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“Pack an alarm clock”
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Scandic Front
Ranked #35 of 116 Hotels in Copenhagen
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“Pack an alarm clock”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

'Would you like an alarm call? the message on the TV said, when I turned it on.
'Oh good' I thought and followed the instructions for a call at 0630.
Nothing happened.
The next evening I pushed the button on the phone and the man said he'd book me a call at 0630.
Guess what?
Nothing happened the next morning either.
With regard to the rest of the hotel, the staff are friendly, the construction site didn't keep me awake (the bin lorry does come round early though so keep your French window shut if you're at the front), breakfast was OK (ish) and the evening meals were good.
My room was a little tired, paint peeling, corners in the bathroom not terribly clean etc but the bed was comfy and the blackout curtain effective.
It was conveniently located for me, ten minutes walk and you're at the metro which whisks you back to the airport in twenty minutes or so.

Room Tip: Have room at the side, they seem to be quieter
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear marki50uk,

Thank you very much for helping us improve and let me start to apologize for the missing wakeup call I will immediately try to find out what’s gone wrong so that wont happen again.

Glad that you where overall happy with friendly staff and the hotel in general.

Thanks for staying with us and welcome back!

Kind regards
Johan Åséll
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Scandic Front follows sustainable policy while being very close to Amalienborg Palace. Just walk towards and then along the waterfront for 5 minutes and look to your left you will find the magnificent palace. Also, the stop for hop-on and hop-off tour bus is also nearby the palace. For someone with Asian food taste, walk towards Ny Havn (200+ meters) you will find 1 Thai food take away and 1 Thai restaurant - opposite each other. So for a business trip, you can get a little tour of Copenhagen without much trouble.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank 513Tim513
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear513Tim513,

Thank you so much for this very kind review. Glad that you had a great stay and for choosing us.

Welcome back!

Kind regards
Johan Åséll
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel quite a few times, definitely a recommended hotel, the rooms are really nice and spacious, good bathrooms. It's only a 5 minute walk to the shopping area of Copenhagen so it's really central.

Restaurant for dinner is good with a good selection of food, plus it also has a small fitness center which is quite unique for Copenhagen! Bonus for the really cold winter days!

The only thing is Breakfast, in comparison to other hotels I would rate it a little below average which is a real shame. The egg is often dry, bacon is completely burnt, why can't I get a flask of coffee at the table? The choice is quite limiting, would be nice to have a bowl of selection of chopped fruit with some more choices of meat etc. The Phoenix in comparison is slightly better (Admiral is amazing but then you usually pay extra for breakfast there).

Staff are attentive and polite. So overall it is a good hotel especially with the quirky lifts!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear rob148,

Thank you so much for taking the time writing this review and for staying with us frequently.

It is very uplifting that you like the hotel, location, fitness facilities and our restaurant. I have noted your comments about breakfast and will make sure that we address the points we can promptly.

Once more thanks for helping us improve and we look forward welcoming you back!

Kind regards
Johan Åséll
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

The hotel as a great location with views of the water and just a couple blocks from Nyhaven & the central shopping area. I found the rooms to be adequate, but it mostly seems like a mid-priced chain hotel (think Four Points by Sheraton). The included breakfast is decent, service ok, reasonably clean, etc. However, there is a massive construction site next to the hotel, which is very loud. Construction (loudly) begins at 6:30am. It appears this work could go on for at least another 12-18 months, minimum.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear American_in_l0nd0n,

Thank you very much spending time telling us about your stay.

Let me start to apologize for the disturbance from the construction going on outside the hotel. The municipality is creating a new recreational are and underground parking facilities that will make the area even more attractive in the future. We have an agreement with the construction to start earliest at 8am and finish at 18pm weekdays. I will contact them as it looks like this has bin bridged.

Nice to see that you like our location and find the rooms ok and I hope the stay in Copenhagen overall was good.

Thanks for staying with us!

Kind regards
Johan Åséll
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I'm a long stay guest at this hotel and have been extremely pleased with the level of service provided by the hotel to me and my friends. The first thing that you observe as an outsider is that the prime location, where in it is very close to some of the most popular tourist spots of Copenhagen. The staff is very cordial and always willing to help you, even if it requires them to be a little more flexible than normal. The size and quality of stuff in the rooms is pretty good, although the lighting can be increased a bit. The restaurant is smaller as compared to other hotels, but it still serves the standard Scandic menu. The overall quality of food and service is also very good and it gets better during summer when they open up their outdoor cafeteria that faces the sea. Another key attraction is Scandic's reward program, which is one of the best in the industry. To sum up, it has been a pleasure to stay in this hotel and I would readily reccomend it to someone visiting Copenhagen on a business trip or a vacation.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Kristian D, Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Dear param85,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback for our services and facilities on Tripadvisor. I am glad that we made your long stay with us a great experience.
Hope to welcome you again soon at Scandic Front.

All the best,

Kristian Dyrgaard
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San Diego
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We were in Copenhagen for a week and initially booked the first day and the last day on points at what was advertised as a 5 star hotel. They were the 71 Nyhaven and the Grand. Neither one came close to the Scandic and the Scandic was more reasonable and included an incredible breakfast. The Scandic is a gem. Walking distance from Nyhaven and a 12 min walk from main shopping area. Best

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank chillnthemost
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear chillnthemost,

Thank you so much for this fantastic review!

Its a pleasure to see that you had a great stay and that you consider us a "gem"

Thanks for staying with us and have a happy summer.

kind regards
Johan Åséll
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The great thing about travelling in Scandinavia is that you can rest assured that a stay at a Scandic hotel will be uniformly satisfactory. These hotels do, however, vary quite a lot in detail (see my reviews for Stockholm, Karlstad and Helsinki) and the Front hotel in Copenhagen is one of the best I have stayed in. Location is perfect, on the harbour front close to where the sailing ships are moored and just 200 m from Nyhaven - and yet it is not noisy. The jetty for the short boat trip across to the Opera House is 4 minutes walk away. You can have a drink or light lunch on the terrace by the sea outside in the summer, but it is the staff that make this hotel so delightful. From the moment we entered, we were impressed by the courteous receptionist (Camelia) who went out of her way to be helpful. The rooms are good, with decent-sized shower cubicles and smart furnishings. If there are 3 of you sharing, then the Junior Suites are great: we had a very large room with the biggest shower room I have ever seen (about 10 metres square). Breakfast was up to Scandic standard, and is included in the price, as is a fast Wi-Fi. Although we didn't eat there, we noticed that the restaurant is listed in the Michelin guide. We will certainly return here every time we go to Copenhagen.

Room Tip: Superior roooms are larger and the suites are really spacious.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank adspharm
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Swedan2900, General Manager at Scandic Front, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear ADSOxford,

Thank you very much for this review that made us both happy and proud.

We are so glad to see that you enjoyed yourself and that the interaction with the team and especially Camelia was great and just in the spirit we would like it to be.

Thanks for staying with us and welcome back!

Kind regards
Johan Åséll
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Property: Scandic Front
Address: Skt. Annae Plads 21, Copenhagen 1250, Denmark
Location: Denmark > Zealand > Copenhagen > Indre By (Inner City)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Copenhagen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Front 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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