We stayed here during the Eurovision weekend in a junior suite at about £300 (500USD) plus breakfast. All top hotels were already booked by the time we booked this trip, and we expected to pay more for accommodation that weekend but we left this place with a feeling that the hotel was simply not worth that rate and especially for what it is.
The design is nice and cool, location residential and quiet, 15 min walk from Nyvavn and other place. Excellent friendly reception staff. But then the issues start!
Tea, coffee, drinks selection at the lobby was very poor. Even the staff were apologetic about it and saying they have reported this to the management. There was no champagne and only one choice of pretty mediocre wine. When we asked if we could have tea in the lounge we were offered to choose from 4 black teas of some unknown brand, no herbal teas to choose from, not even an elementary peppermint tea. We chose Earl Grey tea but it was undrinkable, especially with milk - very weak and tasteless. Bar staff offered 2nd sachet free of charge but even that didn't bring on any taste. We asked if they would have any decaf coffee. But no, hotel doesn't do decaf coffee! That's again elementary. Hotel barman was very apologetic but really - is it that hard to buy a few teas and coffees, and beverages!
Breakfast (served only till 10am even at weekend) had a very poor selection - I love my Scandinavian fish but there was no smoked salmon or marinated herring (which is surprising for Denmark). Paying for such poor breakfast extra was not worth the money, so we decided to go to a coffee shops nearby after the first day.
And then design faults! There was nowhere in the shower to put shampoo, conditioner or shower gel, not a singe small shelf or corner unit - very annoying to have to put all those little bottles on the floor under the running water. Shower in fact was just cornered off from the rest of the bathroom by a curtain with water going down to a hole in the floor. But the floor didn't have a big enough incline and as a result the whole of the bathroom floor had water in which can be a hazard for older visitors.
We were told by the staff that the hotel is under new management and that some of the above issues are to be addressed. Maybe since our visit they have improved things but we found the hotel to be far too expensive for what it is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Kong Arthur is situated right between the beautiful inner lakes of Copenhagen and the buzzing downtown, only 15 min. from the airport by metro. The style is exclusive and modern with a hint of medieval - we call it a mix of rustic and chic. The atmosphere is cozy and informal: A lit fireplace, comfy sofas, pillows in the window sill, a stack of books on the shelves, beautiful courtyards adorned with green plants, cobbles and a unique peacefulness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kong Arthur Copenhagen
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