Considered one of Europe’s style capitals thanks to its wealth of homegrown fashion, design brands and effortless street style, Denmark’s thriving capital is a must-visit for shopping. But Copenhagen is no one-trick pony. Thanks to the likes of Claus Meyer and Rene Redzepi reinventing Nordic cuisine at Noma – four times crowned Best Restaurant in the World – its gastronomic prowess has earned it a place on every foodie’s map too.
The city itself is also considered a benchmark for sustainable living; more people own bikes than cars, and it just feels clean. Copenhagen also boasts a burgeoning art scene and a cool coffee-shop culture, meaning there’s plenty to see and do, whether you’re there for a day, a week or a long weekend.
Despite its central location amidst the energy and excitement of daily Copenhagen life, Woodah-Hostel is a haven of relaxation, offering an affordable and comfortable stay in an eco-conscious environment. The ethos behind Woodah is appealing; their mission statement “healthy rather than wealthy” is derived from owner Maj’s own travel adventures. Having travelled the globe from the age of 19 uncovering the world’s best surfing spots, she came back home with the desire to establish the ideal base for fellow travellers to explore Copenhagen. With optional morning yoga and organic breakfast included, as well as a 24-hour café selling local sustainable products, Woodah aims to provide an enriching travel experience.
Rooms from £23 per night.
This stylish hotel is a stone’s throw away from Copenhagen Town Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens, in the heart of the city. In addition to its central location, it offers a true Danish experience – rooms throughout the hotel are furnished with work from the seven most renowned Danish designers of the 20th Century. Deluxe rooms and suites are dedicated entirely to Danish icons such as Finn Juhl, Verner Panton and Børge Mogensen, making for an interesting cultural experience.
From £76 per night for a single room or £90 per night for a double room.
For an accommodation experience like no other, opt to stay on CPH Living, the city’s floating hotel. Housed in a converted barge, this trendy spot features contemporary Danish furnishings throughout, including precious woods, with 12 rooms offering both harbour and city views, as well as a great rooftop terrace, perfect for watching the sun go down with a beer in the Danish summer.
Doubles from around £167 a night.
If there’s one boutique hotel in Copenhagen that excels when it comes to location, style, and facilities, it’s the uber cool Hotel SP34. Based in the city’s vibrant Latin quarter, Hotel SP34 has its own cinema, two bars and two restaurants – one of which, Cocks and Cows, serves arguably the best burger in Copenhagen. Throw in a delicious organic breakfast and pared-back yet comfortable rooms and it’s easy to see why this hotel is one of the city’s finest.
Double rooms from around £110 a night.
If you’re looking to blow the budget, this super stylish 288-room hotel in the city centre is a great spot to see and be seen. Currently under refurbishment, when the hotel reopens in spring 2017 you can expect a haven of laidback luxury, with the owners bringing together art, design, high quality amenities and exceptional service, making this a must-stay for a long weekend in Copenhagen.
Double rooms from £130 a night.
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