Hotel Kong Arthur
What We Love
- Three onsite restaurants, a lobby bar and breakfast buffet
- The hotel is carbon-neutral and uses fair-trade products
- The Ni’Mat spa is Copenhagen’s largest
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What To Know
- The rooms are small, even by European standards
- The neighborhood, while peaceful, might feel a bit removed from the action
- The breakfast buffet isn’t included in the rate
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on a cul-de-sac overlooking the Copenhagen Lakes, this 18th century building has four wings, including a large spa with rooms above it dedicated to wellness-oriented travelers. While most of the city’s attractions are within easy traveling distance, there’s plenty to keep you occupied, including taking your tastebuds on a trip around the world by sampling authentic Spanish tapas at Pintxos, rustic Italian pasta dishes in the tranquil courtyard at La Rocca, or freshly-made sushi and Japanese grilled skewers at Sticks’n’Sushi. Mingle with fellow guests at the nightly Wine Hour, or just bliss out at the spa with a lava stone massage and a session in the “Water Temple,” with its aroma steam room, sauna and hot tub.
In the Area
Immerse yourself in Danish life by exploring the surrounding neighborhoods. Right behind the hotel are the charming paved streets of Nansensgade, home to a host of avant garde fashion boutiques, like Kendt, gelato joints like Mamma Che Gelato, and sidewalk cafes with bicycles propped outside. Cross Queen Louise’s Bridge into fashion-forward Nørrebro, sometimes referred to as Denmark’s answer to London’s Soho, where you can visit Hans Christian Anderson’s grave at Assistens Cemetery, shop for Danish mid-century modern antiques, rock out to Danish dancehall and carbo-load on heavenly pastries at famous Meyer’s Bageri.
How to Get There
From email correspondence before, and service while we were here, we could not fault the place. Such polite friendly service and beautiful clean rooms. Great location too. If we came back to Copenhagen we would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Kong Arthur for 4 nights, during a city break. The hotel is in a fantastic location to access the city centre, plus other surrounding districts, on foot. The Torvehallerne food market is close nearby and definitely worth a visit. Plenty of other restaurants nearby too - Sliders (just across the bridge) was a personal favourite. The airport is also a short Metro ride away (line M2 - approx 15 mins). We booked Kong Arthur direct via their website and were given a beautiful newly renovated room, with 1 complimentary spa access each and a discount voucher to use in the bar. We loved our room, loved the cosy reception/bar (with a free drink between 5-6pm each day) and the relaxing spa. Can’t comment on breakfast as we booked room-only, but there are no shortage of breakfast/brunch places in Copenhagen. The hotel’s outside terrace looked lovely but was too cold to use during our visit! My boyfriend enjoyed the gym facilities and also the “sightseeing morning run” arranged by the hotel. I should comment that there were some renovation works going on at the hotel, right outside our window, but this didn’t bother us at all - the beautiful room made up for the lack of view, and the noise did not disturb us. Will be visiting again and recommending to friends/family! Wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else.
We stayed here after disembarking from a Baltic cruise. The hotel is very good but there was a lot of building work going on. A couple of times we couldn’t get in the lift because of workmen and their tools - they never apologise for getting in the way!
Our room had only been in use for a few days and the view from our window was the building work.
The room itself was very nice with a good bathroom. Breakfast was very good with some interesting items. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the free drink between 5-6pm was a great idea.