Perfect bright rooms with heavenly beds, great "rain" shower, delicious breakfasts, great hospitality, all in a cute traditional wooden Bergen house..what more could you ask for! This has to be one of my most memorable hospitality experiences ever, and I've travelled quite a lot worldwide.
Sure, it's not a "cheap" B&B, but that's not what this place is meant to be at all. I took one look at the hotel rates in Bergen and decided that I'd rather stay here for a far more unique experience, and for less money than a typical hotel in the area.
Location is great, in a charming hilly residential neighbourhood right near Bryggen. If you're arriving with luggage and using the airport bus, be aware that you'll have to drag your stuff uphill for a short while to get there, which can be a pain. But really, it's well worth it just to stay in this beautiful neighbourhood and house.
Yvonne and Renate are friendly and intuitive hosts. Yvonne was on duty during my stay, and she took care of even the smallest details. She noticed which kind of tea I liked the most, and refilled my tea tray with even more bags of it. She also saw that I really liked the little chocolates on the tea tray, and replenished abundantly every day. Breakfast is served at any time you request, and the food is fresh and scrumptious. I enjoyed my experience of (pungent but very tasty) Norwegian brown cheese, made even better by Yvonne's tip to try it with a dab of jam like the locals do - yum!
I absolutely adore Bergen, rain and all, and will come back more than once for sure...and when I return, To Sostre will be my "home" of choice. Greetings from Australia!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in October 2009, To Sostre ("Two Sisters") is a charming family run guesthouse situated in the historic centre of Bergen. This traditional wooden house lies in a quiet, cobbled street and is just a short walk (5min) from the city’s historic water front and UNESCO world heritage site – "Bryggen." We offer comfortable rooms and a family suite, with a wholesome breakfast, including homemade breads and local produce. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- To Sostre Guesthouse Hotel Bergen