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First Hotel Marin

  • Norway, Bergen

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First Hotel Marin is in an enviable, harbour front location at Bryggen wharf, which is one of Norway’s seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. The hotel’s historic wharf building was formerly the F Beyer factory building, and is located where Bergen’s main sights of the harbour, fish market and Fløibanen Funicular are only a few steps away.

This classic hotel offers great facilities which are complimented by the spacious and comfortable rooms, many with views over the harbour. There is a generous hot and cold buffet breakfast included to get you ready for a day of exploring this vibrant city and tea and coffee is available all day from the lobby. Guests residing in the hotel also receive free WiFi plus access to the fitness room and sauna.

Added value

Free tea and coffee in the lobby throughout the day

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 151
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 7
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 2
  • Annex:

All tastefully decorated rooms have bath, shower, minibar, satellite TV (pay movies), telephone, trouser press, WiFi and hairdryer. A safe is available at the front desk. 

  • Standard Twin Room (A3) sleeping 2 people is as above
  • Standard Single Room (F1) has the facilities as above, and the room is on request
  • Twin Room (B2) sleeps 2 people in a renovated superior room, and also includes tea and coffee making facilities
  • Deluxe Twin Room (C3) sleeping 2-3 people in a harbour view room, seating area and twa and coffee making facilities

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Like the other hotels in Bergen, hotel access ok but resort suitability for disabled not good, cobbled and some steep streets.

Meals

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Informal

  • Breakfast service:

    Full hot and cold buffet breakfast (open from 06:30 Mon-Fri and 07:30-11:00 Sat & Sun)

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Diabetics - Insulin cannot be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Bergen

Bergen is known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, yet there is still plenty to explore within the city itself. The brightly painted gabled houses and narrow cobble-stoned alleyways of the famous Bryggen Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surround the bustling Vågen inner harbour. Bergen also has UNESCO ‘City of Gastronomy’ status thanks to its varied and vibrant food scene. The Bryggen harbour is also home to the city’s thriving flower, fish and fruit markets and historical museums. Visitors can benefit from purchasing the Bergen Card, which provides an excellent value way to explore the city and the nearby surroundings.

For panoramic views over the city take the funicular to the top of Mt. Fløyen. Concerts and cultural attractions abound for those on Bergen holidays, including a visit to the home of Norway's most renowned composer Edvard Grieg. In addition to city sight-seeing tours, efficient high speed express boats and trains open up a wide variety of day trips into the heart of the fjords, including the magnificent Sognefjord and Flåm Railway or Norway in a Nutshell.

City Breaks in Bergen 

Enjoy Bergen as a single-centre or city break with holidays available from 3 nights to 14 nights. The Bergen city card is an excellent choice to make the most of time in this city, which offers a wealth of cultural attractions and sightseeing opportunities. You can also visit Bergen as part of our escorted 4-centre Highlights of the Fjords group tour and our brand new Bergen to Oslo Fjord Experience escorted tour. Or one of our independent multi-centre holidays, Fjord Explorer or Taste of Norway.

Things to do in resort

  • Famous indoor and outdoor fishmarket on the harbour front 
  • Historis 'Bryggen' museum of UNESCO World Heritage Site 
  • Large city park and gardens
  • International Festival Bergen 
  • 'Night Jazz' festival  
  • 'Bergenfest' music festival 
  • Ferry to the Bergen Aquarium 
  • Pretty, quaint old town on hillside to explore 
  • Great shopping opportunities 
  • Several museums (free entrance with Bergen Card) 
  • Arbotoreum and botanical garden at Milde 
  • Hop on/hop off city sightseeing bus 
  • Walking at Mount Fløyen or Mount Ulriken 

 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 5.326147
  • Latitude: 60.396553

For more information on travel and transport visit our Bergen page

Excursions

Bergen Card 

Purchase a great value Bergen Card for 24, 48 or 72 hours to explore this beautiful city. The pass gives you:

  • Unlimited bus travel and light railway travel within the city 
  • FREE entrance to selected local museums included the Rosenkrantz Tower 
  • Reduced admission to many other attractions including the Fløiban funicular for stunning views over the harbour and the Troidhaugen, home of Edvard Greig 
  • Discounts in selected restaurants 

Recommended day trips that can be booked at the local Tourist Office:

(All prices shown for guidance)

Mount Fløyen Funicular Railway 

£12.50 - daily - Bergen Card holders receive a discount

Take a short ride on the Fløiban funicular from Bergen centre to the top of Mount Fløyen for fantastic views over the city, mountain cafe and the many walking trails which start from the top. The Shoemaker's Lake (Stomakerdiket) is just a 10 minute walk from the top and makes a picturesque picnic spot, or even try canoeing (which is usually free in July and August).

Norway in a Nutshell 

£149 - daily

A fabulous circuit by train and bus via Voss including the famous Flåm mountain railway and scenic Aurlandfjord boat cruise.

Hardangerfjord and Eidfjord 

£149 - daily

Majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls and idyllic fruit farms.

Mostraumen Fjord Cruise 

£60 - daily

A trip by catamaran to the innermost part of the narrow Osterfjord - a spectactular trip including several waterfalls

Guided 2 hour walking tour of Mount Fløyen 

£35 - daily

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • Library
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • WiFi

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First Hotel Marin
Bergen, Bed & Breakfast
17/07/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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