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Thon Hotel Kristiansund

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It would be so remiss of me not to write a review of this hotel. After hiring a car and driving one of the most scenic drives in the world from Alesund via Geiranger and Trollstigen Road, my wife and I arrived at Kristiansund in bright sunshine. I wished we had stayed a couple of nights as it was so beautiful and the hotel was in a very quiet waterfront location in the old part of town that had survived World War 2 bombing. Elena was so kind, cheerful and helpful on Reception and was a credit to the hotel. Fantastic views across the harbour greeted us on arrival in our room which was spacious, airy, fresh and clean...lovely!

this is a pleasant hotel on a small island in the harbour of Kristiansund. I only stayed one night on business and the location is quite remote if you want to go out into the town. The restaurant was adequate and had nice views out of the large windows over towards the town and the sister hotel the Thon Storgadta which appeared to be in a better location if you wanted to go out.

I stayed for 4 nights and must say that I will come back to the same hotel next time I'm here. Friendly and professional check-in and they also quickly changed my room when bathroom heating was out of order. Breakfast is well presented with everything you need. Dinner is served in the same waterfront restaurant and the food is surprisingly good for a hotel. Great Kitchen and Chef !! Friendly waiters make it a good experience !

This Thon hotel is located on the island overlooking the city center and has a charming old feel to it with great sunsets. There is an old part, and a new part and I stayed in teh old part, and the room was big, super charming and had everything that I needed. Along with a big delicate bathroom, massive TV, you get your own coffee/tea maker equipment. The hotel also has an in house restaurant with floor to ceiling windows wrapped around. A mere few minutes from the hotel you find the little ferry that takes you around all the islands, a charming way to see the city as it's built on four islands. The breakfast has a great selection and you even get to make your own Norwegian waffles! Two major enthusiastically thumbs up!

My husband and I booked a room at this hotel through Trip Advisor and prepaid for one night. The hotel appears newish, is very clean, and has very nice modern rooms. It has nice views on an inlet and a nice place to sit outside. It's somewhat remote on an island with only one restaurant other than the one at the hotel. (more on this later.) I would stay here again without hesitation except for the complete lack of service and rudeness we encountered at the hotel. Upon arrival, we were met by a surly receptionist who informed us that the restaurant would be closed that night due to a wedding. There was only one other restaurant on the island which we went to which was booked but we begged them to accommodate us which they did. The hotel never advised us of this situation ahead of time even though we had booked and prepaid 3 months earlier. In addition, the receptionist seemed put out by our inquiries about where to park. Remember the wedding I spoke of earlier? The wedding band kept us up until 2:30 am despite by husband complaining twice requiring him to get up, get dressed and march down to the receptionist's desk . The music was not only loud but we could feel the vibration from the bass. The receptionist offered us another room at 12:30 am but we would have had to get dressed, collect out belongings, and we thought that by the time we did that, the music would be nearly over. (The receptionist had promised that the music would be over by 2:00 am.) We wondered why the offered room wasn't given to us at check-in. In addition, my husband tried calling many times at 2:00 am before he went down to the receptionist's desk but no one answered. After he went down to the desk to complain, upon his return, the key to the door of our room suddenly did not work not did mine necessitating another tromp down to the lobby. Was this some kind of Viking revenge? (the receptionist the next morning tried to tell us it was because of interference from our cell phones which were nowhere near the key cards.) So, the next morning, we ate a mediocre breakfast at the hotel and proceeded to request a full refund for our stay which the receptionist said she could not do and that we would have to talk to the Manager who was not there. She reluctantly gave us her email address. Upon arrival home, my husband wrote a letter to the Manager. She was conciliatory and told us that it was normally a very quiet hotel. She offered us a voucher for 2 free nights at any Thon Hotel. She said she could not refund us our money because the hotel room had been booked through a website we did not recognize. When we pursued the issue and told her we could not take advantage of her offer because we did not have plans to travel back to Europe within the year and would she please find a way to refund us our payment, she agreed to do so and we were refunded the whole amount , save about $7.00 for reasons unknown. This entire email communication process took 15 days and included 12 pieces of communication. I gave a Rating of 2 only because of the hotel building itself and the Manager's final willingness to provide a refund. It really deserves a 1.

This hotel has a great location and is very modern and up to date. Unfortunately, that's about all it has going for it. Our room, in the older section of the hotel (with large wood beams overhead at about 7' height) was much too hot, despite not having the heat on at all. We opened the window — it swung open like a hinged door — but there was no way to keep it open in a certain spot, so it would just blow around in the (very strong) wind and either damage the window or slam shut. The heavy duvet was too hot to sleep under, and it was too cold to go made for a horrible night's sleep. In addition to that, the bed was much, much too soft. If you've got any sort of lower back problems, this place is not for you. The included breakfast was okay...but just okay. At over $200 US a night, that's too expensive for a lousy bed and an overheated room. I would not return to this hotel.

Dont choose this hotel, the service is quite bad. The breakfast is certainly substandard empty- bowls and cartons where there should be food and drink. Food that is supposed to be hot is cold. Definetly not good value for money. Tea and coffee in room - no choice of teabags and the longlife milk was outdated and gone off. My advice would be find another hotel

There's a big difference between the rooms in this hotel! I had booked a business room because it said it had an ocean view. It did, but the room was in the old part of the building with really low beams in the ceiling, which to me gave a bit of a claustrophobic feeling. I'm sure some like this old charm, but it's not for me. I asked to get a more modern room and we got one (a double room I think? She said they didn't have any business class in the modern part of the hotel) that was really fresh, and also had a lovely ocean view. The reception staff was really accommodating about the room change, thankfully. We had a lovely dinner on the patio watching the sun set. The breakfast selection was good but not super.

This was a night from hell. A large wedding party was staying at the hotel. There was screaming and shouting profanities through the night culminating with jumping into bay at 5am. It appeared hotel did nothing to improve the situation. Staff emphatically claimed we were offered a room change. This was a lie. Staff indicated the wedding party was not in our wing of the hotel. Not true. Restaurant was closed for the wedding dinner.We were not notified of this beforehand.

This hotel is across the water from the main town and the only way to get there is to drive. The ferry quits running at 5:00 and costs 32 NKR anyway--one way per person. The hotel staff refused to let us drink a bottle of wine on their patio si we had to retreat to parking lot. Staff are uptight and seemed inconvenienced when asked for help or directions And their information was just plain wrong--the wine store across the way closes at 5:00 not 6:00 and it is not named Palea but rather Vinmonopolet. Stay somewhere closer in central town like Comfort Inn or the Scandic.

Fiskergata 12 Kristiansund

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Thon Hotel Kristiansund places you within a mile (2 km) of Klippfiskkjerringa Statue and Kirkelandet Church. This 3.5-star hotel has 98 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In central Kristiansund, the hotel is also close to Kristiansund Ferry Port and Mellemvaerftet Old Shipbuilding Museum.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


The 98 rooms have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with pay movies. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Thon Hotel Kristiansund enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. This hotel also has a terrace.

Room options

Business Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

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

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 333 reviews