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Scandic Byparken
Ranked #16 of 47 Hotels in Bergen
Waukegan, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

During our vacation in Bergen, we stayed at clarion havnekontoret and Rica. The havnekontoret has much better location & views, but the rica has better (more creative) breakfast. Of course, that doesn't mean the breakfast at havnekontoret was not good (it was!), but that the breakfast at rica was simply exceptional. I recommend both hotels; where you stay depends on your budget & preference.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John262
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stavanger, Norway
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

In the summer time, hotels in Bergen are quite expensive. We used the internet and we chose Rica hotel Bergen. We were happy. It was a good choice. The standard of the rooms we had were good, the position of the hotel is excellent. Of course the breakfast of any Rica is probably the best you can get in Norway. Don't hesitate if you get a good rate.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ske443
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Oslo
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

My expectations to Rica are always lower than other hotels in Norway, but as bad as this have i never experienced. The breakfast was ok, but I had to eat it in a conference room due to lack of seats in the restaurant.

This is a worn out hotel with unhelpful staff. I asked for a quiet room and got one with a aircondition compressor just outside the window, the reception did not care about this.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank EinarMarthinsen
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Lubin, Poland
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30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Stayed one night at this hotel. It is very centrally located. I was in a single room on the 6'th floor. The room was nice and clean, bathroom was spacious. I had a good sleep although I think it was a little bit too hot, and I could not find the AC controller on the wall. The bed was a little bit too soft for me. But there was a selection of pillows to choose from, all with different softness which was something nice. Breakfast was really great, lots of different things to choose from, everything fresh and healthy, good selection of fruits and fresh smoothies. I would be going back to this hotel if I was in Bergen again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PolakMaly
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Gothenburg
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523 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Two aspects of this hotel is just above OK: it's very centrally located and the breakfast is nice. Apart from that, I would not recommend staying in Rica Travel Hotel Bergen. The rooms are really small (cramped), and the furniture is dated. In addition, irrespective of whether you stay in a front side room or a room facing the small court yard it's rather noisy. In addition, important things like soap and toilette paper where missing in my room.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GothenburgProfessor
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Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

My partner and I stayed here for one night in April 2014 before travelling on the Hurtigruten ferry. We had booked a wheelchair-accessible room, which cost over $AUD300. This was easily the most expensive hotel room during our 5 week holiday in Scandinavia and Germany, and the poorest value.

Our room on level 2 was small, with no room next to the bed for wheelchair transfers. The bathroom was reasonably accessible. Drunk folk partying in the street woke us up around 2:30am, so we had a disturbed night's sleep.

The ground floor has effectively three levels, with ramp access to the elevator. This ramp is however too steep to be negotiated safely. Dining tables for breakfast are on the top level of the ground floor, which could only be accessed by another elevator. Unfortunately, the reception staff were less than helpful in explaining how we could get to breakfast, and we ended up wandering through kitchens before we found the second elevator. Breakfast buffet tables are on the middle level of the ground floor, which was inaccessible to wheelchair users. Breakfast food was quite good though.

On the day of our departure, we asked reception staff to hold our luggage. They handed us a key, without any explanation as to what to do with it. Eventually we extracted the information that we needed to take luggage downstairs to a storage room ourselves. The reception staff smiled smugly as though they thought we were stupid for not knowing what to do!

I have stayed in Rica and Scandic Hotels previously (Scandic has recently bought out Rica) and had really good experiences. This was not one of them. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Melissa M
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Somewhere on the Sea
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51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

The hotel is downtown and the rooms are noisy from traffic. As there is no air-conditioning, windows need to be left open at night when it's warm.

The restaurant -- Matglede -- puts on a nice breakfast. Lunch is ala carte. Dinner is non-existent as the restaurant is reserved for only serving groups in the evening. There is no bar.

I'll do my best to avoid staying here in the future.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Offshore2long
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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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