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Day 4, Bergen We flew from Stockholm to Bergen via Oslo. We stayed in Grand Hotel Terminus which is just next to the train station. From there we booked the famous "Norway in a Nut Shell". We went for a short walk around the city, but due to the wet weather, we did not managed to see much.
Once more here is a delayed update, typed on Charles' laptop, this time coming from Bergen in Norway. Again, there is no wireless at our hotel, the "Hotel Grand Terminus", and we don't have time to find a netcafe, so we are hoping that better facilities in the next hotel, in Stockholm, will provide an outlet to upload this entry and the one after. …
... hot food to be had in their houses. The rows of wooden houses are all joined together and built over wharves so any fire quickly spread. The town was completely destroyed in one such fire in the 1700's.
Finally we visited a museum which is a preserved merchants house. There would be one master, one journey man and eight apprentices. The apprentices slept in little ...
... Bergen so we decided to go for a ride on the tram hoping that we would get some idea of our surroundings and be able to follow the transport timetable. We never did find the Viking Museum but we did find an International food market with food from all over the world so we toured that instead.
Then it was back to the hotel for dinner and to pack once again for tomorrow we had an early start as we were catching a ferry to ...
... we turned left (south) into the Naeroyfiord - 18 kilometres long and just 500 metres wide at some points. On the eastern bank we passed Styvi - no road goes to Styvi but there is a footpath along the fiord to Bleiklindi. And there was Bakka and its church on the west. Many many waterfalls.
Off the ferry at Gudvangen and onto a bus bound for Voss 10 minutes later - 94 NOK for both of us - that half price for Seniors once again. The bus ride was interesting until we turned ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Terminus Bergen
weather very hot so had to sleep with windows open and as hotel backs on to a very busy road it was very noisy !.Staff ok but rooms well past it and in need of referb.Location right next to railway station only good thing about hotel but as Bergen has a free bus from the bus station which is next door to the railway station right into the harbour area makes its location not such a great advantage.Overall not a possitive experience and well over priced.
We stayed here for three nights at the end of July. Transportation-wise, the hotel is in a great location. We came from the airport by bus, and the bus station and train station are right next door, as well as a shopping mall with a number of low cost restaurants. It's at one end of downtown Bergen but still only a ten minute walk from the wharfs, tourist info etc. The breakfast was good. I wish they had served dinner, but that's not an option. There's one Internet terminal which seemed to be in use most of the time. It was hot during our stay, and the hotel is not air conditioned, but we had three windows, left them wide open and had a wonderful breeze.
We would stay here again.
I consulted with tripadvisor on all the hotels for my recent Scandinavian tour and this was the only one where I think the other user's reviews were more positive than maybe they should have been.
I just returned from a trip to Norway and stayed at this hotel as part of the Fjord Pass Accommodations which is sold with the Norway in a Nutshell tour. The hotel is very convenient - right across the street from the train station and a block from the bus station. The old hotel has a beautiful lobby and stairs area - but my room was pretty much what I expected. Small, but decent sized for a single, with quite a small bathroom/shower - a bit worn, but adequately clean. The breakfast is really great - a huge spread with fresh bread and all kinds of cold cuts, etc. - a true Norwegian breakfast. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the wharf - but you walk through pretty cobblestoned streets so I didn't mind that at all. I paid 625NK/nite (including the single supplement) and it was just fine for what I needed. I wasn't overwhelmed, but I was pleased, and would stay here again.
Stayed in this hotel with friends in June. As we wanted to do a Fjord trip we chose this hotel as it was very convenient located across the main train station in Bergen. Taxi rank situated outside the hotel. If you have to walk to the fish market or to the town center it will be a 10 min walk. Shopping malls are closer by, one on the other side of the train station, about 3 min walk (good for the rainy weather in Bergen) or further to the town center. The hotel itself has a very nice, English style looking lobby, the bar, where you can sit and have afternoon tea or a drink. Unfortunately the Dinner options are not very good. They offered us an "Scandinavian Buffet Dinner" one evening which turned out to be just an average sandwich buffett and 2 hot dishes which nobody could explain what it was or even made out of. They only offer some small dishes, bistro style in the breakfast room till 5pm, no Dinner! So I decided to chose a wonderful and local fish restaurant, the "Unicorn", which was located at the Bryggen area. Expensive but really worth chosing it!!! Breakfast in the hotel was good. They had a wonderful and delicous bread made out of yeast which was very yummy. Breakfast was a sort of buffet style, but I didn´t saw anybody doing waffles or fresh scrambled eggs, like mentioned in a earlier review. Maybe he or she was on holidays??? The single room was ok, old style. The bathroom was very small, you could stand outside the bathroom and wash your fingers from there, without stepping inside! The shower cabinet was open on the floor, so every time I took a shower, the WHOLE bathroom floor was overflooded, it seems that this is a common thing in Norway. The negative thing in the bathroom was the terrible smell which always came up after flushing the toilet. No tea and coffee making facilities are available and the rooms are very noisy for the neighbour rooms. You can hear people talking.
What a lovely old fashioned surprise
Next to the railway station, but quiet and secluded, we checked in with trepidation into the oldest (1928) 'luxury' class hotel in Bergen.
It's an old fashioned delight.
Perhaps we were spoiled or lucky, but we were upgraded to a large room (described as a small suite). beautifully furnished, spacious, bathroom plumbing fine, TV & all mod cons.
The public rooms, bar/lounge were timber panelled and staff actually cared!
Full of ambience.
And the breakfast was as good and as large as anything in Scandinavia including a lady making the waffles in front of your eyes.
A real find. Privately owned by an apparently caring man, and competitively (it is still Norway!) priced.