Unusual hotels in Copenhagen

Here yoou will find description of 2 unique hotels in Copenhagen. If you are really looking for an exclusive place of accommodation with a high level of service, located in the city center for a very reasonable price, you should consider: CPH Living - a hotel boat, which is located on the city canal or an Alexandra hotel, recreated with historical accuracy, furniture, wallpaper, lamps, fabrics and wood paneling from the era of great Danish designers mid-20th century.

CPH Living

Address: Langebrogade 1C, Copenhagen  
Web: CPH Living
Email: info@cphliving.com
Distance from the city center: 500 meter, to the airport 8,2 km
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Basic information about the hotel: 
CPH Living is one of the most unusual hotels in Copenhagen. The hotel is a boat, moored near the bridge Langebro in the city center. Staying at this hotel guarantees you an unforgettable time in Copenhagen, because combines a relaxed holiday by the water and proximity to the city life. It offers modern rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi internet. The large floor-to-ceiling windows guarantees beautiful views to the water and the city. Every morning you will get a typical Danish breakfast. During the day you may enjoy free tea and coffee. As a guests at CPH Living, you can store food and beverages in the shared refrigerator at the reception. On the upper deck, there is a bar - cafeteria where breakfast is also served every morning with astonishing views of the city.

Double room - from 1075 DKK per night. The room rate includes breakfast and VAT 25%. In the season from April to November, prices may be higher, but you can check it out on the website of the hotel, if you decide to stay there. The hotel is not big, only 12 rooms, so it's a good idea to book accommodation in advance. Paying by credit card, be aware that you will be charged an extra commission. You have to pay for your stay upon arrival unlike many other hotels in Copenhagen. 

Free services:
Wi - Fi Internet, coffee / tea in the hotel reception. Each room has a hair dryer, heated floors, and a flat screen TV with cable TV. Common fridge at the reception. It is possible to rent an iron and ironing board.

Paid services:
The vending machine with soft drinks and snacks at the reception.

Reviews from www.tripadvisor.com (10 is the highest mark, 0 the lowest mark)

Q58, Atlantic City - “Right on the water”, traveled as a couple

"We enjoyed our stay although not the most comfortable room we've stayed in. My wife found the bed to be uncomfortable and the room was very warm. We ended up opening a window for part of the night to try to cool down. The room itself was compact, but not cramped, and the breakfast was nice. The view is great and we discovered we could hop on a water taxi just down the canal a bit."

Value: 8               Sleep Quality: 6               Service: 8

d1471147, Edinburgh, United Kingdom - “Beautiful views, lovely hotel but a bit too warm!”

"Stayed here for a weekend. We were in one of the rooms on the top floor.The views were amazing, and the hotel is very close to many attractions, only ~15 minutes walk to tivoli/main train station. There is a see-through window into the bedroom from the shower and the door to the bathroom is also see-through which was a bit odd, would have preferred more privacy. Also, the room was extremely hot. Had the window open all night, which unfortunately means you can't close one of the jalousie and it was still roasting!  Overall though the hotel is great, and the great views and location totally outweigh the odd bathroom!"

Value: 8               Sleep Quality: 8               Service: 8

heyitskelly, Durham, United Kingdom - “Great location but not perfect”, traveled as a couple

"The hotel is located in a great area, about 15 mins walk from the central train station and very close to the town (we didn't use public transport for our whole trip in Copenhagen).

The room was basic, but fine for us, and it initially appeared clean and tidy. The window from the bathroom into the bedroom is a bit weird, especially if you are showering and your other half forgets and opens the jalousie - some boats pass by the hotel very close! This might not have been as much of a problem, if you were on the upper floor.

The housekeeping left a little to be desired. On our second day, when we came back to the hotel we discovered that the black blanket/cover that had been on our bed the previous night had been removed. It wasn't a huge deal as we still had the duvets, but the room was cold and it would have been nice to have the extra warmth. On the third day when we came back we were disappointed that our room hadn't been cleaned at all - towels were, where we left them (and wet) and the bed hadn't been made. This was after 6/7pm so there were no staff around for us to ask. It's not the cheapest hotel in the world so for them to take such little care was a bit of a let down. 

