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Funken Lodge Svalbard ,  Norway

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Funken Lodge

Svalbard,  Norway

Funken Lodge on Svalbard has reopened, with modern comfort in a historic setting. With a fantastic location in the Arctic metropolis of Longyearbyen, 88 rooms and suites, a restaurant and bar we are more than ready to welcome you to your next adventure!

Funken Lodge 5 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating  

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

5
222 reviews
5
Cleanliness
5
Sleep Quality
4.5
Value
4.5
Service
4.5
Location
4.5
Rooms
4

Very good effort at creating of a hi-end hotel in the world's most northern town

Monday, August 30, 2021, , Leonid Z

First of all, I would like to mention friendly, service-minded and helpful personnel of Funken. In many other places had plenty of chances to see polite, but completely useless stuff, while at Funken…

First of all, I would like to mention friendly, service-minded and helpful personnel of Funken. In many other places had plenty of chances to see polite, but completely useless stuff, while at Funken all our requests were immediately dealt with. Very nice ambience in the common areas and very impressive - for Arctic and for Scandinavia in general - wine-list in the restaurant. Rooms (and we had a Junior Suite) could use some improvement though. First of all, the windows are very old double glass only. No soundproofing whatsoever. We stayed 2 nights and first morning was absolutely quiet. On the 2nd one someone parked in front of our windows at 08:00 a.m. and people started to talk in front of the car. People do talk, don't they? If I wanted I could participate in the conversation not getting-up from the bed. Then despite it is Artcic, from time to time you still need to get some fresh air into the room. Very hard task with these windows. A receptionist couldn't help me and open one at all neither in the bedroom, nor in the living room. I finally managed to open one in the bedroom only on our departure day. We were staying in August and the room was very warm, sometimes even too warm. But I can hardly imagine how it would be possible to keep it that way in the winter time with windows like this. Or how much energy it should take. The bathroom could benefit from becoming a bit more functional. It isn't small at all, but there isn't anywhere where you can hang the towels or your clothes on or, for example, to hang your underwear, in case you washed it. Everything there was in the bathroom were 3 nail-type hooks - not much you can put on these. All the towels are being kept in the wardrobe in the corridor for the same reason. Also, for this high level of hotel and being in the Arctic on top of that, it was strange not to find an electric towel dryer in the bathroom as well. Finally, while we stayed, Funken didn't offer room cleaning - even at request. Due to covid restrictions as explained. This is not news and not the first time that I see it in the hotels (though mainly airport ones) during the pandemic. But Svalbard boasts enviable record of 0 covid-19 cases throughout all pandemic time. And in reality there are no covid restrictions on the archipelago whatsoever. Stuff of the hotels, restaurants, airport, wherever else - nobody wears masks. Respect 1 meter distance signs are everywhere, but nobody pays any attention either. Thus Funken Lodge not making room cleaning in the environment like this looks like a convenient shortcut taken by the hotel rather than real covid-consciousness.

Owner Response

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Dear Leonid Z, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate your time to share your experience with us and we will use your comments to improve our guest experience. It is delighted to see that you liked our ambience and that you were impressed by our winelist. We do appreciate you writing the comment concerning the rooms and our cleaning routines. What our colleagues also mentioned Svalbard has a very fragile environnement and therefore our cleaning routines are different than the at the mainland. We try our best to keep everyone safe from Covid-19. Nevertheless, we will take the case internally and forward it to our Rooms Divisions department.. As well, we will forward your comments regarding the room improvements to our management. We are truely sorry for the inconveniece this has caused. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to change your opinion for a better way. Best regards, Isère - Front Desk

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5

Serge's drinks a must have at Funken

Thursday, August 12, 2021, , 498rass

Funken is the best Hotel and Restaurant in Svalbard and probably one of the best in the Arctic Circle. I have stayed here on two different occasions for long durations and the Hotel accommodations ar…

Funken is the best Hotel and Restaurant in Svalbard and probably one of the best in the Arctic Circle. I have stayed here on two different occasions for long durations and the Hotel accommodations are great. What really sets Funken apart is the friendliness of the staff mixed with great menus that makes it the best place to stay in Svalbard. The head bartender Serge is a mixology maestro in his own right and his warm and welcoming attitude made the stay unforgettable.

Owner Response

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Dear 498rass Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are all so happy that you had a great stay with us at Funken Lodge and hope you will come and visit us again in the future. I will make sure to inform Sergii of this review as he will be very happy with you comments. Best regards, Funken Lodge

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5

Best place so far up north!

Wednesday, August 04, 2021, , GXD68

Funken Lodge is idyllic - located with sweeping views of the town, close to all attractions and staff that make the experience memorable for a lifetime! The food is excellent, great bar and the rooms…

Funken Lodge is idyllic - located with sweeping views of the town, close to all attractions and staff that make the experience memorable for a lifetime! The food is excellent, great bar and the rooms are modern.

Owner Response

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Dear GXD68 Thank you so much for the excellent review!! We are so happy you had a great stay with us at Funken Lodge. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Each season brings something different to experience. Best regards, Ben, Front desk

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5

Funken Lodge i Svalbard

Tuesday, August 03, 2021, Vasteras, Sweden, lenawimann

Excellent stay. Surprisingly you take of your shoes when you go inside hotels and restaurangs at most places. Slippers where available at the hotell, a new fresh pair to use during your stay. Very fri…

Excellent stay. Surprisingly you take of your shoes when you go inside hotels and restaurangs at most places. Slippers where available at the hotell, a new fresh pair to use during your stay. Very friendly staff. Lovely view at breakfast over Longyearbyen

Owner Response

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Dear lenawimann, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are so happy you had a great stay with us at Funken lodge and we agree our restaurant has the best view in town! We really to welcoming you again. Best regards, Ben, Front desk

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5

Formidable!

Friday, July 30, 2021, Paris, France, claessmith

Super nice and stylish interior. The staff is very professional, charming and helpful. The rooms have a very standard and the beds are top notch and super comfy. The restaurant is awesome. Try the Kin…

Super nice and stylish interior. The staff is very professional, charming and helpful. The rooms have a very standard and the beds are top notch and super comfy. The restaurant is awesome. Try the King crab it’s world class. The bartender is a class act!

Owner Response

Friday, July 30, 2021

Hello. Thank you so much for taking your time to write us this wonderful review. We really appreciate the feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed the room, food and the service. We will let our colleagues know that you were happy with your stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, Front office, Funken Lodge

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