Hotel Kong Arthur
Noerre Soegade 11, Copenhagen, Zealand, 1370, Denmark
Better to stay in winter
I stayed at the Hotel Kong Arthur in Copenhagen three nights in two different rooms in July of 2009. Although the hotel itself is pleasant, the noise level is a bit hard to handle. It was not especially hot in Copenhagen these days, but the rooms were quite warm. In the first room, I discovered that the radiators were on. After turning them off, the room was still hot, which required the windows to be opened. The room was then cool, but noise from the main street funneled down the alley to the hotel, as well as noise from people entering the hotel and dragging luggage on the cobblestones, made for two sleepless nights. In this first room, the bed was also right next to the elevator shaft, which made dreadful knocking sounds every time it operated. The second room I had when I returned to Copenhagen two weeks later had similar problems. It was at the back of the hotel, facing a courtyard shared by apartments and a tapas restaurant, at which people were reveling until 1:00 in the morning.
On the positive side, the hotel had comfortable beds, *free internet access* -- wired and wireless -- with reasonably fast speeds, and a decent variety of breakfast food. Location wise, it was about a 1km walk from the center of Copenhagen, maybe a little less to Tivoli Gardens.
I believe this hotel would be a great place to stay if the temperature outside warranted closed windows, or, perhaps if one had a room on the interior courtyard.
Unique Quality: Free internet was a definite plus at this hotel.
Directions: On Nørre Søgade, across from the lakes. 11km from the airport (about 300DKK taxi ride).
4-star hotel but feels like 5-star
I spent 2 nights at Kong Arthur (King Arthur) and all I could say about our room was "WOW!". Although this wasn't what we were supposed to have due to a problem booking, they offered us one of their junior suites (I think that's how they call them) for the price of a "normal" room.
Spacious room with a luxurious decor. The price of the room includes a buffet breakfast with cereal, bread, ham, etc. and free Internet on their computer close to the dining area.
Directions: Closest metro station: Norreport, about 5-10 minutes walking.
Hotels in Copenhagen are - like so much these days - rather on the pricey side, particular for Americans. But I thought I had saved enough money (through Priceline, of course!) to afford one night at a comfortable hotel in the fashionable Nørreport neighborhood. The Kong Arthur isn't flashy or even particularly expensive, but it's still than I usually pay for accompodations when I travel. (I got my rate through a special Expedia deal - $120 a night before taxes, which became $145 with taxes and charges added.)
The Arthur has a great location - it's in a courtyard just off one of the interior Copenhagen lakes. I was also very appreciative that it was a short ten-minute walk from the Nørreport Station - and that was only twenty minutes from Kastrup airport! Moreover, The Kong Arthur was just a few blocks from the Hotel Jorgenson, where I was meeting up with friends Rasmataac and Cachaseiro.
My room was very comfortable and quiet, and I slept well, which is an important consideration when you have a busy travel agenda!
A full Scandinavian breakfast buffet is included in the nightly rate.
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Great weather for April
Three nights in April with some very good weather for the time of year. The hotel states that it is 5mins away from the train station. More like 10 with bags. The lobby and communal areas are very nice with good places to sit and a very nice breakfast area. The Danish breakfast is very good with a wide choice. There is a courtyard in between the two parts of the hotel and is nice for sitting out. Our room 429 was supposedly a superior double althouth a bit tight around the bed. But it was fine. The shower room was a traditional wet room for the toilet gets wet when you have a shower. The funny thing was an angled mirror behind you when looking towards the sink. I’d didn’t think I was that grey! All in all not a bad hotel. It’s location isn’t the most convenient but quiet and as Copenhagen is small not too bad for getting around. No aircon.
The three restaurants linked to the hotel, but not owned by them are very good. The Sushi N Sticks is fantastic. Wine and beer in Copenhagen ’s bars and restaurant is very expensive being 40-50Kr (£4-£5) for a beer and about 250Kr to 300Kr for a ok bottle of wine (£25 -£30) so beware. Taxi to airport is 240kr and the train 28Kr. A nice city for a break.
recommended stay overall
The Kong Arthur Hotel was a very nice place to stay. The location was
ideal w/ the front of hotel facing the lovely canal/moat for walking or jogging. The hotel attendants were friendly and helpful at all times. The bar is open 24 hours which is a plus if you miss the breakfast and still need a cup of coffee or tea! The lounge has plenty of space to relax in a sun filled room and read the paper or wait for others to come down and meet you. It's also located right outside the city center, only about a 15 minute walk. Shopping is abundant! BUT EXPENSIVE! Copenhagen is costly, so I wouldn't expect to find any real bargains in any designer shops. We stayed for 4 nights, in a Superior Double room which is much bigger than the the other rooms. If you have the opportunity to book the superior for 10 quid, do so...there's tons of extra space this way. The decor is a bit dated, but clean, and I think serves their intended purpose of a medieval viking theme. However, it remains light and airy....plenty of sun through the windows. Breakfast served was phenomenal, among the best I've had in hotels. Pastries, 4 types of breads, cheeses, cereal/muesli/granola, yogurt, fresh veggies, cold meats, and soft boiled eggs! Overall a good stay
Good location, friendly staff, great value (for Copenhagen)
I can heartily recommend this hotel - we spent four nights here, with
a special "City Break" offer, a "superior double" room was relatively cheap - 1000kr a night. The room was fine, plenty of space
- the furniture wasn't exactly new, but fit in well with the "ye olde" image they're aiming for. Even with the window open, our front-facing room was quiet enough for a good night's sleep. While not exactly in the centre of the old town, we liked the location - just a few minutes walk from Stroget, for example, and a short hop from the "hip" Norrebro area, so no shortage of options for going out for a drink in the evening.
