What We Love
- A cool new design hotel in beautiful Bergen, with breakfast and a family optionStarting each day with complimentary breakfast at the hotel
- Admiring the beautiful views of Bergen and the mountains
- Exploring Norway's second-largest city and the surrounding fjords
What To Know
- The Bybanen tram stop is just a 2-minute walk away
- IMacs are available for use in the lobby
- Free WiFi throughout
Nature’s been kind to Norway, gifting it grand, gorgeous mountains and deep, dramatic fjords. It’s a place with a charm that’s all its own, from its fascinating Viking history to its atmospheric natural light, whether bright high summer or dulcet winter dark. Discover it all from the captivating climes of Bergen, the country’s second largest city and a seriously scenic destination, surrounded by mountains and fjords.
Magic Hotel occupies a prime spot in the city center, just a short walk from many of Bergen’s best sights. You’ll be immersed in high-end contemporary style, as the brand-new interiors come courtesy of New York designer Karim Rashid. You’ll find his distinctive take on modernity around every corner, from the molded furniture to the patterned carpets. It all exudes a playful ice-cool vibe, appropriate for its Nordic setting.
How to Get There
Nice modern hotel, very close to the light rail into the city. Service was fantastic - Katrine at the front desk went out of her way to sort out arrangements for us. Very nice restaurant with great views and delicious dinner. Would stay again.
My husband and I stayed here one night as part of our own self drive. Once you check in you will be given a voucher in order to park in the parking garage (fee). The front office staff cautioned that the garage fills up fast . So once we parked at 1600 hours our car stayed put until we left. The front office staff was friendly and helpful. The elevators are tiny and function only with room keys ( security factor I guess). Our room had a nice view of the city but there was very little space besides the beds. The only way you could open your suitcase was if you placed it on the bed. There was only one chair and some weird shaped window ledge seat that functioned as neither. Lighting was dim at night for reading. It was rather warm in the room and opening windows made it too noisy. The hotel was further from city center than I had anticipated. We did walk back and forth to the city center ( logged about 10 miles). Breakfast buffet was on the top floor. Staff was helpful. Selection was very good with lots of items to choose from- fruits, eggs, breads, cakes, cereals.
Be warned that there are several Magic hotels around Bergen. I actually thought I was booking the one in the center of the downtown but booked here instead. It's not really walkable so keep that in mind if you want to park and then walk the rest of your Bergen trip.
The hotel was just okay. Eclectic decor filled the lobby. The staff were nice and smiling. It has parking but fills out so you have to pay the machine (same garage). Vile smell down there. I saw what I think was possibly sewerage draining down. Yuck. Spots are tiny and close together so parking can be an obstacle.
The room wasn't that great. No AC so we had to rely on having the room windows open and listening to street sounds (including techno music at 3am) each night. Not much room left once we put our luggage down and we even moved a case back to the car to make room. Television was a bit wonky - kept trying to insist we use Chromecast and we had to unplug it a few times to get it to go back to normal television. The bathroom was small, and in every Scandinavian hotel apparently, flooded the floor each time we took a shower. The bed was pretty good. Mattress felt nice and the pillows were comfortable. Not a horrible place to stay but not close enough to walk downtown. There's a Kiwi grocery store right next door. The restaurant looked good but we never checked it out. I think the rooms were a bit overpriced for the size and what you got (and for the noise due to lack of AC). I likely would not stay in this chain again.