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
Stayed here for 3 nights total. Initially didn’t get the room that we wanted (wanted twin beds but got a double), was offered a much smaller room as alternative so just stuck with the initial room.
The location is great, it’s right in the centre of Bergen with a lot of public transport options. The staff were incredibly helpful in both recommending things to do and helping us during our stay. The only downside is the room was a bit small, otherwise it was fantastic.
I stayed at this hotel in October. The hotel is centrally located but so are many others. The noise from the clubs that are on each side of it were NEVER mentioned in the description of the hotel. The staff was scarce at best and the mini bar was NOT stocked, no towels, no remote. I question if the sheets were really changed. I would chose one of the several other lovely locations over this one for my next trip. I did a follow up survey and received a dismissive email back about my pleasantries during my stay. I would not recommend anyone stay at this hotel, you are merely a dollar in their pocket not a cherished guest.
Our family stayed at the Deluxe Double room for 4 nights in June, and we really enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious for my husband, our 2 little boys and me and our suitcases. It was tastefully decorated. The bathroom was spotless. Each staff was amazing -- especially Anna May. They were attentive and very very helpful. Kudos to you, Hotel Oleana, for making our stay so comfortable. It felt so much like being home away from home. Kudos to Acido Restaurant, as well. Scrumptious dinner by the chef, indeed. We will definitely stay again at Hotel Oleana when our family comes back to Bergen.
In town for a conference, I was waffling between the suggeseted conference hotel and Hotel Oleana, which I'd found online. I'm so glad I chose Oleana--a hip, stylish, small hotel within walking distance of the harbour, the university and Grieghallen. Our fourth-floor room was large and well-appointed and very quiet, even though it was next to the elevator. The hotel staff are helpful and very friendly, particularly the restaurant staff, who went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant. The morning breakfast buffet is excellent, with lots of choice and fresh options.
We stayed in one of the suites. Totally loved it! Comfy beds, awesome bath tub and great breakfast (...the only thing missing was the breakie bloody mary) 😉
The location was very good, right on ”broadway” with a few steps from the famous bryggen with Fisketorget.
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