We stayed in the second floor apartment and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Vibeke and Anders were very welcoming and made us feel at home straightaway.
The second floor apartment is spacious with three very large bedrooms and king-size beds. The blackout blinds on the skylights were essential in July and there was extra bedding for evenings when it got a little cooler. We used the kitchen a lot during our stay (eating out in Norway is expensive!) and found it very well stocked with all the pots, pans, dishes and cutlery we needed - even oil, some spices and other basics. There is a supermarket just around the corner from the house where you can pick up your own supplies.
The apartment is centrally located - less than a ten-minute from the fish market and about a 15-minute walk from the main train station.
We highly recommend the apartment, especially if you have a group of people or are looking to save some money by cooking your own meals.
The only things I would suggest you be aware of are:
1) The house is located on quite a steep hill and the second floor apartment is up two flights of stairs that wind around in a bit of a spiral. It's not ideal for anyone with mobility issues.
2) The bathroom and separate shower room have very sloped ceilings and everyone in our group ended up bumping their heads at least once! It's not a tall-person friendly apartment, however, if you're willing to chance it, it's worth the bumps!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Almenningen Guesthouse and apartment is situated in Bergen city center in the old part, Nordnes. It is two apartments in this house. The price includes up to 6 persons sleeping here. There are 3 double bedrooms in each flat; both apartment have fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and bathrooms. The bathroom in apartment2 is smaller and simpler than in apartment1. Both apartments are perfect for families, group of friends, romantic couple(s) or colleagues. Please contact us for more pictures, and special prices for stay longer than 3 days.The beach/swimming pool(outdoor) is in 10min walking distance. ... more less