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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?

Located across the street from Copenhagen Central Station and Tivoli Gardens, Villa Copenhagen is part of the Vesterbro neighbourhood. Its former claim to fame was its status as the city’s red-light district but in the last decades, many of the sleazy sex shops and subpar fast food joints have been replaced with hip eateries, fashionable boutiques and cool clubs. Note that some of Vesterbro’s former grit remains, and adds something unique to the neighbourhood’s eclectic vibe.

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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