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“Bergen at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of First Hotel Marin

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First Hotel Marin
Ranked #17 of 47 Hotels in Bergen
Munich, Germany
1 review
“Bergen at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Location VERY good.
Just in the Center of Old Bergen.
Shops with typical Norwegian Gifts around the corner
Great restaurants all over
Rooms very good: clean and great service
Säure to Book this facility again




  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear Stehan K,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and I am so happy to learn that you have had a nice stay with us!

I would like to use this opportunity to wish you a warm welcome back to our hotel the next time you a staying in our wonderful city!


Monica E. Selvik
Hotelldirektør / General Manager
FIRST HOTEL MARIN
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Rosenkrantzgaten 8
5003 Bergen
Norway

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in 2 x family suite. There are 4 beds in the suite . The double beds is joined by 2 single bed. 2 beds in the room n the other 2 beds in the living room. The room n toilet is spacious. There is even 2 basins in the toilet. Location is good as well. However walking from train station to the Hotel require ard 20mins. It is not easy to push luggages along the stoned pavement. One negative point is the hotel room is quite dated in design. The dark wood furniture in the room makes it not modern . Plus point is quite clean. Overall is value for money considering the fact that Norway is such an expensive country.

Stayed May 2014
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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear Sallylimseklee,

Thank you very much for your kind review, I am so happy you enjoyed our spacious family suites as well as our very central location at Bryggen in Bergen.

We are a quite classical hotel and we are also a marin inspired hotel - therefore our dark wooden floors and furniture.

I am very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Bergen and First Hotel Marin and please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any quiries.

Monica E. Selvik

General Manager
FIRST HOTEL MARIN
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Rosenkrantzgaten 8
5003 Bergen
Norway

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Location of the First Marin Hotel is brillant. It so close to all the main tourist attractions & great resurants nearby. Would could take a stroll for a few hours & easily pop back into our room to change, grab something or even use the toilet! Totally recommend. The Airport bus also stops & picks up only 5mins down the road.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear MoaBoa

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback with regards to your stay at First Hotel Marin. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the hotel and our central location.

I am looking forward to seeing you again soon in the near future!

Warm regards
Monica E. Selvik
General Manager
FIRST HOTEL MARIN
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Rosenkrantzgaten 8
5003 Bergen
Norway
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Leamington Spa, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Stayed here for the second time in a few years after trying other Bergen hotels. Definitely one of the better ones. The room was warm (very important in Bergen) and clean. We unfortunately had skylights which were noisy in the rain and obscured the view but they made the room bright. Good seating area, comfy bed, big bathroom. We had a problem with the telly and it was fixed straight away. Free and tea and coffee downstairs in lobby area but very few places to sit. Could have done with some sofas and chairs in the coffee area. Would definitely stay here again in preference to the other hotels. Also should say it's very centrally located on a quiet street.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Mandalola,

First of all, thank you very much for choosing First Hotel Marin as your hotel while staying in Bergen. We are happy to see guests return, and do appreciate that you enjoy staying in our hotel.

The skylights may be a bit noisy in the rain, please ask for another floor if you are troubled by it, at least if you should experience rain again (unfortunately not very seldom in Bergen as you may know). Hope you will have some sun the next time you are staying!

I have noted your wishes for seating in the coffee room area - although we need this area to have som "air" in order to be functional when having Conference. This is our break area for Conference guests as well. You are always welcome to sit in our bar.

I am looking froeard to welcoming you back to Bergen and First Hotel Marin during your next visit to our then hopefully sunny city!

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any quiries.

Yours sincerely,

Monica E. Selvik
General Manager

FIRST HOTEL MARIN
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Rosenkrantzgaten 8
N - 5003 Bergen

Tel: +47 53051530
Fax: +47 53051501
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

I stayed at the Bergen First Marin for three nights in March 2014. This hotel has a fantastic location, one street away from the busy harbour area but just far enough away to be reasonably quiet.

