Omena Hotel Copenhagen

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Address: Colbjørnsensgade 5-11, Copenhagen, 1652, Denmark

Star rating:

2.9

Clean, modern and value for money - but lacking a human touch.

Don't expect service with a smile, in fact don't expect anyone smiling at the Omena. It's run by machines, or to be more precise, it's run by the internet. There are no staff here, you just book a room and get a room code. Security is not the issue you might think as guests have to negotiate a battery of pass-code-protected doors and the hotel is monitored by CCTV.

If that sounds like a 1984 Big Brother nightmare, it's not - but it is impersonal and bland. There's no human touch here - they cost too damn much. The reason you'd stay, of course, is for the very cheap rates and the central location. For groups or families of up to five and those wanting to do some limited self catering, it can be a real bargain.

Location
3.2
90%
Eating/drinking
1.7
90%
Leisure facilities
1.7
90%
Service
2
90%
Value for money
3.7
90%
Bedrooms
2.9
90%
Public areas
2.1
90%

Location

The location is unarguably central. Close to the main train station and to Tivoli gardens. It's in the red light district, which may put some off, but that sounds worse than it is. Vesterbro is also packed with cool bars, food places and cafes and the red light element is limited to a few down-at-heel sex shops. Although it's a slightly scruffy neighbourhood, it is safe and you won't get hassled.

Bedrooms

The bedrooms are all the same size (surprisingly generous for singles or couples) and are all identical. They can sleep up to four adults plus a baby if you pre-arrange for a cot. Cherry wood floors and wall edging, plus the red fabric decor give the rooms a bit more cheer than you might expect. The bathrooms are bland and functional, however.

Facilities include free WiFi and flatscreen TVs, a kettle, microwave, a table seating four and a small firdge (but no iron or ironing board).

Public areas

There's a small lobby with a phone and help point but other than that there are no public areas.

Eating and drinking

There are no food or drink options at the Omena, so you'll have to head outside, where you'll find plenty of places to choose from. The nearby meat-packing district offers some good choices and if you're on a budget there are inexpensive kebab and fast food places and some small supermarkets.

Leisure facilities

The nearby DGI Byens pool and leisure centre is a good option for families if the weather's poor. The Tivoli gardens are just around the corner.

Service

Most of your interaction with hotel will be booking online beforehand. You can contact someone via your TV or from the lobby phone, but no human staff stay on-site. It's all very mechanistic - including set check in and check out times. It should all work like clockwork, but it's pretty cheerless.

Who stays there

Budget travellers of all stripes, but especially families.

Price advice

The prices are seldom that high here but they are heavily dependent on demand so you can get some amazingly low prices if you book in good time.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Nightlife
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss

Pros & Cons

  • Very cheap multi-person, family-friendly rooms
  • Good location
  • A bit cheerless
  • No human service at all
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