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Copenhagen, Denmark

The 15 best boutique and luxury hotels in Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s most stylish and personal hotel stays

Ask a dozen people about their favourite hotel, and you’ll likely get a dozen different responses. A favourite hotel is as much of a personal preference as your favourite movie, book or singer. But in our opinion, the best hotels have a few things in common: they feel intimate and personal (regardless of size or number of rooms), they have a distinctive vibe, the staff offers superb service and the architecture and interior design are unique and full of character. We love them even more when they are deeply ingrained in the local neighbourhood and culture. Here’s our list of ten carefully crafted Copenhagen boutique and luxury hotels that tell a strong story.s

Overview: Copenhagen’s top 15 hotels

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Hotel Sanders

04

Nobis Hotel

05

Villa Copenhagen

06

Hotel d’Angleterre

07

Audo Copenhagen

09

Manon Les Suites

10

Hotel Danmark

11

Radisson Collection Royal Hotel

12

Hotel Skt Petri

13

Hotel Ottilia

14

The Socialist

15

Grand Joanne

Hotel Sanders Copenhagen Denmark
Hotel Sanders Copenhagen Denmark

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Hotel Sanders

When Alexander Kolpin ended his career as a successful ballet dancer (at the height of his career, he was awarded the Prix Benois de la Danse for best male dancer) he rejoined the family business to become a hotelier. The run-down townhouse Opera Hotel was renamed Hotel Sanders (after Alexander) and transformed into a sophisticated and intimate bolthole in the middle of town located not far from Kongens Nytorv. London-based design firm Lind + Almond was enlisted to create the interior design, which is a surprisingly successful amalgamation between Danish mid-century modern, Karen Blixen-esque colonial and Parisian bistro style.

Read the full article on Hotel Sanders.

Hotel Sanders
Tordenskjoldsgade 15
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Coco Hotel Copenhagen Denmark

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Coco Hotel

When Copenhagen restaurant group Copenhagen Food Collective – Cofoco, in short – branched out into accommodation, the new hotel’s name was a no-brainer: Coco. Located in the hip and bustling Vesterbro area, Scandi cool meets Parisian boho chic with a cool aesthetic created in collaboration between Jaja Architects, Tonen Agency and Københavns Møbelsnedkeri. Sustainability is high on the hotel’s agenda – Coco Hotel is self-sufficient with sustainable energy generated by the hospitality group’s own solar park in Northern Jutland.

Coco Hotel
Vesterbrogade 41
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Coco Hotel

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Nimb Hotel Copenhagen Denmark
Nimb Hotel Copenhagen Denmark

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Nimb Hotel

Don’t let the thought of staying in the middle of an amusement park deter you from booking yourself a room at Nimb Hotel, a five-star property located in the world-famous Tivoli Gardens. This boutique hotel is as sophisticated as they come with a gorgeous facade right out of a fairytale, and high-ceiling rooms impeccably styled with crystal chandeliers, plush fabrics and Danish designer furniture.

Nimb Hotel
Bernstorffsgade 5
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Nimb Hotel

Nobis Hotel Copenhagen Denmark

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Nobis Hotel

Building on its success in Stockholm, Nobis Hospitality Group turned its attention to the Danish capital for its further expansion in Scandinavia. A favourite with the city-hopping crowd, this 75-room hotel, located a stone’s throw from Tivoli and just across the street from the Glyptotek art museum, ticks all the boxes for those in search of Danish style, elegance and sensibility. The 1903 structure, built by Martin Borch and functioned as the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music until 2008, has retained its Neoclassical façade, its windows and mouldings and a grand white marble staircase that runs as an aorta through the five-storey building.

Nobis Hotel
Niels Brocks Gade 1
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Nobis Hotel

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Villa Copenhagen

Villa Copenhagen is very likely the last decade’s most ambitious hospitality project in all of Scandinavia. Housed in a 1912 neo-baroque edifice that was once the headquarters for Denmark’s post and telegraph office (an aerial view of the building spells out the letters P – for ‘post’ – and T – for ‘telegraf’), the building’s heritage and its unique features have been carefully preserved and thoughtfully fused with all the amenities expected from a contemporary 5-star stay.

Read the full article on Villa Copenhagen.

Villa Copenhagen
Tietgensgade 35-39
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Villa Copenhagen

d'Angleterre Copenhagen Denmark hotel

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Hotel d’Angleterre

‘The White Lady’, as the city’s inhabitants affectionately call Hotel d’Angleterre, dates back to 1755 and has played host to major historic Danish events. Each year, thousands of people gather on the grand square in front of the hotel to watch the facade’s Christmas lights being switched on – each year with an entirely new design. In 2013, Hotel d’Angleterre underwent a major facelift that that brings together its Neoclassical architecture with its new chic contemporary aesthetic.

Hotel d’Angleterre
Kongens Nytorv 34
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Hotel d’Angleterre

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Audo Copenhagen

Audo Copenhagen is not your regular stay. The refurbished old merchants’ house in the Nyhavn area has received a complete makeover by Norm Architects and the Danish design brand Audo Copenhagen. The space has been designed as a hybrid between a hotel, a design shop, an event space, a restaurant and a café. As such, it encourages interactions between locals and guests alike. Considering the thought that has gone into creating Audo, the vibe is decidedly elegant in a modern way.

