If you’re looking for places to stay in Bergen, check out this Scandic Torget Hotel review!
When arriving someplace new, stepping into a cosy, chic hotel can make you feel immediately at home. With comfy beds, a sumptuous breakfast buffet and a perfect city centre location, the Scandic Torget does just that.
On a recent winter trip to Bergen, I stayed in the Scandic Torget hotel, enjoying their Norwegian hospitality as I explored the highlights of the city.
I’ve composed a full review for anyone who’s planning a trip to the city and thinking of staying at Scandic Torget.
My stay was part of a media trip with Visit Bergen and Wideroe airlines, but this review was not obligatory. All opinions are my own. This blog post may contain affiliate links.
What’s Scandic Torget hotel like?
Sitting mere steps from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bryggen, Bergen’s historic quay, Scandic Torget hotel’s location may be prime – but step inside, and you’ll also find plenty on offer in the hotel to ensure comfortable downtime during your stay.
The property has a modern yet cosy atmosphere, with minimalist, chic rooms featuring soft lighting, plenty of plugs and outlets, comfy seating areas and high-speed wifi.
Downstairs, there’s a bustling lobby where you can order a cocktail from a varied menu and sip as you watch the world go by. If you need anything during your stay, reception is open 24 hours, and you can always grab a cup of coffee downstairs while pouring over some city maps and information.
And when you head out? You can rent an umbrella from the lobby if it’s raining (Bergen is the one of the wettest cities in Europe, after all), knowing that you’ll have a warm welcome when you return.
Scandic Torget Hotel review: the rooms
The rooms at Scandic Torget are spacious and comfortable with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and work desks.
We stayed in two spacious rooms in Scandic Torget; both had large, comfortable beds with two duvets (as is the norm in Scandinavia!), views over the scenic harbour and large bathrooms with power showers and luxury toiletries.
On the shelves, there are deposit boxes that are perfect for passports and other valuables, along with comfortable chairs and a coffee table. Of course, there are tea and coffee-making facilities available in every room.
If you’re visiting Bergen in winter, the rooms stay toasty throughout the coldest weather (in fact, my only complaint was that on the first night, it was too hot and we had to open the window – which seemed a bit crazy for February in Bergen!).
Being centrally located, Scandic Torget is just a few steps away from the Fish Market and Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; which is one of the best places to visit in Norway, winter or summer.
You’re sitting right in the centre of the city here, within walking distance to the Bryggen Hotel, the funicular for Mount Floyen and the Bergen Maritime Museum.
In fact, its excellent location means that you’ll barely need to use public transport to go anywhere!
This is particularly useful if you’re visiting in poor weather – it didn’t snow when we were there, but it was a little drizzly, and it was nice to not have to walk too far!
One of the best things about staying at Scandic Torget? The breakfast!
We enjoyed the hot and cold options of the complimentary breakfast buffet every day.
With cooked breakfast items, avocados, fresh Norwegian cheese, the chance to make Norwegian waffles, fresh and delicate pastries (the cinnamon swirls are mouthwatering!) and plenty of fresh fruit, your mouth will water as soon as you walk into the breakfast hall!
We didn’t have any issues when staying at the Scandic Torget, but the reception staff were friendly and helpful when checking in and out of the hotel. The rooms were always spotlessly clean and everything worked perfectly.
A full Scandic Torget Hotel review!
If you’re looking for places to stay in Bergen, there’s nowhere better than Scandic Torget Hotel! This modern space has all you need for a comfortable stay, with friendly hospitality, a chilled-out bar, comfortable and spacious rooms and delicious and varied breakfasts.