This hotel is right behind the UNESCO World heritage site Bryggen (the old Bergen Wharf). It is very central therefore it can feel very crowded especially when cruise ships arrived. But Ido not think if it was worth $300/night for a standard room. The room was large but we had two tiny windows on either side of a big wall. So I guess we definitely paid for location. The bed and the pillows were very comfortable. Free wifi and breakfast is included.
The bathroom was very clean but it would smell like sewer (coming from the shower drain) every once in a while. The shower was nice but the shower door does not help too much so the floor was getting wet due to water leaking under the door. So we had to dry the floor by our hand towels. Even blocking under the door with a towel did not help greatly.
Also I would recommend bringing your own shampoo. The hotel only provides liquid soaps. I usually bring my own. I did not test the product in the shower but if you depend on hotel shampoo to save room in carry-on space you might be disappointed. Not a major issue of course… just a friendly reminder. It is nice that they are trying to protect the environment.
The staff was excellent. They helped us with every question and every request.
The breakfast was very good. A lot of food choices.
The refrigerator was very interesting. If you remove any item you would be automatically charged for the item. There was a designated guest spaces for two bottles. I was very impressed with the technology but why all this effort would go into a refrigerator instead of providing an empty one unless otherwise requested? I managed to not disturb any sensors and squeeze our water bottles.
I guess I would rate this hotel "Good". If the price was lower I would consider staying there again. It is a nice hotel with fantastic staff. I just did not think we should have the problems described above when the price for the room is $300.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is idyllically situated on the waterfront, amongst the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hanseatic houses. The hotel`s award winning architecture blends in perfectly with the historical area. The hotel is the ultimate combination of modern facilities in a warm and cosy atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen Hotel Bergen
- Radisson Bergen
- Bergen Radisson