If you are looking for a clean, modern hotel with excellent service and a unique, fresh & funky design, look no further than the Magic Hotel Solheimsviken. Located almost equidistant between the Bergen Airport and the city’s most charming Bryggen Harbor, it is the perfect location for exploring everything that Bergen has to offer.
From the airport, you could take a 10 minute taxi ride to the hotel. Or you can save some money and take the Bergen Light Rail to the Danmarksplass stop, which features a slow, but lovely ride through the Norwegian countryside on the way downtown. Once you get off the Light Rail, the hotel is just a three minute walk away! Also, consider purchasing a Bergen Card, which includes free rides on busses and the Bergen light railway, as well as free entry or discounted admission to museums and attractions, events and sightseeing tours and great discounts on restaurants and parking.
Prepare yourself to be greeted with a punch of bright colors and patterns from the moment you walk through the door. The lobby contains hot pink chairs and a psychedelic blue and black floor. The vibe is a combination of a hip discotheque and a sweet sixteen’s birthday party. Either way, you know you’re going to have a fun stay in this unique hotel!
Just a short walk up to the mezzanine brings you to a playroom filled with toys to keep the children occupied for hours and a few sleek, mac computers for guests to use. The vibrant colors and design continues to impress.
Although there is a definite punch of design in the lobby and public areas of the hotel, the rooms are surprisingly, very minimal with just a couple of pops of design and color. My room was a bit small, but had a stunning view and super comfy bed.
The hotel has 217 rooms to choose from so if you feel like splurging a little more, upgrade to one of the larger rooms for more space and fun and fantastic design accents like the womanly shaped lamp in the photo above. Every room has free wifi, a tv and some rooms even allow pets!
The hotel also has a fabulous rooftop bar with an amazing panoramic view over Bergen. Sadly, it was raining when I was there, but I managed to sneak out and snap a couple of quick photos. Word is they are planning to install a roof so you can soon enjoy the rooftop patio no matter what the weather!
There is also a beautiful restaurant called Bergtatt, which offers a warm and inviting dining room and features an Italian-inspired menu of delicious looking pizza and pastas. The restaurant also serves an included and tasty buffet breakfast in the morning. Make sure you try their freshly baked, homemade bread with butter and blueberry preserves. Paired with a cup of strong coffee, it was like a warm hug on a rainy morning!
Thank you so very much to the Magic Hotel Solheimsviken in Bergen, Norway for generously hosting me! If you’re interested in staying at the Magic Hotel Solheimsviken, visit their website here: Magic Hotel Solheimsviken. To learn more about all of the Magic Hotels in Bergen, Norway, visit their website at www.magichotels.no. Also, many thanks to Visit Bergen for providing me with a 48-hour Bergen Card and a wealth of information to plan my trip! All opinions and images are my own unless otherwise noted.
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