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“Elegance in the perfect spot” 5 of 5 stars
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First Hotel Marin
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rosenkrantzgaten 8, Bergen 5003, Norway   |  
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Ranked #14 of 43 Hotels in Bergen
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Elegance in the perfect spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just steps from the funicular to the top of the mountain, and in the midst of wonderful restaurants in the historic waterfront area, this hotel was just perfect for our 3 days in Bergen. Family suite worked well vacationing with older children.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Deborah D,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback regarding your stay at First Hotel Marin.

Our guests' feedback is very important to us, and I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to wish you welcome back to First Hotel Marin.


Yours sincerely,

Monica E. Selvik
General Manager
First Hotel Marin
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place with charm at the center of the city conveniently located. The personnel very professional and nice always eager to help. They offer the Wonderland bed that is interesting to try for a good night sleep.

Room Tip: Ask for the old section or the Wonderland bed.
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear rpedro2013,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback regarding your stay at First Hotel Marin.
I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and felt well taken care of by our staff during your stay with us.

I will naturally share this positive feedback with my dear colleagues.

I look forward to wish you welcome back to First Hotel Marin.

Yours sincerely,

Monica E. Selvik
General Manager
First Hotel Marin
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Bergen, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent one week stay in one of the superior rooms. The room is equipped with everything you would expect from a superior room and is kept very tidy. I'm staying in the Radisson Blu Royal now, but I would recommend the First Marin to everyone going to Bergen

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Peter N,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback regarding your stay at First Hotel Marin.
Our guests' feedback is very important to us, and I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to wish you welcome back to First Hotel Marin!


Yours sincerely,

Monica E. Selvik
General Manager
First Hotel Marin
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Trd
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is a just average, defintely not better than that. Great location in the city center. Boring breakfast with no variation at all. The staff was friendly but did not care more than necessary .

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Svenne N,

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your stay at First Hotel Marin.
I appreciate very much that you took the time to evaluate us. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have further comments to your stay or to help us improve our product.

Please let me know if you plan to return to First Hotel Marin and I will do my outmost to offer a free upgrade in order to compensate for your less fortunate experience this time.

We wish to welcome you back to First Hotel Marin!

Yours sincerely,

Monica E. Selvik
General Manager
First Hotel Marin
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Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is located at best location in Bergen, its 5-10 mins walk to most tourist locations and there are lot of options to eat nearby. To reach hotel you will need to take express bus from Airport and get down at last stop, hotel is just 3-5 mins walk from stop. Our room was on 6th floor but it was on the roof part so we had those slanted windows but still it had good view, if you can afford a room with balcony then go for it as I am sure view from balcony would be awesome. Room was good for couple with nice double bed and comfortable chairs with small center table. Bathroom was good but shower was bit old, it would be great if they can have new installations but anyways we did not had any major issues with current one. Breakfast was good.

Room Tip: If possible get a room at top floors with balcony
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Viren_1985,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback regarding your stay at First Hotel Marin.
Our guests' feedback is very important to us, and I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.


I look forward to wish you welcome back to First Hotel Marin.

Yours sincerely,

Monica E. Selvik
General Manager
First Hotel Marin
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Ankara Province, Turkey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location of the hotel is very nice, next to canal and proximite to lots of cafes and restaurants...rooms are comfortable enough (dont expect UAE standarts in norway or europe) and room facilities was good. They leave an umberalle as a gesture since bergen is quite rainy so even if you forget to bring one, hotel helps you ( i did as i come from warm place and did not consider as it was a short trip)

Breakfast was surprisingly very good, lots of selection and i really enjoyed my breakfast...overall, i enjoyed my stay, i would stay there if i visit bergen again...price vs value fits well

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear cagrisun,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback regarding your stay at First Hotel Marin.

Our guests' feedback is very important to us, and I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to wish you welcome back to First Hotel Marin.

Yours sincerely,

Monica E. Selvik
General Manager
First Hotel Marin
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is neat from the first sight. It looks as it was made with passion which it tries to transfer on you. Unique furniture, classic wooden floor, marbles in the bathroom, fantastic bed, fast internet, and friendly staff makes this hotel an interesting oportunity for staying overnight. Either you are looking for party, travel, business or else.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MonicaSelvik, General Manager at First Hotel Marin, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Pawel L,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback regarding your stay at First Hotel Marin.

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and felt well taken care of by our staff during your stay with us.

I will naturally share this positive feedback with my dear colleagues.

I look forward to wish you welcome back to First Hotel Marin.

Yours sincerely,

Monica E. Selvik
General Manager
First Hotel Marin
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Additional Information about First Hotel Marin

Address: Rosenkrantzgaten 8, Bergen 5003, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — First Hotel Marin 4*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
First Hotel Marin is a classic hotel situated in the city center of Bergen. The unique location of the hotel is on the famous "Bryggen" in Bergen which is on UNESCOs world-heritage list. Marin have well-equipped rooms, conference facilities as well as steambaths, sauna and a gym. Our rooms are charming and welcoming, some with wonderful views over Bryggen. Treat yourself to a little luxury and enjoy our spacious suites and come home to some extra comfort after a busy day. First Hotel Marin is a perfect match for both business and pleasure. Welcome to a newly renovated First Hotel Marin in Bergen. Centrally located and renovated 2013/2015 Rooms with view of the harbour Parking Free WiFi Free Breakfast ... more   less 
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First Hotel Bergen

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