Top 10 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 awesome 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 fairytale in this fantastic forward thinking capital, from our team’s many trips to this fabulous city, here are our collective top 10 cool, unique, quirky and unusual hotels in Copenhagen to help you plan your achingly trendy stay!
Carlton Guldsmeden – bohemian boutique hotel
This nouveau bohemian jewel is situated in the heart of Copenhagen’s most trendy shopping district and just 10 mins from the central train station and Tivoli Gardens. Following a completely green and sustainable ethos this unusual Copenhagen eco hotel offers beautiful boutique rooms in a winning combination of vintage kitsch and contemporary design. Enjoy beautiful art by local artists at the Carlton Guldsmeden and fill up on the famous and fabulous all organic breakfast in the on site Carlton Cantina.
- Prices from $95 a night
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Danhostel Copenhagen City – designer hostel
This super cool design hostel in Copenhagen is probably the only one in the world to share a furniture designer, Danish company GUBI, with the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The 15-storey 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 Danhostel has shared rooms with four, six, eight or 10 beds, all en suite with shower, and you can also reserve them for private use.
- Prices from $45 a night
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Hotel Bella Sky – cutting edge modernity
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. Hotel Bella Sky is located in the developing new-townish area of Ørestad between the city centre and the airport, and although the area is probably better known for its innovative architecture than cosy atmosphere, the metro next door will take you to central Copenhagen in 10 minutes. Otherwise, the sky bar on the 23rd floor should provide you with unrivalled views of the cityscape and the surrounding meadows.
- Prices from $100 a night
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Ibsens Hotel – retro modern boutique
Characterised by it’s cosy laid back atmosphere and art laden boutique rooms this charming little cool hotel in Copenhagen offers a home away from home…Literally, if you are a struggling artist Ibsens Hotel offers hefty discounts on room prices in return for artworks! To boost the friendly factor the hotel 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 it’s own Italian restaurant ‘La Rocca’ where you can enjoy delicious home cooked food out in the courtyard on warm summer nights, of 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!
- Prices from $90 a night
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Andersen boutique hotel – colourful retro boutique
Situated in Vestobro, Copenhagen’s hippest quarter the impeccably designed 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’s the perfect base to explore the fantastic nightlife of the city, not to mention the gastronomical delights it has to offer! Take a stroll with your morning coffee and just soak up the atmosphere from this little masterpiece of retro modern design!
- Prices from $95 a night
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Tivoli Hotel – fairytale themed
The Tivoli Hotel located in the heart of the city boasts beautiful themed rooms which reflect the fairytale atmosphere of Copenhagen and the Tivoli Gardens. With over 600 sound-proof rooms ranging from standards to family suites this luxurious hotel would meet the needs of even the most intrepid traveller. It has excellent facilities including a 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, 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 cool and innovative Copenhagen hotel!
- Prices from $110 a night
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The Alexandra Hotel – Danish retro
If you fancy yourself as a bit of an interior design buff or a connoisseur of vintage furniture then this hotel will satisfy your wildest dreams. All of the rooms at 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 collectors suite (amidst genuine antique furniture collected by Anders Peters). 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?
- Prices from $115 a night
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CPH Living – ultra trendy boat hotel
Take in panoramic city views from this unique Copenhagen hotel boat located right at the heart of the city harbour (between the islands of Brygge and Christianshavn). The very hip CPH Living has 12 double rooms to choose from and it’s a 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? Each of the rooms on this old transport pram have floor to ceiling windows and romantic french balconies, perfect soaking up the atmosphere of the city and some of its most famous landmarks such as the Black Diamond Royal Library which is a masterpiece of contemporary danish design!
- Prices from $110 a night
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Urban House – hip hostel
This hotel/hostel hybrid is situated in the hippest part of town, where the red light district meets the meatpacking district. Situated in the midst of hip cafe’s and vintage shops Urban House is an integral part of the neighbourhood. Try one of the cool house cocktails in the high spirited Urban Bar or join in with one of the many activities hosted by the Urban House team. You can cook up a storm in the self catering kitchen or order a tasty breakfast bag if you’re feeling lazy! Then booze and schmooze with other guests in one of the many communal spaces, rent a vintage bike, get a tattoo from in house tattooist or recover from the night before in the peaceful hangover lounge! A perfect social haven for the lone traveller… if you are on a budget and don’t mind bunking down in a simple but comfy dorm then this is the place for you!
- Prices from $40 a night
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Wakeup Budget Hotels – cheap and trendy
Modern, minimalist and stylish these new sister hotels by the famous Danish architect Kim Utzon are the perfect compromise for the stylish budget traveller. 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 hip shops and cafe’s around the city!
- Prices from $70 a night
- To book, check prices or availability for Wake Up Budget Hotel City Centre