Hotels in Bergen are expenisve so we needed an apartment for part of our family holiday to Norway. We came across Harbour Apartments on Trip Advisor and overall it was a good choice.
This is more like an apartment hotel, they must have at least 20 apartments over three floors in this building. There is a reception office near the door which is staffed during office hours and the staff are friendly and helpful. There is a lift and free WiiFi is also provided, they give you the code on arrival. The apartments are a good 15 minutes walk from Bryggen, the harbour area and a taxi will cost you at least £15 GBP for a very short trip. Buy a Bergen Card on arrival as soon as you can as this will give you unlimited travel on public transport and also many discounts on attractions.
Our three bedroom apartment was modern, clean and very spacious and was split over two levels. The bathroom had a washing machine and a tumble dryer, all very handy for a family! The kitchen was also well equipped and had a dish washer machine. Please be aware that most apartments do not have a sea view and that the waterfront restaurant area they show on the website is actually an occasional function room and heavy transparent curtains block the view when not is use, this was disappointment to us.
The apartment owners also own some restaurants in town and offer a great 25% discount to residents which is great in expensive Norway. We ate a few times at Harbour Cafe in town which they own. The food was excellent and the 25% discount was much appreciated.
Overall this is a very good option for families or larger groups, the larger apartments could easily sleep 6 - 8 people. Staying here is not cheap but certainly cheaper than most hotel options. We would return if visiting Bergen again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harbour Apartments is the city's latest attraction for all who want holiday accommodation in the heart of Bergen. We offer 24 flats from 35 m2 to 100 m2 of a very high standard, all with fully equipped kitchens,TV, luxury steam bathrooms, broadband and lifts to all floors. Many of the flats enjoy panorama views of the Byfjord. We offer both short and long-term rentals. ... more less