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Vei 601 20, Longyearbyen 9171 Norway
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#2 of 11 Speciality lodging in Longyearbyen
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Come join us up north at Mary-Ann`s Polarrigg, a somewhat different Hotel/Rig in Longyearbyen. Here at Mary-Ann`s we have a relaxed and homey environment that will suite everybody.Stay as the miners did back in the days in our authentic Miners Rig, or if you prefer Hotel standard you can try our Luxury Rig instead.In the day time we can assist in booking of trips from our local tour operators or if you just want a day of relaxation in our onsite spa that is also possible. For groups we can also offer a fully equipped conference room.In the evening you can try food from our delicious menu in our Vinterhagen Restaurant where we serve both Thai food and traditional Norwegian and Arctic food.Come join us for an experience of a lifetime here at Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Gift shop
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Electric kettle
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Bosnian and 8 more
212Reviews6Q+A19Room tips
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Carl Aksel R wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions
Had a very pleasant stay her at Mary Ann's this week. Everything here is smooth and easy. Fabulous and tasty breakfast with top service in very nice localities. Helpful staff with all our tips needed to get to know Longyearbyen and it's surroundings. Can varmly recommend a stay at Mary Ann's. It gave us just what we needed during our stay here.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Melissa J wrote a review Aug 2020
20 contributions35 helpful votes
The Polarrigg is super adorable and charming. Staff are polite and friendly. The decor feels very fitting to the area and has a lovely unusual feel. Basic rooms are small but we only slept there and used most of our time doing activities. The buffet breakfast was great and traditional. Bathrooms were nice and always very clean! Thanks for such a lovely time!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Silje A wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
This is not an hotel, tiny room, there is hardly space for a suitcase. Very noisy, people walking in and out all morning/night. No facilities at all. There is not even possible to store a cold drink. Way to pricey, would not stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Morten B wrote a review Jul 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark12 contributions2 helpful votes
Upon the arrival at Svalbard for the first time, the striking rawness of the Arctic landscape recalls images of traditional Arctic ways of living in warm, friendly tents and igloos; an ideal way to counterbalance the cold and harsh conditions outside. We saw no igloos or tents, and Mary-Ann's Polarrigg is neither, but instead it is a warm, clean and comfortable place to stay between trips out into the wild surroundings. It is a special place with a unique atmosphere, not a standardized hotel, and we felt at home immediately. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and nice, and the common area, where one could linger between excursions, was delightful. Breakfast was good, as was the dinner served there (one evening we chose the Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes - wonderful!). The personnel were dealing responsibly with the Covid-situation, without it becoming too dominant a thing. We can warmly recommend this place, of which we have some very fond memories from our stay in Longyearbyen.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Erik A wrote a review Jul 2020
Aarhus, Denmark1 contribution
Me and my two boys went to this outstanding hotel, and we were more than satisfied! The hotel itself has everything you need and has a very cozy atmosphere, nothing too fancy, but still completely fine! We were there for 5 nights and ended up befriending two of the staff! We were some pretty annoying and loud guests, but they let us have our fun and they pretended to laugh at our jokes, so that was nice of them! Outstanding service! Nice staff! PS. If you go there ask Sasja 'what time is it?' she will proceed to say 'coffee time!', and get you a warm cup o' Joe. :)
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$87 - US$332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mary-Ann's Polarrigg
Which popular attractions are close to Mary-Ann's Polarrigg?
Nearby attractions include Spitzbergen Adventures (0.4 km), Svalbard Museum (0.4 km), and Svalbard Kirke (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mary-Ann's Polarrigg?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Polfareren, Fruene Kaffe Og Vinbar, and Stationen.
Does Mary-Ann's Polarrigg have airport transportation?
Yes, Mary-Ann's Polarrigg offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mary-Ann's Polarrigg located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Spitsbergen.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Dutch, and Czech.