... yes, pools. Plural!
I absolutely love the DGI-Byens pools, having visited on a previous trip, so when I found they have a small hotel attached I had to stay for the two nights I was in Copenhagen recently.
The hotel is curious: more of a hostel, but a hostel with only private en suite rooms, so a really excellent hostel by that standard. Still, walking back and forth from the maze-like room areas to the main desk just to get the iron and ironing board (and then lugging it back ... and then lugging it all back to the desk) made it clear that this is not a business hotel, by any means.
Relatedly, there is no wifi access anywhere but the lobby area. That's right: 2013 and no in-room wifi ...LAN jacks, yes, but does anyone still lug about LAN cables, let alone even have a LAN jack in their tablets or notebooks!? (The nineties called: they want their tech back!).
But, weighed against those faults: the pool!! so very, very, very, VERY awesome if you're a swimmer (the main pool - again, there are several - is a 100m loop!).
Location: I like walking, so for me the location is fine for anywhere in the city, but others might prefer something closer to particular attractions. It is very close to the train station, and the Tivoli. Train noise is noticeable, and would be much more so in the summer (I stayed in late November), but didn't keep me up.
The included breakfast is fantastic, and in a really beautiful space just beside the main hotel facility.
All in all I really enjoyed my stay, but again, you're basically staying in a very nice hostel, not a full-service hotel. That said, it's a hostel with a gym and pool exponentially better than even the best luxury hotels, anywhere.
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- Also Known As:
- Dgi Byen Hotel Copenhagen