A late 18th century building, just opposite Bergen’s train station, has been converted into charming 18-room bed and breakfast that combines rustic spaces with a clean, Nordic sensibility.

Originally built by local merchant and philanthropist Zander Kaae as a refuge for families in need, Villa Terminus has been completely overhauled by hotelier Kjetil Smørås, who also owns the Grand Hotel Terminus next door.

Swedish architects Claesson Koivisto Rune have stayed true to the bones of the building by embellishing original timber beams and quaint sloped attic rooms with a mix of 20th century classics and modern furnishings, including pieces from their own collection such as the Lima chair for Italian brand Tacchini.

For the moment, as breakfast is only served during weekdays, guests are invited to dine at the adjoining property, but we suggest stepping out onto the cobblestone street and meandering to the city centre which is a quick 10-minute stroll away.