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Loved the Strand!
We stayed at the Copenhagen Strand for 3 days before a cruise leaving from Copenhagen. I read about it in a travel book and checked the Trip Advisor web site for comments from others who had stayed there.
We found that it was a very convenient location near the Nyhaven area and in walking distance (about 15 minutes walk) to other attractions--Tivoli, Stroget and others. The hotel is clean and bright, the rooms spacious, the breakfast buffet very good, and the staff most helpful. It was a great experience!
Been there two years ago and went again in September 2005. It is exactly the same, so this is a a good sign. Everything was great, they even opened my locked combination padlock on my holdall. The rooms where warm and the bathroom floor was heated,I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The buffet breakfast which is included was great.
My husband and I just returned from a stay at the Strand Hotel in Copenhagen. The location is excellent and we walked everywhere. The staff is friendly and everyone speaks excellent English. They have a great buffet breakfast with plenty of breads, pastries, cheeses, meats and fruits. The room was small but the bed was large with cozy down comforters. The bathroom even had a heated tile floor. There is a computer available to use for a small fee and a small bar in the lobby, but no restaurant. There are plenty of places to eat close by though. We enjoyed it very much and would recommend it.
Would try something else next time
- Comparatively speaking, the price was reasonable.
- Small room was very cold.
- Room furniture could use updating.
- Reception was to reserve a taxi to the airport for me on my check-out day and did not follow through.
- Both evening and morning reception staff cool and unfriendly.
- Public transportion from railway station was not very convenient or close.
Fine hotel, no problems no thrills
The hotel was said to be 'newly opened', upon arrival it turned out that it was opened in 2000. Not very convenient from the airport, too far from Central Station. Conveniently close to Nynhaven (the little canal with tourist restaurants) and a nice 20 minute stroll along the harbor away from the little Mermaid. Reception staff is not too warm, they seem to be annoyed that you show up. But as soon as they have time for you, they give you attention and help professionally. Upon my question to have harbor view there was only a cold 'that's only for the suites'. Might be true, but it does not sound very welcoming. Rooms itself rather small and basic, indeed no view. When you take a shower the whole floor gets wet whatever you do. And ... no mini safe in the room. Which means that you either carry all your valuables, including laptop and camera, wherever you go, or deposit it at the reception with a daily standing in the queu to retrieve. A 3 star really should have a mini safe in the rooms! The whole breakfast/lobby area is quiet dark. The choice of food is limited, I have not spotted any of the usual 'scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages' etc, rather a wide choice of all kinds of cold meat. The 'business centre' is just one little computer in a corner of the lobby for which one has to pay. Wireless internet connection (paid) only works in the lobby as well (not in the room). So the only normal possibility to check emails is a LAN access in the room, for which one has to buy a cable. All in all, the hotel was fine, but I had somehow expected something more.
Fast elevators, new feeling, quiet location
Just returned from a stay at the Strand Hotel in Copenhagen. We had booked the "Therapy for Couples" weekend rate so a bottle of Champainge was included in the rate as well. We given a room on the top floor of the hotel which had a small balcony with a cafe table and chair. The hotel is long and narrow, and as a result only about two rooms on each floor actually look out over the harbor; the rest look into the courtyards of the buildings on each side. Being on the top floor allowed us additional light I think, but the slanted ceilings and dormer windows probably result in a smaller room. The elevators are large for a European hotel and were very fast. The furniture was new with a comforatable bed with down comforters. Bathroom was large with a glassed in shower.
We arrived a little before 2 pm and had to wait about 20 minutes for a room--it would be good to fax or call ahead if you plan to arrive early.
Internet access is not free and we were not able to pick up any stray wireless signals from our top floor room.
The hotel is situated about two blocks from Nyhan and about three blocks from Kongens Nytorv metro station and bus stops. It was a little farther from the action that I had expected, but the area was very quiet and safe which was nice.
Breakfast buffet is your typical European breads, croissants, cheeses, granola, yorgurt, hard cooked eggs and is generous.
Overall, I'd recommend the Strand if you would like quiet area and newer hotel.
Stayed here two nights June 2 & 3. Good location, very good breakfast buffet, our room was quite small by North American standards, but clean, tidy and comfortable. No view, as we faced the next building, but quiet, and very close to what we wanted to see during our visit. Front desk staff helpful and polite, although they need to work on their systems. We had booked and paid through Expedia, but on arrival discovered they had reserved 2 rooms for us, not one room. The other room was cancelled, with apologies. Then on checkout, they tried to charge us for our room, until we pointed out to them that we had paid through Expedia. On further checking, they could see in their system that we had paid, but couldn't figure out how to fix it, but said to leave it with them to sort out with Expedia. Although one could do without these kinds of things, the staff were very polite and quick to accept responsibility for the mistake(s). Also, with Expedia involved, who knows who screwed up?! All in all, a good value for the money, quaint nautical decor and much better than staying at a big chain hotel.
For tourism not business
The hotel is in good shape, has a good brekfast, and a great location. Seems to be reasonably priced for being in Copenhagen.
However, it has some clear shortcomibngs.
The rooms are small. The standard single rooms are not standard, they are very small,
The hotel does not have a restuarant and room service, which implies that you cannot get a quick bite, "There are plenty of restaurants around here" is what they say in the reception, but that means it will take quite some time before you have had anything to eat.
The rooms do not have AC, which is not a problem most days in Denmark, but when Copenhagen shows its best side it will be a problem if you want to do something productive in your room.
The business center is a joke and the personell 100% unaccomdating to such needs.
It is a good alternative for tourism, but stay away for more serious business.
Good hotel, good location
Good hotel, good location - nothing really spectacular, nice decor. The rooms are not large, seem to be average considering it is Copenhagen. Breakfast is good - cheese, meat, danish', etc.. - all included w/ the room. We would stay there again.
Has anyone stayed at the Strand? I'll be in Copenhagen for the Jazz festival July4, and the Strand looked like a good place to stay. I'm most interested in a good location, away from the train station/red light district.
Any input/alternatives would be appreciated.
Also, I will be driving to Copenhagen from Gothenburg in my new Volvo. How long does the trip take? And are there any parking decks near the hotel, or only on-street parking?
Re: Copenhagen Strand/parking
The two hotels I know of in Copenhagen with their own parking are the Marriot which is about 500m from the station and the Admiral which is up near Nyhavn. Of the 2, I would prefer the Marriot which is only a couple of years old.
If you drive via Helsingborg/Helsingor, it's about 45km to Copenhagen and will take about 40 mins into the town. Can't advise of traffic in Copenhagen but it's not normally too bad.
Re: Copenhagen Strand/parking
the strand has a great location just around the corner from nyhavn, with lot's of nightlife.
i think they have their own parking lot, but i'm not totally sure.
Re: Copenhagen Strand/parking
...and it's 217 km from Göteborg to Helsingborg where you take the ferry. You could also drive on to Malmö and be flashy :-) and go across the Öresund Bridge but that costs more than the ferry.