//Accommodation was provided by Clarion Collection Oleana.
Flying back from Copenhagen I had planned to stay for a few days in beautiful Bergen, to visit family and friends but also for some meetings. I stayed at the Clarion Collection Hotel Oleana, a newly build hotel of only few months that combines luxury and coziness in a most remarkable way.
Hotel Oleana opened its doors this summer in a historic building in the very center of Bergen. Only minutes away from the central bus the train station and everything around, it makes for the perfect location if you visit Bergen for a weekend or more days than that. For a long or short stay, Hotel Oleana is making your accommodation as comfortable as possible. It was a home away from home for me, I would wake up and have breakfast, then shop, then return for some relaxation and waffles in the lounge of the hotel , then go out for a coffee or a movie with friends. At night there are sandwiches and salad bar, and also the chefs special which is a different meal every night along with a soup of the day, everything is included in the room rate. I find that people were more relaxed, as if eating at home, when afterwards they can sit and drink coffee and enjoy traditional desserts ( usually a selection of two every night). It is great to eat dinner like this then have your night free for drinks or party, I believe I ate there almost every single night.
You can take a longer walk if you wish to visit Bergen but everything you possibly need is a mere minutes away from your room. Coffee shops, restaurants, shops and malls, movie theaters, the very center of Bergen is at your feet. You can see the fish market at the distance when you walk out of the hotel and just around the corner you can take the Funicular that will take you up mount Fløien , one of the city’s most scenic views, you don’t want to miss this! The ride on its own is amazing.
I ended up spending much more time than I thought in Hotel Oleana, mostly because of its luxurious and yet laid back atmosphere. My favorite spot was right at the lobby’s living room by the great velvet statement sofa by the fireplace. I would work on my macbook with a cup of coffee or gløgg enjoying cookies while the rest of the world went by, and even invited friends over to relax for a while before our night out.
I will be posting more about the beautiful Oleana so stay tuned for more photos and sneak peeks of my time there!
Thank you for having me Hotel Oleana, I will be sure to come back next time I am in Bergen.
//Photos and words by Katerina Dima for Only Deco Love
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