Bergen is a gateway to some of Norway’s most incredible cultural and natural attractions. There aren’t many places where you’re able to soak in centuries of royal history one day, following by exploring breathtaking fjords and outdoor landscapes the next. When it comes to accommodation, the hotels in Bergen don’t skip a beat – they’re directly immersed in the wonderful charm and seaside ambiance of one of Europe’s most magnificent cities. So whether you prefer to wake up to the mighty fjord just outside your window, or you prefer to be in the heart of the action, these five luxury hotels in Bergen bring out the very best in the city.
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel finds itself within Bryggen, the city’s historic wharf district. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Norway’s most popular cultural attractions – and for good reason. Among winding alleys and busy fish markets, the hotel is situated within a charming row of traditional, colorful wooden buildings lining the sparkling waterfront, offering gorgeous views over the marina below.
Inside, the vibrant hotel wonderfully blends its central location with refreshing suites and stylish furniture – taking cues from world-famous Scandinavian design trends. Comfortable beds, great service and luxurious amenities round out the perfect oasis to turn to after a long day of exploration. Around the hotel, you can also savor Norwegian flavors at the 26 North restaurant and enjoy exquisite cocktails at the 26 North bar, while the sauna and wellness center is the ideal spot to blow off some steam.
Solstrand Hotel & Bad
Situated on the shores of Bjørnefjorden just 30 km from downtown Bergen, the Solstrand Hotel & Bad boasts a unique setting immersed in the local environment. The hotel was built in 1896 as a holiday resort for the Bergen merchant-princes – and this tranquil feeling carries over to this day.
Set to the backdrop of sparkling waters, the light, airy and spacious accommodation let you experience the outdoor elements up-close. Open your windows wide to enjoy the fresh Norwegian air and gorgeous views of the fjord, or head to the peaceful garden and historical main house to soak up the atmosphere.
There’s also a magnificent spa that reflects local Scandinavian bathing traditions. Take in the natural beauty from the comfort of a heated outdoor pool, or take a dip in the fjord at the bathing pier, which is open all-year-round. In addition to the facilities, you can also unwind with a long list of treatments, including massages, body wraps and facials.
Our Top 5 Hotels in Bergen Guide also includes a comprehensive breakdown of the Solstrand Hotel & Bad.
Bergen Børs Hotel
For those who want to stay in the heart of the action, the Bergen Børs Hotel blends its central location with an elegant and exclusive atmosphere. The hotel is located by the Bergen Fish Mark and harbor, Torgalmenningen and the Strandgaten shopping street, with many of the city’s top restaurants and bars nearby, meaning you’ll have convenient access to Bergen’s thriving city life.
Location within a historic building, the Bergen Børs Hotel offers 127 bespoke guest rooms and suites that feel classic but modern – with a Scandinavian design touch to add character to the room. The perfect mix of old and new, many of the rooms have picturesque city views, where you can admire the city’s unique architecture just outside your window and bustling urban activity below. You can also find Bare Restaurant, widely acclaimed as one of Bergen’s most exquisite fine dining restaurants, within the hotel.
Hotel Norge by Scandic
The vision behind Hotel Norge when it first opened its doors in 1885 was to create a space where locals and international travelers could come together to celebrate everything Bergen has to offer – cutting-edge culinary dishes, Norwegian festivities and art. Nearly a century and a half later and this sentiment still holds true. Having been refurbished several times, the hotel still exudes a classical European elegance with a vibrant and unique atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else in Bergen. The final touch is the comfortable and modern interiors, which bring out the best in the local landscape with inviting floor-to-ceiling windows that invite in the mountains, light and city atmosphere.
Hotel Opus XVI
Housed in a historic building that dates back to 1876, the Hotel Opus XVI pays homage to Edvard Grieg, a 19th-century pianist and composer who called Bergen home. The hotel offers guests a taste of the world-famous musician’s remarkable life, his relationships and unique life story – bringing about a haven of music. It doesn’t end with music, however, as the atmosphere also includes the diverse cultural experience and entertainment – showcasing the very best of what Bergen truly has to offer international visitors.
The rooms bring about a classical luxury, coming individually furnished to give guests a true one-of-a-kind experience. While each suite may be different, one thing that all have in common is a spacious atmosphere with meticulous attention to luxury and comfort.