AAlong with so much else, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the opening of some of Copenhagen’s cooler hotels. But now that borders are open again to American travelers, booming neighborhoods on its outskirts are ready to welcome guests. For those who still prefer socially remote stays but seek the convenience of hotel amenities like free breakfast, Copenhagen has also seen an increase in the number of single-residence hotels. Whether you’re planning your first trip to Copenhagen or your fifth, consider staying at one of these new hotels that opened in 2020 and 2021.
- District: Christianshavn
- Book now: Starting at $ 380 per night, kajhotel.dk
After having built and lived on their own barge since 2006, Barbara von Haffner and Toke Larsen have decided to share their experience with the world by opening Hotel Kaj in September 2020. Built entirely from salvaged materials, this one-room barge hotel includes special amenities like kayaks for exploring the harbor, plus all the ingredients for making fresh porridge in the morning. Make sure you save room for dinner – the Noma is only a five-minute walk away.
- District: Vesterbro
- Book now: From $ 168 per night, expedia.com
Opened in July 2020 — and appointed to List of AFAR’s Best New Sustainable Hotels in 2021—Villa copenhagen is located in the town’s old post office, which dates back to 1912. Situated at the eastern end of Vesterbro, opposite Central Station and the Cats Corner at Tivoli Gardens, this 390-room grande dame has much more to do than its prime location and luxurious suites. The hotel’s commitment to sustainable development is in line with the Copenhagen goal of becoming the first carbon neutral city by 2025. For example, Danish architect Eva Harlou designed the hotel’s Earth Suite using only recycled materials and textiles. And on the rooftop, the swimming pool is heated using excess energy from the hotel’s cooling systems. The menu focuses on zero food waste and local ingredients – and don’t miss the on-site bakery, Rug, or the newly opened cocktail bar, T37.
Comwell Copenhagen harbor side
- District: Nordhavn
- Book now: Starting at $ 88 per night, expedia.com
In Nordhavn, a former industrial area on the outskirts of the city center, a brilliant new Comwell property opened its doors. This follows on from the new Nordhavn metro line, which now connects commuters to the city center in minutes. The hotel has a business feel with modest gray, blue, and white rooms and large windows. But one of the perks of being a business hotel is that guests have free access to the coworking space. Another plus is the hotel’s easy access to popular cafes (the Andersen and Maillard bakery, which bakes divine croissants, is just around the corner), cycle paths and harbor baths, ideal for swimming. summer or winter (yes, really). —Marie Holland
NH Collection Copenhagen
- District: Christianshavn
- Book now: From $ 170 per night, expedia.com
In September 2021, NH Collection came to Christianshavn, an area known for its canals lined with barges. The hotel rooms are simple and compact; some have a breathtaking view of the harbor. Best of all, its location is a short walk from some of the city’s main attractions, like the colorful houses of Nyhavn and the opulent Christiansborg Palace. It’s also a short bike ride to the booming district of Refshaleøen, with some of the city’s best restaurants including Noma, Amass, and Alchemist. —Marie Holland
- District: Sundholmskvarteret
- Book now: From $ 174 per night, expedia.com
Zoku, a new hotel-apartment-office hybrid, is ideal for those interested in working remotely from Copenhagen, which is a legitimate possibility these days. The hotel has regular rooms as well as smart lofts with comfortable beds, kitchenettes, and work spaces, designed for longer stays. There is even a laundry room and a shared kitchen. Although the location is slightly off the beaten track in Sundholmskvarteret (south of town), it provides an ideal opportunity to explore lesser-known neighborhoods. After all, isn’t that the point of “living” in a new city? The hotel also has many common areas, including a sunny and green rooftop with a bar that serves coffee and cocktails, a coworking space with desks and a ping-pong table (for work breaks), as well as than a 24-hour shop that stocks souvenirs and snacks. —Marie Holland
- District: Brygge Islands
- Book now: Starting at $ 190 per night, booking.com
The newest hotel of the sustainable spirit Danish hotel group Guldsmeden is just a seven minute walk from Islands Brygge metro station, located slightly south of the city center. Not far either? The Michelin-starred restaurant Lark, as well as the Port of Copenhagen where locals congregate to swim during the summer (although there is also a swimming pool on-site). The 212-room property, which debuted in February 2020 and fully reopened in October 2021, showcases Nordic-meets-Bali flair for which the Guldsmeden brand is known. Durable details include linens made from recycled materials, showers designed to reduce water use by 50-90%, and an organic restaurant.
- District: Christianshavn
- Book now: From $ 104 per night, expedia.com
As indicated by his name, Kanalhuset is located in a canal house in the friendly Christianshavn district. Dating back to 1754, the building opened as a hotel in the spring of 2020 with 12 hotel rooms with their own individual aesthetic and 14 apartment-style lodgings for longer stays. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, as well as a shared dinner every evening at 19:00. If you want to continue socializing, you can also participate in the hotel’s various yoga and crochet / knitting classes. When you feel like going out, you’re within a 10-minute walk of some of the best restaurants in the area (and town), including Lola Restaurant, Popl Burger, and Barr.
- District: Indre By (Downtown)
- Book now: From $ 1,131 per night, thedarling.dk
It doesn’t get more central than that. Located right next to Strøget, the main pedestrian shopping street—This unique residence guesthouse opened at the end of 2020 and was curated by design studio Darling Creative. Inside you’ll find classic Danish design: an Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen in the living room, a Septima pendant light by Poul Henningsen in the dining room and Nyhavn desk by Finn Juhl in the study. Want to take something home? The whole guesthouse is purchasable – all you have to do is visit shopthedarling.dk.
- District: Vesterbro
- Book now: From $ 140 per night, expedia.com
Opened in early 2020 by the catering group Cofoco (Copenhagen Food Collective), Coco Hotel has 88 rooms with clean lines of Danish furniture with bright touches of blue and green that will transport you to the south coast of France. Of course, the hotel The Café Coco which spills over into the central courtyard is worth a visit for coffee and light snacks during the day or a glass of natural wine in the evening. In terms of sustainability, the hotel doesn’t stop at using organic linens and avoiding plastic bottles in its rooms. As with all Cofoco restaurants, the hotel is supplied with sustainable energy from the own company solar park in Nees, Denmark.
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