Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen

Denmark’s cool capital has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a fishing village in the 10th century. Now it is considered by many as the gem of Scandinavia, wowing visitors with its clean design and simple architectural lines as well as its incredible shopping and nightlife. From vintage to cutting-edge, from a pint to a prosecco this charming city 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 team’s many trips to this fabulous city, here are our collective favourite unique, quirky, unusual and cool hotels in Copenhagen to help you plan your very trendy stay…

Hotel Axel – contemporary Balinese inspired

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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 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.

Manon les Suites – fabulous all suite design hotel

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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 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! 

  • Prices from $110 a night
  • To book, check prices or availability for Manon Les Suites

Carlton Guldsmeden – beautiful bohemian boutique

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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! 

CPH Living – trendy boat hotel

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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 which come complete with seating and sun loungers – blissful! 

Bertrams Guldsmeden – adult’s only romantic retreat

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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 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!

Hotel SP34 – hip, chic and central

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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! 

Babette Guldsmeden – beautiful organic design hotel

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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 rooms are beautifully decorated with an 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!

71 Nyhavn – intimate hotel housed in a converted warehouse

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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!

The Alexandra Hotel – retro Danish design

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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?

Andersen Boutique Hotel – funky retro boutique

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

We loved this funky 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! 

Ibsens Hotel – retro/modern chic boutique

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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 – its 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 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!

Tivoli Hotel – fairy tale themed fantasy hotel

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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!

Hotel Bella Sky – cutting edge modernity with fabulous views

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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.

  • Prices from $110 a night
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Bella Sky

First Hotel Kong Frederik – elegant townhouse chic

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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!

Comfort Hotel – pet and family friendly funky hotel

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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!

  • Prices from $140 a night
  • To book, check prices or availability for Comfort Hotel

Scandic Hotel – modern waterfront hotel

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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!

  • Prices from $190 a night
  • To book, check prices or availability for Scandic Hotel 

Skt. Petri – stylish upscale hotel in the Latin Quarter

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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.

Wakeup Budget Hotels – trendy budget

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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 create 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!

Danhostel Copenhagen City – unique designer hostel

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Copenhagen Global Grasshopper

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 water-front. The very trendy highly rated Danhostel offers shared rooms or private rooms all with an en-suite with shower and free WiFi. Other amenities include a shared kitchen, a cafe and a very cool bar – not a bad choice at all! 

  • Prices from $45 a night
  • To book, check prices or availability for Danhostel
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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'd 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 cat and ukulele amid the misty valleys and rolling hills of beautiful South Wales.

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