The Clarion Collection in Bergen, Norway: Elegance Refined

By Cacinda Maloney

The Clarion Collection in Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

As soon as I walked in the door and saw the eclectic purple furniture with the flowing Calla Lillies, I knew I was going to like this place. Between the purple leather sofa, the tall, purple and silver chairs, and the chandelier, it was a hip joint.

Clarion Collection, Bergen, Norway

Clarion Collection,
Bergen, Norway

The decor at the Clarion Hotel in Bergen, Norway is sophisticated, cooler than cool, and oozed personal style.  It is located in a vintage stone building dating back to the 1920’s. The building has the architectural capacities of new baroque and classicism.

Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

The coolest thing about this hotel is that each room has its own theme and personality.  Some rooms were modern and sleek, while others had the feel of old world elegance complete down to the columns and inlaid mural frescos.

Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Clarion Collection, Bergen, Norway

Clarion Collection,
Bergen, Norway

 

Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

After a morning flight from Stavanger, I was ready to get to my room and unload my belongings, but, alas, no room was ready.  So I stashed away my belongings in the luggage closet and headed off to the city to explore.  It was in a prime location, just across from the famous Bryggen Houses and the fish market, so it has the best location.

Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Once outside, I did notice the Radisson Blu across the roundabout and decided to peek my head inside for look, since I have such a stash of Club Carlson points.  It is definitely nice and worth a stay, but not a splurge like the Clarion Collection was.  However, it shares the same amazing location and if I was here again I would consider to stay there if the price/point usage was right.

Upon my late return, my room was ready and I couldn’t wait to open the door… to this lovely bedroom:

Clarion Collection, Bergen, Norway

Clarion Collection,
Bergen, Norway

Clarion Collection, Bergen, Norway

Clarion Collection,
Bergen, Norway

It was perfect with its lovely velvet brown comforters, deep brown leather headboard and tiny purple chandeliers by the sitting window with flowing taffeta curtains.   Such elegant decor made me wish to never leave the room!

Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Something special about the hotel was that it has this amazing viewing platform.  I asked for a private key and went to the penthouse level, where I climbed a narrow, spiral staircase to the top, creaked open the metal door and “wa la”  There was the most beautiful view in all of Bergen!  With the lights shining in the harbor and the yachts bobbing up and down, I stood, mesmerized by the stunning view!

Clarion Collection view, Bergen, Norway

Clarion Collection view, Bergen, Norway

Overall I loved the vibe of this hotel and would happily stay there again, even though the service was lacking.

FACT SHEET

  • Where: Slottsgaten 1    5003 Bergen
  • Cost: Suites start at $338.50/night
  • Number of rooms: 116
  • Amenities: free wifi, restaurant on site, the Hotel’s dining room offers breakfast buffet and a light evening meal. In the afternoon, the hotel will serve coffee/tea and waffles or pancakes. This is included in your room rate, The recreational facilities provide sauna, steam bath, some exercise machines (treadmill, bike, row machine and some weights) and relaxation area. A parking garage is located just outside the building and the shuttle bus to Flesland Airport arrives in front of the main entrance.
  • Rating: TripAdvisor #2

Oh, and I forgot to mention who else has stayed here recently:

Clarion Collection, Bergen, Norway

Clarion Collection,
Bergen, Norway
Look who stayed here!

Clarion Collection, Bergen, Norway

Clarion Collection,
Bergen, Norway
Look who stayed here!

Disclosure:  My trip to Norway and my stay at the Clarion Collection was provided courtesy of Visit Norway USA, however, the opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

You may also like other posts written about Norway:

Stavanger: Ovre-Holmegate Stavanger, Norway’s Nottinghill

Stavanger: How I climbed Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) 

Oslo: A Viking Queen: The Viking Museum, Oslo, Norway

Oslo: Edvard Munch:  What Makes you Scream?

Oslo: A Magical 48 Hours In Oslo, Norway

Oslo: Shhh!  It’s a secret:  Emanuel Vigeland’s Mausaleum 

Bergen: The Clarion Collection: Elegance Refined

Norway: Experience Norway’s Northern Lights

 

 

2017-07-10T23:03:59+00:00

6 Comments

  1. noel September 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Wow, looks like a great place to stay, I’ll have to put a place holder on this for when I visit!

    • admin September 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      Yes, it is an amazing property.

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