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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Kong Arthur Copenhagen
My stay was nice. The hotel had free breakfast buffet the Dane way - yogurt and dried fruits, salami meats, eggs, all sorts of grain bread, jams, sliced tomatoes, puree juices...The superior room was like moving around in a closet. I had to manuever around the bed to get to the little cubby closet. The shower drained into the floor. I understand it's a European hotel but I guess I'm accustom to space. The plus was the hotel had two restaurants that delivered to your room - so-called "takeway" and I had a flat screen TV that showed throwback shows from the US.
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No air conditioning, but decent danish breakfast.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Kong Arthur Copenhagen
More than satisfied with the Kong Arthur
We had a lovely stay at this hotel. Yes, the rooms are not the largest we have stayed in but they were comfortable and warm. If you want a 'modern' hotel, forget it! This hotel has 'medieval' character, it was clean, the food was brilliant and the choice was ample, no matter what time you went for breakfast. We found the staff attentive and pleasant. Yes, we sometimes had to wait whilst they dealt with people who were in front of us, but when it was our turn, we received the same patient and informative attention. The day before we were due to leave, I had the misfortune of breaking my ankle whilst out in the town - but nothing was too much trouble for them. They sent bowls of iced water to the room to bathe my foot,delivered drinks and breakfast to my room the next morning, phoned taxi's, hospitals and the airport to make sure that I got assistance. All in all, I couldn't fault this hotel and would certainly return.
Very Good Hotel
What absolute drivel is written by some "reviewer's". This old fashioned hotel ( in the nicest sense, not clinical and sterile )is splendid. My wife and I stayed during the end of November for four nights and found very little wrong during the whole stay. Yes, one day there were insufficient towels left in the bath room but this was immediately rectified by the continually helpful reception staff. Our room, overlooking the courtyard was ample in size with comfortable furnishings, the bath room was a little small but we were only in it for a small time each day!! The breakfast was superb covering all tastes and appetites. The location, which we were worried about before going,was not a problem as it is only a very short walk in to "town". Would we stay there again? NO PROBLEM ! Would we recommend it ? If you want gold plated taps in the bath room and each room to look the same, then go elsewhere. If you want charm, style, good furnishings, go here.
One word of warning though, be careful of the staff in the Italian restaurant.
Faulty towers, but not funny
I would love to write a magnificent review and tell the world what a nice hotel KONG ARTHUR is, but ALAS!!!
It looks really pretty, but you forget all about it when you find out that the advertizing is all wrong!
First of all we booked the hotel via the INTERNET and got about a dozen confirmations that all would be fine. When we arrived - instead of two rooms there was just one room booked, though the booking was confirmed repeatedly (telephone included). The mess with the credit cards payment is impossible to describe - the impression is that the staff has never ever dealt with any electronic transactions. Either reservations, or payments. The information about the central location of the hotel is far from being true, a bit stretched,I would say putting that mildly. It's just the opposite direction from the center and a walk of about thirty minutes. That would be also manageable had we counted on that.
The worst was the service!
When we finally got the second room, the electricity and the heating would not work. The managers were smiling in a most friendly manner for almost two days - no attempt to fix the problem.
By the end of the second day (we actually stayed for two nights), they finally brought the heater.
But the limit was in the end! Though I paid for the hotel and had my receipt with me, the hotel's computer failed to show that. And the management refused to let me go without my second payment, despite the receipt. Finally I was charged double price, hopefully not more. Had to pay the amount almost for half a day's stay for the taxi which was waiting for an extra hour while the staff was searching all their files.
As you know, planes do not wait. We had to go. Now I'll have to contact my bank and have the whole matter out with them and return extra payments. But I am very close to the state when I do have an urge almost irresistable to file a suit against them.
The whole impression of the trip and the nice city was spoilt.
My sincere advice never ever believe the ad on the **** hotel KONG ARTHUR. "Faulty Towers" - that's the word less the humour.
simultaneous interpreter who had some hopes to have a bit of piece and quiet after rather hard work in Copenhagen.
