Wakeup Copenhagen (Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11; Tel: 4480 0000; 510 rooms) is a new-style hotel offering reasonable quality at moderate cost. It is a cool, modern, hotel designed in a stylishly functional way by Kim Utzon. Reception is open 24-hours but checking in and out at the self-service terminals, a bit like those at airports, is an uncomplicated procedure as you have already paid for your room when making your reservation. Do this by internet and you save 100 Kr compared with doing it by telephone.
Rooms are comfortable and modern, en-suite, air conditioned and come with multi-channel, flat screen TV, a good-sized desk and a free wireless internet connection as standard. Drinks, sandwiches, cakes and snacks are on sale twenty-four hours a day in the trendy lobby and there is a high-tech business center which can be used free of charge. Breakfast is served from 7.00 to 10.00 in the breakfast restaurant which faces out onto the green strip and the open arena encircling the hotel.
Tivoli Hotel (Kalvebod Brygge; Tel: 4487 0000; 402 rooms) opened mid-2010 so it was very new when we visited. Initially I thought this was adjacent to the Tivoli Gardens but we discovered it was about a kilometre away. The compensation was that there is a free shuttle bus between the hotel and gardens and all hotel guests receive free admission to the gardens.
The hotel’s architecture and many luxurious facilities set it apart from other city hotels but it has yet to receive a star rating. My guess would be four-stars. There is a fitness centre, sauna and pool, playground, brasserie, Stick’N’Sushi restaurant and sky bar and a VIP lounge and breakfast restaurant on the 12th floor. The standard rooms are a reasonable size and most have full height windows to give a feeling of additional space.
Nimb Hotel (Bernstorffsgade 5; Tel: 4588 7000; 13 rooms). This building, bordering on the famed Tivoli Gardens, has been owned by the same family for generations. While its present incarnation as a hotel is brand-new, the look is timeless. There are classic furnishings and top-quality materials arranged with a keen modern eye, The rooms are excellent and very stylish indeed, individually decorated with antique furniture, and they all contain a fireplace and a four poster bed. You don’t necessarily get a room choice; it is just the luck of the draw. The bathrooms, complete with double sinks, have both showers and free-standing bathtubs, excellent Molton Brown amenities and enough counter space for your own cosmetic case.
The Nimb Hotel’s facilities include a 1star Michelin gourmet restaurant, a brasserie with open kitchen, a vinotheque, an exclusive lounge with an open fireplace and a gourmet deli. The deli includes a chocolaterie. The boutique hotel deliberately aims at the top of the market and many people will love its mix of ambience, uniqueness and service.