Introduction to Bors Bergen
As a quick background, I was allocated Bors Bergen as part of the premium accommodation package of Norway in a Nutshell. I stayed at Bors for a couple of days, and would like to share some personal insights to Bors. Bors Bergen was converted in 2017 from the former stock exchange building, and is not only impresssive in its design and architecture but also its central location and quick access to all of Bergen's attractions, be it the Fish Market, the Harbourside, the Funicular, or the KODE Museums.
Quick history and background to Bors Hotel
Despite the traditional looking exterior, the interiors of Bors Bergen was stylish and modern. The ceiling was a little low, though, and the designer tried to hide this by cladding the ceiling with mirrored tiles, creating an illusion of height.
There were two persons manning the reception. Now, because Bors is a modern hotel refurbished from a really old building (and the adjourning building), the layout is a little peculiar. The reception typed on her keyboard, and then told us that "due to high occupancy at the moment," there were only two room. The first room (201) was a more spacious one, with a study area, but it would be facing the city (i.e. not facing the harbour). The second room (2??) faces the harbour, but would require going up to the third level and then crossing the cafeteria and bar and then going down a flight of steps.
Hotel Interior -- Thoughts
Fortunately, we were given the key cards to both rooms so that we could take a look and decide. We ultimately decided to take the larger room which was also more accessible from the elevator (and possibly quieter and away from the road noise). This turned out to be a good choice.
The room had a Nespresso machine (but not hot water kettle), so it was ideal for coffee lovers. We checked and realised that there was a bottle of white wine that was expended but with the cap screwed back, and we quickly notified the receptionist.
The bathroom was spacious and came with a bathtub, but there was no separate shower facilities. No shower curtains -- this meant that one would need shower carefully to avoid splashing and making the entire bathroom wet. I personally do not like wet bathrooms.
Breakfast (which came included) was a lovely affair. While the selection was not as spectular as the one I experienced at Thon Opera Oslo, Bors Bergen had a reasonably good spread.
There was a great selection of the traditional teas and also fruit teas, including hybrid blends which were a little quirky in taste. Of course there was coffee too.
The cold section included the usual salmon, pate, cheeses and some salads while the hot selection included baked beans, sausages, etc. I remember enjoying the yoghurt with fresh fruits
Some quick tips on Bors Bergen