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Copenhagen, Denmark

Villa Copenhagen

What’s the hotel in a nutshell?

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.

What are the rooms like?

The hotel’s 390 rooms are warm, inviting and – in comparison with the opulent courtyard lobby – surprisingly understated, featuring natural colours, herringbone floors, and high ceilings. This being Denmark, sustainability is considered throughout the entire property and the Earth Suite, designed by Danish architect Eva Harlou, is no exception. Everything from the masonry and brickwork to the bed linen and furniture is 100% sustainable. 

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What else?

Instead of a hotel reception, guests are met by Villa Copenhagen’s vast, light-filled atrium lobby – an elegant living room where events, concerts and popups are held to attract visitors and locals alike. Free-roaming check-in staff are at hand to help out. A 25-meter long rooftop pool, a rarity in Scandinavia, is heated with excess heat from the hotel. An impressive breakfast buffé is served in the former post office’s sorting room, and in-house bakery Rug provides a constant flow of freshly baked bread and pastries. At casual bistro Kontrast, locally sourced produce is transformed into dishes with a cosmopolitan flair.

What’s the neighbourhood like?

Vesterbro is the beating heart of Copenhagen, where the city’s gritty past meets its trendy present. Once known for its red-light district and meatpacking district, Vesterbro has undergone a major transformation in recent years. Now, it’s a vibrant and eclectic neighbourhood, filled with trendy cafes, bars, and restaurants, trendy boutiques and colourful street art. Carlsberg Byen, the former brewery of the Carlsberg beer brand, is a must-see in the area. It’s a unique blend of old and new, where 19th-century industrial architecture meets modern design. The area is perfect for those looking for a more alternative and bohemian experience, with a good mix of local and international crowds.

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Details

Villa Copenhagen
Tietgensgade 35–39
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Villa Copenhagen

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Details

Villa Copenhagen
Tietgensgade 35–39
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Photography courtesy of Villa Copenhagen

Urban

Rural

Trendy

Classic

Happening

Serene

Affordable

Lavish

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