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“A little tired but clean in Begen”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of First Hotel Marin

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First Hotel Marin
Ranked #17 of 47 Hotels in Bergen
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“A little tired but clean in Begen”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Yes, the hotel is extremely well located and the staff were very helpful. Lovely morning breakfast as other have commented, but the rooms are definitely minimalist and spartan -- nothing special at all, but quite suitable for 1-2 nights stay in Bergen. "This ain't no Four Seasons"....but rather a tourist hotel in a very good location.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

Great location near the 'harbour" just a stones throw from all the restaurants and cafes and bars.

Clean & impressive hotel on the outside, and just as impressive on the inside.

I had an excellent spacious room with a fantastic immaculately clean bathroom....Check in receptionist was awesome and so helpful with great impeccable manners....a real credit to the hotel (evening of 25 September).

I would definitely recommend this hotel and would have no issues staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Coming directly from staying at the luxurious THE THIEF in Oslo, my expectations were low when I checked into the First Hotel Marin. Thanks to the nice guy at the front desk, the check-in process took about 2 minutes. My room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. In addition, the hotel's location to the Bryggen and other major tourist attractions in Bergen is awesome. Great stay!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

I have stayed at the first marin many times and have reviewed it before but feel an update is needed.
I most often stay there due to its location, close to "Bryggen", restaurants and just a few minutes walk to the shopping centers. However hotel is starting to look more and more run down. The last 3 times I've stayed there there has been something not working right in my room. Rooms don't look as nice as they did and I've had anything from windows not closing to shower heads not working right. Even last time when I was upgraded to a premium room/suite (due to overbooking) it didnt feel very luxurious.
Anyway, not big things but hotel is definitely in need for a general upgrade soon.

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Cumming, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Unless you want to pay substantially more you won't get a better location in the center of the main tourist area of Bergen. One block off the historic hanseatic wharves - no, they're not visible from the rooms, little is, but easy access.
The beds are the worst we've experienced in terms of comfort -- flimsy construction.
The breakfast buffet was spartan compared with our other hotel experiences.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

The hotel is well placed, a few minutes from the waterfront and we had a view of this from our room which was clean and comfortable. We did, however, have some problems from a leaking shower and an electricity circuit which did not work. These problems were not resolved during our stay and we were told to put our complaint to Booking.com

The breakfasts were sumptuous with the most delicious fish! The waiting staff were so efficient and cleared away dishes immediately.

Part of the hotel needs updating, but this did not affect our enjoyment. There is free tea and coffee all day long.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Frederikshavn, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Good hotel with a perfect location ón a street just behind Bryggen. Got a very large room with bedroom and livingroom. Price is a little high but that's Norway. Breakfast is perfectly ok with eggs and bacon.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Property: First Hotel Marin
Address: Rosenkrantzgaten 8, Bergen 5003, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — First Hotel Marin 4*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
First Hotel Marin is a classic hotel situated in the city center of Bergen. The unique location of the hotel is on the famous "Bryggen" in Bergen which is on UNESCOs world-heritage list. Marin have well-equipped rooms, conference facilities as well as steambaths, sauna and a gym. Our rooms are charming and welcoming, some with wonderful views over Bryggen. Treat yourself to a little luxury and enjoy our spacious suites and come home to some extra comfort after a busy day. First Hotel Marin is a perfect match for both business and pleasure. Welcome to First Hotel Marin in Bergen. Centrally located and renovated 2013/2015 Rooms with view of the harbour Parking Free WiFi Free Breakfast ... more   less 
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