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Vei 2124, Longyearbyen 9171 Norway
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#1 of 7 hotels in Longyearbyen
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Funken Lodge offers modern comfort in historic surroundings, and a truly unique Svalbard experience. It is situated on “The Hill” and the views are breathtaking, overlooking Longyearbyen as and the nearby glaciers. The hotel was constructed in 1947, and totally refurbished in 2018, offering guests a home away from home in the Arctic.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Boating
Hiking
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Norwegian
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tmmalinowski wrote a review Nov 2021
Tromso, Norway1 contribution
Funken lodge is about 10 min from main Street which makes lodge a bit remote and quiet. The lodge is very cosy with relaxing atmosphere. Food is fantastic, we had 7 course meal with wine matching every meal and the experience was sublime worth every penny
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Hurtigruten Svalbard, General Manager at Funken Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
Dear tmmalinowski, Thank you so much for the positive review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Funken Lodge and hope to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Ben, Front desk
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giacomo_verdensborger wrote a review May 2021
Tromso, Norway3 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
Friendly staff, cozy atmosphere, attention to details, hygiene, breakfast, cocktails (you have an amazing barista) and beautiful lounge area(s). Everything was perfect. I will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Hurtigruten Svalbard, Marketing at Funken Lodge
Responded 26 May 2021
Dear giacomoverdensborger, Thank you for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate the feedback. We are all so happy you had a great stay with us at Funken lodge, so much so you gave us a perfect score, thanks again!! We are trying our very best to make sure all our guests have a great experince in these troubling times. I will make sure to pass on the praise to our bartender. We do hope to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Ben, Front desk
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Leonid Z wrote a review Aug 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Hurtigruten Svalbard, Marketing at Funken Lodge
Responded 31 Aug 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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Ras S wrote a review Aug 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Hurtigruten Svalbard, Marketing at Funken Lodge
Responded 12 Aug 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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GXD68 wrote a review Aug 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Hurtigruten Svalbard, Marketing at Funken Lodge
Responded 4 Aug 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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PRICE RANGE
US$150 - US$297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NorwaySvalbardSpitsbergenLongyearbyen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
88
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Frequently Asked Questions about Funken Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Funken Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Svalbard Kirke (0.9 km), Karlsberger Pub (0.8 km), and Longyear 78 Outdoor & Expeditions (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Funken Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Funken Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Funken Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Funken Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gruvelageret, Restaurant Polfareren, and Fruene Kaffe Og Vinbar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Funken Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Funken Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Funken Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Funken Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Spitsbergen.
Are any cleaning services offered at Funken Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Funken Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Funken Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Norwegian.