Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

Address: Rosenkrantzgate 7, Bergen, Hordaland, Western Fjords, 5035, Norway | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Bergenhus area of Bergen, is near Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, Fish Market (Fisketorget), and Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk).
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen

    Small Hotel, Huge Breakfast


    In October, it rains almost every day in Bergen, but the town is simply lovely and quaint. The Hotel Rosenkrantz was a lovely hotel to stay in for 3 people in a triple room. We got the SkanPlus60plus card for seniors. It gives you summer discount rates in all of Norway and Sweden, but only some of the hotels. Actually, the nicer hotels offer the SkanPlus discount. Be sure to get the card for 60Plus seniors though. It was 12 dollars, but worth it because we used it to secure a hotel in Oslo too. The bathrooms are above average and very large. The rooms are smallish but very comfortable. No english language tv available. Ask for a room with a view of the harbor, you won't be disappointed. The very best part of this hotel is the breakfast buffet. There is everything on this buffet from local meats and vegetables to salad, waffles, yogurts, cheeses galore and lots of fresh breads. Excellent buffet. Do NOT choose to take the "shuttle" from the airport to the Raddisson hotel in this area if you are feeble in ANY way. There is an actually very strenuous walk from the drop off point to the hotel front door with cobble stones streets, steep hills and all with your luggage. Bad idea. And if it's raining ( and it probably will be) you will hate your choice even more. Yes, the shuttle is cheaper, but a taxi will drop you off at the front door of the hotel. It was chilly and rainy when we arrived, and the same when we left. But you couldn't ask for nicer more helpful people anywhere in Norway. We had a great time and were able to walk everywhere, but to the train station. Definately take a taxi to the train station. At the train station in Bergen is a mall inside. The mall has several great restaurants to choose from and even a grocery store! With the exception of two people we encountered at the mall, everyone in Bergen speaks, or at least knows, english. Bergen is a great destination for small town lovers.

    Rosenkrantz was an excellent choice for us


    Our stay at the Hotel was for three days in mid September of 2005. I am puzzled by the previous review because none of it applied to us. Our room was booked a month in advance thru the rainbow hotels website. It was spacious but not large and non smoking. Two comfortable club chairs to sit in and read/relax. A view over the Bryggen and harbor-corner room 6th floor.

    The dining room has no full windows because the hotel is on a steep but walkable hill and that part of the hotel is set into the hill. The bar was recarpeted and given new furniture while we were there. The entire hotel was rebuilt on the inside in 1998.

    We only ate breakfast there since Chinese food is a passion of ours and we had to try all the restaurants near the hotel. Breakfast buffet was very complete and well made. It was norwegian so you had shrimp or herring salads, pepper salmon and several excellent cheeses along with the eggs, sausages, cereal, waffles and excellent raspberry preserves. The hotel will give you a bag with fruit and juice and you make your own sandwiches for a carry out lunch if you are on an excursion that day.

    Location is excellent- one block downhill to the start of the Bryggen and the harbor. The disco next door has gone out of business so all is quiet at night.

    You can spend more and not be as comfortable or receive as excellent staff service.

    Only for the location


    The only good point of this hotel is it's the location. It's just near the famous historical houses of Bergen.

    The room we got was very small, facing the backyard and has a connecting door. We were waken up at 6am by the couple next door who turned on the TV instantly. We had to knock heavily on the door to stop this nightmare.

    The double bed is rather small and the washroom is tiny.

    The breakfast room was very sad with no daylight and old fashioned pub style decoration. There was not enough staff for the cleaning as when we arrived, a lot of tables were just left with dishes and glasses. Breakfast is standard norwegian style.

    Good Hotel


    This is a lovely hotel with friendly staff and a great location. You're practically on the harbourfront with a short pleasant walk to the town centre & the funicular. The buffet breakfasts were substantial and tasty. I didn't eat an evening meal but the prices in the hotel seemed reasonable (by Norwegian standards).

    Considering how central the hotel is, it is amazingly quiet. The hotel has a nightclub attached but you would not know it was there.

    Very slight negatives-the single rooms are very small (as are the beds) & they are a little bit mean with towels.

    No Complaints


    This hotel is in a GREAT location in the city of Bergen. It is right off Bryggen, one of the main waterfront areas, but a block away from the real action, which meant it was quiet and didn't open onto big crowds. I was glad to have been in that area. It is a standard hotel, with standard amenities. My room was small but no smaller than typical rooms in Europe. My rate included breakfast, which was a pretty decent spread (quite a variety of foods) -- and very casual; you just went in and took your food and ate. No formal or individualized breakfasts. I did hear some disco noise through the walls at night (I was there on a weekend), but it was easy enough to sleep through; I suppose a light sleeper might have some trouble with that. But overall, I certainly had no complaints, and I would stay there again.

    Good choice


    Helpful cheery staff. greatest of locations, in historic bryggen, last stop on the airport bus. Quiet rooms, some with views. English speaking movies on some channels. breakfast free and copious. Rooms attractively furnished. Ask for a view when you reserve. Heated bathroom floors! Health club facilities down the street.

    Great and comfortable


    We had a wonderful time. It is right in the heart of the City. The rooms are all different sizes so you can have a variety to choose from. Beds are very comfortable. Nothing is like America but you will find you will get used to everything quickly. It is all very comfortable and clean. The staff will help you all the time. The breakfast buffet is excellent. Ask for a room with the couch. It is alittle bigger and you will enjoy that more. If you are one person there are smaller rooms and are just as nice.

    Pleased with Rosenkrantz


    This is a great hotel! Our room was obviously newly decorated, very pretty and cozy. A much appreciated hot water pot was available for a cup of tea after a cold day of sightseeing. Beds were very comfortable with soft and warm down comforters. The buffet breakfast was outstanding with hot and cold items, cereals, eggs, meats, salads, cheeses, breads, fruit, vegetables, juices, coffee, teas - more than sufficient to please any taste and certainly more than I expected. The dining room attendants kept the buffet well stocked with fresh items. The location is perfect and made our sightseeing in Bergen easy and enjoyable. I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone.

    Lovely hotel


    I think it was a lovely hotel. New and nice rooms, traditional hotel, nice interior, lovely breakfast, friendly staff. The receptionist helped me in every possible way with my problems all through my stay. Even the breakfast waitress gave me a friendly smile and good morning every day. The breakfast buffet was the best I have ever experienced. Even better than the Hurtigroute cruise. My room at the hotel was very nice, even though it was a room against the backyard.



    I had a number of problems with the Hotel Rosenkrantz.

    1. The rooms are dated and the beds in poor condition. I asked to be shifted room as the first one I had was so small.

    2. At check-in, the Reception Staff were not helpful until I had my Travel Agent call them. They did not want to book me in because they had a computer problem.

    3. The room I had looks on to a particularly grotty central courtyard.

    I would not stay in this hotel again, and would only recommend it if you're not too fussy and want a cheap hotel in a good location. It is in a good location

    TripAdvisor Reviews Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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