I chose the STAY hotel upon reading many of reviews at this website. Much to my bewilderment, nothing could be farther from reality. Our room is quite large, with a hollow space, decorated in austere monochrome pattern, and sparsely furnished. It has a view of waterfront and a plot of abandoned industrial land scattered with construction materials. Paint is peeling off at parts of wall. There was a cob web at the corner ceiling. The bathroom though not small has oddly shaped sink. It is very long but no more than a foot wide. Thus water splashes everywhere when doing washing up. Perhaps it is not designed for us earthly creatures? Shower compartment has very slippery floor, and floods easily, as though no one bothered to clean the drainage.
There is no master switch for lighting fixtures, and wiring is very elaborate. During my first night there, I spent almost 10 minutes trying to extinguish lights before bed time.
I wondered if any house keeping standard exists? One day, all towels were replaced, another day only some towels were replaced. Dust rested comfortably on top of furniture.
Breakfast is minimal and expensive. The unit does include a large refrigerator, microwave oven, kitchen utensils, even dish washer and dryer. But for visitors spending only a few days at Copenhagen, such equipment is of very little value.
This hotel is located at the middle of nowhere and taxi is the only way to commute to city centre. By the way, there is no concierge anywhere, anytime. Forget about getting help with luggage etc.
I have traveled to dozens of cities in various continents. For the price one pays at this hotel, one can check into many 5 star hotels with private butler in Europe and Asia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- STAY Copenhagen offers modern design apartments located on Islands Brygge - Copenhagen's up and coming harbor area just 2 km from Tivoli garden and Town hall square. The stylish apartments, ranging between 65m2 studio apartments and 145m2 three-bedroom apartments, are fully furnished by Danish design brand HAY. Housed in a converted industry building from the mid-1900s, STAY Copenhagen is a great example of how old and new can come together to create an atmosphere of wonderful Scandinavian minimalism. The spacious apartments offer fully equipped kitchens, including dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, and a large flat-screen TV. STAY offers underground parking facilities with direct access to the apartments, free WiFi everywhere, a huge in-house gym exclusive to guests, and on top of it all, - one of the largest rooftop terraces in Scandinavia. The cafe next to reception serves a delicious organic breakfast in the morning, and is a popular meeting place for a beer or a glass of wine in the afternoon. Other dining options in the building include a sushi restaurant, an Italian restaurant, and gourmet takeaway on the ground floor. For guests wishing to prepare their own meals - an eco-friendly supermarket is conveniently located in the building. Guests in the mood to explore the surroundings areas can rent a bicycle in the reception or take a relaxing walk in the Amager Falled Park just next door. A few hundred meters from reception is a harbor bus stop, from where the boat travels to Nyhavn and beyond. STAY Copenhagen is within 15 minutes' walk of Dybboelsbro rail station and there is a bus stop just around the corner. ... more less
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