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Thon Hotel Nordlys

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for two nights during a business trip to Bodø. The hotel are located in the City center, right at the port / dock in Bodø. With resturants close by. The room was normal size, with excellent cleaning. Amazing breakfast and friendly staff. 10-15 min walk from the airport.

Breakfast was great, and the staff were friendly. The room was dark and giving me a feeling of spending the day in a bunker without any windows facing outwards. It was to dark in the room without any good lamp in the ceiling, and there were no ways to let fresh air enter the room.

The hotel is lovely, there was a great spread for breakfast. Our room however was so small (despite being superior with sea view!) you couldn’t open 2 suitcases without falling over them! Stayed for 1 night so no big deal but longer would be a pain.

Nice and functional room although without a view (looking at a backstreet). The breakfast was really great. Possible to have dinner at the EGOS restaurant in the same building. The location is perfect: perfect view of the port and walking distance to shopping area and the airport.

As a Thon Gold member I have visited a lots of Thon hotels in Norway. Thon hotel Nordlys in Bodø is one of the very best I have ever visited! The hotel is situated in downtown Bodø, and all the main sights are just a few minutes away. My room (no 328) facing the harbour was very clean, spacious and filled with nice amenities (see my attached photos). Nespresso coffee machine in room were a nice treat. The room was perfectly cleaned. The bathroom was clean and spacious. Everything one would need (towels, hairdryer, shampoo etc.) was provided. They served an excellent choice for breakfast in the nice and spacious breakfast room. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. Excellent service at check in! After all a highly recommended hotel and I would stay here again! Regards Svein-Magne Tunli from Bergen, Norway.

We arrived on a rainy day in August and were quickly checked in to our room. Imagine our surprise when we opened the door to find the mini-fridge almost empty with an empty wine glass, cigarette ashes in a glass, and an open window. We came across the receptionist in the hall and she quickly looked in, immediately directed us back to the lobby where our room was changed to an upgraded one with a harbor view (not our request). Their quick remedy was greatly appreciated. The breakfast buffet there is massive, with a variety of Norwegian delights. Staff was uniformly friendly and helpful. We were visiting friends so we didn't spend much time in the hotel, but it was a very nice place to stay.

Wonderful stay at the Thon Hotel Nordlys. From our arrival until the time when we had to leave, everyone was exceptionally helpful and polite. Our room was beautiful and lovely view overlooked the boats in the harbour. It was immaculately clean, quiet and cozy. Fantastic shower too. Despite having read the good reviews of the breakfasts, we still weren’t prepared for how great they were. There was an incredible amount of choice and it was all highest quality in terms of ingredients. We still didn’t manage to try everything we wanted after three amazing breakfasts during our stay. Would happily recommend and hope very much to stay again.

Thon Hotel Nordlys is a perfect hotel to stay in with its convenient location, impressive service, and stylishly comfortable rooms, just like what I expect for a Thon Hotel. But this hotel somehow ups its game when it comes to breakfast. And for a frequent traveler like me who jumps from one hotel to the next, I find the breakfast spread in this hotel fascinating as it caters to various tastes and preferences. Also, remarkably, the food selections are carefully arranged with aesthetic presentation in mind. Noteworthy in the fantastic buffet is the presence of a perfectly steamed salmon and not only the customary cured or smoked salmon and peppered mackerel; the chunky organic peanut butter with 99% peanut content; and the heart-and waist-friendly cereal corner with all imaginable healthy choices if one opts to have a smart start. This is more than enough reason for me to stay in this hotel next time I visit Bodø.

Clean and modern rooms, excellent service. A 5-minute taxi drive from the airport, it is even possible to walk to the hotel from the airport! The breakfast is an amazing buffet with traditional Norwegian food, be sure to spend enough time,

Rooms are nice and clean, standard I would say. The breakfast buffet is crazy, everything you can imagine is probably there. Fresh fruit, fish, Egg, meats, smoothie and so on. Really nice! Will definitely come back for that reason. Location is good, close to other nice restaurants and downtown.

Moloveien 14 Bodo

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located within a 5-minute walk of Mount Ronvik, Thon Hotel Nordlys is within a 15-minute stroll of Cathedral. This 146-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the waterfront and also a short walk from Nordland Museum and Nordlandmuseet.


Free buffet breakfast is served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 11 AM. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Thon Hotel Nordlys's 146 rooms provide minibars, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests of Thon Hotel Nordlys enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 9 meeting rooms, and conference space. Self parking is offered for NOK 200 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Business Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 204 reviews