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Somandshjemmet Bethel
Ranked #4 of 116 Hotels in Copenhagen
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Palmdale, California
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175 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We loved this place and don't have a bad word to say about it! It's an easy walk from the nearest train station which is on the direct line from the airport, the hardest part was getting our cases over the cobblestones. We had a room facing the canal and we loved the views, both by day and night. The small lift was perfect for taking our cases up and down. Breakfast was typically European and ample, we also really appreciated that free tea and coffee was available the majority of the day. The front desk were really helpful in helping us decide on our daily sightseeing. The location is pretty central to most things in the city and we actually walked everywhere over the two days we spent there. Within Nyhavn at your front door you can't be better placed the bars and restaurants, although you will find cheaper and better places just off the main street. If you want a nice quiet pub for a glass of Danish beer, try Cafe Monten which is just across the side street from the Hotel. Free wi-fi was a bonus.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Middlewich, Cheshire
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Having read the reviews we were worried that we would be disappointed (or unlucky), but everything was as good as predicted :-

Wonderful location right on Nyhavn. Our rooms were at the back facing the courtyard, so we had no problems with noise at night (unlike some reviews), but most mornings the bins were moved across the cobbled courtyard !

Great Price - Much cheaper than nearby hotels, and even than some hotels well the wrong side of the station. We were even given a 10% reduction for staying 10 nights.

Friendly Staff - When our wheelchair got a puncture, they recommended a local bicycle shop to fix it. Unfortunately the shop couldn't mend the puncture, but removed the wheel (so we only had to carry that to a shop which they knew could), and then refitted the wheel afterwards (all for no charge). The hotel also told us that if we had any more wheelchair problems we were welcome to use bits of an old wheelchair (which the hotel owners no longer used) whilst we got ours fixed. They also answered all our questions quickly and helpfully.

What else? :-
Wi-Fi very good, no problems in our 10-night stay.
The lift goes right down to the courtyard,so we could take the wheelchair in and out that way, avoiding the front stairs.
The bathroom "wet-floor problem" didn't worry us as we just dried the non-shower bit of the floor with a towel when necessary.
The hotel sells single use "clip-cards" for travel around town (2 zone) or to the airport (3 zone) for the same price per clip as a 10-clip card sold at stations. So we didn't have any wasted clips left over at the end of the holiday.
Breakfast very good and filling. Free tea and coffee at all times most welcome.

We will definitely stay there again if we return to Copenghagnen for another visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Denver
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

I just returned from a 9-night stay at Hotel Bethel. It's conveniently located approximately 10 minutes from the Kongens Nytorv metro stop, and also very, very close to the most excellent bus system (particulary bus 1A), Magasin, and Stroget. The staff was very friendly and most were quite knowledgeable about where items were located. It's also located at the end of Nyhavn, which is one of the most picturesque locations in all of Copenhagen. Lots of great restaurants right nearby - super for people-watching.

Breakfast each morning was excellent, as were conveniences such as free wi-fi and flat-screen TVs.

The rooms are pretty basic, but with a location like this, you shouldn't be spending much time in your room anyway! :)

I understand that the rooms facing the canal can be a bit noisy (particularly in the summer if you wish to sleep with your windows open), but the rooms facing the courtyard are very pleasant.

The bathrooms are traditional to Denmark (from my understanding), so bring your flip-flops.

Overall, an excellent choice! I'll stay at Hotel Bethel if my travels take me to Copenhagen again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Summerland, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We booked this hotel before reading any reviews about it, strickly based on price but we were very pleasantly surprised. Dont get me wrong, this is by no mean a chic hotel. Its a bed in a great location and a very good breakfast! Its perfectly clean and the service is well above average. The staff goes above and behond to answer your questions. And the great thing is, you can buy bus tickets there too. Its walking distance to pretty much everything, steps from the restaurants and shopping and metro. Really the location is pretty much perfect!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed at this location on two occasions on this trip. It is about 10 minutes walk from the Nyhavn Metro Station.It is located right on the canal with many restaurants to choose. When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by very friendly receptionist who advised us of the rules and regulations of the hotel, with one rule being "non alcohol hotel", we were not sure what it means and we did not ask for the clarification. Coffee is available 24/7 and the breakfast is served from 7 am ( hard boiled eggs, cold cuts, cereal, juices, excellent breads). Free WiFi and flat screen TV with many English channels
Standard rooms are just that. Their best rooms are corner rooms with the view of the canal, larger in size with a sitting area.
Bathrooms really need updating. But overall comfortable, clean, affordable accomodation for Copenhagen

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Location is top notch, and for the price the rooms are worth it alone. And thats why I think its sad that the rooms are so basic. The rooms should be modernized, especially the bathroom - and the breakfast also has room for improvment. I saw many cups which were dirty, and my cooked egg was semiraw. But alas, the staff is very friendly and the location is awesome. Can recommend it for young couples on weekends who dont care too much for roomquality.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco Bay area
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

How lucky to stay on this famous canal in Copenhagen! This was our second time staying at Hotel Bethel, and we wouldn't stay anyplace else. We had a great view of the canal and all the activity of the street. From this location we could walk to the many popular sights in the city. Easy to get on the Hop on Hop off bus which stops up at the corner. The canal boat cruise is right there. Lots of good restaurants in the area too. The hotel is basic but has everything you need including a delicious breakfast. The workers at the front desk helped us with all our questions and were very friendly.

Room Tip: Pay a little more for a corner room. Windows in both directions!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Somandshjemmet Bethel
Address: Nyhavn 22, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
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Location: Denmark > Zealand > Copenhagen > Indre By (Inner City)
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Copenhagen
#4 Romantic Hotel in Copenhagen
#6 Family Hotel in Copenhagen
#12 Business Hotel in Copenhagen
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Hotel Class:3 star — Somandshjemmet Bethel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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