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A Guide to Ten Cultural Hotels in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The Danish city of Copenhagen is known for its charming promenades, peaceful waterfronts, colourful town houses and its celebration of simple yet timeless Scandinavian design. From seaside inns to historic hotels, stylish and sustainable lodgings to floating accommodations, here is a list of ten hotels that capture the true character of Copenhagen.

Hotel Nimb

Hotel Nimb is easily the most beautiful and aesthetically interesting accommodation in Copenhagen. Located on the grounds of the Tivoli Gardens, the hotel structure was introduced in 1909 by managing director and architect Knud Arne-Petersen to evoke the fantastical elements of Arabian design. In recent years the building has been extensively refurbished, and high quality materials such as Øland granite and Douglas pinewood have been added to create a timeless piece of architecture. The current hotel is comprised of 17 rooms complete with Nordic style interiors and open flame fire features with views out over the Tivoli grounds.

Bernstorffsgade 5, 1577 Copenhagen +45 88 70 00 00 info@nimb.dk

71 NyHavn Hotel

71 NyHavn Hotel is housed in a converted, historic spice warehouse that sits right along the waterfront in the Danish Capital. The rustic charm of the exterior structure is also evident in the interior, as hefty wooden beams proliferate in the cosy yet bright spaces of this four star hotel. Large windows in the guest rooms and communal areas of 71 NyHavn offer excellent views of brightly coloured boats floating by on the Øresund Strait. The historic feel of the surrounding Nyhavn district ensures that guests need only exit the front door to experience the enduring Danish enchantment of Copenhagen.

Nyhavn 71, DK-1051, Copenhagen K, +45 3343 620071, nyhavnhotel@arp-hansen.dk

Avenue Hotel

Built in 1898, Svanegaarden, the building that is now the site of the Avenue Hotel, was designed by the architect Emile Blichfeldt, most famous for having drawn up the plans for the elegant entrance to the Tivoli Gardens. Svanengaarden served originally as an ultra-modern residential building, but was turned into a hotel in 1938, and finally became the Avenue Hotel in 1972. In 2004 the hotel underwent a mass refurbishment to introduce the contemporary design that dominates the interior today. Nevertheless it maintains an aura of a bygone era through its pleasant and calming atmosphere.

Boulevard 29, 1960 Copenhagen, +45 3537 3111, info@avenuehotel.dk

Scandic Front Hotel

All elements of the Scandic Front Hotel seem to celebrate the sleek lines and functionalist yet innovative quality of classic Danish design. Located in the 17th century waterfront district of NyHavn, charming and brightly coloured townhouses, antique wooden ships, pleasant shops and restaurants as well as the Copenhagen Opera House are all within easy walking distance. The hotel also has a beach patio where guests can recline in canvas chairs and feel the sand in their toes while looking out at the neighbouring canal.

21 Skt. Annæ Plads,1250 Copenhagen, +45 33 13 34 00, front@scandichotels.com

Axel Hotel Copenhagen

Sandra and Marc Weinert run three hotels around the city of Copenhagen, but Axel is the largest and most central. At the center of their operation is their pride in sustainable living and good hospitality, and as such guests are welcomed into a friendly and eco conscious environment. The Balinese themed interior decoration is laid back and nature inspired, taking advantage of serene whites, creams and browns to create a calming refuge in the midst of the city.

Helgolandsgade 11, DK-1653 Copenhagen V, +45 33 31 32 66, axel@hotelguldsmeden.com

Ibsens Hotel

Guests to the Ibsens Hotel are immediately welcomed into a homey environment as they enter the cosy, living room style lobby warmed by the flames of a lit fireplace. The highly personalised interior is given its character by the series of artworks and high quality handicrafts that can be found in nearly all of the guest rooms and corridors. This collection is the result of the hotel’s policy that allows artists to reside here by providing artwork as payment. Ibsens is only a five minute walk from the brand new food market at Torvehallerne which offers a unique culinary experience to satisfy the senses.

Vendersgade 23, DK-1363 Copenhagen K, +45 3313 1913, ibsens@arthurhotels.dk

Hotel d’Angleterre

The Hotel d’Angleterre was opened in 1755 and has become an iconic building and historic landmark within the city. Despite its extensive history, the hotel maintains its reputation for classic luxury and refined elegance. The Hotel d’Angleterre has played a social and political role as the site of many royal and national events over the past 250 years. German generals and officers claimed the location as their headquarters during WWII while the hotel is also known to have offered asylum for war refugees on more than one occasion.

34, Kongens Nytorv, DK-1050 Copenhagen K, +45 33 12 00 95, info@dangleterre.com

Skovshoved Hotel

For those with a craving for nature, Skovshoved Hotel is a seaside accommodation only five miles outside of Copenhagen. The building has stood at its location in the quaint village of Skoshoved since 1660 when its main clientele consisted of fisherman in need of a nearby place to rest. A series of renovations undertaken in 2003 have brought chic Scandinavian design to the Skovshoved Hotel without ridding the establishment of its rural beauty. As a result the hotel is considered to be among the most atmospheric in the world.

Strandvejen 267, 2920 Charlottenlund, +45 3964 0028, reception@skovshovedhotel.com

CPHLIVING

Moored in a perfect spot in the centre of Copenhagen, CPHLIVING is a floating boutique hotel decorated with a combination of custom made furniture and Danish design classics. Its unusual location allows guests unparalleled proximity to this body of water, the lifeblood of the city. All of its sleek Scandinavian styled rooms are complete with floor to ceiling windows to offer fine panoramas. A rooftop sundeck provides additional views and is an ideal spot from which to soak in Copenhagen’s blend of city and nature.

Langebrogade 1C, 1411 København K, +45 6160 8546, info@cphliving.co

Hotel Fox

Hotel Fox proved itself to be a champion of the arts when it recruited young graphic designers, urban artists and illustrators to transform its interior spaces. 21 artists were selected for this task and told to decorate the 61 guest rooms in whatever way they chose. As a result guests are able to select from a series of entirely unique rooms. The hotel also awards scholarships to the best students at prestigious European hotel and catering schools, for which successful applicants are invited to present their ideas at the Copenhagen establishment. Hotel Fox offers a one of a kind experience for those with an appreciation for genuine creativity.

Jarmers Plads 3, 1551 Copenhagen V, +45 3395 7750, fox@brochner-hotels.dk