Kaj Hotel, Copenhagen

A hotel just for you

Sometimes a bit of me-time is all you need. And where better than in Denmark, where a new trend is emerging around one-room hotels. You heard that right: all the joys of a hotel with none of your fellow guests. Here are a few of our very best offerings.

The Darling, Copenhagen
The Darling, Copenhagen

The Darling – the fashionable one

The Darling is the newest addition to the selection of single-residency hotels in Copenhagen. Created by the Danish interiors agency Darling Creative Studio, their love for great interiors clearly shows in the beautifully curated selection of modern Danish design classics like Wegner, Jacobsen and Mogensen as well as contemporary art. If you want to bring home a souvenir, every item in The Darling – from the furniture to the tea selection – is for sale.  

THE KRANE luxury hotel in Nordhavn, Copenhagen

THEKRANE – the unorthodox one

Located in the industrially cool area of Nordhavn, THEKRANE is an intimate one-room retreat in the old engineer room of an industrial coal crane. The crane has stunning panoramic views of Copenhagen’s harbour and the interior is all black minimalism based on high-quality Danish design. Guests also have exclusive access to the two adjacent terraces (one for sunrise and one for sunset) as well as a lounge located in the crane operator compartment and a lush spa on the lower floor. Post-industrial luxury on Copenhagen harbour? We're in.

Kaj Hotel, Copenhagen
Kaj Hotel, Copenhagen

KAJ Hotel – the nautical one

In Copenhagen you are never far from the water, but when staying in KAJ Hotel, you are literally on it. The owners lived in a houseboat for years, and the interest in renting their home lead them to opening KAJ Hotel. The place is primarily built from recycled and surplus materials, and the breakfast menu features cozy porridge creations that change every week with recipes made specifically for the hotel.

Central Hotel & Café, Copenhagen

Central Hotel – the original one

For years, Copenhageners have referred to Central Hotel & Café as the world’s smallest hotel and it is a classic in the single-residency hotel category. The single hotel room is located on top of the coffee shop in the appropriately tiny street of Tullinsgade in Vesterbro. The interior style is old-school with lots of quirky details, and the breakfast is of course served downstairs in Central Café.

Vipp Chimney House, Copenhagen
Vipp Chimney House, Copenhagen

Vipp Chimney House – the historic one

If size is your biggest reservation when it comes to hotel rooms, you will be delighted with a stay in the 200m2 Vipp Chimney House. The house dates back to 1902 where it was built as a pumping station with a towering chimney. It its current open-plan form, the original space has been decorated for all the modern needs with products from the Danish design brand Vipp as well as a selection of art pieces. Located in the modern Nordhavn district, it's well placed for a morning dip in the harbour, a shopping trip to chi-chi Hellerup and is well equipped with haute couture design and a bottle of award-winning Stauning whisky to enjoy at the end of the day.