This hotel has a lot going for it. The location can't really be beat - it is very central, one block from city hall, 1 1/2 blocks from Tivoli, 3 blocks from central staion for local and regional transit; and very close to many of the sights. The hotel (inside) is modern and trendy, the outside is pretty ordinary looking but that is not too unusual in Copenhagen. The rooms are small, but that is also apparently common for Copenhagen. The floor was wood, the bathroom was large enough and well designed. It had a medium sized glass shower. There was one chair for sitting, one at a small desk. The cupboards were only about 8 inches deep but you could hang a few things and there were a few (8") shelves. The bed was fairly comfortable. There was no top sheet and 2 comforters for a double bed (approximating a North American Queen size).
One of the major advantages was the included meals. There is a great breakfast buffet served until 11 AM. There is also an included dinner buffet that is quite good, though somewhat repetitive if you are staying for a number of days - they serve almost the same thing every day. They get you with the drinks - wine and beer are sold with dinner at very significant cost. They sell bottled water and won't provide tap water. They do have complimentary tea, coffee, latte, hot chocolate. Eating out in Copenhagen is prohibitively expensive, so if you are factoring that into your travel costs then this hotel makes a lot of sense despite the fairly high room rates. The hotel food is very good and locally inspired. At times the dining area, which is very nice, gets quite crowded, but we always found somewhere to sit.
There were 2 main disadvantages for this hotel. The main one is noise. If you are light sleeper you may need earplugs or choose another hotel. The noise comes from the 3 bars in the hotel and, more signifiantly, the !@&*^%$ town bell. The previously mentioned city hall has a bell tower with a loud and prolonged bell every 15 minutes from 8 AM until midnight. I have heard it is a problem for all downtown hotels with many blocks (it is loud!). There are also other (church) bells throughout the city so it may be hard to get away from. We asked for a quiet room and I think we got one (230). It did not lookout over the road or the main courtyard (bars in both areas) and was on tehe other side from the town hall bells. Noise was still a problem (minor mostly if you sleep when the town bells do). There are 5 floors. We were on the second. The elevator is small and slow to arrive so it was nice to be able to walk up easily.
The only other concern we had was that the housekeeping just wasn't that good for what is otherwise a 4 star hotel. The room was clean at first glance but not if you looked closely. The daily cleaning wasn't great. We had to ask for the sheets to be changed after being there 7 nights.
These negatives were really overwhelmed by the positives however and I would recommend this hotel for all the reasons mentioned. The staff (other than the cleaners) were great in all respects.
If you are touring then make sure to go to the Louisiana modern art museum which is a short train ride out of town - simply spectacular and a highlight of our 11 day stay. Also - it is really easy to go to Sweden on the train - 20 minutes to Malmo which is a very nice 1/2 or one day side trip.
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