Tucked away in the north of Denmark, you’ll find the charming city of Aalborg. While Copenhagen draws the main tourists, Aalborg is still a relatively hidden gem to visit. This ancient city is graced with uber-modern architecture alongside quaint pastel-coloured cottages. Foodies, particularly, are attracted to the fine restaurants here, while beer aficionados can take on the infamous beer walk. It’s also a jumping-off point for exploring the windswept beaches and bird colonies of North Jutland. Whether you’re looking for a boutique hotel in the city centre or a spa resort, here are the best hotels in Aalborg, all bookable with Culture Trip.
Comwell Hvide Hus has been welcoming guests to its location in the heart of Aalborg city centre since 1969 and remains among the best hotels in Denmark today. The four-star hotel stretches across 16 floors and, after its refurbishment in 2014, each of the rooms features high-end facilities and chic decor. Explore the neighbouring Kildeparken, one of the city’s oldest and most beautiful parks, or spend the afternoon perusing the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art.
Known for its warm and relaxed atmosphere, Hotel Gestus is a cosy, family-friendly establishment. As well as 89 comfortable rooms, the hotel offers a sumptuous breakfast buffet, including fresh pastries, Danish bacon and eggs. Aalborg’s city centre and Jomfru Ane Gade, a street that brims with pubs and restaurants, are within walking distance of the hotel.
Phønix Hotel in Aalborg is housed in an 18th-century historic building right by Algade, the city’s oldest street, now filled with clothing boutiques and fashionable stores. Even though the imposing hotel is equipped with all the modern facilities, its 220 rooms are decorated in a classic style matching the building’s architecture. Start your day with a workout in the well-equipped fitness centre and end it by putting your feet up in the sauna.
Situated in Aalborg city center near to some of the city’s most notable attractions and vibrant streets, Best Western Prinsen Hotel is a top choice for those who want to soak up the city’s atmosphere, and is known for its modern amenities and services.
With 188 rooms and suites equipped with all the necessary amenities and decorated in a modern Scandinavian style, Radisson Blu Limfjord is one of the top hotels in Aalborg. The renowned hotel is located a stone’s throw away from the Utzon Center right by the waterfront, offering a unique view to Limfjord. There’s a classy bar and a high-end restaurant, open all day long.
At Scandic Aalborg City, start your day with a delicious breakfast from the enormous buffet (there are over 100 items on offer). The six-floor hotel offers 168 modern rooms, most of which offer great views over the city. Being directly linked to the Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre, Scandic Aalborg City is often a top choice among business travellers.
Located among the city’s top cultural attractions at Aalborg’s harbour, First Hotel Aalborg is close to the water’s edge, peppered with runners each morning. All of the hotel’s modern rooms are equipped with famously comfortable Jensen beds and anti-allergy sheets and pillows. Those who choose a room on the upper floors will have the chance to enjoy some great views to Limfjord. A fitness centre, terrace, and cosy bar are among the hotel’s facilities.
Housed in a 19th-century mansion in the middle of a park, Hotel Scheelsminde offers a unique stay to its visitors, away from the city’s noise. The hotel has its own bakery where guests can indulge in freshly baked pastries, a fitness centre with an indoor pool, a sauna and spa. Additionally, there is a high-end restaurant where gourmet dishes, inspired by Danish and international cuisine, are served to gastronomy lovers.
All of Scandic Aalborg Øst’s 101 rooms were recently refurbished, with trendy wallpaper and Face Stockholm bath products. Family rooms sleep up to four people, plus there are twin rooms available too. The hotel is located about six miles (10 kilometres) from the airport, and it’s 30 minutes by bus to the city centre. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the hotel’s restaurant – plus you can pull up a stool at the bar and sample one of Denmark’s numerous craft beers.
Kompass Hotel Aalborg is a modern 110-room hotel with a conscience. Every penny of their profits is used to support the welfare of Aalborg’s seafarers. With the vibrant city centre as well as the newly renovated waterfront, including the Musikkens Hus, just a five-minute walk away, everything you need for a fun-filled trip is within easy reach.
Found in Aarlborg’s fascinating city centre with its mix of old and new, close to the Theatre District and Jens Bang’s House (which dates back to 1624), the stylish Mortens Kro offers guests large, luxurious suites for up to four people. Rooms are situated above their popular gourmet restaurant, with sunny courtyard views and the city’s famous landmarks beyond.
Casa Corner is a quaint bed and breakfast, set in a 1905 Baroque-style mansion that offers the perfect location for visitors. Just a seven-minute walk from Aalborg train station, you will also find Aalborg Zoo nearby, as well as the newly renovated iconic Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, built in 1972 from a design by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.
Additional reporting by Nicola Capper
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