Where To Stay In Copenhagen, Denmark – Best Areas juni 13, 2022 – Posted in: Denmark, Travel – Tags: Copenhagen, Denmark, Holiday, Hostels, Hotels, Vacations, Weekend Breaks
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Where is the best place to stay in Copenhagen?
Where should you stay in Copenhagen – and which hotel should you choose? We love to visit Copenhagen, both because we have lived there while we studied and because the city has so many wonderful sights to offer. And because we also love to try new hotels, we have stayed in a good part of some of all the lovely hotels in Copenhagen.
Here you get out best recommendations for lovely hotels in Copenhagen, all of which can be booked through Booking.com. We also give you the info about the areas in Copenhagen, so you can choose the best district to stay in. We hope that with this guide we can make it a little easier for you to choose the perfect hotel in Copenhagen!
Where should you book a hotel in Copenhagen?
When you look for hotels in Copenhagen on Booking.com, the large selection can be overwhelming. At the same time, Copenhagen is a big city, but it is fortunately bound together by a convenient public transport system that quickly takes you from one end of the city to the other. Therefore, it doesn’t really matter where you choose to live. From beautiful Bella Sky on Amager and into the vibrant Rådhuspladsen, the Town Hall Square, there are only 14 minutes by metro.
Therefore, you should to a greater extent choose the hotel according to your wishes for facilities and your price level. It is more expensive to live right in the center and also in the northern part of Amager, at the airport and Islands Brygge. When you find a hotel you like, be sure to check the parking options as well. As we say in Danish: It costs the tip of a jet fighter plus your first born to park in the Inner City! If you don’t mind going by bus, train and metro, it’s really not worth the hassle to get around in Copenhagen by car.
Areas and neighbourhoods in Copenhagen
Also, let us give you a short overview of the areas in Copenhagen, starting in the center at Rådhuspladsen. It’s also here, you’ll find Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, which you can read more about below. There is just something special about stepping out from the hotel and then immediately find yourself right in the heart of Copenhagen, with all the exciting shops and attractions and with Tivoli across the street. All along the water front, and especially in the Inner City, you’ll find luxury hotel as well as inexpensive hostels.
Around the city center you’ll find the bridge neighbourhoods, with Nørrebro og Vesterbro to the north and west. These are lively multicultural areas, whith loads of bars and restaurants and also the great hostel, Steel House Copenhagen. The areas tend to be a little rough and Berlin-like. Østerbro to the east is posh and quiet, like Frederiksberg, also to the west.
Surrounding the bridge areas you’ll counter-clockwise find: Gentofte (million dollar villas), Nordvest (working class), Valby and Sydhavnen (up and coming) and finally Christianshavn and Amager (residential areas). Amager, where you’ll find Bella Sky, is an island, and you need to cross on of the many bridges to get there, but the area is linked with the rest of Copenhagen in the bus and metro system.
5 amazing hotels in Copenhagen
With the areas in mind, here you’ll find recommendations for hotels in the different neighbourhoods, covering all price ranges. There is something for Tivoli fans, design lovers, newlyweds in love and for you who just want to find cheap accomodation in Copenhagen. See more hotels in Copenhagen by doing your own search here:
An iconic design hotel in the heart of Copenhagen
At the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, you stay just opposite the Tivoli Gardens and Central Train Station and as in the heart of Copenhagen. Royal Hotel is one of the most iconic hotels in Copenhagen and was designed by the world-famous designer and architect Arne Jacobsen, and the the stylish decor offers design icons such as the Swan and the Egg.
The hotel has recently been tastefully modernized, and in addition to stunning views of the city, the rooms also offer free high-speed wifi and Apple TV. Most impressive, however, are all the small details in the rooms and suites. Everything has been thought of here, down to the smallest door knob, which has been thoroughly designed to perfection.
Bonus info: Trine got the hotel stay as a Christmas present from Rune, and the hotel is perfect for a romantic holiday.
