This four star hotel is one of the best hotels in the city. Spotless and extremely pleasant, the Kong Arthur is also well-located between Norrebro train station and the trendy area of Norrebro. The hotel is in a small courtyard just off a main road that lines the lake (that looks akin to a canal). The service is flawless as are the hotel facilities. The rooms are spacious and despite a more or less subtle Medieval theme running through the decor, they are pleasant to spend time in. The hotel isn't much of a family hotel as it is fairly quiet, but it doesn't discourage them. The clientele is mainly made up of businesspeople and couples of foreign tourists. The hotel is ideal if you need some time out a little way from the busiest areas of the city.
The hotel is located five minutes' walk from one of the city's main train stations, Norrebro. It is also conveniently five minutes away from one of the capital's trendiest bohemian areas, Norrebro, which is just across the lake. Here you will find a number of original cafés, bars and restaurants. In the warmer months there is also a lovely scene along the canal banks, including a handful of low-key floating cafes. The centre of town is 15 minutes away on foot. Central station however is a little walk away so you may want to take a bus or taxi, but do not be alarmed if the taxi picks you up with 30 Danish Kr. already on the meter - this is the norm. The Kong Arthur is close to one of its sister hotels, the Ibsen.
Like most hotels in the city, check-in isn't until 2:00pm, but if you arrive early and your room isn't ready, you can store your luggage in the hotel's luggage room. You can leave valuables at reception behind the desk. The Kong Arthur Hotel is part of Brochner Hotels, which also includes the Ibsen, the Fox and the Danmark.
The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout the public areas of the hotel and it is free of charge. However, in the rooms internet can only be accessed via Ethernet cable or else there is a fee for a wireless connection.
As a four star, the hotel sometimes has personnel to help with luggage as there a couple of staircases before accessing the lift. However sometimes they are not available, so don't be too surprised if you have to carry your own luggage to your room.
The hotel is one of the best all-round hotels you will find in the city centre. Despite its decor being loosely based around a medieval theme and not being up to the über-design expectations you may have of hotels in the Danish capital, the hotel is of very good quality. Set back from the street that lines the lake, the hotel's location makes it easy to get around the city as well as exploring one of the city's trendiest areas: Norrebro, just across the bridge.
The hotel is fresh and its grey tones are soothing. The lobby is full of sofas, giving the otherwise cold interior a cosy atmosphere. At reception the staff is extremely friendly and efficient. The reception desk runs onto a bar area for pre or post dinner drinks. The hotel is structured around a pretty courtyard with smart black rattan furniture and parasols when the sun is out. The lobby area wraps around the courtyard into a light and bright conservatory, where breakfast is served. You will also find the Hella Thorup Spa (also found in the snazzy Copenhagen Wallpaper Guide 2011), which comes complete with sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and a range of treatments where the staff use products from the renowned Ole Henriksen brand. There is also a small gym that is free for guests to use and open 24 hours.
The hotel itself doesn't actually have its own restaurants serving lunch and dinner, but it is situated close to La Rocca (Italian), Pintxos (Basque) and Sticks and Sushi (a chain serving good quality sushi). You can access the restaurants via the hotel's backyard, which is practical on the odd occasion if you don't feel like venturing out into the rest of the city.
The hotel has 155 rooms, 1& of which are suites. All rooms are non-smoking. The hotel can be quite strict about smoking in rooms and guests who smoke in rooms risk being charged a fine equivalent to the cost of an extra night. The rooms are fairly spacious and some of the suites are duplexes, with the bedroom upstairs. Some of the rooms have a subtle medieval theme which is most obvious in the choice of paintings hanging on the walls and subtle aspects of the furniture, while others have a more contemporary design in soft blue tones. On the whole the rooms are well-appointed and pleasant with wooden floors and plush fabrics giving the rooms a cosy atmosphere. Suites have a sofa bed on the ground floor that sleeps two. They also come with a Jacuzzi tub in the bathrooms and a separate shower. There is also a complimentary tea and coffee set. Lower-category rooms do not have tea and coffee and the bathrooms have either a traditional bath or shower. If you want to use your laptop or charge your phone whilst in bed, then make sure you charge them at the desk as there are no sockets around the bed.
Do not be surprised to find that the double beds are often two singles put together with single duvets; this is a typical Scandinavian tradition. As the hotel is in a listed building, like most hotels in the city, there is no air-conditioning as permits to install systems are hard to come by, so the rooms can get a little hot in the summer - make sure you draw the curtains when you leave in the mornings to keep the room as cool as possible for when you get back. Every room has a safe and mini-bar, as well as a hairdryer and flat screen televisions.
There are several categories including singles, standards, superior singles, superiors, suites and junior suites.
Breakfast is the only meal that is actually served at the hotel, although adjoined to the courtyard, you will find three independently-run restaurants: Sticks and Sushi, La Rocca (Italian) and Pintxos (Basque). Breakfast is served in the conservatory, which although it can get very busy, is an overall pleasant experience. The breakfast is varied and the items served are of good quality. There are bacon and eggs as well as American pancakes on offer and the healthier options such as a range of muesli, yoghurts, fresh fruit and smoothies. Something to cater for just about any kind of day! Weather-allowing, guests can also have breakfast out in the courtyard to escape the din of the breakfast room. The other three restaurants are open for lunch and dinner. The hotel does not do packages that include meals here, so it can be a little on the expensive side, although for those of you who feel like taking a break from the city, the restaurants are conveniently located just next door. La Rocca has a wide (yet predictable) selection of Italian fare - everyone here is Italian, including all the waiting staff, meaning that you will be given a very warm welcome. We recommend that you book in advance if you plan on dining at La Rocca as it is very popular (it is also adjoined to the Ibsen Hotel, another Brochner Hotel). Sticks and Sushi is well-liked in the city - as it is a chain, you will find them scattered all over the city. We did not have the chance to sample Pintxos, but it looks fairly upscale and is usually fairly busy, especially in the evenings. Here you can expect mainly high-end tapas typical of the Basque region. As the hotel doesn't really have a kitchen, there is no room service.
La Rocca is open from 12:00pm-11:00pm everyday and Pinxtos is open from 12:00pm-11:00pm and from 5:00pm on Sundays.
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