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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The Hotel could be nice, but their attempt at being "modern" really ruins it for two people that are not travelling as a couple. The rooms were way too small, the bathrooms were not even private with glass doors on the toilet area and around the shower. They really should not even advertise this hotel with rooms that have two twin beds, because it is really awkward. In addition, you have to drive too far away to the parking garage that they have a "deal" with. Honestly ... the only good thing about the hotel was that their breakfast buffet had a very wide selection. Would definitely NOT recommend this hotel.
I spent a night at Oleana heading a group - and I liked it. The staff are welcoming and friendly, so the check-in went smooth. The rooms are very individually decorated and laid out, so the group didn't have the "same experience". Mine were very comfortable and clean, with an amazing bathroom. The breakfast was very good, but the buffet could feel a little compact when busy.
We had booked a meeting room upon arrival, but it was not ready, however they soon solved this. The actual meeting room is in the basement and felt a bit mouldy, so this can be bettered.
Oleana has a perfect location for exploring Bergen city, with the whole city centre within walking distance.
I must come back without a group to really experience this hotel.
I liked this hotel - it had a good vibe, friendly staff, easy to access from the airport via bus, clean and comfortable rooms and great food.
Breakfast was excellent - though a little compact trying to access
The beds were sooo narrow but really comfortable!
I had a great view over the town - the room was quiet.
This hotel is in the center of the city -walking distance to the old town and Hurtigruten terminal.
This is certainly a bijou hotel in decor. Tastefully decorated in a black and purple theme. Very clean and staff extremely helpful, polite and friendly.
We had twin beds and did find that they were very narrow! The wardrobe also was probably only about a foot wide, hidden behind a door in the wall. Very different but not really useable. There was no chest of drawers in the room. There was a dressing table, however, and two bedside tables and TV that had about three English channels.
The bedroom and ensuite shower room were spotless and linen of high quality, although the towels were small.
Buffet breakfast was plentiful, hot and cold food available and of high quality.
I would return to this hotel. It is very central and is a nice place. Just a bit more thought needs to be given to the furniture in the bedrooms.
I can't fault this hotel for its location, and the breakfast is very good. The price was also decent for Norway. However, although the room was of a reasonable size it wasn't well laid out. We didn't have places to unpack our cloths, so had to leave them in the suitcases. Also, the bathroom didn't have a full door, which wasn't great. The place was clean, so fine a one night stay, but not for longer.