Hotel Park Bergen is a fine example of the knack Scandinavians have for blending history with bold modern design elements, preserving the past with while embracing the contemporary. This 33-room, family-run property, on a hill just a few blocks from the Grieg Hall, is actually two historic buildings: The main building was built in 1890 for a wealthy merchant family; likewise, the annex across the street was built in 1880 for another well-heeled merchant. Rooms are bright and comfortable, mixing traditional pieces and antiques with fun pops of color and modern design; the upper floors, especially the suite on the top floor, have gorgeous views of the city and mountains. The breakfast buffet is a classically Norwegian affair, serving homemade granola and yogurt, fresh breads and rolls, scrambled eggs, ham, smoked trout, and herring. The stylish lobby, adjacent to the reception area, is a lovely place to enjoy a glass of wine next to the fireplace.