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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Nebo Copenhagen
On the basis of TripAdvisor reviews, we made reservations at Nebo.
As we are in our 60s/70s, we had doubts about a 2* hotel, but we decided to trust our fellow travelers: we were not disappointed.
Given reports of small rooms, we reserved a standard suite (advertised as having two double beds). The room we were assigned (137) was on the first (second by American terms) floor and on the street side. There was only a curtain to demark the shower from the rest of the bath; there were two twin beds (not two doubles) pushed together; and there were ash trays. Because of pulmonary problems, we had made it clear, and had it confirmed in writing, that we were to have a non-smoking room.
We were immediately transferred, with apologies, to room 334 -- still on the street side but a bit larger, more above the noise, and with a better bathroom -- and, MOST importantly, NO ashtrays. Still only two twin beds pushed together. But where others found the foam on the mattresses "cheap," my husband and I found them very comfortable ... and we are generally "hard bed" people.
As rooms just vacated are left open for cleaning, we checked out other accommodations. The singles without bath were quite serviceable --single bed, cable TV, and basin. The shared toilet and shower facilities were just down the hall and looked to be very clean and so plentiful that I cannot imagine there being a line. In fact, were I traveling alone, I would have no problem booking such a room.
And we also found a few standard doubles (on the back side and with true baths) that we considered superior to our initial standard suite. It seems that the game is "location, location, location."
The breakfast was one of the better continentals we've been offered --great rolls and breads, cheese, three types of meats, four or more types of cereals, yogurt, fruit, juices, and a coffee/tea machine that can make anything.
I am very conscious about safety, but I never felt insecure in the area or in the hotel ... and I did quite a bit of walking on my own. The lighting is good, and there are many others around if one needs assistance. Just down the street --and further from the train station-- were two 3* hotels we had considered, and they cost about $100 more per night.
My only complaint is that the "internet access" is one computer in the lobby. It would be so easy to put in WiFi, if not extending to the individual rooms at least to the lobby. Also there is a Kr25 charge per day for a safety deposit box. There is also no price list of charges for items (beer, water, cola) in the in-room minifridge.
For reasons I do not understand, Nebo's web site gives different (and higher) rates than those on the travel sites such as Expedia and Orbitz. This makes no sense, as they must pay a commission to the travel sites; but it may explain why our first room was at the low end of the category.
In the future, I would get the travel sites prices, contact Nebo directly and work with them.
Any "complaints" we had are minor. In terms of our room, Nebo is at least 3*. We are already planning next year's trip to Copenhagen (we teach each spring in Poland and the best route back to the States is now through CPH), and Nebo will be our first choice.
Excellent value. Great location. and very clean
I have just returned from a three night stay at the Nebo and it exceeded my expectations for the price. The location right next to the side exit of the main train station was perfect, and handy for most attractions. The room though small was very clean and perfectly adequate. I found the hotel quiet but it may be noisier in peak season. I had shared facilities but always found them unoccupied,and clean.Also the breakfast room was very comfortable with a great selection of cold meats etc.The staff were helpful and friendly as everyone else was in copenhagen. Altogether a great bargain for copenhagen and I will definitely stay there again on my next visit. Unless you want to spend your holiday in your room, I cannot see the need to spend more.
Excellent choice !
my first time in europe, arrived at night, below zero temperature, so it was great that the hotel is 100m from the central station, the staff seemed odd at first but then i found its the european way,
the single economy room i booked on their web site was extremely small but clean and good enough for the heavy sleeping after walking the town all day,
the common bathrooms were VERY clean and this i appreciated a lot since i had doubts about sharing the bathroom with someone else, but by budget forced me to take this decision and i dont regret it at all,
the breakfast is wonderful, and although nebo is on the red light district street, it is safe and convenient for transportation and just to walk around
there are 7/11s around the corner and ATMs.
the bed was small and very basic, and i thought i would need more covers but the heating made it pleasant.
it could be a little noisy if you are a light sleeper, but if you walk a lot and get tired, you wont feel it.
great little hotel
I stayed at the Hotel Nebo for 5 nights. I found it acceptable but loud. In almost any other major European city, I would never stay at a hotel 1/2 block from the train station and in close proximity to numerous s-- shops, but in Copenhagen I had no qualms.
