Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda

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Overview of Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda

Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda

3.5-star property
3.5-star beach hotel in Kristiansand with restaurant

8.6/10 Fabulous

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Østre Strandgate 74, Kristiansand, 4608
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the boardwalk

Getting around

  • Kristiansand (KRS-Kjevik) - 19 min drive
  • Vennesla Station - 16 min drive
  • Kristiansand Station - 17 min walk
  • Nodeland Station - 19 min drive


  • Håndverkeren - 10 min walk
  • Restaurant Mother India - 11 min walk
  • Food Asylum - 11 min walk
  • Bønder i byen - 11 min walk
  • Slakter Sørensen - 11 min walk

About this property

Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda

3.5-star hotel by the sea
At Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, you can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a rooftop terrace, and a garden. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. Be sure to enjoy local cuisine at the onsite restaurant. In addition to a playground and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Self parking (surcharge), an elevator, and multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free premises, meeting rooms, and a gift shop
  • Access to a nearby health club, luggage storage, and laundry services
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast, helpful staff, and proximity to public transit
Room features
All guestrooms at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda include comforts such as laptop-compatible safes, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and hair dryers
  • Daily housekeeping and desks


Danish, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 229 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 7 AM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (NOK 260 per day)
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Beach access
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby health club

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2013
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine.

Fees & policies


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NOK 200 per pet, per night


  • Self parking costs NOK 260 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda Hotel
Scandic Bystranda Hotel
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda
Scandic Bystranda
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda Hotel
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda Kristiansand
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda Hotel Kristiansand

Frequently asked questions

Does Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
As of 7 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda on 7 Nov 2022 start from AU$170, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of NOK 200 per pet, per night.
Is parking offered on site at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
Yes. Self parking costs NOK 260 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
You can check in from 3 PM - 7 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda and nearby?
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda has a sauna and a fitness center, as well as a garden and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Håndverkeren (10-min walk), Restaurant Mother India (11-min walk), and Food Asylum (11-min walk).
What's the area around Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda like?
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda is located near Bystranda, just a short 2-minute walk from Aquarama Bad and 10 minutes' walk from Håndverkeren. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

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10/10 Exceptional

Susan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

thore, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Spacious and comfortable rooms. Nice Scandinavian design. Awesome breakfast. Walking distance to oceanfront parks. Next to Snadderkiosken.
Jens, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Johannes, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A great place to stay the weekend.
This is a fantastic hotel in a perfect location. The superior room although not large was extremely comfortable. Super comfy bed. Breakfast was mix of continental and British. The hotel is joined on to Aquarama swimming pool which will keep the kids entertained for hours. A supermarket is available just outside the building and it is a 5 minute walk into the center of town to where all the restaurants.
Scott, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good location.
Clean but rooms could need some renovations. Slow checkin and checkout. Expensive parking. Good location. Perfect for children. Dinner buffet not worth 300nok!
Sarah, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gaute, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Best hotel breakfast this summer!!
Great service! We got a call before check in from the hotel, who just wanted to be sure that the details in our booking was ok. Nice and friendly staff, and welcoming Ice cream desserts for the kids! The breakfast was nothing but marvelous! With very good healthy options. Loved the coconut based youghurt and the big bowl of avocados 👍. The hotel was very crowded though. Too crowded to keep distance due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Hanne, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good, but some shortcomings
Great breakfast buffet, and proximity to Aquarama is a family winner. Expensive parking and no possibility for food after 21:00 (after the kids have gone to bed)…
Martin, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Natalia, 3-night family trip
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