First and foremost, this hotel has many different names. It also goes by the Copenhagen Airport hotel on hotels.com, booking.com, and expedia.com. We had so many problems with this hotel, I don't even know where to begin. Please believe me when I tell you that this was not a single bad instance that someone else staying would not experience. I traveled with my husband and in-laws, and we are all in agreement that this was the single worst hotel, I've ever stayed in. Read some of my other reviews. I travel a lot, and I've stayed in many hotels all around the world, and yes, this was the worst...ever!
1. First, my husband and I booked the lowest fare room we could find while my in-laws decided to pay a little bit more for a king bed and ocean view room. My in-laws were given a room in the main building on the second floor. They said that you could only barely see the water and that it could hardly be called an ocean-view room. That minor issue aside, it seems as though they were constantly reminded of the view from their room because none of the windows in their room (or bathroom) had treatments. No curtain, no blinds, nothing. Not even in the bathroom. They said they hung a towel over the window in the bathroom so people couldn't see them. Our room which was in the "annex" building did have window treatments. When we pulled the shades down, we saw that the shade was completely covered in some sort of mold or fungus.
2. The "Annex" - yes, we stayed in a little trailor next to the main building that they called the annex. Our room opened out to the parking lot. When we first arrived, we parked in a larger lot outside the main building, but the lady at the desk told us not to leave our car there because it was unsafe. Anyway, we walked into our little annex room and directly across the door to get in, was another door. In the USA, some hotel rooms have adjoining doors, but usually you have to open a locked door from both sides. Not in this case. I unlocked the door to verify that there was a locked door on the other side and instead, I was able to walk right into the another person's room. He had his suitcase out, his computer bag with laptop sitting out. Had we been dishonest people, we could have robbed him blind. Fortunately for us, we had the locking power, so we closed the door and locked it.
3. Noise. So, I mentioned the connecting door between the two rooms. Well, about 9:45PM or so, we suddenly realized how paper thin the walls were when our next door neighbor came home. We heard every single noise from him dropping his keys on the table, his bathroom activities, and his entire phone conversation with his lady friend. Apparently he was unhappy with the hotel as well especially because the door to his room opened right up to the street. When we realized that he spoke English, we waited for him to get off the phone and the knocked on the shared door. We told him first, that we could access his room, and that if he was staying for more than one night, he should complain because the people that stay there after us might not be as honest, and second that we could hear everything he was doing and saying which meant that when we got up at 5AM he was going to hear everything we were doing and saying. He thanked us and then called his lady friend back to tell her what had just happened. Even if there was no door there, the complete lack of privacy was ridiculous!
4. Dirt, mold, and bugs. As if everything else I already mentioned didn't already make our stay uncomfortable, the room and bathroom were absolutely appalling. I already mentioned the mold on the window shade, but that paled in comparison to the mold in the bathroom. The whole bathroom reaked of mold and feces. We took the extra towels and laid them on the floor so our bare feet wouldn't have to touch it. The sheets on our beds had noticable stains, and the number of bugs was just horrifying. It was so bad that when we got home, we opened our luggage outside and threw everything into a trashbag that went immediately into the washing mashine.
5. The hotel reception laughed at us. The next morning when we checked out, we decided to tell them what a horrific stay we had. The lady at the desk literally laughed at us and told us that she had never heard a single negative comment about this place ever before. We couldn't get out of there fast enough!
Do whatever you have to do. Spend whatever you have to spend, but don't stay here! It's true when they say that you can stay anywhere for one night. We did. We lived...but we're still not laughing about it.
Oh, and one more thing. It's not an airport or beach hotel. There is no beach, and for us it was cheaper to keep our rental car for another day than to use their "airport shuttle."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Copenhagen Airport Hotel is three star hotel located in peaceful area, with a view of Oresund Bridge, the longest combined rail and road bridge in Europe connecting Denmark and Sweden. The Copenhagen Airport Hotel (formerly known as Dragor Badehotellet) was built in 1907 and it is still there, recently renovated, ready to receive guests. Here you can admire history and modernity which meet in this place. Our hotel possesses free wireless Internet connection. We offer free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Copenhagen Beach Dragor
- Copenhagen Airport Hotel / Dragor Badehotel Denmark