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First off, I am really over thinking this blog thing. I'm sure everyone at home doesn't want to hear about EVERY single place I visit, and if anyone does, I am back in March...maybe! From now on, this will be a highlight reel. Just moments, places, events that stick out in my mind and are worth mentioning. Sept 20 I said goodbye to Ireland. It was bittersweet since I was on my way to Germany to see Sven and mom, but I was leaving a place ...
... artists. The pigeons here are VERY colourful!!! Bright turquoise and green colourings amongst them ....but that is by the by! Then we go to the Tivoli Gardens which are quite famous. This is more of a fun park environment with a lot of restaraunts but we wander round and soak up the vibe. The best thing about it is I find my Tomtens!!! This is the first place that I have found them - they have been very elusive indeed.
... queueing up for the toilet for half an hour. The door of the berth does not close properly unless you lock it up. As we were sharing with 3 strangers who are significantly bigger than all 3 of us, I rather not lock myself up... The curtain on the berth door is too short to shield the light for the bottom beds, while the middle bed had least space to move about, my recommendation is if you could choose your bed, go for the top ones where you have the most space for both luggage and for moving ...
... Per Hartvig picked us up and took us to his house for a homemade Danish meal, a few rounds of a Vikings game, and totem carvings. Our homemade lunch consisted fried flounder, pickled herring, liver paste with bacon and mushrooms, rolled pork sausage, Danish beef, and hard boiled eggs with caviar and shrimp. Next a wide selection of bread which consisted ...
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A piece of art...
The hotel is great and very different from other hotels that I stayed at. The other comments about this hotel are completely wrong - because Hotel Fox opened in may 2005 - and that means, it wasn't even open yet when those comments were written.
The hotel is a very friendly and relaxing place. The rooms are so special and I just loved staying in room no. 302. The atmosphere there were soothing and energizing at the same time. And it was clean...
This was a nice, reasonably-priced hotel in the centre of Copenhagen, within walking distance to the main shopping street, many attractions and numerous bars and restaurants.
The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff exceptionally helpful and courteous. They were more than happy to look after our bags on the last day as we had a late flight and wanted to tour the city for one last time. They were also knowledgeable about places to visit, including directions how to get there.
There is a free internet access point in the hallway which we found very useful (no need to bring your own laptop). In the lobby there were also free umbrellas for guest's use which we thought was a nice touch, especially as the weather was rather wet when we were there. The lift was a bit antiquated but it all added to the atmosphere!
The breakfasts were included in the price and perfect for our tastes - a good choice of breads, cheeses and jams together with warm boiled eggs, cereals, fruit and yogurts. We visit the US almost every year and aren't keen on pastries but for those that are, they have them too.
Copenhagen is a wonderful city and Danish people are just so refreshingly friendly. It is expensive by British standards, but well worth it.
A Cool and Wild Hotel
Fox is a wild hotel...... actually "Hotel" isn't quite the right description for it. The rooms are very cool. The small rooms are perfect for kids. They are like a tree hut or something.
The larger rooms however are very cool. The Lobby looks like NASA. I stayed in room 101. The bed was great and I have some of that artists work featured on the walls - so it was quite uncanny they gave me that room. With so many great hotels in Copenhagen, we didn't know where to begin to take our kids on a holiday. Thank god we stumbled upon Tablet Hotels website, which featured some of the best and interesting hotels on their very beautiful site. Their choices of hotels were exactly what we were looking for.
I thought it was great!
For only 120€ a night, this was a very stylish place to sleep. And the breakfast was superb (a selection of tiny sandwiches on delicious fresh bread, croissants, danish, real yogurt with fresh fruit, tons of juices, and coffee or espresso). My room (N°311) was smallish, but no worse than any other European hotel room. The staff was young, hip and low-key.
My room was a bit chilly, so they proposed an electric space heater. Initially I thought that was wierd, but 20 minutes later, my room was toasty, and I was in heaven.
The down comforters are divine, the towels were thick and luxurious, the room was spotless. My one complaint is so tiny (I didn't like the smell of the soap or shower gel).
And the location is perfect. It's a 10 minute, easy walk to the train station. 5 minutes on foot to Tivoli, and 15 minutes into the heart of the luxury shopping district.
I had a great stay and will absolutely return.
Similar to an old college dorm
We stayed here for about one week and were really looking foward to it!! We thought it would be a fun experience. Copenhagen itself was a great experience!!! But Hotel Fox left something to be desired. On the plus side, it's in a great location! Very close to the pedestrian mall. But the place reminds me of an old college dorm converted into a hotel. If that's what you're looking for, then this is the place for you.
