A five-minute walk from the main station and a couple of minute's walk from Stroget, the main shopping drag, you can't get much more central than this. Occupying a narrow city street with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, it's in the heart of the action.
The bedrooms are stylish and contemporary with bold blocks of colour, appealing black slate bathrooms and warm ash wood laminate flooring that makes an alluring mix of media and textures. Standard room sizes are not generous (and the doubles are smaller than queen size so certainly not massive). If lack of space bothers you, consider upgrading to the more generous superior rooms. Many rooms lack air con, which earns some complaints from guests (during the summer in particular) as noise (and cigarette smoke) from the courtyard can be a problem in warm weather. Noise can also be an issue in the street-facing rooms if you leave the window open. There's free WiFi in the rooms.
The image of a woman with her skirt over her head greets you as you walk in. It's provocative but also fun, which seems to sum up the hotel. It's a livewire of a lodging, boasting three drinking dens (the feted Honey Ryder cocktail bar, the gimmicky Ice Bar and the louche, stylish wine bar where you can sample lots of wines in small amounts).
While it may not be for those seeking peace and quiet, neither is it the chaotic place of bacchanalia you might expect. It is generally a pretty calm place apart perhaps from Friday and Saturday nights.
Eating and drinking
This is the place to come for a drink. The Honey Ryder bar mixes some excellent 'molecular' cocktails and the Enomatic wine bar offers the chance to sample some well chosen wines.
The organic breakfast is tasty and healthy (perhaps too healthy for those seeking a gut-busting fry up) and there's a buffet with snacks on tap for guests, including afternoon cake.
There's not much in the way of other hotel facilities, but hey, Copenhagen is on your doorstep.
The front desk were friendly and efficient when I visited although it's small and when more than two or three guests descend on it they can start getting over run a bit.
Who stays there
City break couples seeking a lively eating, drinking, shopping and partying weekend. Business travellers in the week escaping the corporate and predictable.
You're less likely to get a deal at the weekend than with other hotels in town.
- Business travellers
- Stag / hen parties
- People watching
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Lively bars
- Stylish interior
- Central location
- No air con
- Noise can be an issue