When we got there the hotel had just reopened after Christmas and it was pretty quiet. But the staff were super friendly and helpful with everything. They also explained that this spot is really bustling in the summer at peak season, but that in winter things are a bit quiet. There didn't even seem to be a lot of red light action going on, too cold maybe! So therefore noise mentioned by other reviewers was not a problem. Nonetheless it was warm and cosy and had everything we needed. Tour bus stops right outside and the gourmet pizza place just down the dock was delicious, plus it was super close to the central shopping area...we were able to walk everywhere and it was lovely to stay right on the canal, even though the boats seemed mainly covered for the winter. I'd love to see this area in the snow...would be so pretty!
The hotel rooms definitely also had a kind of youth hostel vibe (something reviewers have mentioned before) and there were things that were a little weathered looking (bathroom is pretty 70s, for instance). For the same amount of money (in the off season, early January) we did wonder if we should have upgraded to more of a fancy hotel setting, if you know what I mean!
But the room was big enough for two friends traveling together and the separate bed we had requested (twin room) was there, as booked. All in all, the experience was lovely and certainly very personal, thanks to the staff.
This hotel is highly rated because of the wonderful staff, the care taken and the gorgeous location. The fact that it is an old seamen's hostel - we loved this idea - is really cute and the exteriors are characterful. There are touches (porthole in the elevator, brass plaques on the doors) but not much of the naval aspect really remains in the interior though, unless you count the piano in the dining room. If you're looking for more of "hotel" vibe, you may be better off elsewhere in the winter. If you're coming for the summer though, I imagine this place would be bustling and exciting and couldn't be beat.
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- Also Known As:
- Somandshjemmet Bethel Copenhagen
- Somandshjemmet Bethel Hotel Copenhagen