Hotel D’Angleterre is a beautifully restored property situated on a prime parcel of Copenhagen real estate. The wife and I arrived for a four night stay in the period leading up to Christmas, when the Hotel, restaurants, streets, Christmas markets and people of Copenhagen were at their fullest level of holiday cheer, which turned out to be a great time to visit.
Check-in was pretty simple. Our taxi pulled up to the Hotel and a bellboy met us and whisked the bags inside. Unfortunately our room wasn’t ready quite yet as we were early, so we sat down at the bar to have a snack. The bar right off the lobby is on the smaller side, with several tables surrounding a small curved bar. On the weekend we were there it was unusual to see any empty tables, as hotel guests or visitors took the opportunity to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat and get out of the cold for a minute. The only improvement I could suggest for this space would have been to build the bar differently! There was no indentation in the bar for your legs to dangle, so our knees would hit up against the bar. This is just a minor complaint for an otherwise nice little bar.
Our room was spacious and clean but slightly disappointing in two respects - our room was on the inside of the hotel with no view, and the layout of the furniture was odd. We had a Junior Suite – I’d imagine there are Junior Suites with views out to the front of the hotel but I didn’t ask so am not sure. We were just happy to finally be there after traveling overnight so we just decided to settle in. The second issue was that the layout was odd. The room was spacious – a big rectangular box – where a little creativity with the furnishings would have gone a long way. There was a big open space I the room that wasn’t used. If they had created a separate sitting area with the couch, chair and coffee table that were scattered around the room, the layout would have flowed much better. The room was very nice, though. The furnishings were new and comfortable, there was a good amount of closet space, there was a small balcony, and the bathroom was very nice, large and well appointed.
The spa was great. They had just completed the indoor swimming pool before we arrived. It would have been great if the water was a little warmer but I’m guessing it was on the cool side on purpose because the pool sits right outside the sauna and steam room (Which strangely we never saw another person using while we were there). The spa features an extensive treatment menu although the treatments we had weren’t amazing by any stretch, but it probably comes down to personal preference and the therapist you receive. The gym was very nice for a hotel gym, and had a bunch of equipment to use along with complementary bottled water.
The location of the Hotel is fantastic. You are a short walk away from the Harbor, and the main pedestrian shopping street is literally right next door. You can also walk to Tivoli Gardens although we did not – took a cab instead! We had lunch at a restaurant called Fish Market which is on a street that runs parallel to the hotel, and thought it was great. Balthazar, the Hotel’s champagne bar, was equally great. It was always packed on the days that it was open. The bartenders were pros and could mix a good drink. We got the sense that some locals visited as well and it wasn’t just tourists which is a good sign. We also had drinks at the restaurant right across the street from Balthazar and we would recommend that as well.
Hotel D’Angleterre is a great option for your visit to Copenhagen. We thought its best features were the overall class and elegance of the place, and the great location which is central to most of the sights, some great restaurants and bars, and shopping.
Some Copenhagen recommendations: 1) have dinner at the Nimb hotel overlooking the lit up Tivoli Gardens; 2) get a cuban cigar at the Davidoff near the hotel and if it’s warm enough, smoke it on a stroll, and if it’s not, smoke it at Hviids Vinstue, which is a little bar right down the street from the hotel which has a small smoking room; 3) take a taxi to a street called Ravnsborggade, which contains a bunch of vintage clothing stores and antiques shops; 4) have dinner at Kodbyens Fiskebar in the meatpacking district for some very solid seafood.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- d Angleterre Hotel Copenhagen