We reached Babette early so stored our baggage and walked around a bit as it's well located within walking distance of some of the city's attractions. When we came back the room wasn't ready so waited till past noon, but Karolina was on the ball, kept checking with us if we needed anything, and giving us coffee etc. she went beyond the call of her duty to help us and make us feel welcome. We were checking with her about our next stop in Berlin, and she called the hotel where we had booked and found out details. Exemplary service!
The room we had was big and clean with a view of the dome. Since the room is on a mezzanine type floor (from fifth floor it's a flight of stairs down) the wifi tended to drop off now and then. The bathroom was clean if on the smallish side a bit.
The location was just the right distance from the centre. You can walk to little mermaid and there is a park close by. The queen lives a few minutes from here. Now, it's better not to walk from the station. We took a taxi from the airport as we didn't want to go looking around after a really long flight, but when we walked back to the station we found that it was a long walk, not 15 minutes as the site days, definitely not with baggage. Your best bet is to take a train to the central station from the airport and take a taxi from there. Or you can take a local train from the central, get off at ostreoport, and walk to the hotel which is ten minutes away (with your back to the station, turn left and walk down). Or you an take bus 1A but it's could be a bit of a pain.
Copenhagen is very, very, very expensive and not very tourist friendly in the sense the signs are small and tucked away. They are in English but the pronunciation is very different from what the words suggest, for instance the hotel is on bredgade, which is called brelgul. Go figure. If you are a vegetarian, there are not many good eating places close by but you can walk to the city centre for a good bunch of restaurants, especially kompagniestrade. There is a nice Thai place near the hotel. We had soup at the hotel twice which was really nice.
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- Please welcome the latest addition to the Guldsmeden Hotels family: Babette Guldsmeden – a modern-day flower-child has settled in the Queen´s backyard…Luxurious simplicity, happy hostmanship, an unpretentious atmosphere and uncompromising sustainability are our guiding stars. ... more less
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