The city of Bergen is said to be the gateway to the fjords. Indeed, it is a perfect city to base yourself for day trips around the vicinity.
One of the hotels that is located just steps away from Bergen Harbour is the Magic Hotel Korskirken. I previously reviewed the Zander K Hotel, located across the town but just outside the central train station, which is great for those arriving late by train, or if you’ve got an early train to catch. However, this time I had more time to take in the sights that Bergen had to offer so the Magic Hotel Korskirken was the obvious choice.
Its rustic appearance doesn’t do it much justice, for the interiors have been radically refurbished as you’ll see.
After a quick exchange of words at the check in desk, I headed up to my room to settle in. The first thing that struck me as I entered was how trendy the room was. The wallpaper was adorned with beautiful patterns which matched the carpet perfectly. Just by the entrance was an ottoman for your bags and footwear.
There was also a simple yet functional hanger for your coats and umbrellas.
The corridor opens up into the bedroom, which was surrounded by windows all around. Day and night curtains allowed for a high degree of control over how much natural light entered the room.
On the opposite side of the room was a work desk that was inconspicuous and didn’t look like it took up any space at all.
In another corner by the windows were two chairs and a small table, great for eating in.
The furniture was positioned right next to the television, which could be swivelled for the optimum viewing angle. This also meant that you can watch the television comfortably from the bed.
And now for the centrepiece, which was the bed and the canopy above it. The canopy could be lit to provide some soft ambient lighting for a more romantic feel.
Next was the bathroom, which was actually huge! In line with the contemporary design of the room, the bathroom was beautifully tiled and the various elements embraced the irregular shape of its interior.
The use of black surfaces also made the bathroom look every so sleek!
The common areas of the hotel were also well thought through. Multiple staircases allowed for easy access between floors.
At floor landings and around the lobby area, there were lots of furniture around for guests to laze in.
Hot coffee and tea were also available all day.
Breakfast was also included for all guests, and the buffet spread, while a little more limited than usual, was more than adequate for me.
Guests can choose from a selection of hot food, and also fresh fruit, yoghurt and pastries.
The Magic Hotel Korskirken really impressed me and surpassed my expectations. Its humble facade concealed rooms that could easily rival other more established boutique hotels. In terms of location, this hotel is also absolutely convenient being right next to Bergen Harbour, hence making it an excellent choice for visitors to the city.