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“Good value for money in very expensive place”
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Amalie Hotel
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good value for money in very expensive place”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

stayed March end at this Hotel. next door to radisson Blu . Considering how expensive Tromso (and norway is), found this reasonable. at NOK 3300 for 2 for 3 nights.
close to almost everything. Airport bus terminates at Rica which is less than 5 min walk.
Helpful staff, front desk was always manned, even late in the night. Rooms are really small. stayed on 5th floor, hence had good view overlooking hills and fjord. Tea/coffee making machine was very handy and helpful. and you could go down to reception area to get refils of tea bags/sugar/milk etc. well laid out furniture giving reasonable storage space considering how small the room is. large LCD TV with couple of english channels. small bathroom, but sufficient for the requirement. Well heated, rather a but too well, we had keep the window slightly open at nights despite it snowing outside. Only drawback i find was that beds were really small, cant call it double, rather one and a half would be more appropriate. Otherwise comfortable. Rooms cleaned everyday.

breakfast okay. what you need to get started for the day. Good thing was that server till 11:00, so if come late in the night after partying or chasing Northern light, you dont have to stretch yourself to get up early just for the breakfast.

i would recommend the hotel if you are not looking for luxury, which i suggest not to at 70 degrees latitude!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Room: Stayed 3 nights in a budget double room. Small comfortable room with wardrobe, desk, modern TV, mini bar, fridge, small dining setting, tea/coffee making facilities. Free wi-fi with good connection. No safe facilities were provided in the room.

Sleep Quality: Very comfortable double bed (doona only provided). The room was quiet and dark for sleeping. The morning light shone through as the curtains are not full length however this was not unpleasant.

Bathroom: Decent size bathroom although the shower size is actually very small (shower only, no bath). The shower had very good water pressure with excellent hot water. Clean with plenty of clean linen and a selection of toiletries available in the room (although no face washer or bath mat).

Food: Excellent buffet b/fast is served in the restaurant area on the ground floor. Good selection of cereals, breads, cheeses, cold meats, fruit, together with 3 hot dishes (usually of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage). Tea and coffee, juices etc are available here all day. Restaurant advertise lunch packs and also serve dinner (of which I didn’t try).

Location: Very centrally located. Within a 5-10mins radius, you will find the Tromso cathedral, tourist information, major shopping centre, the main pedestrian shopping street Storgata, Rica Ishavshotel (where you can catch the bus to the airport and also Arctic Guide Services), local bus station, and many other shops.

Service: Most staff were excellent and happily gave their time to advise on places of interest. Hotel definitely has a personal feel. English seems widely spoken and understood.

Value for money: 3 nights was NOR $3,885 for one including b/fast. Whilst expensive to other places around the world, this was competitive for Norway (the 25% tax does not help).

Other: Whilst small, the rooms are clean, comfortable and warm. Local staff, good food, terrific location and the most spectacular scenery in the surrounding areas. Would highly recommend it as I really enjoyed staying here.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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EASTBOURNE
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

We choose this hotel primarily as it was a family run hotel in central Tromso and not one of the big chain hotels needless to say we were not dissapointed. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful, nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Breakfast was buffet style and there was a good choice of hot and cold food. There are hot drinks available in the dining area anytime day or night. In the afternoon there is the opportunity to make waffles which seemed to go down very well with our coffee! We also tried the evening buffet which consisted of hot soup, cold meats,cheese, bread, salad etc all for 75 kroner per person which by Scandinavian standards is very reasonable. Our room was on the top floor so we had a partial view of the harbour. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom was clean, there was also tea/coffee making facilities in the room. We did not find anything that would raise any concerns and would quite happily stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bristol
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

This hotel fitted the bill perfectly for our stay in tromso. It is right next to the rica hotel and radisson blu hotel where lots of tours leave from and right by the shops and restaurants. It was cosy and friendly and the staff were incredibly helpful. It felt like a much more personal hotel compared to the bigger chains. Loved the afternoon waffles! Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

The Amalie is situated in a very convenient location as you are so near to the main street and to the harbour. Many tours leave from the Rica hotel and that is only about 2 minutes walk away.
The breakfast buffet was ample with a fair choice of dishes and you can help yourself to tea and coffee all day long. The afternoon 'make it yourself' waffles were very welcome.
We were always warm and cosy in the hotel and the beds are very comfortable. The water is piping hot in the showers too.
The staff are helpful and friendly and we felt very comfortable at the Amalie. I would choose Amalie again on any future visits.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Amalie Hotel

Property: Amalie Hotel
Address: Sjoegata 5B | Postboks 14, Tromso 9008, Norway
Region: Norway > Northern Norway > Troms > Tromso
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,622 - ₹ 11,175
Hotel Class:3 star — Amalie Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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