The 10 Best Hotels in Copenhagen

Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district
Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district | ©Duet Postcriptum / Stocksy
Copenhagen has a contemporary charm: from the hygge vibe Danes so much preserve to the intimate and narrow streets, to the high quality of life. Make the most out of your trip to Denmark by staying at a hotel that suits your personality. Here’s a guide of the best hotels in Copenhagen.

CPH Living Floating Hotel

Hotel Barge, Hotel
The hotel is an ideal choice for travellers looking for unique accommodation
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This one-of-a-kind floating hotel is an ideal choice if you’re a traveller looking for affordable but unique accommodation. Considered a water attraction, the hotel can be found in Christianshavn district, close to many tourist attractions – such as the Church of Our Saviour, a baroque-style church offering a breath-taking view of the city from above. Rooms are small but full of natural light creating a cosy ambience. From the windowed walls, you can catch a glimpse of the Black Diamond, while swans pass by on the canal.

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City, Cosy, Modern, Unusual, Beach

Nimb Hotel

Suite Hotel, Garden Hotel
Nimb Hotel Tivoli Gardens
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Situated inside Tivoli Gardens, you couldn’t be closer to the city’s main attractions than this. The five-star hotel combines Tivoli’s fairytale magic with the warm Scandinavian atmosphere. Featuring its own bakery, four unique restaurants, a rooftop infinity pool and a cocktail lounge, the hotel exudes luxury while giving guests a combination of cultural fantasies. The Nimb Hotel has a reputation for focusing on details, from its quaint meals to its rooms, filled with classical art and beautiful antiquities from the Far East.

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71 Nyhavn Hotel

Homestay, Hotel
Each room is bright and stylish and features rustic wooden beams
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One of the most picturesque places in Copenhagen can be your nest when visiting the city. Choose a room overlooking the Nyhavn and wake up in a hotel filled with history. Each room is bright and stylish and features rustic wooden beams that add to its ancient charm. This 19th-century converted warehouse is close to Amalienborg – the Queen’s winter residence – and Copenhagen Opera House which is located on the other side of the canal. After a day of exploring, have a meal at the on-site Thai restaurant while overlooking the city. If you have a sweet tooth, head to one of the best waffle shops around, Vaffelbageren, which is just around the corner. Sightseeing boat tours depart nearby the hotel.

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Arty, City, Design, Family Friendly, Stylish

Manon Les Suites

Boutique Hotel
Manon Les Suites is an eco-friendly hotel
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A homey all-suite hotel, Manon Les Suites is part of the Guldsmeden Hotels brand. An organic oasis in the middle of Copenhagen, breakfast in bed never tasted or looked this good. Room decor includes modern canopy beds, white and brown brick walls, wooden floors topped with Persian carpets, organic toiletries and, for some, lantern-lit balconies. Your stay at this hotel will be all about comfort, which is why they even encourage you to pad down in your pyjamas to grab a coffee for breakfast.

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Hotel d’Angleterre

Hotel, Luxury
Founded in 1755, this 5-star luxury hotel is a Copenhagen landmark
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Founded in 1755, this five-star hotel is a Copenhagen landmark. Its ballroom has hosted many events throughout the years, and it is the chosen spot for locals to watch the Christmas lights be switched on in the city. Including a spa, sauna, steam room and hammam, this is a place to stay if you’re looking to relax and unwind. Family-friendly, the hotel also gifts little ones with a small Lego present.

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Hotel SP34

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
Hotel SP34
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If the fact that Hotel SP34 offers complimentary wine between 5pm and 6pm did not convince you to book your stay already, their casino, rooftop or library might. With a brown and grey colour palette, the hotel features minimalist design, giving you all the essentials with a unique touch. Start your day by taking a refreshing plunge in the private pool before heading out to spot the city’s main attractions, which can all be found within close proximity.

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Hotel Sanders

Boutique Hotel
Hotel Sanders is one of Copenhagen's finest hotels. | Courtesy of Hotel Sanders

Designed by former Royal Danish Ballet dancer Alexander Kølpin, Hotel Sanders is one of Copenhagen’s finest. Decorated with bespoke pieces of furniture, the hotel’s aesthetic has a contemporary feel, combining brown and green tones. Hidden in a quiet street not too far from Nyhavn, the hotel is home to a courtyard, living room, cocktail bar and a rooftop terrace on the fifth floor. As for food, they’ve got it covered with Sanders Kitchen, that serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes from a menu that changes weekly.

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AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen

Suite Hotel, Business Hotel, Hotel (42)
This upscale hotel includes three restaurants and two bars | Courtesy of AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen
No matter the weather, having a drink on the rooftop bar is always a good idea – especially when you can admire Copenhagen from above. This upscale hotel includes three restaurants and two bars, all designed to make you question whether you even want to leave the premises. While its striking architecture is breathtaking, the hotel’s interior is equally impressive. Connected by a glass bridge on the top floor, the hotel consists of two towers leaning in opposite directions at an angle almost four times that of the leaning tower of Pisa. Mostly made of glass, the rooms are dominated by black and white tones, just like the hotel’s exterior.
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Tivoli Hotel

Pool at Tivoli Hotel
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Located only a few minutes from Tivoli Gardens amusement park, Tivoli Hotel is perfect for a family stay. Among a wide range of activities for its youngest guests, kids can let loose at the colourful Tivoli-themed playroom, which includes a climbing wall. For the adults, suites have in-room coffee and tea facilities, and you can benefit from a day at the spa and indoor pool while the kids play. Quirky and colourful, all designed by the Tivoli design team, entering each room will make you feel like you’re stepping into a fairy tale.

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A and O Copenhagen Nørrebro

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel, Hostel, Hotel
The hotel features rooms with wooden pieces of furniture and traditional Danish art
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If you are planning on travelling with your pet, the A&O Copenhagen Nørrebro hotel welcomes them. Found in the Nørrebro district, the hotel is just around the corner from the futuristic Superkilen park – a half-mile-long multicultural urban space. This zebra-striped asphalt maze hosts a Thai boxing ring and a Moroccan fountain, among other features, suitable for travellers interested in cycling. The hotel features wooden pieces of furniture and traditional Danish art that adds a unique vibe in every room.

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This article is an updated version of a story created by Ellen von Weigand.

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