As the second largest city in the country, and Norway’s largest seaport, Bergen naturally attracts its fair share of visitors, most of whom are in need of a place to stay. Here is our list of the best and most interesting hotels in this historic city by the fjord.
The only hotel to be located in Bryggen, the old historic Hanseatic Wharf, and therefore also inside a UNESCO-listed site, the Hanseatic Hotel understandably takes pride in its surroundings. With 37 rooms that are all completely different from each other, fresh minimalist décor and exclusive furniture, this hotel, offers a lovely experience in wonderful surroundings.
Augustin Hotel is a part of De Historiske, a membership organization for historical hotels and restaurants in Norway. The building’s original 400-year-old inn has been converted into the hotel’s award-winning wine bar and restaurant, with a spectacular selection of drinks and excellent Scandinavian cooking. Because of its central location, all popular Bergen attractions within walking distance of the hotel.
Klosterhagen is a small hotel, next to one of the oldest monasteries in Norway, built around 1110 AD. Situated centrally, yet removed from the bustle of busy city life, Klosterhagen offers 15 intimate rooms and delicious homemade breakfasts. It sits in a charming neighborhood among low, picturesque wooden buildings, and is a quiet refuge in a busy tourist destination.
Housed in an elegant 19th century mansion, the Steen Bed and Breakfast Hotel sits next to a peaceful park, a short walk away from the city center and has 21 small rooms. The dining room, used for breakfast, has the original wallpaper and wooden panelling, as well as a beautiful stained glass window still in place.
Hotel Park is part of De Historiske, a membership organization for historical hotels and restaurants in Norway, marking it as an authentically historic and charming location. The hotel has a comfortable atmosphere and an extensive collection of rare antiques in its individually decorated rooms.
Grand Hotel Terminus was once the city’s most luxurious hotel, and the carefully renovated building retains the allure of ages past. Grand Hotel Terminus is widely known and respected for its kitchen, and has its own whisky bar; the only one in Scandinavia to be given gold status from The Great Whisky Bars of the World.
Skuteviken Guesthouse | Courtesy of Skuteviken Guesthouse
Hidden away among narrow cobbled alleys, the small Skuteviken Guesthouse offers a small number of rooms and fully furnished apartments for rent, all with their own kitchens and bathrooms. It’s a good choice for guests that want to stay independently and cater for themselves.
Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast, Hostel
Interior | Courtesy of Marken Guesthouse
Marken Gjestehus is a clean, spacious and modern hostel in historic surroundings. It offers all the facilities you need and is great value for money. With helpful staff and breakfast available from nearby Grand Hotel Terminius, this hostel is a comfortable budget accommodation for the price-conscious traveler.
Lying 18 miles south of Bergen, Solstrand Hotel is perhaps best suited for visitors with access to a car, but absolutely worth the trip out to the coast. Beautifully situated on the fjord, in classic Norwegian scenery. Solstrand Hotel offers a refuge from busy city life in its large garden, spacious rooms and spa.
Skansen Pensjonat is a small guesthouse offering seven rooms with amazing views. Situated in the hillside above the city center, the bed and breakfast rewards a steep climb with a comfortable experience in beautiful surroundings. The guesthouse is a mere two-minute walk from Bergen’s main attractions and makes a great base for Bergen explorations.