Copenhagen, Denmark

Grand Joanne

Price per night from$180.40

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (inclusive of taxes and fees) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (DKK1,241.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Lady of leisure

Setting

Copenhagen’s coolest enclaves

Grand Joanne is a tribute to Copenhagen’s leading ladies: actresses, hoteliers, chefs, writers and entrepreneurs. It’s also Vesterbro’s stylish new stay, where old-fashioned hospitality meets contemporary Danish design with a feminine touch. In rooms, hygge goes high-brow with sculptural furnishings, wood accents, statement carpets and a muted modern palette; while up on the leafy roof terrace, the city’s urban patchwork of terracotta slates and mint-green spires makes for a gaze-worthy sipping spot. But the most accurate portrait of this particular lady is best glimpsed from the eponymous bar-restaurant, where clued-up guests and fashion-forward locals mingle over Mediterranean small plates and pop-inspired cocktails.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

162, including 12 suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

More details

Rates don’t include a breakfast, but buffet and à la carte options can be purchased at the hotel for DKK245 a head.

Also

The hotel has a number of wheelchair-accessible rooms. Please enquire with Smith24 ahead of booking to ensure availability.

At the hotel

Gym, yoga studio, rooftop terrace and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: custom bath products and coffee-making kit.

Our favourite rooms

All of Grand Joanne’s rooms share the same cosy-but-contemporary feel with earthy colours, statement carpets and soft lighting. For couples looking to maximise on hygge, the spacious Junior Suites have warm wooden accents and exposed brick walls. But if we had to choose one, it’d be room 101, which boasts one of the building’s only original stained-glass windows.

Spa

There’s no spa, but Grand Joanne partners with Aire Ancient Baths in nearby Carlsberg City. Inspired by the baths of ancient civilizations, this former brewery has been transformed into a romantic relaxation spot with vaulted thermal pools and soul-soothing treatment rooms. Though you’ll find signs of its former life in the spa menu, which includes traditional soaks in Danish beer alongside more conventional treatments.

Packing tips

Save space for Nordic homewares and Danish design staples so you can recreate the Grand Joanne feel long after you land.

Pet‐friendly

Well-behaved pets are welcome in certain rooms for DKK500 a stay (plus a DKK1,000 deposit), but booking ahead is essential. See more pet-friendly hotels in Copenhagen.

Children

Welcome. There are several family-friendly rooms where extra beds can be arranged for an additional fee.

Sustainability efforts

Grand Joanne’s sustainability efforts are modest but noble. Energy consumption is closely monitored, food waste is limited, recycling is a daily practice and local suppliers are used whenever possible.

Food and Drink

Photos Grand Joanne food and drink

Top Table

Cosy up on the long terracotta-hued sofa opposite the bar for first dibs come happy hour.

Dress Code

Rise and shine, Ganni girls… Now’s the time for covetable dresses, fun print-clashing, offbeat tailoring and oversized collars.

Hotel restaurant

Joanne’s namesake all-day-dining spot is a casual, lounge-like space where terrazzo tables, zig-zag-tiled flooring and curvy furnishings set the scene for hearty breakfasts (freshly baked pastries, good-for-you smoothie bowls and spicy ‘nduja shakshuka..) and Italian-inspired lunches. Come evening, the menu gets global: small plates such as Spanish-style padrón peppers followed up with all-American hamburgers.

Hotel bar

Joanne’s bar, in the main dining space, is the feel-good hub of this trendsetting stay, where you’ll find guests and locals mingling over natural wines and local brews. The cocktail list – inspired by top-of-the-pops hits – features concoctions like ‘Hot stuff’ (Copenhagen Distillery’s peppery aquavit, tomato, spices lemon) and ‘Heard it through the grapevine’ (Nordic amaro, grapes and fizz). Expect a moodier atmosphere at Pinden, a tribute to Denmark’s classic bodega bars where you can pair cold beers with handmade pies, or survey the city from above at the leafy roof terrace bar.

Last orders

Pinden is open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 4pm to midnight, and Friday and Saturday between 3pm and 2am. Joanne, meanwhile, runs from 7am to 11pm daily.

Room service

Fancy supper in your slippers? There’s a limited room service menu available from noon till 10pm.

