Top 10: The Best Hotels Near Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

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by Sara D'Souza and Suzanne King, The Telegraph, November 13, 2017

An expert guide to the best hotels near Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, including the top places to stay for rooftop bars, Scandi-style interiors, hipster bars, restaurants with panoramic views, sumptuous spas, designer bedrooms and five-star service, in locations near Central Station, the National Museum and the Meatpacking District.

Nimb Hotel Copenhagen, Denmark

9Telegraph expert rating

Nimb, located in the leafy Tivoli Gardens and steeped in history, was built in 1843 to be an ‘Arabian fantasy castle’, with striking Taj Mahal-style turrets. Marble stucco lines the exterior and millions of lightbulbs bring the place to life at night. Interiors are typically Danish in design, with Douglas pinewood floors and Øland granite stonework, plus quirky touches such as Moooi’s desk lamps which contrast traditional glass chandeliers. Each room comes with complimentary butler service. The concierge can arrange personal shopping, a guide and a driver, plus you can rent a vintage bike. There’s a small 24-hour gym and in-room spa treatments are offered. Read expert review. From £325per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Hotel Danmark Copenhagen, Denmark

8Telegraph expert rating

The hotel is literally just a few minutes' walk from attractions such as Tivoli, the National Museum, Strøget (the pedestrianised main shopping street) and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Part of the building is a listed 18th-century property, which retains its original façade, the other a 1969 block, now attractively clad in racing green and emerald tiles at street level. The hotel restaurant is the independently run Tivolihallen, known for its excellent traditional smørrebrød (rye bread with toppings). The lobby-bar has a fine selection of rums and hosts a daily wine hour, when guests are encouraged to mingle over a free glass of wine. When the weather allows, a small bar serves drinks on the roof terrace, with views of Tivoli and town. Read expert review. From £118per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Nobis Hotel Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark

8Telegraph expert rating

The five-star Nobis is a handsome conversion of a historic building with high-spec contemporary rooms and a restaurant that showcases fine Nordic ingredients. The hotel sits on the edge of Copenhagen Cultural District, with the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum right next door. Many other museums and attractions – including the National Museum, Christiansborg Palace and Royal Library – are within a 10-minute walk. It’s also just two minutes from Tivoli Gardens, visible from some of the rooms, which are painted in beautiful moody blues and greens, and feature Duxiana mattresses on the steel four-poster beds, hand-tufted rugs on chevron-patterned oak parquet floors. Read expert review. From £294per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Scandic Palace Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark

8Telegraph expert rating

This design hotel was ahead of its time when it opened in 1910, with architect Anton Rosen overseeing every detail of its look, from the Art Nouveau façade and bedroom wallpapers to the restaurant cutlery and staff uniforms. It’s now a protected landmark and retains many original features; gilded dado rails, Georg Jensen door handles and etched mirrors on the half-landings. The guiding philosophy in the kitchen is 'Made in Denmark' so the menu champions the likes of free-range pork from Lolland and lamb from the west coast of Jutland. Service is excellent, with a smiley team who go out of their way to be welcoming. The hotel is a five-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens. Read expert review. From £111per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Radisson Blu Royal Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark

8Telegraph expert rating

Designed by celebrated Danish architect Arne Jacobsen (best known for his iconic egg chairs), the hotel was built for airline SAS in the late Fifties and, with 26 floors, was Copenhagen’s first skyscraper. It's sleek and elegant, with an impressive spiral staircase. A vast gym (with personal trainers on call), single-sex saunas and steam rooms, massage rooms, fitness classes and even gym activities for children deliver the full Nordic urban lifestyle menu. Rooms and suites are dominated in pale wood and plain hues; splash out for the impressive Arne Jacobsen suite which has a stylish blue, grey and green colour scheme and original Sixties furnishings. Enjoy Nordic cuisine to panoramic views in the 20th-floor restaurant. Read expert review. From £102per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Absalon Hotel Copenhagen, Denmark

7Telegraph expert rating

This family-run hotel is housed in a beautiful, white 19th-century building opposite its sister property, the Anderson Hotel. The labour of love here is evident; and its rooms are minimal and stylish with splashes of colour. Modern interiors are down to London designer Trisha Guild and everything from the wallpaper to the armchairs is from her brand Designer’s Guild. Scandinavian touches remain in the communal areas with Örsjö lighting and rustic ceramics. Absalon, in Copenhagen’s upcoming Vesterbro district, couldn’t be more perfectly located. The neighbourhood is also one of Copenhagen’s foodie havens and filled with cool boutiques and design shops. It’s only a two-minute walk to Central Station. Read expert review. From £89per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Andersen Hotel Copenhagen, Denmark

7Telegraph expert rating

This hotel is a great base from which to explore the city, being situated close to Central Station. There’s little to suggest the area’s former incarnation as Copenahagen’s red light district as it’s since turned into a trendy hipster hangout, with the popular Mikkeller micro-brewery just around the corner. Andersen’s interiors and style falls firmly into the modern camp. Starting with perspex chairs and splashes of bright pink furnishings in the breakfast room, it continues with tropical blue-and-green shades in the bedrooms. It is a fun a mix of minimal Scandi-chic and bright colours, with large black typography of cities across the globe stencilled on the walls. Read expert review. From £110per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Axel Guldsmeden Copenhagen, Denmark

7Telegraph expert rating

Eschewing the Scandi-chic style that has become so popular across Copenhagen, Axel Hotel Guldsmeden takes its design inspiration from Indonesia with Buddha stone statues, woven chairs and richly coloured tapestry-style rugs. Its peaceful, spacious reception has marble flagstone floors, glowing lantern lighting, low-slung seating, ornate mirrors and shelves stuffed with beautiful pottery. It is also one of the few hotels in Copenhagen that comes with a spa. It’s small but cosy: candle-lit and cushion strewn and with everything you could need in the form of a cold plunge pool, sauna, a steam bath and whirlpool tub. The hotel is in the hipster district of Vesterbro, with Tivoli gardens just a five-minute walk away. Read expert review. From £104per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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The Square Copenhagen, Denmark

8Telegraph expert rating

If you’re looking for a convenient central location and friendly, good-humoured staff, this modern, 268-bedroom hotel definitely delivers the goods. The service is smooth, the atmosphere relaxed, and the bedrooms are comfortable, well-equipped and reasonably priced. The hotel gets its name from its location on the very central City Hall Square and is well placed for exploring the city centre in one direction and trendy Vesterbro, with its many restaurant, bars and independent shops, in the other. Tivoli is round the corner and the main shopping street of Strøget just across the square. Read expert review. From £118per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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First Hotel Mayfair Copenhagen, Denmark

8Telegraph expert rating

One of the many increasingly smart hotels that cluster round the station. It's handy for the bars and restaurants of the Meatpacking District on one side and the fairylights and fairground fun of Tivoli on the other. Converted from several old townhouses, the hotel has two wings linked by a central courtyard with outdoor seating. There’s a personal feel to the place, and the little lounges off reception have a residential, English country house look, mixing antique tables and grandfather clock with classic armchairs and Asian artefacts collected by a well-travelled former owner. In the east wing, the look is a bit more modern-Nordic and one wall of each room has custom-made paper featuring images of Vesterbro. Read expert review. From £153per night. Check availability. Rates provided by


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