From vintage to cutting-edge, from a pint to a prosecco this charming city which is often considered to be the gem of Scandinavia caters for all! Enjoy fine dining at world-famous restaurant ‘Noma’, go for a traditional Smørrebrød, party with the best of them in one of the many hip clubs and bars or opt for a romantic stroll in the Tivoli Gardens. Whatever you fancy you will live the fairy tale in this fantastic forward-thinking capital. From our many trips to this fabulous city, here are our collective favourite unique, quirky, unusual and cool hotels in Copenhagen (in no particular order)…
1. Hotel Axel – a beautiful, charming, and stylish Copenhagen boutique hotel
The very popular and highly rated 4-star Axel Hotel enjoys a superb central situated in the ultra-hip Vesterbro area. This area is packed full of organic restaurants and vibrant bars and only a 10-minute walk away from popular tourist attractions including Tivoli Gardens and the Det Ny Theatre.
A cool, contemporary and very striking Copenhagen hotel, it offers bike rental for easy exploring, gorgeously chic and romantic rooms which come with four-poster beds (as well as all mod cons such as free WiFi) and relaxing areas decorated with a minimalist cool ethos with a hint of an exotic Balinese vibe. Other cool hotel highlights include a funky bar, a swish restaurant serving delectable local organic treats, a spa with a sauna and a hot tub, as well as a zen-like garden complete with sofas and a fireplace.
Although arguably its biggest draw is the lush rooftop terrace complete with a hot tub which offers unrivalled views of the city both day or night – there’s no better way to relax after a long day exploring Copenhagen (or hanging out at the Carlsberg brewery which is only a short walk away) than to lounge on the terrace or in the steamy hot tub watching the hustle and bustle of the beautiful city below.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Axel Guldsmeden
2. Manon les Suites – a fabulous all-suite design hotel
Part of the much loved Guldsmeden Hotels brand is their latest all-suite 4-star exceptionally rated hotel offering which is located right in the centre of the city’s most attractive sights. The trendy brand is all about offering exceptional service in a relaxed, sustainable, and hip and happy environment – much like Copenhagen itself!
Manon Les Suites are located only a 13-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens and here you can stay in stylish 1- to 2-bedroom suites (designed to accommodate a group of up to 5) which offer a warm “Hygge”esque vibe with Wi-Fi and 4-poster beds, plus flat-screen TVs and living rooms.
Some suites at this trendsetting Copenhagen hotel offer kitchenettes or terraces. Other fabulous amenities include a cool cafe, a well-equipped fitness centre, a sauna, a relaxed rooftop lounge, and a gorgeous atrium complete with an indoor pool that has to be seen to be believed! You honestly won’t want to leave!
- To book, check prices or availability for Manon Les Suites Copenhagen
3. Carlton Guldsmeden – a beautiful boutique hotel with bohemian style decor
This nouveau bohemian jewel is situated in the heart of Copenhagen’s most trendy neighbourhood of Vesterbro and just 10 mins from the central train station and Tivoli Gardens. Following a completely green and sustainable ethos with a personal service, this unique Copenhagen eco-hotel offers beautiful boutique rooms with wooden four-poster beds and decor a winning combination of vintage kitsch and contemporary design.
The relaxed and romantic rooms offer gorgeous decor as well as flat-screen TVs and designer toiletries, upgraded rooms offer canopy beds, balconies, and a lounge. Enjoy beautiful art by local artists at the highly-rated Carlton Guldsmeden and fill up on the famous and fabulous all organic breakfast in the on-site Carlton Cantina. A truly blissful, beautiful, and romantic Copenhagen stay!
- To book, check prices or availability for Carlton Guldsmeden
4. CPH Living – a trendy and unique boat hotel
Take in panoramic city views from this trendy and unique Copenhagen hotel boat located right at the heart of the city harbour (between the islands of Brygge and Christianshavn 1.6 km away from Tivoli Gardens).
