The Alexandra is very central - it overlooks the town square and is near the main shopping street (Stroget), the train station and Tivoli gardens. One side faces the wide, busy street running along the town square so noise can be an issue.
The rooms are unique and appealing in a retro style. The 'design room' and 'de luxe' categories feature classic furniture from the likes of Juul and Jacobsen (and cost extra of course). The decor could be from the 1950s, but I mean that in a good way.
Standard room sizes do tend to be on the small side so check what you're getting before you book. Some of the fittings show their age - some of the beds are old school and creak a little and the bathrooms are long in the tooth.
It's important to bear in mind this is a retro hotel so there's not every modern convenience (although they do extend to include high speed internet, flatscreen TVs and hair dryers). There are fans rather than air con though, and in the wrong rooms this can mean choosing to be hot in stuffy weather or opening windows and letting in street noise. Ask for a courtyard-facing room (although these are a bit darker if not actually gloomy) and away from the ground floor bistro to avoid disturbance.
The small lobby and lounge are stylish and cosy. Apart from the bistro, that's about it.
Eating and drinking
The restaurant is an appealing, bright space for the excellent organic breakfast and serves very polished bistro food in the evenings and offers reasonable value for Copenhagen. There's a decent wine list too.
There's not much on offer here apart from the Mirage spa, which offers the usual pampering treatments.
The service is friendly and personal and is cited by many guests as one of the key reasons to stay here. Having said that it's not a full service, concierge kind of place.
Who stays there
Design lovers and couples seeking retro style and comfort.
- Culture vultures
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Lovely interiors
- Street noise can be a problem in some rooms
- Some older fittings creak a bit