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Jun 10th, 2016, 12:09 AM
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Hi! We (hubby and I) are planning our first trip to Copenhagen from July 4-7. After some quick research, I booked AC Hotels Bella Marriott. Thought I was booking the Marriott which had decent reviews. But then discovered that this is not that Marriott! The Marriott is not available on our dates. We have a budget of USD400 per night (I realize this is not a lot here!). While we like to walk, we would like something that is central, close to transportation, and with some decent eating options close by. I have checked a lot of hotels and at this time, only these are available: Radisson Royal, Scandic Palace, Stay Apartment Hotel, Skt Petri (although reviews suggest there is a lot of renovation going on), First Hotel Kong Fredrik.
Should I change my booking? Thanks to all for your expert guidance.
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Jun 10th, 2016, 01:05 AM
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Is the address of the Bella hotel on Amager island? If so I would definitely change it as it is a bit far out from the city centre. I could only find a Bella Sky hotel which is part of the Marriott group so not sure it's the same as Bella Marriott.

The Radisson Royal is one of the most famous and iconic hotels in Copenhagen, if you are into design etc then this is an interesting hotel to stay in and is very central. This hotel is a no brainer and so is Skt Petri (unless the renovations are bothersome).

I looked on hotels.com and the Admiral Hotel and the Square are both available. Both have great locations, the Admiral has alot of character as it is a converted warehouse so some rooms might be odd shape.
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Jun 10th, 2016, 02:47 AM
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Thanks Odin! Yes, it is Bella Sky, and I see it is on Amager, and not at all close to city center. So, I went ahead and booked the "no-brainer" hotel Was able to get 10% off also with AAA rate and stay in my budget!

I am sorely tempted by all the Guldsmeden properties though, but none is available for my dates. Should one of these become available (I will check periodically), should I go for it?
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Jun 10th, 2016, 03:45 AM
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I only know the Guldsmeden Babette, but yes I would probably go for one of them if they became available. it is worth calling/emailing the hotel as if they have a cancellation, it is unlikely to be offered online. Hotel Alexandra is also one I would go for if it was available. But the Radisson Royal is a great option.
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Jun 10th, 2016, 05:06 AM
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We stayed in the Radisson Royal for three nights in December and were very pleased. You can't be much more centrally located, housekeeping was excellent, breakfaast very nice and the staff uniformly pleasant and helpful. I also second Odin's suggestion of calling/emailing any booked hotel directly as that has worked out for us in the past. Enjoy Copenhagen.
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Jun 10th, 2016, 10:56 AM
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Thank you both. Already called some hotels - seems there is some big conference going on and there is no availability for 4th July. Was being given 7th spot on the wait list for one of these properties. Sigh! Will be posting some more questions on other parts of our Scandinavia trip. So looking forward to this trip.
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Jun 10th, 2016, 12:19 PM
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You might take a look at this hotel. 71 Nyhavn, IN Nyhavn. I stayed there with my brother and SIL some years ago and we really liked it. I don't know if things have changed, the one caution is to be SURE what size room you are getting.

Our rooms were nice and spacious, we were in the "new" part. Some of the older rooms are no better than a closet so if you ended up with one of those, I really doubt you would be happy.

Anyway, the location was great, not far from bus line and metro. Very close to shopping and lots of places to eat.

So, if you'd like, take a look.

http://www.hotels.com/ho133366/71-ny...hagen-denmark/

http://www.arp-hansen.com/hotels/our...-nyhavn-hotel/
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Jun 11th, 2016, 01:35 AM
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Thanks! Looked it up and there is no availability. The other one I can get is Scandic Palace, Superior room, with breakfast for about $350 per night. So, Radisson Royal or Scandic Palace? They both sound pretty regal
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Jun 11th, 2016, 02:00 AM
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Radisson Royal without doubt.
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Jun 11th, 2016, 02:39 AM
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Did you try Phoenix hotel ? I stayed there one night, the hotel was very nice and the staff quite helpful.
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Jun 11th, 2016, 07:12 AM
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Hi we just got back. Construction everywhere. That Nyhavn is totally under construction.. I wouldn't want to stay anywhere near there anyway.

We stayed at a bit funky but fabulous spot. CPH living. A floating hotel,only 12 rooms.

Bring eyeshades!!! And note most places have no AC. Hence the eye shades as it gets dark at 11:30. Light at 3am. And you need the drapes open for air..
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Jun 11th, 2016, 07:52 AM
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That Nyhavn is totally under construction

The square outside the D'Angleterre has been under construction for a long time now and that leads to Nyhavn, construction is for the CPH metro and the road that the Phoenix is on also has some buildings under renovation. But I wasn't aware that Nyhavn itself was also under construction.

The Radisson Royal does have AC, so does the Marriott and several other hotels. But you do have to check the room descriptions as not all have it.
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Jun 11th, 2016, 08:07 AM
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Thanks for the heads up! Appreciate it... All these palces will have to install ACs soon

Going to stay with the Royal for now.
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Jun 11th, 2016, 11:01 AM
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Thanks Odin, I, of course, had no idea. I think some of the hotel could certainly use a facelift at least the older part. Funny, it's all old, but the new part that I stayed in had been nicely renovated and the room was spacious enough and the bathroom was great. As I said, they are not all like that.
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Jun 11th, 2016, 12:03 PM
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I really don't like the Radisson Royal's location, I'd much rather stay on the other end of Strøget. The first part of Strøget from the Radisson is very tacky, but it gets nicer, cleaner and more upscale as you get closer to Kongens Nytorv. So, it you are sensitive to that kind of thing, avoid the Radisson. I would be ok to stay there, but the other end would be much better.

If on a budget, the Best Western City and the Admiral are quite ok.
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Jun 12th, 2016, 12:48 AM
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The problem is there is not much available for the OP's dates, so whilst there are better parts of Strøget or better hotels, better locations etc, the majority are not available. In any case the location of the Royal is very convenient for the sights that visitors want to see and the tacky (meaning naff souvenir shops) part of Strøget is very small. I've walked thru it countless times.

The OP asked what would be the better choice between Scandic Palace and Royal, I would not personally choose Scandic Palace (which also has construction going on outside on the square). The Admiral is indeed a good choice but it's no longer available.
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