My husband and I vacationed in Copenhagen for a 4 night stay as part of a work/not work European trip.
Location: This is quite a large hotel, (and it also has an annex which has rooms with shared bathrooms) in what was probably once a fancy building near the main Copenhagen train station. The hotel is located on the edge of the red light district with porn venues and tattoo parlors in abundance. You might not want to bring your 6 year old to stay here unless you don't mind spending some time "explaining". There also seem to be some less savory characters around, but at least during daylight, people, including single women seem to traverse the area without any hassles. (At this time of year, daylight goes until 10:00 PM). I'm sorry to say that some of the crazier types seemed to be burned out American current or former drug addicts who perhaps first came when Copenhagen had more of a freewheeling drug scene and never made it home. A taxi from the airport cost us about $40 US. As others have mentioned, a train to and from the airport is cheaper and very feasible as it is only about a block and a half to the back door of the train station. Bottom line: I would be more worried in the center of just about any US city after dark than in the area around the Hotel Absalon. There are many restaurants in walking distance. Prices seem to be about a third higher than in the U.S. at this time. We stuck to ethnic restaurants and had three very good Asian dinners at reasonable prices. One very good one reviewed on TripAdvisor which is around the corner from the hotel is Wokbarren. Goodmorning Viet Nam, also close by was also very good. Many of the museums and palaces are within walking distance if you like to walk (as we do). We took the Copenhagen Sightseeing Hop On-Hop Off bus which we thought was far worse than our experience with the same company in other cities---but that is the subject for another review.
Value: We paid $180 per night for our room, including a European style breakfast buffet with no hot entrees, but good quality everything else--i.e. yogurt, cereals, canned fruits, juices, great bread, brie, Danish cold cuts, hard boiled eggs, etc. The breakfast is available from 6:30 AM until 10:00 AM. Given our sticker shock, we made sure to eat a good breakfast which carried us through until dinner with an afternoon snack.
Room: While the halls are kind of not nice, our room (#151) is a decent size and has a desk, good lighting, a telephone, a mini refrigerator, a small table and two chairs, an old fashioned TV that works fine, an electric kettle and tea bags and free wifi. Our bathroom is spacious, looks newly retiled and has plenty of room to put things. There is also a small closet. Danish modern won't come to mind in terms of decor, but everything is clean. There are bedspreads which I prefer not having in hotels, but under that are clean, comfortable duvets. Our room was on the first floor, but at the end of a hall which I think cuts down on hall noise, but we did have to use our white noise app a few times. Our room also overlooked the inner courtyard, so we had no street noise, but had the weather been nicer, there might have been people hanging out there which would have been noisy. There's no AC, but that certainly hasn't been a problem for us with temps from the high 40's to low 60's. The windows open and provide good sound-proofing when closed. I saw one couple ask for a room on a higher floor when they were assigned one on the first floor and the clerk was able to oblige. Since we are on a 25 day trip, we were very happy to find that there are two washing machines and 2 dryers in the basement which you can pay to use at the front desk.
Lobby and amenities: There was a bit of a line when we had to check in, but that was exactly at 3:00 PM which is check in time. I never saw a line at any other time. The desk clerks speak perfect English. Indeed, most Copenhagers seem to speak at least passable English. The desk clerks also sell wine and beer and there are a few tables and couches where one can hang out and listen to the Tower of Babel as people of many nationalities and ages pass through. The desk clerks seemed very personable and were happy to answer questions.
All in all, a positive experience.
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