The White Lady on Kongens Nytorv has come out after a long renovation job. Unfortunately, she’s come out made up in drag: there’s too much purple velvet, too many too shiny lamps with velvet shades standing on black laquered tables. In a word, it’s bling, a style that’s dated already leaving one wondering how soon the owners are going to have to reupholster furniture and change carpets to go on attracting the upmarket crowd they are after. I couldn’t see old money or business money coming here, only fast and new flashers with little class.
You still expect staff to be confident and generous, not hiding their insecurity behind a turned-up nose attitude. The head of the bar twitched when I asked if we could take our drinks to the vestibule rather than stay in the crowded bar area. The vestibule was quiet, private and empty so why not? He told us no, but when I said another staff member had just said it was OK he was forced to accepted our request - but stormed off in a huff. Waiting a long time for our drinks to arrive, we speculated he might be punishing us.
By the glass, the drinks card had a choice of only five white and five red producers. The draft beer selection was Carlsberg.
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- Denmark's leading five-star hotel is located in a landmark building overlooking the lovely King’s Square in the heart of Copenhagen. Hotel d’Angleterre is renowned for our luxurious accommodations, fully personalized services and outstanding hospitality. With more than 250 years of history, Copenhagen's finest hotel can also pride itself on being one of the oldest hotels in the world. We have welcomed many prominent guests. ... more less
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- d Angleterre Hotel Copenhagen