My room was small but not as tiny as some I've stayed in and it was very clean, which is my primary criteria. While the walls didn't seem too thin, the space around the door let in a lot of sound and the bed in my room was placed right by the door. And on my first night I was awoken at 3 am by drunk people talking loudly just outside my door. After that, I made sure to wear earplugs and slept just fine.
Overall, the clientele seemed fairly low-key except for the loud drunks but that could be different in the high season.
Also, remember your travel alarm. I'd forgotten that most European hotels don't have clocks but wake-up calls were available.
Copenhagen on a buget
This was a good, clean, safe, budget hotel. The staff was always friendly. There is a small buffet breakfast. We had a small room with private bath. The only criticism, and an important one, the beds. Our beds had a two inch piece of foam for the top mattress, that was very flimsy and worn. Otherwise, it is a good budget hotel that is centrally located.
Convenient location, good price/value
Nice and clean place, friendly and competent staff, very good traffic connections. The price-value-relation is pretty good, I would certainly come back to the Nebo. We had a non-smoker room with private shower/toilet, facing away from the street (which we heard can be a bit noisy at night), and it was not big or luxurious, but it was quiet and comfortable. The included breakfast was a nice extra. The location right next to the central station is useful daytime, and has not been any concern at night. Ok, the hotel is in the red light district - but that is being brushed up, and in any case, it just makes for busier streets at night, which I rather regard as a plus.
Great on a budget
Hotel Nebo was a good budget hotel. The rooms were small and there was a lot of noise from outside but the hotel was friendly, clean and did a good, but basic, breakfast. The shared bathrooms were clean and there was never a wait. The location was excellent and we could easily walk anywhere in the city. Would stay there again and recommend it to anyone wanting somewhere cheap but decent to stay.
Cheap and Convenient
If you are looking for basic accomodations at a good price and close to the train station Nebo can't be beat. It could not be any closer to the Central Train Station (which is VERY convenient if, like me, you aren't traveling light). The tiny room was nothing to write home about but the only time I was spending in the room was to sleep, so it was fine. The hotel clerk actually DROPPED the rate for us from 400DK to 350DK - a friend and I took singles without baths for 2 nights. The showers and toilets were down the hall and were clean. They were always free, too, despite the hotel being fully booked. There is a sink in the room along with cable tv and a small but comfortable bed. The walls were a bit thin so light sleepers may have a problem.
Free internet is always a bonus and it was usually available. The breakfast was decent as well - hot drinks, cereal, yogurt, breads, fruit and cold meats. The desk staff was friendly and helpful - quick to help us find things on the map and make recommendations. THe lobby had a nice sitting room and there was ample luiggage storage off to the side if you get there before your room is ready. They also rent out bikes but you can get them a little cheaper at the stand by the train station or free if you luck out as we did a few times. (The free bikes have wheels with covers on them - if you spot one you can just pick it up and ride it around and leave it where ever you want for the next person who wants to use it.)
I would recommend this to anyone who is just looking for a clean, cheap place to sleep.
Great deal in Copenhagen
I can only confirm the other review below! Rated 2 stars but is in fact more 3 stars. Great place, great location, best price in town (550 for the double at hrs). Small rooms but very clean. Some w/o toilet in rooms even cheaper. Ask for room to backyard as they are more silent. I've never been sleeping so well as in those (Skandinavian) beds of Nebo Hotel!! BTW: I don't think that in the 3 star hotels around you get better rooms but their price is 200 DKK more without breakfast. Really different are only the 4to5 stars. Remember: in a mission hotel like Nebo is (DM Hotel = Danish Missioner) you always contribute to poor people with your stay. Strongly recommended for budget travellers who want to stay in the city centre.
Nice enough hotel. Right next to the train station with friendly staff and free internet. Good continental breakfast included. Smallish rooms with a double bed and shower only, but very clean. A small walk to shopping streets. Great local bar right around the corner. A good price, clean room for such an expensive city. I have no qualms about recommending this hotel, it is just not incredibly fancy.
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