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Hotels in Copenhagen

Updated on June 25, 2012
Copenhagen Denmark
Copenhagen Denmark
The Little Mermaide, Copenhagen Denmark
The Little Mermaide, Copenhagen Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, home town to The Little Mermaid and her originator Hans Christian Andersen, city of beautiful canals and cobbled squares, copper spires and narrow streets, quaint old homes and blooming gardens, cozy sidewalk cafes and tempting pastry shops. The beauty and distinctiveness of Copenhagen make the city a very attractive tourist destination, but from my opinion Copenhagen is still one of underrated European cities. Meanwhile it has a lot to offer to any kind of visitors. Amusement parks (Tivoli Gardens the most famous), and many activities at sea attract a lot of vacationers with kids. For food lovers Copenhagen offers great culinary experiences from Michelin starred restaurants to small cafes to pastry and beer shops. Copenhagen is also a great romantic getaway. And for its visitors Copenhagen provides great accommodations, from boutique to luxury hotels to romantic bed and breakfasts. Travelers on budget will be pleased with array of cheap but still very cute hotels city has to offer. And if you finally decided to visit Copenhagen, just book a room in a hotel in Copenhagen and have a great time. Here below my personal favorites.

Hotel D'Angleterre Copenhagen
Hotel D'Angleterre Copenhagen

Luxury Hotels in Copenhagen

Hotel D'Angleterre

Located in a heart of Copenhagen overlooking the beautiful King’s Square, D’Angleterre is definitely the most distinctive luxury hotel in the city. The history of the hotel goes back to 1700’s, when two young people Jean Marchal and Maria Coppy fell in love and established a restaurant on the King’s Square. She was known for her cooking talent and he knew everything about serving the royalty. And all these years Hotel D’Anglettere is world-known for its personalized services, outstanding hospitality and superb dining. The lobby and all hotel rooms decorated with marble, crystal and antiques. The Karen Blisen suite has been voted the most romantic suite in Denmark. Restaurant D’Angleterre is ornamented with amber, caramel and gold colors. The tables are quite unique, covered in multicolored tiny glass mosaics. Hotel D’Angleterre has a superb location next to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater and Strøget, the most happening street in Copenhagen.

The Square Hotel Copenhagen
The Square Hotel Copenhagen
The Square Hotel Copenhagen, View from the room
The Square Hotel Copenhagen, View from the room

The Square Hotel Copenhagen

Quite recently opened, this exclusive boutique hotel is designed in a simple, minimalist style. My favorite part of design is “The Egg” chairs in the lobby of the hotel, the tribute to the most famous Danish designer Arne Jacobsen. All The Square’s 267 rooms are also simply but stylishly decorated and if you are lucky enough you can get a room with a fantastic view of Copenhagen. If not, no worries, the hotel’s unique breakfast restaurant provides spectacular view of the city’s rooftops. The hotel located on Copenhagen’s City Hall Square the Rådhuspladsen close to nearly all of Copenhagen sights and attractions. Although just steps from the busiest square in town, the hotel is wonderfully quiet. The third-floor is hypoallergenic, with wooden floors and feather-free bedding.

Skt Petri Hotel Copenhagen
Skt Petri Hotel Copenhagen
Skt Petri Hotel Copenhagen, View from the room
Skt Petri Hotel Copenhagen, View from the room

First Hotel Skt Petri

Originally designed as a department store, the building was successfully transformed into a stylish hotel, with colorful facades related the historic neighborhood and interior designs in modern Scandinavian manner. Escalators lead Skt Petri guests from the entrance to the huge mezzanine lobby with floor to ceiling glass walls which offer picturesque views of the courtyard surrounded by historic townhouses. Changing art and design exhibitions add to the sophisticated ambiance in the lobby. The Brasserie Bleue, located in the lobby, combine Scandinavian simplicity with an international atmosphere. Artist Per Arnoldi’s signature blue palette is reflected in the blue glasses set off against the pure white of the table linen. Weather permitting, the courtyard provides the perfect setting for outdoor lunch or dinner. A "sandy beach" is a recent new addition to the courtyard. First Hotel Skt. Petri is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter and its downtown boutique shopping.

Radisson Blu SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
Radisson Blu SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
Radisson Blu SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
Radisson Blu SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

Radisson Blu SAS Royal Hotel

The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is considered as Copenhagen most harmonious high-rise. The spare 22-storey vertical rectangle, creation of Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, was inspired by New York City’s Lever House, and sometimes was called the worst copy of the Lever House. To which Jacobsen replied, “At least, it came in first when they held a competition for the ugliest building in Copenhagen.” In reality the design of the hotel’s façade perfectly reflects the passing clouds and the unique "Swan" chairs in the lobby contribute to the concept. Everything about the hotel – from the exterior to the interior, from the lobby to the top floor restaurant, the faucets, door handles, even the restaurant's flatware – was the product of Arne Jacobsen's creative mind. Room 606, now called the Arne Jacobsen Suite, has been restored exactly as the master created it; soft marine blue “Egg” and “Swan” chairs, sofa, an early version of the “Seven” at his cantilevered desk-dressing table with flip-up mirrored top, and palisander rosewood panels. The hotel loves showing the suite off and if you are lucky to book it, it is a totally great experience. The hotel is situated across from the city’s main train station and just a short stroll to the magical Tivoli Gardens and the fashionable Strøget shopping district.

