Top 20 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Copenhagen 2023

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 the 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, Denmark (in no particular order)

1. Hotel Axel – a beautiful, charming, and stylish Copenhagen boutique hotel with a boho design located in the hip Vesterbro area

A beautiful Copenhagen boutique hotel

A chic and beautiful 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.

2. Manon les Suites – a gorgeous, trendy and very Instagrammable all-suite design hotel

Manon les Suites - a fabulous all-suite design hotel

Manon les Suites - a cool 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! 

3. Carlton Guldsmeden – a beautiful and romantic boutique hotel with bohemian-style decor

Carlton Guldsmeden - a beautiful boutique hotel in Copenhagen

Carlton Guldsmeden - a boutique hotel in Copenhagen

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! 

4. CPH Living – a trendy and unique floating boat hotel located in the city centre

Hotel CPH Living

CPH Living - a trendy and unique boat hotel in Copenhagen

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! 

5. 25hours Hotel Copenhagen Indre By – a hip, eclectic and quirky-chic design hotel where your furry friends are also welcome

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Indre By in Danish means the inner city or city center, and that’s where you’ll be when you stay at this boutique hotel, close to the Christiansborg Palace, Gammeltorv, major museums and other Copenhagen sights.

The unique and character-filled interiors by the London-based Martin Brudnizki Design Studio highlight the historic building’s varied past as a porcelain factory and university, and the room decor has themes of Passion and Knowledge.

Some rooms have quaint sloping roofs and access to a terrace or the garden, and all are equipped with minibars and flat-screen TVs.

There’s a sauna, bikes for hire, and a Vinyl Room with records from the ‘80s. You can enjoy Mediterranean meals at the Neni Kobenhavn restaurant and music and drinks at the trendy Boilerman Bar.

6. Scandic CPH Strandpark – a high-end contemporary Scandi-chic hotel ideal for a relaxing stay with sea views

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

With stunning views of the sea, the Oresund bridge and the city, the Scandic CPH Strandpark is close to the airport and just 12 minutes away from downtown Copenhagen.

The peaceful rooms have an effortless style that reveals the true meaning of Scandinavian design, and stunning ocean views.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning and the Seating restaurant serves a healthy and sustainable menu. The lobby bar and Goody coffee shop meet all your needs for drinks, coffee, snacks and light meals.

The rooftop Skybar has indoor and outdoor seating and 360-degree views of the sea, city, and airport with planes landing and taking off. There’s a wellness spa with a plunge pool, sauna and steam bath, and a gym. Or you can rent a kayak and head out to the beckoning waters.

7. Babette Guldsmeden – a beautiful and very Instagrammble boutique hotel with chic Balinese-style furnishings

Babette Guldsmeden - a gorgeous boutique hotel

Babette Guldsmeden - a boutique hotel in Copenhagen

Babette Guldsmeden - a cool Copenhagen boutique hotel

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!

8. 71 Nyhavn – a cozy and intimate design hotel housed in a stunning converted warehouse in the iconic Nyhavn area

71 Nyhavn - an intimate hotel in Copenhagen

71 Nyhavn - a chic hotel in Copenhagen

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!

9. Bryggen Guldsmeden – a gorgeous new and unique boutique hotel located in the Islands Brygge neighbourhood

Unique hotel in Copenhagen

Bryggen Guldsmeden - a gorgeous new boutique hotel

Bryggen Guldsmeden - a gorgeous new boutique hotel in Copenhagen

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 as pretentious.

The chic Copenhagen accommodation has a 24-hour concierge service, free WiFi, a fitness centre, a restaurant, bar, and a shared lounge, plus a charming garden and terrace so you can make the most of the summer days.

10. CitizenM Hotel Copenhagen – a fun, funky and colourful stay perfect for partying Millennials and Gen Zs

funky hotel Copenhagen

CitizenM Hotel Copenhagen - fun, funky and colourful!

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 impression 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. Tivoli Gardens and City Hall are just a short walk away.

11. Scandic Kødbyen – a hip travel-sustainable hotel that offers Scandic-style decor that is within walking distance from Tivoli Gardens 

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The trendy Kødbyen neighbourhood is known for its nightclubs, bars, artistic life and dining experiences. All of this plus the Central Station and the shopping at Strøget pedestrian street are within easy reach of the Scandic Kødbyen hotel in the Vesterbro district of Copenhagen.

