5 drop-dead gorgeous design hotels in Copenhagen

Photo: Radisson Collection Royal Hotel

Finding the best hotel for you is an essential part of the experience when travelling. Here are our top picks for 5 incredibly stylish places to stay in Copenhagen, as well as a few extra tips on nearby 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 theatre district. This beautifully renovated hotel highlights the area's rich theatre history and offers cinematic ambience and stargazing. The exquisite rooms, Danish design inspired, of course, have little touches of the theatre, dine like a star in the Green Room Restaurant or start the evening with a drink in the hotel's wine and cocktail bar.

A room at the Scandic Falkoner hotel in Copenhagen
Photo: Scandic Hotels
Scandic Falkoner hotel in Copenhagen
Photo: Scandic Hotels

Outside the hotel doors, lively Falkoner Allé awaits with cafés, plenty of shopping and endless restaurants. Take your time exploring Frederiksberg – walk around Frederiksberg Gardens, and visit the pandas and other animals at the Copenhagen Zoo. The Metro is a stone's throw from the hotel and takes you straight into the centre of Copenhagen.

3. On the waterfront

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

Design is one of the key appeals of staying here. The guest rooms are some of the largest in the city, with sleek marble bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows (that make the most of the view), and a five-star ambience. It's all seconds from downtown Copenhagen and only a short distance away from beloved attractions like Tivoli Gardens or a spot of shopping. Extra perks to make your stay memorable include 24-hour room service, a hotel fitness centre and a full menu of luxury spa services. 

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Photo: Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Marriott Executive Suite
Photo: Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

4. Copenhagen's most iconic themed hotel

Stay at the Tivoli Hotel, where style and a little playfulness merge - just like Copenhagen's iconic theme park, Tivoli Gardens. Make yourself at home in the hotel designed by the renowned Danish architect Kim Utzon. The interior embodies the Danish concept of cosiness to make your stay even more enjoyable. The hotel has a fitness centre and a swimming pool and is great for families and couples on a romantic weekend.

Photo:Arp-Hansen Hotel Group

The hotel caters to all tastes with three restaurants (Tivoli Brasserie, Sticks'n'Sushi Skybar and MASH Penthouse). And just outside the door, the city's exciting attractions and experiences await you (be sure to take advantage of 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 exquisite 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, so be sure to pop by). 

The courtyard and atrium at the hotel Villa Copenhagen
Photo: Stine Christiansen
The outdoor pool at Villa Copenhagen with Tivoli Gardens in the background
Photo: Stine Christiansen

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