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... have a tour. At the end, DIS treated us to a snack. I got a hotdog and a red slushie. I couldn't help but think how American I was. The fourth would fly past my mind especially with moments like that. We all took the train back together. Some girls went to go jump in the harbor but I forgot my bathing suit and certainly wasn't going to let them convince me to jump in in my horsey undies. I passed and rode the bus home with Tao and Osiris. We all bid our farewells to Salman on the bus. ...
... a sandwich shop not too far away. The Danes seem to be quite fond of sandwiches, as there are sandwich shops everywhere. I got a "traditional" Danish sandwich that I couldn't pronounce with Danish meatballs on it (very similar to Swedish meatballs), and it was delicious!
Today it was back to class! I had my first assignment due today, it was basically a 1 page reflection on the Youth Club we visited on Wednesday. Then, we learned ...
... They were all so different, a very peculiar match. But, we later discussed that they had been in a jazz band together in high school and are still old chaps. They continued to inform us all about Denmark and places to go. They bought us beers and would not allow us to pay them back. We walk away that night with a smile on our faces and a new love for the Danes.
Thank you La Fontain! I will never forget that unforgettable night with Allen, Annus and ...
... During the boat ride I accidentally put my camera on timer mode. I eventually fixed it but it was a bit stressful. There was a stop at the little mermaid where we got to take pictures but it wasn't long enough to really relax (or wait for a good picture opportunity). By the end of the ride I was a tad queezy and glad to get back on to solid ground. The tour was informative and a nice addition to my day. Jakub and I walked back to the castle after the tour before we parted ...
... 2 hours and have just stopped at an english pub for a beer. It's overcast and a little cold outside, we are having trouble trying to find somewhere reasonably priced for lunch. We still need to fill in 1 1/2 hours until catching the train. The train turned out to be really easy. We had dinner at the train station as we couldn't find any where else to eat. We had a traditional Danish hamburger, then went across the road ...
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Bring your earplugs
Usually the reviews on these pages turn out to be pretty much in line with my own experiences. Not so this time. The Selandia hotel is pretty much worn-off, and although the adjacent red light district is perfectly accessible for anyone even during the night, the noise of cars touring their circles and men hanging about until late at night is staggering. There are many other hotels in those same blocks, and I have stayed in two of them myself (Ibis and Comfort) both of which turned out to have sound proof windows. Not so the Selandia, so if you have the choice ask for a room that is not facing the streets.
On top of the noise problem came experience with shared facilities. I thought I should give this a try for once, as it would save me 15 euros per night for what I thought would be a small inconvenience. Not so. The shared shower and toilet was as worn-off as the rest of the hotel, and rather smelly too. It's pretty much like what you would expect on a camping site, so bring your slippers with you to at least have the iilusion of personal sanity.
The beds and quilts were of decent quality though, and so was the breakfast. Nothing very exciting, just the usual stuff. Unless you have never in your life seen a wheel of brie before, of course.
We stayed in the Selandia for 3 nights over the May Public Holiday and found it to be excellant value and well positioned to explore the city. We were fortunate to have our room upgraded upon arrival and the resultant facilities in our room were first class. The reception staff were very helpful,polite and friendly. The breakfast was first class with a selection of cheeses and cold meats as well as the usual cereals and fruit. The only negative point i would mention was that there was quite a lot of noise at night, shouting and singing mainlyfrom revellers using the Red Light Area which is close to the hotel. I would stay here again and would recommend it to friends which i guess is the acid test
Will never stay there again. Order room from web from company in England called hotel pronto on the side they gave a price for room with bath and I payed for that but Hotel Selandia gave me room without bathroom and did charge me extra for room with bathroom that I was sure I had pay for. First room was with puke on the floor , next room had a toilet that didīnt work and the extra charged got me very angry.
Will never stay there, people dont trust pronto hotel I sure will never go throw their site.
I had papers that showed that I paid for room with bath but the hotel would not lissen to me the customer. Iīm very sure that many people have been in my shoes booking hotel from Pronto also in my shoes to pay more to this hotel.
I stayed one night this February. The hotel was excellent in responding to my emails before I booked. Very efficient on arrival, with all my requests (quiet room, etc.) being met. Room and bed fine, with satellite TV. Bathroom and fittings not the newest, but perfectly adequate, with strong shower. Breakfast had lovely choice of cereals, yoghurts, cheeses, meats, fruit, breads. Very convenient for Central Station, etc. Reception staff offered to keep my luggage in room electronically locked from desk while I did my tourist bit. No hesitation in returning.
2 days in Copenhagen
We stayed in the Selandia Hotel in mid September before embarking on a cruise. It was difficult to obtain a hotel room in Copenhagen in this time frame due to a medical convention so we were a bit apprehensive.
