Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen
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Being stressed but nevertheless super excited during the last day in Copenhagen, I was slowly mentally preparing myself to leave my everyday life for a great 7 moths adventure. But guess what folks, Kilroy called us up and told us that our flight to Bangkok today at 10:50 PM was re-scheduled and was not leaving before next morning at 7:30 AM! This …
... the next 24hours. Bikes ready to go, guidebook on board and so we set off at a leisurely pace to check out the sights of Copenhagen. That was our first mistake. Copenhagen is the city of bikes after all and these people are very serious about their cycling. A leisurely pace is not acceptable. We speed up and are still overtaken at regular intervals by 80 year old ladies and children with training wheels but at least we are on our way. First stop ...
... they're on a bike!
I think fashion with shorter fronts and longer backs on blouses/shirts started here because of all the cyclists. And every coffee shop has a cookie that resembles a pop tart. Fresh pop tarts are too good.
One thing I've noticed about European fashion is how sensible it is. Everything is ...
... us “This wine is to have all that you want, but it is not to kaput.” This we found very amusing (as we had all had a bit too much to drink at the block party.) It has been decided that if we drank every time someone offered us booze on this boat, we would never be sober.
Tomorrow we dock in Warnemunde, Germany. We are traveling to the “Fairy Tale Castle.” It should be fun! But I wish Mom and Dad were here. ...
... through a number of canals, passed a lot of interesting sights, and under some very low and narrow bridges.
We all decided then to take a little break before heading out for dinner. We went back to our rooms and I think all five of us ended up falling asleep! After about an hour we got together again (except for Dwight) and headed out for another stroll through town. It was fun to be in Copenhagen today. There was so much activity everywhere, plenty ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen
Overpriced middle class hotel
3 star, ibislike, the small pool and sauna (ugly) doesn't make it 4 stars. Breakfast is good but nothing special. My room was a double and bathroom seems to be renovated maybe end of the 90ies so I couldn't complain except one of the beds was totally crap!! My colleagues' rooms were small single rooms and old bathrooms from the opening of the hotel in the 70ies. I'd say for business stays or/and conferences this is a good place but for tourists not recommended. The official rates between 995 DKK (company rates) up to 1500 DKK online during the week are definetly overcharged as you'll get a hotel close to railwaystation (not these hourly hotels!) for 550 DKK with similar standard and this is in the city centre!!
Great breakfast, flash gym equipment but smallish rooms and very expensive
Stayed for 4 nights at 160 EURO a night with breakfast for a double. Double bed had two single duvets. One I had to pluck one from the cupboard and pillow smelt like perfume which ruined my first night. We asked for an extra pillow which was delivered the next day, we asked for shoe polish, it never arrived. The ironing board was only half an ironing board with a below average iron, hence it took 30 minutes to iron one shirt. They could not help us solve this problem, despite their 100% satisfaction garantuee. The room was very clean and had a great view but a bit small. The best thing was the breakfast. Without fail, it was good everyday and everything was fresh, nice and tasty. Gym had very good equipment and staff. The pool is too small to have a swim in ( two strokes and you are on the other side). I wanted to go to the gym on the first day but it was closed at 5pm. I later discovered that it was a public holiday. I was not the only one who stood for a closed door. I planned to have some beauty things done but the beautician was on holidays during our stay so I had to make alternative arrangements in town. I think the hotel really needs to improve their information services and get some proper ironing boards and irons! The staff were very professional, friendly and nice. Drinking and eating is VERY expensive in the hotel and I recommend to eat in town. See the walk as some healthy exercise!! All in all, a nice hotel but needs some small improvements.
Do not under any circumstance stay here
Upon check-in the hotel hides its actual ambiance. The room we were given was small and was extremely dirty. I even opted to not sit on a chair or the bed. The management was apologitic, however, could not make up for the condition of the room. They did not even offer us another room when we checked-out after about 15 minutes in the room. The saving grace of this ordeal was that they did not charge us for the room even though we had booked it for the previous night knowing that we would arrive in Copenhage at 6 am.
Modern and luxurious
We stayed in the scandinavia on a friends and family price deal, so we got a mini-suite business class room which means free movies, etc. If i had payed full price my review may not have been quite as favorable. The rooms have the best view of copenhagen, the breakfast was excellent and the staff was very helpful. The rooms are medium to small, but well furnished with down comforters and pillows. For those writing that the hotel is too far out, they are in serious need of a checkup. You can walk to Tivoli in ten minutes or i fit's raining take the metro which is four minutes from the hotel and drops you off right inside the department store Magasin on Kongens Nytorv. For Danish design I would prefer the SAS Royal and for something more charming try Gludsmeden. But the Scandinavia is a good business class hotel with all the amenities including a Casino.
