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Historical Traveler Reviews Imperial Hotel Copenhagen
I am just back from staying at the Imperial for 5 nights. Although very pricey it was worth it compared to the other Hotels we seen. Staff were very friendly and helpful, rooms were not enermous but were still a good size, bed was very comfortable , breakfast was very good for a european hotel. Rooms were cleaned very well every day and the air conditioning made the heat bearable. Only downside was that the hotel bar was very dear for drinks. But would visit again . Disagree with other comments that the hotel was shabby. Location wise it was very central to the shopping areas and Tivoli all within a 5 minute walk.
Great Location if you want to be able to walk to everything
We arrived early thanks to Easy Jets flight times and were not only surprised that we could check in at 11am, but were upgraded to a room in the newly refurbed area as our room wasn't ready. We didn't eat at the hotel so I can't comment on that but there is a nice cosy little bar area in the lobby.
Great location across the road from Vesterport station, 5 min walk from Central station and Tivoli Gardens and 10 min to Stoget pedestrian mall. Restaurants, shopping and the pick up point for tour buses are a 5-10 min walk away.
Alcohol can be quite expensive in Copenhagen so head to the Carlsberg brewery where you get 2 free beer coupons included in your entry fee. Here's the best part. A lot of families don't use their coupons so you can grab theirs and spend all day trying the local brews for much less than a pub!
Generally positive experience!
I recently (May 4th) spent one night at the Imperial, and was a bit worried by earlier reviews that states that the room quality is getting a bit old/worn. Fortunately we were assigned rooms on the 1st floor, which were newly renovated, and all rooms were quite nice. The bathroom also looked fresh, and clean! One drawback here, though, was that there's no shower curtain (just a tiny glass door that doesn't help much) so the bathroom floor gets quite wet. Luckily there was plenty of towels to dry the floor with...
The breakfast was not much to write home about, as it was very basic.
The only really negative thing about the stay is that there was work being done on the hotel, with the noise that that brings. We had an exterior work-lift/elevator just outside the window and it woke me up at 6 am. The hotel should not put guests in rooms so close to construction noise, as the main purpose of hotels is to provide a place to rest/sleep!
The location is very good, 5-6 minutes from the main railway station, 8 minutes to the townhall square. The price (1350 DKK/night) is quite high, but I guess Copenhagen is an expensive city so it doesn't seem out of place compared to other hotels.
Muy bien situado para acceder a todos los lugares de interes de la ciudad.El autobus de llegada y salida desde el aeropuerto tiene parada cerca del hotel.
Habitaciones amplias al igual que los baños.A nosotros nos asignaron una habitacion de ejecutivos cuando nuestra reserva era de doble estandar.
El desayuno muy surtido se sirve en un jardin interior con fuentes y plantas.
Hay bicicletas a disposicion de los huespedes para poder recorrer la ciudad.
Este muy cercano a la estacion de tren y al parque de atracciones Tivoli.
Fine for a short stay
Spent four nights here during unseasonably warm weather. The rooms are tired and shabby but very clean. Our room was on the fourth floor and even though it didn't face the main street the area was very noisy during the the night, especially friday and saturday night. We were told it was the drunken Swedes coming over for the weekend to take advantage of the relaxed licensing laws!! Unfortuantely, there was no air-con so keeping the windows open was a real necessity.
The best thing about the hotel was its location which has been discussed in other reviews. Its within walking distance of most places and behind the hotel is a lake which is a quiet place to sit and watch the world go by. Copnhagen is a great city to visit thought you do have to spend carefully as food and drink are very expensive.
Its easy to get to Malmo and Lund on the train and you can buy tickets at the station opposite the hotel though you have to walk to the main station to catch the train but that is only a few minutes walk. The Louisiana museum is another good place to visit as its in a superb location and easy to get to. Don't, what ever you do enter with a rucksack as you'll be pounced on by some very aggressive curators. Anger management courses wouldn't go amiss!
If I was to return to Copenahgen I would probably stay at the imperial again.
Perfect for Weekend Break!
