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“Unique in a Good Way”
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Nimb Hotel
Ranked #2 of 118 Hotels in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2009

It’s all about the food at the Nimb. This new Copenhagen hotel is housed in a dramatically-restored building with two restaurants, two bars, a dairy, a food store and a hot dog stand. And that explains the quirky charms of the hotel: it’s not really a hotel with great food, it’s a great gastronomic space that has become a hotel, too.

During our stay we ate in one of the two restaurants (we skipped the Michelin-starred Hermann because their prix fixe menus didn’t really work for vegetarians), spent time in the bar and the wine bar and bought food (and chocolate) in the food store. The wine bar is located in the basement of the building and the cozy ambiance is contrasted with long, almost German-Biergarten-style tables and rows and rows of wine bottles on the wall. We visited on a weeknight and had the place to ourselves, but the friendly wine steward told us that on some nights the place can be jammed.

As a hotel, the Nimb is unique. It has only 13 rooms in two wings with a cavernous bar in between them (a former ballroom) that connects the two wings of the hotel where the rooms are located. The bar has hardwood floors and comfortable, small-scaled furniture, which adds a slightly odd sense to the large scale of the room, but we enjoyed having breakfast there in the morning and drinks there at night. The staff was friendly, even if we were only walking through the bar to our room: the bar serves as kind of a hallway too, because if you’re staying in the far wing, you have to walk through it to get to the rooms.

And those rooms. We had a lovely junior suite with a fantastic bathroom and even more wonderful view of Tivoli Gardens. The platform bed was comfortable, but not the best we’ve slept in. Each room blends antique furnishings and modern style (they all have Bang and Olufsen TVs, for example). The rooms are charming, but they do take some getting used to - they have armoires instead of closets and the floors are hardwood instead of carpet.

We visited the Nimb in late May, so it was bright in Copenhagen for much of the day. It was odd that the skylight in our room had no shade - we got used to sleeping through the sunlight in the early morning, but if you’re a sleeper who likes the dark, make sure to ask for a room with no skylight.

We also found the lack of air conditioning a bit of a surprise in a hotel of this caliber. Yes, Copenhagen is a northern European city, but it does get warm in the summer. Fortunately, the hotel brought us a fan to use at night, but it was odd to be staying in a such a high-end hotel and having to rely on a portable room fan to be comfortable.

The service in the Nimb is uniquely Danish and quite good once you get used to the different rhythms of life in this country. Copenhagen is not known for good hotels (there are surprisingly few very good high-end hotels there although that is slowly changing) and we had the feeling that the Nimb is probably the best of the new breed of hotels that have been opened in Copenhagen in the past few years. It’s very expensive, but if you can get a good deal, it’s a worthwhile, and enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank MJPBAF
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Reviewed June 18, 2009

This interesting property overlooks the central tivoli gardens; on the weekends that means bands and horses and carriages marching in the afternoon right underneath your window and it a wonderfully festive feeling to be overlooking the gardens and to be able to use your room key to walk through them at all open hours. Great place to bring the kids and for something of a more authentic local experience than the regular hotel thing. The rooms are decorated in an offbeat modern danish manner and the bathroom of my junior suite was quite large. Most of the rooms seemed to be decorated around the same theme if not all the same size. Breakfast and dinner in the brasserie were decent but nothing outstanding; in fairness I can't say I'm a big fan of Denmark cooking based on what I had and I was a bit disappointed considering the fuss this hotel makes over its food. The fine dining menu was a fixed menu nearly all meat and shellfish so I didn't go there since I don't eat those things. Service was friendly. What you don't get here is a gym (although you can use the one in the hotel down the street), or a spa or a bellman outside the hotel, but basically all the other stuff is fine. The other issues are that there is no A/C so you have to keep your windows open which means there is some noise from large outdoor clocks that chime and cleaning in the gardens in the morning, but it really was not bad enough for me to complain and I assume that A/C is hardly ever needed here -- this might be a real problem if you were here during a hot period though. I am told to avoid room 14 which faces the street and train station. I met some travelers checking in who were refugees from the D'Angleterre hotel which I've been told for several years now is overrated. Location right across from the central station is also a big plus; you have tons of taxis, buses and trains to get you anywhere you want to go.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled solo
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2  Thank 649ic
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Reviewed December 1, 2008

This is a small luxurious boutique hotel backing onto Tivoli gardens appearing Taj Mahalesque. We booked directly (getting a great deal compared to the usual rack rate) and speciifically selected a room (there are only 13). All rooms have their own fire places and the furnishings were very comfortable. The rooms still looked brand new. The only minor negative was the shower door which could have been a better fit (they are rectifying this shortly). The staff were extremely helpful, showing us around their fantastic deli, suggesting restaurants and places of interest.

We also had an embarrasing incident with the fireplace (i forgot to open the vent, smoking out the room) which the staff dealt with in a very nice manner. We found the hotel conveniently situated with no more than a 15 minute walk to any attraction. In fact it is just across the road from the main station so we were in our room within 30 minutes of touching down at the airport (don't be tempted to waste money on a taxi, the journey by train is idiot proof).

The restaurant in the hotel is a must, we sat by the chefs on the stools which was a real treat.

This hotel was exactly what we were looking for and we are extremely fussy customers (it's not unusual for my wife to say don't unpack before she's double checked the room).

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank fussycustomers
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Reviewed December 30, 2017
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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 5, 2017
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Reviewed November 27, 2017
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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Nimb Hotel

Address: Bernstorffsgade 5, Copenhagen 1577, Denmark
Location: Denmark > Zealand > Copenhagen > Inner Vesterbro , Vesterbro - Kongens Enghave
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Copenhagen
#2 Luxury Hotel in Copenhagen
#2 Family Hotel in Copenhagen
#10 Romantic Hotel in Copenhagen
Price Range: $460 - $1,151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nimb Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ONCE UPON A TIME AT NIMB HOTEL. Fairy tale is ever present in Nimb's 38 uniquely decorated rooms and suites. An exclusive boutique hotel like no other in the world and yet homely, intimate and magnificent all at the same time, where you will dream of staying at the end of your day. ... more   less 
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