Rica Hotel Alta

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Average rate: $160 - Hotel class: 4 stars
lokkeveien 61, Alta, Norway

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sarahsan sarahsan
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A warm and friendly hotel Jul 31, 2010
Rica Hotel Alta is located in the middle of the town of Alta, 5 km from the airport. Despite that the hotel is member of a hotel chain, they have managed to make the hotel unique. It has a warm atmosphere and this is thanks to the friendly and very helpful staff. Their philosophy is to be "Your Friendly Host", something they sure are.

If it is too cold for you to stay at the ice hotel, the Igloo Hotel, in Alta, this is a good option.

They have 4 types of rooms: standard, superior, junior suite and suite. All rooms have free WI-FI. If you don´t have your own laptop, you can use the PC by the reception at a charge. All rooms also have telephone, TV, pay-TV, minibar and coffee/tea making facilities. Most of the rooms have wooden floors, which I really like. You don´t have to wake up with a blocked nose, due to a dirty and dusty carpet.

I have stayed here many times on business and the friendly atmosphere has never changed. Through the years they have redecorated a couple of times, but the staff has remained the same. Last time there, I spoke with one of the waitresses. She told me that she had worked there for over 30 years. Old lady, you might think, but this is a lady who knows what excellent service is all about.

Breakfast is served every day from 6 am in the Restaurant Alta. It´s a great buffet with a wonderful selection of everything your heart might desire. They also have waffle batter standing out, for everyone to make their own waffles whenever you might feel like having one. This restaurant also serve lunch and dinner and they focus on local specialities. Their fish is great, and if you are braver then me, you can also try reindeer or grouse. The prices are a bit high (mains between USD 40-60), but a cheaper option is the Alta Pizza Pub in the basement, which has a wide selection of pizza.

You can borrow bicycles at the hotel if you´d like to explore the area . They have four brand new mountain bikes and it´s free of charge!

If you are visiting the prehistoric site on the UNESCO World Heritage list, - The Rock Art of Alta, going on a snow scooter safari, visiting the Igloo Hotel (Norways biggest and the worlds northern most ice hotel), or going trout or salmon fishing in the rivers, Rica Hotel Alta is a nice place to stay.
Double room, standard
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Bathroom w/shower
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sarahsan says:
Yes, it is Keith!
Posted on: Aug 07, 2010
davidx says:
My one regret about the Hurtigrute was missing Alta.
Posted on: Aug 02, 2010
Vipin says:
as always Sarah, a great review!
Posted on: Aug 01, 2010
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Rica Hotel Alta Overview

The Rica Hotel Alta offers guests a comfortable base in central Alta.

The Rica Hotel Alta caters for families with children offering a kids pool. After a day of sightseeing or shopping in Alta, guests can relax in the sauna or indoor pool. Where mobility is a concern, prospective patrons will be pleased to know the hotel offers lift and wheelchair access. The hotel is situated less than 10 minutes' drive from Alta Airport (ALF). Other amenities available to guests include a concierge, a steam room and conference room(s).

Rica Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Nightclubs
  • Water Activities
  • Fishing
  • Computer
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Exhibit Space
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Indoor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Paid Parking
  • Free Parking

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