Top 15 Cool and Unique Hotels in Copenhagen (tried and tested)

Wherever you stay, you will live the fairy tale in the utopia-like capital of Copenhagen. From my many trips to this elegant city (one of my favorite cities in the world!) and staying and trying out many hotels, here is my final collection of cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen, Denmark…

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Hotel Axel

A beautiful Copenhagen boutique hotel

A chic and beautiful Copenhagen boutique hotel

This eco-friendly boutique has a superb central location in the hip Vesterbro area which is full of organic restaurants and vibrant bars and only a 10-minute walk away from Tivoli Gardens and the Det Ny Theater. I thought the design, which is Scandi chic with a hint of exotic Balinese, made the hotel stand out and the vibe was trendy and romantic. The staff were helpful but not too intrusive. 

My room came with a wooden four-poster bed, hardwood floors, art, and modern conveniences, such as free WiFi, a wall-mounted TV, and free cable channels. Some had balconies and I would highly recommend opting for a garden view if available!

My highlights included the delicious all-organic restaurant which served breakfast (the freshly baked bread was my favourite!) and evening meals, the funky bar (I would suggest trying their signature cocktail!), their very green zen-like courtyard garden, their loaner bike service and their atmospheric candlelit spa with a sauna, steam bath a hot tub and organic products.


Romantic rooms

some with 4-poster beds and hot tubs

Funky courtyard bar and zen-like gardens

Onsite Balinese-inspired spa

Eco-friendly ethos and organic breakfast


Breakfast isn't included in the room rate

No swimming pool

No onsite parking

Best For Instagrammable Decor

Manon les Suites

Manon les Suites - a fabulous all-suite design hotel

Manon les Suites - a cool all-suite design hotel

This is an all-suite 5-star hotel located in the city centre near Vesterport train station and only a 13-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens. The design is trendy, unique, and eye-catching and the vibe is relaxed but upbeat.

I was immediately struck by the wow factor inside, especially the beautiful atrium that came with a generously sized indoor swimming pool and lashings of greenery. It had the feeling of being on an exotic Balinese holiday! Staff were friendly and approachable too which was another big plus for me.

My guest room was a stylish suite that exuded a warm “Hygge”esque vibe. It came with Wi-Fi a four-poster bed, a flat-screen TV, and a cozy living area. If you’re staying longer or have a family I would recommend opting for a suite with a kitchenette.

A tasty all-organic breakfast was available for a fee and other highlights for me included the sauna, gym, funky cafe, and the rooftop Asian fusion organic restaurant overseen by Michelin-star chef Nan Kanokwan Kortaisong. I would recommend dining on the Vegan seaweed caviar while gazing at the views of Copenhagen’s lakes! For me it was bliss! 


Stunning indoor jungle-themed swimming pool

Rooftop sauna & spa

Suites with great facilities and decor

Fitness centre and cool cafe


Breakfast isn't included

Some noise from the pool area

No onsite parking

Best For Boutique

66 Guldsmeden

Carlton Guldsmeden - a beautiful boutique hotel in Copenhagen

Carlton Guldsmeden - a boutique hotel in Copenhagen

This eco-friendly boutique hotel is located in trendy Vesterbro, just 10 minutes from the central train station and Tivoli Gardens. I love this buzzy area as it’s full of cool design shops and lots of hipster-friendly bars and clubs. The design is very striking (Instagrammers would have a field day here!) and mixes a contemporary Scandi-chic design with boho and exotic Balinese features. The staff prides themselves on offering a personalised and attentive service and it really showed when I was here! 

There were 74 rooms in total and my room was dreamy and featured a romantic wooden four-poster bed, hardwood floors, a Persian rug, and modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs and designer toiletries. Some rooms are compact so I would suggest upgrading to a larger room if you can and some even offer balconies, and a separate lounge area.

