Copenhagen provides the right
Less than a two-hour flight away, the Danish capital proved a perfect place for to soak up the atmosphere
FAMOUS for high fashion, stunning architecture, cycling culture – oh, and not forgetting Danish pastries – Copenhagen sounded right up our street.
My partner and I embarked on a four-night adventure to Denmark’s capital – a destination becoming increasingly popular for tourists looking for an insightful but relaxing city break.
Less than a two-hour flight from London Gatwick to Copenhagen Airport, our EasyJet experience was as described on the tin – easy.
The journey from the Danish terminal to our first digs – Hotel Kong Arthur in Nørreport – was just as straightforward owing to the city’s fantastic Metro system, running directly to the centre in just 15 minutes.
Despite the language barrier and foreign currency many locals could speak fluent English, like most European countries outside England, so there was little difficulty in buying our train tickets (a single from Copenhagen Airport to Nørreport costs £7.50).
As soon as we stepped off the clean and efficient Metro we walked just 10 minutes to the chic and contemporary four-star hotel. Hotel Kong Arthur, which dates back to 1882, is stylish with a spa and piano lounge, but with all your home comforts and daily ‘cosy wine hour’.
Our double room was spacious, modern and had everything a guest needs, including free Wifi, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, mini fridge, large television, magazines, power shower, jet bath and, above all, a large dreamy bed for resting our feet after a day of sightseeing.
With views across the canal, you can expect fantastic hospitality and a Danish breakfast.
After two satisfying nights we headed over to the hip Vesterbro area to spend the remainder of our stay at Andersen Boutique Hotel.
Within walking distance of some of the city’s top attractions including Tivoli Gardens and its famous Galoppen game and the Meatpacking district, the trendy hotel is located just 200m from Central Station, so you can get anywhere in the city within minutes.
With a bright, bold pink colour theme, Andersen Boutique Hotel is another four-star site offering every guest a free glass of white, red or pink each day during ‘cosy wine hour’, which was a nice touch.
We stayed in an ‘Amazing Junior Suite’, kitted out with vibrant fabrics and contemporary furniture by Designers Guild.
The lounge area was great delicious
A canal boat ride around Copenhagen gives a chance to see the sights.
A classic Copenhagen view.