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We flew from Bergen to Copenhagen, arriving about 3pm on Saturday. We had originally planned to stay for a couple of days but because of Fletcher's surgery it was only to be a fleeting visit. As soon as we had checked in we headed out on a very sunny but windy afternoon to renew acquaintance with this lovely city that we had visited last in 1980.< …
... try our luck there - I didn't even know how to respond to that. Fearing an imminent stroke or heart attack, I asked whether there were no other options available. It was 12h00, we were stuck with our luggage and the check-in time was only a few hours later. The "solution" was that we upgraded our room to a heaven-room (no jokes), as these rooms were available earlier, meaning we could check in much earlier. Not ideal (and more expensive), but given that we only had a day ...
... s other friend (confused enough yet?). It was a fun atmosphere with a good mix of families and young people coming to witness one of the many bonfires with witches on top to be burned across the city that night. Before the fires were lit, the local hipster politician as Marie dubbed him gave a speech, then everyone sang a song to commemorate the event. After all that was done, it was time to burn the witch! I'm not sure why they burn witches to celebrate the middle of summer, but it ...
... looked identical. On top of that (something we learnt after staying there), the place is supposedly haunted by an old lady who committed suicide in one of the rooms, after finding out her husband was having an affair. June 28th: Staying true to form, we were on the bus not long after 8am, heading to our final stop Oslo. On our way there, we stopped at the Torpo Stave Church (which has been there since 1160) and stopped near Biorne for lunch (which was yet again soup, so I had ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Absalon Hotel Copenhagen
A stroll from the central train station
Price & location were the 2 factors that led me to staying at the Absalon and i was not disappointed.
Location is very convenient, room clean & comfy except for a bit of street noise late at night (solution - close the window) & the breakfast very tasty and a huge variety buffet style.
A impersonal tourist hotel but would stay there again.
For train travellers
We chose the Absalom because it was close to the station. Comng off the platform, turn left, go through the exit and you are a block away. There is a cluster of hotels including two Ibis in this area, which still has a few exotic cabaret venues for those who are so inclined. The Tivoli gardens are on the other side of the station, a very short walk and the central area is behind that. The rooms were comfortable, the breakfast was very good, no problems recommending it.
Arriving by air, there is a very frequent train service to the main station.
Ein schöner Ort zum Übernachten
Uns hat der Aufenthalt hier sehr gefallen. Das Zimmer war sauber und komfortabel. Die Dusche war in einem anderen Raum als das WC. Das war ganz schön, vor allem, da beide Räume auch mit Waschbecken ausgestattet waren. Das Zimmer und die Nachbarn waren ruhig, das Personal angenehm und das Frühstücksbüfett sehr nett. Exzellente Lage, nur zwei Straßen vom Bahnhof entfernt.
A fine place to stay
We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was clean and comfortable. The shower was in a separate room from the WC which was nice, both rooms had wash basins. Room and neighbors were quiet, staff was pleasant and helpful, and the breakfast buffet was quite nice. Excellent location just 2 blocks from the train station.
I stayed at the Absalon for nearly a week and had a great time. The room was spacious and well kept. The location was very quiet. It is a much bigger hotel than I would normally stay in and it was so wonderfully peaceful. The location couldn't be better! I wanted to visit a few places outside Copenhagen by train so being just so close to the train station couldn't be better. The breakfast was fresh and filling, the danish pastries were the best I've ever tasted! The staff were helpful and friendly, always with a smile on their face. My room overlooked a courtyard, which seemed little used, but was neat and tidy. The only night of disturbance I had was from the Tivoli fireworks as Tivoli is just the other side of the station, but Tivoli do not do their fireworks every night, so peace reigned! It is everso easy to get from the hotel to any tourist attraction, as Copenhagen is not a huge city so walking isn't too bad. I'd certainly stay again!
Stay here and you shouldn't be disappointed.
Good value hotel. Stay here and you shouldn't be disappointed.
I stayed here for 2 nights in July and found the Absalon to be a good choice with regards to its price and location. It's just around the corner from the central train station and it's less than 5 minutes to Tivoli. Bedroom and bathroom were basic but were clean and tidy. Breakfast was plentiful with lots of bread, rolls, hams, cheeses, fruit and pastries and the staff were very polite and helpful. If I ever go back to Copenhagen, I would look to stay here first.
Good enough but a little pricey for what you get
We came to Absalon after staying in a TINY room in Stockholm so it seemed like a palace to us. However, we would never have stayed in a place like that in the U.S., not for the price we paid (nearly $200/night). The size was fine and the room appeared clean but the hotel just seemed worn out. The carpet in the hallways was worn thin and the whole place smelled like stale smoke. We had a non-smoking room but we could tell that it had been smoked in many times in the past. It's also worth noting, for non-smokers, that the lobby and part of the dining room (for the free breakfast) were smoking areas. Some good things I should mention: there was a computer with free internet access off of the lobby and the breakfast was decent.
Good 3 days
Best to go Thursday to Saturday night. Hotel was perfectly situated by the station and short walk to Town Centre/Hall. Easy to walk around and take in the sites. Avoid the " British Pubs" and find a local Danish Bar, much cheaper ! Be careful of the cycle lanes as the cyclists do not stop even if they see you. Hotel staff friendly and helpful, breakfast enjoyable. I would use this Hotel as a base again.
Arrived in Copenhagen, to cold weather about 3degrees, with a chill in the air. Transportation very good, buses and trains great if you hold a copenhagen card ,which can be bought most places, then you travel free around the city. we chose to walk and found most sights of interest quite easily, and was really enjoyable walking throught the many cobbled streets , seeing the lovely statues, and buildings around the city. lots of places to visit, from madame tussauds wax museum, ripleys museum of wierd phenomenon, carlsberg brewery, the little mermaid, tivoli gardens, and much more. i felt 2 nights inthe city was nice but not long enough to see everything at leisure. Very busy with bustling people, over the weekend, lots of nationalities, great city atmosphere , buzzing at night time. brilliant nightlife opportunities, but quite expensive to eat and drink out. Great variety of bars and restaurants offering many kinds of menu to suit every taste, but not all budgets.
Tivoli Gardens, was pretty. we went at night time, all lit up and christmasy, great rides for kids, wonderful cheery atmosphere, ice rink, shops, and little stalls to spend your money.
Hotel Absalon, was great. highly recommend this hotel, we had an upper floor room which was lovely. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly, spoke great english, and full of advice to get the most out of our trip. Close to Central station, and close to Tivoli.
Would definatly stay there again. Wonderful breakfast here,every morning, attentive staff, and friendly atmosphere.
Thoroughly enjoyed walking around the city and window shopping, but the only draw back, i think, is its quite expensive. other than that, brilliant escape away, with a cultural city buzz.
Very nice hotel.
Spent four nights in this Hotel in October, Not the annex , the Main Hotel. Paid extra for the (private) top floor, and well worth it,a very comfortable room. Extra's as in Free Movie channel, fridge in room,(2 water,2beer-free everyday)Ice machine on landing. Only quibble..top floor rooms seem to be extremely warm, underfloor heating in bathroom, hard to walk on! Very central location, 5 mins from train station, about 10 mins from main centre. Excellent Breakfast. Tip ; Off peak times..check with driver of sightseeing bus..the EXACT times of last trip, etc. We bought two day ticket, only to find on day two the other trips werent running.! Day trip to Malmo worth it also, very pretty city. Both places a little expensive though. Didnt find much shopping in either.