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First Hotel Marin

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I spent two nights with my husband there. The staff at reception were extremely attentive and helpful. The hotel was located in a very beautiful neighbourhood, next to the old harbour, the funicular and the fish market. The hotel was elegant and the breakfast was OK.

We stay here 3 times over the course of a 6 week visit to Norway. Very good hotel

good hotel. carpet by back elevator could be replaced

My luggage was delayed (or lost), all the staff were sympathetic, also we arrived early and were given an empty room immediately. Drinks and snacks ready in the room. Room both elegant and comfortable. There was no credit card on their file, they accepted my statement as to what we consumed at check out.

Large rooms, lg windows, wooden floors, tasteful furniture. Common areas need dusting, sweeping. Excellent breakfast buffet. Competitively priced.

Hotel is about normal 3-star quality for Europe. Breakfast somewhat better than 3-star. Location is wonderful. Price is outlandish, even for Norway, for a very cramped room.

Hotel was in great location for seeing Bergen and doing other activities as well. The Harbor was a block away which meant we could catch our ship to the first fjord and also watch boats, ferries and even cruise ships as we walked around.

The hotel is in a good location not far from the city center, and only one block away from the main street along the harbor, with the seafood market and lots of small nice restaurants with excellent food. Also one block away from the traffic noise. A solid breakfast buffet and WiFi was included. The tourist information office is nearby with good advice on worthwhile things to do, sight-seeing and tours.

Old building hotels I've been in are much nicer. Room was clean, hallway was not. Bathroon was redone, bedroom was not. Older furniture and chairs. Staff was not helpful, although their English was good. They told us a cab to airport would cost 350, it was 485 with a company they called and reserved for us. They told us breakfast was 7am; when we got our cab at 6:50, there were 30 people eating. This was NOT a four star hotel, which I guess is why it was less expensive than other 4 stars. I picked it due to good location and stars. We would not stay there again and we would not reccomend to a friend. Fortunately, we were only booked for one night.

Very good location e.g. close to waterfront, actiivities, "Old" Bergen, tourist information center, restaurants, etc. Hotel staff very cheerful, happy and helpful. Good value. Recommend for three star quality.

WELL LOCATED, VERY COMPLETE AND GOOD BREAKFAST,

This is a nicely appointed hotel with a central location convenient to shopping, museums, restaurants and the harbor. We didn't have to use a cab or bus to get anywhere other than to and from the airport. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The bathroom has a heated floor that the guest controls. The minibar is expensive, but aren't they all? The staff is exceptionally pleasant and helpful, like most of the Norwegians we encountered. Wifi is free but requires a new activation code every 24 hours. The lack of a business centre is my one complaint, though. When we went to print our boarding passes the night before departure, we had to pay a fee of 30 kr per minute at a desktop computer in the lobby. As it turns out, most airlines that serve Bergen have self service check in kiosks at the airport that work well and provide boarding passes. But on crowded flights, seat selection at the airport may be limited. So, access to a computer and printer at the hotel would have been nice. The nightlife in Bergen is active and we found that late night revelry on the street outside of our room to be quite loud at 2 am. This isn't the hotel's fault but I suspect that rooms on the harbor side of the hotel are a bit quieter.

Wonderful staff, ideal location - walk to almost very major sight sight or activity. Info center just a couple blocks away. Tram/gondola to mountain top down the street. Many excellent restaurants in neighborhood. Airport shuttle bus close by. Breakfasts were very satisfying - included in our package. Main problem we had was extreme noise from teen club located across street from our street window/room. Avoid street facing rooms. Lost sleep on two nights as hotel could/would not change our room.

I had requested a late check-in, we got there at 9:40pm they didn't have a room for us, they sent us to a Radisson Blu, the bathroom smell like a sewer and it was very noisy,it was too late to move again,we had to wake up at 6:45am for a day trip.I didn't sleep at all. The first Marin staff were nice trying to accomodate us,they gave us an up grade to a suite which was very nice with a beautiful view.

Rosenkrantzgaten 8 Bergen

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Hanseatic Museum and Floibanen Funicular
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Fitness center

First Hotel Marin is adjacent to popular attractions such as Hanseatic Museum and Floibanen Funicular. This 151-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Centrally located in Bergen, the hotel is also a short walk from St Mary's Church and Grieg Hall.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free breakfast, offered each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

All 151 air-conditioned rooms feature phones and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests staying at First Hotel Marin enjoy a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Business Suite, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Twin Room, Harbor View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Twin Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Suite, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for First Hotel Marin

Everyone (3) Couples (8) Friends (3)
4

nice hotel, excellent location in bryggen

Everyone

I spent two nights with my husband there. The staff at reception were extremely attentive and helpful. The hotel was located in a very beautiful neighbourhood, next to the old harbour, the funicular and the fish market. The hotel was elegant and the breakfast was OK.

By , from Argentina on May 10, 2017

5

great location--nice hotel

Everyone

We stay here 3 times over the course of a 6 week visit to Norway. Very good hotel

By on Jan 7, 2017

5

bergen visit

Everyone

good hotel. carpet by back elevator could be replaced

By , from Pittsburgh on Dec 23, 2016

5

helpers

Couples

My luggage was delayed (or lost), all the staff were sympathetic, also we arrived early and were given an empty room immediately. Drinks and snacks ready in the room. Room both elegant and comfortable. There was no credit card on their file, they accepted my statement as to what we consumed at check out.

By on Dec 9, 2015

4

tasteful convenient and good value

GetawayWithFriends

Large rooms, lg windows, wooden floors, tasteful furniture. Common areas need dusting, sweeping. Excellent breakfast buffet. Competitively priced.

By on Aug 17, 2014

3

great location, btu overpiced

Couples

Hotel is about normal 3-star quality for Europe. Breakfast somewhat better than 3-star. Location is wonderful. Price is outlandish, even for Norway, for a very cramped room.

By on Jun 11, 2013

4

good experience

GetawayWithFriends

Hotel was in great location for seeing Bergen and doing other activities as well. The Harbor was a block away which meant we could catch our ship to the first fjord and also watch boats, ferries and even cruise ships as we walked around.

By on Jun 5, 2013

4

historical city with spectacular surroundings.

Couples

The hotel is in a good location not far from the city center, and only one block away from the main street along the harbor, with the seafood market and lots of small nice restaurants with excellent food. Also one block away from the traffic noise. A solid breakfast buffet and WiFi was included. The tourist information office is nearby with good advice on worthwhile things to do, sight-seeing and tours.

By on May 26, 2013

1

first marin bergen

Couples

Old building hotels I've been in are much nicer. Room was clean, hallway was not. Bathroon was redone, bedroom was not. Older furniture and chairs. Staff was not helpful, although their English was good. They told us a cab to airport would cost 350, it was 485 with a company they called and reserved for us. They told us breakfast was 7am; when we got our cab at 6:50, there were 30 people eating. This was NOT a four star hotel, which I guess is why it was less expensive than other 4 stars. I picked it due to good location and stars. We would not stay there again and we would not reccomend to a friend. Fortunately, we were only booked for one night.

By on May 30, 2012

3

good value. pleasant stay.

Couples

Very good location e.g. close to waterfront, actiivities, "Old" Bergen, tourist information center, restaurants, etc. Hotel staff very cheerful, happy and helpful. Good value. Recommend for three star quality.

By on Oct 3, 2011