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Helnan Marselis Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strandvejen 25, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a hotel with an interesting story, but it would need a big transformation, everything is old and out of date, Staff friendly, breakfast good, oustanding location, but that is all I did apreciate

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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start with things that I like about this hotel. It's located literally on the beach ( quite nice during summer) and the rooms are nicely decorated.... BUT : - the pool is of a size of a puddle - bad smell from drains which happens quite often - wi-fi don't work in every room So overall for its... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I only stopped for two nights whilst working locally, the view is fantastic and so relaxing. the restaurant can be hit and miss, but a great chance is being mist by management a little music and a wider choice of fine foods is needed and possibly a terrace coffee shop to attract more people in. Rest of the hotel was... More

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Mark F, Manager at Helnan Marselis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrro5e I agree, we are very fortunate to have a fantastic view at Helnan Marselis Hotel. Under normal circumstances we do have music in our restaurant and our recreational areas around the hotel but unfortunately it must not have been working during your stay. Our menu might not have the biggest selection to choose from but we do however... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The hotel is ok. Located right on the sea and reasonably close to the centre of the city (by car). All was good until breakfast. They ran out of bowls and rather than getting someone to wash the many dirty ones around, we were told to use glasses or mugs. It's pretty difficult to eat cereal out of a mug.... More

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Mark F, Manager at Helnan Marselis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AWWA_66 Sounds like you had a very bad experience at the breakfast. Using mugs and glasses for cereal and having ice cubes in the milk is not our standard and I would like it if you would inform me of the date in question on the following mail fb-marselis@helnan.dk Regarding the incident with the embarrassed parents - our breakfast... More

Lillestrom, Norway
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights when visiting Aarhus on a business trip. Arrived on Sunday at 6 pm, really hungry, but the restaurant was closed!! (?) The bar was also closed. So I had do drive in to town to buy me some dinner. Rooms are really getting tired compared to the high price for this hotel. They... More

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Mark F, Manager at Helnan Marselis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Thorsgaard Thank you for taking time to review Helnan Marselis Hotel. It is unfortunate that you were not informed about the fact that our restaurant is closed on Sundays – it should however be mentioned on your confirmation or by our staff upon booking. We do have sandwiches available for sale in the reception together with soft drinks, beer... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I usually stay in a hotel in the centre of Arhus, but the team thought it would be nice to stay on the beach for our yearly team meeting. A mistake. The whole hotel is still in the 1970's. design, furniture and facilities. When entering the room, a damp, cigarette, smell came on me, and it was hot. The temperature... More

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Mark F, Manager at Helnan Marselis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marjo1187 First of all thank you for taking time to write a review on Tripadvisor – we take every review very seriously . Helnan Marselis Hotel is indeed an older hotel and is not trying to be a minimalistic modern hotel – our strength is on the other hand charm, warmth and location. Seeing that we are in Scandinavia... More

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

First & Foremost thing to say is about the Amazing Sea View from almost every rooms in the Hotel. Everyday you would fall in love to see the Sun rise & Sun Set in the Sea :) Small indoor Swimming pool, sauna bath & Fitness center are well maintained. Food is typical Danish style & being Indian, it was difficult... More

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Mark F, Direktør at Helnan Marselis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shanmugas, Thank you very much for the nice review you wrote on our tripadvisor site. I hope that you managed to find some food for both lunch and dinner, we do have some nice made fresh sandwiches sold from the reception and our staff would have been happy to assist you in ordering some take away or book a... More

Aarhus, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The hotel is in the forest and with a fantastic view at the seaside. Excellent place to go for a walk/run. The staff is very nice and helpfull. The hotel seems a little old and needs a make over.. I wasn't impressed by the food - at any meals. I had lunch twice and the dishes was almost the same... More

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Mark F, Direktør at Helnan Marselis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MEB280164, Thank you for making a review on Tripadvisor regarding Helnan Marselis Hotel. Very nice to hear that you used the nice location for running/walking and that our staff took well care of you. We are actually upgrading the hotel at the moment, with new luminaire for many bathrooms, new pillows for all rooms, painting many rooms and new... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Helnan is such a nice hotel. Well appointed rooms, sea views, gym, pool with good bar and fantastic food. The hotel is well located too, just a 10 minute walk to the harbour which has a fantastic fish restaurant and bars.

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Helnanmarselishotel, Direktør at Helnan Marselis Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chopper_Bass, I would like to thank you for the nice review made here on trip-advisor regarding our hotel. We all also really do enjoy working at this beautiful location every day. Wish you a pleasant day and looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best regards Mark Fisher Managing Director More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I arrived around 21:30 - 22:00 and there were no staff in the reception and I had to wait for 10-15 minutes before the staff arrived. Maybe because of sick staff. the room was nice although a bit dated. The breakfast was very nice with all what you could expect.

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Address: Strandvejen 25, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
Location: Denmark > Jutland > East Jutland > Aarhus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Helnan Marselis Hotel 4*
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Helnan Marselis HotelOverlooking miles of elegant Danish coastline, Helnan Marselis Hotel reflects the timeless elegance and beauty of the Kattegat Sea. Guest are invited to experience a unique combination of nature and culture through the property’s extensive history and surroundings. Situated between the sea and the beautiful Marselisborg forest, the hotel is ideally located near the royal family’s summer residence and the vibrant but charming city of AarhusLuxurious rooms and facilities such as our indoor swimming pool, fitness room and gym, ensure our guests a unique and memorable experience. Recent careful renovations have successfully consolidated Helnan Marselis Hotel’s position as one of Scandinavia’s most attractive hotels. ... more   less 
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