The Palace was the more expensive and centrally-located of the two hotels I stayed at in Copenhagen. It is a 100-year-old facility that is in the old courtyard-style design, and maintained quite beautifully inside, with redesigned modern rooms. Staff executes at a very high standard. The rooms are not especially lavish on amenities or size, but feature a high-quality bed, free Internet access, stylish and functionally great bathrooms, and earplugs.
You'll note that last item, because you may well need them. The Palace is located in the absolute heart of downtown, albeit not a part I'd necessarily consider the "best" part. For a New Yorker, I would compare this area to Times Square -- a chain- and tourist-heavy commercial district near the maximally popular tourist sites (Tivoli Gardens) and the trashiest/corniest of international chains (Ripley's Believe it Or Not is next door; Burger King is next to that and McDonald's is around the corner). On Saturday night, a Danish hip-hop concert raged until midnight. Fireworks also shot off on Friday and Saturday night. Expect church bells up until midnight and then starting again at 8 a.m.
The Palace can't be blamed for its location, of course, and the earplugs and a fairly well-watched door help to mitigate the issues. But it's not a relaxing location at all; it's best chosen by those who want to have a relatively equidistant walk to most of the things you might want to see -- it's as easy to walk to Vesterbro and Nordbro as it is to jaunt to the palace and other sites in the south.
Among things the Palace can be blamed for, the only one that requires serious attention are the very dated and slow elevators, which are next to useless. Get a courtyard room on about the third or fourth floor and be prepared to walk.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Scandic Palace
- Scandic Palace Copenhagen
- Palace Hotel Copenhagen
- Copenhagen Le Meridien