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Thon Hotel Polar

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were given the big family room and it really had ample room.for our four luggages. Big let down was the sofa bed set up for my daughters because the mattress sagged on one side . Another one is the shower cubicle that is not kinda recessed or "fenced" to avoid water from overflowing when taking a shower. The biggest yes factor is the buffet breakfast. They have a good food selection that varies a little each day,atleast the hot food selection. 6-8 hot viands,barley porridge, variety of cheese,fish,bread and pastries. They even serve gluten free cheese and breads. Overall , it was a great stay.

Due to a cancelled flight we were due another night in Tromso. We stayed in one of the 'business rooms' with a good view of the wooden cathedral. The room was clean and spacious with a sofa and armchair. The TV signal was variable and the coffee machine could only produce hot water, but this wasn't an issue. Beds were comfortable and we got a good night's sleep. Breakfast provided a good array of food. Overall it had what we needed and we were well looked after.

Good location near city centre. Spacious and clean room. Helpful reception staff. Great breakfast with good spread. We had to go for tour on Sunday morning and they offered to pack breakfast for us. The packed breakfast consist of two pieces of bread with jam and a packaged drink, a real disappointment compared to the actual breakfast. We thought they should at least include a hard boiled egg and fruit.

Stayed here for 3 nights in early February as a base to see the Northen Lights and explore Tromso. Nice hotel with a good central location, very good breakfast in a modern, light room (try and get a window seat to enjoy the views of the Catherdral). I'd recommend requesting a 'newly decorated' room as some rooms have yet to be upgraded - we asked and were immediately given newer rooms. Fab shower! Kettle and hair dryer provided in room. Helpful staff. The stop for the airport bus is just a few minutes walk away. A good base to explore Tromso.

The beds are very comfy and the breakfast spread is absolutely amazing. So much choice, including a decent amount of gluten-free options. There was also fresh fruit, different yoghurts and toppings, all kinds of bread and pastries, fish, eggs and veggies. The location is great, with everything in the city centre in walking distance. The room was small, with very little storage (not very handy when travelling in winter). Our room (258) was located just above the Egon restaurant and just beneath the breakfast and fitness room, so it was rather noisy. We asked for twin beds months before our arrival, but were informed upon our arrival that there were only queen beds available. The bed itself was heavenly, and staff was very friendly.

Stayed here for five nights in January, hotel very well situated and comfortable. Rooms a little on the small side and ours was very noisy at times, although we could not work out why. Staff were excellent, friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet was enormous. Unfortunately at times there was not enough room in the breakfast room for everyone and do you sometimes needed to wait.

My daughter and I went to Norway last month and meet up with our foreign exchange daughter, who lives in Oslo. She was our guide to Tromsø to see the Arora Borealis. We stayed at Thon Hotel. Our room was plenty big enough for the three of us and within walking distance of almost anywhere you’d want to go. The breakfast every morning was great. I’d recommend this hotel to anyone. Now that we’ve seen the Arora need fo come back for the midnight sun.

The hotel is located not too far from the main street, Storgata, which is a huge bonus to get around the city by foot! Airport shuttle bus is also not too far away, making the stay at the hotel easily accessible! The room itself was big and clean, and we didn't feel congested like the rest of the hotel we stayed in Europe! We also loved the breakfast provided, with a wide variety of food! It's something that I looked forward to each morning! Overall, a great experience. I'll definitely stay in this hotel when we return to Tromso in future!

We arrived early evening our room was great ,not over the top but ok for what we wanted .The breakfast was amazing and al freshly cooked,there was so much to choose from .The staff were so helpful and very friendly nothing was to much trouble .we would definitely come back

Hotel room was decent in size with a big television connected with internet. Breakfast was good with multiple options. Location was in the centre. Airport Bus Flybussen drops you just near the hotel. Even the northern lights tours buses drops you at front of the hotel. Egon restaurant is right in the front of the hotel.

Grønnegata 45 Tromso

Hotel highlights

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

Thon Hotel Polar places you next to Tromso Cathedral and within a 5-minute walk of Art Museum of Northern Norway. This 132-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a health club. Centrally located in Tromso, the hotel is also a short walk from Mack Brewery and Polaria.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


All 132 recently renovated rooms feature minibars, phones, and desks. Guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Renovated in 2016, Thon Hotel Polar offers a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center and a computer station.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 192 reviews