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When you think of Copenhagen, what’s the first image that pops in your head? A row of colorful buildings in front of a canal? Well that’s Nyhavn and it’s the first thing most people imagine when you mention Copenhagen to them. It is the single most famous landmark in the whole city, and this city has plenty of attractions. So if you want to be close to Nyhavn on your next Copenhagen trip, I got you covered. Having lived in Copenhagen, I’ll share with you the best hotels near Nyhavn from the perspective of a local.
Although it is a short and fairly narrow canal street, Nyhavn always has a lively and pleasant atmosphere. Even in the cold Scandinavian winter, Nyhavn is a it is a beautiful, well-maintained area.
But perhaps the best reason to stay near Nyhavn is that everything is close to you. There are countless attractions within walking distance such as Strøget and the Marble Church. You can easily reach most shops, museums, and important landmarks from Nyhavn. Plus the area around Nyhavn is pretty quiet at night. There are lots of bars and restaurants nearby, but the smaller side streets are very quiet, which is great for light sleepers.
Furthermore, you have the Kongens Nytorv Metro station just steps away, which makes getting in and out of town a breeze. It only takes 20 minutes and under 5 USD per adult for each journey to and from the airport.
If you’re in a rush, here’s a summary of the best Copenhagen hotels near Nyhavn:
|71 Nyhavn Hotel||– situated on Nyhavn|
– beautifully renovated
|Hotel Skt. Annæ||– great price for the area|
– suitable for families
|Copenhagen Admiral Hotel||– stunning interiors|
– spacious rooms
|Scandic Front||– great for families|
– nice amenities
|Phoenix Copenhagen||– great value for money|
– classical decor
|Generator Copenhagen||– great for fun-seekers|
– accommodating to groups
|Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade||– affordable comfort|
– minimalist decor
|Hotel Sanders||– luxurious property|
– suites with kitchenette
|Hotel Maritime||– quiet property|
– single beds for 1,2 or 3
|Huxley Copenhagen||– modern decor|
– spacious rooms
Starting the list with a property right on Nyhavn, 71 Nyhavn Hotel sits at the end of the canal in two newly-renovated warehouses from the 1800s. The decor is minimalist rustic with Pomeranian pinewood beams throughout the property.
There are 130 rooms and breakfast is included with your booking regardless of the room type you choose. Every room features a mini bar, which is not something you will see in most Copenhagen hotels.
With the exception of Executive Single Rooms, all other rooms have double beds. So if you’re travelling with a friend make sure you’re both comfortable sharing the bed. The room types available are:
“We stayed here the second week in February, and even though it was cold outside, the room and indeed the hotel were lovely and warm. Our room had a great view over the mouth of the Nyhavn Canal, and a well equipped bathroom. Bed was really comfortable, and the room well-equipped. Special mention must go to Yasmin on the reception desk, and Daniella who served breakfast in the morning. Both kindly took the time to explain the area and recommend activities. Would definitely stay again.”Tim, United Kingdom – via Booking.com
On the hotel premises you will also find a lounge by the reception, a bar and a restaurant which serves Italian cuisine. There is no gym or spa, and unfortunately pets are not allowed. However bicycles are available to rent for a daily fee.
Depending on the season, your length of stay, and the exchange rate, you can expect to spend around 400+ USD per night for two guests.
This property is an ideal choice for couples looking for a tranquil, romantic city getaway.
Situated in a building from the 17th century, on a quiet street one minute away from Nyhavn is Hotel Skt. Annæ. Over the last decade, this four star boutique hotel has undergone a change of ownership and multiple renovation phases which were completed recently.
This property is situated on the street of the same name, Sankt Annæ Plads, which is a little oasis in the heart of the city. The street is divided in two by pockets of greenery in the middle with benches, flower beds, and a playground. There are also a few restaurants and small grocery stores along the street. I have been there many times at different times during the day and it has always been incredibly quiet. So if you sleep lightly, this may be the hotel for you.
There are 145 rooms in modern Danish style with new furnishings. All rooms feature a minibar, which is very rare in Copenhagen at this price point. The different room types are:
All rooms have air conditioning, and that is something most hotels in Copenhagen don’t offer due to the cold climate.
