Travel Blogs from Copenhagen
... So at midday, I Skyped my family back home and spent ages talking to peeps there. I ate my black bread and yoghurt stuff for brekkie too. Mmmm.
I also talked to one of my amazing friends back home, Tiara. I miss her lots, but it’s really cool that we haven’t drifted apart.
So my the time I finished the call?
So I went ...
... at 12:45am. The station wasn't what I was expecting to be honest. I thought that it would be flasher similar to Berlin's one. It was average. All the seats were taken so we found space on the floor. I used my Kathmandu towel which I discovered is basically a hand towel. It was good because it stopped the cold from seeping through. I was sleepy because I didn't sleep on the train. So I nodded off while Nadzha used the wifi. ...
... it recently, so it's temporarily closed. We boarded the ferry that would take us to Oslo at around 4:30. This ferry was very much like a cruise ship. It had 4 restaurants, a coffee bar, a disco, a couple of stores. Our cabin was small but comfortable because they stored our big bags and had us just pack an overnight bag. Dinner on the cruise was very elegant--3 courses, very unexpected.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Copenhagen Strand
Nice quiet hotel on the perfect spot
Reserved the hotel over Wonderful Copenhagen (-------), who have very good rates without extra charge. Paid 340 Euro for 3 nights, when the nearest offer around was 400 Eur!
The hotel is located on a very very nice spot of Copenhagen, literally a stone's throw from the water, about 50 metres from Nyhavn and overlooking Christianhavn. Perfect. We had been thinking about chosing one hotel in the Western area near the Central Station, but we're glad we didn't. It's not half as nice or relaxing as in the nicer part of the city. And what's more, it's a ridiculously romantic place, which helps spice things up a it, y'know.
Anyway, though the room was not exactly large, it was confortable and clean, with a bathtub to, among other, relax (ehem) after having walked around the city the whole day long.
The only downside was the breakfast buffet. I had read somewhere here that it was a tremendous thing, which in fact wasn't. I missed some hot food, as all there was was bread (exquisite by the way), ham, tons of cheese and cereals with yoghurt.
Hotel staff were very friendly all the time, no question.
So, if you're planning to visit Copenhagen, please do me a favour, don't you stay here, as you will probably be occupying the room we wanted! :o) Nah, serious, a great hotel in a really great location.
Avoid this one!
The rooms are tiny, though standard is ok for what you pay I guess.
I don't like the way the staff dealt with me as I arrived late having booked a non smoking room, though they only had smoking rooms left. Three of my colleagues also had to change rooms for different reasons.
I am not going back here if I have a choice.
We have stayed in worse 4 stars and comparable 5 star hotels! The location is excellent right next to Nyhavn and in 10-15 minutes you can walk to the Stroget shopping area. Splendid reception area and internal fittings. Quite small rooms but who cares, they were absolutely lovely with an amazingly comfortable bed and superbly furnished (no tea/coffee facilites or safe but this is a 3* officially I suppose) Small but brilliant marble effect bathroom (water tends to lie on the front of the top of the sink basin so we had to wipe it down to prevent trousers/skirt getting wet by standing too close) An extremely substantial breakfast was served from 7-10 in a very smart large breakfast room (only spoilt by occasional loud-mouthed business men on mobile phones - who cares about your 'important' deals anyway!) Overall, a luxurious 3-star, bright, comfortable and modern. We've stayed in other hotels in Copenhagen and I don't think we'd need to look elsewhere now that we've discovered the Strand.
Not far from Nyhavn (3 min walk), and in a decent location, I'd recommend this hotel. It's pretty easy to walk to most of the sights (the Hotel Angleterre for instance is a 5 min walk away, and from there, you can get to Stroget and most sights within 10 mins walk). Watch out for the single rooms though, a little small and poky. Room facilities are fine though and judging by how busy it is, I'm not the only one who would stay here again. Run and managed competently by Copenhagen's Arp Hansen hotel group. No restaurant though, but check out an interesting Mexican restaurant further down the street towards Nyhavn - great decor, theme and menu (danish text only) although some dishes are pricey.
The Strand is great
Had a great two day stay at The Strand Hotel on July 27 and 28. The room was small but after 17 days on a cruise ship, it was more than adequate. The staff was very helpful and the "continental" breakfast excellent, very tasty and more than enough food. Overall, a very well run hotel and a great value.
