Hotel SP34, city centre

Hotel SP34’s urbane bent is testimony to the design-minded approach deployed by family-run Brøchner Hotels. One of the group’s former posts in the Latin Quarter and its neighbouring apartment building were gutted and rebuilt in 2014 to form this 118-room hotel complete with terrace bar, gym, conference centre and mini cinema. Danish architect and designer Morten Hedegaard led the renovations and owners Søren and Mette Brøchner-Mortensen assisted with interiors. The result is an effortlessly cool ensemble of contemporary rooms. The lobby bar is attended by helpful staff who will pour your daily complimentary glass of wine at 17.00. And Väkst, one of three in-house restaurants, is run by the talented team behind Höst.

34 Sankt Peders Straede, 1453
+45 3313 3000

Hotel d’Angleterre, city centre

The White Lady, as Hotel d’Angleterre is known, dates back to 1755. After a fire burnt down the original building in 1795, it moved to its current spot. The neoclassical palace’s underwent an extensive revamp in 2013 by the charitable Remmen Foundation, which aimed to make d’Angleterre feel like a “stylish but not stuffy stately residence”. Three of the 55 suites have a different theme – the Hans Christian Andersen suite contains charming cut-outs that the writer made in his downtime – and there are 37 good-sized rooms. There’s a mostly Danish art collection as well as Andy Warhol’s portrait of Queen Margrethe II. Come Christmas, thousands of lights on the hotel’s façade turn it into a yuletide landmark.

34 Kongens Nytorv, 1050
+45 3312 0095

Ibsens Hotel, Nansensgade

The Nansensgade neighbourhood is lined with elegant old buildings and is home to vintage-furniture shops, art galleries and boutiques – with not a chain outlet in sight. The Brøchner family of the Arthur Group, owners of Ibsens, drew on this independent, eclectic atmosphere when revamping the hotel.

The lobby feels like a hip Copenhagener’s living room and is filled with pieces from Danish artists, makers and vendors. The wooden dining tables were crafted by 100-year-old cabinet-makers Jul Møller & Søns and the industrial French lamps were discovered at antique shop No.40. It makes for an intimate space where guests are encouraged to mingle over a drink during “cosy hour” (yes, 17.00). The 118 rooms come in six varieties, from Junior Suite to X-Large.

23 Vendersgade, 1363
+45 3345 7744

Images: Jan Søndergaard

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