The Square

Radhuspladsen 14, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1550

Price from: £55

The Square lobby

By Andrew Stone, your Copenhagen expert

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#18 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Copenhagen
Expert overall rating:3.3 out of 5
Location:
3.8
3.8
Bedrooms:
3.7
3.7
Eating/drinking:
2.9
2.9
Public areas:
3.3
3.3
Leisure facilities:
2.9
2.9
Service:
3.2
3.2
Value for money:
3.4
3.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Design and architecture, Live entertainment, Nightlife, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Expert review of The Square

A central mid-range pad for design lovers.

Location and good looks are The Square's two big selling points. It offers classy designer bedrooms right in the centre of town but not much in the way of extra frills or services and street noise can be an issue.

Location: 

Facing Copenhagen's town square at the top of the main shopping drag and just two minutes walk from Tivoli Gardens and the main train station, The Square is as central as they come. The proximity to the busy square and some traffic-heavy main roads makes this a decidely urban setting. Good for people watching, less good for getting away from the hubbub.

Bedrooms: 

The squared-off lines of the panelling and the bold red and black colour scheme works well without being over-powering, although some may think it a little masculine. I like the rooms a lot and, although not huge, they didn't feel cramped. The bathrooms were modern, appealing and spotless. Some rooms come with balconies, but personally I would prefer to save my shekels. The town square view, while appealing, is something I'd like to take in from behind closed windows as the square is busy (and so fairly noisy) day and night. Some travellers on Trip Advisor have complained of noise, not something that bothered me, but it may have helped that my room was higher up, so it may be wise to ask for a room on the upper floors. There's a desk, air con and free high speed internet access.

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Public areas: 

The lobby looks appealing - that black and red colour scheme - complete with classic "Egg" chairs and some clever lighting. There's free WiFi too. It's pleasant enough to hang around in but not a place to spend the day.

Eating and drinking: 

There's a rather basic buffet breakfast and that's your lot. For lunch, dinner or drinks you need to head out of the hotel. There are loads of pretty average options nearby but the Alexander hotel's attached bistro a few doors down is worth a look in the evenings.

Leisure facilities: 

Very few is the short answer. Happily there are plenty of interesting diversions on your doorstep so this need not be a problem.

Service: 

My main interaction was with the front desk, which does get overwhelmed quickly if more than five or six guests descend at the same time. It was a bit chaotic, although the staff members I dealt with were friendly and helpful.

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Who stays there: 

Business travellers, leisure travellers seeking a bit of design glamour and a central location.

Price advice: 

You should be able to get substantial discounts off rack rates at weekends and in the low season.

Pros: 
Central location
Smart design
Cons: 
Some street noise
Few leisure facilities

More information on The Square:

Price from:
£55
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Radhuspladsen 14, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1550
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
City Centre

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