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“Copenhagen Experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of First Hotel Kong Frederik

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First Hotel Kong Frederik
Ranked #62 of 114 Hotels in Copenhagen
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Copenhagen Experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

We recently stayed at the First Hotel Kong Frederik in Copenhagen. This motel is centrally located right in the heart of the city and is an easy walk to the major train station and shopping areas. The motel itself is an old style european hotel and has a couple of floors. Our standard room was clean but small and had no air conditioning with only an electric fan provided. Limited powerpoints for charging your phone and the bathroom was very small.We were on the ground floor but had no view to speak of other than looking into a ugly fire escape courtyard. The lift is as old as the building and is small and difficult to operate as it has two doors. The food including breakfast is of good standard ,with a small and limited bar facility.

Room Tip: I stayed there twice, the first time we had a standard room the second time I paid 40 euro a night f...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wallywombat1
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Trine C, Front Office Manager at First Hotel Kong Frederik, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Dear WallyWombat1,
Thank you for staying at First Hotel Kong Frederik twice during your visits to Copenhagen. As you describe, the hotel is a classic hotel in a heritage building in the very heart of Copenhagen. We have several different room types, some with very large bathrooms and some with smaller. The rooms are located all over the building and some of the rooms has a quit location to an escape courtyard. We are sorry if you didn’t like the view and hope that you did let us know so we could provide a room with a street view that might be better if you wish a better view. We hope to see you here again and you are always welcome with your requests of room location and we would do our outmost to fulfill them in subject to the availability in the hotel. Kind regards
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just a one night stay this trip. Hotel is superbly situated for attractions such as Tivoli baring right in the city centre. Design of hotel is olde world with lots of charm . Interesting internal garden area to relax in. Can feel a bit dark inside due to all the dark wood etc. rooms are not the largest but it is an old a building in town centre. Room was clean and tidy and well equipped with TV , phone, desk , comfy chairs. Bonus is that the mini bar is stocked with soft drinks and it's free! Re stocked everyday. No air con is an issue in summer as the windows need to be shut to keep out the city bustle so room can get hot. My room had a half size bath only with a shower over it so no soaking at the end of the day. Shower was good abut there was some black mould on the tiles . Finding the rooms can be a challenge as the building has a labyrinth of corridors and a tiny lift you can get 1 person with luggage inside.

Another bonus of the hotel is that there is an Italian restaurant attached that serves reasonable food at reasonable price. Menu is limited but good enough for one or two nights. There are many good restaurants nearby.

Staff are friendly , overal a good place for a weekend stay I'd say

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Markthedancer
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Trine C, Front Office Manager at First Hotel Kong Frederik, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Dear Markthedancer, thank you for placing a review at Tripadvisor and for staying here during your visit to Copenhagen! We are happy to conclude that you liked our friendly staff, services, our charming rooms and to relax for a while in our atrium garden. We hope to see you here again! Kind regards
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Middelfart, Denmark
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

A very nice Hotel , friendly staff, huge lounge with free coffee ect., nice price and right in the very center of Copenhagen. You can walk to many of the attactions you must see , when in Denmarks capital.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Trine C, Front Office Manager at First Hotel Kong Frederik, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Dear Ibgormp2014,
Thank you for placing a review at Tripadvisor. We are happy that you felt like home and that our hotel provides value for money. We are the only hotel in Copenhagen offering complimentary soft minibar along with free coffee and tea facilities in our lobby areas. We are looking forward of welcoming you again //
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