The very hip CPH Living is geo-thermally heated and has a sleek contemporary design with wooden floors, floor to ceiling windows and romantic French balconies which offer superb harbour views and of the city’s most famous landmarks such as the Black Diamond Royal Library (which is a masterpiece of contemporary Danish design)!
There’s 12 double rooms to choose from and all come with free WiFi and other mod cons such as flat-screen TVs, it’s a truly fantastic way to see Copenhagen from a different angle!
Why just ogle the boats docked along the city’s waterways when you can go one better and actually stay in your own floating holiday home? Other hotel highlights include complimentary breakfast and hot drinks, loaner bikes and a very cool rooftop terrace that comes complete with seating and sun loungers – blissful!
- Prices from $120 a night
- To book, check prices or availability for CPH Living Copenhagen
5. Bertrams Guldsmeden – an adult’s only romantic retreat
A superb boutique and eco-friendly hotel, the exceptionally rated Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden is just quarter of an hour away on foot from Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen’s central station. The cool and beautiful Copenhagen abode opened in 2005 with 47 rooms, cosy lounges, a whimsical garden courtyard, and an organic café on the ground floor. Décor is traditional Balinese with rooms blending Persian carpets, flat-screen televisions with sumptuous duvets with romantic 4-poster beds.
Each of the cosy rooms has a desk, fans, uniquely decorated bathrooms featuring outstanding bathtubs, rainfall showers, crisp white linens, trendy wooden floors with organic toiletries exclusively Guldsmeden. Breakfasts are memorable and buffets consisting of organic products and lots of homemade products with delicious locally baked bread.
Bertrams is an adult’s only establishment and offers other amenities such as bike rental services, easily accessible nightlife, shopping, and dining options close by – a cosy, romantic retreat in Copenhagen!
- To book, check prices or availability for Bertrams Guldsmeden
6. Hotel SP34 – a hip Copenhagen hotel located in the trendy Latin Quarter
Located in the trendy Latin Quarter, just an 11-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens, it’s highly likely when you check into the exceptionally rated 4-star Hotel SP34 that you won’t want to step outside and explore Copenhagen at all!
The spacious Nordic-inspired rooms – which come with designer toiletries, free WiFi, and flat-screen TVs – are guaranteed to deal a huge dose of Scandi cool while the facilities available at the hotel will ensure your every need is catered to.
Highlights include an in-house vintage-esque cinema, a designated ‘wine hour’ from 5-6pm offering a glass of wine on the house, (chosen by the wine committee), three stylish restaurants, a rooftop terrace, a gym and not to mention the organic breakfast all of which, will ensure that your stay at this gorgeous Copenhagen hotel is an all-around holistic experience!
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel SP34 Copenhagen
7. Babette Guldsmeden – a gorgeous and very Instagrammble boutique hotel with Balinese-style furnishings
The exceptionally rated Babette Guldsmeden offers a totally unique hospitality experience with many nooks and crannies to chill in, including an orangery and courtyard which is an absolute oasis of calm. The contemporary Copenhagen accommodation is located in the most historical area of Copenhagen and embraces the charm that characterises the history of the city, guests are a stone’s throw from The Little Mermaid, the Royal Palace, and the Kastelle and even a beautifully preserved 16th-century fortress lies just across the road!
The cool and unique rooms are beautifully decorated with individual decor, 4-poster beds, and original artwork as well as free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and the hotel’s own organic toiletries. With a strong eco/sustainable ethos the bistro-style cuisine is completely organic and locally sourced as well as the onsite Babette’s Feast restaurant, which also has an organic wine and cocktail bar.
With a strong commitment to sustainability, their menus are peppered with seasonal, locally sourced organic produce to ensure that guests can enjoy the true taste of Denmark after a day of sightseeing. Afterwards, retire to one of their many fabulously decorated rooms with oodles of eco-credentials and interesting features – just beautiful!
- To book, check prices or availability for Babette Guldsmeden
8. Hotel Ottilia – a gorgeous design hotel with typical Scandi decor
This gorgeous and trendy Copenhagen hotel is a true Danish icon, as it was formerly known as the Old Carlsberg Brewery! However, it is now a luxury 4-star hotel with an “industrial chic design”. The rooms feature concrete walls and open lighting installations. Some rooms even have round windows with a built-in seat so you can sit in them!
