Copenhagen Island Hotel
Kalvebod Brygge 53, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1560
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Travellers with pets, Design and architecture, No fuss
Expert review of Copenhagen Island Hotel
This is a comfortable hotel offering style and comfort for reasonable prices with much to recommend it, not least its appealing rooms and interior spaces. It joins my second division, however, for its slightly odd location and a slight feeling of sterility and remoteness from the city's buzz and bustle.
The waterside location is undeniably appealing, if you only look at the water, that is. Turn around however and you see a large main road and the unlovely hulk of the Fisktorvet shopping mall. There's also a a slight sense of being marooned across the train tracks away from the action. In summer the location makes a bit more sense when waterside strolls and even a dip in the public harbour pool outside might appeal.
It's all about the water here so at all costs get a water-facing room. The first floor, road-side rooms are especially gloomy so avoid these.
The muted greys and blues leavened by some colourful but also restrained candy stripe drapes work really well in the roomiest, which manage to feel smart and cosy at the same time. Fully equipped, the in-room facilities include WiFi, desk and chair, iron and ironing board. The bathrooms are really crisp and designery.
When you know that renowned architect Kim Utzon designed this hotel you may be a but surprised by the boxy workaday exterior but inside it starts to make sense. The massive, light-filled atrium makes a bold statement particularly with the use of the beautiful blue skylights that lend the atmosphere inside an almost spiritual quality.
The cafe/restaurant with terrace seating in summer and acres of plate glass for light-filled, winter-time eating and drinking is appealing and the food is good enough to warrant staying in if you can't face venturing out. That said, there are richer pickings over the tracks in the ever more interesting meat packing part of Vesterbro.
There's a business centre, a gym, plus bike hire at 150kr a day. There's also a shuttle bus linking to the city centre that runs just across the road at the Tivoli Hotel.
This is a full service hotel so you can request most things here including room service and wake up calls. Staff members are efficient and friendly.
This is largely going to be a hotel for business travellers and convention centre attendees, but it is worth considering as a well-priced, mid-range option if you can get a good enough deal.
You should be able to nab deals and weekends and in summer. Book ahead for the best prices.
More information on Copenhagen Island Hotel:
- Price from:
- Kalvebod Brygge 53, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1560
- Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
- City Centre