Admiral Hotel Copenhagen
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Woo okay blog entry number uno!
Where to start... Yaaa Hallooo! Shven and I will be both makin additions, so this entry is written by Ivan.
You.ll have to forgive my punctuation, they have funny keyboards over here, im on the Admiral hotel computer. We have just spent the day walking around the city of copenhagen and returned, …
So, the cruise is finished, but vacation certainly is not. We disembarked early, at about 8am and since I couldn't check in until 2pm, I was left with some time to wander. Taxied to the hotel and dropped off my luggage. I gotta remember not to pack "Catch Phrase" or pack it better as it has a way of turning itself on. The conceriege got my luggage …
... and our waiter Victor was always on hand to take the plate away so I could start again.
I had some yellow bread which we had to look up on google to find the english word for it, Mom said it is just bread with Cumin.
We watched the sun set from the back bar before dinner, and watched the sun rise after breakfast as we came into Oslo.
Today we debark the ship for the final time. We have arranged a late departure (10.00AM) and take our time to savour a leasurely breakfast before making our way to the gangplanks.
Once onshore, we collect our luggage from the terminal building and proceed to the taxi rank. We are staying 2 nights in Copenhagen before commencing the next episode in our meander around Scandinavia and ...
There were a lot of bikes both parked at the train station as well as on the trains themselves. Philip told us last night that many people leave their bikes in the city chained up and after they have caught the train in for work ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAdmiral Hotel Copenhagen
Clean nice, could have a spa, comfy beds, good facilities
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Historical Traveler Reviews Admiral Hotel Copenhagen
Fantastic - highly recommended
I stayed at the Admiral for 5 nights in October. I had booked a single room (with no view) however, on arrival discovered I had been upgraded to a King Room on the top floor overlooking the harbour !
The hotel was beautiful, with a great restaurant - for both breakfast and dinner. Staff were friendly and service excellent.
The only slightly negative comments I would make are that the room service menu is extremely limited, so not great for people travelling alone (I was), and it is slightly out of the way (again, not great for women travelling alone - slightly too far than you would want to walk from Nyhavn restaurants in the dark but too close for a taxi). However there is a great Thai takeaway about 200m away on the same street as the hotel in the direction of Nyhavn.
Great staff, fab for foodies!
Stayed here as a birthday surprise. The hotel is modern and beautiful. It has an excellent and pricey (like most danish resaurants) Salt restaurant. This is one of the best meals I have ever had! The location of the hotel is by the picturesque Nyhavn, but also not as central as most hotels. The staff were wonderful when we were stranded for an extra night due to blizzarding (even upgraded us!). The rooms are large and warm, and hold the character of the building. Would recommend this place highly!
We found the Admiral excellent. The location was ideal, close to the harbour and convenient for Nyhavn. The room was comfortable, bright and cheerful, clean and tidy. The buffet breakfast was excellent and plentiful, eat as much as you like. The architecture was a nice balance of traditional and modern, with quite a chic and atmospheric SALT Bar to complement the surroundings. The staff were friendly and helpful.
OK, prices are expensive, but this fact is not unique to the Admiral.
The only down-side to our stay is that our room faced Todboldgarde Street which at some times can be noisy. Next time we visit, we would try and get a harbour side room to avoid traffic noise.
So overall we score "above average", so well done "Admiral". Would recommend it.
Be warned! Construction nearby will wake the dead!
We have been staying at this hotel several times a year for many years, so I hate to say that this was the last for us. As one reviewer said, it was a surprise and a joy to see the huge (I do mean HUGE, since it dwarfed the 7-story hotel) overnight ferry to Oslo arrive at 9:00 am each morning just 25 feet in front of the hotel. But the ferry no longer docks there because in its berth they are building the new National Theater. Construction began last year and will go on for many years. If you get a room on the harbor side (never stayed on the street side) you will be much annoyed by the pounding and scraping and other construction noises, which begin at 7:00 am and last well into the night (Denmark has many hours of daylight in the summer). If noise doesn't bother you, you might be appalled by the overly busy lobby and the attitude of the staff, which is rather less gracious than you'd expect of a four-star establishment. If you have a car, be aware that there is no parking at the hotel (we paid $30 a day in the nearest garage, about 1/2 mile away). On the positive side: As an avid sailor, I LOVE the hallways and the lobby decorations (they even show movies in the elevators, often snippets of "Master and Commander"), and the rooms are filled with Trip-Trap teak furniture, very Danish and stylish. The hotel bar makes the best sandwich I've ever had. The location is superb, just two blocks from Nyhavn. The all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is very pricey (about $18) but loaded with great food. I shall miss this hotel greatly, but I prefer quiet nights.
