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The Nordkapp docked at Bergen on Wednesday afternoon about 2-30pm We were off quickly and a short taxi ride took us to our hotel, Hotel Augustin. This is an historic hotel, right near the harbour front and it is the place that Amunsden stayed at before his North Pole expedition. We have a fantastic room on the corner with windows on three sides and …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAugustin Hotel Bergen
Huge room, a bath which I find important, free coffee and tea in the lounge and get this a waffle maker to make your own waffles, no charge. The hotel is also located close to the water and the city centre.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Augustin Hotel Bergen
Was looking forward to staying here after reading reviews but when arrived was told hotel over booked and they had arranged accomadation in another hotel. Attitude of staff disappointing. Didn't really care and went on to say was very common to overbook.
From what I saw of the hotel we did not miss much - street and reception area looked quite shabby but admittedly did not see rooms. In general dissapointed with Bergen (had three days there- think two is plenty). When going again will spend more time in the fjords!
Really friendly hotel right in the heart of Bergen
We chose the Augustin as it was at the 'budget' end of the hotels we could find online. I now know there are various others eg CityBox which promise true budget travel, as well as the horrendously expensive luxury hotels.
But I don't regret staying here - the staff were friendly and helpful, the room was stunning, and - get this! - they let you make your own waffles in the lounge from 4pm- 9pm every day. This, like the 24-hour cofffee and tea in the lounge, was free. Waffles with jam and cream, what could be wrong?
Breakfast was plentiful and fresh. We ate out so didn't try the restaurant or cellar wine bar, but the decor throughout was excellent and everywhere looked well-run. The menu was a bit hotel-typical, rather than Norwegian-typical (hence we ate out) - mixture of pasta, chicken, steak, the usual.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Bergen. It also comes with parking (£17 for 48 hours) and is a five minute walk from the harbour (there are views from the restaurant) and ten minute walk from the ferry terminal. Will stay again when we return to Bergen.
Nice Friendly Hotel
My daughter and I stayed here one night, Its very quiet, clean and the staff are friendly in addition the restaurant is very good quality food with excellant service and used I noticed by a lot of locals which is a good sign. Breakfast was good quality typical Norewgian fare. Its the other side of the quay from the Bryggen but its a short walk, I would stay again.
A Real Jewel
What a great find!!! The Augustin Hotel was perfect in every way! Front desk staff were very kind and helpful (they speak English as well). We had 3 rooms and each was large and comfortable. The bathrooms were modern. The breakfast buffet was much more than we expected, and everything was fresh and tasty. The Altona Bar is a real treasure - don't miss seeing this historic place. The artwork, architecture and flowers found throughout the hotel add to the charm and ambiance. There is free computer and internet access in the lobby, as well as a coffee/tea bar available 24 hours a day. Umbrellas are also available in the lobby (there was a fine mist most days). We would definitely stay here on our next visit. We highly recommend The Augustin for quality, comfort, location and value.
Lovely hotel - would stay in again
We must have been lucky with our room as it was huge. It was on the 5th floor right at the back of the hotel, overlooking a pedestrian shopping street.
The location is handy as the harbour and town centre are both a short walk away.
It was great to get a double bed instead of the usual 2 singles shoved together (I asked especially)
Bathroom was very spacious, clean and modern. It had a lovely heated floor and gorgeous smelly shower gel! Only thing missing was a hairdryer.
The breakfast was a standard buffet with the usual chooise of juices, cereals, toast, fruit, verious meats etc This was taken in their comfortable restaurant which looks like it would be lovely at night.
There is some on street parking and an open car park across the road with some reserved spaces for the hotel (don't know if this is for guests or staff). We were lucky enough to be there on a bank holiday so parking everywhere was free.
The staff were very nice and friendly and check in and out was a speedy affair.
We only paid £77 a night for this room with Expedia and it was well worth it. If I were to stay in Bergen again I wouldn't hestitate to re-book here.
We also stayed in Hotel Thon Rosenkrantz (a little cheaper) for a couple of nights on our return to Bergen after touring the fjiords but wished we hadn't - we were spoiled to much by our stay at Augustin that 1st night.
i have stayed at this hotel a few times on buisness over the past 3 years. But its also good as a tourist hotel. Its in a nice and fairly quiet location good for all areas of bergen centre. THe staff are friendly and i have always found them helpful and fairly knowledgable.
The hotel has been refurbished recently and all the rooms i've recently been in are decorated in a kind of classy gothic way and many have these amazing custom doors designed by a local artist.
The single rooms however, are very small and i find them claustraphobic and have always asked to be moved. its never been a problem although I know at weekends the hotel is usually fully booked so it would then.
Most rooms are fairly view less, although you can see some nice bland walls through them. Howeverm there are some corner rooms at the front, some with a balcony that have terrific views of the harbour and the port. They're a bit small than some but have a great feel.
Bathrooms are smallish, but many have baths and all have heated floors which is particularly good in the middle of the night.
Best in the hotel is the bar. A very old cellar with great atmosphere and worth a visit even if you don't stay. Breakfast is avarage, coffee generally stale.
My 14 year old son and I were in a junior suite which was a large room. Yes the bathroom was a little cramped, but really no different than most european hotel rooms.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. I needed to do laundry and needed help with operating the guest dryer. When it was determined that the dryer was broken, a housekeeping dryer was made available to me.
The front desk staff gave good directions and overall we enjoyed our stay there. And yes, the breakfast was very good.
Ok, but not special
Good location, but nothing special. Small room and old bathroom. We stayed in much better in other cities around Scandinavia. Breakfast was good and overall value was fair.
i stayed at the augustin for 3 nights at the end of may 2004. the room was spacious for european standards. the continental breakfast included in the rate was extensive; enough to keep you going for the day. the hotel lobby has a wonderful lounge that has self serve coffee, tea and make your own waffles in the afternoon; a wonderful way to relax after a day of sight seeing. the old wine cellar is wonderful for a meal and a glass of wine. The hotel also has a restaurant on premise that serves light fare. the location of the hotel is ok. not in the center of town. a 5 minute walk to the central fish market and square. it is nice and quiet and i would highly recommend it. everyone was wonderul and very helpfu.
Friendly Helpful service
We stayed at this charming Hotel in Bergen for a couple of nights during the week of the Bergen Festival. Comfortable, clean and well priced accomodation. This hotel had a large collection of art throughout the rooms and corridors in the hotel. Our room although not huge was on the corner of the building and had windows on three sides with a stunning view over the harbour to Bryggen and out to sea. Reception kindly let us take our room early as we arrived by train in the early morning. We had emailed them beforehand to advise them of this and had prompt courteous and friendly replies to our enquiry. The restaurant was comparitively well priced and the 400year old cellar and wine bar was cozy and welcoming for an evening relaxing and chatting about the day. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty. Afternoon waffles in the reception lounge bar very welcome after a days sightseeing. We were made to feel very comfortable and at home by the courteous and friendly staff.