A woman relaxes at the luxury beach hotel Helenekilde Badehotel in North Zealand, Denmark

9 of the best beach hotels in Denmark

Photo: Helenekilde Badehotel WPlus

Called 'badehoteller' in Danish, this type of seaside hotel is for you if you like the finer things in life. We're talking gourmet restaurants, luxurious settings, sea views at every turn and a spa too, if you're lucky. 

These aren't your usual seaside hotels: Denmark's beach hotels have more in common with luxury and boutique hotels in The Hamptons and St Ives than anything you'd find in Torquay. It's all laid-back luxury and white sand beaches (and we'd like to come too, if that's OK with you...)

The wealthy upper class started visiting seaside hotels in Denmark in the 19th century as an escape from their busy lives. In recent years, the idea of the simple life at a Danish seaside hotel has enjoyed a huge renaissance for just the same reason.

Many seaside hotels are open all year. In summer, you can stroll along the beach and explore the cosy towns; while in winter, you might want to grab a book and snuggle up by the fire while listening to the weather and the sea outside (or even use it as an excuse to try winter bathing). Whatever time of year you come, you can be sure of a treat.

Boutique hotels by the sea in Denmark

This selection of beach hotels is not exhaustive - but it's enough to get you started! To see where they are located across Denmark, just click on the map button.

The Rødvig Seaside Hotel
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Rødvig Kro & Badehotel

Denmark has spoken, and in 2022 the Rødvig Kro & Badehotel has been officially voted the best beach hotel in the country! Overlooking not only the dramatic Baltic sea but also Stevns Klint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this charming location has everything you could hope for. Just an hour south from Copenhagen, it's the perfect place for a quick getaway.

Ruths Hotel in Skagen, North Jutland
Photo: Mette Johnsen

Ruth's Hotel

Ruths Hotel in Skagen has been one of the most sought-after holiday spots in Denmark for more than a hundred years. The location is perfect: walk to the sand dunes and the sea for a quick dip, relax in the spa complex or indulge in a gourmet dinner at the hotel, which features in the White Guide for best restaurants in the Nordics.

The outside of Svinkløv Badehotel, a beachside spa hotel in Denmark
Photo: Niclas Jessen

Svinkløv Badehotel

Surrounded by windswept dunes just 200 meters from the sea, Svinkløv Badehotel in North Jutland has a wonderful laid-back atmosphere. Instead of TV and WiFi, you'll be treated to sea views and exquisite meals prepared by the world renowned chef and winner of Bocuse D’or in 2019, Kenneth Toft-Hansen. 

A drone view of Henne Mølle Å hotel, a beach hotel on the west coast of Denmark
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Henne Mølle Å Badehotel

On the sandy west coast of Denmark, you will find Henne Mølle Å Badehotel, designed by the famous Danish designer Poul Henningsen (PH) in 1936. The interior design is simple yet stylish and the whole place is romantic and indulgent. The 2-Michelin starred restaurant Henne Kirkeby Kro is only a short drive away.

A view of Dyvig Badehotel from the air, showing a nearby marina and the Danish boutique hotel itself
Photo: Dyvig Badehotel

Dyvig Badehotel

Set between forest and water on the island of Als, you will find Dyvig Badehotel, with plenty of room for contemplation, pampering and relaxation. In a fairytale setting, you can enjoy the romantic design, gourmet food and cosy touches at this classic Danish seaside hotel. 

A bedroom at Stammershalle Badehotel, a boutique beach hotel in Bornholm, Denmark
Photo: Anders Beier

Stammershalle Badehotel

Built in 1911 on the beautiful rocky coastline on the island of Bornholm, Stammershalle Badehotel was designed to be an extremely exclusive spa hotel for the upper class. Today, it's still very special, with sea and island views, a restaurant that features in the White Guide and an outdoor pool and the sea very close by.

A woman relaxes at the luxury beach hotel Helenekilde Badehotel in North Zealand, Denmark
Photo: Helenekilde Badehotel WPlus

Helenekilde Badehotel

Helenekilde Badehotel is in Tisvildeleje, an hour from Copenhagen, with stunning views over the sea. Here, you'll find a sense of laid back luxury in an authentic Danish seaside hotel that dates back to the early 1900s. The main street next to the hotel continues into the sand and transforms into a long stretch of beach.

Røsnæs hotel from above
Photo: Finn Byrum

Strandhotel Røsnæs

Strandhotel Røsnæs was voted ‘Denmark’s Best Beach Hotel 2021’ by  the Danish public, and for good reason. The hotel is located just outside Kalundborg in the most beautiful surroundings. Hills upon hills of oat fields and vines go all the way down to the waterside. This is a place that inspires you to be outside and experience nature.

A plate of gourmet food served at Molskroen hotel in Denmark
Photo: Molskroen / RAISFOTO

Molskroen Strandhotel

With direct access to lovely bathing beaches by Ebeltoft Vig, Molskroen Strandhotel is an oasis in one of the most scenic parts of Denmark. The hotel has beautiful sea views with the Mols Bjerge National Park as the backdrop. The emphasis here is on indulgence: for the taste buds – its restaurant is also in the White Guide - and for the soul. 


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