8 of the Best Hotels in Copenhagen
From boats docked in the water to colourful waterfront houses, there’s an undeniable nautical charm to Copenhagen. A city perfect for those who like being by the sea, it’s fun to explore and see what you can find. Full of culinary delights and cultural wonders, there’s something for everyone, even when the weather does take a turn for the worst.
In this article, I’m going to be sharing eight of the best hotels in Copenhagen with you. Hopefully they fill you with inspiration for your own trip.
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Choosing the Best Hotels in Copenhagen
I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Copenhagen several times and it’s a city that I highly recommend travelling to, especially for new solo travellers. When visiting Copenhagen’s hotels, there are a few old favourites that I find myself returning to time and time again.
There is a lot to see and do in Copenhagen. It’s worth making yourself a little itinerary of things that you definitely want to do and knowing how to get around from your hotel. Luckily, Copenhagen is incredibly walkable and there are lots of good public transport links.
1. 71 Nyhavn Hotel
Looking to be by the water in Copenhagen? 71 Nyhavn Hotel is always one of my first recommendations to other travellers, sitting right on the corner of the waterfront many will recognise. Nyhavn is a 17th-century area full of colourful facades that appear constantly in photos from the city.
This was the merchant’s hub in Copenhagen for a long, long time and it’s an incredibly appealing area. 71 Nyhavn Hotel can be found stretched across two converted warehouses. Some of the best restaurants in Copenhagen are just a stone’s throw away and the water bus stop makes getting around the city even easier.
The rooms in 71 Nyhavn really hone in on the building’s illustrious past, with old beams on display. I would always recommend paying a little extra for the view of the water if that’s something you want. Nyhavn is just as beautiful after dark as it is during the day.
2. Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
Another charming waterfront hotel, Copenhagen Admiral Hotel is easy to fall in love with. This hotel aims to be a home-away-from-home, where an 18th-century warehouse combines with the design insight of Space Copenhagen. Maritime heritage and modern design are intertwined here.
My favourite thing about this hotel would have to be the location. Across the water, you can see Copenhagen Opera House. Within just minutes, you can be at Amalienborg, the home of the Danish royal family. Amalienborg Palace Museum is well worth a visit. A little further away, you’ll find Designmuseum Danmark.
All of the rooms here have been newly renovated, giving them a real comfortable, airy feel. They’re modern with light woods and Scandinavian furniture, with some offering incredible views. If you’ve seen a specific view you love online, it’s worth contacting the hotel directly.
3. Nimb Hotel
It’s impossible to look at Nimb Hotel without wondering whether or not it was pulled from a fairytale. It’s palatial, to say the least. It’s also a little bit expensive when compared to some other hotels in Copenhagen, but well worth the stay.
While Nimb Hotel isn’t by the waterfront, it is right next to Tivoli Gardens. As a fan of amusement parks, that’s often enough to sell a hotel to me. The National Museum of Denmark is a ten-minute walk away, as is the Glyptotek, an amazing art museum.
As giant as Nimb Hotel appears to be, there are only a few dozen spacious rooms. The vast majority of them overlook the rides at Tivoli Gardens and some have balconies. Expect to see some charming antiques and nods to the building’s Moorish heritage.
4. Hotel d’Angleterre
If you’re on the lookout for a luxury stay, it might be worth taking a look at Hotel d’Angleterre. It’s safe to say that this is one of the grandest hotels in Copenhagen. The ballroom is particularly noteworthy, having hosted many events over the centuries. One of the most interesting would perhaps be Roald Amundsen’s return from the South Pole.
I would highly recommend Hotel d’Angleterre as a base to anyone looking to explore. It’s in a great location for getting around the city, right by the cobblestone square that is Kongens Nytorv. The Royal Danish Theatre is also just down the road.
There’s a beauty to the rooms here, all classic and elegant. Each is spacious, but the suites in particular are breathtaking. They pay tribute to famous Danish creatives, including Hans Christian Anderson. I would also recommend stopping by Marchal, Hotel d’Angleterre’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
Learn More: Hotel d’Angleterre (Official Website)
5. SKT. PETRI
Nestled just a short stroll away from natural areas like Ørstedparken, SKT. PETRI is quite the gem. There are just a few five-star hotels in Copenhagen and this lovely place just happens to be one of them.
SKT. PETRI is in a great location, right in the centre of Copenhagen. You can easily use it as a base to access public transportation systems and dart around the city. It’s close to The Round Tower (Rundetaarn), the oldest functioning observatory in Europe and one I would suggest visiting if that interests you.
It’s safe to say that the interiors here are wonderful. They were designed by Anemone Wille Våge, the designer behind The Thief in Oslo. Expect darker tones with distinctive pops of colour. The themed suites are definitely worth a look if you enjoy unique spaces.
6. Radisson Collection Royal Hotel
Just a glimpse at the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel and you can see it really isn’t like any of the other hotels in Copenhagen. It can be found within a mid-century skyscraper of sorts, designed by Arne Jacobson. When it comes to Danish modernism, this building is a dominant skyline symbol of it.
Near the Nimb Hotel, the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel places you in great proximity to Tivoli Gardens. Thorvaldsens Museum and the Danish War Museum are both within walking distance.
Each one of the rooms come complete with a natural palette that matches the overall aesthetic of the building. Some offer amazing views of the surrounding city and I would highly recommend having a look through the rooms that are available.
7. Hotel Skt. Annæ
Taking us back to the illustrious Nyhavn area, Hotel Skt. Annæ is a rather lovely boutique hotel. It’s set across two tall townhouses on a leafy boulevard, with the waterfront just a minute or so away. The natural colours inside of the hotel are a real treat.
Hotel Skt. Annæ is just a short stroll away from Ofelia Plads, a great spot for concerts and performances in Copenhagen. It’s also by The Playhouse, a waterside theatre. When staying in this area, I would highly recommend using the water bus stops to get around.
If you’re fond of space while travelling, you’ll be happy to hear that Hotel Skt. Annæ is full of apartments. They’re all comfortable and the penthouse has a private balcony.
Special Pick: Manon Les Suites
In each of these articles, I like to include a special pick. This is always somewhere unique and somewhere I would happily go back to. There’s a real beauty to Manon Les Suites, a hot spot that aims to bring a “little slice of Bali” into the heart of Copenhagen. I’m fond of that and the Bali-style indoor pool is enough to get my attention.
Here, a relaxed ambience flows through the hotel. It’s an urban base that leaves you feeling like you’re in the middle of the jungle. Yet, it’s actually just a short walk away from Tivoli Gardens. It’s hard to imagine someone even dreaming up a hotel like this.
If you’re looking to relax, I would recommend taking a look at the Petit Suites that are pool side. When you’re staying somewhere like this, it’s worth going for a dip to unwind.
Learn More: Manon Les Suites (Official Website)
Staying in the Best Hotels in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is a beautiful Danish city to explore. It’s easy to navigate the city so I would recommend choosing a hotel based on what you like here, rather than just location. In some cities, it is worth taking location into consideration, but Copenhagen is small enough to get around with ease. Dive head first into the world-famous culinary scene, test out your inner adrenaline-seeker at Tivoli Gardens and give yourself enough time to enjoy the museums.
I hope that my picks for the best hotels in Copenhagen have helped to fill you with inspiration.
Do you have a favourite place to stay in Copenhagen or a hotel that you would love to share? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.