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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- People watching
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Stylish, comfortable rooms
- Welcoming staff
- Lack of leisure or other facilities
- Location slightly out of the city centre