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
At the tail-end of a recent business trip, I decided to extend my travel and spend a day in Copenhagen, taking in as much design and architecture as possible. I reserved an upgraded “culture package” at the Nobis hotel in Copenhagen, promising passes to the Danish Architecture Center. Upon arrival, the front desk staff acknowledged the upgrade, but did not provide passes of any sort. Short on time, we headed out to see what we could, hoping to return later to have the situation resolved.
Unfortunately the staff made no effort at any point to resolve the situation, nor offered any alternate compensation. In fact, I was treated with attitude any time I brought up the issue. At this point, I’m still battling the issue over email looking for a refund. And hotel management has simply gone dark.
As a 5 star luxury hotel, the level of hospitality received at this hotel was a joke. Beautiful space. Terrible attitudes from the staff.
Seems to be very new. Authentic staff on the front desk who are keen to help. Location is ideal for exploring central Copenhagen - everything is walking distance from if. Didn’t have breakfast as offer was room only but nice local coffee shop only 50 meters away so that worked well. Sauna a nice touch to so don’t forget your trunks...
Unfortunately the hotel had decided to host a party for the fashion week without any consideration at all for other guests. The hotel was full so no way to change room, which was on the 1st floor, above the restaurant where the party happened and next to the marble stairs where all sounds are amplified. They shouldn’t have accepted guests the night they hosted a party, knowing fully the noise was going to disturb them. My colleague in a nearby room was equally disturbed. We were on a few days business trip with lots of travelling and early meetings and really needed our rest. The main purpose of a hotel is to sleep and Nobis totally failed us. This is appalling behaviour and I’ll never stay there again.
Apart from that, I concur with the other reviews: location not that great, quite far from everything, not a nice restaurant nearby, which is especially annoying on nights like that where they decide to close the restaurant for a party; too many light switches, half of them apparently doing nothing but you still have to try all of them to turn off one lamp; and the worse bit, the light of the dressing that turns on automatically for no reason many times in the middle of the night, which is quite scary and very annoying. Clearly Nobis decided I wouldn't get one straight hour of sleep.
we enjoyed our stay here and it deserves the very good rating. I like the fact that everything is modern and very clean, but nothing exceptional...which is fine though.
The location, walking distance (15-20min.) to the well known part of Copenhagen. It's a short walk to the first Boat-bus hop on which we made good use of.
We much enjoyed the bar, which has a nice stile and a good selection of drink.
We upgraded our room - was it worth it? Not having seen the standard room it's hard to tell, but the size of the upgraded room was o.k., but it would have been nice to have some square meters more.
This was our last stop in a 7-city, month long trip. Beautiful hotel, great location, comfortable room and concierge went above and beyond helping us with our plans. Nobis happened to host an event for Fashion Week during our stay. We learned that Nobis is limited in its ability to comfortably accommodate their guests in addition to any additional obligations. The restaurant and bar were closed during the event. As a concession, they offered room service at no service charge. Problem was that there were very limited options (which we already had in the restaurant) and they were not able to accommodate any other very simple requests (Hot dog and/or grilled cheese...both on the menu but 2 hours outside of the availability window). Their response was an Oh Well! shoulder shrug. Morale of the story, it was like getting dumped on Prom night because your date got a better offer. Nobis Hotel is NOT a 5-star Luxury Hotel so don't stay here if you expect 5-star service. I would stay elsewhere.
I rarely write TripAdvisor reviews nor am I a complainer....this being my only complaint in our month-long travels. I was so dissatisfied with how they handled the situation at the time and their subsequent response that I felt compelled to write a review.