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Thon Hotel Polar

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a budget hotel centrally placed in Tromsø, short distances to restaurants, attractions, shopping. I was amazed that a city og this size could have so many excellent restaurants. Even if it is a budget hotel it has all the necessary amenities,

Day light 24h ;) Heavy curtains fulfill requirements. Clean, tidy and nice room. Clean bathroom. Friendly personnel and tasty meals at Egon. Hotel in the center of the City so I will highly recommend it for business stay.

Very good hotel. The rooms are basic but have all you need and are clean. The bed was perfect. Breakfast is fantastic with a huge choice. Would recommend for sure to stay if you are in Tromso. Parking is not very far away although it is paid.

I stayed at the Thon Polar Hotel from 15 May till 18 May 2017 and I don't have anything bad to say. The room was clean, modern, a bit on the small side but for 1 person it was perfect. Including minibar and water cooker. It was very quit even though the hotel and my room were along the street side. Breakfast was good. A variety of things to choose from, only thing I would say it that some dishes (like egg and oatmeal) were cold but there are so many other things to choose from I don't think this is such a big deal. The staff was nice and helpful, overall I had a great stay and definitely recommend this hotel for if you are visiting Norway.

Stayed two nights after having been at sea Orca watching and what a pleasant surprise. Spacious and spotless room, great breakfast, good location and a fitness room as well. I'll be most definitely be back to this hotel in my next trip to Tromso in 2018. A very high standard indeed

All in all, the visit was quite ok. At some point though I got the feeling of "Tomorrow" hotel... The room had some ventilation systems nearby, and it had constant rather noisy humming that took some time to get used to, and not be bothered by in order to get sleep. The sheets were a bit dirty, small blood drips by previous user I guess didn't come clean in the wash (I am pretty sure I didn't bleed from my head). I wasn't really bothered by it, but somewhat surprised. I also ran out of toiletries, and didn't get refill, because it was available only "tomorrow". TV also stopped working and repair was available "tomorrow". But breakfast was very good, and otherwise I managed ok. For business and entertainment the wifi was a bit slow, and when the tv stopped working, it would have been really nice to get a faster connection instead. The room had no view except the walls of the building. It would have been very quiet room though if it not had been for the ventilation.

The room was clean and ok. The service was excellent and very helpful. an incorrect pricing of the room rate was quickly sorted out and corrected The breakfast was amazing. It is easy to recommend this hotel for anyone going to Tromsø.

First time I have stayed at a Thon hotel and it was lovely and clean. The staff were very helpful and it central location. Breakfast was lovely you have to try the cheese. Free hot drinks in the lobby nice touch!

(+) Amazing breakfast Great location Simple but nice rooms (-) Horrible reception desk service: the price for my reservation was wrongly entered in the hotel system (rate was double the one on my reservation). I showed the lady all the papers proving what the correct price was, gave her the name of the agency for her to call because it was the weekend (hotels have a special number they can call outside of office hours), and finally told her the Oslo Astoria Thon hotel I was staying at the night before had the same issue in its system and was able to solve it. But the reception lady didn't want to know nor help. I had to wait the next Monday and call the agency who told Thon Polar to refund me the money.

Stayed at this hotel where it was very convenient to walk to various places in the city center for shopping and excursion pickup points. The front desk clerks were all very helpful day and night. Always had hot water in the small lobby for tea or coffee. If you want hot chocolate, bring your own. Their breakfast buffet is to die for. It had variety of ways eggs were prepared, enough meat products, buttery croissants, fresh bread, different juices, make your own yogurt bar e.g. lots of toppings, fresh sweet fruit. Eating area was very large. They also had a fitness center with hand weights up to 35 kilogram, elliptical, treadmills and other exercise equipment. Bring good traction shoes as there were areas that you could slip and fall around town.

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.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast offered 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

Guests of Thon Hotel Polar enjoy 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.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Family Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 169 reviews