I was lucky enough to get a room at pretty late notice here and luckier still to make it to Copenhagen just after the ash crisis and before the next round of cancelled flights happened.
I discovered this hotel through a lot of research on Trip Advisor and had a very good idea of what to expect, and it was exactly that. Location, location, location - picture perfect and extremely handy to all public transporation, most importantly the Metro, which delivers you from the airport to the Kongens Nytorv station - about a seven minute walk - in truly about fifteen minutes - I've never had a smoother arrival into a major city, and it meant that I essentially got an extra half day on the last morning of what was only a 4.5 day trip from NY, so that last morning was very much appreciated. When I walked the city and saw the areas where some of my back up choices were located, I was very happy that I chose the Bethel.
The hotel itself is basic, clean and staffed by young, friendly and helpful people. I was (again) lucky to get a single on the second floor on a side street from which I could peer out the window and get "the view." Nice way to start and end the day, pulling a chair over and mulling over guidebooks or whatever looking at the view and the passing parade of people.
I found the room to be quiet - it was April and slightly chilly until the last day so I did have the windows closed - it would probably be a lot noisier with them open.
Same as everyone has reported - basic, quite small, fairly utilitarian room, with the shower unenclosed and flooding the floor in the bathroom, but I got used to this quickly. No closet, one desk, a tv which worked perfectly. My only complaint about the room was that due to the configuration of the single, there was no reading lamp over the bed, and one had to get out of the bed to turn out the lamp at night if you wanted to read, as I love to do when traveling.
Also as described by many, the breakfasts were excellent: lots of delicious bread and rolls, with jam, butter, etc. plus fresh fruit, several varieties of cheese and cold cuts. Plus cereal, and hard-boiled eggs. I ate a great deal at breakfast, then had a late lunch every day, and skipped dinner and saved a lot of money that way in expensive Copenhagen.
As have others, I especially loved the fact that the breakfast room stayed open all day and into the evening, and you could stagger in there after having spent hours walking on those medieval cobblestoned streets, and sit down and have a nice cup of tea or coffee. That was really appreciated. Like others, I was also welcomed to use the room and have breakfast upon my early a.m. arrival - very courteous and set a nice tone for the stay.
Later on in the stay my request to get flight confirmation print outs, and a question on train schedules were met with cheery politeness and assistance.
Lots of people would find the facilities too plain. If you think you might be one of them, read these posts thoroughly - they are accurate. For someone like me who needed to watch how much I spent and needed a simple, safe and comfortable place, it was perfect.
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- Somandshjemmet Bethel Copenhagen
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