The 9 Best Hotels in Copenhagen
With just 38 luxurious rooms boasting views of the Tivoli Gardens, this intimate, pampering boutique hotel is a Moorish oasis that’s been listed as one of the finest hotels in the world. Discreetly Danish decor to accommodation merges the extravagance of the hotel’s fairy tale exterior with the very finest of Scandinavian design. A roof terrace reserved for guests has a swimming pool for refreshment after your day’s sightseeing. The Nimb Hotel offers a concierge service to direct guests to the finest that Copenhagen has to offer. Truly magnificent !
Stay in an architectural landmark at the top rated Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen’s first skyscraper. Conceived by the Danish design master Arne Jacobsen, this hotel features Jacobsen’s pioneering furniture designs in the stripped-back mid-century modern decor of the rooms and suites, many with sweeping views over the city. The marble floored foyer features a sweeping spiral staircase weaving upwards. There are panoramic street level views from the hotel’s restaurant with local cuisine. A cosy lounge serves signature cocktails.
Laid back luxury in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter is key to the substantial appeal of Hotel Skt Petri. Top rooms with views over this intriguing area meld the best of Scandinavian design with internationally-flavoured flourishes, bringing rich colours, materials and geometric shapes to all accommodation. Guests can choose to dine in a hidden garden courtyard or in one of the hotel’s two restaurants, one serving Middle East Cuisine, which are open until late every day.
With audacious post-industrial style in two historic buildings, Hotel Ottilia, located in Copenhagen’s up and coming Carlsberg City District, showcases the work of some of the newest Danish designers. Walk in, look up and see the work of the leading lighting designer Niclas Hoflin winding through the floors in the entrance atrium. A rooftop terrace houses Tramonto, the hotel’s Italian restaurant. The 155 guest rooms combine strikingly stripped back design with original industrial features.
In the heart of vibrant Vesterbro, Abaslon Hotel’s sparkling white classical exterior gives way to highly contemporary interiors in each of its 161 guest rooms. Copenhagen’s newest restaurants, cafes and bars are within easy walking distance of this on-trend design hotel. Enjoy substantial Danish buffet breakfasts to start your day and later relax in the up-to-the-minute design of the bar and lounge area before your night out. Perfect for trend-setters.
Located in a hip, yet relaxed residential area, about 15 minutes walk from Tivoli Gardens, Scandic Kødbyen puts you at the doorstep of one of Copenhagen’s most creative culinary districts with craft shops and cafes on every corner. The hotel’s own MØR restaurant is itself a desination, showcasing Argentinian cuisine. Deluxe room decor has a cool Nordic feel, while the hotel’s Coffee Box cafe is ideal for recharging before your next Copenhagen tourism hit.
For history with a distinctly contemporary twist, Hotel Kong Arthur is the first choice. Situated in a 19th century building 20 minutes walk from Tivoli Gardens and close to Copenhagen’s lakes, this intimate hotel has medieval touches to the modernist interiors of its 155 guest rooms. Inviting sofas feature in a welcoming lounge with a fireplace. Eating choices include Spanish, Italian and Japanese, while breakfast features New Nordic cuisine.
Stay in the future in this remarkable piece of waterside architecture by the acclaimed Kim Utzon, whose father created Sydney’s Opera House. Copenhagen Island Hotel is a luxurious, ultra-modern 21st century destination retreat. Look out onto the waterfront from most of the 326 efficiently designed deluxe rooms. Running tracks skirt the water’s edge for your early morning jog. Enjoy international cuisine in The Harbour, the hotel’s restaurant. Tivoli Gardens is an easy 20 minutes walk and parking is available for guests.
The Copenhagen choice of stars such as Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Errol Flynn. The Scandic Palace Hotel of today offers true Copenhagen heritage and luxury in a 100 year old hotel in the beating heart of the city with views over the City Hall Square. Accomodation mixes traditional flourishes such as chandeliers with contemporary design. A relaxed restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the hotel’s trend-setting bar is a Copenhagen destination.
The 4 Best Boutique Hotels in Copenhagen
Owned by ballet dancer Alexander Kølpin, this converted townhouse is your deluxe home from home, a real haven in the centre of Copenhagen. Decor in the 54 rooms is rich yet reserved with dark wood floors and relaxed seating areas. An intimate lounge invites a retreat with your favourite book. Sanders Kitchen is the hotel’s casual-chic restaurant featuring sidewalk tables in warm weather. A rooftop terrace and hidden courtyard complete a perfect picture.
Brand new and located in a converted former power station, Hotel Herman K is your five star distinctly Danish accommodation at Copenhagen’s cutting edge of design. Room decor is industrial chic with deluxe detailing. Look out over the city from the comfort of the roof top terrace or enjoy bespoke cocktails in the happening bar with its twelve metre high ceiling. Roxie is the hotel’s signature restaurant, serving modern Nordic cuisine.
