The Palace Hotel was part of our pre cruise package with Holland America which means that there were a large number of other cruise guests and gave us the opportunity to meet a few as well.
We arrived to the hotel rather early, 8:30 AM, and were sure that our room would not be ready as is usually the case while traveling to Europe. After being greeted by very friendly staff we were pleasantly surprised that all of the rooms were ready and that we were all good to go.
The hotel is a little older without A/C but the rooms were spotless and we had a small balcony overlooking the Town Hall Square. The square was a little noisy with some type of an event with music but what can you expect in the middle of the city?
We had lunch at the outside hotel café which was a little pricey by American standards but pretty much the norm in Denmark. If you are reading this then you should prepare for high food prices in Copenhagen like $10 for coffee and a Danish and $25 for a chicken club sandwich. Two small beers in the hotel lounge ran us $14.
Breakfast the following morning was a Danish buffet with typical items to offer that were all fresh and the baked goods were exceptional. The staff did a very good job of taking care of the large cruise guest attendance.
If your tastes gravitate more to Burger King there is one right next door for your convenience.
The Stroget(?) pedestrian shopping street is right around the corner and terminates a number of blocks down very close to the Nyhaven district that has a number of outdoor cafes and is home to the harbor cruise industry there.
A word of caution to non smokers is that the café’s all allow outdoor smoking so if that is a problem you should choose your seats wisely.
If you are looking for a bottle of wine to have a taste in your room there is a very nice wine shop just at the end of The Stroget on the right hand side that has a number of value priced bottles around $12 or so.
The Tivoli amusement park is right across the street and well worth the $12 admission to walk around and check out the people enjoying themselves and the park that inspired Walt Disney.
If we ever return to Copenhagen The Palace will be on our radar for sure.
PS. Watch out for the bicycle riders as they have their own lane which is sometimes hard to remember.
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- Set in the very heart of Copenhagen, the Scandic Palace Hotel is well-established in its rich cultural and historical surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Scandic Palace
- Scandic Palace Copenhagen
- Palace Hotel Copenhagen
- Copenhagen Le Meridien