Copenhagen is naturally enough among the destinations we Norwegians most often travel to on city breaks. As you know, it is wonderful to be Norwegian in Denmark, especially if you live well and reasonably. Here you get the tips you need to choose the right hotel when you visit the capital of Denmark.
Ten good hotels in Copenhagen
All the hotels we have selected are known for providing very good service. We have also taken into account that the hotel should be well located in Copenhagen, ie close to what most people will experience in the city, and the hotel should be located a bit away from the busiest streets. We have also included in the assessment that you should get the most for your money.
CitizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen Hotel
CitizenM is a fairly large four-star hotel, with a total of 238 rooms and suites to offer. This is located in HC Andersens Boulevard, diagonally opposite Rådhusplassen, and with Tivoli just below. From here you can walk to Strøget in a few minutes, to Nyhavn in less than a quarter of an hour, or to the cozy Ørstedsparken in about 5 minutes.
The hotel’s rooms and other facilities have a sleek and modern design. The rooms are very comfortable and the hotel has many common areas where it is nice to relax.
CitizenM has a good restaurant, great bar and lounge, library, computer station, and several meeting rooms. The prices of this hotel are often quite low, considering the standard.
Hotel Ottilia is a four-star hotel with a very special design, both inside and out. Here it goes in Danish minimalism, soft natural colors, cool and comfortable furniture, and a stylish impression across the board.
Most of the hotel’s 155 rooms are spacious and all have gorgeous adjoining bathrooms. Hotel Ottilia also offers a good restaurant, cool bar and lounge, meeting rooms, as well as a very good roof terrace.
The hotel is located at the southern end of Fredriksberg, close to Copenhagen Zoo. Here you live a bit outside the city center, but get quickly down to the city by taxi, tram or bus. It takes about 30 minutes to walk to Tivoli. The hotel is therefore best suited for those who want to stay well in quiet surroundings.
Hotel SKT. Annæ
This four-star hotel is located just a stone’s throw southwest of Amalienborg, the Danish castle and the main residence of the Danish monarch. Nyhavn is located about 100 meters in the opposite direction.
The location of Hotel SKT. Annæ is among the absolute best when it comes to hotels in Copenhagen. Here you have 145 rooms to choose from, from relatively affordable to quite expensive.
The hotel offers its own restaurant, bar with lounge, and beautiful roof terrace. In terms of interior design, it is in Danish design, ie stylish and nice in natural colors. At Hotel SKT. Otherwise you get fantastic service, phenomenal location, and very much for your money.
Scandic Palace Hotel
Scandic Palace is a four-star hotel located in a magnificent building on the Town Hall Square itself. Here you have Tivoli right across the street, and if you go out the hotel door and turn right, you will come straight to the shopping street Strøget.
Scandic is not the most exciting chain, but this hotel has a lot to offer. Rooms are clean and tidy, the hotel has a restaurant, bar, lounge and snack bar, and the breakfast buffet is included in the price.
And, the price you pay for a double room here, we think is low compared to what you get for your money.
Hotel Kong Arthur
King Arthur is a fairly large four star hotel located right on one of the lakes (Peblinge Lake). Even if this is not in the center, it is fine to invest in using your legs to get to, for example, Strøget. That trip takes no more than 10 to 15 minutes if you walk. You also have Nørrebro metro and tram stops very close to the hotel.
King Arthur is a very good alternative if you want to stay very well for a reasonable money. In addition to 155 guest rooms, the hotel has 3 restaurants, bar, spa, fitness center, whirlpool, garden, terrace and parking for those arriving in Copenhagen by car.
STAY is a magnificent and affordable four-star apartment hotel in the Århusgade district, facing the sea, and very close to Nordhavnen. This is in the entrance to, among other things, DFDS ‘ferry which runs between Oslo and Copenhagen.
The advantage of the location is that you are somewhat dependent on public transport or taxi to get to the city center. It takes at least 30 minutes to get to, for example, Nyhavn on foot. The advantages are that you live beautifully by the sea, and you get, among other things, a short way to Kastellet and The Little Mermaid.