I started my day with an all-organic breakfast offered at the on-site 66 Cantina and there were also light snacks served throughout the day along with a bar that served a range of spirits and cocktails. I would highly recommend their organic open-faced sandwiches! Another stand-out feature was their onsite Airstream retro campervans where you can stay as an alternative option! 


Close to main city attractions

Sustainable and eco-friendly ethos

Modern rooms

some with private balconies

An onsite restaurant/cafe and fireplace


Pets and parking are charged extra

Thin walls

No onsite spa

No onsite swimming pool

Best For Unique Stay

CPH Living

Hotel CPH Living

CPH Living - a trendy and unique boat hotel in Copenhagen

The CPH Living is a unique floating hotel moored in a prime location on the Port of Copenhagen, with picturesque river views and just a 15-minute walk from Copenhagen Central Station. Inside I found the design tasteful and charming with a typical Danish design and the vibe was relaxed and low-key. This is an affordable option and I found it was decorated to a mid-range level.

There were 12 double rooms in total and my room/cabin had minimalistic decor with hard wooden floors and my favorite, the large floor-to-ceiling windows so I could gaze at the water the whole time I was in there. Other amenities included a workspace, heated floors (loved this!), free WiFi, and a flat-screen TV. The large communal seating area was a great place to connect with other guests and share travel stories in a laid-back setting! 

My favourite standout features were its geothermal heating system, the rooftop terrace which came with relaxing sun loungers and great views, and the loaner bike service. I’d also recommend taking advantage of the free coffee which was available all day from their reception area! 


Floating hotel with scenic river views

Modern decor with contemporary furniture

Rooftop terrace with sun loungers

Geothermal heating system


Lively at night due to busy location

Lack of storage space in bathrooms

Limited onsite amenities

Best For Partying

25hours Hotel Copenhagen Indre By

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This 4-star boutique hotel has an excellent location in the city’s heart, very near the iconic Nyhavn harbor, the renowned Strøget shopping district, and Tivoli Gardens. Housed in a former porcelain factory, the interiors are designed by London-based Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and are unique and vibrant with a striking blend of colors and vintage prints. The vibe was trendy but friendly, and so were the staff!

My room had a theme of “Passion and Knowledge” which featured sloping roofs, and large windows, lots of cool design details, and came with modern amenities like Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. I would suggest opting for a room with a terrace or a garden if available! 

I dined at the Mediterranean restaurant on-site (I would recommend the Aubergine from the Charcoal Grill), sipped on cocktails at the bar, enjoyed live music at the trendy Boilerman Bar, and then took a relaxing sauna. Aside from the loaner e-bikes my favourite feature was the Vinyl Room, where you can spin records from the 1980s! Wow! 


Striking quirky-chic decor

On-site Mediterranean restaurant

Trendy onsite bar and fitness centre

Vinyl Room spinning retro sounds


No Tea/Coffee makers in rooms

No onsite parking

No onsite spa or pool

Best For Great Views

Scandic CPH Strandpark

Scandic CPH Strandpark - a high-end and modern hotel2

Scandic CPH Strandpark - a high-end and modern hotel Scandic CPH Strandpark - a high-end and modern hotel1

The 4-star Scandic CPH Strandpark has a quiet waterside location near Oresund Bridge, the city, and the airport. Downtown was just a 15-minute drive or taxi ride away. The exterior was large and striking but inside I discovered a zen-like tranquility and a typical minimalistic chic Scandinavian design. 

My room had equally as stylish decor, large windows with sea views, a TV with Chromecast, and free WiFi. There was also a modern gym, a buffet breakfast, and the Seating restaurant that offered a menu focused on healthy and sustainable options although I’d highly recommend the Danish organic fries! The lobby bar and Goody coffee shop catered to all my snack needs. The staff were very pleasant and always keen to help.

My favorite highlight was the rooftop Skybar, which featured a great range of drinks, and indoor and outdoor seating, and the 360-degree views were simply breathtaking. I also loved the modern wellness spa complete with a plunge pool, sauna, and steam bath. I would highly recommend renting a kayak from the hotel and exploring the beckoning waters!