“This hotel was an absolute must stay! We had carefully picked this hotel for its nice decor and perfect location (next to Nyhavn). As someone who has travelled all over the world: this hotel exceeded every expectation. The rooms are beautiful, quiet, and well stocked. The staff is super friendly, professional and attentive. We arrived a few hours before the check in time, but that was no problem: they quickly arranged a room for us. There was also a complementary “wine hour” on Friday in the lively hotel bar/lobby next to the cozy fireplace. If come back to Copenhagen, we will only stay here!”Noëlle, Netherlands – via Booking.com
Breakfast in not included, but can be purchased separately. In Copenhagen, hotel breakfast is most definitely buffet-style with various cold cuts, eggs, and pastries. If you eat a lot in the mornings, I’d say it’s worth paying for the hotel breakfast. However, if you don’t eat that much, I recommend grabbing a sandwich/ pastry and a coffee from a nearby bakery or even 7-Eleven. It is a much cheaper alternative and just as tasty.
What’s unique about Hotel Skt. Annæ is that it has a rooftop terrace which is virtually unheard of in Copenhagen. In addition, there is a restaurant, a bar, and a sandwich shop. If you’re travelling with a baby, cots are available to rent for around 22 USD per day. Some pets are allowed but you have to contact them prior to booking.
You can expect to spend 200+ USD per night for two people, which is quite reasonable for the area.
Overall, I would recommend Hotel Skt. Annæ to couples, families and groups of up to 4 people. Thanks to the quiet surroundings, it is also a great choice for light-sleepers.
Situated in a waterfront warehouse from 1787, Copenhagen Admiral Hotel is halfway between Nyhavn and Amalienborg Palace. It will only take you two minutes to walk to either landmark.
Throughout the hotel you can see the original Pomeranian pine beams incorporated into the design. The property was renovated recently and the decor is modern Scandinavian.
All rooms are air-conditioned, have a minibar, rain shower, a desk, and hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. Additionally, every room in the hotel can be accessed by elevator. So Copenhagen Admiral Hotel could be a good choice for you if mobility is an issue. But beware when booking, as some of the deluxe rooms are situated on two floors.
The rooms available are:
“Great location, right near some great bars and restaurants. Very helpful staff, brilliant design hotel and great check in process. Modern rooms with all amenities you could possibly need. Would stay again if visiting Copenhagen.”Thomas, Germany – via Booking.com
Pets are welcome at an additional 37 USD cleaning fee per night. Additionally, one child under the age of 3 can stay free in a double room with the parents.
That being said, you can expect to spend 300+ USD per night. There is a spa and massages are available for an additional fee, but you have to book them before arrival.
Also on the premises you will find SALT bar and restaurant where they serve modern cuisine with a focus on seafood. The menu is seasonal and changes depending on the ingredients available.
Given this is not the cheapest option, I would recommend this property to couples looking for a romantic getaway. The surrounding area is very quiet, especially at night so Copenhagen Admiral Hotel is a good choice for those who sleep lightly.
Right next door to Copenhagen Admiral Hotel is Scandic Front, a minimalist modern hotel. Some rooms have views of the water and the Opera House just like next-door Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, but this property is more affordable.
There are 132 rooms in the following categories:
All rooms have air conditioning, a minibar, and desk. Some rooms are situated on two levels with the living room on one level and the bedroom on the other. So keep that in mind if you have mobility issues.
However, Scandic Front is a great choice for families with children. Up to the age of 12, all children stay for free with accompanying adults. In addition there is also a children’s play area, which is not common in most hotels.
“the location in the center close to Nyhav is great. very friendly staff, nice breakfast! it is really a nice hotel and I enjoyed the time a lot.”Alexandra, Switzerland – via Booking.com
The hotel also features a gym, a café and a mini market on the premises. There is no restaurant, but buffet-style breakfast is included with your booking.
Additionally, pets are welcome but only some of the rooms are pet-friendly. So if you’re travelling with a pet you need to contact the hotel before arrival to let them know.
Depending on the season and when you book, a room for two adults could cost you under 200 USD per night.
Overall I would recommend Scandic Front for families. Considering there are some rooms with two single beds, two friends may also enjoy staying at this property.