We arrived in the middle of a heat wave. The rooms were a nice size for an older hotel and seemed well appointed. Our bathroom was clean, but old. However, the hotel has no air conditioning. One bedroom had a window opening to the interior courtyard. The other had two windows opening onto a fire escape and intimate views of close by apartments. Even with the windows open and a fan blowing, the rooms were stifling. I like sleeping with windows open in many hotels, but this was not at all comfortable. We abandoned the pre-paid reservations for a modern place with air conditioning.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MomWaller
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Trine C, Front Office Manager at First Hotel Kong Frederik, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Dear MomWaller
Thank you for staying at First Hotel Kong Frederik during your visit this summer to Copenhagen. It’s appreciated that you liked our well appointed rooms and experienced, as expected, a well cleaned and sizeable room! We are sorry that the heat wave, with the same temperatures as in Italy, Greece and Spain, did effect your sleeping experience and as the most hotels and houses in Copenhagen we do not have aircondition due to our usually mild climate. We hope, however, to see you here again at another occasion. Kind regards
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

I stayed in this hotel earlier this year at a very busy period and the staff were nothing but friendly and accommodating. The hotel is in a charming old building just off the main square of Copenhagen. I got a lovely spacious room overlooking the street, with a big double bed and a sitting area with two armchairs. It is true that the rooms facing the street are a bit noisier but not so much that I was bothered by it.
The breakfast buffet is hearty and full of delicious choices like most breakfast buffets in good Scandinavian hotels.
I did not notice any of the problems spotted by other reviewers in the bathroom of my room. Everything was very clean, in great shape and the hotel seems to have gone through a recent renovation.
Overall I would recommend this hotel for its great location, friendly staff and delicious breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank qmiro
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Trine C, Front Office Manager at First Hotel Kong Frederik, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Dear QMiro,
thank you for your pleasant review. We appreciate your kind words about our staff, breakfast, bathrooms and atmosphere of the hotel. We are continuesly working to improve our facilities and are happy that you find our hotel in great shape. Welcome back!
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I am sorry to say that even though the hotel is central and the hotel itself is very nice, the rooms are not 4 star simply because the bathrooms are in super bad shape! Mold, cracks and leftover I don't what. Under the sink are even worse;( Management should be ashamed of themselves and commenting that they've been working on the bathrooms for a few months is not acceptable! Warning to those who'd like a hotel with a clean bathroom. Not this one!! It's a shame that I can't post pictures!!

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Trine C, Front Office Manager at First Hotel Kong Frederik, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Dear MarieAntoinette,
thank you for your review and that you stayed at First Hotel Kong Frederik. It was a pleasure of speaking to you during your stay and communicate your feedback, both with myself and with our General Manager. It was a shame you didn’t like to change room as offered, but I think overall that we did a pleasant stay for you in the end. Have a nice day!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stayed here for two nights and was wurried if it should be bad, but it was a pleasant suprice! My room, a standard, was well appointed in green tones and very clean. The bed was one of the best I ever slept in. No problem with heat or noise. Bathroom was spacious and with good amenities. Charming lobby with free coffee and it was free sodas in the minibar. Staff helpful, the only thing that could be better is that the elevator is quit small - but it is an old and nice building so they will for sure not change this. Our room was at 4th floor and was easy to walk to if you don't got luggage, then Use elevator.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KlausFinland
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Trine C, Receptionschef at First Hotel Kong Frederik, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Dear KlausFinland, thank you for staying at First Hotel Kong Frederik while visiting Copenhagen and for taken your time to review your stay at Tripadvisor. I’m pleased to see that you had a pleasant stay, our beds is quality Jensen beds and we appricate that you liked our full range of All White amenities and complimentary minibar with soft Italian Beverages. It is true that our elevators isn’t the largest one in the city, and it is rather difficult to change this in an old heritage building such as ours, but I appreciate your comments. Hope to see you here again. Kind regards Trine
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Property: First Hotel Kong Frederik
Address: Vester Voldgade 25, Copenhagen 1552, Denmark
Location: Denmark > Zealand > Copenhagen > Indre By (Inner City)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#31 Luxury Hotel in Copenhagen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — First Hotel Kong Frederik 4*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming townhouse hotel located in City Center of Copenhagen. The Town Hall Square, Tivoli Gardens, Stroeget and the main train station is located within five minutes walk. ... more   less 
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