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
Nimb Hotel Copenhagen
Nimb Hotel Copenhagen

Romantic Hotels in Copenhagen

Nimb Hotel

If you want to spend a night in a fairy-tale, now you can do it! Hotel Nimb, opened in 2008 in Tivoli Gardens, provides beautiful views of the gardens. The best time to stay in a hotel is the summer or right before Christmas. In the summer you will be surrounded by beautiful garden’s flowers and in the winter you will enjoy app. 2 mil lights of Tivoli in the comfort of your room beside a blazing fire. The lamps and lights have been a part of Tivoli since the opening of the Gardens in 1843 and continue to be a central part of the Garden’s charm. The hotel has 13 rooms and not a single one of them is alike. Nothing looks like a traditional hotel because the idea is to make you feel at home. All rooms but one overlook the amusement park, and each is decorated with Sotheby's-worthy antiques, has a wood-burning fireplace, and sports glossy tech amenities. The hotel's interior with fireplaces and antiquities make the rooms unique and romantic. Downstairs is a wine cellar, two restaurants, a deli with a glass wall overlooking the Nimb's dairy (the hotel churns its own butter and cream), and a gourmet sausage stand— a nice nod to the adjacent Tivoli's fun fair.

Axel Hotel Guldsmeden, Copenhagen
Axel Hotel Guldsmeden, Copenhagen

Axel Hotel Guldsmeden

The first Hotel Guldsmeden opened in 1999 in Århus by Sandra and Marc Weinert, who are still the sole owners and concept developers of the Hotel Guldsmeden chain, which now encompasses 4 hotels in Denmark, a luxury holiday resort in Bali, and their latest project in France - Villa Libellule. Axel Hotel is situated in Vesterbro, close to Tivoli Gardens and other Copenhagen jewels. This unique inner city spa hotels offers the original Balinese style rooms with Persian rugs, hardwood floors and genuine art. All rooms are equipped with Guldsmeden's own organic bath products. Guldsmeden's luxurious spa includes a sauna, cold and hot tubs, steam bath with essential oils and a meditation and yoga area. The original organic breakfast buffet is served from handmade Mexican crockery and can be enjoyed in the lovely heated courtyard or in the restaurant.

Skovshoved Hotel, North of Copenhagen
Skovshoved Hotel, North of Copenhagen

Skovshoved Hotel

This absolutely charming romantic seaside hotel is situated in the fashionable Skovshoved just 7 kilometers north of Copenhagen, next to the ocean and beach. Skovshoved hotel with its 350 years history was fully renovated in 2003 and now it is top modern hotel with an exclusive Michelin awarded restaurant. Splendidly decorated rooms, beautiful surroundings, the sea view over Oresund and excellent food make this hotel a great romantic spot just 15 minutes of downtown Copenhagen. If you are not in luck to get reservation in the hotel in the summertime, just come here for dinner and enjoy your meal on a terrace in absolutely marvelous surroundings.

Bonne Esperance Bed & Breakfast, Copenhagen
Bonne Esperance Bed & Breakfast, Copenhagen

Bed and Breakfast in Copenhagen

Bonne Esperance

If you are traveling to Copenhagen on a budget, you can save some money on a hotel and still have very unforgettable experience staying in one of charming Copenhagen’s B&Bs. Bonne Esperance is a great example. This charming house from 1875 is situated in the old Carlsberg neighborhood of Copenhagen. Beautifully restored in 2003, the house has great green views to the garden and park - a very charming and romantic alternative to accommodations in Copenhagen.

The Pea Blossom

The Pea Blossom, Copenhagen Bed & Breakfast, located in a classical 18th century elevator building in the charming historical neighborhood, offers large beautiful rooms in vast luxury apartment and top quality service. It is like staying in your friend’s house – homey, comfortable and inexpensive!

Have a great time and sleep in Copenhagen! Please share with us your Copenhagen adventures.


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      Madeleine Salin 

      6 years ago from Finland

      I just booked a flight for me and my family to Copenhagen. Now I'm looking around for a good place to stay with a 6 and a 4 year old. This hub is very helpful. You've done a great job writing this hub!

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      7 years ago from Tallinn, Estonia

      wonderful and helpful hub! have one hub which has tips on having a on a budget trip to Copenhagen

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      I want to visit! Wonderful place! Delightful Hub!

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      The Hotel D'Angleterre looks incredibly beautiful. But so does the Hotel Nimb. And I agree with you that the Skovshoved Hotel is quite charming. I was just talking with someone about Copenhagen today—I've never been. Thank you for publishing this excellent guide.

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      8 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely place - Lovely Hotels.

      Tivoli Gardens would look fascinating at night.

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      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Perhaps if I just get clicking away on a few more hubs, a vacation like this may well be right around the corner. Fascinating place. :)

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      8 years ago

      Copenhagen is a beautiful city and so much to see as through many of the Scandi cities. Great hotels and foods.

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      Richard Francis Fleck 

      8 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Maybe one of these days we'll get to Copenhagen, but for now I'll content myself with setting up my pup tent amid the Rockies.

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      8 years ago from New York City

      akirchner, thank you for stopping by. I remember your hub on Danish cuisine and I liked it very much. Sure, I would really appreciate it if you put a link to my hub in it. Thank you!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Great hub - and beautiful pics. I did a hub on Danish Cuisine not too long ago - during the contest. Hope okay if I put your hub on there as a link?

    • Wanderlust profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from New York City

      Thank you Pop. I've just spent a few days in Copenhagen and surroundings. Absolutely beautiful country and a very nice city.

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      8 years ago

      All I can say is perhaps one day I'll get there! Great hub.


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