Carlton Hotel Guldsmeden

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Address: Vesterbrogade 66, , Copenhagen, 1620, Denmark

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.2

Comfort and a warm welcome await at this family-friendly small hotel.

The poor relation perhaps of the excellent three-strong Copenhagen Guldsmeden mini-chain, the Carlton nonetheless has everything you expect from its sister hotels - stylish yet cosy rooms, excellent and genuinely enthusiastic service and a good organic breakfast. The location, slightly out of the city centre, and a lack of facilities go against it slightly, but it's still a great hotel for the money.

Location
3
90%
Eating/drinking
2.9
90%
Leisure facilities
2.9
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Value for money
3
90%
Bedrooms
3.5
90%
Public areas
2.9
90%

Location

Tucked back from busy Vesterbrodgade (so a bit hard to find at first), the Carlton is about a kilometre from the city centre. Occupying an old period building, there's space and light. There are good shops, bars and food options on the doorstep. Frequent buses head into the sights and attractions of the city centre.

Bedrooms

The bedrooms are decorated in the trademark Guldsmeden Balinese/French Colonial style. Expect dark wood furniture, wood floors, white-draped four posters, Persian rugs and vibrant art on the walls. They strike an excellent balance between designer cool and homely comfort. The bathrooms are small but attractive with organic toiletries. Some guests take issue with the size of the bathrooms and their wetroom style (common in Copenhagen). The heated bathroom floors and organic mini bars are nice touches though. The rooms in the annexe, set back from the road, offer the quietest rooms but noise doesn't tend to be an issue.

Public areas

There's a small but pleasant breakfast cafe and that's about it here. The Carlton is not a place to linger in.

Eating and drinking

The continental buffet breakfast is very tasty and very reasonable value. Other than this you need to head out into the neighbourhood for eating and drinking options. If you want accomplished food for reasonable prices Les Trois Cochons on Vaerdamsveg is nearby and offers excellent value, three-course set menu French bistro deals.

Leisure facilities

There's nothing in the way of leisure facilities in the hotel. The kids might enjoy the nearby planetarium or you might ask about Spa deals at the Carlton's nearby sister hotel the Axel.

Service

The service, as with its sister chains, is the Carlton's strong point (along with its appealing rooms). It is warm, willing and friendly.

Who stays there

It's an ideal hotel for couples who don't mind being slightly out of the centre and the kind hotel staff are good with kids, so this - and the fact that it's not in the red light district - can make it a good choice for families if you don't mind the lack of leisure facilities.

Price advice

As it's slightly cheaper and a bit less popular than its sister hotels, you should be able to get deals if you book far enough ahead.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish, comfortable rooms
  • Welcoming staff
  • Lack of leisure or other facilities
  • Location slightly out of the city centre
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