The Selandia Hotel turned out to be fine. Unimpressive from the outside the staff was warm and welcoming. The small lobby was nicely decorated and the breakfast room is cheery and the food fine. The room - a double - was smallish by American standards but fine with us. The bed was actually 2 twins pushed together and each was made up independantly. The bedroom had adequate storage. We had a full bathrom with both a shower & tub. It was very nicely designed and decorated. There was plenty of hot water. The room was not noisy.
The Selendia is about 4 blocks from the main train station and in an area with many older hotels. It is about 10 minutes walking time from the Tripoli and about 15 minutes from the main pedestrian shopping street. There are a number of moderately priced restaurants in the area.
We were prlesantly suprised by the hotel and wwould stay there again.
Decent hotel with a great breakfast buffet
Stayed at the Selandia for 5 nights last fall. Convenient to the train station, Tivoli and not a bad walk to most everything else. It does lie on the fringe of the red light district but if you approach it from the train station, you will not go through it as it extends from the Selandia in the other direction.
The hotel itself was fine. The rooms are very basic but clean and reasonably maintained for the price. The staff was helpful - not "go way out of your way" helpful but answered any questions quickly and competently. Given the propensity for a bit of commotion downstairs late at night given it's location at the edge of the red light district, it can be noisy so this might not be the place for real light sleepers.
The best thing about the hotel was the breakfast buffet. The best I have ever seen; wheels of brie and other cheeses, deli meats and liver pate, a wide variety of fresh breads and rolls, fresh fruit, fresh pastries and best of all a large dish of fresh herring (when in Copenhagen...) plus the usual cereals etc. All in all, a heck of a spread. Only European hotel I have stayed in that I genuinely looked forward to the breakfast.
All in all a clean, reasonably comfortable hotel for its price range in a convenient location with an outstanding breakfast buffet.
I would definitely return.
Very Good Value and Location
I stayed at the Hotel Selandia for 3 nights recently. I chose the hotel based on reviews on tripadvisor and wasn't dissapointed. I was looking for a good value in a central location and I was pleased. The hotel had friedly employees and was clean with a very good breakfast buffet.
The only negitive was it is on the edge of the red light area but you can access everything without walking through it if you choose. That area really isn't that bad anyways.
If I go back to Copenhagen I will definately book at that Selandia.
Nice Hotel, Helpful staff
A group of 12 stayed at the Selandia in late May. Everyone in the group was very satisfied with the Selandia. The room I had was nice, clean and a good size. The bed was comfortable and the sheets and towels were clean. The ensuite bath was generously sized with a tub/shower and a window. The room had a large window overlooking a courtyard. Some of the group had rooms on the front of the hotel and heard some street noise, but said it was not bad. If you are noise sensitive, ask for a room on the courtyard.
Breakfast buffet was the best I have had in Europe. It offered a choice of fruit, cerials, meats, cheese, yoghurt, and breads.
The locatiion was great. The hotel is in an area with a lot of other hotels and restaurants. Although I saw a sex shop, I did not see any unsavory people on the street and felt completely safe walking the street. It is only a short walk to an ATM, to the train station, to Tivoli Gardens, and to the City Hall Square where most city tours are accessed.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. They arrainged a bus for airport transfers, and a tour of the countryside at a good price. I highly recommend the Selandia for a stay in Copenhagen.
To start with negative bit: The Selandia is located in an area with above average frequency of sex shops and (to me) obvious drug dealing nearby. If you feel uncomforatbel with that, this might not be the place to go. Though, this doesn't make the area unattractive, there are a couple of other mid-range hotels and excellent restaurants just next door. The inner city is in walking distance.
The room was small but light, clean and it had everything you needed. The en suite bathroom had its own window, probably not all the bathrooms have, though. The breakfast was quite "scandinavian", no ham or eggs but a range of five or more differenty flavoured yoghurts to take with your cereal.
The staff is friendly and helpful, and by asking politely you might end up with a better deal. Taking into account that Copenhagen is rather expensive, this hotel is a value-for-money choice.
Good value, good location
Spent 4 nights at Hotel Selandia which we felt was good value for a 2 star. Good location near the Central Station, although it is in the red light district, don't let this put you off - the area is not too seedy! We had a smallish sized room but the bed was comfortable and the room clean and a good shower/loo. The breakfast room is very pleasant and the buffet breakfast was excellent. The staff were helpful and courteous. Our only problem was that on our last night there was a lot of street noise which we hadn't experienced on the other 3 nights - not car noise, people shouting but not as bad as staying somewhere like Barcelona!! So for anyone on a tight budget, this hotel may suit you very well