The historic city of Bergen, with its vibrant atmosphere and enchanting skyline of iconic red roofs, serves as the perfect gateway to the western fjords. In fact, this is the place where history meets nature and both history buffs and nature lovers travel from all over the world in order to unwind in style and explore this picture perfect part of Norway. Some of the natural attractions that can be reached from here include Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord. Lovers of luxury will also find some fantastic boutique hotel options to call home during their stay and here is a selection of the Bergen’s leading accommodation options.
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Villa Terminus Bergen
This enchanting villa is ideal for people who want to feel like royalty and enjoy first rate facilities in a unique listed building in the city, while also being within walking distance of the city’s main attractions and nightlife. As a guest at Villa Terminus, you have a choice of 18 different-style room with all rooms being individually designed and adapted to reflect the building’s characteristics. Some rooms have low ceilings while some offer garden views and others are within easy reach of the library and each room is named after one of 18 authors from Western Norway. One of the hotel’s most popular spaces is the open kitchen, which includes dining space for 14 people and offers access to the beautiful garden.
Hotel No13 Bergen
Hotel No 13 is located on the fashionable Torgallmenningen avenue in Bergen, close to shopping centres, restaurants, bars, museums and nightlife. Guests will have the chance to take in some of the most striking attractions in Bergen from their veranda or through their original glass windows. This grand establishment boasts plenty of 1920s chic like the stained glass ceiling from the the Art Nouveau period in the hotel’s reception as well as including all the modern amenities a luxury traveler expects. In the evening unwind in the onsite bar and restaurant and for breakfast enjoy their buffet which offers plenty of organic products.
Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret
Set in a Neoclassical 1920s stone baroque building on Slottsgaten which is considered one of Bergen’s most exclusive streets, the Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret treats guests to both breakfast and a free evening supper included in the room rate as well as very impressive views of the harbour. There are also plenty of places for guests to unwind in the hotel like reading a good book in front of the fire or relaxing in the inhouse sauna, while the library lounge is sure to impress with its plush furnishings. Each of the guestrooms is very elegant and well-appointed and the hotel is cashfree too.
Opus XVI Bergen
The Opus XVI Bergen is set in an impressive building that dates back to 1876 and this Small Luxury Hotel of The World property can be found in the very heart of Bergen on Vågsallmenningen plaza meaning you are steps away from some of Bergen’s best sights. This boutique hotel is run by descendants of Norwegian and Bergen-born composer Edvard Grieg and celebrates Bergen’s cultural heritage while remaining wonderfully contemporary. Opus XVI has 65 unique and luxurious rooms with each room being individually designed with classic yet modern design and interiors. People who want the chance to sample traditional Norwegian dishes including seafood and local produce will enjoy dining in the hotel’s restaurant which was a was once Bergen’s grandest bank, while the hotel’s celebrated Saturday Afternoon Tea is popular among both travellers and those who live in Bergen.
Det Hanseatic Hotel
Steeped in rich history and offering guests plenty of luxurious touches, this charming hotel features just 37 characterful double rooms featuring exclusive furniture and unique bathrooms, creating an interior that is redolent of the time when Bryggen was a Hanseatic port. This luxurious yet rustic establishment is set at the enchanting Finnegaarden at Hanseatic Wharf and a number of iconic attractions are just a few steps away in this Unesco World Heritage area. Wooden walls and bare ceiling beams throughout the hotel help to create a very pastoral tone. The hotel includes three restaurants including a brasserie and bar, tex mex restaurant and a fine dining option and their daily buffet breakfast includes many locally sources items giving you a true flavour of Norway.