Editor’s Choice: Copenhagen’s Grandest Hotel
Facts: A landmark building overlooking the lovely Kongens Nytorv (King’s New Square) in the heart of Copenhagen, Hotel D’Angleterre is the Danish capital’s grandest hotel, providing traditional, luxury lodging with personalized service. With more than 250 years of history, this five-star hotel is one of the world’s oldest hotels, having hosted a legendary list of royalty, celebrities and politicians. The ever-present line of limousines at the entrance indicates that D’Angleterre hasn’t lost its mojo.
The hotel is situated ideally on Kongens Nytorv near the north end of Stroeget, the pedestrian walking and shopping street, and next door to both the metro station and the city’s biggest department store, Magasin. The hotels overlooks beautiful Nyhavn.
The glass-walled corner Restaurant D’Angleterre, decorated by the Danish artist Bjorn Winblad, provides a commanding view over Kongens Nytorv and the National Theatre.
The dark, handsomely decorated lounge has all the polish of a men’s club. In the basement is the superb fitness center with its gym, grottolike pool, which is Scandinavia’s largest hotel pool, whirlpool, sauna, trainers and spa services.
Guest Rooms: Guest rooms vary in size and exposure, but all feature high ceilings, period furniture and electronic conveniences and entertainment such as flat-screen televisions. Suites include the Royal Suite, Victor Borge Suite and Karen Blixen Suite.
Final Word: Once a mansion, Hotel D’Angleterre stands as the city’s grande dame. She is frequently rated Denmark’s top hotel by the travel industry. More than $2 million was recently invested in a restoration of guest rooms, public areas and the Palm Court, a stunning ballroom with a painted ceiling, gold-leaf columns and mirrored walls. If you intend to visit Copenhagen in grand, traditional style, you can’t do better than the D’Angleterre.
- Wireless internet
- In-Room Safe
- Bathtub and shower
- Molton Brown toiletries
- Hair dryer
July 10-12, 2009
$423 per night Standard Room (Superior Room with breakfast, $475)
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