Aug 21st, 2015, 12:54 PM
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We will be travelling to Copenhagen towards the end of October 2015 and have 3 1/2 days. We plan on taking the train to and from the airport. Where is a good area to stay that will allow us to walk to most of the important sites and is also somewhat close to the main train station? We usually like to stay in apartments but with such a short stay and jet lag to recover from we think we'd like to stay in a smaller boutique hotel. We are not fond of huge tower type hotels. We are accustomed to using transit systems when we travel.
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Aug 21st, 2015, 03:23 PM
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Hubby and I were in Copenhagen in May. We stayed at the Hotel Bethel in the Nyhavn area. We loved the location. We were able to walk most places and had a wonderful view from our window looking down on the harbor. Breakfast (included) was decent and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful.

When we arrived at the airport, we purchased the 72 hour Copenhagen Card. The card gives you 72 hours of transit, free entrance to many museums (including Trvoli, Rosenborg Slot and a canal cruise) and discounts. We used it to get from the airport to the hotel on the Metro. Kogen Nytorv metro station is a short 3 minute walk to the Hotel Bethel.

Enjoy Copenhagen! We loved the city.
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Aug 21st, 2015, 04:10 PM
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I'm not sure the Copenhagen card will pay for itself unless you trek west to Roskilde and north to Frederksborg and Kronberg castles. Rail actually serves areas out of the center better than inside.

In any event you can buy the card at the tourist info booth at the airport.

The metro is cheaper from the airport than the train is.

For a similar time period we stayed in an apartment out of the center and quite liked it. We felt like we were part of the daily life being out of the tourist areas.
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Aug 21st, 2015, 04:58 PM
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While Nyhaven is a cute area it's not that central - depending on what you want to see - and not near the train station. Closer to train station, Tivoli (make sure it;s open when you're there) and several museums.

The area around the city hall is more central, being at the opposite end of the Stroget (major pedestrian shopping street) from Nyhaven.
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Aug 21st, 2015, 06:16 PM
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Having just spent a few days in Copenhagen in July, I don't see any particular advantage to staying close to the central train station. You can take Metro just as easily as the train from the airport and Metro goes directly to the Kongens Nytorv station which is next to Nyhavn. We found the Nyhavn area to be much more interesting than the central area of Copenhagen and you can walk from Nyhavn to Tivoli, the museums, and the palaces--we did.

While we did not stay at the Bethel Hotel, it was on my short list. I think it would be an excellent choice.
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Aug 21st, 2015, 06:25 PM
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The area around the train station isn't very scenic. We stayed in Nyhaven and were able to walk a lot of places, the square, Magazine and Illume, the metro and the bus. Could have walked to Tivoli but my SIL has walking issues so we took a taxi.

Stayed here and loved it, but if you inquire, be SURE you check on what kind of room you are getting. You want a newer one, the ones in the old part are like closets, literally.
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Aug 21st, 2015, 08:44 PM
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We stayed near the train station, across from Tivoli Gardens and I wouldn't recommend the area. Nyhaven offers more.
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Aug 23rd, 2015, 01:39 AM
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<> It's Nyhavn. It's not even pronounced Nyhaven so not sure where that spelling has come from.

<> Assume this is Magasin and Ilums Bolighus.

Nyhavn is a pretty central area and good place to stay, the city hall area is not scenic at the moment due to building works plus it has never been the nicest area, the start of Strøget has some cheesy souvenir shops, however I do like the Square Hotel. Copenhagen is a small city so even staying outside the immediate centre is not an issue, esp with it's great transport system.

The Admiral hotel is also very nice but similar to 71 Nyhavn, the room sizes vary as it is a converted warehouse.
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Aug 26th, 2015, 04:31 AM
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Thank you to everyone for their input. It was a big help orienting us better to Copenhagen. We have booked a hotel in Nyhavn that was recommended by a friend because we got a great deal. I loved your suggestions, they were bang on but I had trouble matching the deal I got at Hotel Kong Arthur. We are right on the transit line there (5 min walk to Norreport) which will be helpful since it is a straight ride to the concert hall where we will see the Danish Philharmonic and to a restaurant my husband wants to try. Also I think that Metro stop is a route that goes to and from the airport so that is a bonus. We are looking forward to exploring the city for 2 1/2 days before we head to Prague. I will bring my walking shoes for sure!
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Aug 26th, 2015, 04:39 AM
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Have stayed in the Admiral and definitely you need to be careful with the rooms. Because it is a converted warehouse some of the rooms have large wooden beams in very odd places - including across the ceilings where you could walk into them if tall.
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