The Nimb Much-lauded since its opening in 2008 amidst the lights and flowers of Copenhagen's Tivoli gardens, the Nimb is a breathtaking boutique hotel that feels more like a grand château. The impressive Moorish façade once adorned a turn-of-the-century bazaar, and in a sense that spirit still remains. After checking in, you'll discover the hotel's on-site dairy offering homemade dairy products, along with Danish chef Thomas Herman's Michelin-starred restaurant, Herman, with magnificent views from its terrace. Later, sip a prohibition-era "Silk Stocking" or a Picon bière apéretif with the jet-set crowd at The Nimb’s cocktail bar, or taste a sample from their 1200 bottle wine collection at the Vinotek wine bar. But the Nimb is first and foremost a hotel, and this is where the hotel truly impresses.
First Hotel Skt. Petri As a staple of the well-heeled business-travel set, this 5-star hotel is perfectly located among the shops and cafés of central Copenhagen, and excels in stylish luxury. The building is formerly a 1920's department store, now boasting an interior by Per Arnoldi, whose work you'll find at the Copenhagen Opera House. By day, stroll the stunning cathedrals of the old city and shop at the hip boutiques along the pedestrianized roads, then return to one of the hippest bars in town on the first floor of the hotel. Mingle with the locals, who come for the international DJs and well-mixed cocktails. Relax the following morning at the sixth-floor fitness centre, or book an appointment for in-room yoga or massage. A room with a balcony makes the most of the neighborhood's charming views.
Axel Hotel Guldsmeden Eco-chic with a global sensibility, the Axel Hotel is one of our favourite hotels in Copenhagen due to its cosy and stylish home-away-from-home comforts. Balinese furniture, Persian rugs, and Mexican crockery add warmth to even the coldest Danish winter (not to mention heated bathroom floors), and if those aren't enough, try the steam bath in the spa. The Balinese Head & Shoulder Massage, or beauty coach Charlotte Rachlin's cheeky Bum Wrap are also a welcome indulgence after long days sightseeing and long nights partying. Everything is as organic and sustainable as the owners can make it, from the breakfast buffet and the custom bathing products to the collection of rainwater in barrels (for watering the plants in the garden) and biodegradable keycards made from corn and plant materials.
Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden Up-and-coming, multicultural Vesterbro hosts a range of sights, shopping, and food, making the excellent and intimate Bertrams Hotel a savvy spot from which to base your visit. An elegant renovation of a century-old building, the hotel decorates with the whimsical Guldsmeden mix of Indonesian and Danish aesthetics. All 47 rooms are furnished with the family-run hotel chain's four-poster beds and flat-screen televisions, but we recommend the superior rooms for their balconies and claw-foot bathtubs, and occasionally a cozy private lounge area thrown in the mix. The fresh, delicious baked goods come from the adjoining Emmerys Bakery, a must-see in itself with such organic offerings as chocolate, tea, and muesli in addition to its bread and pastries.