Whimsy, fairytales and cobblestones
The city where childhood fairytales intermingle with avant-garde design, Copenhagen is one of Scandinavia’s most treasured jewels. Indre By, the city’s heart, is home to a smattering of sights and attractions, including shopper’s paradise, Stroget and Amalienborg, the Royal residence.
Settle into a comfortable base in Indre By if you’ve only got a few days in town, or simply want to stay close to the action. Cab-Inn City is an affordable option just behind the Glyptoteket, as is the Best Western which is minutes from Tivoli Gardens. Splash out a little further on a deluxe room at the Soiftel Plaza Copenhagen for views over the gardens and city, or delight in in a lavish abode at the extravagant D’Angleterre.
Luxury on the waterfront
Gothic-like structures and cobblestone laneways make for a truly spectacular setting, but none like the splendour of the world-famous waterfront, Nyhavn. Lined by rainbow-hued 17th- and 18th-Century townhouses, this heritage harbour comes to life with restaurants, bars and world-class hotels.
Get set to be spoiled with Copenhagen Harbour views at 71 Nyhavn Hotel. Rustic and charming, this hotel features a cosy, traditional restaurant and quaint guest rooms. If you’re looking to be lavished and wowed, luxury awaits in the Heritage-listed waterfront warehouse of the Admiral Hotel.
It’s all in the design
It’s no doubt that Copenhagen is steeped in years of history, but the city is also one of the most respected design capitals of the world. Minimalists rejoice! Scattered between the Gothic-like facades and church spires lie some of Copenhagen’s most exclusive design hotels, including Radisson Blu Royal Hotel designed by Danish architect, Arne Jacobsen.
CPH Living offers something a little unique on the waterfront. Check into one of only 12 rooms on the ‘boat-tel’ and soak up floor-to-ceiling ocean views from your stylishly appointed suite. Hotel Skt Petri in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter is perhaps the finest example of Scandinavian design, offering a full host of quirky experiences.