Trendy Industrial-chic design

Floor-to-ceiling windows offering marina views

Rooftop Skybar and panoramic views

Onsite spa and restaurant


Spa facilities are extra

Parking is extra

No swimming pool

Best For Beautiful Decor

Babette Guldsmeden

Babette Guldsmeden - a gorgeous boutique hotel

Babette Guldsmeden - a boutique hotel in Copenhagen

Babette Guldsmeden - a cool Copenhagen boutique hotel

This eco-friendly 4-star boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city’s most historic area just a stone’s throw away from iconic landmarks like The Little Mermaid, the Royal Palace, and the Kastelle. The design is Scandi chic with exotic Balinese-inspired touches with cosy nooks and crannies. The vibe is trendy but informal, the service was personalised and the staff was attentive.

My room was styled in the same unique decor with hard wooden floors, a romantic wooden 4-poster bed, and original artwork, Plus, and had modern amenities like free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and organic toiletries. Some of the rooms were very compact so I’d suggest opting for a superior double as these offer more space.

Other stand-out features were a serene orangery and a courtyard, Babette’s Feast restaurant with organic and locally sourced cuisine (I would recommend the fresh pike fillet with nettle sauce!), the organic wine and cocktail bar, and the fabulous rooftop spa home to a sauna, a daring cold-water bucket bath, an aromatic steam bath and views! 


Striking design four-poster beds and original artwork

Restaurant with organic locally sourced ingredients

Organic wine and cocktail bar

Location near The Little Mermaid


Breakfast isn't included

Some rooms are small

No onsite spa

Best For Great Location

71 Nyhavn

71 Nyhavn - an intimate hotel in Copenhagen

71 Nyhavn - a chic hotel in Copenhagen

This 5-star boutique is tucked away in the iconic 17th-century Nyhavn waterfront district. It’s housed in a 200-year-old building that originally served as two warehouses, and boasts a prime spot overlooking the canal, just an 8-minute walk from a metro station. The overall feel is very much typical of “hygge” but with some nautical nostalgia and stylish Scandi design details too.

There were 130 rooms and I stayed in a room in the Red Warehouse (the older of the two) which featured characterful wood beams, a luxury bed, a Nespresso Machine, a minibar, cosy bathrobes, complimentary WiFi, and a turndown service. Some even offer sublime harbor views and some rooms were very compact so I’d highly recommend booking an east-facing Junior Suite so you have more space can see the impressive sunrise.

I ate an organic breakfast washed down with fair trade coffee in their old warehouse cellar dining room (I highly recommend the homemade pancakes with hazelnut butter!) and tried their creative list of cocktails too. My favourite highlight though was trying their personal guide service and renting a bike to explore the city, which was right on my doorstep! 


Located on the iconic Nyhavn waterfront

Guide and bike rentals

Traditional Danish breakfast buffet

Historic charm and gorgeous waterfront views


Not for the budget-friendly crowd

No onsite spa

No onsite parking

Best For Outdoor Swimming Pool

Bryggen Guldsmeden

Unique hotel in Copenhagen

Bryggen Guldsmeden - a gorgeous new boutique hotel

Bryggen Guldsmeden - a gorgeous new boutique hotel in Copenhagen




Located on Gullfossgade in trendy Islands Brygge, this 4-star boutique is just a 6-minute walk from the metro station, providing quick access to the city center or a 15-minute drive to the airport. The area is known for its vibrant waterfront and proximity to the beautiful nature reserve. The design was Nordic-meets-Bali style which created a luxurious vibe without feeling pretentious and the staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough to help you.

One of my favourite parts was the stunning courtyard garden which came with a zen-like ambiance, with cabanas and a medium-sized heated swimming pool. My guest room was also pretty dreamy with hard wooden floors, a wooden four-poster bed, and floaty fabrics. It came with mod cons like free WiFi, organic toiletries, a flat-screen TV, and hypoallergenic linens. Some rooms were very compact so I suggest opting for a bigger one if you can.

