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
The hotel is very spacious in a typical north european style, the breakfast was very good and the rooms were big and clean.
I really enjoyed my staying in this hotel very close to the city center of Horsens.
We had some problems with the restaurant because it is not open 24h and so I had to order an expensive tuna fish sandwich with the room service.
The first day we arrived, during the dinner, we had a wine bottle of our own and we were obliged to pay it as the basic wine in the restaurant menu: this is very strange!
Very nice hotel with great spa-area.
We loved the hotels fresh atmosphere and spacious room. Everything worked perfectly. Our kids loved the breakfast and it's pancakes with nutella. At the evening there is free entry to the hotels spa-area and it was great place to relax after spending the day at the Legoland.
Horsens isa beautiful little village with nice little beach. Make a notice that all the restaurants and shops closes very early (at 18:00ish at the eavening). There is a nice restaurant/cafe at the harbour, where is also a ice-cream bar :)
We ussually use it for Bussines trips, and is one of the best hotels to recomend in that Area. Maybe just too short options for dinner, but the quality is excellent.
In the area iside Horsens is easy find retaurants and so is not so big problem.
The only reason that this hotel is not the worst I have stayed at, is because it is beaten by a terrible place in Manchester, with bed bugs, vomit stains on the carpet, cigarette burns in the bathroom sink and a view from the window of air conditioning units.
This was my first time in Horsens and I stayed at this hotel for a company conference. The "chef" was preparing dinner for a group of people, so the inept management decided it would be a good idea to close the restaurant and deny all other guests the opportunity to order food. We were told that we could order room service but that would take a while. After 4 people ordered room service from the extremely limited menu, the rest (of which I was one) were told that this avenue was no longer possible. This forced guests to make the trip into and unfamiliar town to find a restaurant. I didn't want to wander around searching for food, so ended up with no dinner!
The following day was a sit-down meal, although no menu had been shared prior to the event. Since I have food allergies, I requested to know the menu from the front desk. After being told she didn't know (and me telling her that was nonsense), she then admitted she did know and told me the menu. The starter was shellfish which I am allergic too, and upon revealing this, I was informed that it was basically tough luck and there were no other options.
I find this utter contempt for guests baffling and such people should not be working in a customer facing environment.
Aside from spending the entire 3 day visit in a permanent state of hunger, the comfort of the rooms is not much better. All rooms seem to have twin single beds and tiny single duvets that are barely larger than a bath towel. The mattresses are softer than cotton wool and the windows do nothing to block out the noise from passing motorists (despite being on the 4th floor).
It is not all bad though. The rooms are a decent size, reasonably clean and the shower has good pressure.
So all in all, if you fancy staying at a hotel where you will be treated like scum, shed those extra lbs you have been carrying since the summer holiday and get crippled from an ineffective mattress, this is the hotel for you.
The hotel has a very nicely designed lobby - having a high ceiling supported by wooden poles. The rooms are recently updated and the beds were comfy.
There is a bar next to the reception and the breakfast had a wide variety of foods, from boiled eggs and deli meat to vegetables and jams.
Our checkin and checkout was quick and the service was friendly and professional. When asked for additional pillow, the receptionist offered us 4 different types to choose from in order to use the most suitable one for us.
The only negative aspect was the lack of AC during the heat wave so had to keep the windows open but still wasn’t helping much.