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“Great hotel in rainy Bergen”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Scandic Byparken

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Scandic Byparken
Ranked #16 of 47 Hotels in Bergen
Blanchardstown, Ireland
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great hotel in rainy Bergen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Hotel just 2 min walk from the centre of the city. Airport bus stop just outside the hotel on arrival. Standard business type of room, clean and comfortable. BREAKFAST - what pushed this hotel above standard... Amazing, even down to the shot glasses of different types of fresh fruit juices.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lavik, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Stayed here for one night (a saturday night). The hotel was busy with people on christmas outings but this could not be heard from inside the room. There was some noise in the corridors but this could not be heard from inside the room. I stayed in one of the single rooms with a single bed. The room was small, but OK as it was for one person only. Everything was clean and tidy and the service at reception was great. The breakfast in the morning was great with a fantastic selection of both warm and cold items. The smoothies were amazing too! Location: GREAT! Central to most things. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Farsund, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Very sentral, and reasonably quiet even with a room on 1st floor facing the main street. Small, but intelligently furnished room. Clean and up to date. Old fasioned bathroom. Rica has a very good deal for sports federation, so also very cheap. An absolutely delicious breakfast and genuinly friendly staff made this a trip worth remembering.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed here for one night only during a driving tour of the coast and found it a good stop-over for seeing the highlights of Bergen. We found it convenient to get everywhere on foot from the hotel. The staff were welcoming and efficient. Our room, whilst on the smaller size, was good in every other respect. The breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

Good standard hotel. Very expensive by British standards, but that is the way with Norway it seems! We chose this hotel because of all the comments about the buffet breakfast and were not disappointed. There really was a spectacular array of delights, including gigantic, superbly cooked, really fresh salmon and lovely baked omelettes, as well as a huge cheeseboard and a little surprise from the chef each day! Most people were making themselves up sandwiches for their lunch as well - the only way to eat reasonably in Bergen! The hotel is really well located for all the sights Bergen has to offer and the staff were very helpful. On arrival, we found we had single cabin style beds, but were immediately upgraded when my husband explained we had only just been married! The reception staff spoke exceptional English and they seemed to enjoy the challenge of even some odder requests we made to get off the beaten track. The room was small, but clean and well appointed and we had a great view of the park, lake and mountains beyond.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Rica hotell is very centrally located in Bergen City centre with walking distance to the attractions in the city. It is also a few minutes walk to the Bybanen that easily takes you out of the town.
The staff are very polite. The breakfast buffee is incredible where they offer freshly sqeezed juice, home made smoothies and they also offer a huge variety for the breakfast.

We were surprised that they also offer a "pillow menu" in the room where you can ask for a different pillow!
Just make sure you don't get a room that faces the noisy street in the weekends.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the street to avoid noise especially in the weekend from nearby clubs
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Rooms were very nice. Bed very comfortable. Front desk very helpful.
Just a little complaint about the coffee by the front desk. Each time wanted to drink coffee I had to ask for spoon and for sugar substitute. I think I am being a bit picky but just decided to mention it anyway.
Just improve this one little thing and I would have absolutely nothing but very good to say about everything at the hotel.
Left very early for the airport so didn't eat breakfast but the front desk had sandwiches and fruit packed for me when I came to check out.
A real nice touch and if I do not have a rental car next time in Bergen, I will definitely stay here again as long as the price is about the same.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Scandic Byparken
Address: Christiesgate 5-7, Bergen 5808, Norway (Formerly Rica Travel Hotel Bergen)
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen > Sentrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Byparken 3.5*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Scandic Byparken (formerly Rica Hotel Bergen) is centrally located in the heart of charming Bergen, near to the bus station, railway station and city sights. Our hotel restaurant serves a generous breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner on request. We also have a nice lobby bar which is a great place to relax and have a freshly brewed cup of coffee. If you're planning a meeting, conference or event, we can provide flexible facilities for up to 80 participants. Parking is available close by for guests arriving by car. Free WiFi is available in all our rooms and public areas. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rica Travel Bergen
Bergen Rica Travel Hotel

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