First, the bad news: Because the reception at Hotel Windsor is only open until 4pm, those guests arrriving after that time are directed to pick up their keys at the neighboring sister Hotel Joergensen. After retrieving my keys, I crossed the square to the Hotel Windsor and was alarmed to see a windowless door covered with graffitti. My key opened the door, which revealed a staircase painted black and white. I climbed to my room on the 4th floor, and found both the room and the corridors to be something between backpacker hostel and crackhouse. To be honest, I took one look at my room and resolved to seek a different hotel the next day. The toilet room, down the corridor, was somewhat clean but definitely in a state of neglect. The shower was on one side of a kitchenette with makeshift temporary walls standing about. The door to the showers stall fell off the rails when I touched it.
The good news is that I stuck it out and kept my room. At breakfast the next morning, neither the manager nor the other guests seemed like crack addicts. The reality is that I got what I paid for. So to sum up:
Would I ever stay at Hotel Windsor again? Not on your life. On the other hand, if you are looking for bare-bones economy in one of Europe's most expensive capitals, it may just be what you are looking for. Do NOT be deceived by the website! I'm not sure where the pictures were taken, but your room will contain absolutely zero elements of the famed Danish 'design'. The website says that there is an email facility in the reception area; this is completely untrue. There are no internet facilities whatsoever. The website professes that hotel staff will help you with the gay life in Copenhagen. While this may be true, because the reception closes at 4pm, you are pretty much on your own unless you arrive earlier in the day.
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- Also Known As:
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