I stayed at the Copenhagen Island Hotel for three nights in early November 2010, on a complimentary basis arranged by TBEX, when I attended the TBEX Europe bloggers event, where I gave my “So You Wannbe a Travel Blogger: Keeping It Real” talk.
The hotel was designed by Danish architect Kim Utzon, son of Jorn who was responsible for the Sydney Opera House. It is located either a 20 minute walk from Central Station or a five minute walk from Suburban Line rail station. There’s a shopping centre next to the hotel. As soon as you enter the hotel you get an impression of modernity, light and space.
Copenhagen Island Hotel lobby
I was fortunate to be allocated a room at the back of the hotel with a balcony and a waterfront view.
My room was very stylish but a little on the small side with very little wardrobe space. The hotel advertised free wifi throughout but I was unable to pick up a decent signal anywhere in my room. However when I mentioned this at reception they told me that they were aware of the problem and a wired connection was available in the room. One evening I had problems getting online even with the wired connection, so I phoned reception to check if there was a problem. A charming member of staff came up to my room to try to assist. I did use the wifi in the lobby and the signal there was excellent.
My room at the Copenhagen Island Hotel
I managed to sit out on the balcony a couple of times, albeit it wearing my jacket, to admire the view.
View from the balcony of my room at Copenhagen Island Hotel
The buffet breakfast was very good with a selection of cooked breakfast, cold meats, cheeses, fresh bread, fruit juices and Danish pastries.
The sloping restaurant frontage at the Copenhagen Island Hotel
I think that the Copenhagen Island Hotel is in a lovely location, with attractive rooms in a beautiful building and with very warm and helpful staff. It makes a good base for a Copenhagen city break, as long as you don’t mind not being right in the city centre and don’t have much luggage.
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