Enjoyed the stay
Just got back from Copenhagen last week, WOW, wonderful city..and the Danes are so friendly and laid back, it made me proud to be part Danish. I stayed at the Strand, and was really happy with the accomodations..The hotel is on a quiet street adjacent to the canal..The Nyhaven canal is a short walk and that is where you can find a ton of places to dine or just sit and relax. As you walk down into the hotel you are welcomed by a very pleasant and helpful staff.. The lobby is nicely decorated and very comfortable to hang out in for a drink or cup of coffee..The breakfast buffet in the morning is quite huge and a good way to start your day..The room was nicely decorated and of adequate size, and always made up very timely and always looked fresh upon return. Would definetly return to the Strand, plan to visit Copenhagen again, did I mention it was great.. Just a note over the bridge is Christianhaven, short walk, and directly across from the Christianhaven main train station is a wonderful bakery, yumm great pastries and bread...a definite stop on your trip...
Good for a city break
Travelling on business, found the Strand hotel very comfortable and well located less than 10 minutes walk from the main restaurant/ pub district, the Nyhaven.
My main complaint was that the shower refused to work for the duration of my stay, despite repeated complaints to reception.
The rooms are compact, but comfortable and very clean. There is no restaurant in the hotel, but the recommended Persian restaurant around the corner is quite good, and as I said, it's near lots more.
Just back from a week at the Strand. I loved the location, a couple of minutes from Nyhavn and an easy walk to Amalienborg. The room was quite small but was filled with natural light and had a small balcony so it didn't seem it. Spotless bathroom with lovely fluffy towels. A very extensice breakfast buffet plus quite a large sitting area where you can get coffee, drinks etc. I assume that it's 3 star rating reflects the fact that it doesn't have a restaurant because in every other respect it was on a par with many 4 star hotels I've stayed in.
Comfortable and Quiet Hotel
Recently returned from a four night stay at the Copenhagen Strand Hotel. Hotel is located in a converted warehouse building in a very quiet section near the harbor area (approximately 5-10 minute walk). It's a little further walk to Stroget, Tivoli, and main train station but very walkable within 15-25 minutes, depending upon your pace (would not recommend walking to the hotel from the train station with baggage however).
Found the hotel staff to be very warm, friendly and helpful. General hotel facilities as well as the individual rooms are very neat, clean and comfortable. Enhanced continental breakfast is included and is very good. The usual unlimited cups of coffee and tea, as well as boiled eggs, pastries, cereals, cold cuts, juices, breads, fruits, cheeses etc. are included. My wife and I felt the selection and quality of food was excellent.
The only negatives regarding the hotel is that the rooms are very small, with limited closet space. You might have a difficult time storing multiple pieces of large, bulky luggage. Also, beds - and especially the pillows - were too soft for our personal tastes but did not pose any undo difficulty sleeping. Bathroom was very clean and included complimentary soap, shampoo, body cream and hair dryer. Bathroom and shower area (with tub) was adequate in size. Room was always made and cleaned in a timely manner.
If you can garner a good rate for this hotel we highly recommend the Strand.. We enjoyed being close to the harbor area with its good selection of outdoor restaurants and cafes. Again, as mentioned earlier, it's location in a very quiet area away from the noisy and high traffic sections of Copenhagen is a big plus. You will not be disappointed with this property, as we were most satisfied with our stay. It is our opinion that the Strand should be rated higher than three stars.
Very enjoyable stay
The Strand is a great hotel in a quiet location overlooking the waterfront. I stayed in September 2003. Room was average in size, stylish, comfortable and spotless. Ensuite bathroom was modern and luxurious. My only complaint was that the bed was too soft. Public areas are well presented and breakfast room was also attractive with exposed original brickwork. Generous buffet breakfast. Helpful and efficient staff. Clientele tends towards business travellers and international tourist couples. Some walking is required to reach the main shopping area, but the compensation is a calm location away from traffic noise. Citybuses run direct to the airport from the bus stop by the bridge, about a five minute walk away. Overall a very good choice for a stay in Copenhagen, offering much better value than many other more expensive hotels.