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.
How to Get There
Can recommend based on location and breakfast only. Here we go:
Best - BREAKFAST: wonderful. Not a lot of places to sit, but the products they offer are outstanding; choices and quality, superb. Location: close to everything, but, as in other hotels in Scandinavia, check GPS for entrance as it does not looks like a hotel at all.
Worst - have to say I have some things to point out. There is a square in the front and one Thursday night it was impossible to sleep due to kids doing noise (even though the hotel seems to have thick windows). Blinds are not really blind, and in the summer it is clear really early, so you just wake up. There is quite a problem with the lights: they are very hard to manage, ones turns off and the other turns on; also, there is no light at all over the desk, where you would need it the most (strange). Bed a little soft for my taste. Wifi not good at all, very difficult to make calls via whatsapp.
I would recommend but would also look for other options if I were to get back again to Bergen. I am providing 4 stars due to the breakfast and location mainly.
It is small boutique hotel with unusual entrance through its restaurant. Good for short stay.Staff helpful but difficult to find as they are busy with restaurant work.It is walking distance to market square and to many restaurants.Breakfast mostly basic nothing elaborate..Shower cubicle bit unfriendly as there is no place to keep soap shampoo etc other than on the floor which could be challenging to elderly.to bend.But I must say location is great.
This was a beautiful hotel, handy to walk to Bryggen, restaurants and shops. Parking was very handy, dug into the rocks underneath the city and cost less than $20 for overnight. The Norwegian people are normally very quiet but they know how to party on a Saturday night and the party place to be is on the street by the Oleana. I believe that any other night would be quiet but people and music were loud until 4:00 am. We would stay at this hotel again for its great locaton and ambience.