Scandic is the largest chain of hotels in Scandinavia and
has 8 hotels in Copenhagen. Here the Scandic hotel
(left) next to the Thycho Brahe Planetarium in
Traditionally Copenhagen is not an important tourist city like
larger European capitols as London or Paris, so to find a hotel
when larger events are taking place can be difficult. Anyhow
more and more hotels are opening.
To find a
cheap hotel in Copenhagen is even more difficult. In regular hotels it
will hardly be possible to find single rooms for less than
500-600 kr.(70-80 Euro) and 600-700 kr. (80-90 Euro) for
If it needs to be cheaper it
can be an idea to look
for Bed & Breakfast or a bed in a Youth Hostel. But also Bed
& Breakfast are not as common as in many other places of the
World, and don't expect it to be very cheap. 300 - 500
kr/night (40 - 70 Euro) is not unusual.
Behind Copenhagen's main train station "Hovedbanegården"
there is a large number of hotels in different
where to stay offcourse depends on the purpose of the stay in
Copenhagen. Participants of conferences and fairs will often
need to have easy access to the
Bella Center or other
exhibition centres. In this case it might a good idea to
find a hotel close to the metro or the S-train system. Ask
at your potential hotel for the distance to the closest
station. (often they might inform on their homepage).
downtown tourist it rather will be a good idea to look for a
hotel not far from Tivoli or the pedestrian shopping street
"Strøget". The highest concentration of hotels in the centre
are to be find in the area behind main train station in
Istedgade and the surrounding streets in the "Vesterbro"
area. This area does not have the rumour of being the most
fashionable of Copenhagen (traditionally the area for sex
shops, drug-dealing etc), but the area is developing fast
getting more trendy and has the advantage of being only 5 -
10 minutes walk from Tivoli and other central places. There
is a number of different hotels in this area.
The Hilton Hotel is placed just beside Copenhagen
Airport in Kastrup.
classic high-end hotels are placed at the other end of the
shopping street Strøget near Kongens Nytorv, Nyhavn and the Royal
Theatre - not far from the royal palace Amalienborg. The
most famous among them is Hotel D'angleterre - often
the first choice for presidents and rock stars visiting
the main airport for the airline SAS, Copenhagen also have three
Radisson Hotels of which the Royal Hotel
is the most famous - placed only a few minutes walk from
Tivoli and the shopping street Strøget.
The large youth hostel Danhostel Copenhagen City
has more than a thousand beds and offers short distance
to the centre and an exceptionally good view over
Copenhagen Harbour with the new Opera House.
can't find a reasonable hotel in the city centre the second
choice may be to find a hotel further away. Here it might be
a good idea to look for hotels close to the S-train system.
If this is not possible either, it can be realistic to find
a hotel in the surrounding towns like
where regular trains go to Copenhagen (less than 30
possibility is to find a hotel in Sweden. With the new
bridge between Denmark and Sweden the city of Malmö is not
far from Copenhagen and there are regular trains between the
two cities every 20 minutes. Both Denmark and Sweden are
Schengen countries, so passport and visa is not a problem.
Malmö is only 35 minutes by train from Copenhagen and just
as close to
Copenhagen Airport as Copenhagen itself. Just be
sure to find a hotel not far from the train station in
The Copenhagen Plaza Hotel is a 4 star hotel
placed just outside Tivoli and the main train station.
more hotels in Copenhagen are seriously trying to push their
hotels and restaurants in a more environmentally friendly
direction. Especially in connection to the
Climate Conference in Copenhagen more hotels have shown
interest in green hotel concepts.
The SAS Radisson Royal Hotel is one of 3 Radisson
Hotels in Copenhagen
hotels are certified according to the socalled Green Key
criterias, others have chosen to focus on being CO2-neutral.
Among them the hotels of Fox, Ibsens, Kong Athur
and Hotel Alexendra. Also the largest hotel chain
Scandic is developing in direction of more
environmentally friendly hotels of which the majority now
are marked with the Nordic Environmental Label "The Swan
Other hotels have focused less on labeling but still have
been working hard to be more environmentally friendly,
serving organic food etc. Among them the hotel chain
Guldsmeden having the hotels Axel,
Bertram and Carlton - all placed on
Vesterbro in central Copenhagen.
This centrally placed Cap Inn City is part of the
fastest growing hotel chain in Denmark. They all offer
modern but cheap accommodation. No luxury suites - but
ensuring the most fundamental demands for visitors like
free internet, shower and TV.
Hotel Absalon is a family hotel placed in the
hotel-area of Vesterbro only few minutes walk from
Tivoli, shopping areas and other only s