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Copenhagen Island Hotel
Ranked #18 of 118 Hotels in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2012

What's with the title of this review? After all, the hotel is outside the city centre isn't it? That's true, but the hotel could not be be better served public transport wise. Every 10 minutes a 1A bus stops across the road that can have you in the centre of the city in about 4 minutes. Another minute or two and you're in Nyhavn. Don't like buses? - just catch the Metro which is even nearer the hotel (just one stop to Central Station).
The Copenhagen Island Hotel itself is most impressive - our room was like the rest of the hotel, a modern example of Danish design, bright, sleek and importantly very comfortable. Each day started with the hotel's scrumptious breakfast - I promise you you will be set up for the day after one of these 'feasts'. Staff were most helpful - on our last day we requested a late checkout and this was no problem. Overall: no problems - would be happy to recommend this hotel for business or pleasure.

Room Tip: Get a deal that includes breakfast as it is expensive if purchased separately.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 2 July 2012

Dear Robnliz
First of all thank you for the positive remarks, it is always great to receive positive feedback.Regarding transportation, the Hop on Hop of boat - directly to the lovely Nyhavn, leaves just a few meters from the hotel - a lovely way to explore Copenhagen.
Looking forward to seeing you again.
Anne Louise Poulsen, General Manager

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Reviewed 17 June 2012 via mobile

Clearly a buisness hotel. But what matters is that it's clean and looks nice. The small things missing in our room didn't really matter as a whole. Loads of towels, helpfull receptionists, really good breakfast and as I said, very clean!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Very good design hotel. Fancy shapes (lift, bar, rooms).
Good location, close to the water.
20 minutes walking from the central station.
Good continental breakfast and small gym on the top floor (with small sauna and turkish bath)
Single room in June was 160 euros...bit pricey but I guess is in line with the high cost of living there.
Hotel rent bike: the perfect vehicle to discover the city all around.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Franchinii
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

We are frequent visitors to Copenhagen but this was our first time on this side of the city. We got a great deal on this hotel and spent a couple of days before moving on to stay with family.

We were lucky with the weather which meant the views of the harbour were spectacular with blue skies reflected in the clear waters setting off the stark lines of the architecture in this newly gentrified area. Proximity to the train station was handy, though one day we just walked into Stroeget and on to Nyhavn - it didn't feel like such a stretch but in cold or rainy weather it'd be a different story.

The hotel is very modern, rooms not very large but have high ceilings and are well-appointed. The bathrooms are nice, plenty of space, good water pressure. The only odd thing is a glass insert in the bathroom wall - fine if you're a couple but could be offputting for friends sharing a room. Views are great, we could see right down to Vor Frelsers Kirke. There is free wifi and the aircon works well.

Staff were not the most wonderful, not as friendly as Danes normally are in my experience, and definitely not as efficient. Breakfast was a little haphazard, with really horrible scrambled eggs (probably the carton kind) and a lot of food running out and not replaced half an hour before breakfast finished up.

At night, the hotel is far from the centre for impromptu dining out, but this proved a surprising bonus: we discovered the restaurants of the nearby Koedbyen (meat market). For fans of "The Killing" this is where Sarah Lund has a chase with the killer through cold storage and ends up in a skip with a gun to her head. It's being gentrified and has some great dining spots such as Fiskebar and Nose2Tail, well worth a visit.

The large shopping centre Fisketorvet is right next door - we didn't get to indulge in retail therapy, however, as we were there at Easter when Denmark has more public holidays than anywhere in Europe, it seems!

We would stay here again, but we'd eat breakfast somewhere else.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor room with a view overlooking the harbour. Not sure if there are some rooms look...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

This was a great hotel - very modern and stylish and in a great location. It was not only next to the harbour and a shopping mall but there's also a stop on the sightseeing boat just outside the hotel which was really hand. It's a walk to the station and the main areas though.

The breakfasts were immense - lots to eat and choose from. Would have liked to see more kitchen made dishes though but perhaps that's a British/American wish. Loved the choice of breads.

Only thing is the service was a little off - we found the reception staff cold and reserved. We had arrived early for check-in and the room wasn't ready - the staff wouldn't tell us how long we had to wait or even offer us drinks. Told us to go to the restaurant which we found rude. Also the room was booked for three people but they gave us a double room with a camp bed which made the room cramped!

Still a great hotel to stay at and love the style.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

Very impressive for its ultramodern architecture, high tech furniture design and the striking views on the water, this hotel has two main drawbacks: the location, far from the city center (Nyhaven is at a full half an hour walk, although it can be nice if you follow the waterfront, weather permitting) and a cleanliness issue.

I made the mistake of looking under the bed, and it was dusty. The armchair in my otherwise very nice room had a huge stain on the seat cover. Tables in the breakfast room had halos of old smudges, and some spills of coffee on the floor where left there to dry.

Nothing really serious on the whole, but all these details together gave the impression of sloppy cleaning, surely not up to the general environment of the hotel, and very different from previous experiences I had in hotels all around Denmark, where rooms can be very small but are consistently spotless.

Reception staff was efficient and kind, and breakfast was good and plentiful. In fact, I would have loved to give a better ranking to the hotel, as I liked very much the architecture and the views, but...

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Stayed here a while back as part of The Global Scavenger Hunt travel adventure competition while visiting Denmark. This hotel was nearby a train stop and was clean, modern, efficient. Liked the free wifi too (I will not return to a hotel that charges me for wifi--where is the cost really?)

Room Tip: Get a room with a water view!
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Address: Kalvebod Brygge 53, Copenhagen 1560, Denmark
Region: Denmark > Zealand > Copenhagen > Inner Vesterbro , Vesterbro - Kongens Enghave
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 118 Hotels in Copenhagen
Price Range: £117 - £247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Copenhagen Island Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 326
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Copenhagen Island, a modern and stylish hotel with 326 rooms, is located in the pulsating neighbourhood Vesterbro. It lies right on the waterfront, offering excellent views of either Copenhagen’s harbour or across the city’s roofs and towers. The entire area around the hotel is buzzing with life and especially Islands Brygge and Kødbyen are well worth a visit when you’re staying in Copenhagen. ... more   less 
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