On that note - if you plan to eat between 6-8 pm in one of the hotel restaurants (or indeed in most good restaurants in Copenhagen), be sure to book a table. We got room service from the Italian one, and found it good.
The staff were very helpful and friendly at all times. The breakfast was good - plenty of everything, rolls, bread, danish pastries, cereals, tea, coffee, fruit.
I would certainly choose this hotel again (at the same price anyway) if I return to Copenhagen...
Had to move hotels
When we arrived for our romantic christmas break in Copenhagen, the hotel was such a massive dissappointment. The entrance is dingy and drab and the bar area absolutely stinks of years of cigarette smoke. Our room was the tiniest pokiest box, with a tiny window and horrible bathroom, it was hideous to even wake up there, drab, dingy and depressing. Whilst the staff and breakfast were nice, nothing could get us to stay there and we moved to the City hotel nearby. The best thing about this hotel is it's location near some cool bars and restaurants, but if you're a young couple looking for the cool of Copenhagen and some romance, you're not going to find it here.
Having phoned the hotel in advance to make sure to get a baby cot put in to our room as well as to make sure that the access to the hotel would be easy (few stairs)so that there would not be too much harcel with a lot of luggage.
Arriving at the hotel not a show of anyone to help you with the luggage. We did have some luggage travelling with a baby.The few stairs mentioned over the phone turned out to be :
- a couple of stairs followed by a narrow door that you had to open yourself and then block it
- and a steep staircase where you, of course, carry up all your luggage.
Reception: Understaffed, the girls were very nice. They were not only attending the reception but also answering the phone as well as well as serving customers at the adjacent bar..
Room: Teeny, weeny. Babycot not there but extrabed. Room over the innercourt. Room not properly cleaned; hair in the bath tub, paper under the desk and stains on the wall
We complained at the reception and were told someone would be sent up. We asked if there was another room available or to simply change room or even maybe a room in a hotel nearby.
The very cocky reception manager told us that we should consider ourselves lucky that we had a room since they were full for the next six days.
We had to call back to remind them of the cot which finally arrived with the most filthy mattress you can imagine. Not even prisoners would be given this kind.
Went to the reception again. The cocky manager ran up the stairs with us in the trails- instead of inviting us all to take the lift.Storming into the room the cocky manager takes the mattress without a word and comes back after 30min's with a pile of sheet. No mattress.
The very cocky manager turns to us and asks:" Will this be smooth enough for you?"
- Room got cleaned but they forgot to put in soap.
-Ants on the very poor breakfast buffet.
-We hardly slept from the noises coming from the inner court.
We did not complain over the phone or at the reception again since the attitude was such.
To find this kind of a hotel in one of the northern countries known for their high standards and service it's scandalous !!!Worst hotel ever stayed at ever, ever !!
big mistake-motel 6 better
Stayed June 2007. Arrogant staff-very uncaring; furnishing very worn and tattered;no service; the 3 of us were allocated one glass of ice per night; out of bottled water and said they could not get any; for three more days-we got some at the close by 7-11! Refused to help with luggage as we did not give them prior notice; windows only opened about 3 inches and no breeze or fresh air could come in-no fans to help with air circulation; full breakfast was not included as advertised-you paid extra; We met several others staying there and they were also very unhappy with the hotel, staff and services. They must have given themselves the 4 star rating-very substandard by any measure
How about Hotel Kong Arthur
While you are giving opinions of Hotels, does anyone have comments about Hotel Kong Arthur? It would be for 2 adults, a 13 year old and a 4 year old. We will be intown in July (in time for the Jazz fest). Any other tips or thoughts would be appreciated.
RE: How about Hotel Kong Arthur
It is a great hotel placed in nice surroundings, very close to the central city. My company use it to host our clients and vistors from other countries.
RE: RE: How about Hotel Kong Arthur
If you are here for the Jazz festival you could consider the Ibsens Hotel, where as I understand it many of the stars live every year for the festival.
RE: RE: How about Hotel Kong Arthur
kong arthur is in a great location in a quiet street.
good choice if you like it a little posh.
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Hotel Kong Arthur
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Address: Noerre Soegade 11, Copenhagen, Zealand, 1370, Denmark