At a Glance
Formerly Bergen's largest bank, the grand building dates back to 1876
Named after a famous piano concierto, this
contemporary boutique hotel is immersed in Bergen’s rich musical heritage
Some rooms feature fantastic views of Mount Fløyen
Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, served in one of the spacious communal areas
The restaurant has a wide range of vegan and vegetarian options
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Historic Bergen can be enjoyed at any time of the year, although summer months will offer the most sunshine and long hours of daylight. Spring and Autumn are also great times to visit to escape the summer crowds, perfect for hiking.
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Opus XVI is a luxury hotel in the centre of Bergen, just steps from historic Bryggen. Whilst retaining original features from its former life as Bergen's largest bank, the furnishings have a stylish Scandinavian twist, perfect for couples and families.
Opus XVI was originally built to be Bergen's largest bank in 1876, and still proudly displays nods to the great heritage including original tiles and vault doors. The building was subsequently bought by the Grieg family - descendants of the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Greig - and their fascinating family history is displayed through a timeline and exhibits for any guests interested to find out more.
The hotel itself occupies a great position in the city, just a few steps from the historic UNESCO World Heritage Listed Bryggen, comprising the wharf and Hanseatic houses which have really put the city on the map for visitors. The funicular up to the beautiful viewpoint at Mount Fløyen is also a 2-minute walk from the hotel, and for more active guests the walk down to the city is just as scenic.
There are 65 rooms at the hotel with twin beds and interconnecting options also on offer, making this a great place for couples or families. All rooms feature walk-in showers, with the suites also offering a bath in addition. The style of the rooms varies slightly, as they are based around the four seasons of the year. Retaining original features, the decor is clean, modern Scandinavian style, with a real emphasis on different textures such as marble tiles, coloured glass and butter-soft leathers which creates a really cosy, welcoming atmosphere.
Restaurant XVI serves a buffet breakfast with à la carte hot options and is also open for lunch and dinner. The real focus here is on the amazing seafood, with the seafood tower a particularly popular option for locals and guests alike. During the summer months for a real treat you can indulge in an afternoon tea in one of the salons, where you can opt for traditional English, Nordic or Vegetarian options. A live pianist really adds to the atmosphere and creates a special experience.
Opus XVI's 65 rooms and suites are luxuriously decorated with rich colours, fabrics and soft furnishings and fitted with all the mod-cons including Nespresso coffee machines and LCD TVs with Chromecast and a tablet for personal use. Most bathrooms have walk-in showers while some have a bath as well. Free WiFi is available throughout.
Classic rooms measure 19sqm and are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor. They all feature a walk-in shower. Views are towards Mount Fløyen or the quiet plaza of Vågsallmenningen.
Superior rooms measure 20 - 24 sqm and are located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. They all feature a walk-in shower and seating area.
Deluxe rooms measure 23 - 29sqm. They all feature a walk-in shower, sitting area and work desk with a similar level of comfort and luxury as the suites.
The Mini Suite measures 37sqm and is located on the 4th floor with skylights facing Mount Fløyen. The suite features a walk-in shower as well as sitting area, desk and separate sofa-bed.
The Signature Suites measure 35 - 69sqm and all benefit from a separate bedroom and living area. They all feature a walk-in shower as well as a bath.
Restaurant XVI is located across the ground floor in one of the most historic parts of the hotel. There is a real focus on seafood here but you can also find more casual international options for lunch. Dinner is an à la carte menu. Afternoon Tea can be taken in the other salon and is a real experience with a pianist throughout.
There is a also a small fitness room with a variety of machines.
Bergen is a great place to explore for a day or two. Discover 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, reached by cable car. For art lovers, the Bergen Kunsthall and Kode offer exhibitions, concerts and events featuring works by Munch and Picasso amongst others.
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Location & directions
Opus XVI is situated in a fantastic location just one street back from the historic port area of Bergen, on the west coast of Norway.
How to get there
The port is just a moments walk from the hotel, otherwise Bergen airport is a 30-minute drive away
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