It’s not bad to stay here compared to restaurants either. If you take a short walk to Østerbro, you will have a sea of good places to eat. The 53 apartments of different sizes are all stylishly furnished, and you have access to your own fitness center, bicycle rental, and a lovely roof terrace.
Nimb is a five star luxury hotel in the upper price range. It is located right at the entrance to Tivoli, with Copenhagen Central Station on the opposite side. Here you get a full package if you want to spend extra money on the hotel.
Nimb has five restaurants, 2 bars with lounges, a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a rooftop terrace with great views. The rooms and the hotel in general are of course very nicely decorated.
We recommend that you are out well in advance with the booking if you want to stay here when you are on a trip to Copenhagen. Nimb has only 38 rooms and is very popular.
Hotel Sanders is ranked with five well-deserved stars, and is one of Copenhagen’s best luxury hotels. It is nicely located more or less in the middle between Amalienborg Castle, Charlottenborg Castle and Christiansborg Castle. Nyhavn is thus only a stone’s throw away.
Here you can choose from 53 luxuriously furnished rooms and suites. Hotel Sanders has its own restaurant, bar with lounge, business center and rooftop terrace.
The prices of this luxury hotel are somewhat lower than at several of the competitors, although Sanders is among the most employed in terms of quality and service.
Hotel Alexandra is the closest neighbor to CitizenM, which we discussed later in the article. This means that it is located right by Rådhusplassen and Tivoli, and within walking distance to most of Copenhagen’s city center.
The hotel is rated with three stars, but here you get a lot for your money in terms of standard and service. The 61 guest rooms, and the hotel’s other areas, have a retro design that appears to be very accomplished.
Alexandra also has a cool bar with lounge, a good cafe, and its own library. F rokosten served in the restaurant associated with the hotel lobby. According to several international awards, this is one of the world’s best hotels in its category.
Best Western Hotel Hebron
The Hotel Hebron, which is part of the Best Western chain, is located a few steps from Tivoli, with Central Station in between, in the western part of Copenhagen city center.
It is rated with four well-deserved stars, but has room rates that would indicate that this is a two- or three-star hotel. If you are in Copenhagen with your family, and have plans to spend a lot of time at Tivoli, among other places, this is one of the best hotel alternatives.
Hebron does not have a restaurant, other than for the breakfast buffet, but there are plenty of good restaurants nearby.
Price level for hotels in Copenhagen
The price of a hotel room in Copenhagen is perhaps a little lower than in Oslo, but in that case it is not a question of many kroner. You can of course also live reasonably in the Danish capital. It will be cheapest if you choose the most remote hotels.
If you want to stay in the city center, you have to expect from 1000 kroner and up for a three-star hotel, about 2000 for a four-star hotel, and from 3000 and up for a five-star hotel. This is per night in a double room. The prices vary a lot, both in relation to which hotel you book and when in the year you want to stay there.
Copenhagen’s best area to live in
Naturally, your purposes with the visit to Copenhagen will affect where it is best to live. If you are going to consider “everything”, the hotel should be located in the middle of what is called the Inner City.
Adult couples who want to enjoy themselves in Copenhagen should consider choosing a hotel located near Nyhavn. There it is very nice to settle down on the outdoor cafes in the summer, you get several of the city’s beautiful castles right nearby, you get some sea air in your lungs, and you have a short way to Tivoli, the shopping street Strøget, the best restaurants and bars, and much more.
What is called Copenhagen West is located on the west side of Tivoli, and is a quieter area. A hotel here can be suitable for those who travel with children, or who do not need proximity to the nightlife and shopping.
If you choose a hotel above “Søene”, the ponds located between Indre by and Fredriksberg and Nørrebro, you will find several affordable hotels. Here it is important to choose the right street. Parts of Nørrebro, for example, are known for a hectic nightlife. If the hotel is located in the middle of the light trail, you will be able to experience some noise at night.