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smag & Behag Kristiansand, Snadderkiosken Ar, and Indian Garden.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Kristiansand.
Are any cleaning services offered at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Swedish.