My boyfriend arranged this trip to celebrate my birthday and it really was excellent. The hotel was very accommodating, we arrived early and we upgraded to a junior suite for free (even though the hotel was already excellent value for money for just the standard room).
Copenhagen is a very expensive city and the hotel mirrors this, so I don't feel that it is a criticism of the hotel directly but the food and wine is rather expensive; although very good. It is however, similar prices to other venues in the city, so as I said, it's the city, rather than the hotel.
We paid extra to use the spa, the fee covers the duration of your stay and we used it every day; however, on the morning of our last day the sauna and the steam room were not on so we could only use the jacuzzi which was a little disappointing given that we'd paid extra thinking that all facilities would be available during the spa opening times. There wasn't anyone around to speak to about it without going to reception in our bathing suits! Overall, the spa was a very enjoyable part of our trip and I would highly recommend upgrading to include this in your stay. The homemade scrubs and beauty products really add to the experience too leaving your skin feeling great!
The bedroom and living area was lovely, reasonably spacious for a centrally located hotel. The toiletries in the bathroom were amazing and the bath in the bed room was a nice little extra. The room had real glasses (wine and water) which you could use which was a nice touch again. Everything is organic so it's nice knowing that you are not using anything which is too unsustainable.
The bed was incredible! It enveloped you in the duvet and the mattress! I slept so well. The room was warm, too warm at times, but a short period with the window or the juliet balcony doors open sorted that, so no problem there.
The weather was horrendous on our first day - we borrowed an umbrella from the hotel and I think we definitely had the best umbrella in the city if not Europe! It was the day the storm hit and winds were hurricane level making it hard to walk by the time it was in full flow, knocking people off their feet. However, not once, did our umbrella turn inside out! INCREDIBLE!
Breakfast was on the pricey side so we went down the road to Bang & Jensen for a wonderful experience instead which was approximately half the price. However, if breakfast at the hotel is like everything else, I am sure it would have been great!
Overall, an excellent hotel providing excellent service and a superb place to locate yourself for a stay in Copenhagen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Axel Guldsmeden is an experience of charm and style, and the best night’s sleep you will find in inner Copenhagen. Situated in the heart of Vesterbro, Axel has 129 rooms, conference facilities, an organic brunch & evening restaurant and a luxurious spa with own-brand organic products.The four-star Axel Guldsmeden is the environmentally friendly choice for a visit to Copenhagen – all products, food & drink, furnishings and services either organic, fair-trade or both. ... more less
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