Clarion Collection Hotel No 13
No 13 is a quirky boutique hotel located a stone’s throw from Byrggen harbor. This fun hotel has just 34 rooms, of which the Skylight Suite is the most spectacular. The restaurant is unusual for such a small hotel as it serves up delicious tasting menus at both lunch and dinner.
At a Glance
No.13 serves a complimentary mid-afternoon snack and evening meal every day
Amazing staff for whom nothing is too much trouble
150 meters from the shopping district
Generous bedrooms for a boutique city hotel
Typically attracts couples and thus has a grown up yet informal atmosphere
Hotel No 13 is one of Clarion’s newest additions to their collection in Bergen. It is a contemporary boutique hotel in a fantastic location just moments from the city’s main shopping street and a short walk to many other attractions.
The décor is less Scandinavian and more bright and cheery boutique city hotel with chic dark wooden floors complimented by colorful bed spreads, curtains, cushions and other furnishings. The 34 rooms are good sizes with comfortable twin or double beds and there are some connecting options. Bathrooms are modern and well appointed. Many are open plan with the bedroom and have excellent showers, some have baths as well.
The Skylight Room, as the name suggests, has an impressive skylight that stretches the full width of the bedroom, flooding the room with light during the day and allowing for star gazing at night.
No 13 has an excellent restaurant that serves a different 3 course light set lunch and 4 course dinner every day, and with them the most delicious 5 day aged sourdough bread and homemade butter. Each course is interesting and creative with dishes taken from around the world and then Norwegian-ised by local and seasonal ingredients of a very high quality - organic where possible.
Furthermore, every day between 3 and 6 pm complimentary afternoon tea is on offer for hotel guests which includes famous Norwegian waffles; and if you fancy a light dinner, you can help yourself to soup, bread, meats and cheese between 6 and 9pm.
The hotel staff are absolutely wonderful; welcoming and friendly and really will go above and beyond to ensure you have the perfect stay, so although there are no five star spa facilities, you certainly feel like you’re being pampered.
Although a member of the Clarion Hotel chain, No 13 still manages to exude a charm and ambience of a true boutique hotel. Located on a busy shopping street, you are perfectly placed for sniffing out a Norwegian designer piece, be it for home or to wear, and you can amble down to the harbor too to explore the fish market and ancient wooden buildings the city is famous for.
Each room is sizeable and brightly decorated with comfortable beds, city views, some with showers and others with baths. The Skylight Suite is the standout with large skylight windows allowing daylight to flood in and star gazing at night. Complimentary WiFi available throughout.
These brightly colored, modern rooms come fitted with a large double bed as well as minibar, TV, telephone and a safety box. The bathroom comes complete with shower.
Superior double rooms come complete with minibar, TV, bathroom with shower and a desk. The room sleeps up to 2 and has views over the shopping street below.
Deluxe Doubles are spacious and bathrooms come fitted with both bathtubs and separate shower. Half enjoy views over the rear courtyard whilst half boasts views of the shopping street below.
The standout feature of the suite is the expansive skylight which spans the ceiling above the king-size bed for night time stargazing. The design of the suite is completely unique, with modern furnishings and charming sloped ceilings. the bathroom comes with both shower and a bath.
Set menus are served in the hotel restaurant; 3 courses for lunch and 5 courses for dinner. Ingredients are locally sourced and seasonal and dishes are imaginative, inspired by the Norwegian fjords with interesting twists. Complimentary afternoon tea and a light dinner buffet are on offer daily.
Free WiFi access is provided throughout the hotel. Paid parking is also available at the property. There are even pet friendly rooms available.
Bergen is your first port of call on your Norwegian adventure. Explore the harbor and historic Bryggen on Unesco’s heritage list, take the funicular to Mount Fløyen or pull on your hiking boots and head to the top of Mount Ulriken. Venture further afield for more challenging trails, kayaking, fishing and spectacular views. Or for a well-known Norway in a nutshell day trip, head East to Flåm for the famous Flåmsbana railway; one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world.
Hiking gear is highly recommended – boot or trainers, waterproof kit and gloves will be essential if you want to venture on proper hikes.
Location & Directions
Clarion Collection Hotel no 13 could not be more centrally located within Bergen on Norway's west coast. The Hotel is a great location for visits to Fjord Norway.
When to go
Bergen is a World Heritage city and has been a popular destination for the last 900 years. For the warmest temperatures of the year and most hours of sunshine; visit Bergen during the summer months of June to August inclusive.