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Axel Guldsmeden - Guldsmeden Hotels
Ranked #12 of 116 Hotels in Copenhagen
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“Very Danish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

This very Scandinavian, organic, Eco friendly hotel is not for those who seek the comforts of a chain like the Holiday Inn. No AC on a hot day, road noises for those who love their windows open at night and a creaky bed could render lower scores from the faint at heart but the true nature of this lovely, dedicated to sustainability in the future hotel is an experience in discovery. Truly comfortable if ones consciousness can overlook small inconveniences, the friendly staff with attitude t-shirts sporting mottos like "Love Food Hate Waste" or "Recycle is the New Black" make this a delightful experience.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly located if you are coming into the city from the Airport as is two roads away from Copenhagen Central station. 2 minutes walk past the station and you are at Tivoli.
The rooms were clean, and stylishly furnished. We stayed in a double standard on the top floor which was nice. Note it is a Danish thing to have 2 seperate duvets on the bed, which to be honest was actually quite nice. The floors are creaky but our room 520 was at the end of the corridor so we never heard anything. Unfortunately although the bedroom is quite spacious the bathroom is a little small, an the shower can be a little temperamental. However the bathroom was very well equipped with toothbrushes for use and shampoo and conditioner, like big bottles even had a razor.
The hotel is very reasonably priced for Copenhagen and I was pleasantly surprised how nice the hotel actually was. The hotel has a spa you can use, and bikes to rent. The breakfast is an additional charge of 170 kroner per person per breakfast, which works out quite a lot. What we choose to do was pop to lidl around the corner, at the top of the Main Street from the station to the left past Kababish it's 2 mins from the hotel.

Note the restaurant across the street, it always looked busy so we tried it one lunch time, it took 40 mins to get a cold lunch, no cooking involved. My partner enjoyed his traditional herrings however I caught food poisoning from this restaurant so avoid if you can! There are plenty better restaurants at the other end of the road, lots of cafe like bistros which are much nicer.

Tip for Tivoli, the entry into the park is 99 kroner each, but then you pay if you want to go on rides. However you can buy an all ride pass, which is expensive but the price works out to the value of three of te bigger rides so if you do fancy the rides it is probably easier to get the all ride pass.
The weather was lovely whilst we went, however I don't think anyone was prepared for it. So if you go in July take suncream!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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new york, ny
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

It is hot but there is no fan or AC. The drunks outside wont shut up so sleeping with the windows open is not an option. Even with the windows closed we can hear them laughing and yelling. We are in the red light district so there are "gift shops" of sex toys surrounding our hotel- don't bring children here unless you are willing to discuss the merchandise in the windows. The hotel may be clean and charming but i would prefer a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here. Having stayed in all manner of hotels during my travels in Denmark, this hotel was a real treat. A boutique style hotel with friendly staff and beautifully appropriated rooms, I enjoy the decor, the beds, and the bathroom and all its amenities. Though not large, there was plenty of room. I enjoyed the trendy use of an iMac computer mounted on the wall that you could use at your own disposal, playing music and watching TV. The Bluetooth keyboard is found on the bed. Nice touch.

I liked the heated floors in the bathroom as well.

In the mornings, I went down and had terrific coffee.

The tiny balcony is nice as my room overlooked the back court.

Close in proximity to almost everything, I enjoyed scouting out the restaurants and wine bars in the area and walking almost everywhere.

The hotel also rents bicycles. If you want to see Copenhagen and experience it the way that locals do, renting a bike is a great way of doing it. Keep in mind they don't ride very quick as we do here in downtown areas in North America (like Toronto and New York). They are casual riders: Almost all of them are doing something else while cycling, be it drinking coffee, texting, or holding an umbrella. There's a reason why most of them have cup holders on their handlebars!!

The rental of the bike is not cheap, but worth it.

The one downside to this small hotel is the narrow stairway and the tiny elevator that services the entire building. It is slow and will not fit more than two people and one piece of luggage.

Room Tip: All rooms are well-furnished and updated.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Sitting in bed at The Guldsmeden writing this review. There are lovely parts and not so lovely so all in all got the average rating.

Forgive my ignorance and maybe no air conditioning is standard everywhere in Copenhagen, but it's a bit hot for us without AC. Sleeping with the balcony door open seemed a great idea but the loud, yelling drunks were noisy. I did follow the advice on here to ask for a quiet room. It faces an interior courtyard. Earplugs did the trick though. Lovely sounds of birds, church bells and people eating breakfast this morning. Even seagulls.

The Balinese decor is lovely. Our room is nice by European size standards. We have a 4 poster king which is really 2 twins together, not a regular king as we are used to in the US.

The soaps and lotion work fine - just need to open the top - I had to fiddle with it but got it working. I love that they're really organic and chemical free! Awesome! I did eye the towels very skeptically. They're a little rough but no big deal. These folks are serious about their organic.

It was a bit tricky to get to the room down a long hall with many ledges and oriental rugs to get hung up on, no porter.

The wifi btw is working great - my hubby just streamed netflix to watch a few minutes of a show.

All in all, I really like the unique, boutique feel. The neighborhood is good. Don't be too concerned about the red light district. Good location away from very touristy crowded area.

Lots of good and some not so good led to my average rating of a not average place.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lloydminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Very impressive!!! Loved the green aspect!! Staff very friendly and accommodating, gardens and patio very relaxing environment!! Lots of restaurants close by and short walk to major shopping district and canals!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Great value hotel which does focus on the environmental slant. It's almost like a spa experience. The rooms we had were excellent with four poster and lovely balcony over the courtyard. Would highly recommend for couples and families alike.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Axel Guldsmeden - Guldsmeden Hotels
Address: Helgolandsgade 11, Copenhagen 1653, Denmark
Region: Denmark > Zealand > Copenhagen > Inner Vesterbro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Copenhagen
#2 Spa Hotel in Copenhagen
#7 Romantic Hotel in Copenhagen
#9 Business Hotel in Copenhagen
#20 Family Hotel in Copenhagen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Axel Guldsmeden - Guldsmeden Hotels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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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