I stayed at SKUTEVIKEN guesthouse for 3 nights in April as part of a trip to Bergen and Oslo.
I flew into Bergen airport and caught the coach into town, getting off at the final stop and then its a short 5-10 minute stroll to the guesthouse. The guesthouse is down a narrow alley, in a charming area of wooden housing. but easy enough to find. Solveig was there waiting for me when I arrived and quickly dealt with payment, showed me to my room(s) and made me very welcome (speaking perfect English)
The rooms I had consisted of a small lounge with kitchen facilities - a fridge,double hob,sink, kettle and all the associated cutlery and pans etc I'd need. There was also some pasta and rice if I needed it, a nice touch.
The bed room though some may consider it small was more than adequate , the bed nice and comfy. This led through to the bathroom, with shower cubicle, basin and toilet. The floor is heated as well which I guess would be quite nice in the winter.
Solveig pointed out some nearby supermarkets where I could get food etc for my stay, just a few minutes up the hill.
Bergen town centre is I'd say about a 15 minute walk , a few small hills to negotiate , though you can walk around the quaysides to avoid these hills.
The guesthouse is the sort of place that when you return of an evening you feel at home. Its nice to sit down on comfy couch or armchair and put your feet up
Solveig and her husband are welcoming but inobtrusive hosts. I sense they are proud of Their city and want people to go away with nothing but good thoughts about both Bergen and their guesthouse. That was certainly the case when I bid them farewell to move on to Oslo.
I'll certainly stay here again when i return to Bergen, would recommend it without hesitation to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skuteviken Guesthouse is located in a residential area of Bergen which dates back to the 1600s and is known for its traditional wooden buildings. The buildings in the area have evolved through several centuries with small wooden houses who adapt to the terrain and the narrow cobbled streets. The neighborhood will take you back to old times and old Bergen. All apartments have a living room, kitchenette, bedroom and a bathroom. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Skuteviken Guesthouse Hotel Bergen