In all the suites, you get the luxury of an all-inclusive service – unlimited bar, organic breakfast and even a fitness kit in your room. However, all rooms have these features as add-ons, plus a wine hour from 5-6pm each day where the wine is on the house!
With an Italian restaurant on the top floor boasting fabulous 360-degree views of Copenhagen, you may never want to leave this hotel. However, if you do, you’re very close to Tivioli Gardens and Copenhagen train station so you can reach other areas of the city very easily.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Ottilia Copenhagen
9. 71 Nyhavn – a cozy and intimate design hotel housed in a stunning converted warehouse
This hip Copenhagen hotel is all about location, location, location but with a gorgeous design and luxury comforts thrown in! Nyhavn is the iconic 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in the city and the exceptionally rated 4-star 71 Nyhavn is housed in a 200-year-old building which began its life as two warehouses overlooking the canal (just an 8-minute walk from a metro station).
With unparalleled views of the city and a much sort after location, it is one of the most unique hotel experiences in Copenhagen oozing character and charm. The east-facing executive rooms give guests a wonderful opportunity to see the sunrise over the city while the Red Warehouse rooms (the older of the two) are carefully decorated with Danish pearls and all feature wonderful wood beams and free WiFi and some come with sublime harbour views.
Although the hotel wants to be remembered as providing the ultimate in uniqueness, they do offer a personal guide and bike rental so you can explore the city before returning for a sumptuous meal at the recently renovated SEA restaurant or a cocktail in the cosy bar. Fabulous!
- To book, check prices or availability for 71 Nyhavn Copenhagen
10. Hotel Herman K – a gorgeous upscale design hotel perfect for Instagrammers
This stunning 5-star hotel is impressive from start to finish. You will be welcomed into the hotel lobby with an industrial-chic de?cor and 40 foot high ceilings. You’re smack in the middle of Copenhagen’s city centre here, with Kongens Nytorv just on the doorstep.
This translates to “Kings New Square” and is home to prominent buildings such as The Royal Theatre and Christiansborg Palace. You are within walking distance to major sights and attractions.
However, the Hotel Herman K itself is worth spending time in, as each room has an HD flat-screen TV plus its own fitness kit so you can work out in the room. Plus, you get a complimentary wine hour from 5-6pm and a complimentary spirits hour from 10-11pm!
The suites have an all-inclusive bar, breakfast included and its own balcony. You can even get a two-bedroom suite or even a penthouse suite with its very own roof terrace!
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Herman K
11. The Alexandra Hotel – a unique hotel with mid-century modern interiors
Housed in a central neoclassical row building only a 7-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens, this unique Copenhagen boutique hotel is the place to head to if you fancy yourself as a bit of an interior design buff or a connoisseur of vintage decor.
All of the rooms at the highly-rated The Alexandra Hotel are impeccably furnished in a certain era – either 1950’s or the 1960’s. There’s also the option to splash out on a classic Danish design room inspired by famous 20th Century designers or even spend your stay in the colourful collector’s suite (amidst genuine antique furniture collected by Anders Peters). All the rooms have modern amenities though includes iPod docks, free WiFi, and flat-screen TVs.
As if this isn’t enough you can also help yourself to drinks in the hotel’s very own self-serve Honesty Bar, enjoy delicious Vietnamese fine dining in the Le Le Restaurant or something simpler but just as tasty from the onsite Le Le Street Kitchen. After all the excitement you can unwind on a chaise lounge with a glass of champagne or special cocktail in the sophisticated Tiger Bar….honestly, could it get any classier?
- To book, check prices or availability for The Alexandra Hotel
12. Bryggen Guldsmeden – a gorgeous new boutique hotel located in the Islands Brygge neighbourhood
The Bryggen Guldsmeden hotel is located in Gullfossgarde, in trendy Islands Brygge, which is just a 6-minute walk to the metro station and is known for its buzzing waterfront and being near the city’s nature reserve. Here, you can get to the airport in 15 minutes and easily visit other parts of Copenhagen.