The breakfast was fine - pastries, bread rolls, cheese and ham, with hot drinks free from a machine in the reception area all day and night. Overall the stay was fine and we really enjoyed our time in Copenhagen, but I doubt we would return to this hotel without some changes in their housekeeping policy."

Value: 6               Sleep Quality: 6               Service: 6

emmy_7, Maryland - “Amazing location”, traveled as a couple

"We do like boats, its true, but who could fail to love this place? The only drawback is that its not a large hotel, so book early. Rooms are either right on the water level, or a floor above. We came eye to eye with a cormorant one morning. You are located a few blocks from the main train station so it was an easy walk. The breakfast was convenient, and the staff kind and helpful."

Value: 10               Sleep Quality: 10               Service: 10

GoochFamily, Kitchener, Canada - “Cool concept hotel”, traveled as a couple

Plus side:
- The breakfast is very much continental, but it is included.
- There is wifi.
- The bed was actually VERY comfortable.
- The rooms were modest, but had everything you needed.
- The roof deck is beautiful and, had the weather been better during our visit, we could imagine having drinks up there and enjoying the city.
- It is well located with a reasonable walk from either the Metro or the main train station.

Neutral to Negative:
- The spiral staircase is cool, but steep and can be a challenge with luggage.
- The bathroom was a bit off-setting as the door was glass and when seated on the toilet you didn't have a lot of privacy from the hall. If modesty / privacy is an issue, then this isn't your hotel.

The plus outweigh neutral/negatives!

Value: 8               Sleep Quality: 10               Service: 8 

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Hotel Alexandra

Address: H.C. Andersens Boulevard 8, Copenhagen
Web: Hotel Alexandra
Email: reservations@hotel-alexandra.dk
Distance from the city center: 0 meter, to the airport 13 km
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Photos of the hotel:

Video about Alexandra hotel:

Basic information about the hotel:
Alexandra Hotel is a small, authentic hotel in the heart of Copenhagen. People working here love Danish design so much, that they restored all the rooms of this hotel in the style of the 50s and 60s of 20th century. Anyone now can boast that touched the era of the great Danish designers of the mid-20th century and lived in rooms recreated with historical accuracy, furniture, wallpaper, lamps, fabrics and wood paneling.

Renovation of the hotel finished in March 2014, so all rooms are relatively new. Hotel Alexandra has only 61 rooms, with capacity from 11 to 25 square meters. At the same time there are 2 suites of 35 square meters.  Both suites represent 2 rooms appartment, one of which is decorated as a bedroom, while the second room is a living room with city views from the windows. Both suites are named after great dahish designers Finn Juhl and Verner Panton and represent a nearly museums of Danish furniture designers mid-20th century.

Hotel Alexandra will perfectly suit to all lovers of Danish design. It is possible not only to see the furniture of famous Danish designers, but also sit in those chairs, get the spirit of the era through the interior of mid-20th century. Unusually, expensive and colorful. Followed with all the modern facilities: soundproof windows, flat-screen plasma TV, speakers for Iphones, wireless internet. That is where we see a stunning mix of Danish design and modern technology.

Single room - 1190 by DKK; double room - 1230 DKK; Suite - from 1990 DKK. Extra bed for children from 3 to 12 DKK 197,50 per person per night. Extra bed for adults DKK 395 per person per night.

The room rate includes breakfast and VAT 25%. In the season from April to November, prices may be higher up to 20%. The hotel is not big, so it is a good idea to book accommodation in advance. Paying by credit card be aware, that you will be charged a small commission fee. You will be asked to pay for your room upon arrival. 

Free services:
Wi Fi Internet, coffee, tea and bottled water available in the lobby. Free delivery and serving breakfast in the room. Newspapers, Non-smoking, allergic rooms on request, trouser press, soundproof windows, safe, luggage storage, 24/7 reception resk, designed rooms.

Paid services:
Business center, bicycle rentals, laundry, dry cleaning, currency exchange, fax / photocopying, delivery of food and drinks in the room, car rental. The possibility of buying a beer, wine, mineral water and sweets in the vending machine in the lobby. 

