About this listing
Newly refurbished top floor apartment situated in the very heart of Bergen, just behind the famous "Bryggen" (the city quays/harbourside), in the street called Steinkjellergaten. Very central, as it is merely 200 meters walk from Bryggen quays and the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and about 300 meters to the Bergen Fishmarket. The Bergen Fishmarket is in the middle of the city centre, and is one of the major tourist spots, and here you will find the tourist office as well.
As you can imagine, it is therefore walking distance from the apartment in Steinkjellergaten to most sights, shops, bars and restaurants. The nearest soup cafè is about 20 meters from the entrance door! The nearest grocery shop and corner shops (open till late) is about 50 meters away. There are several very nice barista places (cafè) in the neighborhood.
The apartment has a balcony with rooftop view over the city centre including the harbour, with ships/boats coming in and out. Imagine relaxing on the balcony in the evening sipping to a glass of red wine?
WiFi: the apartment has got free high speed wireless internet connection for my guests! Speed is 20MBPS download/5MBPS upload. Pretty fast, and sufficient for most people.
The apartment has got 2 Bedrooms. NEW! Bedroom #1 has got 2 single beds of width 80cm (can be put together to one double bed width 160cm). Bedroom #2 has got a 140cm wide double bed. The living room has got a sofabed (pull-out-bed) that sleeps 2.
Maximum people would then be 6.
The apartment has got TV with a couple of foreign channels (english spoken), and a little radio is also present (no iPod docking though...).
Kitchen with amenities including stove, fridge/freezer, water kettle, microwave oven, Nespresso coffemaker (bring coffecapsules or buy at the Nespresso store in Strandgaten of Bergen). Clothes washingmachine in the bathroom. Shower and WC. Bathroom floor has got heating cables. The general standard of the apartment would be rated high.
Parking: no parking immediately outside the house, use street parking or P-house.
There is a shuttlebus service to the Bergen Airport running from the fishmarket or outside Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Bryggen (2 mins walk), otherwise taxis running from Bryggen (or from your doorstep).
Still something you wonder about? Send me a message, and I will be at your service :-)
Other Things to Note
coming by rental car or your own car: it is possible to park somewhat higher up in the area (street parking, not possible to pay for parking). Seldom the traffic warden comes around there. Just outside the door or in the street Stølegaten it is not advised to park, you will get a parking fine there. That is because the parking is reserved for resident parking ticket holders only. Otherwise use public parking house 2 minutes walk away, in the Rosenkrantz street.
Quiet after 22.00 at nights.
The apartment has got 2 real single beds, 1 real double bed, and one pull-out-sofa (sleeps 6 in total).
No pets allowed.
No smoking indoor allowed!
Not suitable for handicapped/disabled people (stairs, no elevator).
We had a great stay in this beautiful apartment, which has been done up with style and taste. Very well located with nice views. It only was 5' walk to Bryggen area and the Fish Market. Overall an excellent experience.
Après quelques difficultés avec la "safe book" contenant les clés (heureusement, un voisin nous a aidés), nous avons pu profiter de l'appartement très bien situé de Trond. Situé au 3e étage d'une maison qui nous apparaissait de prime abord comme "abandonnée" car pas repeinte comme les autres maisons de la rue, la montée des escaliers des 3 étages avec valises fut un peu rude mais le plaisir de l'appartement chic et bien équipée ainsi que la vue nous ont remis de nos premières impressions un peu (website hidden) vue sur le port est vraiment superbe; le port étant toujours illuminé durant la nuit. Toutes les informations fournies par Trond nous ont bien aidés. Un souci avec le lave-vaisselle s'est finalement solutionné (ouf). L'appartement est bien équipé. Le Wifi est d'excellente qualité (les enfants ont apprécié, nous aussi). De petits commerces sont à proximité. Un hic mais commun avec les villes : le parking. Il en existe mais un peu éloigné et fort cher.
We were 6 people who shared the apartment for three days. It is located very central in the city centre in a cozy street. The standard of the apartment is very good. Two bed rooms + sleeping couch in the living room worked just fine.
We had good and effortless contact with the landlord and got all the info we needed in advance of our trip.
We give our warmest recommendations for a wonderful stay in Bergen.
The lovely aspect of this apartment is its location, situated as it is in a pleasant and quiet residential area. The apartment is compact, and the view of the middle harbour is restful.
Trond 's place was very clean and in a great location....within walking distance to the cable car up the mountain. It was great for our family of 4. There is a bit of a walk upstairs to get to his attic apartment, but we knew that ahead of time. We were able to unload our stuff right by the door to the building and then go park the car at a parking house nearby.
Trond's flat is great! Well-appointed with lots of light when you want it and cozy, dark bedrooms (via blackout shades) when you need to sleep. Perfect location and the views from the balcony are stunning. The neighborhood is convenient, safe and quiet. Trond was also helpful and responsive when we had questions. Takk, Trond!
The toilet did not work when we arrived, and it took one and half days to fix. The host was not reachable by phone or text (since he was out of town-- which he didn't tell us), and it took multiple calls plus 16 hours of email exchanges before he sent someone to fix it. The television also did not work. The worst part is that he lied to airbnb and said that both the toilet and tv were working (when he could never have verified either since he was out of town and when his friend who came verified both for us).
I regret I let my apartment out to Bella. They apparently broke the flush knob on the toilet. It was however fixed later the same day. They claimed the TV did not work, but it is working fine. Obviously one need to turn the power ON to get the TV to work. Bella claimed a refund of $240 for this. Unbelievable.
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About the Host, Trond
Hi, I am Trond. I live in Bergen with my wife Elizabeth and my two daughters Camilla and Christiane. Apart from our own villa, we have 4 apartments for rental, and would be glad to host you.
Cordialements / Kind regards / Pozdrawiam / Chiao,
Elizabeth & Trond