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Top 11 Hotels in Copenhagen, Denmark

Postcard-perfect architecture and colorful houses, elegant palaces with moats and surrounded by landscaped gardens, uber-cool urban culture, and a strong presence of water. Welcome to Copenhagen, one of the best places to live and to visit in Europe. Here, bicycles are more popular than cars, the city harbor is so clean you can take a plunge, and the comfort of living is not an empty word. It is the capital of hygge, after all. These are the top hotels in Copenhagen for the ultimate holiday in this fantastic city.

Best in the City Center: 71 Nyhavn Hotel
Best 5-Star Luxury: Nimb Hotel
Best Boutique: 25hours Hotel Indre By
Best Near Airport: Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Best for Families: Apēron Apartment Hotel

Nimb Hotel Nimb Hotel
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Nimb Hotel

An imposing Moorish castle in the middle of the city, Nimb Hotel is among the top hotels in Copenhagen. Set in a building from 1909, the accommodation is part of the famous Tivoli, the Danish capital’s most beloved amusement park. Coming here, you’re entering the world of unapologetic luxury, steps from all the top attractions in the city. Expect tastefully designed rooms and suites with pleasant vistas, soaking tubs, and art pieces inside. There is a quintessential wellness wing and a sublime rooftop with a pool. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Panoramic rooftop terrace with a pool and bar

  • Spa center with a hammam and steam area

  • French brasserie and Danish sandwich shop on-site 

NH Collection Copenhagen NH Collection Copenhagen
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NH Collection Copenhagen

A poster child for a chic Scandinavian design, the NH Collection Copenhagen is the perfect pick for a five-star hotel in one of Scandinavia’s top places to visit. You’ll stay right on the harbor with all-encompassing city views from the panoramic suite windows. Quaint Christianshavn neighborhood is right at your doorstep with beautiful canals, cozy coffee shops, and the Free State of Christiania nearby. This hotel is a fantastic city base if you value great service and an all-around comfortable stay. 

Key Amenities: 

  • 24/7 gym with cardiovascular machines and weights

  • Rooftop bar and lounge with city views

  • Multiple fully equipped meeting rooms for events

Admiral Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
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Admiral

Rich heritage and contemporary Danish design intertwine at Admiral, a harborside hotel gem of Copenhagen. The location is unbeatable. You’re right next to the water and steps away from such popular city attractions as the colorful Nyhavn, Amalienborg royal palace, and the iconic Little Mermaid. The units here are a delightful amalgam of 18th-century interiors with ultra-modern touches. This five-star hotel is an atmospheric lodging that perfectly captures Copenhagen’s character but pairs it with impeccable comfort. For the best experience, choose the rooms that overlook the harbor. 

Key Amenities: 

  • SALT restaurant on-site serving Scandinavian cuisine

  • In-room sommelier and shopping service

  • Historic schooner excursions organized for guests

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Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

An icon of the world’s modernist movement and the only skyscraper in Copenhagen, the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen is a 1960-built Arne Jacobsen-designed Radisson and a top choice for business travelers and any architecture buffs. The railway station is across the street, City Hall Square is steps away on foot, and the popular Strøget shopping street is really close by. You can get rooms overlooking the whole of Copenhagen, a plus of living in a skyscraper. Recently fully renovated, the hotel pays homage to its modernist roots but doesn’t forget to be comfortably luxurious in the process. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Fitness center on-site

  • 24-hour room service with concierge

  • Japanese-Peruvian fusion ISSEI restaurant

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
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Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen’s airport is easily one of the best in the world with its modern big terminal, closeness to the city center, and excellent metro connection. Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport is how you experience it on your own terms. Connected to the terminal by a walkway, it’s the perfect lodging for a layover without the shuttle hassle. Scandinavian minimalist design is a defining feature here, but you also have large, well-illuminated rooms, a respectable restaurant on-site, and even a wellness center. In other words, it’s equally good for both catching early flights and staying for Copenhagen exploration, even if just for 48 hours. The metro station right outside allows you to be in the center in under 20 minutes.