We stayed in the Copenhagen Admiral for three nights in March 2005, and we have no complaints at all.
Yes, if you want to be picky I'm sure you could find faults (as you could even in a 5-star hotel), but in simplistic terms this is an extremely good hotel, in a perfect location (near Nyhavn), and reasonably priced - what more do you actually need?
We booked through Expedia, and paid £280 for the three nights, including breakfast - the room was large, and airy, with a view of the harbour. The breakfasts are very good, and the staff are extremely helpful.
If visiting Copenhagen again, I would definitely stay in the Copenhagen Admiral.
I liked it
I recently stayed for one night at the Admiral Hotel, prior to a one week cruise. I don't know if it's quality is four star or not, but I definitely liked it. The place has charm, personality and character, and I liked the rooms, though they were a little strange. They were not luxurious at all, but very clean and cozy. Do not leave the place before eating your good share of danish crab claws (a real must) in the bar with a cold beer (wonderful!!!)
Very chic hotel. Definitely revisiting this one.
My family stayed at the Admiral in the Spring of 2003 and would happily stay there again. I had a single room which was pleasant and airy, although the ancient vertical beams can present an interesting challenge when attempting to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. Please put the light on! Others in our party had a double room which overlooked the harbour and it was a splendid suprise to see a huge cruise liner pulling up alongside the hotel! The corridors are a bit dark, even with the subdued spotlighting and the layout can be a bit confusing, since everywhere looks identical and there are few landmarks to help you on your way. The bar is chic and stylish, but friendly and not at all pretentious. The Admiral is one of the hotels you'll love if you like the modern, organic feel of a place. A place that is chic enough it doesn't need to shout about it. If you want abundant decoration and ornate features you will probably be disappointed. But it will also appeal to the historically-minded since many original features of this former grain warehouse remain, hence the beams etc. It is a quiet, peaceful hotel and a lovely antidote to the bustling Nyhaven just a few metres away.
Leaves Much To Be Desired
I do not like this hotel. It admittedly has a great location on the Copenhagen waterfront. On the outside it looks quite chic. But the inside of the hotel is heavy and a bit depressing an does not live up to the promise of it´s front. I stayed there on a very hot summer´s weekend and found the room very stuffy. It also smelt as if a convention of smokers had been held there - Danes are very tolerant about smoking. The hotel also has too many rooms, the staff were quite nice but they were evidently too busy to give the guests the attention one expects in a four star establishment. EH, Reykjavik.
Loved the Admiral
Just got back from 3 weeks in Europe where we spent two nights at the Admiral Hotel in Copenhagen. I was somewhat apprehensive about booking this hotel as the reviews were mixed. I suppose as with many European hotels, it's the luck of the draw as to what room you get -- and rooms can be quite different. We loved our room. It was large with a large bathroom. We thought the overhead beams gave the hotel great character, where some reviewers thought it made it claustrophobic. We had a lovely view of the harbor. The location was also very good. It was in the back door of Amalienborg Palace and Nyhaven. It was also within a reasonable walk along the pedestrian streets to Trivoli Gardens. We have made numerous trips to Europe, staying at primarily 4-star hotels. The service in this hotel was the best of any hotel we have ever stayed.
The buffet breakfast was excellent, but a little crowded as this hotel is popular with tour groups. I also thought the Admiral was reasonable priced. We paid 990 kroner per night including breakfast (reserved through Utell). B. Nichols, Woodlawn, Virginia.
Four star hotel but lacking luxury
A warm and friendly welcome awaits at the Admiral, a trendy converted warehouse hotel in the picturesque Nyhaven district. It's stylish but without pretension. A word of warning - it's not for the claustrophobic. Low corridor ceilings, thick beams and narrow passageways conspire to be oppressive. Accommodation is short on luxury; twin room had two single beds laid out head to toe, narrow as a funeral casket, with very small windows. No room to swing a cat in the bathroom. Would I return? No. Traveller's tip: Apart from the train to and from the airport you are unlikely to use public transport. Unless you are a museum buff, don't bother with the much-touted Copenhagen Card. Walking tours conducted by an entertaining and knowledgeable English-perfect guide leave at 11am from the tourist information office opposite the main railway station.