Vester Farimagsgade 9, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1606
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Shopping, Sightseeing
Expert review of Imperial Hotel
The rather monolithic exterior and lobby of this 1960s-style hotel is hardly imperial and while I don't love it, the combination of quiet rooms, air-con (something of a rarity in the centre), central location, modern rooms and high service levels make it worth considering for the price. The lack of leisure facilities is a disappointment though.
It's very well located - you're just a five- or 10-minute walk from the central shopping area, Tivoli Gardens, the main rail station and a realistic stroll from many of Copenhagen's sights here. The immediate area around the hotel is uninspiring though - a bit windblown and dominated by traffic and impressions of concrete. It's not a romantic location.
Revamped four years ago the rooms still look fresh. The look is clean and modern and while it won't win interior design awards it does appeal. Travellers have complained that the rooms are small but it depends what you're used to. The superior rooms are a better bet. The hotel is quieter than some of its smaller rivals right in the city centre and the inclusion of air con along with WiFi and high speed internet throughout is a plus. Low allergy bedrooms and rooms with interconnecting doors are other winning options.
The public areas remind me of an outdated business class lounge. There's too much marble and metal and not enough to soften these hard masculine edges. The open fire in winter is a nice touch though.
The two restaurants are pleasant enough spaces but serve pretty standard international hotel food. I'd dine elsewhere. The bar is better as nearby watering hotels are very much in the tourist ghetto and utterly lack appeal. You'll have to walk 15 minutes to find another decent bar.
Apart from bike hire the lack of leisure facilities is disappointing. There is no gym, spa or pool.
The Imperial prides itself on superior service levels. I have yet to stay and test this claim properly but traveller reports while generally positive are not wildly effusive either.
It's a business hotel but leisure travellers seeking a central location but also quiet, air con and features such as adjoining rooms should consider it.
More information on Imperial Hotel:
- Price from:
- Vester Farimagsgade 9, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1606
- Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
- City Centre