Hotel Opus Horsens
What We Love
- Close to one of Jutland’s most historic cities, Horsens, and within a drive of Legoland theme park
- Rooftop restaurant has pictorial views of the nature reserve
- Free WiFi and self-parking
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What To Know
- Reservations for massages need to be made a week before arrival
- Some parts of the hotel have views of a former prison
- Meals and spa services can be pricey
- The hotel is located outside of Horsens and is about a 15-minute walk to the city center
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located just out of the historic town of Horsens at the edge of Nørrestrand nature reserve in central Denmark, this 132-room hotel often draws families and a business-minded crowd. But, it still manages to exude just the right amount of Scandinavian cool, thanks to Kim Utzon Arkitekter’s understated yet discerning design, which starts in the 39-foot lobby atrium. Guestrooms have buttery leather headboards and creature comforts such as flat-screen TVs and free WiFi; some have private balconies. The hotel’s rooftop restaurant serves seasonal bites with a focus on hearty meat-driven dishes and Danish cheese. And like any Scandinavian hotel worth its salt, there’s also an on-site health club that has a sauna and steam room.
In the Area
Lying at the end of Horsens Fjord in Jutland, the 12th-century town of Horsens is a great base for summertime family fun, with activities such as canoeing on the Gudenåen River or riding the (rollercoaster) rails and touring themed “countries” like Mexicoland and Pirateland at Djurs Sommerland. But those amusement parks might pale in comparison to the ultimate kid-pleasing one: Legoland. For more action, head to the Horsens Golf Club, where there’s even a kid’s sandbox club for your budding Tiger Woods’ to practice their swing.
How to Get There
Upon arrival, the exterior looks like a resort for members of the communistic party in the former Soviet union.
Parking is free of charge and you can choose to park in front of the hotel or in the garage.
The lobby is very spacious and welcoming, as are the receptionists. The entire hotel/conference centre is spacious and at times you wonder if you're the only guest. I guess this depends on when you visit the hotel and I'm sure it can be busy at times.
The style of the hotel is not luxurious, more like sparse and simple, but still comfortable for the eye. It has been around for a while, but since Danes are good at design and have a sense of interiors the hotel seems unaffected of changes in fashion.
The room and bathroom (two washbasins and a shower) were also spacious and clean. But, the bathroom could need a touch-up, it felt a bit outdated.
The beds were very comfortable and you have the opportunity to choose between six different pillows if you like. Also, it is very quiet and the room has a balcony too.
There are a number of international TV channels and the resolution of the screen is really good. Wi-Fi works perfect.
The breakfast is good, even though I missed a few things. Also, the way the breakfast is scattered might have an impact of that feeling.
The city centre of Horsens is not in walking distance from the hotel.
Yes, I would definitely come back to this hotel. You get a lot of hotel for the money.
As we drove up to the Opus Hotel, the exterior looked a bit shabby and I got worried. The hotel was listed as a 4-Star Hotel, but in my opinion, they're really a 3-star place. The outside of the hotel was dirty and tired looking with stains on the concrete and pillars. Inside, the lobby was quite nice, as was the staff. Everyone was helpful and accommodating.
I'd read reviews that said the restaurant was excellent. However, when I want to eat in an excellent establishment, atmosphere is important to me. Unfortunately, the restaurant is just at the side of reception, in the Lobby area, without any true separation of spaces. That means people are checking in and wheeling their luggage nearby while people are dining.
The room was comfortable, but nothing special. The room was adequate, but not large. The bathroom had cheap granite counters.
The hotel has a lovely Spa and Wellness Center, with steam and sauna rooms, foot baths, cold showers, and of course hot and cold showers in the locker room. I did try to use one of the lockers but couldn't get it to lock. I discovered after trying several diferent lockers that a coin was needed to pay for the locker. Again, this isn't something I'm used to seeing in high end hotels.
The breakfast that is served is a buffet and was included in the price of the room. The buffet was quite nice and the food was good.
All in all, this is a nice hotel in a small community. It's probably more of a conference/business hotel, and according to staff, they do a lot of conferences there.
This hotel is one of my favourites - room and bathroom were spacious and clean. Breakfast was very good. But the best part was sleep - I have never felt so comfortable in any hotel bed, it was soooo comfy. Besides that, it was very quiet in the hotel, so I slept wonderful during this stay. Highly recommend.
Nice quiet place away from all the city hazel.
The rooms are nice and clean, the surrounding and quiet.
The service is really good and staff very friendly.
The breakfast was very good and recommended.
This is probably the best hotel hotel in town. Rooms are spacious, the bedding is supreme, the bathrooms (including the shower) is spacious. Free coffee/tea. Placed towards the north end of town, this hotel is not central to downtown. However, itr is situated perfectly to Horsens Arena and Horsens Prison (Faengslet). Parkering outside and inside is free. Very good breakfast with a lot to choose among.