Located a 3 minute walk away from Nyhavn, Hotel Phoenix Copenhagen is situated in a beautiful building from the 16th century. Back in the day, the building would house the important guests of royals and noble folk. Today, the hotel is geared towards everyone from couples on a romantic getaway, families and business people.
The hotel has been recently renovated and throughout the property, the decor is upscale classic.
Phoenix Copenhagen has 213 rooms in the following categories:
All the rooms have air conditioning, a minibar, and a desk. There is a small, but well-equipped gym. The hotel also has one restaurant with an English-inspired brasserie menu.
“The Phoenix Copenhagen is an old classic-style hotel with really exclusive service and luxurious decorated. You feel the old world splendour already in the entrance. The location is more than perfect for visiting Copenhagen.”Michael, Denmark – via Booking.com
Dogs are welcome everywhere on the property except for the restaurants. However you need to let the hotel know in advance if you’ll bring your dog with you, and you cannot leave the dog alone in the room at any point during your stay.
Depending on the room type and season, you can expect to spend 200+ USD per night for two people.
Phoenix Copenhagen is well suited for everyone from couples to families and business people. Given its history, opulent decor, amenities and location, this property is a great value for money.
Located around 200 meters away from Nyhavn is Generator Copenhagen, a modern and affordable hotel/ hostel. But don’t let the word hostel scare you. As with most affordable accommodations like this in Copenhagen, Generator has both private and shared rooms.Here are the different types of rooms you could choose from:
The rooms are very simple with minimal decor, but they all have private bathrooms. However if you’re staying in a shared room, you will share the bathroom with the people in your room.
There is a bar and restaurant on the main floor where you can enjoy beers and burgers, as well as continental breakfast in the morning. If you’re travelling with friends, you can also book slots to play shuffleboard and/ or petanque. You can also expect some planned activities like live music on Wednesdays and DJ on the weekends.
“Well located to sight-seen places, all facilities or accommodations needed in the hotel, nearby supermarkets.”Daniel, Netherlands – via Booking.com
Given that rooms are quite small, you won’t find kettles/ coffee makers or a minibar. However I’d say that’s not a problem because there are multiple places nearby where you can get something to drink or eat.
That being said, Generator Copenhagen does allow children to stay with parents, and babies under the age if 2 can stay for free with their parents in private rooms. Small pets are also welcome if you book a private room. You just have to let them know in advance if you’re bringing a furry friend.
There is no gym at this hotel/ hostel, however the property is located right next to a gym. So there is the possibility to work out if you want to.
Depending on the time of the year, you can expect to spend under 140 USD per night for a two person room with private bathroom. And if you’re willing to stay in a shared dormitory room, you can expect to spend under 40 USD per night. This is very reasonable for the area.
Considering that Generator Copenhagen is more popular with the younger crowd, I’d recommend it to people who do not sleep lightly. Depending on when you visit, it may be quiet or it may be lively. I’d say this property is best suited for groups of friends, bachelorette parties, and families on a budget.
And just a few steps away is Wakeup Copenhagen, another budget friendly hotel option. There are a couple of them in the city but the Borgergade location is the most convenient one; just 200 meters away from Nyhavn.
The room types available are:
The decor inside the rooms is very simple and basic. There are plain white bedsheets, a TV, but no artwork. Additionally, this hotel chain only offers double beds, so if you’re travelling with a friend (or three), make sure you’re comfortable sharing the bed. The bathrooms are small, but every room has its own private bathroom.
However, rooms don’t have a minibar. So if you (like me) like to buy snacks for breakfast and put them in the mini fridge overnight, you cannot do this here. But there are multiple cafés, grocery stores, and a 7-Eleven just outside the hotel. There is also a place in the lobby where you can buy some snacks.
Aside from the breakfast buffet in the morning, there is no restaurant at this property. But there is a very famous sushi restaurant right outside, and Copenhagen’s most famous burgers are served just across the street.
“Great hotel in the heart of Copenhagen. Very stylish interior, modern rooms, cleanliness at a high level. The staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!”Romans, Latvia – via Booking.com
I stayed at this property twice and it was very quiet each time. My room had a view of the street and there was no noise at night despite there being multiple bars and restaurants around.