Pricy but nice
we have recently returned from a 3 night break to copenahgen and stayed in the radison sas hotel.
the journey to the hotel was fine, and check in brief and painless. the rooms were clean and well proportioned but stay away from the mini bar. typical inflated prices (£2.50 for a bag of crisps!!)
if you're planning to eat in one of the hotel's 3 resturants be aware. the food is excellent but VERY expensive. eating in "mamma's and Pappas" resturant cost just over £80 for 2 and the food being good still felt over priced. eating on the top floor resturant can be a wonderful but very pricy experience. a meal for 2 including cheapish wine will set you back about 100 to 120 GBP!!
the staff were excellent, thier english was perfect and service was superb.
if you prefer a comfortable quiet night's sleep, this is the hotel for you. the rooms are of a good size, (beware pushing the twin beds together, they slide apart very easily!!) not overheated and clean. we ahd just one niggle. on our first morning we ahd a knock at the door to check the minibar in advance of the housekeepers. thias was (obvioulsy) solved by using the do not disturb sign!
Copenhagen was lovely. well signposted and clean, plenty of placces to go and visit. don't forget that all museums are free on a wednesday. the national museum is a good way opf staying out of the cold or rain. the viking display is facinating, and nicely displayed with english cards next to it.
we wandered over the bridge to christiania. AVOID THIS AREA IN THE WINTER it looked grotty and wholly unwelcoming, and walking around, we didn't feel that safe.
it is a bit of a stroll into the town centre, but we were at tvoli gardens in about 10 minutes. (well worth a visit for the lights and christmas markets, but do it at night)
in general we enjoyed our time in copenhagen, although the cost of everything was roughly 20% higher than the UK tended to reign in the usual holiday shopping spree!
next time easten europe i think!
A bridge too far...
Just back from 3 nights but I wish I had took notice of the other reviews here and had stayed nearer the Square which I make 20 mins walk. Excellent buffet breakfast and views compensate as does the walk across the lakes to Christainia.
Overall, a nice modern high-rise
This is a recently built high-rise hotel with attractive rooms like those in a typical North American business hotel (that's intended as a compliment). Most rooms have magnificent views because the hotel is a bit away from the city center (about 1 km or 1/2 mile). There is little within immediate walking distance. A subway (metro) station is a 5 minute walk away, which is very handy, but it's not visible from the hotel and you'll need to ask directions.
There are four on-site restaurants (Japanese, Thai, one serving "ordinary" cuisine, and a deluxe restaurant on the top floor) plus a bar and a casino. A burger and fries cost me 125 kroner, which is expensive by North American standards but reasonable by Danish standards. Their buffet dinner cost 150 kroner (apparently offered only certain nights when they're swamped with tour groups).
My only complaint is that on my last morning, I was awoken by constant hammering on a higher floor at 7:20a.m. When I complained, I was told that there were hotel employees doing some maintenance. What sort of hotel manager schedules noisy repair work on guest floors at 7:20a.m.?
Fine hotel, but just a bit too far out of town
This is a fine hotel, as most Radissons tend to be. The only problem with this one is that it is a 15 minute walk from the city centre along a main road. It's not really a pleasant walk, which means you're obliged to taxi back and forth. If you're old like me you like to pop back to the hotel a few times during the day for a bit of a rest, and this hotel being where it is makes that inconvenient.
Fastest Lifts in Denmark
542 rooms on 20-something floors, so if you're looking for character and intimacy, forget it. What this hotel does offer is slick efficiency and the promise that you'll never get lost in Copenhagen because just about everywhere you go you can see it towering above the city. Each floor is supposed to be decorated according to a particular theme (oriental, high tech, Danish, etc) but this doesn't really amount to much more than a print on the wall and patterns on the soft furnishings. If you want to abuse your liver you'll need a bank loan but this isn't peculiar to this particular hotel. The lift (we were on the 17th floor) gets you there so fast your ears go pop but the walk back into the city (15 minutes to the Tivoli) will give you time to recover. In summary, a bit soulless.
Great breakfast and view, bur small rooms!
Spent two night at this hotel in late February. It's a really big hotel a little bit of the beaten track, about 15 minutes walk to R?dhuspladsen. The room was rather small but the view from the 22'd floor was simply great so try to get a romm facing the city. The breakfast was really good. All in all a good deal but nothing special.