A Genuine Review of Villa Copenhagen: Is This Best Boutique?

An elegant Scandanavian boutique in an excellent location.

Hotel Details

Address: Copenhagen Central Post Building, Tietgensgade 35-39, 1704 København, Denmark

Phone: +45 78 73 00 00

Official Website: Hotel Website

Additional Information

Rating: 4.4

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Starting Rates: $205.00

Location

Upon your arrival at Villa Copenhagen, it’s clear this isn’t just another stylish accommodation in the heart of the Danish capital; it’s a statement of grandeur effortlessly blended with modern Scandinavian design.

From the moment you step into the elegant lobby, you’re whisked away into a world where luxury meets comfort, offering a haven of relaxation after indulging in the bustling energy of Copenhagen’s streets.

The commitment to unique and high-quality experiences becomes evident as you explore the amenities. The rooms promise more than just a comfortable night’s sleep; they are encapsulated in an air of sophistication, with large windows framing views of the city and interiors boasting tasteful decor and state-of-the-art facilities.

Hotel guests spoke highly of every aspect the property offers, particularly a couple of my close friends who stayed here, which made me excited to visit.

First Impressions and Check-in

Villa Copenhagen exterior with iconic Danish architecture and blue sky
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I stayed at the Villa Copenhagen for two nights and arrived Friday night to check-in (read my full weekend in Copenhagen itinerary to get a first-hand perspective). A DJ was playing in the lobby. The music was something, and it was quite loud, which made it hard to check in, but it was also a great environment in the atmosphere.

Well, checking in, I was pleased to see that there was a cocktail bar, a brasserie, and a bakery at night. The lobby turned into a cocktail bar/lounge with food, so the average beer was electric, playing into my energy of checking into a new country and the capital city of Copenhagen, Denmark.

For some, this may be off-putting; I couldn’t hear any music from my room, and it was like a party scene. It was just a casual DJ set, which also was happening on Saturday night but wasn’t as loud. 

Rooms

Luxurious King Room in Villa Copenhagen Hotel
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Since I was traveling solo, I booked a simple queen-bed standard room after checking in. It was nice to see the Scandinavian design of the room. It was small, but I didn’t mind since I was traveling alone.

A cozy corner of the Villa Copenhagen living room with chic sofa, pillows, side table, and digital display showcasing hotel amenities.
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I loved the room’s simplicity and was welcomed with Scandinavian lotion and toiletries. There was a mini bar in the room, which I did not enjoy, given Denmark’s expensive nature.

Luxury under-bed storage in chic Villa Copenhagen room
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I forgot my toothpaste, so I had to call guest services to get a toothpaste toothbrush kit delivered. It is a full package of these amazing, sustainable bamboo toothbrushes and The Humble Company, a Swedish toothpaste company.

Dining Options

Fine dining and Mikkeller beer at Villa Copenhagen
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Villa Copenhagen offers a dining experience that seamlessly blends sustainability with culinary finesse, ensuring every meal resonates with the area’s essence.

After checking in, I went down to the cocktail bar, which had a great ambiance, an excellent cocktail and beer list featuring Danish drinks, and a Danish small plates sharing menu.

I only had limited time in Copenhagen, so I opted for this versus the brasserie, and since I booked through American Express Platinum Fine Hotels and Resorts, allowed for $100 dining an experience credit app at the hotel, I was able to get a quick snack and drink before exploring Copenhagen.

I ordered the smoked salmon and a Milkeller IPA, an excellent brewery in Copenhagen. I also ordered a side of additional baguettes. The entire order was simple but incredibly delicious: smoked salmon from Denmark and any other Scandinavian country is a must-die-for.

Breakfast buffet

Breakfast was included in the rate, and the spread was incredible. I’ve never woke up so excited to try a cheese Danish in my life. The breakfast was difficult to find in the basement because the hotel is divided into two wings.

Kontrast Brasserie

The Kontrast brasserie is the heart of Villa Copenhagen for dining. Committing to carbon-free dining and zero food waste, you can indulge in environmentally conscious and delightful meals. The unique herringbone floors provide a touch of local style underfoot.

Rug Bakery

Charming street view of Rug Bakery at Villa Copenhagen with iconic red postboxes.
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The chefs at Rug Bakery work to bring you a menu comprised of pastries, freshly baked bread, and aromatic coffee—all sourced from local suppliers to support the community and give you a true taste of Copenhagen.

Amenities

Night view of Villa Copenhagen's luxurious pool with light reflections
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On the last night of my Copenhagen trip, I used the outdoor swimming pool and sauna at night around 9 p.m. They close at 10 p.m., and I figured it would be quieter during that time, but it was quite busy on both the outdoor swimming pool and the sauna.

The hotel website directs you to make a booking in advance for both of these, which I did, but it was clear that you didn’t need to make a reservation to access it.

Both of these were excellent experiences, and since I visited in the winter, it wasn’t as busy as it could be in summer since there was a bar on the roof next to the pool. I imagine this would be quite the place to take in the summer weather. From the Rooftop pool, you can see a number of Tivoli’s key rides and attractions.

Location

Picturesque Nyhavn waterfront with colorful facades and boats in Copenhagen
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The location of Villa Copenhagen is unbeatable if you’re looking to stay close to Tivoli and the Copenhagen Central Station. It’s less than a five-minute walk from both and close to Copenhagen’s meatpacking district, a trendy neighborhood with bars, restaurants, and shops.

In addition, you’ll also be close to City Hall Square and the Strøget shopping district. You’ll be a 10 to 20-minute walk to Nyhavn and Christiania, so it is a bit longer if you want to spend time in those areas.

To counteract that, bike rentals are available at the hotel, a staple of Copenhagen culture. I could see many great attractions in Copenhagen during my stay here, but I walked over 22,000 steps around the city to see most of the sites.

To counteract that, bike rentals are available at the hotel, a staple of Copenhagen culture. I could see many great attractions in Copenhagen during my stay here, but I walked over 22,000 steps around the city to see most of the sites. 

Overall, I loved that it was right next to Copenhagen Central Station; since I was only here for a weekend trip, that was paramount because it is so easy to get from Copenhagen Airport to Central Station. I could easily drop my bags and start exploring to maximize my time in the city and experience Villa Copenhagen.

Is Villa Copenhagen Worth the Price?

Nighttime view of Villa Copenhagen's historic, lit facade
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As I traveled off-peak in the winter, I paid a reasonable rate of €200 per night with the American Express platinum card. I also received a $200 credit back on my statement after booking, but the rate per night at this price is worth it to stay here.

Remember that during the summer, given the location is next to Tivoli Gardens, prices at this hotel will be drastically higher, given that I likely would have looked for other options. But it was €200 per night, so I didn’t even look at other hotels because staying at a five-star boutique hotel like this was a no-brainer.

Kyle Kroeger
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Kyle Kroeger

Kyle Kroeger is the Founder and Owner of ViaTravelers.com. He is a full-time traveler and entrepreneur. Kyle started ViaTravelers.com to help travelers experience a fully immersive cultural experience as he did initially living in Italy. He's a converted finance nerd and Excel jockey turned world wanderer (and may try to get lost on purpose). After visiting 12 countries and 13 national parks in a year, he was devoted to creating and telling stories like he'd heard.

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