If this place has a theme, it's 'just enough'. While the main events - bedding, cleanliness, portion sizes when you pay for them - are faultless, there's a tight financial grip on the non-essentials that's quite at odds with the new Marriotts you may have tried in the Middle East, where they're practically throwing soft product at you.
If you're reasonably healthy the best option to get here from the airport is the train to the central station (DKK72 return). At the station exit onto Bernstorffsgade (facing Tivoli Gardens, literally across the road), turn right and head along Bernstorffsgade to the water. It's a straight walk, reasonably paved, about ten minutes depending on your fitness level. As you approach the water you'll see the Marriott on your left.
Quick check-in. Didn't go well for a few minutes after that; the room key worked for the room, but not for the elevators or the lounge. Quickly recoded. I'd asked for a king, the room had two large singles. No big deal with just me in the room, but...
The room itself was on the eighth floor, with a stunning waterfront view. Very large by European standards, large bathroom as well with shower/bath combination, but skimpy on the consumables and no robe/slippers. Neither a big issue for me. YMMV. The work desk by the window's paired with a very comfortable wingback chair and footrest, ideal for unproductive moments watching activity on the water. Too few power points, the bare minimum of wardrobe space as well, but the big nuisance is the minibar, of the '20 seconds to comply' type. I like a fridge to store my own snacks, plainly the hotel doesn't. If that doesn't put you off, Copenhagen Mall's a few minutes along the waterfront, a very pleasant walk.
Internet provided modest but sustained speed, and I've been running two devices simultaneously without a problem.
Food is very good, at a predictably high price. Free breakfast for MR gold/plat is served in the lounge on the 11th floor. The choices cover the minimum you'd expect : fruit, yogurts, a small selection of cold meats, bacon, sausage and scrambled eggs, plus juices, milk and water. They also put out light bites until 19H30, and there are cold drinks on draft, coffee and water. Service in the Pier 5 lounge and Midtown Grill restaurant can be a little slow but was always friendly and the food was superb. If you want to work it off there's a gym in the basement which is among the largest I've seen in a European Marriott (albeit still quite small) or do what the locals do and hit the waterfront. One of the real pleasures of staying here was stepping out onto the waterfront terrace and heading into the city, away from the traffic, or following the walkway all the way towards the outer burbs. If you're looking for a hotel deep in the heart of Copenhagen you can do better, but I preferred the relative tranquility around the Marriott.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its windows on the quaint harbor in Denmark's capital, the fully air-conditioned Copenhagen Marriott Hotel, voted as Denmark's Leading business hotel 2007, captures the charm of this fairytale city. Beyond the doors of this luxury Copenhagen hotel are our city's most beloved sights, all within a 20-minute stroll. Inside our doors, you'll find spacious guest rooms offering exquisite views, luxurious bedding with down comforters, rich linens, a desk and high-speed Internet access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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