Reviews from www.tripadvisor.com (10 is the highest mark, 0 the lowest mark), traveled as a couple

Norman G - “A great hotel in a great location”

"We stayed at the Hotel Alexandra for three nights in late November during a short break to Copenhagen. The hotel is in a great location and is within easy walking distance to lots of the main sights such as the Tivoli Gardens, the Round Tower and the Christansborg Slot. It is also close to loads of restaurants and the front desk will gladly give you recommendations based on the type of food you want to try.

We stayed in the Collector's Suite which is well worth the extra money for the additional space and the amazing Danish designed furniture and decor. The hotel staff were really helpful with all of our requests, but what made it so special was what happened after we checked out. We had left some jewellery in our room and did not realize it until we arrived home. I contacted the hotel via email and they very quickly responded that they had the jewellery and would send it on to my home address. After providing them with the required details etc. they sent off the package and it arrived safely at our home a couple of weeks later. They kept me fully in touch with what they were doing and gave me the tracking number for the package so that I could monitor progress. Now that is customer service and we will be back at the Hotel Alexandra whenever we return to Copenhagen."

Value: 10               Sleep Quality: 10               Service: 10

MJDuncan07, Fife, Scotland - “Loved it”, traveled as a couple

"Our first trip away as a couple in over 6 years didn't disappoint with the Alexandra Hotel providing the accommodation. Only a five minute walk from the Metro, we were met by lovely staff who were more than happy to give us advice regards our first visit to the city. Fabulous corner room on the 4th floor with a small balcony & two chairs, perfect for Dec!

Clean, well designed & beautifully furnished. Lovely toiletries, heated bathroom floors and an environmental policy allowing you to opt out of room cleaning. We didn't use restaurant but complimentary glass of wine in the stylish lobby on our return each night was welcome. Great location and although we walked everywhere, bikes readily available for hire to guests."

Value: 10               Sleep Quality: 8               Service: 10

nickvn, Leeds - “Nice typically Danish hotel”

"The hotel is very centrally located near very nice bars and restaurants. Studiestræde is the street you want to go to which is practically outside the hotel. Here you will find living room and bar 7 which are a must. The hotel is full of Danish designed furniture which gives it a nice homely, but modern feel. Rooms are reasonable, but offer all necessary amenities. When you come back to the hotel after 10 pm, the receptionist gives you a free large glass of red wine or something else if you're not into wine. This was a pleasant surprise which we naturally took advantage of every evening :)"

Value: 10               Sleep Quality: 8               Service: 10

SkiSierra - “Friendly Hotel in Copenhagen's Center”, traveled with friends

"Nice, quiet and clean room towards the inner court. Small, but well laid out. Friendly and helpful staff gave good recommendations for restaurants and attractions. Hotel is centrally located close to City Hall and most attractions are within easy walking distance (full disclosure: we walk a lot). We did not use car or public transportation during our stay, because it was not needed. Hotel was easy to find once we made it to the center of town: It helps to have a good city map with major access routes before you get into Copenhagen! Maps do not seem to be easily available at gas stations in the outskirts. We found the locals very helpful, excellent English was spoken almost everywhere.

Room Tip: Rooms toward the inner court are quieter, outside ones seem to be bigger, but get more street noise."

Value: 8               Sleep Quality: 8               Service: 8

Mr_Grey81, Sydney - “Convenient and clean”, traveled as a couple

"The hotel is a 5 - 10 minute walk from central station (with luggage) and we found that it was a comfortable walk to all of the attractions. The convenience of the location can not be over stayed.

The room was of an ok size (small, but as expected), perfectly clean and would be particularly appealing to those with an interest in Danish furniture design. There was a shortage of space for luggage when travelling as a couple. Our room overlooked a major road and, as expected, there was a little bit of noise from the traffic, however it was not enough to interfere with sleep. With the window closed the noise was significantly reduced. Staff were polite and helpful. Despite my original fears, English was not a problem. The beds were warm and comfortable and was a very good size.

The only real negatives I would note:
Security - when you leave the property you're expected to drop off the key however to get the key back all that was needed was the room number. I was a little worried that anyone could walk up and give my room number and have access to my room.

Breakfast - we went for breakfast at the hotel one morning and found that it did not offer big value for money, there was a limited selection and we preferred to visit other cafes in the area. I would certainly stay here again."

Value: 8               Sleep Quality: 6               Service: 8

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