Very close to the King's Gardens, the National Art Museum, Rosenborg and Amalienborg castles, not to mention some excellent restaurants, the Christian IV isn't quite in a prime location but it is within walking distance of many of Copenhagen's cultural and historic treasures. It's also reasonably quiet.
The bedrooms are a bit old fashioned with minimal facilities but they are comfortable and quiet. There's free WiFi, and desks to work at. The bathrooms are also a bit old fashioned but clean and adequate.
This is a small hotel so there's not much in the way of public space, apart from the breakfast area.
Eating and drinking
The breakfast buffet is modest but what there is - including bread, pastries and juices - is fresh and tasty. Good restaurants, including Japanese restaurant Umami and fine-dining gem Rasmus Oebeck, are just around the corner. If you're on a budget there's also a deli nearby - perfect for picking up tasty cheeses and cured meat for a picnic in the lovely, quiet gardens next to the hotel.
The hotel has a deal with an excellent gym nearby. It also hires bikes for 125kr a day.
What the Christian IV lacks in modernity or breadth of facilities, it makes up for in the charm and welcome it offers.
Who stays there
Older couples seeking peace and quiet and families with children will find it an appealing option.
As elsewhere in Copenhagen there are deals in the summer holidays and also sometimes at weekends.
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- No fuss
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Service with a smile
- Decent location near historic and cultural sites
- Limited facilities
- Old fashioned rooms