Opened in 1982, this hotel was built on the fire-ravaged site of an old warehouse that had stood here since 1702. With the passage of the years, it has kept abreast of changing times and decor, although the Hotel Norge remains the traditional favorite. Lying right at Bryggen in the center of town, the hotel offers a choice of standard rooms, business-class rooms, and suites, the latter decorated with locally made arts and crafts, creating one of the coziest ambiences in Bergen. The guest rooms are beautifully maintained, with lithographs and comfortable, upholstered furniture. The hotel has a nightclub, Engelen, and a pub, Madame Felle, named after a lusty matron who ran a sailors' tavern on these premises during the 19th century. The pub's outdoor terrace does a thriving business in summer.
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- Highly Recommended 2010