Bergen is known as the second largest city in Norway. It lies on the southwestern coast and is surrounded by mountains on one side and the sea on the other. The city combines many historical sites mixed in with modern architecture and culture. The historic Bryggen Wharf is one of the most popular attractions in this city. Also, here you will find colorful wooden houses overlooking the sea as well as a popular fish market. The wharf was the epicenter of trade between Norway and Europe for hundreds of years, so today you will find the best restaurants, craft shops, attractions, and museums there.Every year the city hosts its annual International Festival, which is the largest cultural event in Norway. You can also find other festivals, concerts and fun events throughout the year. To make your stay more unique choose among the best boutique hotels in Bergen, Norway. Check the reviews below and book now!
This hotel sits in the heart of Bergen in a renovated 16th-century building. The walls are the original timber and all of the rooms feature rustic decor including real leather sofas, wood furniture, bathtubs, and separate showers. The Hanseatic combines old-world charm with modern facilities to meet every guest’s needs. On the property are two restaurants. One offers fine dining in a 17th-century atmosphere and the other serves Mexican cuisine. The hotel is located next to the Hanseatic Museum and is within walking distance of many of the city’s attractions.
This elegant hotel is located in the city center in a refurbished building that combines much of the artwork from the buildings’ origin with modern art for a fun, fresh take inside. Each room is decorated in bright colors, like pink and purple and features neon sculptures with modern art touches that include painted scenes on the showers. They have a daily breakfast buffet that offers vegan choices along with traditional breakfast items. One feature that makes this property unique is the ironing room, where ironing boards and hot irons are always available for your use.
Another artsy hotel in Bergen is the Augustin Hotel. This hotel features many sculptures and paintings from Norwegian artists. The Augustin is a short walk from Bryggen Wharf and the fish market. Also offered here are modern amenities, like the fitness gym, in the newer part of the building. The restaurant. on the other hand, is located in a 400-year-old wine cellar. You can also enjoy complimentary tea and coffee in the salon and in the afternoon they serve crispy waffles with your beverage. Last, but not least, this property features a library and a common lounge area.
Located in the Nordnes area of Bergen, the Klosterhagen Hotel was built on the grounds of the Michael Monastery. The decor is modern with interesting light fixtures and modern art pieces in the rooms, lobby and dining room. Each room at this hotel has a flat-screen TV with streaming services via Cromecast. Also, all rooms come with private bathrooms with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. Tea and coffee facilities are also included. The hotel serves breakfast daily in the dining room and also offers free Wi-Fi, a library, common lounge, and a relaxing garden. The front desk can help you plan out your day by arranging tours or buying tickets for events around the city. Finally, tThe hotel is within walking distance of the Bergen Aquarium and the Hakon’s Hall & Rosenkrantz Tower.
Staying at the Steens Hotel is like stepping back in time. The hotel was once a mansion that was built in the late 1800’s. Inside you will see many of the original fixtures, like the curving staircases and stained glass windows. Each and every guest room includes a work desk,, a bathroom with a shower and cable TV. The hotel offers its guests free Wi-Fi, free hot drinks and a generous breakfast with freshly baked bread.The breakfast room features old world charm with its oak paneling and handmade tapestries. The Steens sits atop a hill next to Nygard Park, so most of the rooms have views of the park. Best of all, there are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance for your pleasure.
Located in Danmarksplass Square, the Magic Hotel is one of the newer, more modern hotels in Bergen. Everything inside feels almost futuristic like blue lights in the hallways. Be sure to look up as some ceiling light fixtures resemble aquariums. All of the rooms feature bright colors, like the neon blue and black carpeting, with touches of bright pink and designer furnishings by Karim Rashid. A flat-screen TV is offered in all of the rooms and some even have a separate seating area. Each room features a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and floor heating. The lobby features iMac computers for guests to use, along with snacks and drinks. There is free Wi-Fi access all through the property. The restaurant on-site offers international cuisine with stunning views of the mountains. While staying here you will be within walking distance of all the city’s most popular attractions including the Bergen Maritime Museum, Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market and Mt. Floyen.
Hotel Park Bergen sits atop a hill near Nysgard Park, in a historic, 19th-century building. Staying here is almost like booking a stay in a museum. Each of the rooms are uniquely decorated with Scandinavian artwork and fabrics and come with cable TV, wooden floors and a private bathroom. This family-run hotel also has an extensive collection of contemporary art and antiques that have been handed down through the family. Breakfast is served daily in the bright dining area. The hotel staff can recommend some good local restaurants for lunch and dinner, so be sure to ask them. You will only have to walk a short distance down the hill to reach the city center. Also, a place not be missed that is nearby the hotel is Grieg Hall, which is home to the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s oldest orchestral groups.
Small town charm mixed with a hip vibe
Bergen is a city by Norway’s standards, but it still retains its small-town charm. Visitors will find a unique mix of living history with modern touches. Since it is also a university town, there is a cool, hip vibe about the town that the younger generation brings. Alongside historical building you can find fun clubs and bars, making Bergen a unique vacation destination. The city is also a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, so you will find seafood and fresh ingredients that are prepared by up and coming chefs and served in new ways. Bergen is a city that offers its visitors a glimpse into its early days as a Viking stronghold while still offering modern attractions and culture.
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