The Best Five-Star Hotels in Copenhagen

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by Sara D'Souza, Chris Moss and Suzanne King, The Telegraph, November 15, 2017

An expert guide to the best five-star hotels in Copenhagen, featuring the top places to stay for cosy spas, top-notch service, innovative restaurants, Scandi-chic décor, personal butlers, leafy courtyards and city views, in locations including Tivoli Gardens, Kongens Nytorv and the Latin Quarter.

Nimb Hotel Copenhagen, Denmark

9Telegraph expert rating

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Located in the leafy Tivoli Gardens, which date back to 1843, the hotel is steeped in history. It was dreamt up in 1909 and was built to be an 'Arabian fantasy castle' with striking Taj Mahal-style turrets. Interiors are typically Danish in design, with Douglas pinewood floors and Øland granite stonework, plus quirky touches such as Moooi’s desk lamps. Nimb is a masterclass in excellent service, which is attentive yet discreet. The mixologists will shake you up any cocktail option without batting an eyelid and the concierge can arrange personal shopping, a guide and a driver, and a vintage bike. There's a small gym and in-room spa treatments are offered. Each room also comes with complimentary butler service. Read expert review. From £325per night. Check availability. Rates provided by 

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Copenhagen Marriott Hotel Copenhagen, Denmark

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As befits a five-star, staff here are are charming, service is polished and there are plenty of facilities to keep guests happy, from ice machines to rental bikes and an executive lounge for guests on the executive floors. Public areas feel quite contemporary, with cool backlit desks in reception and a double-height lobby lounge/bar area, where huge windows along one side frame the harbour view. Beyond is the terrace, with plenty of outdoor seating and potted greenery – perfect for cocktails and people-watching. These are some of the biggest hotel rooms in Copenhagen, with windows and great views. In summer especially it's worth going for a harbour-facing room so you can watch all the waterfront action. Read expert review. From £196per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Radisson Blu Royal Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark

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Designed by celebrated Danish architect Arne Jacobsen (best known for his iconic egg chairs), the hotel was built for airline SAS in the late Fifties and, with 26 floors, was Copenhagen’s first skyscraper. It's sleek and elegant, with an impressive spiral staircase and a spacious lobby. Rooms are decorated in pale wood and plain hues; check out the impressive Arne Jacobsen suite which has a stylish blue, grey and green colour scheme and original Sixties furnishings. A vast gym (with personal trainers on call), single-sex saunas and steam rooms, massage rooms, fitness classes and even gym activities for kids deliver the full Nordic urban lifestyle menu. Read expert review. From £102per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Hotel SKT. PETRI Copenhagen, Denmark

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This listed Modernist building once housed a department store before being turned into a hotel some years ago. The revamped interiors were overseen by Norwegian design studio Anemone Wille Våge, who've brought a grown-up, slightly retro glamour to the bedrooms. Black wood and smoky shades of blue and old gold are livened up by pops of emerald green, and one white wall of each room is covered in a distinctive, Moorish-style geometric moulding. There's an in-house fitness room, bikes for hire and a concierge desk selling Copenhagen Cards, which include free transport and free or discounted admission to many museums and attractions. There are several dining options inside the hotel. Read expert review. From £134per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Nobis Hotel Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark

8Telegraph expert rating

The building that houses Nobis dates from 1903, and was once home to the Royal Danish Academy of Music. It has since been tastefully reworked by Swedish architectural firm Wingårdhs. They’ve respected period features (such as the original ornamental mouldings and grand marble staircase) but not been afraid to add contemporary twists. Service doesn’t yet have the polished ease of the city’s other five-stars but most of the staff are friendly and keen to help. There’s valet parking (450 DKK/£53 per day) and bikes to rent for 250 DKK (£30 per day). In the basement is a small gym and a spa room with two saunas, two showers, a hot stone, cold water plunge pool and a treatment table. Read expert review. From £294per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Hotel d’Angleterre Copenhagen, Denmark

9Telegraph expert rating

This hotel has a place in Copenhagen history: it was founded in 1755, its ballroom has hosted major Danish events for the past couple of centuries (including Amundsen’s return from the South Pole in 1912) and thousands flock here every year to watch the Christmas lights being switched on. But it’s certainly not stuck in the past: this ultra-elegant palace hotel combines period features with bucketloads of contemporary comfort and style. The lower-ground-floor spa has a sauna, hammam, fitness room and pool, the concierge can help with tickets to shows and tables at restaurants, and it’s in prime position on Kongens Nytorv, a grand central square near most of the main attractions. Read expert review. From £349per night.


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