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Somandshjemmet Bethel
Ranked #5 of 118 Hotels in Copenhagen
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

We stayed here in July and had a great week exploring Copenhagen. The hotel is located by the canal and is within walking distance of all the major sights. We had a room facing the canal and although we were there during the jazz festival we did not find the room at all noisy. The room was clean with a comfy bed and a decent sized bathroom. Breakfast was the usual continental style, nothing fancy but plenty available. Staff were pleasant and helpful and there was a computer available for guest use in the reception area. Hot drinks were also available throughout the day, free of charge for guests. If we were to return to Copenhagen we would certainly use this hotel again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Positives: Friendly front desk, very delicious breakfast, very unique and interesting area.
Negatives: TERRIBLY loud and cold through windows. Inappropriately and routinely drunken Danes can be heard by the canals in to the wee hours of the morning--This is NOT a kid-friendly neighbourhood after hours. Be forewarned, this is VERY small hotel and small rooms and tiny elevator by North American Standards.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
5  Thank Fiddlerbediddler
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

My wife and I stayed at this great hotel from 12-15 December. We have been travel to Copenhagen before Christmas nearly every year since 2001 and have tried a lot of different hotels. This is definitely the best hotel for a price of DKK 1000/night!

The rooms are fairly basic but big enough to be comfortable. The room was clean and fresh look and if you order a room with a canal view you'll get an amazing view of beautiful Nyhavn (see my attached photos). There are free tea and coffee all day and night.


If I was to mark the hotel down on anything it would be that the breakfast is quite basic and there was no minibar in the room.

We will definitely stay here again next year!

Regards
Svein-Magne Tunli from Bergen, Norway.

Room Tip: Order a room with canal view or spend a little more and book a corner room. The extra space are wort...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Svein-Magne_Tunli
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Perfect if you're a tourist seeking a budget hotel in a good location. Accommodation in Copenhagen is expensive. We paid about US$170 for the night at Hotel Bethel. This is good value for a clean hotel in a great location. The hotel has an old school booking system: you have to email or call. No deposit needed.

Getting to the hotel from the airport is easy. Take the metro (15 mins) to Kongens Nytorv then walk for about five minutes. The hotel is located at Nyhavn (top end of the quaint boat harbour). A central location is important in winter (when the weather can challenge the most intrepid traveler!)

We arrived quite early in the morning and were told we could go into the dining room to eat breakfast while they made our room ready. Very happy about early check in as the weather was lousy. Reception staff was very friendly (they also gave us some good advice on where to go for dinner).

I always find photos helpful in reviews so I've added a few.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank sambo100
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Thanks fellow tripadvisors for the tip to stay here!

We spent two nights before, and one night after our cruise at Bethel.

We knew Copenhagen was a more expensive city, which you need to keep in mind when choosing a location.

We were able to save money arriving from the airport and using the clean, fast, and easy to understand metro and the map on the website. However, double-check your flight times to make sure you can use the metro (our departing flight was too early am for the metro to be open, so we had to buck up for a taxi).

Staff: The hotel staff, no matter who we encountered were delightful, friendly, helpful, and spoke excellent English. They helped us map out sightseeing days/routes, booked our transport to and from the cruise terminal, printed out anything we needed (there is a computer in the lobby free for anyone to use, they print from the desk), and stored luggage for us we were not using while on the cruise.

Check in: With check-in/out times, although obviousy enforced, they were more than welcoming letting us come and use the lobby space, including the complementary breakfasts, water, coffee, computer, and bathroom even past check out time. This was of great use for us, as it gave us more time to sight see, whiel not having to worry about lugging around our stuff, or finding a washroom.

Area: Nyhavn is STUNNING and it was great to be part of the action, but still quiet in the hotel. There are a ton of restuarants within walking distance (our favorite was the open faced salmon sandwiches at Leonore's-look for the lilac awning). You can also drink openly on the street, so grab a beer from the corner store accross the street and stroll to the many seats on the harbour. Also at your doorstep are canal cruises (we were on a boat within 15 mins of checking in-fantastic!). Hans Christian Anderson store is down the same block. Shopping mall and metro about a 5-10 min walk away; so are banks and money exchanges. The main shopping street (Stroget) is about 10-15 min walk away. We also walked (30-40 mins) to Tivolli gardens - meander your way there, stopping to shop along the way. About 15 min walk got us to the Christainsborg palace, a beautiful large public park where the famous Little Mermaid statue is and the folkloric fountain (forgot the name). We were also lucky to stay during the Jazz festival - Nyhavn is a 'happening' place to hang out.

Rooms Etc: We stayed in the large double room, and the corner room. Honestly thought the large double was the better value - two large windows facing the street with a beautiful view. Similar view with the corner room. Corner room had larger sitting area. Both rooms relatively large, including the bathrrom, and clean. Furnishings, at best, are boring and uninspiring. Rooms are fairly spartan-you're paying for location, not luxuy. Windows are able to fully open in the hot summer, but pretty solid noise proofing at night for such a busy area. Ask for a higher floor for best views.

Breakfast: For an included breakfast, this was great! Coffee, tea, juice, water. Boiled eggs. Apples/oranges. Yoghurt. Small pastries. Cold cuts and cheeses (I still salivate over the Danish blue...).You can also sit near the windows for a partial view of Nyhavn.

IN SUM: Excellent location, friendly staff, great value for dollar

Room Tip: Large double room likely best value; select high floor for optimal views
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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12  Thank ukiegirltravels
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We have chosen the corner room after reading reviews from Tripadvisor, and did not regret it. Although the room was basic, it was spacious and offers a great view of Nyhavn. Reception staffs are also approachable.

The hotel is about 400m walk from the Kongen Nytorv station, with lots of cafes/restaurants in this area. Attractions such as the Amalienborg Palace or the Stroget shopping street are accessible within walking distance as well. Thus, we have enjoyed the walk while exploring the lovely Copenhagen.

Note that there is a short flight of stairs to reach the reception. For those with heavy luggages, there is a side door to access the elevator. Taxi from the hotel to the airport cost a fixed price of DKK 225. Otherwise, the Metro M2 will be a cheaper way to the airport.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
7  Thank aurora_stars17
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

This hotel was recommended to us by a friend and after reading a number of reviews on Trip Advisor we booked a canal facing room. We can only describe our reaction when we arrived in our room as extremely disappointing. This would have been the worse room we stayed in during our stay in Europe and one of the most expensive. The room was very basic, at most 2 star, the curtains in the room were almost sheer and did not provide any relief from the 3am sunshine we encountered in June, which made it impossible to sleep. Breakfast was good, service was average with the receptionist not too keen to help us with a couple of information requests.

The only redeeming feature of this room was the amazing view of Nyhavn and this is what you pay for, not the room.

Would we stay here again - no. Instead we would stay elsewhere but close to Nyhavn. Many of the locals and probably tourists sit on the canal (on the Bethel Hotel side) with a bite to eat and a beer and watch the activity of Nyhavn from the opposite side, this is what we would recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Nyhavn 22, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
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Region: Denmark > Zealand > Copenhagen > Indre By (Inner City)
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Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Copenhagen
#4 Romantic Hotel in Copenhagen
#12 Business Hotel in Copenhagen
Price Range: £89 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Somandshjemmet Bethel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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