Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden, Copenhagen
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Yesterday we left the MS Eurodam and are now enjoying a few days in Copenhagen, Denmark. There is a jazz fesitival going one during this month so there are many opportunities to stop and listen to live music playing at all the squares around this city. We are loving Copenhagen! It is still very warm and of course there is not much air conditioning …
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We went to the train station to have lunch before we walked opposite to see Tivoli-- an amusement park favourite of Copenhagen.
Walking into Tivoli feels like walking back in time. It is an amusement park that really feels like an old-fashioned carnival. There are plenty of side-show games, and old fashioned hard-boiled lolly shops, fairy floss and old-style shops. I really liked that feeling, especially mixed in with many modern, wild rides. ...
... of JFK.
After getting settled at the hotel, I took off on a walk around the city. I toured the City Hall's grand interior lined with Danish flags. A walk along the Strøget (Copenhagen’s car-free shopping street) brought me to the LEGO Flagship Store (Denmark is home to the LEGO World HQ), which had surprisingly more adults than children. After a visit to the iconic ...
... however, is the water park. There are a half a dozen pools here, slides, tubes, wave generators, and so on. The entire population of Rhode Island could comfortably occupy this place and have room to invite friends over for a party.
Needless to say, we had a great time. I think the kids enjoyed LaLandia more than Legoland, actually.
From Billund we caught another bus to a nearby train station, and from there took an overnight sleeper to ...
... of famous Danish sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen, made a big impression on me. His sculptures are exquisite. The wonderfully decorated building houses innumerable plaster casts and marble statues, a marble frieze and Thorvaldsen’s collections of paintings and antiquities. It’s free on Wednesdays – just go after 12 noon when the school groups depart. Of particular note are the casts for Christ and the Apostles, the marble versions ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden, Copenhagen
The staff were friendly and it wasnt their fault that it was over 100degrees.But I guess I'm not into boutique hotels with small bedrooms and even smaller bathrooms. I'm sure that when it is not so hot it is fine if you are just passing through for a night and you dont have much luggage.We were away for 2 months and had 2 suitcases and 2 pieces of hand luggage so it didnt fit in the lift with 2 people.
Three nights at this hotel, if only they could all be like this! We arrived very late on the friday night due to delays at heathrow, all the resturants were closed and we had two very tired and hungry children. Fortunatley we travel with some of our own supplies as our yonger daughter is a coeliac. The staff at the hotel where more than helpful letting us use their fantastic kitchen to cook a late dinner and as we needed. Our room was on the 3rd floor (plan well before leaving, reducing the trips up and down) very cosy with a partitioned wall betwen us and the girls double fold out bed. Room very clean and light, bed very comfy, which is a plus after walking all day, facing the garden being extra quiet. Loved the organic creams, bath soap and shampoos! Treat. Breakfast was a pleasure each morning, heaps for the girls, and organic! gotta love that in a hotel. The hotel was booked out when we stayed ( not sure where everyone was) breakfast came alive around 9, staff quick to refill when brought to their attention.
A terrific discovery! My wife and I had just one night to stay in Copenhagen and we were looking for something relaxing and little funky where we could enjoy a break from the kids! Bertrams definitely lived up to the website and TripAdvisor reviews - it's an excellent little hotel.
I am a frequent traveller and I have come to expect certain qualities and features from a 4-star hotel: for example, good service and cleanliness are just as important as an attractive décor.
Stayed in this recently opened hotel for two nights. Upon arrival staff did not greet us and behaved in an unfriendly manner. Seemed very impolite.
I found the Guldmelden to be a clean, comfortable hotel, with very friendly staff and an excellent breakfast. The price was reasonable and it was non-smoking, a big plus for Denmark.
Like staying with friends
Or rather, at your well-educated, slightly eccentric uncle's summer home.
The staff is invariably friendly. They seem to care about your stay as a relative would.
My room was large, light and airy. A large bed with quirky shell-adorned tassel decorations. Hardwood floors (throughout the hotel). A small bathroom with a broken towel rack.
Public areas are well appointed with teak (?) furniture and oriental carpets. The breakfast room opens into the large open family-style kitchen. I understand dinner can be requested but is not advertised as a restaurant.
The hotel offers (somewhat erratic) wi-fi and, if you left your lap-top at home, they wil loan you one!
Loved this hotel - it had that charming small boutique feel with the excellent front desk services of a bigger, chain hotel. We had a couple of snags with some of the attendants - gave us wrong directions for a bar, told us the hotel had no electrical plug adapters for loan when they did, etc. But in spite of that, everyone was super friendly and tried to be as helpful as possible. The first few nights were rough, as the hotel (as most hotels in the area) did not have A/C. We had a suite which, by European hotel standards, was large. The bathroom was very clean, although they could have used a few more hooks/towel bars. Be warned that the hotel is a bit of a walk from the city center and main tourist shopping/attractions. My husband and I didn't mind - we loved walking around and exploring different parts of the city. Plus, it was probably much quieter at night than the hotels near Tivoli. There is also a bus stop right in front of the hotel, and multiple ride bus tickets are can be bought from the front desk. Everything is quite walkable in Copenhagen, but the city buses are quite efficient and useful when your feet get tired. The complimentary continental breakfast is nothing like the standard toast-cereal-coffee fare you'll get at regular US hotels. Every morning we feasted on fresh squeezed oj, delicious cheeses and cold cuts, several different kinds of bread/pastries, the best soft boiled eggs, and fresh fruit. Our room was on the second floor (which is really the 3rd, since they do not count the street level as a floor) and we only had 2 bags. For those staying on higher floors and/or with lots of luggage, be warned that to reach the elevator, you need to walk up a flight of stairs from the front desk, and it stops "in between" stair landings so you will need to walk up a flight of stairs once the elevator reaches your floor. We really had a lovely time at this hotel, and would not hesitate to stay here again the next time we are in Copenhagen.
A place to feel at home
This boutique hotel is very charming. Its interior has a very personal, scandinavian touch. The rooms are in fact pretty big, and if you get a special rate (I recommend the homepage of the copenhagen tourismboard) you can stay here for very good value. Weaknesses of the hotel are, that in rooms without tube the bathroom is really small. Furthermore the free internet access (wireless) didn't work in my room. Staff is pretty nice. As this hotel is very personal you even have a nice chat with them. This hotel is a very nice contrast to most other anonymous city hotels I have seen before.
Charming hotel in a cool area of Copenhagen
Stayed for one night in this newly opened up hotel. Charming and beautifully decorated mixing Mexican and Danish influences. Good central location in an up and coming area - street is somewhat messy but just north there is beautiful residential areas with restaurants and a great park to run in. Rooms not huge but the ones facing the courtyard have a balcony where two can sit which is great in the summer. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Superb breakfast buffet with some fun twists and organic food. For a weekend in Copenhagen this is the place to stay - either if you are travelling with your partner and / or with your kids.