We stayed in Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden for 2 days in March.
We were very pleased with the friendliness of the stuff. They were very willing to assist us in every way possible.
Organic breakfast was very nice, for those seeking quality but not big variety.
Standard double room was very elegantly furnished but it was rather small for a 4 star hotel. And it could be a bit cleaner.
Location is quite nice and with the bus stop (line 6A) right outside the hotel's entrance, access to almost all city using the various public transportation is very easy.
Overall experience, is good. Would reccommend it for young couples.
Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
My wife and I stayed at Bertrams for 2 nights on the 22 and 23rd of September 2007. We arrived late in the evening and when the cab driver pulled up to the curb we both looked at each other and went oh...oh. Bertrams is about 3-4 long blocks from Tivoli and as the road curves it is dark and ominous. We off loaded, rang the bell and were instantly welcomed to what was to become our home for a few days. As soon as we walked in we were informed the first drink was on
the house and given the key to our room. We had been upgraded to a larger room than booked but the only difference was a seperate seating area off the bedroom. We saw the other rooms and by European standards they were fine. We went down for our drink and almost fell over when we saw how beautiful and comfortable the breakfast and eating area are. Had a drink and then went and sat out in the courtyard. In the morning we had one of the best inclusive breakfasts
in a long time. Dinner was superb and similar to a buffet. Food was incredible.
There are no shower curtains so you need to get a little creative if you have a tub and need to use the shower handle.
We did not need a/c so I not sure if there is any. So.....if you land
in the late evening do not let the darkenss of the street throw you off. In the morning it is alive and bright.
As a side note there is a laundry within 100 feet of the hotel on the
other side of the street. You will need change as there is no change machine but soap and softener are there for a nominal fee. Everything
is in Danish but as almost everyone speaks perfect english you will be fine. There is also a little store right across the street from the hotel to get bottled water etc...
Have a great time and enjoy this little hotel.
Great hotel....thanks for the advice
Following a few hours of reviewing comments and reviews here on Tripadvisor, I decided to stay at Bertrams.
From the moment we arrived to when we departed 2 nights later, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The room was excellent, all the facilities you could wish for, although it was a roll-top bath rather than a shower in the bathroom.....looked great, but personally I was a little tall for it !!! A balcony and four-poster bed, were the finishing touches :-)
The organic buffet breakfast and dinner (on Friday) were excellent, well presented and varied.
Location is good for bars and a number of restaurants, although it is the other side of the city from the full on "tourist " areas, and does take approx. 20mins to walk into the city centre.
No doubt about it - the best hotel experience ever!
Stayed here in late December 2007 (standard double) and again in January 2008 (suite). I can't recommend this hotel enough - for its fantastically cosy rooms, the excellent breaktast, the location and not least, the incredibly friendly and helpful staff.
I average about 50 to 100 hotel nights per year and can with confidence say that i have never experienced the same degree of personalised service. Anywhere, ever. We were truly made to feel welome.
This hotel represents an excellent alternative to the ciy's larger more central five star hotels for anyone seeking to experience what Copenhagen is really all about. What you sacrifice in the way of amenities (which is limited) is more than made up for by the "at-home feel" and the friendly staff.
The rooms have the feel of a typical Copenhagen apartment . While the rooms are small and not particularly flashy, they make you feel at home in a way that no five star chain hotel ever could. Having tried both the suite and the standard double, I would opt for the standard double next time - the shower is simply more practical.
We loved Guldsmeden and will definitely be back!
A different and wonderful hotel to remember
We went on a small trip to Copenhagen the second weekend of January, and stayed at the Bertrams for three nights (thursday - sunday). It is a very strange feeling to really love a place, and at the same time notice several things you wouldn't have liked in another hotel.
We arrived at the airport, and took the Metro (fantastic system, one of the best I have tried...sit in the absolute front of the train, there is no driver! The is a train every four minutes) to the station called Forum. From there it is about 15 minutes to walk to the hotel. Of cource one can use other means of transportation, but unless you choose taxi, you will not get there any faster. The receptionist greeted us with a smile, and we felt right at home. A free drink of our choice (we had a glass of red wine) was served in the "restaurant". This is the same place as the breakfast is served, and you will always find such things there as coffee, tea, chocolate, olives, etc. It is always open and cosy. They also have a nice backyard area with wooden furniture (probably a really great place to spend a summer evening). In short: This was a really pleasant place to arrive in the evening, when you a tired of traveling.
