Radisson Blu Hotel Norge
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We arrived in Bergen after taking the scenic train route from Oslo. The eight hour journey is supposed to be the most scenic in the world, but today two things appeared to be against us - the shorter days and snowy weather. Bergen is a small, compact city and boasts that whilst many tourists just spend a few hours here, the many attractions make it …
Despertamos assustadas pensando termos perdido a hora. Ainda estava escuro e silencioso, mas já eram 6:40h.
Precisávamos colocar todos os agasalhos para o passeio aos fjords.
Tomamos um café da manhã reforçado e ainda fizemos uma …
Mais um dia ensolarado em Oslo. Êta trem bão e bonito!!!
Tomamos um café da manhã descente com frutas (morango, uva e ameixa), vitaminas (limão, maçã e gengibre e açaí com raspberry), iogurte, pães e queijos variados.
Fechamos as …
Slept in as on phone to bank re stolen credit card till early hours of morning so didn't get as early start as wanted which was a bit annoying, especially as we had the whole day free to explore.
Headed into town and down to the fish market as had heard this was the place to check out. They sell everything here fresh off the boat and you …
Spent the morning travelling from Stavanger to Bergen. Did a lot of Island-hopping and so had two ferry crossings. One was only 20 mins and the other was 40 mins. Gee they move quick. The cars and buses get on and off in record time and then the ferry is off again. No mucking about! Would be really easy to not get off in time and end up going back …
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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.