The Best Boutique Hotels in Copenhagen

The Nobis is a contemporary hotel close to everything you’ll want to see in Copenhagen
The Nobis is a contemporary hotel close to everything you’ll want to see in Copenhagen | Courtesy of Nobis Hotel

Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan city with historic sights such as Tivoli Gardens, world-class arts venues like the Royal Danish Theatre and a creative foodie scene. Suitable for everyone from solo travellers to families, the Danish capital is also home to a variety of unique boutique hotels.

Hotel Sanders

Boutique Hotel
4.7/5 (80 Reviews)
Hotel Sanders
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Hotel Sanders is a family-friendly hotel down a quiet street just behind the Royal Danish Theatre off the humming Kongens Nytorv. The cosy curated spaces will make you feel at home, whether you’re having coffee by the fireplace in the warm living room lobby or enjoying a cocktail on the lush rooftop terrace. There’s a mix of colonial details, rich colours and mid-century modern Danish design in the comfortable but elegant rooms. Larger suites offer sitting areas, some with fireplaces and others with soaking tubs.

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Nimb Hotel

Hotel
4.8/5 (154 Reviews)
Nimb Hotel
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Fairy-tale charm meets Scandinavian elegance at the historic Nimb Hotel inside Copenhagen’s beautiful Tivoli Gardens, a renowned pleasure garden and amusement park founded in 1843. Guests enjoy free entry to the park and each room and suite offers a window to the gardens. You’ve access to a sleek infinity pool and bar area that offers incredible views over the city. With several well-regarded restaurants on-site, Nimb retains its legacy as a 19th-century dining destination. Step into the former ballroom-turned-open bar for tea or cocktails and admire the orchids hanging from the ceiling and the huge fireplace.
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Nobis Hotel Copenhagen

Boutique Hotel
4.5/5 (248 Reviews)
Nobis Hotel Copenhagen
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Set in a reclaimed neoclassical building from 1903, the Nobis Hotel Copenhagen is a contemporary hotel close to everything you’d want to see in the city, from Tivoli Gardens to the Grand Tour of Copenhagen guided boat tours. The Little Mermaid herself would feel right at home in this hotel, with its nautical blue and green tones. Enjoy seasonal dishes, such as pork shank or red prawns with chilli, garlic and parsley, at the hotel’s restaurant, NOI. You can rejuvenate in the fitness centre and finish off in the sauna or hot stone hammam, exclusively for the use of guests.

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Andersen Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.2/5 (19 Reviews)
Andersen Hotel
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Located not far from Copenhagen Central Station in the middle of the buzzing Vesterbro neighbourhood, the Andersen Boutique Hotel is a bright, shiny base for your stay in the Danish capital. Colourful and quirky, this independent hotel welcomes you into an entry lounge area adorned with art by local artists. The guest rooms are just as vivid and brightly decorated, with wallpaper and fabric by Designers Guild. You’ve a great choice of restaurants or can go club or bar-hopping in nearby Kødbyen, the Meatpacking District.

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Hotel Kong Arthur

Boutique Hotel
4.4/5 (1142 Reviews)
Hotel Kong Arthur
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Hotel Kong Arthur is off the regular tourist track and close to the Lakes, three rectangular, man-made bodies of water great for a shoreside stroll on their walking paths. The classic 19th-century building offers quiet, upscale rooms with modern decor. Warm yourself by the fire in winter, or soak up the sun in the private courtyard during summer. Book a spa room and you gain access to the Water Temple, complete with a hot tub, sauna and aroma steam bath. Massages, treatments and other services are available at the in-house spa. Nearby, you’ll find foodie paradise Torvehallerne Market, as well as top attractions Botanical Garden and Rosenborg Castle.

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Hotel Ottilia

Boutique Hotel
4.4/5 (909 Reviews)
Hotel Ottilia
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In the historic brewery buildings of Carlsberg City District, Hotel Ottilia is a great place to experience a contemporary take on stylish luxury. The hotel blends original features, such as the brewery grain silos, with luxe, modern furniture. Named after Ottilia, the Scottish wife of Carl Jacobsen, the founder of Carlsberg brewery, the hotel is full of homages to her, from the thistle-themed carpets to the local ceramics embellishing the walls. The rooms fit within the existing structure while the suites, which feature sitting rooms and a minibar, are in a different tower. Step out onto the rooftop restaurant and terrace in the morning for an organic breakfast, or stop by at night for tasty Italian cuisine.

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  • Hotel Skt Annæ

    Boutique Hotel
    4.5/5 (590 Reviews)
    HOTEL SKT ANNÆ
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    Set between the Amalienborg Palace and Nyhavn canal on a quiet green boulevard, Hotel Skt Annæ is a 17th-century hotel steeped in history. Influenced by the classic tones of Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi, the interior is dark and rich in greys and browns. SPACE Copenhagen designed the rooms, focussing on Danish brands, including bedding from Hay and lighting by Gubi. You can enjoy classic old-school cocktails and food at exclusive in-house bar the Club, or dine at the casual, nautically inspired the Shrimp.

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    Hotel Alexandra

    Hotel
    4.3/5 (990 Reviews)
    Hotel Alexandra
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    A carefully curated collection of Danish design fills every floor at Hotel Alexandra. You can choose a room that features furniture by Danish greats, such as Finn Juhl, Hans J Wegner and Nanna Ditzel, some of whose pieces are even for sale. Each of the 61 rooms is decorated with period pieces and vintage memorabilia from the ’50s and ’60s. You’re handy for Copenhagen City Hall and Tivoli Gardens and can enjoy the complimentary wine hour in the library and a Scandinavian breakfast each morning.

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    Hotel CPH Living

    Hotel Barge, Hotel
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    Copenhagen is known for its waterfront, but did you know you can sleep on the water as well as by it? Welcome to Hotel CPH Living, a floating hotel with 12 rooms overlooking the canal and city centre on the edge of trendy Christianshavn. Rooms are sleek in style with showers facing the water but don’t worry, passers-by can’t see in. Help yourself to the free breakfast and coffee each morning in the lobby, or enjoy sundowners on the rooftop terrace in the evening.

    Manon Les Suites

    Boutique Hotel
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    Manon Les Suites is an eco-friendly hotel
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    Manon Les Suites brings Bali chic to Copenhagen, thanks to its pool surrounded by sun beds and greenery. Each apartment features a four-poster bed and kitchenette and you’re well placed for exploring both the historic centre and some of Copenhagen’s coolest neighbourhoods, such as Nørrebro and the Meatpacking District, Kødbyen. The hotel is Green Globe-certified and pet-friendly. Nearby attractions include the Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Tivoli Gardens and 17th-century Rosenborg Castle.

    Nina Zietman contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on January 25, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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