Clarion Collection Havnekontoret
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Well that was lucky.
Despite its reputation Bergen was dry all day.
Which was just as well as walking 6 hours in the rain would have been tedious.
Managed to see (in no particular order):
- Hansetic Museum and Schotstuene Museum
- Bryggen (again)
- Bergen Cathedral
- Railway station (interesting but not really a …
You'll be pleased to know that we both slept like babies in the upgraded facilities. Nothing like waking up, opening the windows to see another beautiful Norwegian Coastal town with houses facing towards the sea. Everyone has water views. Meanwhile, on the ship, the elderly passengers, including us had a sedentary day drinking tea and watching the …
After finishing yesterday's entry, I was awake a couple of times more during the night but not for long. But as usual I was awake from about 5am onwards. Craig managed to put in 13 hours before he eventually came to around 7am. The view of the lights on the harbour from our window was glorious so I spent a while this morning practicing and playing …
It's 6pm on Sunday in Bergen and we're both absolutely stuffed. We had an early tea and are now just revelling in being in a proper horizontal bed.
We had a great, straightforward journey here to Bergen but it was a long one. We left home at 5.30am on Saturday morning and finally arrived here at our hotel room at 2pm Sunday (Bergen time) …
Bergen has a very long history as a seaport and we enjoyed our tour of their historic old waterfront, where our hotel was located. Bergen was founded in 1070 was the capital of the Kingdom of Norway during the Middle Ages. It was an outpost of the powerful Hanseatic League of Baltic merchant communities organized in the 12th century. The old town …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsClarion Collection Havnekontoret Bergen
Staff at reception are incredibly helpful. Stayed in room 300 which has outstanding views. A must is a visit to the tower.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Clarion Collection Havnekontoret Bergen
I travel to bergen quite a bit for work and am working my way through the hotels there. For a beautiful town with lots of visitors, Bergen is sorely lacking in well appointed, comfortable and modern hotels - until now. The Hotel Havnekontoret (Hotel Harbour Office) is a new hotel located adjacent to the World Heritage Site, Bryggen. I was impressed with the modern renovation of the heritage building. I stayed in a deluxe room (as in the cheapest) and found it to be a large room with very comfortable beds (complete with thick duvets), a sitting area, and a large bathroom with a great shower and heated floors. Flat screen LCD tv and dvd player were nice touches. Other than the thin towels offered in the bathroom, I have absolutely no complaints and, believe me, I do my share of complaining in hotels.
We arrived at Bergen as the last stop of our Norway tour. And as we had a bit of an up-down with hotels we decided we want the nicest one we can find.
I wanted to write some words about this hotel and my trip. I really, really liked it and it made my trip when staying in Bergen. I took the Norway In a Nutshell tour (the BEST train part is between Myrdal and Flam). The fjords from the ferry are awsome!
We spent two nights spent here recently, and it was a memorable stay for numerous reasons
Nice surprise, dinner buffet included
This hotel should rank far higher in the chart, especially as we were told on check-in that our room rate included a breakfast buffet, afternoon waffles, 24 hour tea and coffee and a dinner buffet. It may have been a special promotion, as Expedia only includes the breakfast buffet, but it was very welcome considering the eye-watering prices in the restaurants of Bergen. The hotel itself was lovely, and as I requested a room with a view, was given one on the side of the hotel facing the harbour. Would highly recommend this one, especially if the meal deal is included.
We stayed here for two nights in July and the hotel is in the perfect location, very close to the water and markets. The hotel is very clean, which is great, but unfortunately that is really the only good point I have to write about the hotel.
The staff mean well, but are very unexperienced. I wouldn't be shocked to learn that the interior designer was Prince's wardrobe stylist!! Not my taste by a long mile, but some people may like it! We paid approx $500 Aus a night and had no view at all, just an ugly office block.
Overall our stay was fine, I just think that for that kind of money you can get a lot better. It is a new hotel and hopefully it improves with time and that they invest in a coffee machine :-)
My stay at Hotel Clarion Collection did not start off well. Somewhere between the travel agent and the hotel my booking was lost. This is despite having a confirmation number and a booking reference. Hence, please be wary of the booking system. The staff were very helpful in trying to find me a room elsewhere, since they were fully booked. When I finally stayed at the hotel, I had the most wonderful view of the mountains and the harbour. Hence, I can fully recommend room 506. I would have liked the windows to be bigger, but the view made up for this. The room is well (maybe over) decorated. The shower was excellent, but the glass partition between the bedroom and the shower room may not appeal to everyone. Breakfast was very good, but it is the first time I have had to cook my own bacon. I could not find good coffee anywhere in Bergen, and it was no different at the hotel. Overall, the staff and the location make this a very good hotel.