All the luxury you can imagine at Hotel Skt. Petri
Hotel Skt. Petri is luxury and beauty in such large quantities that it can almost take your breath away. Paris Hilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger have stayed here – understandable as soon as you enter the impressive atrium lobby, which also houses the restaurant. The rooms are beautifully decorated and we had the pleasure of a view to the old university buildings.
The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter, just off the larger pedestrian streets. The window in our room was just above one of the city’s many noisy bars, but Trine, who otherwise wakes up at the slightest sound, didn’t hear any of the drunken guests. The contrast between the silence of the soundproofed hotel and the big city you step into, when you leave the hotel, is amazing.
Bonus info: Hotel Skt. Petri has something that we often miss in Danish hotels: a large, covered patio. Here you can sit in the fresh air and read the newspaper while sipping your coffee after the sumptuous breakfast buffet.
Stay in Tivoli for the entire holiday – almost
At the Tivoli Hotel, a 15-minute walk from the Tivoli Gardens, you can stay in the themed Tivoli rooms. The Tivoli Hotel is the closest thing you get to being in Tivoli without actually being there. The rooms are all inspired by the garden, and you can choose to stay in the Garder room, which is inspired by The Tivoli Youth Gard. Drums have been transformed into tables and trumpets into bedside lamps. The Columbine Room is every princess’ dream with motifs from the Pantomine Theater on the walls.
If you take the elevator all the way up to the top floor, you can dine at the famous steak bar MASH Penthouse. Before or after the steak you can relax in the pool on the same floor, with a antastic view over Copenhagen.
Bonus info: The hotel is located in a brand new urban area, which is still under development. Therefore, there is no supermarket or restaurants around the hotel. On the other hand, the shopping center Fisketorvet is a five minute walk away. If you go down to the water at Kalvebod Brygge you will also find a playground, cozy bars by the water and lots of life.
A luxury hotel near the airport
Close to the airport, Fields Shoppingcenter and the highway to Sweden, AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen in Ørestaden is a good choice, if you want to explore the area by car. However, you can quickly get to the center of Copenhagen. Opposite Bella Sky is Bella Center Metro Station, which takes you to Rådhuspladsen and Nyhavn in under 10 minutes. Bella Sky is a modern design hotel for guests who would like just a little bit extra.
Bella Sky is a modern design hotel for you who are not afraid of heights. The hotel is spread over 23 floors, and there is an impressive view of Copenhagen from the large panoramic windows. The decor is stylish and luxurious, and every little detail has been thought of. On the 23rd floor you can enjoy dinner or a drink in SUKAIBA, a Japanese-inspired restaurant and cocktail bar. After a busy day, relax in the delicious spa area.
Bonus info: Rune and Trine live here every year during the music festival Copenhell. The metro station is a five minute walk away and runs straight into both Christianshavn and Kgs. Nytorv.
A hip hostel with indoor pool
With all the wonderful hotels in Copenhagen, it’s nice to know that you can also find cheap accomodation in the city. Steel House Copenhagen, a luxury New Yorker-style hostel, is located in Vesterbro, a five-minute walk from Rådhuspladsen and Tivoli. The hip hostel has a unique metropolitan vibe and is decorated with equal parts cool factor and raw elegance.
Steel House attracts both families and also young people who are going around the world on a tight budget. The communal kitchen is full from early morning to late evening, and people have fun getting to know each other in the large common areas.
The hostel is located in the heart of Copenhagen, and you just have to step out the door to be in the middle of it all. Here are edgy retro cafes and restaurants, green areas, lots of shopping on Istedgade and partying in the city’s nightlife. Remember to book well in advance – the place is very popular.
Bonus info: Ivan and Trine lived here in the summer of 2020. We are not common dormitory people, so we chose the slightly more expensive solution and booked a double room on the top floor with a terrace, where you have the most amazing view of the Planetarium and the Lakes. Unfortunately we did not reach the indoor pool, but it is there!
See more great hotels in Copenhagen here: Hotels in Copenhagen on Booking.com