We chose this hotel because of hotel points that we had available. I was concerned about getting there from the airport in Copenhagen, but that turned out to be no big deal. We had 3 nights before a cruise that we needed a room. I investigated the price of hotels in Copenhagen and was amazed at the cost. We decided to use the points from our Marriot card for this one. It also got us the buffet breakfast every morning.
It was a good choice. We got into the airport at 5 in the afternoon from our overseas flight. We were tired. I easily found the ticket office for the Oresund train and got tickets. Also found out that everything you hear about credit cards needing a pin number is true. Luckily I was able to change some US cash for Danish cash. The train station got Danish cash. It was a 30 minute ride to the Swedish side of the tunnel/bridge. Then it was 3 stops until the center of Malmo.
We started walking in the direction that I thought was Lily Torg and I was correct. We circled the cute little square, pulling our suitcases on the cobblestones, and looking for the Renaissance sign. We finally saw it a little bit down one of the sidestreeets. Checking in was a breeze. Very good English spoken and our Marriot credit card was (of course) good as gold.
Our room was very nice. It was on the second floor overlooking MasterJohansgatan. That turned out to be a very noisy location late at night. There was the thumping bass note from some restaurant on the Lily Torg square until 2 AM. We were so tired that night that we both woke from it, recognized what it was, and then went right back to sleep. It was not there on Thursday night. It was back on Friday night. We slept in spite of it. If you have trouble sleeping, be aware of this.
The buffet breakfast was wonderful. We got complimentary breakfast because we used our points, so I don't know how many kroner it would be. The breakfast had great breads, jams, butter, cold meats, cheese, many cereals, yogurt, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, juices, milk, tea and coffee. A lot of people used this buffet, so it was a hit with other guests too.
The staff at the hotel were great. We mostly saw one young lady at the front desk who had a great smile and a very helpful personality. She is a real asset to the company.
Malmo has some great parks and gardens that are only a couple of city blocks from the hotel. It was beautiful weather while we were there, so a walk in the park was fun. The natives were also enjoying the sun and many adults and children were playing, riding bikes, laying in the sun, walking on the paths and, in general, enjoying the day.
We spent one day exploring Malmo and one day looking over Copenhagen. The train ride back and forth to Copenhagen was so easy. The train ticket machines are in English and they did take our Marriot card (with the pin number).
I would recommend this hotel to anyone, family, couples, business, friends. It is easy to find in Malmo and in a good location for parks and restaurants and access to the train.
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