Radisson Blu Hotel Norge
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Another gorgeous day in a city with over 200 days of rain per year. Sunshine and mild temperatures greeted us as we jumped onto a Hop On, Hop Off bus and toured the whole town. That and a wander of the historic section of Bryggen was our day.....but what a beautiful city, reminiscent of Copenhagen on a smaller scale. The old part of the waterfront is a well preserved wall of wooden buildings that are slowly ...
... some narrow alleys and cobblestone streets we returned to the fish market for a bowl of seafood soup. In the afternoon we took the funicular railway up to the lookout on Mount Floyen overlooking Bergen. Hazy, but a spectacular view of Bergen. Walked around another section of Bergen then back to hotel to pack. Tomorrow looks like a day at ...
... and as the evening comes it is heavier. Pete arrives about 7, and I manage to meet him at the bus stop and together we carry his bag to the hostel. Our modest lodgings in a hostel cost us nearly $200 or 960 kroner...we do however have a double room with a private bathroom. Dinner we decide is from the local supermarket and heated in the microwave ...with a lite beer (supermarkets cant sell alcohol drinks over 2.5% after ...
... tipped Joseph with whatever change she had, we got our tickets and were on our way to the airport in no time.
Picking up our rental car was very quick and efficient. We have a Toyota Prius hybrid. It is a great car and all our luggage fits. You don't use a key to start it, just push a button. It has GPS navigation and a backup camera, heated seats and is automatic which is not the norm for Europe. It is easy to drive and ...
... they are surrounded by snow, wearing thick jumpers and are white, blonde, good looking and always girls. It was a little bit disappointing that I was travelling with Jo on this leg of the journey as if my expectations were correct and there were in fact no men in Norway then I might be in with half a chance, even considering my fat, pasty, frightfully white (even after six months of Asia and Middle Eastern summer) appearance.
As we entered the plane my first ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel Norge Bergen
I was helping to run a conference based at this hotel, and therefore had to be based there for four nights. I would not have considered it normally - way out of my price range, even at the conference rate! However, Norway is a very expensive country, and the hotel was reasonable value for money for the location, which is indeed the main attraction. It is in the heart of the city and convenient for everywhere. Thte airport bus stops right by the hotel.
Staying at the Hotel Norge for 4 days was quite a pleasant experiance. Apon arival the reception staff were ready for our party and were very helpful. The only problem was that they didn't seem to know the payment method for my room, as my company would be paying.
Located in the very heart of the city, this hotel would be fine for business travelers were it not packed with tourists of every size, shape and number. As it is, it seems always crowded with tours, the lobby is small and always crowded. The reception desk is NOT helpful and always requires a long wait.
If you are a business traveller, or a leisure traveller that enjoys the refinement of a better business hotel while on holiday, do NOT stay here. I have just returned from three days here and here are a few observations:
Have to Upgrade
Stayed here in August 2004. We orginally reserved a regular double room, but when we saw how shabby and dated it was, we paid the extra 35EUR (approx.) for the business class room. That was very nice, modern, with a great view of the city lake behind the hotel. Good location to walk around all of Bergen, not just Bryggen.
Yes, breakfast had a variety of good food, but in the summer season, the breakfast room was a crowded cattle call. Get there early.
Really Nice, Centraly Located
Stayed here in the Summer of 2003. Got upgraded to a suite, which was beautiful. Breakfast was very nice (Scandinavian breakfasts in general aren't too spectacular) service was lovely. Hotel is located in a great part of the city. Would recommend to anyone.
My room wasn't available when I arrived at midday. I came back at 3pm: they checked me into a room with a single bed, when I'd booked a double. Room 2 was full of cigarette odours, although I'd booked a no-smoking room. Room 3 was literally unbearably hot (OK, it was the hottest day of the summer in Bergen, but there was no air con and no windows to the outside world). I finally ended up in a small, dated single room - with an apology from the duty manager, a discount on the bill and an electric fan, so at least they tried.
Stayed for one night. Nice room with a nice view. Asked for a high floor and got it. Good breakfast in the morning. The location of the hotel is excellent for sightseeing and the staff was helpful.
Rooms on the small side though...
Went to Bergen last week for an A-ha concert and decided to pick this hotel because of its central location. That is one selling point for this hotel, it is close to everything so you can walk to most places. When we got there we were not allowed to come in through the main entrance (due to some conference delegation) and had to find our way through a well hidden back entrance.