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Opus XVI, Norway

Opus XVI

Bergen, Norway

OUR RATING: Deluxe

Set in what was once Bergen’s largest bank, the Opus XVI combines historic charm and modern sophistication with a convenient location in the heart of the city. The common spaces reflect the 19th-century grandeur of the original building, with marble floors and columns, gold and crystal chandeliers and a grand piano.

The 65 rooms and suites match the sleek sophistication of the rest of the hotel — each is individually designed but they all share the same tailored, elegant style. The hotel is owned and operated by descendants of Norwegian pianist and composer, Edvard Grieg, and you’ll find a small museum exploring his life and legacy on site. There’s also a well-equipped fitness room, a formal restaurant and a grab-and-go café.

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OUR OPINION:

We like Opus XVI for its effortless luxury and historic elegance, as well as its central location. It’s a short walk to the major attractions, but on a quiet pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly street.

Rooms

Each of the 65 rooms and suites is unique, a legacy of the building’s historic nature. However, they all share a tailored elegance, with upholstered headboards, long curtains and a classic palette of gentle gold, soft sand and warm grey, as well as rich maroon accents. The contemporary style is gentle rather than starkly minimalist, with luxe touches like velvet couches in the suites’ sitting areas. Each room is equipped with modern technology such as personal tablets and in-room climate control, to enhance your stay.

You can choose from five different room types, ranging from a comfortable Classic room, which has views over Vågsallmenningen Plaza or Mount Fløyen, to the generous suites, which have separate sitting or dining areas, and are named after people and moments from Edvard Grieg’s life.

Location

Just a few streets from the waterfront, the hotel is located on Vågsallmenningen Plaza, a quiet, pedestrian-friendly street. It’s surrounded by boutiques and banks, giving it a restful atmosphere. However, you’re still just a two-minute stroll from the main square, with all its shops and cafés, and a three-minute walk to the popular Fish Market.

Food and drink

  • Buffet and à la carte breakfast options.
  • The Opus 16 restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner in a grand space that has preserved the building’s original architecture.
  • Separate wine bar in lobby.

Tour ideas in Bergen

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Opus XVI as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Folgefonna glacier

      Folgefonna glacier & hike

      Folgefonna glacier & hike

      Spend a whole day among the striking scenery of Norway’s fjordland. You’ll stop at two waterfalls en route to Hardangerfjord, before crossing the water and winding up into the mountains to Folgefonna Glacier, where, you’ll spend four hours exploring the ice on foot.

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    • Gastronomic tour of Bergen
      Seafood in Bergen

      Gastronomic tour of Bergen

      Gastronomic tour of Bergen

      Bergen’s eateries are an important hub for the neo-Nordic gastronomy revolution. This private walking tour offers you a chance to learn more about the country’s food culture, past and present, and sample everything from freshly caught oysters to traditional brown cheese.

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    • Mountain hiking with a local guide
      View from Mount Ulriken

      Mountain hiking with a local guide

      Mountain hiking with a local guide

      Get to know Norway’s mountains with a privately guided hike on one of the seven peaks that surround Bergen. You have many options, from gentle loops suitable for families with small children to steeper, more challenging paths.

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