Ok, the unfortunate fact first: By our standards, this nice hotel was very expensive: Over 300 EUR for a double room. This included all meals, however, and the country is a very expensive place to start with. As can be expected in Norway, the alcoholic drinks were extra, and also very expensive.
Other than that, I really like the hotel. The rooms were small, but tastefully decorated and had a homely feel to them.
The best thing, however, is the view over the fjord. The dining room has a huge windowfront to the water, and it's simply amazing. If you like, you can also get to the shore quite easily.
Since it was mid-June, it would never get really dark, so it was possible to sit in the garden as long as you like.
Too bad that most of the day we were in a conference room that looked to the back.
Adding to the relaxed feeling was the fact that the hotel is located a bit outside Bergen.
I also liked the fact that were many common areas to meet and hang out: The garden, a terrace, lounge areas and a small bar.
Meals were also very good, with a large breakfast buffet and both lunch and dinner featuring three courses (sometimes, lunch was also a buffet). The quality of the food was high, with local ingredients.
The staff was quite friendly, and there was also a free wireless internet service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bjornefjorden Gjestetun is situated on Hauge, Os, just half an hour's drive south of Bergen. Gjestetunet (Guest House) has 38 rooms, seven meeting rooms of different size, banquet facilities, a fireplace lounge and a restaurant. The farm was formerly part of Lyse Kloster (Castle), founded in 1146. The farmstead consists of five houses, and from guest courtyard there is a beautiful view over the Bjornefjorden (Bear Fjord).Family Birch is the eighth generation of the farm Hauge. At the entrance is a burial mound from the Viking era. The oldest building on the farm - former barn, and nowadays an accomodation for several of the guest rooms, is from 1655. The farm was once a part of Lyse Kloster, a rich and powerful monastery founded by Bishop Sigurd of Bergen, with more than 200 farms of their own.Guest farmstead is situated in a large garden, on the top of a hill above the majestic Bjornefjorden. From Gjestetunet there is a view to Folgefonna, Rosendal and Tysnes mountains in the distance. The farm is located ten minutes walk from the center of Os. It is also close to Lysoen, the wonderful and adventurous summer villa of Ole Bull.There are several hiking trails and jogging routes nearby. It is possible to combine this with a swim in the bay (for most of us this will be dependent on the season ...).Bjornefjord Golf Club is located on the property and is a nine-hole all-year-round court. We help you with booking and equipment you need.If you want to tailor challenging activities, maybe you will want to rent a real Oselvar (traditional boat), take horse-drawn sleigh rides, canoe or have a mini boot camp before dinner? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bjornefjorden Gjestetun Bergen
- Bjornefjorden Gjestetun Hotel Bergen
- Bjornefjorden Gjestetun Norway/Osoyro