We stayed at the Hotel Cabinn Scandinavia for four nights, as part of a group of around 20 people attending a meeting in Copenhagen. On our first evening, we were relaxing on the beds (there wasn't room to relax anywhere else), and shortly after my husband went into the bathroom I noticed a smell of burning. Fortunately I quickly tracked this down to my husband's pillow, which - propped up - had come into contact with the reading light over the bed and caught fire! I managed to put out the smouldering patch before it burst into flames. The next morning we took the pillow to the reception desk... where the member of staff on duty commented that we weren't the first guests this had happened to, and "at least this time we hadn't set the whole room on fire"!! We can't help thinking that there's a major design fault there, together with a rather cavalier attitude to health and safety.
Apart from that incident, the plus points: the hotel was very reasonably priced by Copenhagen standards; the WiFi was free, fast and reliable; it was nice to have a kettle in the room; there was a good choice of TV channels; and the breakfast buffet was adequate. Some of our colleagues commented on the unpleasant smell in rooms that previous reviewers have noted, but we didn't experience that.
The downsides: the rooms and bathrooms are indeed very cramped. Our "Commodore" room had a bunk bed above the two single beds, positioned in such a way that it was almost impossible not to hit your head from time to time; I still have some nasty scalp bruises.The (non-adjustable) shower head produced plenty of water, but at odd angles that made it quite hard to shower properly. Even in a basic hotel like this, I'd normally expect a room safe and a hairdryer. The light switch system in the room was very complicated, with one master switch which, if turned off by accident, left one unable to turn any light on. The location is good for the Forum metro station and therefore for the airport, but not quite so convenient for the train station (around 25 minutes' walk) or town centre. Overall, if planning a future stay in Copenhagen we'd choose to pay a little more to get better facilities. And fire-resistant pillows.
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- Also Known As:
- Cabinn Scandinavia Hotel
- Cabinn Scandinavia Frederiksberg
- Hotel CABINN Scandinavia Copenhagen, Denmark