Breakfast is not included with your booking, and if you eat a lot in the mornings it’s definitely worth it. I had it the first time I stayed at Wakeup and the quality of the food was great. However, if you don’t eat a lot in the morning it’s cheaper to just grab a pastry and coffee from a bakery instead.
Depending on season, you can expect to spend anywhere from 100 to 200 USD per night for two adults.
I would recommend Wakeup Copenhagen at Borgergade for the travellers looking to save some money on accommodation without compromising quality and quietness. It is especially good for couples.
This old-school inspired, elegant property is situated on a quiet street, steps away from Nyhavn. The decor throughout the hotel is inspired by luxury train cabins from the past. Hotel Sanders features a rooftop conservatory, a bar, and a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine.
Here are the room types you can chose from:
All rooms have private bathrooms. In addition, all guests can make use of the hotel’s meeting areas and bicycles free of charge. Furthermore, all rooms feature a complementary minibar with soft drinks and snacks, TV, air conditioning, slippers and kimonos, as well as luxury toiletries.
“What a magical atmosphere! By far one of the top ten most pleasant hotels in Copenhagen! Price worth it!”Anke, Belgium – via Booking.com
Although this property does not have a gym or a spa, there are some beautiful amenities. The rooftop terrace is a tranquil place to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, the bar serves classical cocktails, the courtyard is open in the warmer months and covered in the colder season, the living room features books and fireplaces where you can read and relax, while the private meeting/ dining room is available for bookings to hotel guests.
Depending on when you’ll be travelling you’re looking at a minimum of 350 USD per night for a single room, while a suite room can be as much as 3,000 USD per night. Not cheap, but worth it if you have the money.
In my opinion, Hotel Sanders is best suited for the couples looking for a romantic, luxurious getaway.
A no-frills, newly renovated property, Hotel Maritime is just steps away from Nyhavn and the expensive neighbourhood of Christianshavn. The property is situated on a quiet, residential street and the decor throughout is modern minimalist.
The room types available are:
This is one of the very few properties in Copenhagen that offers rooms for three people with all single beds. All rooms are allergy free, have private bathrooms, and a desk, but there’s no AC.
There aren’t any amenities like a gym or a spa, and rooms do not have a minibar. However, you can find everything you need just steps away from the hotel. There are multiple restaurants, grocery stores, and bakeries in the vicinity.
“It was exactly what I needed: in the city centre, not expensive, clean, private bathroom.”Ildimiko, New Caledonia – via Booking.com
Although this is not the fanciest hotel, you can still expect to spend 150+ USD per night at Hotel Maritime due to its desirable location.
Hotel Maritime is a great hotel choice for 2-3 friends travelling together, who wish to have their own private space without spending too much money. It is also a good choice for those who sleep lightly.
Also close to Nyhavn and Christianshavn, is the Huxley Copenhagen. This property is part of BW Premier Collection and it is fully powered by wind energy. Rooms are modern and spacious, and the decor throughout the property is minimal Scandinavian.
Huxley Copenhagen is located on a quiet residential street, only 3 minutes away from Nyhavn, and under 5 minutes away from the Kongens Nytorv Metro station.
The room types available are:
All rooms have a desk, as well as a coffee/ tea maker which is not common with most hotels in Copenhagen. However only the executive rooms and junior suites have AC and mini fridge.
Furthermore, all rooms in this property feature double beds, so if you’re going with a friend, make sure you’re both okay sharing the bed.
Children under 12 can stay for free with one paying adult. Cribs are available if you’re travelling with a baby. In addition small dogs are allowed for a daily fee of 36 USD per day.
“Spacious room, modern & design, very clean. We also liked the wooden floors, bath and products from Rituals. Right next to Nyhavn, friendly staff.”Merel, France – via Booking.com
There is a cocktail lounge and a coffee shop on the premises, but no restaurant. There is also no gym or spa, which I think is disappointing at this price range.
Depending on the season, you’re looking at spending 300+ USD per night to stay at the Huxley Copenhagen.
Overall, I’d say this property is best suited for couples who are able to spend a little extra money for comfort and convenience.
And there you go, 10 of the best Copenhagen hotels near Nyhavn. If you found this article useful, bookmark it for later.