Radisson SAS Royal Hotel

Hammerichsgade 1, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1611

Price from: £99

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By Andrew Stone, your Copenhagen expert

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#8 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Copenhagen
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Location:
3.8
3.8
Bedrooms:
3.5
3.5
Eating/drinking:
3.8
3.8
Public areas:
3.3
3.3
Leisure facilities:
3.7
3.7
Service:
3.2
3.2
Value for money:
3.4
3.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Shopping, Sightseeing

Best for Food - Expert review of Radisson SAS Royal Hotel

A central, comfortable stay awaits at the world's first design hotel - but it needs a refurb.

It may look like a standard 1960s' tower block but inside, the very central Radisson Royal Hotel is a trailblazer being the world's first 'designer' hotel. Arne Jacobsen was the man who designed it almost down to the screws and fixings. It has much to celebrate still, not least a flagship restaurant plus comfortable, streamlined rooms and public spaces. Some rooms are tatty, however, which badly lets down this classic Copenahgen hotel. Room for improvement.

Location: 

Right by the train station and Tivoli gardens, you can't get more central.

Bedrooms: 

The standard rooms are on the small side but most rooms I have seen were in decent condition and pleasingly furnished. The maple wood veneers and light pallette used on the fabrics create a light, bright feeling, although the small bathrooms are far from luxurious. Worryingly, quite a few guests have complained on various forums about down-at-heel rooms though.

Try to get rooms as high up the building as possible, for both the views and to get away from the street noise (it's not a serious issue, but it does get quieter up the higher you go).

There's free broadband and/or WiFi in all rooms.

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Public areas: 

The 'egg' chairs and other classic Danish design touches are nice but the management needs to redo the lighting in the lobby. It feels gloomy.

Eating and drinking: 

Alberto K is the hotel's fine-dining flagship and is a destination place for non-guests. It's certainly in the top 10 Copenhagen restaurants. The Cafe Royal, by contrast, serves food all day but is really nothing special. I was also disappointed by the bar here. I'd heard good things about it but there are far more atmospheric options and greater choice elswhere - not least at the nearby Nimb Hotel.

Leisure facilities: 

The large fitness centre here is well equipped and modern.

Service: 

I found the service here professional, although being such a large hotel there is a sense that you are a number not a name.

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Who stays there: 

Business travellers and couples on weekend breaks.

Pros: 
Central
Classic design hotel
Cons: 
In need of an update

More information on Radisson SAS Royal Hotel:

Price from:
£99
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Hammerichsgade 1, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1611
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
City Centre

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