My girlfriend & I stayed here for three nights & found the hotel perfect for our needs & in a convenient central location. Our room was on the 6th floor which faced out to the back of the hotel (no great view but we didn't go to look out of our hotel window!). The room was very clean & adequately sized with a large bathroom, no complaints.
The hotel exterior is part of a larger building that comprises shops/boutiques & a multi-screen cinema. The interior itself reflects an earlier period of Danish design (through furniture, fittings etc) & as such, can seem to people to appear "dated". The breakfast was good value, especially the freshly baked bread each day. Plenty of fresh fruit etc as well as the usual bacon/scrambled eggs hotel fare.
The hotel is centrally located, close to Central Station (max 10mins walk with bags) & over the road from Vesterport Station. It is also five minutes walk from Tivoli & from there, onto Stroget (main shopping street). The Danish Design Center opposite Tivoli is worth a look.
Copenhagen is a small city & perfect for walking around: Nyhavn is touristy but a good place to hang out for a drink in the evening.
Food & drink can be expensive throughout the city but try & avoid the touristy places on Nyhavn/Storget as they hike up the prices. I recommend exploring the side streets & finding places frequented by Danes: the restaurant "Zirup" was a great find with main courses (eg: fresh salmon steaks) for £12 & alcohol around £2-3 a glass of wine/small beer. Some establishments charge extra when paying by credit card (not Visa though) as they in turn are charged by the credit card companies.
All in all, if you're in Copenhagen, try the Imperial Hotel. It more than adds to the Copenhagen experience! Mark, London
Imperial met our expectations
We (2 couples) have just spent 3 nights at the Imperial, it is very clean and well kept although we think the rooms could do with a "spring clean" and modernising as they are a little dated. The staff were very pleasant and helpfull( 2 or 3 could spend a few more days at the "charm school") !!Central location, and easy for the main line station, a 30 min. train ride to Sweden (Malmo) is well worth while.Take plenty of Krona as Copenhagen is not cheap, especially the food and drink.
Thanks to trip advisor comments we changed our hotel from the Mermaid to the Imperial before we went. we went to look at the Mermaid hotel and just to see the outside was enough for us to know that we made the right decision to change, it was terribly shabby and the location was scruffy and rough,don't go there, we have told Thomson about this as it is their Brochure and they are going to check it out. PB Alton,Hants
Good location, good bar/lounge, dated rooms
We've just got back from a great 3 day trip to copenhagen, thoroughly recommend it. We stayed at the Imperial (listed as 4*) although the room was a bit dated and basic. The lobby and bar area were good and my wife had the best pina colada ever there! Breakfast is served until 10.30am although should you arrive after 9.30 do not expect much choice or service as this is a predominantly business hotel where all the best stuff goes well before 9.00am, including the service! That said it was adequate for our purposes as we wanted to be out of the hotel as much as possible to experience the city. The hotel is located centrally within easy walking distance of Central station and Tivoli gardens. In fact we walked everywhere including The Mermaid and the Carlsberg factory. If you don't mind a walk it's a great way of seeing the city and there are plenty of things to break up your day. As for restaurants we would highly recommend Frascati (part of Grand hotel), Vesuvius (nr Stroget) and Cafe Ultimo in Tivoli gardens. All of these are less than 5 minutes from the hotel and cost £60-£70 for two for a high quality meal with wine and coffees. Please remember to pay for everything in CASH as many places charge alot extra to pay by credit card. (eg Vesuvius wants an extra 4.75%)
We returned today Feb 16 2005 from a 3night stay and consider the Imperial the best value we have ever had in Copenhagen where we have stayed previously on numerous occasions.We wanted to see our latest grandchild.The weather outside was blowing a blizzard as we arrived late evening.The sunny receptionist by name (I think)Shiraz Raja met our request for non smoking,quiet room with a key to an excellent room on the 6th floor.Roomy with easy chairs all facilities in good order and change of linen every day,The breakfast and evening restaurant are first class and we can heartily recommend this hotel on the basis of our experience.Add the bonus of the Imperial being next the Westerport station where we were able to take a train every 15 mins or so.
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