About us

Our Edvard Grieg
heritage

A classic yet modern take on the luxury hotel experience.

As relatives of Edvard Grieg, our desire is to create a one of a kind experience – a classic, yet modern take on the hotel experience that offers our guests a taste of the composer’s remarkable life, his relationships and his unique life story.

Our ambition is to attract visitors, both travelers and locals, into a haven of music, entertainment and diverse cultural experiences – to showcase what Bergen truly has to offer.

A city landmark

The historic building was originally designed and built for Bergen’s largest bank in 1876. The unique building, also known as “Banco Rotto”, is a famous landmark in Bergen with its distinctive brick facade and characteristic architectural style.

Renowned architecture

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.

Our greatest wish

… is that you really feel that Opus XVI is something more than just another luxury hotel. We promise not only wonderful beds, a great location and warm and welcoming service, but also an atmosphere unlike any other, drawing on the rich heritage of the Grieg family and the historic backdrop that connects us to the traditions of Scottish hospitality.

Our goal is to preserve and enrich, but also to use this unique foundation to move forward and create a modern boutique experience that is both welcoming and luxurious.

Located in the very heart of Bergen, Opus XVI is perfect for travelers who wish to explore the culture and nature that the city offers.

Exploring Bergen

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 our hotel.