Combine the romantic backdrop of Copenhagen with luxurious boutique lodging options

With its elegant rococo palaces, Little Mermaid, and colorful medieval streets and canals, Copenhagen makes the ideal setting for a romantic break. For those looking for the perfect base for a weekend escape or Valentine's treat, book you and your loved one into one of Copenhagen's distinctive boutique hotels, where maritime charm, cozy atmosphere and distinctive decors merge with Scandinavian service and efficiency.

Luxury and opulence is apparent at Hotel D'Angleterre, an 18th-century landmark that has been made more attractive by a recent and very comprehensive renovation. Guests can enjoy a similar type of old world elegance at hotels Phoenix and Opera, where Louis XIV and English styles respectively make their mark.

For an upmarket hotel with a difference, Nimb Hotel, in Tivoli, really stands out. This tiny hotel has just 17 rooms, each of them unique, and impeccable service. Luxury is also found out of town and the coastal coaching inn Skovshoved Hotel, a wonderful mix of old with new.  

Round off a romantic weekend of pampering and indulgence with a complete spa treatment: Two of Copenhagen's best spas are found at Hotel Kong Arthur's Ni'mat spa and Hotel Axel Guldsmeden, where guests can relax with a mix of both modern and traditional treatments.

Copenhagen's romantic appeal is boosted by its proximity to the water, and a room with a sea view makes all the difference. Those partial to sea air and a maritime flavor will be charmed by Hotel 71 Nyhavn or Admiral Hotel, two renovated harbor warehouses modernized to a high standard; in contrast, Copenhagen Island is a prime example of modern Scandinavian architecture.

Copenhagen Island Hotel


Hotel Copenhagen Island is a striking building; a modern steel and glass construction perched in Copenhagen Harbour designed by the architect Kim Utzon, son of Jørn Utzon. As the name would suggest, the hotel sits on a purpose-built island just...  Read More

Hotel Opera Copenhagen


Hotel Opera's biggest draw is its undoubtedly its location, hidden away under the arch of Copenhagen's Royal Theatre. While very few productions now take place in the old building on Kongens Nytorv, the area retains an air of grandeur and...  Read More

Phoenix Copenhagen
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Situated on elegant Bredgade between auction houses and exclusive art galleries, Hotel Phoenix offers its guests historic surroundings and an elegant atmosphere. Within walking distance of attractions including the Marble Church, Amalienborg...  Read More

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel


This maritime-themed hotel is located on the harborfront a little north of downtown Copenhagen and out towards the Little Mermaid. A former warehouse dating from 1787, the building was restored in the late 1970s as part of a European project to...  Read More

71 Nyhavn Hotel


At the end of the lovely quayside street Nyhavn, 4-star 71 Nyhavn Hotel is located in an old warehouse from 1804. It has retained many of the original features, including the exposed wooden beams in the bedrooms, many of which have a sea view....  Read More

Axel Hotel Guldsmeden
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The Axel Guldsmeden is a surprising find on this rather unpromising street: A environmentally sustainable, exotically-furnished spa hotel just blocks away from let's be honest, the pretty grotty Central Station in what's left of Copenhagen's...  Read More

Hotel D'Angleterre


Despite the fact that the closest most people will get to staying in this historic mansion of a hotel is a fancy lunch in the hotel's ground floor restaurant, D'Angleterre is one of Copenhagen's best known landmarks and has come to epitomize...  Read More

Nansensgade Quarter
Hotel Kong Arthur


Centrally located in a grand old building overlooking the lakes, independent boutique hotel Kong Arthur feels surprisingly quiet and secluded, thanks to the enclosed courtyard, and the atmosphere is relaxed yet efficient. Each of the 155...  Read More

Nimb Hotel
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Part of the glittering white Nimb building on the edge of Tivoli gardens, this Moorish palace houses Copenhagen's most exclusive boutique hotel. Nimb has just 14 rooms, nine of which are suites, and all of them unique. Old-world luxury sits...  Read More

Outside the city
Skovshoved Hotel
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A 17th-century country inn north of Copenhagen in the upmarket coastal suburb of Skovshoved, popular with both the jetset crowd and the boating circuit. A stay here combines old world luxury with five star pampering. The hotel has been listed as...  Read More


Meet Jane Graham

After touring most of Europe in her twenties, Jane was charmed by Copenhagen's relaxed tempo and moved there from her native northern England in 1999. Four young children at home has meant...  More About Jane