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Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Apotekergata 1-3, Alesund 6004, Norway   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 hotels in Alesund
Newcastle, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“What is there not to like?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The hotel is in a great location on the waterfront of the inner harbour. A very comfortable room. Genuine customer care by terrific staff. Accommodating guests in the lounge after check out was of great assistance as our Hurtigruten ship departed at 12.45am! The hotel is located in a converted warehouse. The ambience is fabulous. Good comfort food was on offer in the dining room - including waffles in the afternoon. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Camilla E, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear guest,

What a pleasure to read your feedback about us. Thank you! :-)
I hope you one day will come back and I also hope that many other future guest will read your recommendation.

Best regards, Camilla
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We arrived in Alesund from the overnight ferry from Bergen at 9AM, and were able to immediately check in and were offered breakfast. The hotel is very charming, the first floor is as comfortable as a livingroom, with a large eating area, sofas, a TV and games. You can eat all three meals at the hotel for no cost, we enjoyed their breakfast and dinner (dinner in this case was meat patties, potatoes, soup, salad, bread, meats (including the usual cured fish selections), and cheeses). Beer and wine are available for purchase. Coffee and tea service are avaialble all day. Our room faced the eel canal, with floor to ceiling windows that opened fully for fresh air. The rooms could use updating, they are just a little worn, however that hardly detracted from the experience. Staff is also fantastic, front desk reception was super helpful and kind. Great choice.

Room Tip: request a room facing the canal. you'll pay a bit more, but its more than worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Camilla E, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear guest,

It is very important for us to get feedback and we really appreciate you writing about us.
We always do our best for our guest and I am so glad you mention the early check in, evening food, coffee all day long and of course our staff at the front desk.

Thank you very much and you are very welcome back to all of us working at Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen.

Best regards, Camilla
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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We stayed here twice in a week and we had two excellent stays! The hotel has an excellent location in the nice city and the food that is included (evening meal) is very good!

We can recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Camilla E, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for taking time writhing about us on Tripadvisor. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
Remember that you are always welcome back to Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen.
Best regards, Camilla
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is a solid four star hotel that is very well located. I would recommend this hotel due to the excellent staff, clean rooms, and decent breakfast. The taxi from the train station was 150NKR but if you are in fairly decent shape, just walk the .75 miles through some wonderful shopping streets and along the historical quay. The most quiet rooms face the back service area but your room will lack the views and activities.

The train ride from Oslo to Bergen was exceptional and very relaxing after the 7 hour flight from the US. The SAS airport bus drops you off or picks you up right in front of the hotel drop off circle. Taxi (35 minutes) from the airport is 500NKR and the bus (45 minutes) is 100NKR per person.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back of the hotel have no view but are quiet but the rooms with a view have street and...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Camilla E, Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you very much. Wish you a good day and welcome back.

Best regards
Camilla
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Foster, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The hotel is 5 mins walk from the bus station or the Hurtigruten terminal and is right on the Eel canal. A warm welcome from reception. Room is basic but excellent value in expensive Norway. Good sized bathroom. The ground floor has two large lobby areas with excellent couches, games, TV etc and if you are catching a late ferry and have checked out you are welcomed to stay in this area. Luggage is also minded for you post check out. Waffles available - you make your own = from 4pm to 6pm and from 6pm to 9pm a light evening supper is available which is included in room rate. Breakfast is European with meats and cheeses and breads but there are boiled eggs available and some hot foods. We did not check out the relaxation areas. There is a good sized lift to rooms. An excellent dinner is available at Anno restaurant which is 1 min from hotel by the bridge.

Room Tip: Try to get a waterfront view
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Camilla E, Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear guest,
Warm thank you for taking time writing these good words about; our staff at the reception, value for money, lobby, waffles, breakfast and evening meal. It is also nice to see that you appreciate our location, which is close to everything.

Thank you again and welcome back to Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen.
Best regards, Camilla
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed two nights, took hubby and ten yr old son on their first trip to Norway. Hotel great location, definitely the older part of town has the atmosphere, loads of history, did the golden triangle tour from here, what a great day out, magnificent. Know your itinerary though as you change buses, ferries etc. over the course of the day touring. The scenic lookout walk opposite hotel so well worth it, being summer I hiked it with a fellow traveller and new found Aussie friend at ten p.m. Photographers love it, the rich colors over the scenery at that time are spectacular. The hotel offers a great waffle happy hour, make your own and dig in! Most clarion chain hotels in Norway offer this (Trondheim and Bergen do). Not much more Norwegian than that! Tussen takk!

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Camilla E, Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback on your visit to Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen. I am thrilled to read that you like the waffles and “waffle happy hour” was a really god word for it :-).
It is also satisfying to hear that you liked the atmosphere, history and the location.

Thank you again and you are very welcome back to us and our beautiful city, Ålesund.

Best regards, Camilla
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Karmsund
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Stayed here one night on a business trip to Ålesund.

The welcome we received from the reception was simply exellent and the service from all the hotel staff we were in contact with was exellent all the way from our arrival until we left the hotel the next morning.

A evening buffet is included in the price you pay for the room, which is nice. The evening we were there salmon was the main course. But you can also choose from a variety of bread, ham and various cheese and jam.

The hotel is located by the Brosundet in the center of Ålesund.

There is a nice little lobby just left of the entrance witha big flatscreen TV. If you need something to drink the receptionist will be happy to help you with that.

I got a room facing the channel and the view from here is quite nice.

The only little downside with this hotel are the rooms. There is nothing really wrong with them, but they don't meet the expactations if you compare them with the service offered by the personnel. The rooms are clean, but small and in my opinion just above average.

However I will definately stay here again next time I am in Ålesund, simply due to the very good service they give.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view towards Brosundet (the channel behind the hotel)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Camilla E, General Manager at Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you Sir. Our concept is unique, the people have been working here for a long time and they are doing a great job. We also have really nice guest like you. Thank you again and welcome back to Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen.
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Additional Information about Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen

Address: Apotekergata 1-3, Alesund 6004, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > More og Romsdal > Aure Municipality > Alesund
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Alesund
#1 Business Hotel in Alesund
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen 3.5*
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Clarion Collection Ålesund
Clarion Alesund
ålesund Clarion

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