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Alkoven Guesthouse

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Nordre Skuteviksveien 11, Bergen 5032, Norway
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed two nights in a beautiful room overlooking the sea. We had a large room that was nicely decorated. The owners are friendly and helpful. The room and property is about 5min walk from nearest bus station and 15 minutes walk from Bryggen which is a highlight in the city with colourful houses

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm glad to read that you enjoyed staying in the Red room. The room is suitable for a small family, - with a double bed and one single bed inside makes it spacious enough for a family of 3 (or group of friends). Bus stops are easy to reach as you say, but more common... More 

Stockholm
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The establishment is in a picturesque part of Bergen. This is a great budget alternative in this city, close to most sights. The landlord Elisabeth is the soul of the place: she helps always out generously with good ideas and a big heart! There are 2 bus tops with line 18 and 3-4-5-6 within just a short walk. I'd go... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Jozsef, for your very nice review - I'm glad you had this good experience of your stay. Welcome back for your next visit to Bergen! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Big, comfortable room with beautiful view. I actually felt that the pictures I saw in advance didn't do justice to the guesthouse, which we were really impressed with. Nice bathroom with a good shower, a kitchen with all the utensils and fridge space you need and a 10 minute approx walk from the city centre and harbour. Elisabeth was helpful... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review, so glad to hear that you where surprised in a postive way, not having pictures giving any lies... About the wifi - it seem to be working very well most days and other days not that good. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was my second time visiting Bergen, prior to this I had stayed in a 5* hotel within the city centre. I wanted to try something new for the second trip. Alkoven was fantastic. I really felt like I got a true feel of Bergen, our room was 'the green room' me and my boyfriend. We arrived late and Elisabeth... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Lynn for a nice review, I'm glad to hear that you will recommend our house to friends and other travellers - and welcome back to you for your next travel to Bergen! More 

Turku, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I stayed in Kvisten for 5 nights during an intensive university course at NHH. Ok, The room is a tad far away from the kitchen, toilet and bathroom. Ok, the room itself is quite small. But for the price of my accommodation, this was easily tolerable. Then the pros. The hostess, Elisabeth, was wonderful. She was kind, cheerful and assisting... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review. It's good to hear that you where happy about the service and the fascilities at the house. The distance from us to the railwaystation is about 2 kilometers and max 1 kilometer from us to the fishmarket and the city centre, - it's nice to know for later guests who... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My partner and I were visiting Bergen for the first time, having been invited to an international conference at KODA. We wanted to find a quiet place, not too far from the centre of Bergen, and preferably a B&B. Elisabeth was incredibly kind and helpful when we enquired about a room, and she offered us a lovely, cosy room towards... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for a nice review. Kvisten is our most popular room for single travelleres, as it's cheap - and we keep different prices for single travellers then couple. It's a small room, but good to hear you find it was big enough for the two of you. The bed inside the room is easy to prepare as a double,... More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I stayed at Alkoven for a total of four weeks over two visits during my trip to Bergen and it was, by far, the best accommodation I experienced while there. I rented Kvisten as I was traveling by myself and did not require much space. First and foremost, Elisabeth was fantastic in regards to communicating with me via email and... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this nice review! I'm glad you had this good experience while staying here. Welcome back if you ever get to Bergen again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I stayed five nights at Alkoven Guesthouse and had the Chance to sleep in three different rooms. First of all Elisabeth and her family are great hosts, it begins with Elisabeth's helpfulness to make the organization as easy as possible before you even arrive at Bergen and continues while your are Staying at Alkoven. I stayed in the Loft, which... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review, - this was really three in one - I'm glad to hear that you had this good impression, and for taking your time for writing this review. Welcome back another time, - you only miss the Red room, that will be for your next visit. More 

Brighton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

First of all we really appreciated how Elisabeth sent a well detailed email giving us information for our arrival as she would not be in. We arrived to find she had also left a helpful and friendly note which was sweet of her. The street itself was a quiet little row of traditional wooden townhouses looking down onto the sea.... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much! This made my day :-) - good to hear you felt so welcome and home in our house. More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the loft. It's a cozy little room with private toilet and a little kitchen. It was nice to have a private kitchen as the roomwas on the top floor (same goes for the toilet). The downside is that since the room is just under the roof the sloping walls makes it hard to stand up... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Loftet is a nice room when you need a bit more privacy, and of course in this old house, dated back to 1885, stairs are narrow and steep, but hopefully the charming details makes my guest keep this as a memory for their vacation in Bergen. Welcome back another time! More 

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