Hotel Oleana Bergen, Norway Review
Located at the start of the stunning Norwegian fjords and enclosed by breath-taking mountain views, you’d struggle to find many more picturesque cities in Europe than Bergen and we make Bergen one of the true city break gems in the Nordics. And while there’s a plethora of options being Norway’s second city, we’d recommend you check out the perfectly located Hotel Oleana.
Offering views of the vibrant Ole Bulls Plass or Bergen’s famous Fløyen Mountain, Hotel Oleana is situated in the town’s popular Torgalmenningen main square, slap bang in Bergen’s shopping district, and is perfect if you’re looking for something with a little more luxury than your bog standard hotel.
Located in a historic building in the heart of the City of the Seven Mountain, Hotel Oleana features 97 rooms, ranging from Standard Doubles to Suites, and offers all the style you’d want from a modern hotel with a modern lounge and a resident bar/restaurant on site. Each room at Hotel Oleana features a unique layout and comes with vibrant designer furniture and a refreshing splash of colour.
There’s everything you’d expect amenities-wise with rooms containing a small wardrobe, a desk with a chair, flatscreen TV, armchair, minibar and a full-length mirror. The bathrooms are well equipped too with soothing waterfall showers, and some rooms are upgraded with large bathtubs.
There’s not much more you could wish for when it comes to Hotel Oleana. Firstly, the hotel couldn’t be better located with all of Bergen’s major attractions within a 5 minute walk. As well as being perfectly located, the room and hotel itself has everything you’d need and more. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the beds were a dream, and most importantly, our stay was incredibly relaxing.
We should also mention Oleana’s breakfast buffet is one of the best hotel buffets we’ve ever had. Whatever you want, it’s there. Bread, fruit, fish, meat, dairy – everything. The hotel’s resident Cocktail Bar/Restaurant, Ácido, is also highly recommended. The Peruvian-style menu varies from ceviche to tacos to handcrafted cocktails. The tacos especially are superb, and their cocktail menu is extensive and actually pretty good value given Norway’s astronomical alcohol prices.
The only criticism we could make of Hotel Oleana is that you’d best like some razzle and dazzle when it comes to décor. The colour-schemes are bold enough with purple dominating the space, but they do also like a mural or two – they was a giant mural of a girl rocking out on a guitar just outside our room, for example.
But overall we loved our stay at Hotel Oleana and can’t recommend it enough. It’s also very good value at £125 a night for a Double Room which includes the excellent breakfast buffet. Located on Øvre Ole Bulls Plass, head over to the Hotel Oleana Website for more information and availability.
Also don’t forget to check out our City Guide to Bergen!