Warm and inviting Scandinavian decor, sun terraces and a welcoming courtyard pool are among the delights of Manon Les Suites Guldsmeden in Copenhagen’s city centre. Hardwood floors adorn all accommodation in this ultra-modern refurbishment of a 1947 building where greenery and open space is key to guest appeal. Parking is available and guests can enjoy the benefits of the hotel’s spa facilities. Breakfast is served amidst fine Danish design.
Choose from the vibrant design and colourful themes of this on-trend hotel’s 68 rooms, with a perfect location in the heart of Vesterbro, with its hip restaurants and designer boutiques. The key is an intimate welcome and guests are encouraged to enjoy traditional Danish hygge at the complementary Wine Hour in the hotel’s relaxed lobby area, which features a roaring fire in the cooler months as well as an honesty bar and board games.
The Best Hotels in Nyhavn District
Nyhavn is the picture postcard perfect inner harbour area of Copenhagen. Come here to marvel at the pastel coloured facades along the waterfront or watch the world go by from canalside cafes and restaurants. Notable among these former townhouses is that once occupied by one of the most famous of all Danes, Hans Christian Andersen, renowned for his fairy tales. The entire quayside is pedestrianised, making it a leisure destinations for tourists and locals alike. The Nyhavn Veteran Ship and Museum Harbour is a must-see for its historic and restored collection of wooden hulled vessels that between them tell the story of Nyhavn – literally “New Harbour” – which dates from the 17th century and was built as a link between the ancient inner city and the sea. Visit Lightvessel No. XVII Gedser Rev, a remarkable lighthouse-on-sea in operation until the 1970s and now a museum ship. Take a look at MA-RI, a purpose built smuggling vessel from the 1920s. The 18th century Charlottenborg Palace, housing the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, is one of the grand mansions on the southern side of Nyhavn, while your choice of sunny restaurants is on the north quay for a relaxed, languid lunch.
When location is everything, 71 Nyhavn has it all to offer. Situated directly on the historic harbour, this characterful four star hotel combines the warehouse heritage of its 18th century beams with the best of contemporary Danish design. Some of the deluxe accommodation features impressive harbour views. The hotel’s happening Asian fusion restaurant features the work of a Michelin starred chef by night and a cool Nordic buffet at breakfast time.
Combining views of some notable landmarks with its inner harbour location, the four star Copenhagen Admiral is in a luxuriously converted warehouse situated between the mouth of Nyhavn canal and Amalienborg Palace. The 366 rooms showcase both the building’s original wooden beams and bespoke pieces by Danish design leaders Skagerak. The hotel’s SALT restaurant is a destination for New Nordic cuisine while the cavernous lounge showcases the original features of this heritage building.
The Best Family Hotels in Copenhagen
Perfectly located directly adjacent to Copenhagen Station, Hotel Danmark’s innovative family rooms feature six bunk beds in distinctively individual Danish design. This reinvention of group accommodation doesn’t spare on the luxury with industrial chic design and individual lockers. The Rooftop is the hotel’s outdoor bar and lounge, allowing you and your family time to kick back and enjoy the extensive views over Tivoli Gardens. An organic breakfast buffet is offered.
Copenhagen Tower’s generous family rooms are spacious, stylish and offer a king sized bed and a twin bed with rollaway sleeping accommodation also available. The location, directly adjacent to the Royal Arena, is an easy 10 minute subway ride from Tivoli Gardens. Breakfast is served at Restaurant Storm in the hotel’s spacious lobby while BARK is the hotel’s gourmet American-style eatery. There’s a fitness centre and car parking is available. The hotel prides itself on being one of Denmark’s most sustainable.
For deluxe family accommodation in the very heart of Copenhagen, Nobis Hotel has few equals. The Penthouse Suite is a luxurious choice with two bedrooms and eight windows looking out over the city in loft-style accommodation with elegant Scandinavian decor. The hotel’s top rated restaurant, NOI, offers superior cuisine in relaxed surroundings, spilling out onto a courtyard when the weather’s warm. A marble-lined fitness area welcomes guests and valet parking is available.
The Best Hotel with Pool
With award-winning architecture by Lundgaard & Tranberg, Charlottenhaven features extensive wellness facilities in a garden setting close to Nyhavn. A twenty metre indoor heated swimming pool is a major attraction, with a former Olympic swimmer available for classes and group courses. Charlottenhaven is an all-apartment hotel, with kitchenettes in all of the accommodation, while many apartments offer waterfront views and all feature homely Scandinavian decor. There’s an all-day cafe in the large hidden courtyard gardens which also have a children’s playground.
The Best Cheap / Affordable Hotel in Copenhagen
Affordable luxury in up and coming Sydhavnen is the key attraction of the highly contemporary Moxy Copenhagen, part of the worldwide Marriott Group. Polished concrete floors to the communal lounge areas, an eclectic mix of Danish designer furnishings and grab and go breakfasts are all features of this innovative hotel. Accommodation is stylishly Danish, with all that you need and no superfluous extras. A 24 hour gym will keep you on your toes.