My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Ibsens. The hotel was a good find for us, as we appreciate a bit of style but don't require (or want to pay for) many amenities beyond cleanliness and a good night's sleep.
Having read tripadvisor reviews, we booked a "large" room and were comfortable in the average-size room we were given (top floor, under the eaves, facing the street). We did not have any problems with noise from within or from outside, even when sleeping with the window open on weekend nights. Loved the Hay furnishings and the bed was super comfy. I do think the room needed more lighting, however. And as is the case with many European hotels, a small shelf in/near the shower to hold toiletries would be helpful.
The front desk staff were friendly, but definitely seemed frazzled at times. We found that our TV didn't turn on (of course, we weren't there to watch TV, but we do like staying on top of what's going on in the world), and when my husband first mentioned this to the front desk staff, the response was essentially "too bad" and we were told there were no extra batteries to try in the remote. When we mentioned the TV the next day to another staff member, she said she would look into it while we were out for the day, and she did. Another day our room key went missing after we handed it in before heading out for the day, as is hotel policy. Not a big deal, but it was implied that we lost the key and we were asked several times "you haven't found it yet?" I initially didn't love the fact that our key with room number on it was floating around somewhere, but decided it wasn't a big deal since we weren't storing any valuables in our room. On one of the nights we stayed, there was flooding in parts of the hotel due to excessive rain, so it's understandable that the staff may have been a little overextended.
Location was great for us... easy to get to/from the airport and elsewhere in the city from nearby Norreport station, and easy walking to most of the attractions. Although we didn't know it when we booked, the hotel is super close to the Torvehallerne food market. This turned out to be a huge bonus for us, as we ate there at least 5 times! We also enjoyed brunch at Kalaset across the street. We didn't have breakfast at the hotel (try Grod at Torvehallerne!) or eat at either of the two restaurants, but a good tip is that the kitchen at the tapas place stays open later than most in Copenhagen, which seem to stop serving food by 9pm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ibsens Hotel is an oasis in the heart of the city. It overlooks the Nansensgade area, bustling with café life and small shops. Just a 5-minute walk away, you will find the city lakes in the one direction and Nørreport train and metro station in the other.The lobby area offers a café, a library room and a cozy livingroom area with a fireplace. The minute you step inside, you will sense the Nansensgade atmosphere: ”Mingle” tables, magazine holders, an old record player and beautiful textiles adorning the lobby. All design pieces are made by neighbouring artists. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibsens Hotel Copenhagen