Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen
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Today we needed to be on the bus at 9:00 for our city tour of Bergen with Vivian, who is also a Bergen city guide. She was born and raised here. We rode through the city with Vivian pointing out sites on our way to the Edvard Grieg Museum & House. It is nestled in a private housing area so the bus cannot take us up to the museum, we had to walk …
Up early, 5:30, wake-up call at 6:00, bags out at 6:30 and breakfast at 6:45. Had to be on the bus at 7:30 to go down to the ferry that goes from Gemiranger to Hellesylt. Typical US Army, hurry up and wait. We finally got onto the ferry for our 1 hour trip to the other end of the fjord. While on the ferry we saw a lot of beautiful waterfalls, …
Well, after 3 flights and a number of hours we landed in Bergen. What a beautiful city. The consensus is the city was much larger than any of us suspected. The hotel is at the end if the iconic row of buildings on the waterfront called the Bryggen. This is a UNESCO historic site. It has a cobblestone street on the harbor full of shops and …
We are on the shuttle bus on route to the airport bound for 3 nights in London. It's a very heavy mist Kristyn says making it a little easier to leave. We are so thankful Dad took the initiative to plan this trip. He planned most every detail. It has been an incredible experience!
We had a tour of Bergen this a.m. which started in the usual way, a bus trip past the essential sites. Then, it was onto the home of a famous Norwegian composer named Edvard Grieg. Neither of us had heard of him but the guide said that we'd recognize his music and that ended up being true. Besides visiting his home, we also went to a museum …
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We learned there were two Radisson Blu hotels in Bergen- we walked from the train station to the wrong one but didn't learn this until checking in. The front desk explained the confusion, was sympathetic to the mistake as it has happened before, and was able to move our reservation. Their recent renovations are very nice and we found the location to be very handy everywhere we planned to be. Great experience.
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This business class hotel in Bergen boasts friendly efficient staff and is in a pretty location right on the harbour and close to the citadel.
I realize it was in the middle of tourist season, but the rate was unusually high for the quality of room. We travel a lot and are used to a much higher quality for the price. The room was small with very worn furnishings etc. The temperature in the room even with the air conditioning on could not be brought down from 25-26C. We complained at the front desk 2x and was assured that the problem would be resolved. The next night was the same. I brought it to the attention of the front desk again and was assured they would repair the problem or supply another room. Needless to say nothing was done. I now feel that at this hotel " value for the money" is not part of managements vocabulary. The front staff seemed unfriendly and uncaring. We will certainly strike this hotel from our list of hotels in Bergen.
Another Radisson SAS deluxe business hotel, this one enjoys a great location in Bryggen (Bergen's old town) in the midst of the museum and shopping district. The SAS Flybussen stops here from Flesland airport, making it very convenient for travellers with luggage. The hotel is relatively new, made to fit in with the Hanseatic buildings in the neighborhood, but not of historic interest, and has all the modern conveniences one would expect. Breakfast is fine, amenities are all there. On the downside, it is a long walk from the railway station, and frankly Bryggen is altogether touristy and filled with the same fast food restaurants as the US, though I did manage to get some decent meals there. While I can recommend the hotel without reservation, I have a harder time recommending Bergen for more than one day--it's a lot like spending your vacation at Fanueil Hall Marketplace, South Street Seaport or Pier 39 in San Francisco. I appreciate the fish market, but beyond that just how many fudge shops do you need to see in one place?? It does make a good base for doing the Norway in a Nutshell tour though.
We've stayed twice now at the SAS Radisson Royal on the Bryggen in Bergen, Norway. We took the Coatal Voyage, Hurtigruten. Our stay at the Radisson was a day before and a day after the ship left port in Bergen. The staff were very friendly. The airport bus leaves the hotel on the hour all day long. The breakfast, included in room rate, was ample and delicious. The rooms were twin-bedded and quite adequate. Do not expect a view although there are openable windows in each room. Best of all was the location. It is right where you want to be for walking and exploring Bergen.
We arrived in Bergen around 9pm on the night before our wedding anniversary. We had booked the Dreggen Hotel for two nights seven months earlier by e-mail. When we turned up at the Dreggen we were told that they would be shutting for Easter and so we could only stay one night. They called another hotel on the other side of the bay and booked us in there for the following night but told us we would need to make our own way there.
Very nice hotel.
Best location in town, wonderful, clean and spacious junior suite for an average rate . The view from the big window in my room was beautiful. Wonderful breakfast buffet.The staff was friendly and helpful. Was a great pleasure staying there and I would highly recommend it.
The Radisson Royal has a great location, situated on the Bryggen and could be a fantastic hotel. We stayed there for 4 nights, a fortnight ago, and do not feel that it deserves its rating. It needs renovating and service training for some of the staff.
Review of SAS Royal Hotel
We stayed at the SAS Royal Hotel in Bergen , Norway for 2 nights. THe room was large with twin beds, clean, nice furniture, full bath, mini-bar, and hair-dryer, and coffee/teamaker. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. Service all around was excellent! Bus from airport stops directly in front of hotel, so very convenient. Great place---would go back.