Other amenities included a 24-hour concierge service, a fitness center, a cosy restaurant serving French-inspired cuisine (I’d recommend the seagrass caviar!), and an organic buffet breakfast with plenty of vegetarian options (I loved their acacia honey!), a trendy bar, shared lounge a steam room and that Nordic essential – a sauna! 


Gorgeous outdoor swimming pool and cabanas

Trendy cocktail bar

Fitness centre and onsite sauna

Organic breakfast and restaurant

Vegetarian and gluten-free options


Swimming pool is a bit small

Bar closes early

Breakfast isn't included in the room rate

Best For Eco-friendly

Coco Hotel

Boutique hotels in Copenhagen

Coco Hotel - a casual eco-friendly boutique hotel Coco Hotel - a casual eco-friendly boutique hotel2 This is an elegant 4-star eco-friendly (they have Green Key certification and a solar farm) boutique located in the trendy Vesterbro neighborhood, one of my favourite areas as it’s a lively spot filled with design boutiques, hip bars, and nightclubs. It’s also conveniently close to major attractions, including Tivoli Gardens. This hotel has a unique style with blends Parisian charm with a Danish aesthetic and an elegant, upscale vibe with attentive staff to match.

My room was decorated in their signature blue and white style and came with flatscreen TVs with cable channels, free WiFi a large bed, a well-designed workstation, and interesting wall art! I would recommend booking a room/suite on a higher floor for sloping windows and stunning views of the city skyline.

I started the day with a light Pain au chocolat breakfast at Cafe Coco washed down with “Slayer Expressos” and it also offered organic lighter bites in the day. I suggest you don’t leave without trying their wine bar which has a choice of over 30 wines including organic options. I was also a big fan of sitting in their courtyard and sipping on cocktails! Bliss! 


Eco-friendly with a peaceful courtyard garden

Persian textures mixed with chic Nordic decor

Fun ping-pong room

Tasty buffet breakfast


Some rooms have better views than others

Breakfast buffet is located across the road

Not pet-friendly

Best For Great Breakfast

Hotel SP34

Best boutique hotels in Copenhagen

Quirky hotel in Copenhagen

Chic hotel in Copenhagen

This 4-star rated boutique is located in the trendy and buzzy centrally located Latin Quarter, just an 11-minute stroll from Tivoli Gardens. It’s a charming area with colorful, historic buildings and lots of cafes and restaurants. Inside, the decor is elegant and eye-catching, with lashings of light wood and designer furniture, all accented by plenty of greenery. The vibe was hip but friendly and the staff were too! 

My Nordic-inspired soundproofed room came with hardwood floors, designer toiletries, free WiFi, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. I would also recommend taking advantage of their quirky nightcap service! Some rooms are very compact so consider opting for a larger one if you can.

They served an organic breakfast with gluten-free and vegan options and I was a huge fan of their homemade smoothies and their bar specialised in port wine and organic lager. I would highly recommend attending their sociable nightly ‘wine hour’ from 5-6 p.m. where they serve up wine chosen by the wine committee! 

Other standout highlights were the choice of three stylish restaurants, a gym, a rooftop terrace, and my personal favorite, an in-house retro-style cinema. 


Insta-worthy design and location near Strøget shopping street

In-house cinema and rooftop terrace

Complimentary wine hour

Organic breakfast


Some rooms are small

Chain hotel

Best For Retro Decor

The Alexandra Hotel

Quirky boutique hotel in Copenhagen

Retro-cool hotel in Copenhagen

This 4-star retro-styled eco-friendly boutique is housed in a centrally located neoclassical row building just a 7-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens and conveniently close to a metro station and Town Hall. As a design fan, I thought the style was very unique with midcentury modern interiors which captured the essence of the 1950s and 1960s. The vibe was cool but laid back and the staff were pretty cool too! 