The beautiful boutique hotel has a very unique Nordic-meets-Bali style, giving that luxurious feel that doesn’t come across pretentious. The chic Copenhagen accommodation has a 24-hour concierge service, free WiFi, a fitness centre, a restaurant, bar, and shared lounge, plus a charming garden and terrace so you can make the most of the summer days.
- To book, check prices or availability for Bryggen Guldsmeden
13. CitizenM Hotel Copenhagen – a fun, funky and colourful perfect for millennials and Gen Zs
The first thing you will notice that’s different about this cool and funky Copenhagen hotel is that the living room (not a lobby!) is located on the top floor! So, your first impressions when entering the hotel is a stunning view of Copenhagen from above!
The classic features of CitzenM hotels are present here: giant comfy beds with a MoodPod, making your room completely “smart”, a rainfall shower, fast and free WiFi, plus their famous 1-minute check-in and check out.
The CitizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen features murals with Danish artists, both on the inside and the outside of the hotel, so it’s a stylish place to sit and drink. Tivioli Gardens and City Hall are just a short walk away.
- To book, check prices or availability for CitizenM Copenhagen
14. Nobis Hotel – a refined and highly Instagrammable boutique hotel housed in a 1903 neoclassical building
This gorgeous boutique hotel is one of history, as it’s housed in a Scandinavian building built in 1903! However, the design inside is exceptionally modern, with and bright and airy feel.
Each room at the Nobis Hotel is designed very neutrally with a classic and timeless feel, equipped with Scandinavian furniture and black marble in the bathrooms.
The Nobis hotel has a fitness centre and spa, which guests get free access to. Here, they can relax in a cold plunge pool, plus enjoy a Hammam hot stone and sauna.
The stunning hotel is just 700 yards from Copenhagen Central Station and a few minutes’ walk from several museums, design centres, and City Hall. It’s ideal for a visit at Christmas as this is where the Copenhagen Christmas market is!
- To book, check prices or availability for Nobis Hotel Copenhagen
15. Andersen Boutique Hotel – a cool and funky reasonably priced boutique hotel
We loved this very cool Copenhagen boutique hotel! Situated in Vesterbro, Copenhagen’s hippest quarter, the impeccably designed and exceptionally rated 4-star Andersen Boutique Hotel endeavours to amplify the vibe of the city within its walls. The fresh cool rooms exemplify the unique contemporary attitude of the city and provide a peaceful retreat from the bustling ‘Meat Packing District’ in which the hotel is situated.
It made the perfect base to explore the fantastic nightlife of the city but is still within a 7-minute walk from Copenhagen Central Station and a 7-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens.
A funky eclectic retro vibe flows throughout the hotel, bar, and restaurant and rooms offer individual decor and all mod cons such as free WiFi as well as gorgeous courtyard views. Take a stroll with your morning coffee and just soak up the atmosphere from this little masterpiece of retro-modern design. Fun, funky, and colourful, you cannot help but fall for its wonderful charms!
- To book, check prices or availability for Andersen Boutique Hotel
16. Ibsens Hotel – a boutique hotel with chic retro/modern decor
Characterised by its cosy laid back atmosphere and art-laden boutique rooms, this charming little cool hotel in Copenhagen offers a home away from home but in a cosy retro bubble filled with striking fabrics, furniture and wooden beams. Oh, and if you are a struggling artist the highly rated Ibsens Hotel offers hefty discounts on room prices in return for artworks – wonderful! Its location is suitably arty too – it’s based in Nansensgade in central Copenhagen which is known for its abundance of cafés and trendy shops.
To boost the friendly factor, the hip Copenhagen abode hosts a cosy hour from 5 pm to encourage guests to mingle and make friends whilst enjoying some seasonal nibbles. The trendy hotel sees itself as a reflection of the area in which it is situated, using as much as possible organic produce from the locality.
