Converted from one of the original warehouses that line the Copenhagen harbourfront, this superb-value option features both a fantastic location and an enviable sense of style. In fact, the historic building has just undergone a full restoration, adding a subtle maritime touch to the naturally rustic charm. Think exposed brick and understated splashes of navy blue.
While the Copenhagen Strand doesn’t serve lunches or dinners, we consistently receive rave reviews of its breakfasts. The buffet spread ranges from the likes of Chinese salads, fish and fresh fruit to ginger shots, vegan options and, yes, Danish pastries. Then, for your other meals, you’ll want to take full advantage of Copenhagen’s superb restaurant scene. Of course, the Michelin-starred highlights grab the headlines, but there’s also the likes of sushi favourites, fine bakeries and trendy Mexican joints.
Rooms here – in true Scandi style – are delightfully understated. The emphasis is on Danish cosiness, with cosseting armchairs, blonde-wood flooring and oversized leather headboards. Along with the subdued colour scheme, there’s also an abundance of natural light from the large picture windows. And, while even though many of the standard rooms host pretty street views and balconies, upgrades mix in full harbour views and generous suite layouts. There are even allergy-friendly options.
From its privileged harbourfront setting, the hotel offers direct access to the colourful charm of canal-side Nyhavn and the 18th-century Amalienborg Palace – home of the Danish royal family. The city’s shopping street, Stroget, is also just around the corner, while the new Opera House is only a two minutes’ water-taxi sail away. Return from it all to enjoy a nightcap in the hotel bar. For those travelling with little ones, the Copenhagen Strand converts its meeting rooms into an inviting playroom each weekend.