Key Amenities: 

  • The Social Bar & Bistro on-site with menu of international cuisine 

  • Access to a heated saltwater pool

  • Spa with multiple treatment rooms and an aroma steam room

25hours Hotel Indre By 25hours Hotel Indre By
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25hours Hotel Indre By

Set right next to the iconic Round Tower from the 17th century, 25hours Hotel Indre By is one of the best boutique hotels in Copenhagen. When you’re in the country of Hans Christian Andersen, a fairytale atmosphere won’t hurt. This lodging boasts colorful decor that is elegant and playful at the same time. Before becoming a hotel, the building hosted a porcelain factory and then a university. Themed rooms give a nod to the past with curated interiors, and the overall vibe is extremely cheerful. Make sure to grab a bike (there’s a rental on-site) and explore Copenhagen the authentic way. 

Key Amenities: 

  • In-house restaurant, cafe, and lobby bar

  • Fitness studio with Technogym equipment 

  • Outdoor sauna with a terrace and loungers

  • Souvenir shop on-site

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citizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen

You can’t get more central than Rådhuspladsen. Set right next to the City Hall and Strøget Street, citizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen is a top city hotel in Copenhagen that has all the right ingredients for a perfectly central stay. You have minimalist but functional rooms, affordable prices, and plenty of high-tech features. Mood lights, Smart TVs with Netflix and Chromecast, blackout blinds, and free WiFi are provided in the units. The large lobby area with a lounge and workspace is perfect for socializing. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Guest use of ironing rooms and iMacs

  • canteenM bar with 24/7 snacks and drinks

  • On-site shop stocked with the essentials

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Charlottehaven

Live like a local and enjoy the premier sea views from Charlottehaven’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Located steps away from Nordhavn metro station in the calm residential Østerbro district, Charlottehaven is one of the best hotels for families in Copenhagen. Its bright, spacious, apartment-like units will be ideal for staying with children or for longer stays in the Danish capital. You’ve got Scandinavian-style furniture, fully equipped kitchens, and private balconies in the suites. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Modern gym with Matrix Fitness equipment  

  • 20-meter-long heated indoor pool 

  • Squash court and sauna on-site

Apēron Apartment Hotel Apēron Apartment Hotel
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Apēron Apartment Hotel

How about living in a full-fledged apartment in the heart of Copenhagen with easy access to all the attractions? Apēron Apartment Hotel boasts excellent amenities and delivers superb value for family stays. Guests loved the super central location, the modern facilities, and the efficient communication with the staff. A fully stocked kitchen is a nice touch to prepare your own meals, the Smart TV with Netflix is always a welcome feature, and the free WiFi is a plus. Nørreport metro station close by gets you around the city and straight to the airport, too. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Laundry room on-site

  • Free luggage storage

  • Bicycle rentals available

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Hotel Sanders

A hip boutique in the very center of Copenhagen that expertly balances homey and glamorous, Hotel Sanders is for style connoisseurs. The location couldn’t be better, with the photogenic Nyhavn waterfront around the corner, Kongens Nytorv metro steps away, and the harbor promenade nearby. The rooms bear a resemblance to luxurious train carriages with a touch of hygge gentleness, while the TATA cocktail bar is a go-to place for inspired drinking in a 50s setting. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Sanders Kitchen with menu of international gourmet fare

  • Private boat tours and excursions available

  • Bicycle rentals on-site

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71 Nyhavn Hotel

Get to the very bottom of Copenhagen’s historical heritage and stay in a converted warehouse dating back to 1805. 71 Nyhavn Hotel is just that, your luxurious abode in the epicenter of the city’s most popular neighborhood. Living here means having a top-notch harbor view from Scandi-meets-traditional rooms and suites. The large exposed wood beams set the scene and exude strong local character, while the furniture creates a feeling of coziness, and the service is first-class. Il Rosmarino, the on-site restaurant, is responsible for mouthwatering Italian cuisine in a delightful historical setting. 

Key Amenities: 

  • Bike and car rental on-site

  • Laundry and dry cleaning service

  • Turndown service available

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