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Audo Copenhagen
Århusgade 130
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Audo Copenhagen

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Hotel SP34

The epitome of a good neighbourhood hotel, Hotel SP34 is one we keep returning to again and again. Its location on historic Sankt Peders Stræde, which the hotel is also named after, puts it at the heart of Copenhagen’s bohemian Latin Quarter. The juxtaposition of rough industrial concrete floors and walls and delicate mid-century Danish furniture by Carl Hansen & Son make for a bolthole that is both edgy and cosy – and thoroughly Danish.

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Hotel SP34
Sankt Peders Stræde 34
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Hotel SP34

Manon Les Suites Copenhagen Denmark hotel

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Manon Les Suites

New York urban, Bali tropical, Ibiza beach, African safari – there’s undoubtedly an eclectic mix of influences behind the design of the plant-filled atrium that covers the dramatic central pool area at the very heart of Manon Les Suites. Around it are attic corridors with roomy apartment suites that make a stay at this downtown both exotic and unique.

Manon Les Suites
Gyldenløvesgade 19
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Manon Les Suites

Hotel Denmark Copenhagen

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Hotel Danmark

This glam-chic 88-room property is comprised of two buildings, one from 1792 and the other –with a façade of striking racing green tiles – from 1969. An intimate black marble and dark wood lobby with a striking brass chandelier sets the tone, and rooms are simultaneously airy and cosy. Hotel Danmark also has a bijou rooftop terrace and bar with a 360-degree view of the city.

Hotel Danmark
Vester Voldgade 89
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Hotel Danmark

Radisson Collection Royal Hotel Copenhagen Denmark hotel stay

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Radisson Collection Royal Hotel

Positioned in the architectural gem of Copenhagen, the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel – aka SAS Royal – breathes life into Arne Jacobsen’s vision of Danish Modern design. The refurbished skyscraper, the work of Space Copenhagen in 2021, graces the city with its striking 1950s Manhattan aesthetic, echoing inside with a melange of refined lines, curvaceous forms and monochrome marble.  Each signature suite, resplendent with Jacobsen’s timeless Egg and Swan chairs, frames an enchanting cityscape view. Yet, the true pièce de résistance is Room 606, a carefully preserved homage to the original 1960s Jacobsen design.

Radisson Collection Royal Hotel
Hammerichsgade 1
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Space Copenhagen and Radisson Collection Royal Hotel

Skt Petri Copenhagen Denmark hotel stay
Skt Petri Copenhagen Denmark hotel stay

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Hotel Skt Petri

In the heartbeat of Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter, Skt Petri asserts itself as a pinnacle of five-star design elegance. Meticulously remodelled by Norwegian interior designer Anemone Wille Våge, the once Modernist edifice now radiates a mature glamour, interweaving retro allure with surprising Moorish-inspired touches. The grand lobby, punctuated with geometric accents, becomes a dynamic stage where design and comfort meet. The atmospheric Petri Restaurant & Bar at the epicentre delivers an inviting venue that mirrors the hotel’s ethos of refined sophistication, making each visit an immersive design experience.

Hotel Skt Petri
Krystalgade 22
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Hotel Skt Petri

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Hotel Ottilia

In the heart of Copenhagen’s evolving Carlsberg City, Hotel Ottilia boldly reimagines two erstwhile brewery structures into a charismatic destination. Seamlessly weaving its industrial roots with contemporary Nordic design, the hotel exudes a singular charm, characterised by high ceilings, sturdy metal girders, and distinctive golden discs embellishing the façade. Rooms, echoing this aesthetic, boast round windows with views and zipper windows for a unique flair. On the top floor, Tramonto, an upscale Italian restaurant, offers an indulgent culinary experience against a backdrop of stunning vistas. Downstairs, gin lovers find a sanctuary in the lobby bar, where aged malt hoppers add to the atmosphere. Completing the day, a daily wine hour invites guests to savour a complimentary glass amidst the intriguing story of architectural rejuvenation.

Hotel Ottilia
Bryggernes Plads 7
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Hotel Ottilia
The Socialist Copenhagen Denmark hotel stay

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The Socialist

Housed in a striking 1963 transformer station, The Socialist is a feast for the design-conscious, perfectly blending history with modern aesthetics. The original dark bronze façade and iron doors mingle with raw concrete walls and a dramatic high-ceilinged lobby, accentuated by a suspended 3D-printed sculpture. The contemporary art adorning the walls, supplied by a local gallery, introduces an element of creative dynamism. This design oasis is home to 31 beautifully-appointed rooms, a culinary delight named Bobo Food Studio, and is in the pulsating heart of Copenhagen.

The Socialist
Bremerholm 6
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of The Socialist
Grand Joanne Copenhagen Denmark hotel stay

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Grand Joanne

Breathing vibrant life into an iconic 1800s edifice, Grand Joanne stands proudly in Vesterbro’s heart, Copenhagen. With a symphony of 162 individually designed rooms, this hotel encapsulates comfort, from cosy chambers to the exclusive penthouse with its private terrace offering views over Vesterbro. Grand Joanne is not just a place to stay; it’s a cornucopia of experiences, sparking shared memories through music, food, drinks, and culture, emanating an inviting ambience of kindness and genuine warmth. A stay here is a dive into the historical pulse of Copenhagen itself.

Grand Joanne
Vesterbrogade 9A
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Grand Joanne

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