First Hotel Marin is a charming hotel with excellent location by Bryggen Wharf near the Fish & Flower Market and Fløibanen funicular. Bryggen Wharf is included on UNESCO’s world heritage list.
The hotel has 152 rooms, all with parquet flooring and exquisite interiors. All rooms have trouser press, hair dryers, telephone, minibar and TV. Our tours include accommodation in superior rooms at First Hotel Marin. These rooms are more spacious than the standard rooms, and include a coffee/tea making set with a complimentary selection of tea and coffee.
The tasteful restaurant has a temptingly imaginative à la carte menu inspired by the Mediterranean kitchen. La Stranda bar is just the place for getting together with friends for a drink and a chat.
About category 1 hotels in Bergen:
Please note that Bergen is a very popular tourist destination during the Summer months. The pressure on the hotels is considerable and they are very often fully booked. As a result many hotels in Bergen are in need of refurbishment, but have been postponing it due to the high demand for rooms. This also includes First Hotel Marin. However, we have decided to use this hotel as our preferred Category 1 Hotel due to the following reasons:
Hotel rooms in Scandinavia are generally furnished with twin beds, which can be moved together to form a double bed or placed separately (some hotels have double beds though). Unless otherwise specified all rooms have private bathroom facilities, which are often equipped with a shower instead of a bath. Please note that single rooms are generally smaller than doubles. Purpose-built triple or family rooms are likewise unusual in Scandinavian hotels. Whilst it is possible for 3 persons to share a room, this will normally be formed by a double room with an extra bed. As a result space may be restricted.
Unless otherwise clearly specified a standard room/cabin is included in the tour price.