5 drop-dead gorgeous design hotels in Copenhagen

Photo: Radisson Collection Royal Hotel

Finding the right hotel is an important part of the experience when traveling. Here's our top picks for 5 incredibly stylish places to stay in Copenhagen, as well as a few extra tips on near-by attractions, the neighbourhood and how to get around.

1. Sleep in style at the world's first design hotel

Book an incredible hotel experience at the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, designed by the Danish design icon Arne Jacobsen. Here you can get your taste of Danish design without even leaving the hotel and have fun looking for the Swan, the Egg and other timeless design classics. Room 606 is one of the world's most famous hotel rooms since it was retained just as Arne Jacobsen designed it in 1960.

Take the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea with delicious pastries at Café Royal Bar. The hotel is centrally located right by the magical amusement park, Tivoli Gardens, and the Central Station, shopping on Strøget (the pedestrian high street), and dining experiences and bars in the restaurant-packed Meatpacking District.

2. Discover fashionable Frederiksberg

Check in at the newly renovated Scandic Falkoner in the middle of the fashionable district of Frederiksberg's charming theater district. This top-renovated hotel highlights the area's rich theater history and offers cinematic ambiance and stargazing. The rooms are Nordic style with fine theater details and you can dine as a star in the Green Room Restaurant or start the evening with a drink in the hotel's wine and cocktail bar.

Outside the hotel doors, lively Falkoner Allé awaits with cafes, shopping and gastronomy. Take the time to explore Frederiksberg where you can also walk in Frederiksbergs Have and visit the pandas and other animals at the Copenhagen Zoo. The Metro is a stone's throw from the hotel and takes you quickly to the centre of Copenhagen.

3. On the waterfront

In prime position next to Copenhagen's waterfront, Copenhagen Marriott Hotel could not be better located for summer fun. From your rooftop penthouse you can be gazing out as yellow harbour buses slowly drive up and down the harbour and the city's electric Go Boats take smaller groups on fun tours of the waterfront sights.

Design is one of the key appeals of staying here, right next to the water, where the guest rooms are some of the largest in the city and have sleek marble bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the view, and a five-star ambience. It's all steps from downtown Copenhagen and only a short distance away from beloved attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Stroget Street. Extra perks to make your stay special include 24-hour room service, a hotel fitness centre and a full menu of luxury spa services. 

4. Copenhagen's most iconic themed hotel

Stay at Tivoli Hotel where both style and feeling are adventurous and playful - just like Copenhagen's iconic theme park, Tivoli Gardens. (Hence the name of the hotel). Make yourself at home in the hotel designed by the renowned Danish architect Kim Utzon, where the interior is also characterized by the Danish concept of cosiness to make your stay even more enjoyable. The hotel has both a fitness center and a swimming pool and is great for families as well as couples on a romantic weekend.

With three restaurants (Tivoli Brasserie, Sticks'n'Sushi Skybar and MASH Penthouse), the hotel caters to  all tastes. And just outside the door, the city's exciting attractions and experiences await you (be sure not to miss a visit to Tivoli Gardens, which is very close by).

5. Conscious luxury in historic surroundings

Villa Copenhagen is the city's newest design hotel, located in the heart of the city in Copenhagen's former post office building. With gorgeous architectural details combined with modern dining options, a rooftop pool and an emphasis on sustainable luxury, it's quite unlike any other hotel in the city.

Design is part of the DNA at Villa Copenhagen, from the wallpaper to the restored bannisters and even the plates chosen for the restaurant, Kontrast, which is open to everyone.

How to get there

Here's how we recommend getting to Copenhagen and how to get around the city once you're there.

Get there faster with SAS

SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, are currently providing a daily service from London Heathrow to Copenhagen. To book and check the most up-to-date flight schedules please visit the SAS website.

Get around Copenhagen like the locals

Copenhagen's modern, convienent and driver-less Metro takes you around the city 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Photo: Astrid Maria Rasmussen, Copenhagen Media Centre