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“nice hotel but terrible rooms”
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First Hotel Marin
Ranked #17 of 46 Hotels in Bergen
Townsville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“nice hotel but terrible rooms”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The hotel is in a great location on the Bryggen tourist strip waterfront. Therefore the area is quite noisy with night life.
Requested and paid for a 'superior' Harborview room, which gave wonderful views - and little else. The waterfront rooms are in the Bryggen section of the hotel, and these rooms are old, run down, and poorly cared for. Holes in walls, cracks in ceiling, a kettle with mould growing in it, cupboard doors that won't shut, and towels with holes in them (kettle and towels were replaced on our complaint). Layers of dust on desktop surfaces auggest that cleaning isn't a priority either.
The public areas and breakfast were fine, but all staff encountered were indifferent and abrupt. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: Harbour view rooms give a wonderful view, but are of poor quality and noisy.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Nice hotel in city center, clean, good standard and a friendly staff. We booked a family room, (minisuite), that have a separate bedroom. The ekstra bedroom had no window but luckily the kid didn t mind and slept well.
If you stay friday og saturday night make sure you don t get a room facing the street since there is a night club there and drunken guests make a lot of noice...

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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epsom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Hi i recently stayed in the hotel marin with my brother for a short break.I have to be honest i only booked it because it was the only hotel available.The receptionist on the first day was most unhelpful and we had to prise answers out of him.The room itself could have done with redecorating and infact the same could be said about the entire hotel but the view from the room more than made up for its bad decor.If you book the hotel always try and get a harbour view its stunning.The breakfast was ok with english and continental fare on offer.another nice touch was the free coffee available all the time.All in all i found the hotel very dated in need of cleaning from top to bottom and completely redecorating and if i every go back to Bergen again which i have to say is a beautiful town i won't be rushing back to the first marin.

Room Tip: If you do go to the first marin always book a harbour facing room
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

2 terrible rooms (we changed rooms) 2nd no better than first - dirty,no luggage stands, need paint & repairs, no make-up mirror,no clock,skimpy towels, couldn't see tv from bed(too low), 4 of 6 windows were broken,very poor lighting, the hotel was shabby - cobwebs on ceiling in main lounge but good ( not great ) breakfast

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Hotel great central location for Bryggen. Room clean but small , nice decor, bed very comfy.

Hotel staff friendly and helpful,inside hotel i missed mu digital camera they pick take care return back to me.
great location all sightseeing in walking distance .,

break fast too good & good choice,

overall hotel good.....

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Not overly friendly at reception. Stains on doona were a severe setback. Room size and other general cleanliness and room servicing was quite acceptable. Room was hot with limited opportunity for natural ventilation.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kristiansand, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Booked the room for one person and for one night. Got the room in the sixt floor, with a maybe 10 square meters, bed with a size 80 x 200 or similar and with no minibar, no fridge.. One window was a bit broken and was not easy to open / close. However, there was a place for fridge/minibar under a TV, but it looks was removed.. maybe broken too, whatever.. Stayed until late evening and I have chosen to leave, not to spend more time in this hotel as it was not under my expectation.

Room Tip: Better rooms is only in the other hotels.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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