We have just returned from a short 2 night break in Copenhagen which really was 'wonderful' thanks to the our choice of hotel being The Sauare. We would normally stay in 4 star, however after reading other reviews on this website we decided to give The Square a go. It certainly lived up to expections with the stylish decor, friendly staff, superb breakfast and fantastic location. Although the room was small, it was adequate and I would not hesitate to return.
Great hotel in town center
I have just stayed two nights at The Square hotel, aptly named for it's location on the Raadhuspladsen, the City Hall square in central Copenhagen. Within 15 minutes of this hotel, by foot, at a wide variety of shops, restaurants for every taste, the Tivoli gardens and amusement park, Christiansborg castle, National Museum and Amaliensborg castle (no more than 25 minutes walk, about 5 km). While nothing to look at from the outside, the lobby immediately says "hip and fun" from the furniture, to the cool jazz playing in the background, to the friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are furnished in typical danish decor; not large but very comfortable. Breakfast is included and the selection of breads is very good. The price and location make this hotel a "must stay" when in Copenhagen.
...I have to agree with everyone else...
Copenhagen - Great City.....let down only by a lot of its hotels. There seem to be 2 choices of hotels in Copenhagen....either once great, now old and jaded hotels in decent districts...or lots of budget chains in, or on the edge of, the red light district....
The exception seems to be the square...fabulous location...everything is walkable. Place was "done up" I think 4 years ago....it's just starting to show a little wear, but it's still the best option in this city.
Modernist Vision of a Hotel
From the lobby upwards, a consistent attention to detail marks The Square as a hotel that is intended to raise the bar at this price range. Positioned for the seasoned business traveller and Copenhagen tourist visitor alike, the location serves as a great base for the Metro and Central Station.
Ended up in a superior room, featuring walnut floors, lacquered doors, and a key-card entry system that starts from the moment you step into the lifts. Incidentally, the lifts are rather quirky: the external door on each level opens like a cupboard, so watch out for unsuspecting lift passengers manually flinging open the outer door. A wide staircase services all six floors, and consistent decor throughout the hotel lends an air of calm.
Rooms are air-conditioned, well insulated from noise, and have both task and diffuse lighting. Ethernet-based Internet access is available via an access point in the room (a charge is applicable). A multichannel television doubles as the alarm clock. One issue with the twin beds provided, though, was that they were no wider than 2' 6", and the accompanying linens didn't provide sufficient coverage to tolerate movement exposing the rather spongy mattress.
A sixth-floor breakfast room that serves an open buffet crowns the Square: from 7-10 am on weekdays and 7-10:30 am at weekends. Despite arriving at various points during these allocated times, the provisions were plentiful, varied, and rarely allowed to deplete. During our stay, even the more popular options such as the Danish pastries were restocked so that they remain available until closing time. Room service is available for the slothful in the form of a delivery from the buffet.
The Square delivers, not just in relative Copenhagen terms, but as an absolute improvement in hotel provision at this price range.
Beware the noise
Great hotel, modern decor, good breakfast.
Beware the noise though - it backs onto a disco that stays open till 5am on weekends - the noise and vibration stopped me sleeping until it closed one Saturday night.
Town Hall Square, Copenhagen
Town Hall Square, Copenhagen
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City Hall and City Hall Square, Copenhagen