Copenhagen is a city known for it’s price tag, and it can be hard to find a bargain without compromising on the hotel. Thankfully, the city is quite compact, so finding a hotel not slap bang in the city centre isn’t a problem.
A converted 18th century warehouse, Copenhagen Admiral Hotel is a real eye-catcher. The outside has plenty of character, but it’s nothing compared to the inside. The reception is warm and welcoming, and the bar calls for you to sit and enjoy a relaxing drink.
Just a few minutes’ walk from the colourful Nyhavn canal, the hotel sits on Toldbodgade, with stunning views of the waterfront on one side and Amalienborg Palace just steps away on the other side. It’s a gentle 5-10 minute walk to shopping area, and a 15 minute walk to the Little Mermaid statue, which is a must-see when in Copenhagen.
The best word I can use is rustic. Wooden beams crossed the ceiling, and the spacious room had all we needed – a fridge, TV, safe and plenty of wardrobe space. There was also a seating area with a table, and a desk if we needed it too.
The bathroom here didn’t disappoint. I often worry about having to wash my hair in hotels as it’s quite thick, but the power shower washed away (sorry…) my worries. There was also a huge arch-topped mirror, and the down facing lights really added to the ambience.
While we were staying in a standard room, there are a number of different options available, including some fancy looking suites with an upstairs!
I can sleep on pretty much anything, but my boyfriend is very fussy about beds. He actually loved the beds here so much he asked if we could get the same pillows at home, which is praise above anything else. We did so much walking in Copenhagen that we needed something comfortable to come back to, and the hotel did not disappoint.
Eating out in Copenhagen can be quite pricey, and as such we stuck to the bakeries and markets for our meals. However, there is a pretty snazzy restaurant here called SALT Restaurant. As we sat in the bar on our last evening, we spotted a number of people coming off the street to eat in the restaurant, which is usually a very good sign.
If we had wanted anything to eat while we were lounging in our room, there was an impressive 24-hour room service menu to hand. The minibar in the room was also well stocked, though it obviously came with minibar prices. We tend to use a minibar to put our own drinks in, but they have smart technology here that tells them when you’ve taken things out of the minibar. I had to quickly explain when we were checking out that we had taken stuff out, but we’d put it back and used the fridge for our own things. Of course, the receptionist was lovely and fixed the minibar charge for us.
The staff here were lovely and super helpful from the second we arrived to the second we left. They were not only able to offer advice and suggestions for things to see and the local favourites for places to eat, but they were so friendly that the moment we arrived I knew I was going to love it here.
There’s also a secure luggage store room, which meant we could drop our bags and explore without worrying about our stuff. And of course, free Wi-Fi, which was speedy and had no ‘lulls’ during the busy times. If you didn’t bring a Wi-Fi enabled device, there are also computers available in the reception area. If you’d rather be out and about, bikes are available to hire from reception for a reasonable fee, and there’s a sauna and steam room you can check out when you get back.
Although the hotel has no control over this, one of my favourite things was the view from our room. We were lucky enough to be looking out over the river, and the sunrise in the morning was so pretty!
Would I recommend this hotel?
Without a second thought I would recommend this hotel. The location is spot on for exploring Copenhagen, the staff are lovely and so helpful and the hotel itself is full of character. Could you really ask for more?
The important stuff!
Hotel Website: www.admiralhotel.dk
Official rating: 4 star
TripAdvisor rating: 4 out of 5
You can see what I got up to in Copenhagen here.