Winter escapes are no better spent than exploring a new city. Copenhagen, Europe’s foodie paradise is renowned for its unique culture, down to earth attitude and funky surroundings. The Hotel Kong Arthur is no exception to this, with a shabby-chic and laid back aura, the hotel is a great little stay in Copenhagen city.
Arriving mid afternoon on a brisk day, it was easy to find the Kong Arthur along one of the most prominent lake districts in the city. I was a little bit over excited when the doors automatically opened for me (think grand wooden gates opening like a Harry Potter movie) and the warmth of the Scandinavian-inspired lobby revealed itself. A perfect little escape from the snowy streets beyond.
The Low Down
The Kong Arthur is one of the two Arthur Hotels in Copenhagen, with it’s sister The Ibsens located around the corner. The Kong is a quiet escape from a busy city, perfect for those who like cozying up by a fireplace with a glass of wine. With a total of 155 rooms, the boutique hotel is filled year round with businessmen, families and couples- it really covers all bases when it comes to style and requirements of the masses.
Located in a central area, although not walking distance to all attractions (it is a very, very big city) it has access to the great adjacent neighborhoods of Nørrebro and Vesterbro. This area is the ideal spot for those looking for a wine and dine experience in Copenhagen.
On the weekends, the lobby bar is filled with people escaping the cold and in need of a relaxing drink. The Hotel also offers one of the most prestigious spa experiences in town, the Ni’mat. With a water temple and sensual atmosphere, it is the longest running Spa in Copenhagen.
Entering my standard double room, I was intrigued by the cool layout. It felt a lot bigger than it was and the huge windows overlooked the central courtyard, the colour scheme also induced a calming feel. The theme of rustic-chic definitely weaves itself through hotel, with a hint of humor. Underneath the bed, you will find a little note- something that makes hotel experiences unique and enjoyable. I also loved the customizable ‘Do Not Disturb Signs’.
The bathrooms could use a little upgrade, however the hot shower and heated towel racks are all you need to get comfortable before bedtime. As I arrived in the midst of winter, with snow forming outside, it was nice to have an in-room heater that I could adjust and beautiful down duvet to cuddle into. Another added bonus after a long day of sight seeing was that the TV had multiple English channels, including MTV and a movie channel, so for the nights that it was too cold to go out, you can enjoy a bit of R&R!
Another major highlight for me was the tea and coffee selection in the room. The gourmet ‘Chaplon’ tea provided was fruity and DELICIOUS and it was nice that you can make yourself a nice hot cuppa in the warmth of your suite.
After checking into my second floor room, I was anxious to try some local food and have an early night. The great food market area of Torvehallerne is right around the corner and should not be missed, I recommend trying Grød– a gourmet porridge store that makes you fall in love with oats! With a full belly, I headed back to my room for a cozy night in. To my surprise, it started to SNOW and the large windows in my room gave me a stunning view.
Waking up in complete comfort, I made my way down to the hotel’s ‘Glass Atrium’ for breakfast. The cool glass ceiling and view to the snowy courtyard was great and I would recommend grabbing a window table! The buffet was great, with Nordic inspired cuisine including all local produce and fresh bread. The buffet is another element that makes the large hotel feel boutique- as it is more than just a standard continental breakfast.
Stay Here If:
You want a hotel that is inspired by the Copenhagen culture. The hotel is rustic yet charming and has a great atmosphere, I feel that foodies and self-proclaimed hipsters would love this hotel and the location is ideal for those experiencing Copenhagen in a different light. This hotel would not be great for people looking to walk to the main shopping, sights and city center as it is a little further away- however the in house bike rental is a great way to see more of the city.
Rooms start at just 1000 DKK per night (around 120 euro)
Address: Nørre Søgade 11
DK-1370 Copenhagen K.
Phone: +45 3345 7777
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I was welcomed a guest at the Kong Arthur however all opinions, as always, are true to my own.