Sitting in what couldn’t be a better location in central Bergen, Norway, Hotel Det Hanseatiske, is a picture-perfect place to hang your hat while visiting the gateway to the fjords. The hotel, which is an integral part of the city’s heritage and a part of the Finnegaarden group of buildings, is connected to a museum of the same name, which celebrates the Hanseatic architecture and history in the area. With 37 rooms, this cozy place invites you in to relax.
From the outside, it’s obvious the structure of this small property is a part of the city’s architectural fabric, which has made the area famous worldwide. The red wood shimmering in the sun as it has for over 300 years. Inside, the hotel has been refurbished using local materials as well as modern materials like glass panes to give it a light and bright feeling. Each room is decorated differently and is well-equipped with spacious interiors, modern bathrooms with rain showers, large flat screen televisions, WiFi and the most comfortable beds.
Downstairs, just off the main lobby, three restaurants: Casa del Toro, FG Restaurant and Finnegaardsstuene, are offered to give guests the opportunity to eat local and enjoy both regional specialties as well as international cuisine. Breakfast is served in the FG dining room and is composed of a large buffet-style smattering of Norwegian salmon, meats, cheeses, cereals, eggs and bread. It’s simple, but satisfying.
Hotel Det Hanseatiske is really the perfect mix of modern Bergen and Bergen as it was during the time of the Vikings. For those who appreciate good service, friendly staff and a little history – you can’t find better in the area.