Scandic Palace Hotel

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Address: Radhuspladsen 57, Copenhagen, 1550, Denmark

Star rating:
4 star hotel

3.4

A classy and historic central Copenhagen hotel.

Inside its florid town hall square exterior, the Scandic Palace retains some of the grandeur of its pre-war heyday with touches of modern style in the public areas and in the spacious rooms. Its combination of a central location, period style and an old school approach to service make it one of Copenhagen's better hotels.

Location
3.6
90%
Eating/drinking
3.2
90%
Leisure facilities
2.9
90%
Service
3.3
90%
Value for money
3
90%
Bedrooms
3.4
90%
Public areas
3.3
90%

Location

Right on the town hall square, the Scandic Palace is extremely well located with the city's sights and shops on the doorstep. It is a busy sqaure though so some noise can make it through into the front facing rooms.

Bedrooms

The spacious rooms with high celiings still look fresh from a 2008 refit, with some lovely reworkings of some of the classic designs from the hotels early heyday more than a century ago. The effect is at once classic and contemporary. The beds are very comfortable, while the linen is high quality as are the feather duvets.

The standard rooms (between 15 and 22 square metres) come equipped with a table and armchair for relaxing, a desk, TV with movie channels, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, trouser press, safe deposit box, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.

In terms of which rooms to opt for, it's a toss up between the rooms facing the square (some with lovely decorative balconies) or the ones facing the serene internal courtyard. The former are good for atmosphere and views while the latter are bettter for peace and quiet.

Public areas

The lobby isn't really a place to spend time in but the town square and the city centre are right outside the door so there's no need to linger inside anyway.

Eating and drinking

The bar and the restaurant, on either side of the main entrance are both pleasing spaces to spend time in. The restaurant is decent but it isn't a destination for non-guests so you will find better in town. The stylish bar is altogether more attractive and is a good place to relax and drink.

Leisure facilities

There's a reasonable gym here and that's about it.

Service

Some travellers have grumbled about patchy service but it wasn't my experience. Everything was clean and all the staff members were friendly and efficient.

Who stays there

Business travellers seeking a stylish sleep, couples wanting affordable luxury.

Price advice

As with many other Copenhagen hotels, weekends are the time to seek deals.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • History
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Old-school style and charm
  • Central
  • Limited leisure facilities
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