Scandic is a hotel chain that I know for being minimalistic, environmentally involved and clean, but the Scandic Strand hotel in Bergen does not live up to that expectation. Reception, shop and breakfast are good and at par with other Scandic hotels, but the rooms aren't. It's been mentioned here before that the hotel is undergoing refurbishments, but that's no excuse to charge full price and put people in semi-dirty rooms. I had a great view onto Strandkaien (which comes with the noise of the bars on a Friday-night) and the room was spacious (I paid extra for a superior room), but the coach had major stains on it and I noticed on more than one occasion that the floor wasn't cleaned at all after the visit of house keeping.
Something I've never seen before: you use a key card to access your room, but you need to lock your room again with the same key card from the outside otherwise anyone can enter your room... and they didn't explain this upon checkin.
Staff is friendly but one tells something different from another one.
All this being said, I wonder whether there is a good value for money hotel in Bergen since all reviews on Tripadvisor have been so so.
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- Strand Hotel Bergen