The elevator, which stoppes in between every floor (which means that you always have to walk one staircase up or down, whereever you go), is quite funny. It is rather cold (the walls of the elevator is the only thing separating you from the climate outside the building), really small (takes 2 persons if they both have a suitcase), and stopps with a really sudden 'yank'. If you don't have elevator phobia, this elevator is one you will remember and hopefully enjoy for what it is. I liked it!
Our room was situated on the fourth floor, and it was not big (even if we had a 'superior double room'). However, we had the most romantic four-poster bed, with the best imaginable comfort. Fantastic! A nice little television was to be found on the wall just on the left when in bed, and it could not be turned to face us properly...kind of unpractical. But don't spend time in such a place watching the television!:) The bathroom had a small bath tub, and the most peculiar thing about this was the shower. You have to hold it when showering (it is not mounted on the wall), and you will probably soak the whole floor while taking your daily shower (room service cleans that up when you are down town :) ). Remember not to put anyhing on the floor (i.e. your clothes). The room also has a nice mini bar, and a safe for your valuables. Our room was very quiet, as it faced the back yard. I don't know if this also goes for those facing the main street (Vesterbrogade).
The breakfast does not have a typical vast selection of food, but the food you can choose from is absolutly superb. Perfectly cooked eggs, home made yogurt, cut fruits, several selections of ham/meat, four kinds of very good jam, and the best bread I have ever tasted in a hotel. Much of this comes from their co-operation with an organic bakery/store next door (you can actually sit at breakfast and look through the glass wall into this place - which they get most of their food from.
The hotel is not in the middle of down town, and you will have to walk about fifteen minutes before you reach i.e. Tivoli Gardens, the town square, etc. We walked the distance, enjoying it, several times. However, there is a bus stop just outside the door, with buses arriving all the time.
I want to mention one more thing; the service. It is very good! As an example, we wanted to find a place to eat on friday evening, and asked the receptionist on our way up to our room if she had any suggestions for an italian place (that's what we wanted for this evening). Half an hour later she called our room...she had been searching for a place all this time, and got us a table in the most fantastic, crowded (you couldn't come here without a reservation) and popular place, just two minutes walk from the hotel. For anyone curious, the place is called Famo.
I could go on talking about this hotel for a long time, but I suspect no one would read much further. In short: This hotel has several 'flaws', but you will probably end up loving them as curiosities, and you will remember the place as one of the most memorable you have visited. I would recommend the Hotel for anyone, except if you need really big rooms, or if you are dependent of using an elevator to get all the way to your room. If you love typical "chain hotels", where everything always look the same, this is not a place for you :)
My partner and I stayed at the Hotel Guldmeden over the Easter break 2008.
We stayed in room 104 which had a large 4 poster bed, a bathroom with shower and a flat screen TV. The room was very comfortable and clean.
The breakfast is an excellent buffet and the staff are always courteous and helpful.
The hotel is in a good location for the city. It has a bus stop (for route 6A) directly outside which runs thorugh the city centre and past the Botanic Gardens.
Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen
Lovely hotel, very friendly staff and beautiful interior with the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in! Pretty little candles are lit everywhere and the food is fantastic. It is about a 15 minute stroll to Tivoli and is in a quiet part of town but there are some great bars and restaurants nearby :-)
great little hotel
Great little hotel with the friendliest staff ever.
Free wireless access is very useful for business traveler. Only problem could be the lift doesn't actually stop on each floor but between floors so you'll have to carry your luggage 1/2 a floor up or down.
Can't beat the Bertrams
This hotel is absolutely lovely. Friendly, helpful staff and very comfortable rooms. The breakfast, especially the coffee, was something to look forward to each morning. As others have stated, bus line 6A picks up right in front of the hotel, and is a very easy way to access central station and the Stroget.
I will definitely stay here again if/when I return to Copenhagen.
A lovely hotel. Great breakfast every morning. Staff very helpful. Very easy to get into town using the 6a bus which stops outside the door of the hotel. Would stay again