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“Our fave Norway hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen

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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen
Ranked #12 of 47 Hotels in Bergen
San Diego, California
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118 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Our fave Norway hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Thinking back, the Royal Hotel's beds are pretty much the most comfortable I've ever slept in. And it's strange, because there were two separate twin beds, with only what looked like a futon mattress and a duvet. But oh, it was so nice!
We stayed here over the winter holidays, so things around the harbour were low key, indeed. I imagine things are more bustling when the summer months are underway, but as it was, there are some nice little shops and restaurants in the area. I just don't know how jam-packed it might be during cruise ship season. The location of the hotel, for those walking from the train station, is quite a haul. I'd rec taking a cab if you're a family or not up for a little exercise. Good new is the airport goes stops at the hotel, so air transfer is a snap.
Hotel is clean and modern. Loved the shoe polishers in the hallways = nice touch in the messy winter months. That breakfast buffet is divine, in staging, selection, and taste. I never thought my boyfriend would be so amenable to be eating cold herring in the morning, but he looked forward to the buffet just as much as I did. Tons of great breads to choose from, as well as a yoghurt bar, cheeses, the fish bar, cereals, and the typical hot food steamers (with an ENG slant).
I would definitely stay here again and miss the best the comfy beds and tasty buffet have to offer.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Therese S, Director of Sales at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear FayClifton,

Thank you so much for your really nice review and feedback, and for taking the time to write so detailed about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the stay, our hotel and Bergen. We hope we will have the pleasure in welcoming you back in the future.

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Best regards,
Therese Steen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a wonderfully located hotel right in the old town of Bergen, close to the fish market. The service throughout our stay was excellent. The breakfast buffet is outstanding, but a little too crowded and frenetic. The rooms were well appointed but lacked storage space. There was no closet, and the family room was quite tight for space after adding an additional bed.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Therese S, Director of Sales at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear 476akhilg,

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your good experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the stay with us.
Your comments are valued, and your input regarding the storage space will be used to consider improvements in the future.

We hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back again.
Please friend us on Facebook to stay informed of our upcoming specials.

Best regards,
Therese Steen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights in June. The hotel is in an excellent location in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bryggen. Rooms were comfortable, staff were great and the breakfast is varied with a good selection of local fish and cheese. My only real gripe would be that the taxi booking system didn't seem to work and rather than a cab show up when it was meant to, we had to wait. Keep that in mind when planning your own trip.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Therese S, Director of Sales at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear Jeem27HK,

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will look into your comment regarding our automatic taxi reservation system.

We hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back in the near future-

Please friend us on Facebook to stay informed of our upcoming specials!

Best regards,
Therese Steen
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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Good option when you're travelling with family. Centrally located on the harbour, excellent service with modern and clean rooms. Breakfast is good, but didn't eat in the restaurant for evening meals as there are lots of options in town within easy walking distance. The hotel doesn't have a pool, but you can use the pool at the other Radisson hotel in town which is a 10 minute walk away.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Therese S, Director of Sales at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear WanderingClarkes,
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your good experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the stay with us.
We hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back again in the future.
Please friend us on Facebook to stay informed of our upcoming specials.

Best regards,
Therese Steen
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Agoura Hills, California
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457 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

Centrally located, staff very courteous and attentive, even during busy times. Breakfast contained a lot of good varieties. Decent-sized room and good bathroom.
Nice that hangers can be removed from the bar, water heater in the room for making your own coffeee and tea

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dragon789wv
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Therese S, Director of Sales at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear dragon789wv,

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay.

Please friend us on Facebook to stay informed of our upcoming specials!

Best regards,
Therese Steen
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

I'm not sure why there are so many bad reviews for this hotel. We enjoyed our stay. The breakfast buffet was among the best I've ever had in a European hotel. Lots of variety of food. The hotel's location is perfect too. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Therese S, Director of Sales at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear C A,
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your good experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the stay with us.
We hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back again in the future.
Please friend us on Facebook to stay informed of our upcoming specials.

Best regards,
Therese Steen
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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stayed 4 nights at the end of July 2014. The rooms are fine and clean. The location is excellent. The reception staff are a little brusque and ineffectual. We had a parking problem which they were unable to sort out (car park is run by Europark). Also when we asked if there was a lift up from the carpark as we had many bags the reply was 'No'. Not 'No would you like some help'

We only had one bathrobe in a room for two and after ringing housekeeping twice during our stay they promised but never managed to deliver a second one. Food was good and restaurant staff were very good. Also the air con was useless so we had to sleep with the window open. It was very noisy until the early hours.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Therese S, Director of Sales at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear jcjcjc,

Thank you for reaching out and write your review, we really appreciate it.
We apologize for the disappointing service you received from our staff, when it comes to the missing lift and help with the luggage. Our team works hard to make sure our guests are comfortable and receive our best “Yes I Can!” service, so we are sorry we did not deliver this during your stay.
We understand how important a quiet environment is and apologize for the noise. Your stay was during the event " Tall ships races", and this caused some noise during the evenings and nights.


Thank you for your positive feedback regarding the restaurant, food and the staff there.
We hope you will give us another chance if you are in the area again.


Best regards,
Therese Steen
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Property: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen
Address: Bryggen 5, Bergen 5003, Norway
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Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen > Vågen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bergen
#6 Family Hotel in Bergen
#7 Business Hotel in Bergen
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen 4*
Number of rooms: 342
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is idyllically situated on the waterfront, amongst the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hanseatic houses. The hotel`s award winning architecture blends in perfectly with the historical area. The hotel is the ultimate combination of modern facilities in a warm and cosy atmosphere. ... more   less 
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