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Thon Hotel Prinsen

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed in the Thon Hotel Prinsen for a week while teaching at NTNU. The staff without exception were courteous and attentive. The room was comfortable, and breakfasts good with exceptional variety. The staff were particularly helpful when I needed to stay an additional day and no rooms were available. They confirmed a reservation at another nearby hotel and stored my baggage until the evening of my departure. I would certainly recommend the Thon Prinsen to Trondheim business travelers.

The Thon was a great mid-priced hotel. It included breakfast and self laundry facilities. It was located centrally - very close to most of the attractions. The room was clean and decorated with fun colors. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful.

The Hotel is located in the middle of the city centre of Trondheim. The rooms are OK, the location is great, the staff is nice, but the breakfast buffet was probably the worst in Trondheim. It is also a bit challengeing to find parking nearby.

Located practically in the middle of Trondheim (near the city square). Always met with a smile both when arriving and leaving the hotel. Nice rooms and good food without to much fuzz and fancy stuff going around at breakfast. Absolutely a good place to live when visiting Trondheim

Where do I start... I guess, I'll just chronicle my experience from the beginning. Upon arrival to my room, first thing I saw was a used plastic cup sitting on the clothing rack right in the mini-hallway. OK, I thought, stuff happens. The room was small, but since I was alone this time, it didn't matter much. However, I have visited my friends staying at the same room type (standard double) and their rooms were about the same size, so if there are two people that are going to be staying in such room it could get claustrophobic, fast. Bathroom is miniature, and shower can be quite tricky for non-petite people. For instance, my broad-shouldered husband would barely fit into the shower sideways because the shower wall gives very narrow opening to get into the shower. Concealed toilet had some kind of construction flaw giving me the impression that it is about to fall off the wall with me on it every time I used it, it literally wobbled - that I have never experienced before :). In the evening, when it was time for my nightly cup of tea, I discovered that one of the cups left for me in the room was chipped and it is a miracle that i did not cut my lip drinking from it before I noticed the chip, and a sharp one at that. While waiting for the water to boil, I got to observe a piece of cobweb / a dust ball hanging from the mirror above the table where my tea was getting ready, swaying with the air movements in the room. Right, after the tea was over with, I decided it was time to go to bed. In the first 5 minutes it became very clear that I could perfectly well hear the street through the window, every movement of my neighbor on the other side of the wall, and room doors opening / closing down the corridor. On top of that, I think my room was haunted, but I'm not going to go into that one :) In the morning it was time to go try out the breakfast buffet, which was standard issue continental. What became glaringly obvious though, was that there was no allergy-friendly foods, well, except for a choice between gluten free crackers or bread that was so stiff I was afraid to eat it. No lactose-free options, at least I couldn't see any on the badges marking the foods during my three-day stay. Later during the day, I had a privilege of enjoying the lunch buffet at the same restaurant, and found a hair in my dessert - not on top of it, but mixed into my souffle... At least the staff were always friendly and professional. Oh, and do not count on getting a free toothbrush at the hotel lobby if you forgot yours - they charge for it! I also strongly recommend not to count on getting a complementary shampoo as is a standard practice at other hotels of same caliber I've been to - here there is a shampoo/soap concoction hanging in a dispenser in the shower, so people with sensitive skin (myself included) will not fair well with that, and, I mean, no one wants to use this in their hair if dreadlocks are not the final goal. Location is very good, which makes it easy to explore the old parts of the city, you get a short walking distance to all the important historical sites. And shopping :). So here we are, at the end of my stay and my conclusion on this experience is: if you don't mind small spaces, generic food at breakfast and hearing everything that's going on in and outside of the hotel, I guess it could be something for you. But for the price, there are far better options.

Adequate, but pokey room; tiny bathroom with no bath. Tea & coffee but no tea that requires milk as there is no milk! Glad we are only here one night. Nice little Italian round the corner though.... food much more reasonable than here!

Reaception staff and room was very nice, but breakfast was abysmal. Reused old food, food still frozen, and of very poor quality. It's a good job other cafes and McDonald's are in near vicinity. Next time I think I will save my money and stay budget!

Very friendly people working in the reception, spacious rooms and very central. The breakfast is tasteful and it is very convenient to have a meal downstairs at Egon. Shopping close by and many good restaurants.

We arrived in the afternoon. Check in went fast (I appreciate that). Nice room, delicate. Nice people in the reception As this was a Saturday it was a bit noicy outside in the night when people should go home. We had room with view out on the main street . Breakfast was outstanding, and so where the people working in the breakfast area! I would not hesitate to stay there again!

I stayed in a room for 4 people and one of the double beds was actually a really small sofa. In addition, the room did not have any big light, only small ones next to the bed. The water in the shower was extremely hot and did not change temperature. On the other hand, it is located right in the city centre, offers the best breakfast buffet I have ever seen (they even had banana chips) and a free coffee machine! So overall, mixed feelings about the stay

Kongens gate 30 Trondheim

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Stiftsgarden Royal Residence and Museum of Decorative Arts
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Thon Hotel Prinsen places you next to Stiftsgarden Royal Residence and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Museum of Decorative Arts. This 3-star hotel has 81 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and a conference center. Centrally located in Trondheim, the hotel is also a short walk from Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Egon Prinsen, which specializes in American cuisine. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Rooms

Thon Hotel Prinsen's 81 rooms provide minibars, phones, and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Thon Hotel Prinsen enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 10 meeting rooms, and a conference center. Self parking is offered for NOK 195 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Business Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 155 reviews