We stayed here for 2 nights in July and were very pleased with this lovely small boutique hotel.
The goal was to stay in a moderate or higher class place with free wi-fi and free breakfast in a clean, quiet room with a comfortable bed for no more than $200US per night.
This place fit the bill perfectly!
I bought the Fjord Pass ($24US) to get the discounted rate and that rate turned out to be right at $200 per night (even after paying for the pass).
Our double room was in the main building on the second floor (which is actually the first floor with rooms).
We asked for a quiet room and got a room at the end of the hall away from the stairs and ice machine so it was quiet. We use ambient noise on our iPhones at night so we did not hear any street noise at all.
The women at reception were always there with a smile and willing to help with any sightseeing suggestions and even looked up schedules for us on the funicular and cable car...spoke English perfectly as well.
They also had a computer in the lobby if you don’t have your own and a printer we used to print out boarding passes.
The room was lovely even if a bit narrow getting to the bed. We did have to move some furniture around a bit to lay out our 2 large suitcases. We did have to live out of them due to lack of storage space. But being here only for 2 nights that was no problem.
The decor was nice and the room was fresh and clean.
There was no AC but not necessary as it was cool even on a beautifully sunny day in July.
You could open the windows to let in a nice breeze and, when closed, the double-panes kept the room quiet.
The bed was very soft and comfortable with plush comforters and pillows.
The bathroom was a bit bizarre as the shower area was the area in front of the sink, so that the floor was wet after your shower while you stood at the sink. Good space saving idea but just a bit unusual. Wish the bathroom would’ve been bigger.
The wifi was fast and free but you needed to get the code from reception each day.
The breakfast was served in a small area, a bit too cramped for as many guests as they accommodate. But the food was good, always quickly replenished and consisted of fruits, breads, cereals, cold cuts and cheeses, boiled eggs and scrambled eggs, juices, teas and coffee.
Every afternoon there was coffee and brownies as well....nice touch!
The location was fine for us as we don’t mind a bit of an uphill walk. It’s really only the last block and a half that is steep...the rest is just a gradual slope.
Tip: If anyone is doing Norway in a Nutshell and uses a porter service to transport your luggage to the Hotel Park (which we did) then you will have no problem walking from the train or bus station to the hotel since you won’t have your bags with you.
Then if you leave Bergen via the train or bus station it will be an easy 10 minute walk all downhill. We did this with our 2 very large rolling suitcases and it was a breeze (and saved expensive taxi fare!)
Another tip: if you are interested in using porter service you can message me for details of the reliable company we used.
Overall, even though this hotel is not in the main city center, I believe that it is a great value for what you get. It is in a lovely, quiet, residential neighborhood and we had a very comfortable stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Park Bergen is a family owned hotel, known for its particular personal style and pleasant atmosphere. If you would like to experience something which is different from the large chain hotels then Hotel Park is definitely worth a visit. Hotel Park is a member of the association “Historic Hotels and Restaurants” which consists of nearly 50 of Norway’s most charming hotels and restaurants, each offering its own individual character and distinctive features. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Park