The trendy interior design is influenced by the hotel’s location in the former meatpacking district which is now also a foodie hotspot, with lots of sleek and comfortable leather seating thrown in. The rooms have a cool Nordic decor, plush beds, fruit bowls and tea and coffee-making equipment.

Breakfast is served every morning and there’s a gym and 24- hour shop with necessities like coffee, toothbrushes and light meals in the lobby. 

12. Coco Hotel – a charming eco-friendly boutique hotel located in the cool Vesterbro area

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The elegant Coco hotel combines Parisian charm and a Danish aesthetic of living, with a bistro-style entrance and a quiet central courtyard garden. Located in the heart of Copenhagen in the fashionable Vesterbro neighbourhood, it’s near all major sights and attractions including Tivoli Gardens.

The rooms have a unique decor with maritime themes and photographs, and all have workstations. Some rooms and suites on the higher floors have the typical sloping windows that look out over the city skyline.

The chic Cafe Coco serving breakfast, all-day coffee and light meals is a favourite meeting place for guests and local residents, and the Bar à Vin offers drinks and small bites. Both have seasonal outdoor seating in the small courtyard.

The hotel is big on sustainability and has a Green Key certification and its own solar farm. Coco has also been named the best hotel in Copenhagen in 2022 by Travel+Leisure magazine.

13. Hotel SP34 – a hip Copenhagen industrial-chic design hotel located in the trendy Latin Quarter

Hotel SP34 - a hip Copenhagen hotel

Hotel SP34 - a trendy Copenhagen hotel

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! 

14. Motel Copenhagen One – a cosy and charming lower-priced hotel that features trendy decor with floral accents

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Motel Copenhagen One - a cozy and charming budget hotel Motel Copenhagen One - a cozy and charming budget hotel1

If you haven’t encountered the Danish concept of hygge, this affordable design hotel will fill in the gap in the best possible way. The cosy homelike feeling of sharing the good things in life in a setting of style and sophistication has won the hotel a Travelers’ Choice Best of Copenhagen award for 2022.

There’s a small garden and courtyard with seasonal seating, and unique artwork and botanical printed bed linens and traditional carpets welcome you in the rooms. The lobby bar is a comfortable hangout with board games to help you de-stress.

The central location is perfect for everything you want to do in Copenhagen – hunting down the Little Mermaid statue in the harbour, shopping on the Strøget, plus all the sights, museums, theatre, music, restaurants and more. Bike rentals are available at low cost, and breakfast with organic products and Fairtrade coffee is served every morning.

15. The Alexandra Hotel – a unique retro-chic boutique hotel with mid-century modern interiors

The Alexandra Hotel - a unique hotel in Copenhagen

The Alexandra Hotel - a unique Copenhagen hotel

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 including 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 a special cocktail in the sophisticated Tiger Bar….honestly, could it get any classier?

16. Nobis Hotel – a refined and highly Instagrammable boutique hotel housed in a historic 1903 neoclassical building

Nobis Hotel - a refined and highly Instagrammable boutique hotel

Boutique hotel Copenhagen

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 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!

17. Andersen Boutique Hotel – a cool, fun and funky boutique hotel in a hip neighbourhood that makes a great partying base

Cute hotels in Copenhagen

Hip boutique hotel in Copenhagen

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 Hotelendeavours 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 city’s fantastic nightlife 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! 

18. Hotel Ottilia – a gorgeous upscale design hotel with a sexy industrial design and Scandi style decor

Hotel Ottilia

 

Sexy hotel in Copenhagen

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 Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen train station so you can reach other areas of the city very easily.

19. Tivoli Hotel – a fun and cool fairytale-themed hotel located very near Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Hotel Copenhagen

Coolest hotels in Copenhagen

Tivoli Hotel Copenhagen

The highly-rated 4-star Tivoli Hotel 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!

20. Hotel Bella Sky – a trendy, stylish and contemporary hotel offering fabulous city views

Hotel Bella Sky - a trendy contemporary in Copenhagen

Hotel Bella Sky

Modern hotel in Copenhagen

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.

21. Scandic Hotel – a cute, quirky and creative waterfront hotel with stunning lake views

Scandic Hotel - a contemporary hotel in Copenhagen

Scandic Hotel - a cool hotel in Copenhagen

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 contemporarily designed 486 rooms on 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!

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14 thoughts on “Top 20 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Copenhagen 2023”

  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!

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

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  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.

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  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,
    Philipp

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  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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