Discover the Best Hotels in Bergen: My Top Recommendations

Hotell Norge in Bergen

Discover the Best Hotels in Bergen: My Top Recommendations

Hotell Norge in Bergen

Heading to the picturesque and idyllic town of Bergen, and looking for hotels? I get a lot of questions about places to stay in Bergen, so I thought I should share a few of my favorite spots.

Since we all travel with different budgets and expectations, I’ll divide my recommendations into, budget, mid-range and top-end, so that you can find something that fits your budget and style of travel. For assistance planning your trip to Norway, check out my Tour Planning page.

Note: the downtown area of Bergen is fairly small and compact, and most of my recommendations are withing walking distance to the train station, fish market and UNESCO listen Bryggen.

You might also like: My top hotel recommendations for the Flåm Fjord Area.

UNESCO Bryggen in Bergen
UNESCO Bryggen in Bergen

Budget Hotels in Bergen

I’m not going to list a lot of options under budget hotels, because I think there is one outstanding Hotel chain that all budget travelers to Bergen should check out, and that is the Citybox Hotel.

The Citybox Hotel

The Citybox Hotels in Bergen offers a contemporary and efficient accommodation experience. With their modern design, self-service concept, and central location, they provides a comfortable base for visitors to explore Bergen.
There is no breakfast and extras included here, but rooms are clean and comfortable, and the beds are frame mattresses of high quality. Citybox also offers self-service laundry service.

Citybox got two locations in Bergen:

The Citybox Bergen City is a 4 minute walk from the train station, and a 12 minute walk from the fish market.

The Citybox Danmarksplass is a 20 minute walk from the train station, and a 30 min walk from the fish market. Or you can get there in 9 minutes with a bus. To explore during the day there are city bikes nearby that you can rent. Due to its location the prices can be a bit lower here than at the one in the city.

Usually the best prices are if you book directly on their site here.

Or book Citybox City here: Booking.com
Citybox Danmarksplass: Booking.com

Note! Citybox is also in Oslo. Read more here

Bergen got delicious fresh seafood

Mid-Range Hotels in Bergen

In a mid-range hotel you can expect 24/7 staffed reception, breakfast is included, there might be a gym, and you might get a nice view and some comfortable chairs in your room. There will also be the choice of a more comfortable Superior Room, which are typically larger and well equipped with a fridge, iron, coffee machine and more.

For the price of a mid-range hotel I would also expect the location to be just a few minutes walk from the waterfront and UNESCO listen Bryggen of Bergen. Here’s a few of my favorite hotels which I have stayed in on several occasions.

You might also like: My top hotel recommendations for the Flåm Fjord Area.

Hotel Oleanna

Oleanna is a Boutique hotel with a very central location just a couple of blocks away from the fish market. Despite being a 3-start hotel you can sometimes find rooms here at budget prices. In other words, you can potentially get a lot of value for your money by staying here.
Hotel Oleana beds
Hotel Oleana hotel bath
hotel-oleana room

Hotel Oleana got 97 rooms, many of them with a quite artsy and colorful style, said to be inspired by the famous Bergen composer Ole Bull.

Beds are comfortable, the breakfast is tasty and they also serve afternoon tea. A good choice if you are looking for an affordable yet pleasant hotel in Bergen.

Book here –> Booking.com

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

The Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz sits on a quiet corner just a block away from the main drag and the UNESCO listed Bryggen. Rooms are bright and comfortable, and the hotel breakfast might be one of the best in Norway.

thon-hotel-rosenkrantz-bergen-standard-room-queen
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen Superior Room
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen Lobby

The Hanseatic Hotel

It’s a busy hotel, but feels inviting and spacious. Free coffe and a light evening meal is included. Rooms are equipped with a fridge and a BOSE sound system. The hotel also has a gym available for the guests.

Book here –> Booking.com

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I’m a fan of historical and a bit quirky hotels, and that is what you get at the Hanseatic Hotel. Located in an old historical building the hotel got 37 stylish yet traditional feeling rooms. Every room is unique and they all come with a desk and a flat screen TV. In the more expensive deluxe rooms and suites you get a larger bathroom plus comfortable chairs  and a couch.

Hanseatic Hotel bergen exterior
Hanseatic Hotel room
Hanseatic Hotel bergen room

The location of the Hanseatic Hotel is super central, just a block away from the fish market or the UNESCO Bryggen. Breakfast is very good, and there is a nice bar and restaurant on the ground floor which I would recommend you to check out.

Book here –> Booking.com

View of Bergen
View of Bergen from Fløien

High End Hotels in Bergen

Many who visit Bergen would like to splurge a bit and stay at a luxurious hotel. Luckily for them, Bergen got a few really good options where you can enjoy fancy hotel rooms and over the top food experiences.

You might also like: My top hotel recommendations for the Flåm Fjord Area.

Hotel Opus 16 XVI

Hotel Opus is also known as the Edvard Grieg Heritage Hotel. Opus 16, his A minor concerto for piano, is perhaps Grieg’s most famous work.

This opulent hotel is situated in an old bank building, and is a landmark in Bergen, It’s very close to the fish market, the Fløien Funicular and the KODE Art museums. With its 65 uniquely designed rooms they aim to give you an unforgettable hotel experience.

When I stayed there I had a room with a view of the mountains, and I was impressed by how comfortable the bed was, and how well-equipped even their classic room is. TV, mini-bar, walk in closet, heated bathroom floor, iron, air-con and more!

Hotel Opus room in Bergen

To enjoy a delicious meal check out their restaurant with an a-la-carte breakfast, afternoon tea or enjoy french inspired dishes from their Brasserie.

Book here –> Booking.com

Bergen Børs Hotel

Bergen Børs is an exclusive hotel with some of the nicest rooms and suites that you find in Bergen. The rooms have furniture in Scandinavian design, and many of the rooms have sea views.  All rooms have bathrooms with heated floors. Some offer sofa beds or sitting areas.

The hotel is situated in the old stock exchange building, and the breakfast room (which also houses the restaurant) is surrounded by beautiful fresco painting.
room at Bergen Bors

Luxury bathroom at Bergen Bors

Bergen Bors restaurant

The hotel got plenty of amenities such as 24-hour health club, laundry service, free use of bicycles, and 24-hour room service.

Book here –> Booking.com

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Hotell Norge by Scandic

Hotell Norge might not be as luxurious and fancy as Opus and Bergen Børs, but I would still consider this one of the most prominent hotels in Bergen.  So even though it’s a (small) step down from the very high-end selection, it’s a step up from mid-range, so somewhere in between.

The hotel got a SPA and two bars and restaurants. The interior is classy and modern, and the location is just a 12 minute walk from the historical center of Bergen.

hotell-norge

The rooms at Hotel Norge are cozy with modern decor and include, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus tea and coffeemaking equipment.

Some of the upgraded rooms add sofabeds and/or balconies with street and/or lake views. Try out one of the polished suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, and some with private saunas and whirlpool tubs. Room service is available.

Book here –> Booking.com

I hope some of these recommendations can help you find a nice place to stay in Bergen! If you are wondering what to do in Bergen, check out an article I wrote about my Top 6 Things to do in Bergen.

Your friend in Norway,

Pål

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