What We Love
- A boutique gem in the heart of Bergen, Norway's Gateway to the Fjords, with breakfastExploring this up-and-coming Scandinavian destination on Norway's gorgeous coast
- The city-central location right by Bergen’s most famous avenue, Torgalmenningen
- Admiring the design-mag-worthy boutique interiors
What To Know
- Interiors are done up in a striking amethyst purple color
- Super central location means all of Bergen is at your doorstep
- Free WiFI
Situated on the southwestern coast of Norway and surrounded by postcard-worthy mountains and fjords, the country’s second-largest city is rightly sailing its way to the top of Scandi must-visit lists. Hotel Oleana is a boutique gem that places you right on Bergen’s buzzing Torgalmenningen Square. Days here can be spent visiting the UNESCO-listed port area of Bryggen to marvel at its cluster of rainbow-colored wharf buildings; checking out the city’s art galleries, museums, artists’ workshops and studios; and riding the famous Fløibanen Funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen to admire the spectacular scenery.
Speaking of feasts for the eyes, the hotel scores high on the design front and has become one of the city’s chicest addresses since opening in 2015. Housed in a revamped classical building, it features burlesque design by way of luxurious fabrics and upholstery, plush velvet furnishings, dramatic dark woods, and theatrical pendant lighting. The chic vibes continue through the statement-making accommodations, with their rich color palettes and custom furniture. And for feasts of the culinary variety, there’s a hotel restaurant serving up delicious South American cuisine, plus a groovy bar where you can toast an incredible day of sightseeing with a cocktail.
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What a nice boutique hotel in the city centre! Nicely located, with a big parking garage close by. Nice decorations, very modern style (not for the shy guys). For a guy like me, who love contemporary art, this is the hotel to stay! Good and fresh breakfast.
The interior design of this whole hotel was as if an eccentric interior designer (with a fetish for the female form) was turned loose with an ample budget to waste on silly wall designs and murals. That would have been tolerable, if the basic features in a room were provided. Most specifically, a functional door to the toilet! That door is a suspended piece of plate glass that clanged every time it was closed...it was hung from above with no side attachment and swung back-and-forth once closed! what an irritation in the night. Ridiculous. Of course, the room interiors shown at the website do not reveal this ridiculous toilet room door or the tiny amount of space to place anything next to the sink.
This hotel is in a great location. Its most memorable feature is the sexy room decor. The wall above my bed was decorated with the outline a naked female figure. The glass partition to the bathroom had naked figures with outstretched arms in my direction. I'm not sure what the hotel decorators were aiming for, but they created a unique memory. The reception staff were very kind and helpful. The included breakfast was above adequate in variety.