The Square

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Address: Radhuspladsen 14, , Copenhagen, 1550, Denmark

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.3

A central mid-range pad for design lovers.

Location and good looks are The Square's two big selling points. It offers classy designer bedrooms right in the centre of town but not much in the way of extra frills or services and street noise can be an issue.

Location
3.8
90%
Eating/drinking
2.9
90%
Leisure facilities
2.9
90%
Service
3.2
90%
Value for money
3.4
90%
Bedrooms
3.7
90%
Public areas
3.3
90%

Location

Facing Copenhagen's town square at the top of the main shopping drag and just two minutes walk from Tivoli Gardens and the main train station, The Square is as central as they come. The proximity to the busy square and some traffic-heavy main roads makes this a decidely urban setting. Good for people watching, less good for getting away from the hubbub.

Bedrooms

The squared-off lines of the panelling and the bold red and black colour scheme works well without being over-powering, although some may think it a little masculine. I like the rooms a lot and, although not huge, they didn't feel cramped. The bathrooms were modern, appealing and spotless. Some rooms come with balconies, but personally I would prefer to save my shekels. The town square view, while appealing, is something I'd like to take in from behind closed windows as the square is busy (and so fairly noisy) day and night. Some travellers on Trip Advisor have complained of noise, not something that bothered me, but it may have helped that my room was higher up, so it may be wise to ask for a room on the upper floors. There's a desk, air con and free high speed internet access.

Public areas

The lobby looks appealing - that black and red colour scheme - complete with classic "Egg" chairs and some clever lighting. There's free WiFi too. It's pleasant enough to hang around in but not a place to spend the day.

Eating and drinking

There's a rather basic buffet breakfast and that's your lot. For lunch, dinner or drinks you need to head out of the hotel. There are loads of pretty average options nearby but the Alexander hotel's attached bistro a few doors down is worth a look in the evenings.

Leisure facilities

Very few is the short answer. Happily there are plenty of interesting diversions on your doorstep so this need not be a problem.

Service

My main interaction was with the front desk, which does get overwhelmed quickly if more than five or six guests descend at the same time. It was a bit chaotic, although the staff members I dealt with were friendly and helpful.

Who stays there

Business travellers, leisure travellers seeking a bit of design glamour and a central location.

Price advice

You should be able to get substantial discounts off rack rates at weekends and in the low season.

Amenities

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

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Live entertainment
  • Nightlife
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Central location
  • Smart design
  • Some street noise
  • Few leisure facilities
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