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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Excellent location and breakfast was Fresh with good variety. The decorations were unique. The staff were helpful, but they changed the bed type during my reservation which was not nice. It was fully booked hotel at the time of check in
I should have known not to do it when I saw the check in was one computer at a bar manned by a 16 year old. No bellmen, no concierge, no other people at all. Starting off, they couldn’t honor the reservation. I accepted a downgrade & registered. The list from there is ridiculous. 1. Nobody answered the front desk calls. 2. Housekeeping was so bad - no coffee, no new toiletries, no clean beds, etc. etc. 3. The doors don’t lock when you leave which means anyone can walk in. 4. No room service. 5. No ice. 6. No mini bar replacements 7. I can go on & on & on.
If you’re looking for a hotel, this is not one. It has no regular staff you’d expect at all. There is one person in the bar & that’s it. If you need anything at all, there;s no one to do anything. Everything about this place, crappy beds, poor housekeeping, no mini bar replacements- not worth a penny you pay. The only thing it has going for it is location.
Early checkin was a success, and the bed was simply amazing! We tend to be proponents of firm beds and worries about this one being too soft. Absolutely not! It was like sleeping in a cloud that was perfectly firm everywhere needed.
Breakfast buffet was superior and allowed me to realize that I did not want to buy caviar in a tube:). Fresh OJ, Fried eggs—or hard boiled or soft, amazing bread—it was all good.
Complimentary coffee and tea kept us alert in the afternoons.
Kitchen closes at 10pm sharp so eat earlier if you are so inclined.
Great location. close to piers, close to public transit, very close to restaurants and shopping. Great, helpful staff. Very good breakfasts. Room was big. I had a room in the inner courtyard (overlooking parking and service entrances) so bad views.
Excellent hotel, confortable, very good breakfast, attentive staff, great location, perfect WiFi. I would go back for sure. Besides, as the weather in Bergen is very rainy, staying close to the attractions makes all the difference. Just go back to te hotel and wait for better weather.