After reading other reviews and staying here for 5 nights, I think that one's experience depends entirely on whether or not you stay in the old building or the new building. We stayed in the Old building and it felt very old and in need of refurbishing. Many tour groups stayed here for a night or two so it is my guess that groups are put in the old building.
To start with the positive:
--People who worked there were pleasant and helpful (like everyone else I met in Norway)
--Clean...though housekeeping took our dirty bathroom glass the first morning and never replaced it
--Location was convenient walk from Radisson Flybussen stop, train station, Bryggen, etc.
--Breakfast buffet was large with great selection and never ran out of food (though if you went back to get something like a drink refill your plate might be cleared by the help)
----Coffee and tea making items in room (no decaf)
----Good, free wifi
On the Negative Side:
----Rooms were last redecorated when Grieg was alive
----Bathroom tub had very high sides and the floor tile had a very slick finish and they did not supply a bath mat so it was very scary getting in and out of the tub/shower. Many groups of older people stayed here and this could be very dangerous.
----Shower had very low water pressure
----Very cheap and rough toilet paper and very thin towels
----Small and old elevators which backed up when groups were checking in. The safety mechanism is oddly placed and I saw some close calls with people almost being shut in the elevator door.
----No safe for your passport
----The outside temperature was only in the 60s (F) but our 6th floor room was very stuffy. When we tried to sleep with the window open, we were awakened by the people shouting in the street at 3 am.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Choose the Scandic Bergen City hotel and enjoy a central Bergen location. Do business in the conference centre or see a film at the Bergen Cinema next door. Unwind in Restaurant Amalie and City Bar. Bergen museums and attractions are just a few blocks away. Dine in the Restaurant Amalie or spend the evening in the City Bar. Enjoy nearby Bergen attractions from the Aquarium, Mt. Floyen, to the Galleriet Shopping Centre. ... more less
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