Copenhagen's most luxurious hotels are the perfect restoration of fascinating historic buildings with modern facilities and furnishings. With so many of them local landmarks, staying in one of these hotels provides both luxury and an overnight experience with Danish cultural heritage and design.
Best-known of these landmarks is the grand hotel D'Angleterre, sitting proudly on Kongens Nytorv Square for more than 250 years. Its red-carpeted entrance has become known for old-world opulence; those looking for something a little more untraditional might prefer the more contemporary makeover of First Hotel Skt Petri, a modern five-star transformation of a '60s department store.
Luxury isn't exclusively for the bigger brand-name hotels, and we find that small hotels can provide a personal level of service missing from the vast sky rises: The tiny, exclusive Nimb hotel on the edge of Tivoli, or the romantic seaside hotel Skovshoved are perfect examples.
Other historic hotels on our list include the city hall square landmark Palace Hotel from 1910 and the world's first design hotel, the Arne Jacobsen-designed skyscraper the Radisson Blu Royal. Retro design fans will be similarly fascinated by the decor of the Hotel Alexandra, with its rooms fitted out with Danish furniture from the '30s and '50s.
Waterfront views are offered in our last three hotels, with great harbor locations; north of Nyhavn, both Hotel Front and Admiral Hotel offer high standards of luxury, though quite different in atmosphere. On the other side of town, the Copenhagen Marriott provides brand-name, five-star treatment.