My large soundproofed room had an individual Danish design room inspired by famous 20th-century designers and came with hardwood floors, retro furniture, an iPod dock, free WiFi, and a flat-screen TV. If you can afford I’d recommend booking the impressive Collector’s Suite for the incredible design and garden views.

Other hotel highlights included the self-serve Honesty Bar (I loved this cute touch!) For dining and breakfast, there was Vietnamese cuisine at Le Le Street Kitchen which was joined to the hotel. I would highly recommend the mint lemonade and pickled carrot and daikon! I also became a fan of the Tiger Bar which served champagne and creative cocktails.


Centrally located near Town Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens

Authentic Vietnamese fine dining

Eco-friendly and soundproofed rooms with a choice of furniture designer

Free wine served in the onsite library

Bike rentals


Lively at night due to busy location

Air Con can be temperamental

No onsite spa

Best For Funky Vibe

Andersen Boutique Hotel

Cute hotels in Copenhagen

Hip boutique hotel in Copenhagen

Situated in the heart of trendy Vesterbro, Copenhagen’s hippest quarter, the 4-star affordable boutique Hotel was near the buzzy ‘Meatpacking District’ and just a 7-minute walk from both Copenhagen Central Station and Tivoli Gardens. The design was retro-inspired with funky patterns and vibrant colors by the award-winning Designers Guild and the vibe was fun but relaxed with friendly, smiley staff.

My bright, good-sized, soundproofed retro-styled room came with a hardwood floor, a coffee machine, free WiFi, Molton Brown toiletries, and a flat-screen TV with cable channels and although some offered courtyard views I would suggest booking a street view for the incredible people-watching opportunities! 

Other highlights included their loaner bikes service, their cute courtyard outdoor seating, the bar that served handcrafted cocktails, the hearty buffet breakfast, and their complimentary Nespresso coffees. I would also highly recommend getting involved in their fun nightly wine hour as it was a great way to meet other guests! 


Fun vibe and cool retro-chic decor by award-winning designer

Bike rentals and great buffet breakfast

Minutes walk away from Tivoli Gardens

Guest rooms have soundproofed windows

Onsite fitness center and complimentary Nespresso coffee


Some rooms are small

Some noise from outside/bar/restaurant

Lively location might not suit all

No onsite spa

Best For Luxury

Hotel Sanders

Hipster hotel in Copenhagen

5-star boutique hotel in Copenhagen

Luxury hotel in Copenhagen

This 5-star boutique enjoys a central location just a mere 200 meters from picturesque Nyhavn near boats, cozy traditional eateries, and historic townhouses. The design showcases classic Danish design with cool retro-chic touches. The vibe is trendy and sophisticated and the staff went out of their way to offer exceptional service.

My guest room was equally as chic with thoughtful touches and comforts like luxurious beds, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and organic toiletries. They even provide slippers and kimonos for that extra touch of luxury! Standard rooms are compact so I would suggest opting for upgraded rooms if you can.

Sanders Kitchen offered Mediterranean cuisine with healthy, veggie, and vegan options, all made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. I would highly recommend the Creamy pearl barley for dinner and Avocado toast washed down with green juice for breakfast!

Other highlights include the charming courtyard garden, the onsite bar that serves crafts classic cocktails, and the Rooftop Conservatory adorned with lush greenery, which offered superb city views. 


Stunning upscale decor and rooftop conservatory garden

Restaurant serves fresh Mediterranean cuisine

Onsite bar serving classic cocktails

Car and bike rental


No coffee machine in the rooms

Not for the budget-friendly crowd

No onsite parking

Best For Families

Tivoli Hotel

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This 4-star themed hotel is affiliated with the famous amusement park, Tivoli Gardens so is perfect for both families and couples. It has a superb central location, with Copenhagen Central Station, the scenic Copenhagen Canal, and the trendy Meatpacking District a short walking distance away. The design is colourful, stylish, and whimsical and the vibe is fun and upbeat.

There were over 679 rooms and my room had a typical Scandi design with soundproofing, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, a minibar, and a city view. Some lower-priced rooms are very compact so I would recommend opting for a higher-priced one if you can.

