Hotel Absalon, Copenhagen
On a quiet street, just 2 minutes from Copenhagen’s Central Station, crowded with hotels and grand cream and yellow 19th-century buildings sits the Hotel Absalon. It’s a very pleasant family-run hotel with no airs and graces – just good value, comfortable rooms, friendly, efficient service and a few nice touches.
The hotel is located in the trendy Vesterbro area, more or less the city’s red light district. But despite being packed with hotels, restaurants and a few theatres, the street felt very quiet and subdued to us – much like the rest of Copenhagen. At the top of the street, there’s a leafy little square with a couple of very pleasant bars and cafes with outdoor seating (and outdoor heating).
We liked the fact that the hotel treats a night’s stay as a full 24 hours from your time of checking in, a very civilised late check-out policy which more hotels could learn from!
The double room was spacious and cheery, with an invitingly soft bed and basic furnishings. They also have a budget value single room in the Annex.
The included breakfast buffet was voluminous and of pretty decent quality. The breakfast area actually sprawls across several rooms and was very busy when we visited in late September, so don’t go down too late.
Desk staff were bright and friendly, gladly spoke perfect English and gave good tips on where to eat and drink nearby. One of the hotel’s best touches was supplying a selection of free Danish pastries, tea and coffee in the lobby every day.
Double rooms from around £70 (or DK 670) per night.
Hotel Absalon is just around the corner from Copenhagen’s main railway station, a short walk from the city centre shops and the Tivoli Gardens amusement park. If you’re coming from the station, make sure you exit from the back entrance for a more direct route there.
This modern railway hotel was fully approved by Railway Stays.
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Please check out our blog post about our journey to Copenhagen, Svendborg and Aero island.
While you’re here, here are some more pictures we took from our time in Copenhagen.