The room was average and contained what one expects: a comfortable bed, clean bathroom, all that. My only quibble would be the absence of coffee and tea-making facilities. I know many hotels dispense with these but it really is a pain. I often work in my hotel room and like to carry teabags with me, so having a kettle to boil water would have been nice.

Having said this, the First Marin does at least provide complimentary tea and coffee (and hot water) to its guests in a lounge on the ground floor, which is helpful. But it does mean traversing the lifts/stairs with a cup of hot water... Just a little quibble.

The restaurant provided and excellent meal for our group and the breakfast was as lavish and as fresh and tasty as I have now come to expect from hotels in this part of the world.

The staff were friendly and spoke excellent English.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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MonicaSelvik, Daglig leder at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear GrahaminMelbourne,

First of all - thank you very much for your pleasant feedback with regards to your stay at our hotel in March. I am very happy that you have experienced a nice stay - although with some quibbles.

Please make sure to book an upgraded room the next time you are staying with us - all upgraded rooms offer a water kettle, coffee and tea.

I am looking forward to welcoming you back to Bergen and First Hotel Marin any time!

Yours sincerely,

Monica E. Selvik
General Manager
First Hotel Marin
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Calne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

Stayed two nights at The First Marin Bergen at the end of a two week trip around Norway. I prebooked through Booking.com and paid up front. We were two couples booked into two twin bedded rooms. Our room was large with a short hallway into the main body of the room. This hallway was useful for bags, coats etc. A well provisioned room with tea/coffee making facilities (most welcome). TV, mini bar etc. The bathroom was a fair size with a shower over the bath and a hanging shower screen of some plastic material (not one of my favoured inventions)!
The beds were very comfortable and enabled us to have a good nights sleep.
Breakfast was included in our rate. It was buffet style with choices of cereal, and cold meats (European style), and hot dishes such as scrambled eggs, boiled egges, bacon etc. The foods was satisfactory but the hot meals tended not to be very hot! Plates were cold.
Overall this was a good hotel that met our expectations. The location of The Hotel was good because it was a short walk to The Restaurants and sights around The Harbour.
We would use this Hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear HRH4,

Thank you very much for your pleasant feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to evaluate us and we are very happy to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

Your positive comments concerning the nice and spaciuos roms and our various breakfast buffet are very pleasing. It is always especially nice when we see nice comments conserning our main focus areas such as the rooms, breakfast and service.

Thank you again and we are very much looking forward to seeing you again the next time you plan to visit Bergen.

Kind regards
Monica E. Selvik
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

Perfect place to stay for the weekend!
View over "bryggen" and only 1 minute to og for the "Fløibanen".
Only minutes to walk until you're at the main street, "Torgalmenningen" with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants.
We really appreciated the free coffe on the hotel. The hotel was clean and the breakfast was small, but OK.
We didn't find the "breafast in room" brochure in Our suite...I found out to late that I had to het this in the reception.
They don't have their own parking lot, but you can park in a garage right next to the hotel, the cost is 200,- per day/24 hrs.
You also had to use your "key" to use the elevator.....
2100,- for 2 Nights without parking and poor breakfast, was not worth the money.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear Globetroll,

Thank you very much for your warming feedback conserning your stay at First Hotel Marin. So nice to hear that you enjoyed the location and the short distance to the main street and the historic area of Bryggen.

Regarding breakfast in room we will make sure to put our more information about this, but you are very correct - our breakfast room service menu is available at the front desk and can be ordered there.

We do have our own parking spaces in our own garage - but it is very often full in the weekends as there are limited spaces available. So good indeed that we have larger parking house right next door. The cost is the same - only that in the hotel garage you can access the rooms directly by elevator from the garage.

We use the key to elevators for security reasons, which I know many of our guests appreciate very much.

I am afraid the rates are quite ok for our location - I would think it will be difficult to find a more reasonable price than what you have paid - and parking in the cities are generally expensive.

We hope to be hosting you the next time you visit Bergen and I am looking forward to hearing from you again.

Kind regards

Monica E. Selvik
General Manager
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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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