Bergen is a Norwegian city, lined with medieval era wooden houses ashore, the Bryggen Wharf. Something, this city is highly famous for, in Norway. Besides, who doesn’t want to stay close to a harbour, which was once, the oldest trading post in the world? Most of Bergen’s history will draw you towards the Wharf and so will, the best museums, restaurants, and bars. In general, we love Scandic Hotels as we have stayed with a few, in the last few years. However, we were glad to find out that Hotel Scandic Bergen City was at a walking distance from the Wharf and the main street. At night, we took a quiet walk to the UNESCO site Bryggen Wharf and were awestruck by the views.
In the daytime, you can walk it up to the Bergen Aquarium and the Museum. Steeped in modern designs, Hotel Scandic Bergen City is where the Neon-world meets luxe comfort travel.
Scandic Bergen City near Bryggen Wharf
When we first arrived, we were confused about the choice of buildings, as there were three. With a little assistance from the reception, we found out that we were booked to stay in the first building. Each one of 254 Scandic Bergen Hotel rooms is furnished, with a queen-size bed, work desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and an en-suite washroom with the hairdryer. Additional amenities include the Iron with an Ironing board, tea-coffee, and extra seating space.
The suites, however, flaunt chic balconies, which by all means, are a photographer’s delight. During our stay, we would kick-start our day with the complimentary breakfast which had the best of cold meats, bread, and fruits on display.
Even though, do venture out, to the in-house Hollywood themed restaurant Amalie for an A’la carte dinner. And, guiltless-ly savour both traditional and the continental Norwegian cuisine! In all possibility, getting served by the fireplace will ignite, a lost charm which gets better, as the drinks and food arrive. The lavish indulgence goes-on to show a culinary screenplay of flavours. For any assistance, approach the multilingual front-desk staff which is ready to serve its guests, all day long.
Next day, in the morning, we hit up the Arctic gym and the fitness centre for a 20-minute workout. That’s where we spotted an English speaking group of corporate executives. Their British accent still lingers around in our head, when we think about that morning. Regardless, who wouldn’t want to stay in a hotel, which is practically close to the city’s most significant landmarks. If you are driving in, then paying NOK 250 will get you a parking slot, for a day. All in all, Scandic Hotel Bergen City is value for money, as it lets you explore half the city on foot.