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Bergen Hotel recommendations.

I have been looking at Rick Steves guidebook on Norway. He has a high recommendation for Hotel Havnekontoret and also recommends including the dinner if you are going to stay there. I would like to hear from anyone that might have stayed there. Also, did you pay for the dinner meal while staying there. How was the food?

I have read other hotel reviews under the Norway topic and would appreciate any other comments about hotels in Bergen. I will be staying for 3 nights in August before going on a cruise.

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We stayed in Bergen Bors hotel in September 2022. We wouldn't stay there again. Two main reasons: 1. our room reeked from perfumed air freshening doo-dads - incense sticks, plug ins, hidden air fresheners in the bathroom, scented dried flowers - it was awful; and 2. every morning at around 5 am there was a terrible grating sound from outside like someone was using a snow plough on the cobblestones - turns out it was just the noise of the commercial garbage bins being emptied.

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In August 2021, I stayed at a Nordic Choice member hotel, the Clarion Hotel Admiral Bergen (just for one night before catching a boat).

It served me very well, as it was very near the boat dock from where my ferry to Balestrand departed, and being on the opposite side of the harbor from the iconic Bergen buildings, has a gorgeous view from the breakfast room of them.

The room was nicely appointed with a great bathroom.

I would absolutely stay there again.

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I've also stayed at the Admiral. Great location.

The fish market is a block away so lots of little places to eat, the airport bus is two blocks away, and everything else is fairly close.

The hotel is right on the water and if it is nice outside you can have breakfast outside on the terrace.

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We stayed at the Radisson Blu which is a great location near the old waterfront. We will be staying there again this summer.

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I've watched this thread carefully. For weeks, I've been going back and forth on hotels in Bergen. I was looking at the Orion but my sister wanted something a little nicer because it's our last stop. (We like to save the best for last.) I'd been going back and forth between the Admiral and the Radisson Blu because both seem well-situated and lovely. It's nice to read that people have good things to say about both of them. However, we're booked at the Radisson because I was able to leverage some credit card points into a better room. If both hotels had been available in that system, it would have been a very hard call.