Denmark’s capital is home to a range and multitude of accommodation. However, as is the case with many European cities, Copenhagen room prices do tend to be quite expensive and the rooms are quite small. High season runs from May to September, coinciding with the Tivoli Gardens schedule. Therefore, it is recommended that travellers book early if they are looking to visit Copenhagen during the summer in order to secure a place at one of the best hotels and get the best deal. However, some more price-conscious travellers may wish to visit Copenhagen during the low winter season as hotel prices are considerably discounted in this season.
As Copenhagen is a city best explored on foot or bicycle, it is recommended that travellers stay in or near the Inner City so that they are in close proximity to all of the major sights and attractions.
Like the rest of Denmark, most hotels in Copenhagen do not have bathtubs as standard. So, if you need a bathtub, out of preference or necessity, be sure to check with the hotel in advance to avoid disappointment upon arrival.
The majority of Copenhagen’s luxury hotels and stunning historic hotels are situated in the very centre of the city near the Rådhuspladsen (Town Hall Square) and Tivoli Gardens. The hotels in this area are near all the main sights and attractions that the city has to offer as well as the Central Railway Station for those who wish to explore farther afield. You will also find a handful of luxury hotels in the Amalianborg district, such as the popular luxury resort First Hotel Skt. Petri.
Some of the best value hotels in Copenhagen can be found behind the railway station in Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade. While these neighbourhoods had a seedy reputation back in the 1970s, after a number of civic efforts and hotel renovations, this is not so much the case anymore. These areas are a lot safer and are home to some good value hotels in beautiful 19th-century buildings.
In areas outside of the city centre, like Nørrebro, there are a number of hotels and hostels that offer cheap accommodation. However, as the accommodation in this area is geared towards the younger demographic and the area is home to a number of students, these neighbourhoods can be quite noisy in the evenings.
Renting an apartment is an accommodation option that is becoming increasingly popular, especially with the price-conscious and those travelling in groups. This type of accommodation can often work out as cheap as staying in a hostel. However, unlike a hostel, an apartment offers more space, more privacy and a homely atmosphere.