A Stay at Copenhagen’s Absalon Hotel

The Scandinavia recap continues today! After our quick stop in Oslo, we hopped on a short one-hour flight to Copenhagen, Denmark, where we couldn’t wait to finally see all of the sights in Denmark’s capital city, and call the vibrant Absalon Hotel our temporary home away from home!

A Stay at Copenhagen's Absalon Hotel


The Absalon Hotel is one of the oldest family-owned hotels in Copenhagen, founded in 1938! At the time the hotel opened, there were only 11 rooms. Since then, the hotel has expanded quite a bit and now has 161 rooms and suites.

A Stay at Copenhagen's Absalon Hotel


The hotel is about a 15-minute taxi ride from the airport and 5-minute walk to the train station – and is in a fantastic location for visiting Copenhagen! Just about everything we did was within walking distance of the hotel – the farthest out we were was probably a 30-minute walk.

The Room

We had a bit of a hiccup with our room after checking in. Being winter, it was freezing outside so we were looking forward to warming up for a few before heading back out to explore the city, but the heat wasn’t coming out and our room was an icebox. Maintenance came to take a look and said since it was an old system it would take a couple HOURS for it to warm up. We asked to switch to another room just in case it still wasn’t working when we got back because moving all of our belongings late night after a long day of travel was the last thing we wanted to deal with! It took jumping through quite a few hoops and almost two hours until we were finally switched to another room, but alas, we were and it was a much better room!

Our room was very spacious, which was great, since we were already starting to acquire a lot of things from our travels! We absolutely loved the color scheme – so bright and fun – especially in the winter, when things tend to be a little more grey than usual. We also loved the fruit plate and welcome note the staff had left for us!

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My favorite part of the room was the bathroom because it had the coolest mood lighting feature in the shower! It was such a nice added feature, now I want to install one in my shower at home!

The brand of soap, shampoo, and conditioner was new to us, but we really liked it! I also really liked that everything was in a jumbo dispenser, so you didn’t have to worry about running out of anything!

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Service + Amenities

Breakfast was included in our room rate, so we were able to enjoy another big European-style breakfast buffet! These are especially great because you eat so much you’re really fueled up for all of the walking and exploring for the day! Plus, each table had their own carafe of coffee. Yes, please!


A Stay at Copenhagen's Absalon Hotel

The hotel also has an incredibly helpful concierge, who can point you in the right direction for dining out or seeing attractions (you can also purchase tickets directly from the hotel), and can even help decipher your train ticket written in Swedish (the only time we really ran into a language barrier issue during our entire time in Scandinavia)!

Final Thoughts

Despite the bumps we hit on day one of our stay, overall, we really enjoyed The Absalon Hotel. I do wish the management was a bit more proactive in resolving the issue (I was the one chasing a resolution), I do want to give a major shout-out to the maintenance man on call who went above and beyond to help get the problem fixed and even brought us a couple cappuccinos for the inconvenience once we got settled into our new room!

It’s close proximity to the train station was incredibly helpful for our early morning train to Stockholm, and the famous Tivoli Gardens and shopping areas were a quick 5-10 minutes away by foot. Plus, the hotel has won numerous awards, including TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice, Small Danish Hotels, and the World Luxury Hotel Awards!

A Stay at Copenhagen's Absalon Hotel

Want to know more about the Absalon Hotel? Visit the hotel’s website or follow along on Facebook and/or Twitter

Stay tuned for more on Copenhagen next week!

I received a discounted rate for this stay. All opinions are my own.


  1. January 27, 2017 / 5:20 PM

    Whoa!! How amazing is that shower?! Is that a pink light!?!?! It looks like an awesome hotel. Definitely adding it to my list!

    Emmy Coletti

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:17 PM

      Yes! I was totally obsessed with that color wheel in the shower. You could change it as much as you wanted to any color!

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:17 PM

      So fun, right?! Definitely had a lot of spunk!

  2. Annie Marie
    January 28, 2017 / 10:13 AM

    This hotel is beautiful! I would love to go to Copenhagen!!

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:27 PM

      It is! Their color scheme was on point! I hope you can visit soon, you’d love it!

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:27 PM

      It’s a fantastic place to visit! I hope you’re able to get there soon!

  3. January 28, 2017 / 7:28 PM

    I love the bright colors of the room – particularly the bedding and curtains!! What a cheerful place!! I loved Copenhagen – can’t wait to hear more about what you thought!

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:27 PM

      Same! Copenhagen was one of my favorite stops on our trip! Did you have a favorite place/thing you did when visiting?

  4. January 29, 2017 / 9:57 AM

    oh wow, this hotel looks great! It’s unfortunate about the heat in your first room but it’s good you were persistent and got into a new room! It looks beautiful!

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:30 PM

      It was! I’m glad things worked out too, it was pretty frustrating at first!

  5. January 29, 2017 / 7:35 PM

    That’s so cute that they gave you some fruit to enjoy during your stay! A nice & appreciated gesture, I’m sure. :]

    // itsCarmen.com

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:30 PM

      It definitely was! Especially after traveling + walking around all day!

  6. January 29, 2017 / 7:46 PM

    I love the shower and the colors in the room!! That stinks that your room was cold for awhile but so glad they fixed it!

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:31 PM

      They’re awesome aren’t they?! I’m glad the cold issue was resolved too. We were sitting in our room with our jackets on for a good while there!

  7. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    January 29, 2017 / 11:09 PM

    What a cool place! That breakfast looked amazing and the fruit plate in the room was a nice touch! Glad they finally resolved the heat issue too…no fun sleeping in an icebox!

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:34 PM

      It was! And I totally agree – we were worried we were going to have to sleep with our jackets on, haha.

  8. January 30, 2017 / 11:58 AM

    What a neat place! Glad everything ended up working out in the end!

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:34 PM

      Thanks, Tawni! We were too!

  9. January 30, 2017 / 2:05 PM

    That looks like a wonderful place to stay! I love the touch of the fresh fruit and personal note :)

    • February 7, 2017 / 9:21 PM

      The fruit was such a nice touch after a big day traveling + exploring the city!

  10. January 30, 2017 / 6:38 PM

    What a darling room, loving all the colors! I would love to visit Copenhagen and this hotel would be a great way to experience it!

    • February 7, 2017 / 9:22 PM

      The colors were great! Nothing beat that fun shower color wheel in the bathroom either!

  11. January 31, 2017 / 12:17 AM

    I love that bathroom! Oh my gosh!

    • February 7, 2017 / 9:22 PM

      SO fun, isn’t it?! I want to install one of those color wheel lights in my shower at home!

  12. January 31, 2017 / 12:55 AM

    Glad that they moved you to another room, but sorry to hear it wasn’t as easy of a process as it probably should have been. The color scheme is so bright and vibrant!

    • February 7, 2017 / 9:25 PM

      We loved the color scheme! And very glad we were able to get the room situation taken care of too! It definitely gave us a new appreciation for good customer service!

  13. Anne Markey
    January 31, 2017 / 11:11 PM

    This room looks so cute! So much fun!

    • February 7, 2017 / 9:23 PM

      We loved the colors of our room!

  14. February 3, 2017 / 1:42 PM

    Woah! It looks GORGEOUS there! I am loving those curtains!

    • February 7, 2017 / 9:23 PM

      Aren’t they so pretty?! I bet it’s so much fun to be a hotel decorator!

  15. February 7, 2017 / 9:37 PM

    This is absolutely stunning! I think my favorite feature is the mood lighting in the bathroom!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal