Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

ImageThe location

I had not been to Denmark for about a year. It was nice to return at this time of year and enjoy the long days. As you may know, I am a great admirer of Denmark’s social model. However, the same cannot be said about most of its hotels, as explained here.

The hotel is located very centrally, and you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of the town.

The room

Branded as the world’s first designer hotel, the hotel was designed by Arne Jacobsen about 50 years ago. While I liked certain features, and although the more expensive rooms may provide more enjoyment, I was globally disappointed with my room, a compact single room. The fan was noisy, the bed tiny and too soft. On the upside, I enjoyed the shower and the free wifi. Sound insulation was also very good.



The breakfast

It is served downstairs in the cafe, where I had enjoyed a decent meal the night before (there is also a much more expensive top floor restaurant). On the whole, it is quite disappointing for this level of price. There is a very discreetly advertised cooked option but staff were not very forthcoming about it. The quality of produce is however good, although certain options are surprisingly absent (I was not able to find orange juice) and English translations a bit flimsy in a country with such a good level of English: grape juice was in fact grapefruit juice.

The price

About 250 euros for one night, dinner and breakfast. Denmark or not, this is too expensive for what it is and I will be looking for other options when I return if I cannot get my hands on a well-priced room at the Sankt Petri.


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