Located on a pair of coastal islands, Copenhagen combines modern Danish design, royal heritage, beautiful gardens, and notable restaurants. You will want to visit – or perhaps even stay at the famous Tivoli Gardens. A great city for walking and biking enthusiasts, the top hotels and best suites of Copenhagen are the subject of this week’s issue.
1. Hotel d’Angleterre
U.S. News reports, “From the amazing service to the beautiful accommodations and awesome location in the heart of Copenhagen, the Hotel D’Angleterre earned rave reviews from recent visitors…Beds feature tufted leather headboards and cushy comforters, with velvet benches at the foot, while marble bathrooms boast spacious walk-in showers. Plus, the rooms’ large windows allow for plenty of natural light. And though the property’s central location in Kongens Nytorv means there are a bevy of dining options within walking distance, reviewers say you should plan to dine at least once at Marchal, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant with a much-praised breakfast. The hotel is also home to Denmark’s first Champagne bar, Balthazar, which serves more than 160 different types of Champagne, and a spa and fitness center equipped with the only indoor swimming pool in inner Copenhagen.”
The Royal Suite
The Royal Suite can be configured from 1,700-to-4,305-sq.ft. based on your needs. The suite is lavishly furnished with gilded paneling, plush carpeting and grand chandeliers, which add to its palatial character. From the grand balcony, there is a view of the old Kongens Nytorv square, along with the beautiful Royal Theatre and the iconic Nyhavn. The main suite is comprised of a master bedroom with a grand en-suite bathroom, a stately living room, a private dining room and a spacious balcony.
More suites at D’Angleterre Copenhagen.
2. Nimb Hotel
The Telegraph writes, “For Tivoli fans, Nimb’s location is unbeatable: it sits on the western side of the gardens, an instantly recognisable landmark with its Moorish-style arches, minarets and domes. Even if you never visit the park (closed for three months of the year), the location is still excellent, with the Central Station across the road, and key nightlife and shopping areas only 10 minutes’ walk away. Seen from the park, the hotel’s original 1909 building looks particularly striking after dark, lit up by thousands of softly glowing light bulbs. Inside, high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and plush fabrics provide a glamorous backdrop for typically tasteful Danish design. Solid wood floors run through to a sleek new extension, where an undulating glass wall fills the corridor with light, and everywhere there are candles, lanterns, and lavish, stop-you-in-your-tracks flower arrangements.”
Conde Nast Traveler adds, “Built as a castle in 1909, Nimb Hotel manages to preserve its grand Moorish past while embracing modern-day Scandinavian style, and the contrast is brilliant: domes, spires, almond windows, and gleaming white on one side, modernist lattice-work and green-tangled terraces on the other (not to mention, the peacocks down below). This is a beautiful, comfortable, creative hotel next to twirling, pagoda-pocked Tivoli Gardens. It has one of Copenhagen’s most beautiful bars, and a rare-for-the-city rooftop pool. And while the city is known for its food scene, the hotel may give you a reason (or a few) not to sample it more fully: There’s fried lobster at Nimb Brasserie, open-faced sandwiches at Fru Nimb, and carrot tartare at Gemyse, an organic-vegetable haven, as well as steaks at Bar’N’Grill and whimsical whipped cream treats at Cakenhagen.”
The Executive Suites range from 1,400-to-1,700 sq.ft. offering magnificent views of Tivoli Gardens and the historical city of Copenhagen. The combined dining and living space that includes your own personal balcony or terrace provides the most beautiful setting at any time of day. They are comfortably decorated with beautiful antiques and offer two individual bathrooms and a walk-in closet.
More suites at the Nimb Hotel.
3. Sanders Hotel
The Telegraph writes, “One of several high-profile openings that are shaking up Copenhagen’s hotel scene, this graceful boutique hotel is refined yet relaxed, with luxurious rooms, a great little cocktail bar and a convenient location at the heart of the city. Owner Alexander Kølpin, a former dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet, worked with design studio Lind + Almond to create a look that’s both luxurious and homely. Finishes are high end, with bespoke furniture, plush fabrics and tastefully earthy paint shades, and there’s a harmonious blend of influences – a dash of theatrical drama (velvet drapes at the entrance), a touch of colonial chic (rattan chairs and potted plants), and plenty of Danish style (mid-century modern sofas and plenty of candles). They’ve created nicely contrasting spaces, too, from the cosy elegance of the ground-floor lounge to the light-flooded openness of the top-floor conservatory.”
Conde Nast Traveler adds, “A sense of hushed glamour pervades Hotel Sanders; that, combined with a prime city-center location (behind the Royal Danish Theatre and just around the bend from the colorful homes of Nyhavn), makes it feel like a second home.”
The 667-sq.ft. Sanders Suites consist of a spacious bedroom with a king size bed, a separate lounge with an open fireplace, and a kitchenette/dining room. There is also spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower and separate lavatory. Suites face the street and courtyard.
More suites at the Sanders Hotel.
4. Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Copenhagen
Conde Nast Traveler writes, “Warm minimalism is at its best at the Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Copenhagen, a modern reboot of Copenhagen’s first skyscraper, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1960. Sleek but inviting Danish furniture—yes, that is Jacobsen’s famous Egg chair—is strewn throughout the sprawling lobby, encouraging a bit of reprieve in the bustling space. The original suspended staircase, now upgraded with leather-wrapped handrails, is a beauty. In the guest rooms, heady views of Copenhagen steal the limelight, but look closer and the subtle design details—marble window sills, wood-paneled walls, mirrored panels—are just as impressive. Thanks to a thoughtful renovation in 2018 courtesy of Space Copenhagen, which incorporates a number of original elements, it’s a beauty once more.”
Panoramic Lake View Suite
The 450-sq.ft. Panoramic Lake View suites have top views with floor-to-ceiling windows and high-floor locations.
More suites at Radisson Blue Scandinavia Hotel.
5. Villa Copenhagen
The Luxury Editor writes, “Constructed in 1912, this building served as the Danish Post and Telegraph Office. Despite its neo-Baroque facade, Villa Copenhagen is thoroughly modern and promotes a sociable, homely vibe. On-trend with its sleek and chic Scandi design, it has 390 rooms, a brasserie (serving a fusion of organic local European and North African cuisine), a wine bar and a convivial courtyard. Climb to the rooftop terrace where you’ll find a 25-metre eco-heated outdoor pool, gym, sauna and hidden herb garden. The hotel is located next to Central Station and opposite Tivoli Gardens, just 15 minutes from the airport. Look out for its private art collection – arguably the finest in the city.”
Shamballa Master Suite
From Danish Shamballa Jewels designers Mads Kornerup and Mikkel Kornerup and their in-house designer Olga Krukovskaya is the 1,555-sq.ft. Shamballa Master Suite. The design provides “a homely feel of conscious luxury, contrast and happiness.”
More suites at Villa Copenhagen.