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Hotel of the week: The Absalon Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark

The Absalon Hotel is located in the heart of Vesterbro in central Copenhagen, the perfect location from which to explore this compact and vibrant city.

Within walking distance of the train station, it is close to nearby attractions such as the Tivoli Gardens, the National Museum and the picturesque harbourside.

A family run hotel, it was founded more than 75 years ago by the grandparents of the current managing director and general manager Karen Nedergaard.

It re-launched in 2015 following a complete refurbishment which included the conservation of the stunning exterior classical architecture which dominates this part of the street.

The hotel has a city centre location. Image credit: Absalon Hotel

Designers Guild textiles and wallpapers have been used throughout, and this gives the public areas including the lobby, bar, lounge area and dining room a welcoming and friendly vibe.

All 161 suites and bedrooms at the Absalon Hotel are modern and stylish and are decorated in one of three colour schemes, from the ‘Grass’ theme on the top floor with great views of the city, to the ‘Ocean’ and ‘Berry’ themes for the standard rooms on all other floors.

There are six room types including Junior Suites and the Tricia Guild Suite, both of which have separate living rooms and French balconies overlooking the city rooftops.

Facilities include 24 hour reception, free wifi throughout the hotel and a same day laundry service. Breakfast is included and is the perfect start to the day with an impressive array of fresh, tasty food including those famous Danish pastries!

The Tricia Guild Suite has a stunning lounge. Image credit: Absalon Hotel

The Absalon Hotel, like its more boutique sister hotel, The Andersen Hotel, operates a CONCEPT24 package which allows a late departure at no extra cost, meaning the guest keeps the room for 24 hours, no matter what the time of arrival.

Also, on your day of departure you may take advantage of Airluggage, a system where your luggage is picked up and delivered to Copenhagen airport.

This is especially handy if you have a late flight and can spend your last day at leisure without having to return to the hotel to collect your luggage.

The Absalon Hotel also offers bike rental to its guests who can explore the city on two wheels. Copenhagen is the city to cycle in, with 56% of Copenhageners who work or study in the city, commuting by bike every day.

The lounge area is a great place to relax. Image credit: Absalon Hotel

The annual Copenhagen Jazz Festival has been running since 1979, and it’s ability to attract big names has helped to establish the city as the jazz capital of Europe.

In 2017, it runs from the 7th to 16th July and has a huge schedule of events taking place across the city at various venues, including the Absalon Hotel, which will be hosting a series of concerts during the festival.

Running Copenhagen offers running sightseeing tours in Copenhagen with a local guide. Tours allow visitors to the city to interact with locals who showcase insights into the city and introduce the city’s attractions.

Special tours include an Architecture Tour and Family Tour. The Absalon Hotel have partnered with Running Copenhagen who meet guests at the hotel for a bespoke tour of the city.

In a nutshell

With it’s central location, this stylish hotel offers excellent service and a warm welcome to guests and is the perfect base from which to explore Copenhagen.

Helgolandsgade 15, DK-1653 Copenhagen
+45 33 24 22 11