We’ve been in Italy and Germany and now it’s time to visit some of the most unique boutique hotels in Denmark. Pack your bags and get ready to experience the combination of Danish ‘hygge’ and good design.
Hotel The Monica, Ærøskøbing
Denmark is so much more than Copenhagen and Aarhus, and The Monica is a perfect example of that! Monica Conradsen opened up this little boutique hotel on the island of Ærø, in the southern part of Denmark, after living abroad for 25 years. The little townhouse has only two double rooms, and the warmth and attention to detail is in every corner. It is personal and heartfelt luxury in this little boutique hotel, and Monica herself makes sure you won’t go to bed hungry. If you can’t get enough of Monica’s impeccable taste in interior, she recently opened up a little boutique where you can bring home that The Monica feel.
Foto: Rigetta Klint
Hotel CPH Living, Copenhagen
Being from Denmark, one of the things I find myself missing being in Berlin, is the constant and easy access to the ocean. So you can probably imagine my enthusiasm when I discovered the CPH Living hotel – a floating 12 bedroom hotel in an old barge. The location is impeccable – it’s an easy walk to most of the Copenhagen sights and the harbor bath at Islands Brygge is right next to it. Do as the Danes and enjoy a sunny day by the harbor front with an ice cream from the local Bryggen 11. The rooms are clean and simple, and all the rooms have panoramic views towards the harbor and city center. As an added bonus, the hotel has a rooftop terrace with even better views of the city.
Hotel Sanders, Copenhagen
This 54 bed room hotel smack in the middle of Copenhagen is so stylish, it almost hurts! Think “Out of Africa” meets theatrical drama. Owned by the former ballet dancer at the Royal Danish Ballet Alexander Kølpin, this hotel is as sophisticated as it gets. We’re talking rattan chairs, mid century furniture and earthy colors, mixed with golden accents to underline that luxurious feeling. To spice it up, Alexander Kølpin shows us he hasn’t forgotten his time at the theater with the dramatic velvet drapes both at the entrance and in the TATA cocktail bar. This hotel is undeniably an expensive choice, but well worth the splurge. It is luxury without being ostentatious and everything from the colonial touches in the décor, to the complimentary mini bar and free bikes make this an ideal place to experience that Danish feeling of “hygge” we’ve come to know and love.
Falsled Kro, Millinge
In Millinge, a small village on the island of Fyn, is the historic inn Falsled Kro. Everything from its charming thatched roof to the serene waterside setting makes this 16 room hotel worth the trip. With a gourmet restaurant and plenty of outdoor activities, this place makes for a tranquil visit to the island of Fyn, the birthplace of the famous author Hans Christian Andersen. Falsled Kro has both double rooms and suites – both of them featuring a furnished terrace. Falsled Kro manages to balance that charming, historic feeling, without compromising on comfort with Nespresso machines in most of the rooms. Treat yourself to a seasonal menu at the gourmet restaurant – I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Villa Provence, Aarhus
Named 2017 European City of Culture, Aarhus is a strong competitor to Denmark’s capital Copenhagen. This central boutique hotel in the middle of Aarhus is a welcome contrast to the Scandi minimalism that we see so often. Villa Provence is the epitome of Southern French coziness with its glamorous antique chandeliers and charming four poster beds. Hang out in the lounge surrounded by retro French film posters or spend an afternoon in the cast iron chairs in the courtyard with a chilled pastis. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant on the premises, but fear not! The location of the hotel puts you right in the middle of a foodie’s paradise. Enjoy!