Nobis Hotel Copenhagen
What We Love
- The gorgeous conservation of the historic building, which was built in 1903
- Relaxing in the Instagram-worthy lounge, with its designer lamps and metal shelves stocked with objets d'art
- The hotel's unbeatable proximity to some of Copenhagen's biggest sites, including the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum and Tivoli Gardens
What To Know
- The hotel occupies a landmark building that once housed the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music
- Rooms are handsome, but on the small side
Set inside the former Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, this stylish Copenhagen stay fuses classical turn-of-the-century architecture with the best of Scandinavian design – clean lines, simple accents, and lots of natural light. The results are breathtaking: high ceilings, oversized Bardiglio marble bathrooms with egg-shaped bathtubs, chevron-patterned wooden parquet floors, and Danish furniture from Carl Hansen & Son, including the iconic CH25 chair. Once you’re finished taking design notes, tuck into local dishes at the Niels Restaurant, where French and Nordic dishes are the speciality, or hit the streets in the direction of Tivoli Gardens or the Radhuspladsen town hall square, just steps away.
In the Area
The hotel’s great location in downtown Copenhagen puts you within comfortable walking distance to the central train station, the university, most major tourist attractions and restaurants. This city is the perfect place for cycling, so why not rent a bike and cruise around the sights?
How to Get There
Spent 3 nights at the Nobis celebrating my wife’s special birthday, and had the most fantastic time here. The room was extremely tasteful, comfortable and with just the right amount of luxury! Hotel staff were without exception, exceptional !! Receptionists, restaurant staff, bell-boy - all really genuinely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was relaxing, with fresh produce and a great selection. We ate one night in the restaurant and it also didn’t disappoint. And when they learnt it was my wife’s birthday, we also got a lovely gift as well. A really really good quality hotel. Thank you.
We experienced terrible service, attitude and appalling room facilities on our stay.
Our room was freezing cold from day 1 and we had no less than 4 staff members and technicians come up to look at the problem, and all of them gave us completely contradictory info on what to do (turn the fan to 3, set it to Auto, turn it off), and nothing worked. The room was stuff and freezing at the same time, and the water in the bathroom didn't get warmer than tepid.
Finally the hotel manager Soo [ - ] came over on Day 3 and she was visibly emotional and defensive. My husband told her not to raise her voice at us, and she claimed she was just upset by the situation. She put us in a different room on the ground floor, which was right next to a busy traffic intersection, resulting in pedestrian noise from right outside our window, car headlights flashing into the room.
At the end of our trip, guess what, they said that as the result of all of our inconvenience and sleepless nights, they would waive the valet parking charges for 2 out of the 4 nights we stayed with them as a token! That was seriously the cheapest and most pathetic gesture that I've ever experienced from a hotel.
The only thing we enjoyed was the breakfast, and the hotel building itself looks fantastic, but the hotel experience was not well thought through at all. The light switches are extremely confusing, unlabelled, and combine multi functions with each press. And I am very good with technology and have travelled extensively - I shudder to think of how an older traveller would do in this hotel.
The Nobis Hotel website on SPG.com and Marriott.com specifically state that it has air conditioning. This is a complete lie and highly misleading to travelers. The rooms were far too hot to rest or sleep in when external temperatures reached at any time higher than 20 deg C. Opening the window did not help with sleep because the hotel is in the city center and traffic was noisy, plus the design of the room did not permit any cross-breezes. Although true that many older buildings in Copenhagen do not have air conditioning (mostly because the owners refuse to invest the money in customer comfort, and not because it is technically impossible), it is beyond the pale to mislead customers into booking at a property and then confessing "sorry we don't have air conditioning" when they arrive and the tired travelers don't have anywhere else to go when the city is fully booked.
Some of the staff were quite confrontational -- rather than hospitable -- about the air conditioning situation. This was overall a highly regrettable experience.
I will echo what other reviewers have said: the lights are hard to figure out and the bathroom is tiny (and water gets all over the floor) -- Danish design gone nuts.
We stayed here two nights at the end of our Nordic country vacation. It is located in a quite corner, while still being close from everything.
The buffet breakfast was OK even though it was pricey. We had to call help to adjust the thermostat as it sets relative temperature instead of absolute target temperature - which was quite strange!
The shower stall was big, but there was no place to keep the gel/shampoo/conditioner. We left them on the floor. Danish design gone nuts!
There is no in-room coffee maker and their breakfast starts at 8AM. So, if you are early riser and didn't put in your request for in-room breakfast before 4AM, you will have to tough it out!
It is a very quirky place, while not being cheap. I am definitely not staying here again.
The front desk was helpful in calling cabs for us.
Absolutely perfect. In the last couple of years, we've stayed at the Miss Clara and Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, also part of Nobis, and they were great. The Nobis Copenhagen has the same magic.
Maybe it's not to everyone's taste, but the simple, thoughtful, high quality furnishings, wonderful warm & helpful service, great breakfast and general sense of calm are very much my cup of tea.
The building is beautiful and sensitively done, with very high ceilings. Our small room didn't feel cramped because of the high ceiling, huge window and good planning. Even the tiny bathroom has all the space you need, really, and is very high quality with heated marble floor, high-end fittings and good quality work.
The location is great, very close to Tivoli which is of course sort of tacky (in a good way!), and full of festive cheer at this time of year. It's also fairly easy to walk to most central areas of Copenhagen from here for shopping, work or sightseeing.
Breakfast is excellent in both quality and variety. The bar is also good, small but convivial and relaxing.
We stayed as part of a very inexpensive BA package, in the cheapest type of room, but were made to feel highly valued. The staff were all absolutely great, all the time.
Can't think of anything even slightly negative to say, except that a small bottle of complimentary water would have been appreciated.
And yes, as per other reviews, the lights take some figuring out. The trick is that some are on/off but take a second to react, and some are press-and-hold (so as to adjust the light level). Hope that helps!
I could have happily stayed here a few days longer and wouldn't hesitate to choose this hotel again next time I'm in Copenhagen.