Clarion Hotel Admiral
At a Glance
Scandinavian style rooms with lots of colour
The in-house restaurant is popular with residents and locals
The rooms are spacious for a city hotel
Great location with views of Bryggen and the harbour
The outdoor decking is great for dining if the sun is out
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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.
To start planning your holiday to Clarion Hotel Admiral
Hotel Admiral, located right on the waterfront in Bergen, boasts views to the harbour and historic Bryggen. Styled with strong Scandinavian influences Admiral is cosy, charming and authentic and a hotel that will appeal to couples and families alike.
Hotel Admiral, part of the Clarion Collection, takes pride position in central Bergen overlooking the harbour and historic Bryggen, whilst being within walking distance to the city’s key sights.
The hotel is designed in typical Norwegian style; all of the rooms have been renovated at different stages throughout the last 3 years and have been decorated with classic Scandi design - clean lines and an uncluttered layout but less minimalist and more colourful with stylish wall papers and soft furnishings. The rooms are all good sizes, particularly for a city hotel and have either lovely harbour or city views, some with balconies. The bathrooms predominantly have showers, not baths, and are elegant and contemporary.
One of the hotel's major draws is its fabulous restaurant, Kitchen Table, which is as popular with the locals as it is with hotel guests resulting in a fun and lively atmosphere. The room is divided into two areas – the main restaurant and a bar/café towards the back. The bar/café décor is shabby chic with reclaimed wood used for tables and has a trendy warehouse feel with filament light bulbs and purposefully dimmed lighting. The main restaurant area is more contemporary and elegant; typical of a chic a la carte restaurant. It also has a decked veranda that wraps around the restaurant that makes for extremely pleasant summer mornings or evenings where you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery with your meal.
There is small gym as well as a sauna to enjoy and a viewing tower from which you can peer out over Bergen’s historic buildings, gaze to the horizon across the harbour and hear the calls from the fish market.
The hotel has a friendly and informal atmosphere; the staff are very helpful, the location is excellent and the food is fantastic. It’s a great choice for couples and older families as there are no connecting room options. Hotel Admiral, as a member of the Clarion group and as a slightly larger hotel, is perfect for those seeking a more traditional place to stay in the heart of Bergen. That said, it still manages to offer a warmth and atmosphere with fantastic Scandi décor that make it a great choice without compromising on heritage.
All rooms have recently been renovated and are decorated in contemporary Norwegian design - clean lines and simple with splashes of colour from soft furnishings. Some rooms have charming city views while others have harbour views; bathrooms either have a bath or shower.
Kitchen Table is Hotel Admiral's restaurant, popular with locals as much as hotel guests. Head chef Swedish Marcus Samuelsson brought New York flavours to Bergen and combined them with local and seasonal produce to create mouth-watering meals with an interesting twist. The decor is trendy and warm giving it an informal and welcoming atmosphere.
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 harbour 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.
Milly Walker (Staff)
The hotel is a great place to base yourself for a few nights in the city. Within easy reach of many restaurants as well as the funicular up in to the mountains for some gentle hikes. The rooms are comfortable and can be guaranteed next door to each other for families. Most have showers, however we rooms with baths can be requested.
Claire Medlock (Staff)
Hotel Admiral is a good value option for a couple of nights in Bergen, with waterfront views that cant be beaten! The rooms are simple but have everything you need and some even feature a small balcony. I really liked the modern feel to the bar and restaurant and the food was delicious.
Flåmsbana is hailed as the most beautiful train journey in the world; a spectacular route that offers panoramic views of some of the most spectacular landscape found in the Norwegian fjords.
Private tour of Bergen and Troldhaugen
Take part in a guided sightseeing tour of Bergen and enjoy a return funicular tour to the top of Mount Floyen and entrance to Troldhaugen.
Location & directions
Clarion Collection Hotel no13 could not be more centrally located within Bergen, on Norway's west coast. The Hotel is a great location for visits to Fjord Norway.
How to get there
It takes just under 2 hours to reach Bergen from London. The hotel is approx 20km from the airport, a 30 minute transfer via car. Also located a mere 150m from the hotel are the shopping centre, airport bus and taxi rank.
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