Historic Hotels | Hotel Opus 16 is housed in a historic building from 1876, originally built for Bergen’s largest bank. The unique building, popularly called "Banco Rotto", is a famous landmark in Bergen with its distinctive brick facade and characteristic architectural style.
As relatives of Edvard Grieg, it is the hotel's desire to give its guests a different, nice experience - a classic and modern twist on the hotel experience. An experience that gives the guest an insight into the composer's rich life.
The main floor is an open grand room with heavy granite walls and ionic columns in polished marble. The building with its many decorative details was designed by architect Herman Schirmer and later extended twice. Architect Schak Bull, who also drew Edvard Grieg’s residence “Troldhaugen”, was responsible for the last extension in 1918. Schak Bull was also Edvard Grieg’s cousin.
Located in the very heart of Bergen, Opus 16 is perfect for travelers who wish to explore the culture and nature that the city offers.
From the main entrance you are at the steps of the historic Bryggen, the teeming Fish Market and the famous funicular that takes you right up to the top of mount Fløyen. All the must-sees in Bergen are just a couple of minutes walk from the hotel.