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City Apartment Hotel
Ranked #45 of 47 Hotels in Bergen
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“low budget option for Bergen”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Building has seen better days,looks worn,and tired.It should change name as it doesn't offer apartments at all,only small ensuite rooms.
My room was located beside dining area.It was cramped,no double bed as requested,two singles pushed together.It was clean,just very basic,hence the price is probably lowest in town.
TV worked,only one channel,but that's better than nothing.Internet connection was fair at most but worked OK.
Water in the bathroom was pretty warm,no complains here.Same with heating in a room.I actually felt too warm at times.
There was some noise from a bar downstairs,on Saturday night,but it didn't bother me with sleeping.
Best of all is the location,it's close to most tourist attractions,and there are some decent coffee places near by.
Lady at the reception was very helpful,and available within reception hours..
I've been in several hostels in different countries,and I would rate it above middle in that category.As hotel,at the bottom,and I've been in many.

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Santa Monica, California
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92 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2013

This hotel is more of a hostel. Very old building that has been converted to very plain room, which would have been fine, but it was not very friendly and very poor service. There was no one at the front desk when we arrived and we had to wait a while for someone to show up. There was no front desk service at anytime when we were there. The bathroom was a strange set up. The back of the toilet was against the sink. There was no shower curtain, so the whole bathroom got went whenever we showered. There were no amenities, no coffee service, one small bar of soap and very skimpy towels. There was a kithen, but was for use of tenents, so one would have to buy their own supplies. Also there was no elevator, so we had to drag our bags up 4 flights of stairs. Since the hotel is next door to a night club, the weekends are very noisy. It is also expensive to stay there, I would suggest spending a little more on a better hotel.

Room Tip: choose a room that is not on the street if possible or as far away from the nightclub, if possible
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2012

DO NOT STAY HERE - I had to go Bergen emergency hospital after being bitten 16 times by Bed Bugs. Rooms are filthy and staff ignored me when i showed them the red bites/swelling all over. Staying here ruined my holiday and i urge you to either sleep in the nearby park or any other hotel. I have subsequently received hospital treatment in Spain and back in London from the insect bites and i am yet to receive any refund or apology. Hostels in Thailand at £2 per night have better hygiene. This place should be shut down and i am in the process of reporting them to the national health regulator to ensure that others do not suffer like i have.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a very convenient hotel as it is located in the city centre. It is a good value for money as it is clean and has many free-of-charge services (e.g. food & washing facilities). However, there was no elevator, the reception was open only during morning hours, and the room was a bit small.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Bedbugs. Loud Music from the bar downstairs. DIrty kitchen. This is not really a hotel but a glorified hostel. We stayed in a room on the 4th floor and could hear loud heavy metal music until am. There is absolutely no service at all, Avoid, avoid avoid.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is in no way a hotel, more like a run down expensive student house. It calls itself a hotel but offers none of the services expected of a hotel. If the shabby front door and entrance was not a portent of what was to come then dragging bags up eight flights of dirty stairs (this place has no lift) confirmed our misgivings. As noted by other reviewers the bathroom leaked into the bedroom, the beds were miniscule, the supposed tv did not work and the room incredibly noisy. A very expensive mistake.

Room Tip: Don't use this establishment
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bergen, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2012

I have been to many hotels in my life but this was by far the worst. Smallest double room I have seen. No elevator (5 floors). Heavy metal bar in first floor. Most trafficed street in Bergen. Water from the shower ran out in the bedroom. A lot of water. Toilet broken. No hot water. Double room has 2 single small beds. No customer service. You get the key in the bar. This is less than one star hotel. Way too expensive. No change of sheets or towels. (Only one towel) Bedsheets were worn out. Small very old tv with 2 channels and no remote control. Bathroom was VERY dirty. Worst I ever saw even compared to the third world countries I have been to. Walls dirty in the room. The pictures on the webpage has nothing to do with reality. I spoke to several guests and they said the same.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: City Apartment Hotel
Address: Christies gate 14, Bergen 5015, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen > Sentrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 47 Hotels in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — City Apartment Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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