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First Hotel Marin
Ranked #17 of 46 Hotels in Bergen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Friendly and convienent”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We spent our first night in Norway here. Very convenient location, friendly staff. Nice breakfast. Many sites are within easy walking distance. Easy to reach from the airport bus. It is a modern, quiet hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Airport bus drops you off 5 mins walk to the hotel. Excellent location. Around the hotel vicinity, you can walk to see the Unesco World Heritage site of Bryygen. The wharf and market place are interesting to browse around. Nearby is the funicular tram you can take up the hill and have a great view of the water and the city.

  • Stayed June 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

A clean, well-organized, perfectly good hotel right next to the main sights in Bergen. This is on a side street right off the main street, which is actually an advantage. Go outside to get your view - this is a quiet place to relax, work in peace, and plan the day's activities.

Rooms are simple but not spartan, bathrooms are very clean and modern, the elevators not big but it's easy enough to take the stairs.

Value rating is "for Norway."

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Newfoundland, Canada
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

My travel agent booked me in this hotel last minute on a recent business trip for one night as everything else seemed to be full in Bergen. I paid an atrocious amount for one night even by Norwegian standard prices. The hotel is in a very good central location on bryggen, but that's about the only plus. The hotel is worn and shabby and I did not feel very comfortable during my stay. My room was dirty, beat up floors, clumps of dust, broken dresser drawers, stain on bed linens, worn out scruffy towels, rust in the chipped tub, and the list goes on. I refused to remove my shoes while in the room and I slept on top of the blankets. Front desk staff were not very helpful. Breakfast was mediocre and a weird setup with communal cafeteria style seating. I would not stay here again and I cannot recommend it as a destination in Bergen.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a business hotel in the middle of the historic district. A touch warn around the edges, it is in need of a major renovation. Prices were good. The restaurant is really a breakfast somgasbord...and quite tasty. At night there only seems to be one item on the menu.

Clean and uninspiring.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

First Hotel Marin have the waterfront views you want to see from the top of the hotel. Ask for an upgrade and you can see the fish market from your room ang the lining of ships and boats along the Port of Bergen, and its perfect for over view the celebration of the Norwegian National Day (17 of May ). You have a royal view over all of the parade.The employee service make sure your staying is awesome.The good location make you in walking distanse to the street of the attraction on this city has ever to offer.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Yamba NSW Aust
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

First Hotel Marin is one street back from the waterfront in the old town"Bryggen" which is the World Heritagre listed section of the city. Norway is an EXTREMELY expensive country so while it seems dear by Australian standards, it's fairly "run of the mill" in price. We were in residence over a weekend and the noise from nearby nightclubs was intrusive into room 211 (absolute front on the corner - but only one floor up). There were also lots of people for breakfast which is somewhat communal with a number of round tables seating eight or ten. Monday and Tuesday mornings were completely different - and more relaxed. The staff were friendly and helpful. We were departing on a "Hurtigruten" cruise up the coast and their bus calls at the hotel at (fairly) regular intervals. Because Bergen is a favourite cruise ship destination, the number of tour buses and coaches can vary and this can affect the progress of the Hurtigruten bus through the traffic and thus affect its schedule to the hotel. There are a number of eating places nearby from Pizza, through Chinese, Indian, Sushi.to Steak houses.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — First Hotel Marin 4*
Number of rooms: 151
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 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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