This hotel is situated a 5 to 10 mins walk up a steep hill. We got the SAS airport bus, slightly dearer than the other company. We were dropped off at a bus stop by the side of Bergen Storcenter on Fjosangerveien road. Please note that this bus only drops off there ( we nearly missed our flight home, waiting to be picked up) you have to go right around to the bus station to catch the bus back to the airport. From Fjosangervein road, walk up to the junction & turn left onto Stromgaten & follow the road right up to the top which is a dead end for vehicles. Here you find a slope & steps onto Parkveien, you will find The Steens hotel to your right. Press the bell to be let in, once you have your room key, they give you the code for the door.
The staff are young & friendly & helpful, this was noted in Bergen as a whole, every one was happy to speak in English, we saw very few old folk, made me wonder where they kept them or perhaps they move to a flatter area?
Our room was on the second floor, up two flights of carpeted stairs, with a balcony over looking the park. We had two single beds pushed together with a throw over to make it look like one bed. Single duvets, no fighting over it ! The room consisted of a T.V (most channels were in English with Norwegian sub titles) a small table, bed side cabinets, dressing table with drawers, wardrobe & another in built cupboard. Free WI FI which worked a treat.
The on-suite was very compact with a shower (pull the curtain right around, not to soak every thing) toilet, basin & built in hair dryer. The floor is tiled with under floor heating & dries really quickly especially after using the supplied window scraper. There is a shaver point, U.K residents will need a plug adapter.
Breakfast was between 7 & 9.30 AM on the first floor. No bacon & eggs but cereals, yogurts, cold meat & cheese with salad. Bread which could be toasted, fresh fruit. Apple & orange juice, tea & coffee which was on offer 24/7 via a ground coffee machine. The breakfast room had a church feel with its glass stained window & the adjoining sitting room over looked the park where you could observe the drug addicts ( we walked through the park several times & didn't get any bother, we also saw Police presence).
Unfortunately it rained while we were there. The University Museum is a short walk away, turn right out of the hotel. Every thing is with in walk able distance. Be aware that every thing cost three to four times more than the U.k or US. Our first meal - one course, a few drinks & a coffee cost around £120, take away, the following night cost around £22, with out drinks. Average one course meal £35 to £60, look around. Even one can of larger at the local co-op was four times the price & they don't sell wine.
The only thing I'd like to have had at the hotel, was a heated cloak room. We were hanging wet clothes in the bathroom & I felt guilty going up the stairs dripping every where.
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