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“Good central base with nothing to complain about.”
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Scandic Kirkenes
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Decent rooms, helpful staff, superb breakfast buffet. The curtains are thick enough for summer, the lift is quick.
It's a good, competent example of a small chain. I think most people will be just passing through for a day or two, and it's absolutely fine for that. You might want somewhere more character if you're here for longer.

Room Tip: Maybe the darker side if you're here in summer.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear greave2016.

Thank you for taking time to give us such a nice review!

It is such a pleasure to read that you have enhoyed your stay and that our serviceminded staff have been helpful.

Wish you a great summer and safe travels!

Best regards

Jevgeni M
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

The hotel rooms are OK, the main thing in this climate is: It is warm enough innwinter, and it has dark curtains in the summer, with 24 hours daylight. Reception friendly, with one exception - I suppose he had a bad morning. The breakfast is really fantastic, and worth it all - you can manage many hoirs out in the sea, in the mines or in the wilderness after this! Remember you are as far east as Istanbul now, and very far north - so expect storms, snow, midnight sun and beautiful nature in the surroundings.

Room Tip: Different parts, have a lookbefore you decide
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled on business
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Jevgeni M, General Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Bjørn Casper H.

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback after you stay with us here at Scandic Kirkenes. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
It a true pleasure to read that you have enjoyed both the hotel and our nature surroundings in the area.

Wish you a great summer and welcome back to us at the next occasion.

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Jevgeni M
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived to this hotel for a night after taking an incredible Hurtigruten Cruise. The lobby is nice- lots of space to hang out and even a little box of toys for the kids. I went to check in and the lady at the reception, Melissa (who didn't even acknowledge I was standing there for the first few minutes) finally looked up to help and I asked if we could check in. She couldn't find our reservation (which we had made through Hotels.com). Okay, she said it was weird because I showed her the confirmation and I forwarded her the confirmation to her email. She said she'd look into it. 30 mins later, I went back to check and she said she still couldn't find our reservation. She Didn't offer any help or suggestions (she could have offered to call Hotels.com or even asked if we wanted to just pay the hotel directly and she could get us in a room), but nothing. She said "it's a 3rd party booking site and I can't do anything". I explained that Scandic partners with Hotels.com for these reservations, hotels.com can't make them otherwise. I asked her to call hotels.com for me and she said "no, I'm really busy" then said "and I don't have the phone #" and then asked me why I don't just call. It was unbelievable. To top it off, she had her magazine open at her desk looking at celebrity gossip. I pointed this out to her and then told her I'd find the hotel.com # for her...which I did in 30 seconds and she finally agreed to call. Turns out the reservation was there, but Scandic Kirkenes never updated their email in hotel.com system and the booking went the the wrong email.
My point is that Melissa could have easily figured this out, had she been professional and taken the initiative to call. Instead she was completely rude, unprofessional and unhelpful.
We've stayed at other Scandic Hotels and we travel full time around the world, so we are use to staying a various places. Luckily, we have yet to come in contact with someone as unprofessional as Melissa. Hope that Scandic Kirkenes can work on their customer service.

The room we had on the 2nd floor is okay. Nothing special, a bit outdated- by the pictures it looks to be a room that hasn't been renovated, but appears clean.

The hotel is nicely situated in the town- a grocery and some cafes within a couple minute walk. But not much else to do unless you go out for the excursions.

I'm still in shock by the rudeness of customer service and even had a couple other guests that overheard the interaction I had with Melissa comment to me how unbelievably rude she was.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were very happy with our stay here. The room was clean and comfortable and we slept well. The reception staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was first rate. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel for a stay in Kirkenes.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hello Cheddar111,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us here at Scandic Kirkenes. i am very happy you enjoyed yoru stay. I will pass on your comments to our Front Desk staff and our restaurant team.

Welcome back to us next time you visit Kirkenes.

Kind Regards,
SteffenM
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Stayed here for 2 nights and there are not many hotel options in Kirkenes. Room is decent and it's conveniently located. Right across the hotel lobby is Joker which is a small supermarket. You can walk around the whole town in 10 mins.

Buffet breakfast is fantastic. For hotel guests, you can help yourself to coffee and tea by the front desk.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Steffen M, Manager at Scandic Kirkenes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hello Eltan16,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us here at Scandic Kirkenes. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Especially happy that you found our breakfast so fantastic. This is a very important focus area for us and we strive to give our guests the best possible start to their day.

Welcome back to us during summer to experience the midnight sun!

Kind regards,
SteffenM
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Additional Information about Scandic Kirkenes

Address: Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes 9915, Norway (Formerly Rica Arctic Hotel)
Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Finnmark > Sor-Varanger Municipality > Kirkenes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
Price Range: €106 - €184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Kirkenes 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is centrally located, close to the Snow Hotel and the Varanger museum. Take a trip on snowmobiles, ATVs or dog sleds along the Russian border. Flexible meeting and conference facilities. Why not finish off with a session at our spa, which offers a swimming pool and a sauna? Scandic Kirkenes offers a whole host of possibilities for anyone who wants to explore the region. The hotel has flexible meeting facilities, with 10 rooms and capacity for up to 450 guests. Set aside some time to visit our spa with swimming pool and sauna. If you are arriving by car, we have many outdoor parking spaces. Free WiFi for all hotel guests. With its ideal location and access to authentic Norwegian nature, Scandic Kirkenes is perfect for anyone looking for a fantastic experience, whether you are on holiday or at your next conference. Try out king-crab fishing or a snowmobile safari when you visit us. We can also recommend a husky dog tour for experiencing the majestic nature of Kirkenes. ... more   less 
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