Next summer I will be spending a few days in Bergen with my husband and our two children, both of whom are under 9 years of age. I have started to scope out hotel possibilities. We will also be visiting Oslo, and I know that city offers the package deal where kids stay free in their parents' room, but I haven't seen anything similar for Bergen. I want to avoid having to book two hotel rooms to accommodate our family of four. Does anyone know of hotels or guest houses that have rooms that will house two adults and two kids? The only one I see mentioned in Rick's guidebook is Marken Gjesthus, and ideally I'd like to have more than one option. Tusen takk!
Have you tried Booking.com to find options? In the "Guests" search box on the left, you can click on "more options", put in the number of kids and then their ages. To get prices you will need to use your dates if you know them or use some dummy dates. Right now the calendar is going through July, 2014. The results include all kinds of lodging.
I was bout to make the same suggestion as Lo: use a search engine to identify hotels with family rooms. on booking.com, for example, the Scandic Strand shows up with such rooms for two adults and two children. The hotel website says these rooms have two tin beds and a wall ( Murphey) bed. Location is good, although anyplace down by the harbor can be noisy at night. We have enjoyed stays at Hotel Augustin, also in a good location but not right on the water. Their website shows that a deluxe room will sleep two adults and two children ( two beds and a sofa bed). They serve a great breakfast!
Many thanks for the replies! I'll try booking.com, and will keep the specific hotel recommendations in mind.
Hi, we just returned from Norway and we stayed 2 nights in Bergen. We used the service "airbnb." You are essentially staying at someone's place (if you choose the whole apartment option, they won't be there). We actually used it all over Scandinavia and it was awesome. In Bergen, we rented an apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 had a double bed and a smaller bedroom that could be used for the kids. One of the many conveniences is that you can make breakfast at your own place, or any meal you want. It is also very cool to stay in neighborhoods away from the touristy areas and see how people live. It also seemed to be less expensive than the hotels we found. I think we paid $170 a night, which was great.