The hotel was originally built in 1947 as an accommodation and dining area for employees of the Store Norske Spitsbergen Coal Company. It was also the company’s official representational building. Its interior and architecture made it Longyearbyen’s grandest construction. The hotel has been extensively refurbished over the years but is preserved and decorated using its history. It’s well worth walking through the corridors and public areas to look at the historical photographs and pictures, old maps and newspaper stories. It is situated on “The Hill”, offering great views of Longyearbyen town as well as the Lars- and Longyear glacier.
The hotel has 88 rooms, 5 suites and superior rooms. All rooms are of high standard and several of them are decorated using historic interiors. All rooms have a coffee machine, bathrobes and slippers. Spitsbergen Hotel is a non-smoking hotel.
The restaurant “Funktionærmessen” was opened in 2000, and has a fantastic view. The restaurant gets its inspiration from the French kitchen, and you will discover a carefully planned selection of wines and dishes that tempt you with both taste and appearance. At the hotel’s Funken Bar you can enjoy drinks, tasty snacks or something from the pub menu. This is a nice place to relax in pleasant surrounding after a day of arctic adventures. On Fridays and Saturdays you can round off your evening with live music from the piano.Distances:
Hotel rooms in Scandinavia are generally furnished with twin beds, which can be moved together to form a double bed or placed separately (some hotels have double beds though). Unless otherwise specified all rooms have private bathroom facilities, which are often equipped with a shower instead of a bath. Please note that single rooms are generally smaller than doubles. Purpose-built triple or family rooms are likewise unusual in Scandinavian hotels. Whilst it is possible for 3 persons to share a room, this will normally be formed by a double room with an extra bed. As a result space may be restricted.
Unless otherwise clearly specified a standard room/cabin is included in the tour price.