Other stand-out features included an indoor swimming pool, a large fitness center, indoor and outdoor play areas for children, the zen-like Columbine gardens, three restaurants to choose from, and two sky bars with seriously impressive panoramic city views. I would recommend taking an Instaworthy selfie against the eye-catching Harlequin wall before leaving!


Central location near Tivoli Gardens

Fun whimsical design and an indoor swimming pool

Soundproofed rooms paired with free Wi-Fi

Three on-site restaurants and two sky bars


Lively at night due to busy location

The breakfast menu is limited

Breakfast is not included

Parking is extra


The Danes are known for their impeccable design and I wasn’t let down by the city’s superb collection of hotels. It was tough to narrow them down! Despite having a reputation for being a very expensive city I thought the hotels offered great value for the exceptional design and service I received. My personal favourites would have to be Manon les Suites for its incredible atrium, Bryggen Guldsmeden for its stunning outdoor swimming pool area, and 66 Guldsmeden because for me it embodied the Danish “Hygge” way of life! Enjoy! 

Best Hotels in Copenhagen Ranked

In the table below, we have compared the top 20 cool and unique hotels in Copenhagen. You can sort the table based on different factors like location, distance from attractions, price per night, and restaurants nearby:

Hotel NameLocationPrice Range (per night)Fitness FacilitiesDistance to Attraction (Km)Nearby Restaurants
Hotel Axel GuldsmedenColbjørnsensgade 14,$146-$645Yes0.326
Manon Les Suites CopenhagenGyldenløvesgade 19$244-$644Yes0.225
Carlton GuldsmedenVesterbrogade 66$146-$276No0.123
CPH Living CopenhagenLangebrogade 1A$196-$210No0.124
25hours Hotel Copenhagen Indre ByPilestraede 65$247-$475Yes0.129
Scandic CPH Strandpark401 Amager Strandvej$299-$447Yes0.110
Babette GuldsmedenBredgade 78,$179-$424Yes0.124
71 Nyhavn CopenhagenNyhavn 71$270-$1238No0.332
Bryggen Guldsmeden4 Gullfossgade,$146-$516Yes0.114
CitizenM CopenhagenH.C. Andersens Boulevard 12$172-$225No0.228
Scandic Kødbyen3 Skelbækgade$204-$397Yes0.236
Coco Hotel CopenhagenVesterbrogade 41$217-$403No0.230
Hotel SP34 CopenhagenSankt Peders Stræde 34$200-$787Yes0.136
Motel Copenhagen OneLøngangstræde 27$253-$423No0.221
The Alexandra HotelH.C. Andersens Boulevard 8,$262-$500No0.226
Andersen Boutique HotelHelgolandsgade 12$342-$463Yes0.438
Hotel SandersTordenskjoldsgade 15,$380-$3108Yes0.332
Hotel Ottilia Copenhagen4 Pasteursvej, Vesterbro$275-$810Yes0.115
Tivoli Hotel CopenhagenArni Magnussons Gade 2$439-$1007Yes0.418
Hotel Bella Sky CopenhageCenter Boulevard 5$244-$404Yes0.412

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  1. Wow Copenhagen looks likes a serious haven for design, loving the look of all of these hotels and they’re not as expensive as I thought!

  2. Great collection of hotels, I’ve heard lots of great things about Copenhagen so hope to take the wife one day! 🙂

  3. I’ve been curious about CPH Living. But the hotel that offers discounts in exchange for art also sounds like a good option. I wonder how good your artwork has to be – lol.

  4. Hi Beth,
    thanks for this fine selection. I’ve spent some days at Andersen Boutique Hotel and enjoyed it very much, it’s design at it’s best and located in the heart of Copenhagen.
    Best from Berlin,

  5. That houseboat looks interesting – I checked it out on the website and it seems reasonable with pretty good ratings as well. Hmm… bookmarked 🙂 Thanks!


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