It has its own Italian restaurant ‘La Rocca’ where you can enjoy delicious home-cooked food out in the courtyard on warm summer nights, or if you’re a sucker for sushi there is also a Japanese restaurant on site! If you’re worried about all the tasty food going straight to your hips you can take advantage of the fitness facilities in the hotel next door!
- To book, check prices or availability for Ibsens Hotel Copenhagen
17. Tivoli Hotel – a fairy tale themed hotel located very near Tivoli Gardens
The highly-rated 4-star Tivoli Hotel located in the heart of the city boasts beautifully themed rooms which reflect the fairytale atmosphere of Copenhagen and nearby Tivoli Gardens. With over 600 sound-proofed rooms ranging from standards to family suites, this unique Copenhagen accommodation hotel would meet the needs of even the most intrepid traveller.
It has excellent facilities including a swimming pool, gym, and indoor and outdoor play areas for children. Relax in the peaceful Columbine gardens, take home some wonderful holiday memories by getting your photo taken against the Harlequin wall or enjoy delicious food in one of the in-house eateries.
All this is just minutes away from the Danish capital’s main attractions, for a touch of luxury and storybook glamour you can’t beat this modern and innovative Copenhagen hotel!
- To book, check prices or availability for Tivoli Hotel Copenhagen
18. Hotel Bella Sky – a trendy contemporary hotel offering fabulous views
With its two massive towers leaning away from each other at 15 degrees, this very trendy Copenhagen hotel is as much an architectural landmark as it is a hotel. Opened in May 2011, the 814-room building designed by architects 3XN is the largest hotel in Scandinavia and features contemporary minimalist decor and floor-to-ceiling windows as well as all the usual mod cons.
The 4-star exceptionally rated Hotel Bella Sky is located in the developing new-town area of Ørestad between the city centre and the airport, and although the area is probably better known for its innovative architecture than a lively atmosphere, the metro next door will take you to central Copenhagen in just 10 minutes.
Otherwise just be entertained by the three restaurants (one with a lush living wall), modern spa, gym, or the Sky Bar on the 23rd floor will provide you with unrivalled views of the Danish capital and the surrounding meadows.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen
19. First Hotel Kong Frederik – a polished, library-themed hotel
This chic and cool Copenhagen hotel is a seriously classy stay! Located in a fantastic central location only a 9-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens, the former coaching house turned recently refurbished hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Copenhagen. Decked out in an elegant townhouse-style, the swish decor features solid mahogany furniture combined with velvety fabrics and deep rich colours.
Rooms at the 4-star highly rated First Hotel Kong Frederik feature bathrooms with gorgeous classic bathtubs (as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs) and upgraded rooms feature separate lounge areas, dining tables and/or terraces.
The hotel’s secluded atrium or rooftop terrace makes the ideal stop for a mid-morning coffee and the rustic-chic Italian restaurant is perfect for evening relaxing. Romantic, peaceful but in a central location that ensures you’re close to all the action…yep this polished Danish hotel isn’t a bad choice at all!
- To book, check prices or availability for First Hotel Kong Frederik
20. Comfort Hotel – a funky pet and family-friendly hotel
In Vesterbrogade you’ll find Vesterbro, close to Tivoli and Copenhagen Central station with Copenhagen University 1.1km or so away surrounded by the hippest nightclubs, restaurants, and bars in town.
A contemporary feel greets you at the 4-star highly rated Comfort Hotel with trendy touches all around the 400 rooms. The guest rooms at this cool and trendy Copenhagen hotel have a funky, colourful design and feature free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a cool Bruno Mathsson chair, toiletries. Also pet-friendly and family-friendly (they offer cots) with individual heating, parquet floors, in-room safes, terraces, soundproofed rooms and rollaway beds.
Fantastic courtyard and street views are assured with buffet breakfast included in the room price featuring health and organic options. The Plectrum restaurant offers a range of delicious appetizers and don’t leave without spending some time in the hotel bar for some real Danish beer and lavish wine!
