My wife and I and our two children spent a few days in Copenhagen in November 2009. We stayed two nights at this hotel. The hotel location is right in the middle of the most commonly photographed and scenic tourist area in Copenhagen. The area is simply delightful. It is within walking distance of the Royal Danish Theatre, a metro station, Amalienborg Palace, and many other sites. The hotel is an older hotel with unique idiosyncrasies. You must walk up stairs from street level to reach the hotel lobby, so avoid this hotel if you are handicap. If you need help hauling your bags up the stairs, just ask at the front desk and they will send someone down to carry your bags. The elevator to the rooms is very tiny, so if you have a lot of luggage or several people, you will need to take multiple trips in the elevator to get everything and everyone to your room.
We chose our room because it had four beds, and was one of the few locations in Copenhagen where we could all stay without paying for two rooms. The hotel rate was reasonable for Copenhagen, which is normally very expensive. The room itself was large by Copenhagen standards. The bathroom was unique, as it did not have a separate shower. Instead you pull a shower curtain around a corner of the floor. As a result, the water from the shower runs all over the floor. The sink is just a basin with no adjoining counter space, so if you need to do your make-up, hair, etc. it is difficult to find a place to set your things. The bathroom set-up is the worst part of this hotel experience, and if it wasn't for the good price, great location, great breakfast, and friendly staff, I would have rated this hotel lower for that reason alone.
Our corner room overlooked Nyhavn, which was a very pleasant view, especially at night. We could open our windows and connect with Nyhaven. I do not recall being affected by the street noise while we slept.
The hotel served a complimentary breakfast, which was a traditional Danish breakfast of fruit, cheeses, meats, pastries, yogurt, etc. The breakfast was great.
The staff were friendly and welcoming, and everyone spoke English (as do most people in Copenhagen). This is not a five-star hotel, but a comfortable little boutique hotel that had its quirks. As long as you are willing to overlook the quirks and fully embrace the culture, the hotel will meet your needs. I would stay there again.
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- Somandshjemmet Bethel Copenhagen
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