Location, comfort, value, service and style have been my main criteria in selecting my top places.
I have nothing against chain hotels but looking at my list I see they are not heavily represented, even some solid, high quality places. I guess that's because many travellers will be famliiar with the big international brands and I don't feel I'm adding much value by including more of them. Also I think it's because over the decade or so that I've spent inspecting and staying in Copenhagen's hotels I find the independents often try harder. They are more likely to add touches of personality, charm and, if you're lucky, glamour. It's often all too plain that the big chains have decorated their rooms to a spreadsheet formula that demands a certain cost and yield per room.
The joy of Copenhagen is that so many independents and small chains retain a sense of style, occasion and good old hospitality.
* Simonseeks has given star ratings out of five for all accommodation
recommendations. With hotels, these will tally with the hotel's official star rating where
it exists. Where a hotel has no official star rating, and in the case of b & bs and hostels,
the experts have made a judgment as to how many stars the accommodation deserves, in terms
of comfort, level of facilities and so forth.
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