We had our choice of rooms when we arrived and the receptionist was very nice in lettting us explore several before deciding. We noticed weird smells in some of the rooms and finally chose one that we found pretty clean. It was a "large" room, but it was very small. We were tripping over our suitcases, which we had to leave out on the floor because the only closet in the room had a foul odor in it. The rest of the room was clean. The bed itself was huge, warm and comfortable. I was enjoying a good night's sleep until our 3rd night when someone began to stay in the room upstairs. The noise was AWFUL!!! The people upstairs were night owls, but were not outrageous or anything. It's just that the hotel itself does not have good insultation and so every move they made upstairs vibrated our walls. We got NO sleep the rest of our stay and were very grumpy. Also, the "breakfast" was definitely not worth it. A squirt of yogurt, stale pastries and bad coffee. The staff were helpful, but reserved when compared to the rest of the friendly people in Copenhagen. I don't regret the experience, but next time I'll stay somewhere else.
After a 2 week journey and our last evening abroad we were looking forward to a fun and funky stay at the Fox. At what amounted to $200/night for a "large" room, we were incredibly disappointed. There were a number of rooms to choose from when we arrived-while the selection was difficult the receptionist recommended a room on the top floor which was interesting since my husband and I are both tall, we had to bend over each time we needed to access the bathroom because of the sloped ceilings. Upon accessing the bathroom, I was initially impressed by the amount of mold on the sealant in the bathtub. Later that night about 3 am, we were impressed again by a loud and strange gurgling from the bathroom-we both looked at each other and laughed since it sounded like our bathroom would soon disgustingly overflow. Overall, we felt like we were staying at a friends place in college-a place that was 'hip" and "funky" but not so clean and not so functional.
The concept of the hotel seems like a great one, but obviously little thought was put into how it would or wouldn't be maintained. The white floors and reception desk in the lobby are scuffed and look dirty. The furniture in the lobby looks dirty and our room had mutiple scuffs all over the walls-especially where others had banged their heads on the sloped ceiling as well.
On the plus side of things, the location was convenient and the breakfast exceeded our expectation.
Style over service
It all started so well. A welcoming reception, a convenient room in which to leave our bags, an upgrade to 'large' as medium-sized rooms had all been allocated.
Brush aside the fabulous orange and red forest wallpaper and carpet (217) just for one minute and what was left was a very basic room, erring on the small side. Internet access and flat screen TV - yes, absolutely. Glasses? Pen? Paper? Bin? Drawers? Bar? Windows that work? Erm.
Next morning at 8.30am (Saturday, we were on holiday!), we were woken by the sound of water dripping. Sleep, sleep it's only the tap...surely.
The leak was coming from upstairs into our stuff, in our bathroom, so we called reception to say hey, upstairs has sprung a leak. Reception didn't arrive so we tried again 15 minutes later.
The guy who arrived looked around at our sopping bathroom and said yes, it's a leak from upstairs, thanks for letting me know. Then left.
OK, so it wasn't as if our family heirlooms had been lost forever, but we paid £115 for the night, for convenience and service. How about offering a new room, without someone else's dirty shower water sloshing round our toothbrushes? Or a small discount?
We ate our (delicious) breakfast in the lounge-like reception, ruminating about the hotel. We concluded 'style over service' and we're not sure about you, but we'd rather have the opposite, or in equal measure.
Good to visit, but don't sleep here
The Fox is indeed a very interesting hotel with some creative design at work.
Alas, the rooms are very small (I even had a "large" room!) and have no aircon. So at night one can choose between keeping a window open and not sleeping due to the heavy traffic outside throughout the night, or keeping the window shut, still hearing the traffic and lacking air.
The bathroom is OK, again very small, no soap, but nicely designed.
The staff is young and very friendly, albeit not always very well informed, still a big plus.
I would not stay here again unless I was not planning to get some sleep overnight.
Design is everywhere, great location!
Staff was friendly, available and mostly young. The whole hotel was nicely designed! The lobby with it's loungy chairs and neat bar/reception counter, the carpet on each floor's passage ways with a different colour and design, etc.
I choose to be in room #405. Fox Hotel is a special hotel. It was recently renovated (opened in April I believe) and rooms were designed by 21 artists from countries all around the world. Each room has it's own design and furniture. My room (as well as the hotel's lobby and facade) were designed by an Australian group of artists called Pandarosa. It was really a piece of art. I spent a lot of time looking at the walls, ceiling, floor, etc! The room had 2 big windows. The bathroom was nice also, comtemporary design with an awesome shower!
In the morning the bar area at the reception desk was transformed into a breakfast buffet. It was filled with delicious stuff: thick yogourt topped with fresh raspberries, chocolate filled croissant, pastries, sandwiches, pancakes, juice (traditional orange juice but also crushed raspberries juice - YUM!), fruit salad... Too many delicious things to choose from.
Internet access available in all rooms plus wireless in the lobby area.
My husband and I spent 4 nights at the Park Hotel in September, and we were really pleased with our choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful, buffet breakfast fantastic, rooms clean and comfortable and all a stones throw from City Square. Copenhagen is very expensive, but we felt that this hotel was very reasonable compared to other hotels especially as it was so central to everything.