This place is a dump
This hotel advertises itself as a four star. In truth its barely a 3 star, and not a very good one.
When you enter the lobby, you are reminded of Fawlty Towers, with the sole staff member frantically running between reception and the bar, trying to cope with both jobs.
The hotel urgently needs refurbishing.
The rooms are basic, and the bedding woefully uncomfortable. Our room must have been connected by the air vent system to the kitchen - it stunk of eggs every afternoon.
The staff were not friendly or helpful.
Next time I'm in Copenhagan I'll be sure to avoid the Kong Arthur.
Gorgeous lobby and public areas - shame about the room
The Kong Arthur has a delightful entrance, bar and courtyard leading on to other public restaurants. The reception staff are by contrast a little stretched, and therfore have less interset and/or time to deal with your enquiries.
The big disappointment are the rooms. Very small and cramped, with little in the way of space or home comforts - the small shower room, for example had 2 plastic disposable cups - as the only means of drinking water/juice in the room. Not especially important, but symptomatic of the general level of accomodation once away from the truly delightful public areas. Location not entirely perfect - but not I think a deal breaker - the rooms do that.
Location is best if you prefer a quiet place, yet do not mind a short walking distance (10 min) to historic centre. Hotel is located in a upcoming area though (Frederiksborggade) with nice cafes ("Plan B") and boutiques ("Münchhausen"). We were given a superior double room overlooking the courtyard- it was very quiet and spacious. Staff was very polite and helpful.
I would especially recommend the wonderful breakfast with a large variety of fruit, bread, jam, eggs, etc.
Extremely friendly staff
We found the hotel to be in a peaceful and attractive position overlooking a lake. The staff were exceptionally helpful and welcoming and the breakfasts offered a huge variety. The Italian Restaurant La Rocca attached to the hotel is superb we enjoyed an excellent meal there. We stayed in a suite which was spacious and clean.
Although the main sites are in walking distance, it is true to say that this hotel is a little further from them than more central ones. However, the centre of Copenhagen is noisy and thriving, so if a good nights sleep is important to you then this hotel is great. There are buses and taxis if you can afford a rest from walking. It is a 15 minute walk to Tivoli gardens which are so fantastic I am missing them already. Rosenborg castle is fascinating and only about 7 minutes walk away. The bottom line is if you dont mind noise and want everything within minutes then dont stay at this hotel. However, if you want all the sights within a 10-15 minute walk and also a peaceful place to stay then you couldn't pick a nicer hotel than The Kong Arthur.
A pleasant and comfortable stay-great breakfast
Location fine if you don't mind walking. We arrived early but were given a room immediately and able to stay until 2.00pm on last day. We stayed in a front room overlooking the lake the first night but was noisy from traffic on main road, cold and smelt of pollution from cars.
The hotel staff were very helpful and changed our room to back of hotel which was lovely, quiet and smoke free. The room was comfortable and clean. The breakfast is fantastic as is the dining area we ate it in.
The hotel itself is lovely. There is free access to a computer and broadband internet. The downside is that it does not have tea/coffee making facilities however we were given the use of an eletric kettle and mugs although reluctantly on their part. Overall I would say out stay at the Kong Arthur was enjoyable and comfortable with friendly, helpful staff. I would recommend it though avoid a front facing room.
Location is not the best as you have to walk at least 15 minutes to anything. Room was very ordinary. Breakfast, included in the somewhat expensive room rate, was good but not exceptional. Drinks, in the lobby bar, were very expensive for the tiniest of drinks.
July,2003 We had a lovely stay at the Kong Arthur. The room was smallish but functional.The hotel is charming and in a lovely residential area,yet close to the metro and city.There are three restaurants located in the hotel. We ate at the Japanese,Sticks and Sushi ,and La Roca, Italian. They were very good.The breakfast buffet is excellent and you can sit inside or out in the garden area. A standard double was $160 including tax and VAT.