Location

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Address
Grand Joanne
Vesterbrogade 9A
Copenhagen
DK-1620
Denmark

Grand Joanne couldn’t be more central, straddling hipster Vesterbro and bustling Indre By districts on a classic Copenhagen boulevard, once an ancient gateway to the city.

Planes

Copenhagen International Airport is a 20-minute drive away and transfers can be arranged starting from DKK1,100 each way. Alternatively, there are direct trains to Copenhagen Central, and Metro routes, which each take around 25 minutes.

Trains

Copenhagen’s grand Central Station is just 200 metres from the hotel with direct routes to Aarhus, Malmö, Stockholm and beyond.

Automobiles

There’s public parking available close to the hotel, though you’re unlikely to need wheels – this being Scandinavia, you can bet on like-clockwork public transport.

Worth getting out of bed for

Experience the city like a local – that is, on two wheels – with the hotel’s fleet of bikes. Start nearby at the Meatpacking District’s Fotografisk Center, a space dedicated to camera- work, before heading central for a jaunt round the Danish Architecture Center, a museum which focuses on how people are shaped by the urban environment. Further north, the Design Museum Denmark traces an aesthetic history from the 1920s to now; while across the canal, industrial Refshaleøen bustles with grass-roots creativity. Visit Copenhagen Contemporary for up-to-the-minute installation art, or top-up your vitamin D at Reffen, a sprawling outdoor complex of street-food stalls and shack-style bars open during the warmer months. Keep an eye out for their rotating run of events: art shows, workshops, DJs and live music. Back in the centre of town, Magasin is a nostalgic department store where you can find Nordic staples from Saks Potts and Stine Goya to Ganni and Gestuz, alongside Scandinavian beauty bits and a delightfully large chocolate section. Its grand French Renaissance Revival building is pretty impressive, too, formerly the Hotel du Nord where Hans Christian Andersen boarded for the best part of a decade. Finally, take a train north to Humlebæk (Copenhagen Central is on your doorstep, after all), where Louisiana pairs modern art, mid-century architecture and wow-worthy views of the dramatic Øresund Sound

Local restaurants

Set in a former butcher’s shop in Vesterbro’s happening Meatpacking district, Kødbyens Fiskebar is a no-brainer for seafood lovers. Carnivores, however, can indulge in barbecue heaven at Warpigs, a stripped-back canteen-cum-beerhall with a sauce-slathered menu of smoked meats, 22 house brews on tap, and a soundtrack of rock ’n’ roll classics. As for veggies, Delphine’s Mediterranean-inspired menu of grilled-veg skewers, heaped Greek salads and mezze spreads is sure to please.

Local cafés

With minimalist interiors lit by hanging pendant lamps, creamy lattes, and pastries so pretty you’ll want to mount them on the wall, Mad & Kaffe on leafy Sønder Boulevard is a one-stop-shop for all things sweet and caffeinated. 

Local bars

Mikkeller Bar is an industrial-chic basement bar in the middle of Vesterbro with a rotating cast of locally-brewed beers on tap. Think of it as Warpigs’ low-key little sister. For cocktail lovers, Lidkoeb is a blink-and-you’ll-miss it bar spread across three floors of a former apothecary. Whisky (and whiskey) enthusiasts should make a beeline for the bar’s dram-dedicated third floor, where tastings are hosted each Friday and Saturday evening. 

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this community-minded hotel in the heart of vogueish Vesterbro and unpacked their colourful Hay store finds and slinky Stine Goya numbers, a full account of their inner city stay will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Grand Joanne in Copenhagen


Grand Joanne is more than a hotel – she’s also a character, the amalgamation of multiple women who have contributed to the rich local culture. Set on a bustling Copenhagen boulevard, this stylish stay occupies a prime perch in Vesterbro, the city’s undisputed hipster ‘hood. And despite being a recent addition to Copenhagen’s scene, the building has old-school hospitality baked into its bricks, having been a hotel for the last 150 years. In the sprawling bar-slash-restaurant you’ll find turned-out locals and in-the-know guests mingling over pop-inspired cocktails and Mediterranean small plates; while up on the leafy rooftop terrace, the area’s traditional architecture can be glimpsed from above. As for Joanne’s rooms, with abstract prints, sculptural furnishings and wood accents, with a deliberately feminine colour palette, she’s one fair lady, indeed.

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Price per night from $180.40