- To book, check prices or availability for Comfort Hotel Copenhagen
21. Scandic Hotel – a contemporary and stylish waterfront hotel
Since 1971, the 4-star highly rated Scandic Hotel has been offering eco-friendly excellence. The 2005 remodelling gave the hotel a very modern feel, particularly its contemporary designed 486 rooms in 18 floors with either a country or city theme.
The contemporary waterfront hotel can be approached from Tivoli Gardens and Central station Copenhagen around 500 meters away within a stone’s throw of Tycho Brahe Planetarium. The organic breakfast buffets at the Scandic cater for lactose and gluten-free with fairtrade coffee generously available.
Each modern soundproofed room includes a bathtub and aircon with waterfront or city view rooms being the most popular. Bonuses include playrooms for children, two bars, a sauna, and snack shop, personal climate control and IDD phones, concierge services plus self-catering tea/coffee makers, and dishwashers.
Bikes and rental cars are available for local exploration including an onsite jogging track, gymnastic lessons, and a state-of-the-art gym – phew!
- To book, check prices or availability for Scandic Hotel Copenhagen
22. Skt. Petri – a chic upscale hotel located in the Latin Quarter
Located only 5 minutes away from Nørreport Station, the 5-star exceptionally rated Skt.Petri Hotel is a hip choice in the Latin quarter with Rosenborg Slot 17th century castle, Kunst gallery, and Statens Museum just minutes away. Rooms are customized and modern with designer Platner side chairs, Boca Do Lobo lamps, and great views of the city.
Opt for a Petri Suite with a French balcony or terrace and luxury bathrooms, a Meadow Theme Suites offering music, gaming, library or football suites with courtyard views and twin or king-size beds, separate bathtubs, shower and a host of other amenities or the Star Suite, a unique one-bedroom roomy choice with a penthouse terrace featuring conference dining table for six, guest lavatory, king-size bed, sauna, shower, and Jacuzzi.
A lively cocktail lounge, classic Scandinavian restaurant, and bar/café are a must stop for drinks, light snacks or fancy feasts. Bike rentals and babysitting services are provided with pets allowed upon request.
- To book, check prices or availability for Skt.Petri Hotel Copenhagen
23. Wakeup Budget Hotels – a trendy budget hotel option
Modern, minimalist and stylish these new sister hotels are all located in fabulous locations (and this one slap bang in the city centre) and designed by the famous Danish architect Kim Utzon. They are the perfect compromise for the stylish budget traveller and are increasingly popular hip city option with continually good ratings.
The modern, functional, and consistent design at the Wake Up Budget Hotel creates the setting for a wonderful stay for this impressive city centre brand. The clean lines and fresh cool concept will rival higher-priced alternatives and the reasonable prices mean you’ll have a bit extra to spend in the gorgeous boutiques and cafe’s around the city!
- Prices from $70 a night
- To book, check prices or availability for Wake Up Budget Hotel
24. Danhostel Copenhagen City – a unique 5-star design hostel
This super cool design hostel which overlooks the central port of Copenhagen (just a 9-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens) is probably the only one in the world to share a furniture designer (the Danish company GUBI) with the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The 15-story contemporary hostel is located in an old trade union headquarters and overlooks Copenhagen’s central canal.
From here it’s just a hop and a skip to the main railway station and the town hall square, or you can pop over Langebro bridge and jump in the open-air harbour pool by the Island’s Brygge waterfront. The very trendy highly rated Danhostel offers shared rooms or private rooms all with an en-suite with a shower and free WiFi. Other amenities include a shared kitchen, a cafe, and a very cool bar – not a bad choice at all!
- To book, check prices or availability for Danhostel Copenhagen
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Beth was born under a wandering star, with drama in her veins and ink in her pen. After stints studying theatre in Dublin and Utrecht she used her creative streak to see as much of the world as she could on as little money. She toured Italian Schools with a children’s theatre troop, lived as an au-pair in both Rome and Washington DC, explored the British countryside, worked her way through much of Europe, Salsa danced in Cuba and road tripped down America’s west coast where she discovered her spiritual home; Portland, Oregon. In between adventures she resides peacefully with her family, cats and ukulele.