Need to know
17, including 12 suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Guests can stash luggage away, on request.
Double rooms from $736.51 (DKK5,120), excluding tax at 25 per cent.
Some rates include a Continental buffet breakfast (DKK255 a person) with selected hot items. Otherwise, a petite ‘business breakfast’ (DKK195 a person) and à la carte offerings are also served in Nimb Brasserie.
High tea with dainty sandwiches, home-made scones, cakes and petits fours is served Monday to Saturday (1pm-4pm). However, you may want to build up an appetite for Nimb Bar’s decadent Sunday brunch (10am–3.30pm), where a glass of Crémant de Bourgogne kicks off a gastronomic odyssey. There’s an oyster bar; buffet of truffle-scrambled eggs, king crab, pâté de Champagne, sausages from Svaneke and other rich dishes; and, finally, a dessert table loaded with Danish pastries.
At the hotel
Private access to Tivoli Gardens, gym, concierge, free WiFi throughout, valet parking. In rooms: Bang & Olufsen flatscreen TV and DVD player, sound system and iPod dock, Nespresso coffee machine, chocolates, free bottled water, bathrobes and slippers and Aesop bath products. All rooms except the Standard Double Room, Suite and one Junior Suite have working fireplaces.
Our favourite rooms
With chinese pagodas, a boating lake with a pirate ship and cherry trees strung with fairy lights, Tivoli Gardens’ after-dark illuminations bring a little Vegas-style dazzle to Denmark, and guests can gaze over the magical scene from Corner Suite 11. We also like huge split-level Executive Suite 17, a pretty dove-grey pied-à-terre with a private balcony, fire-warmed living room and sculptural modern bath tub that two can get bubbly in.
Therapists can be summoned to guests’ rooms for massages and beauty treatments. There’s a small gym on site with cardio equipment, free weights, and fruit and energy bars.
Copenhagen’s rainy rep and slippery-when-snowy streets make a fitted waterproof, sturdy umbrella and pair of cosy boots savvy suitcase additions.
All rooms (except Junior Suite 15, Suite 16 and Executive Suite 17) are wheelchair accessible, and there’s a lift to all floors.
Pets can stay for DKK1,000. Beds, bowls, a mat, food and mineral water, a hamper (with a toy and clean-up bags) are provided, and they’re allowed everywhere but Tivoli Gardens and the hotel’s restaurants. Staff will walk Fido, on request. See more pet-friendly hotels in Copenhagen.
19th-century Tivoli gardens is on the hotel’s doorstep and has plenty to thrill kids, and bikes can be hired for over-12s. Baby cots (free) can be added to all rooms, extra beds (DKK500 a night) to Junior Suites and up.
Extra beds can be added to the Corner Suites, and they have a separate living room, so parents can get a little privacy.
The hotel’s Tivoli Gardens setting is ideal for children – with amusement-park rides mere steps away (hotel guests enter free). It’s also a safe place to let kids bomb about on bikes (available to hire for over-12s), and there are U-rated DVDs and large TVs in rooms and suites for cosy family movie nights.
The hotel’s kids menu is simple, with just steak or chicken breast with French fries, or steamed cod in a gooseberry sauce, but they have excellent seasonal variations; Fru Nimb’s Halloween menu has themed dishes such as a ‘ghost fish’ (plaice fillet), ‘spooky spiders’ made from cocktail sausages and ‘bat wing’ pancakes with blackberry jam.
Babysitting is DKK300 an hour (must be booked three days in advance).
No need to pack
The hotel has changing mats, baby steps, stair gates (for split-level suites), black-out blinds, board books and nappies available to buy on site.
Not available, it’s worth packing monitors if you’re staying in a Corner Suite, so you can stash a cot in the living room.