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“A top class Scandic hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Scandic Front
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sankt AnnAe Plads 21, Copenhagen 1250, Denmark (Indre By)   |  
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Ranked #71 of 117 Hotels in Copenhagen
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“A top class Scandic hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The great thing about travelling in Scandinavia is that you can rest assured that a stay at a Scandic hotel will be uniformly satisfactory. These hotels do, however, vary quite a lot in detail (see my reviews for Stockholm, Karlstad and Helsinki) and the Front hotel in Copenhagen is one of the best I have stayed in. Location is perfect, on the harbour front close to where the sailing ships are moored and just 200 m from Nyhaven - and yet it is not noisy. The jetty for the short boat trip across to the Opera House is 4 minutes walk away. You can have a drink or light lunch on the terrace by the sea outside in the summer, but it is the staff that make this hotel so delightful. From the moment we entered, we were impressed by the courteous receptionist (Camelia) who went out of her way to be helpful. The rooms are good, with decent-sized shower cubicles and smart furnishings. If there are 3 of you sharing, then the Junior Suites are great: we had a very large room with the biggest shower room I have ever seen (about 10 metres square). Breakfast was up to Scandic standard, and is included in the price, as is a fast Wi-Fi. Although we didn't eat there, we noticed that the restaurant is listed in the Michelin guide. We will certainly return here every time we go to Copenhagen.

Room Tip: Superior roooms are larger and the suites are really spacious.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear ADSOxford,

Thank you very much for this review that made us both happy and proud.

We are so glad to see that you enjoyed yourself and that the interaction with the team and especially Camelia was great and just in the spirit we would like it to be.

Thanks for staying with us and welcome back!

Kind regards
Johan Åséll
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Since this is a Scandic chain hotel no need to mention anything about the quality. (surprise - it´s Scandic quality). We were four 40 year old guys who wanted to regress back to our university years stupidity (no spouses!) and Scandic as a sleep over had everything we needed for that. It´s situated on the most picturesque part of Copenhagen in Nyhavn, were you can have expensive beer at terraces next to canals and look at the local youth sipping their Tuborg can beers. And then you realize that you kind a miss those years when If was cool to sip a 1€ can beer and look with pity to the terrace where that 40 year old you is drinking a 12€ beer...

Oh I almost forgot to mention - since this was a A+ trip (did I mention that no spouses) we were so happy that the reception in Scandic was happy to give us late check out with no extra cost and they actually said that we just need to say when and it´s ok. We chose 2pm which turned out to be smart since we went to bed at 7am. Needless to say that none of us made it to breakfast.

One great thing about Scandic Front is that if you want to regress every way to your university years this Hotel is really close to Freetown Christiania, were you can have not-so-expensive not-so-beer. We did, and it was so nice that the hotel was really close after pretending whole night that you are 20 not 40. Did I mention that it was a A+ trip, (no spouses)?

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear HelsinkiMinibee,

Thanks for your review and a great story about your A+ trip, it sounds like you have had a great time and we are happy that you guys enjoyed your self’s!

Thanks for staying with us and welcome back!

Kind regards
Johan Åséll
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The Concierge (Michael & also a young woman whose name escapes me) were very helpful: Got me a ticket to a concert at Tivoli Gardens and recommended 2 wonderful restaurants and a shor4t cut to get there. They really made my stay excellent... ...even the buffet breakfast was top notch.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear Suzanne N,

Thank you so much for writing these kind words about Michael & the young woman they where so happy to read this review.

I am so glad that they made a difference and helped making your stay excellent!

Thank you for staying with us and welcome back.

Kind regards
Johan Åséll
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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This hotel is one block from the busy harbour front with lots of bars and restaurants yet is secluded from the noise of that area, which makes it perfect for a quiet area to stay in and very close to entertainment.
It is centrally located so makes it a perfect choice for those wishing to walk around Copenhagen. There is also a bus stop just along the street which will also take you into town and take you right along to Tivoli's, perfect!
Breakfast was served as a buffet, which is most common in hotels like these, but found the hot food a bit of a disappointment however they did have a good choice of cold hams and cheeses and good fresh fruits.
The rooms were clean and tidy and well laid out, the only slight issue with the room was it wasn't well lit, this wasn't the best went coming back in the evenings, this is not a problem during the day with lovely large windows which do provide a lot of light.

All in all this is a good quality hotel, and would recommend staying here, I myself would stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear andybt55,

Thank you for taking the time writing this review, it is a great help in our work to improve our self.

It´s nice to learn that you enjoyed your stay and the location, I will make sure to have a look at the hot offerings at our breakfast buffet as you mention. The lightning in the rooms will also be looked at.

We are so glad that you would consider coming back again in the future!

Thanks for staying with us and welcome back.

Kind regards
Johan Åséll
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and children loved this hotel!! The location was great--convenient to the train station and a bus stop is just across the street from the hotel. We had a Copenhagen pass and were able to walk to many locations from this boutique hotel. It is on a quiet street just one block away from Nyhavn.

We asked and were given an upgraded room which was a two level room with a living room, bedroom, balcony and a loft bedroom. Great as our children had their private area to relax after a busy day in town. We loved sitting on the balcony in the early morning and at night. The children also liked writing on the chalkboard in the lobby.

Breakfast was great. Lots of choices--breads, meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, eggs. My children loved making nutella and banana crepes each morning. I loved the yogurts and herring. Fresh squeezed juices and hot coffee and teas were also nice. Lots of variety, although some days it was hard to find a table as the hotel was quite busy.

Concierge was the best as United Airlines lost all of our luggage. They were very helpful with getting us to the right people who eventually located our luggage three days after we arrived in Copenhagen.

I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear hrs314,

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so happy to see that you and the family enjoyed your stay with us.

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and welcome back!

Kind regards
Johan Åséll
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

The location is perfect on a quiet street, but only one block away from buissy nyhavn. breakfast is nice and included, it is also open quite long so you will have no trouble making it regardless of when you prefer to get out of bed. service was sweet and polite but a bit clumsy.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear Anne Kristine A

Thank you very much for your review, we are happy for all the feedback we can receive in order to become better.

Glad you liked the location and our breakfast and sorry to here that we acted a bit clumsy.

Thanks for staying with us and welcome back.

kind regards
Johan Åséll
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

We spend the first tonights on the first floor, but next to the staff elevator which was rather annoing. On the secound morning the electric power supply broke down and in the afternoon we had to change rooms. There were annoing noises in the night and the work at the constructionsside started early as well. But on the proside I have to say that the staff was very very nice and helpfull. The design of the rooms is modern and they are quite comfy ... All in all it is worth a stay.

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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear Anna Louisa R,

Thank you for taking the time writing this review.

My apologies for the disturbances from the construction site outside, it is little we can do to change what is going on but let me promise that we are working with the municipality to convincing the starting a bit later in the day.

I am very happy to read your comments about the team and that you all in all had a good stay.

Thank you for staying with us and hope seeing you again!

Kind regards
Johan Åséll
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Additional Information about Scandic Front

Address: Sankt AnnAe Plads 21, Copenhagen 1250, Denmark
Location: Denmark > Zealand > Copenhagen > Indre By
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Copenhagen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Front 4*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Scandic Front hotel is set opposite Copenhagen's contemporary Opera House and has a Danish design, mixing luxury with comfort. ... more   less 
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