Hotel Fox Hotel 4 star
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Jarmers Plads 3 1551 Copenhagen, Denmark -
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This boutique hotel set up with artistic endeavour in mind has seen its hey-day and is disappointingly in dire need of a complete refurbishment. You'll find it on most hotel-booking sites under the 'charming boutique hotel' tab but don't be tempted as you may well be disappointed upon arrival. Now more of a backpackers' hangout, it isn't hard to see why. The hotel's 61 rooms are all different and have been decorated by an ensemble of 21 artists, but the creative decor hasn't been well maintained and now looks particularly shabby and unclean, which is a great shame. We'd like to thank the very skilled photographer who had the hard job of making this tacky rooms look like they are at the very height of design because they sure don't look the part in reality. Hotel Fox is ideal for those on a budget and for those who don't plan on spending very long in the city.

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    Location 7.33 /10

    Hotel Fox is located close to the main street, Hans Christian Andersen, on Jarmers Plads, which leads right into the centre. It is near the lakes and a short walk away from the trendy Norrebro district. There isn't much in the way of things to do in the immediate surroundings, but everything is fairly easy to get to on foot. Central Station is about 10minutes' walk away and Radhuspladsen is 5 minutes away. Try to avoid eating at restaurants around the main square as these tend to be tourist traps where the food is expensive and the quality lacking.

    Accommodation 5.70 /10

    The 61 rooms are all different, some tamer than others. We slept in an entirely tiled room that had a bull's head mounted to the wall (room 302). The idea, we found novel, but the quality was lacking. The furniture was chipped and the tiles looked like they could do with a thorough wash. We also tried room 406, which we advise against if you don't want to flush your money down the toilet. Selling this room, complete with stained carpets, musty curtains and peeling wallpaper, is an outright disgrace.

    Each room is an individual 'piece of art' in the way that an artist has come in and customised it; you can even read a description of the design on the plate outside the door (even some of the descriptions sound like a complete cop-out). The rooms have been decorated with a mixture of collage and paint, the most sought-after design being in room 114 by Berlin-based artist AkimZasdBus - this room was made famous by the Copenhagen Wallpaper guide. The designs range from cartoon illustrations to pure digital graphic shapes, and from street art fantasies to Japanese Manga.

    As the Fox is a budget hotel, you won't find a mini-bar or safe in the rooms. There is nothing more than a television. The tiny bathrooms are well-appointed. You will find packet toiletries and dispensers, so bring your own if you like a bit of pampering. The hotel does advise guests to reuse their towels as the hotel is part of the Brochner hotel group, which does try to make an effort where the environment in concerned. It is also worth mentioning that as the hotel is on a busy road it canbe very noisy if you open your window. The walls between rooms are also fairly thin; you can therefore hear your neighbours. To conclude, we really liked the concept of the Fox, but found the lack of maintenance to be a real shame and almost insulting to the paying customer at times.

    Overview 5.70 /10

    The hotel stands on a very busy street corner not too far from the city centre and is made up of two buildings that link via the staircase of every floor. Make sure you use the right elevator to get to your room - ask one of the girls at reception if you're unsure of which to use. The lobby is the highlight of the hotel: covered in urban art, the scene is set. If urban art is your thing, then this is the place you'll probably want to try out. Turn a blind eye to the tears in the low-backed blue plastic-covered foam seating. Everything screams style and creativity in a laid-back urban manner but because the hotel hasn't been well looked after since its opening in 2005, which is a great shame, it looks tired and shabby. The lobby seating is torn, with foam showing through, but the worst of the wear is in the rooms. To the back of the lobby is the reception desk which turns into the breakfast bar in the mornings. The lobby area doubles up as a breakfast room in the mornings, which can get noisy as guests check in and out. Otherwise, when the weather holds up, there is an outdoor terrace on the second floor complete with artificial turf and colourful plastic chairs.

    The hotel was actually illustrated in the present way for the launch of the Volkswagen Fox in 2005. Twenty one artists from the fields of graphic design, urban art and illustration, were invited to give the entire hotel a personal touch. The result, despite the tired look of the hotel, is impressive and original, especially for Copenhagen. The hotel calls itself a ?lifestyle hotel' but there isn't anything else in the way of amenities.

    Food and drink 5.70 /10

    Like at the other three Brochner hotels, only breakfast is served here. The reception desk turns into a breakfast buffet of light and healthy snacks and smoothies. Breakfast can be hectic in the mornings as the lobby doubles up as breakfast room so waking guests are forced to mingle with check ins and check outs. The breakfast comprises of loose delicious organic Japanese tea, or coffee, or ordinary teas, accompanied by a selection of sandwiches, yoghurts and muesli. The staff here is friendly and efficient despite their laid-back attitude, which is well-suited to the style of the hotel. Otherwise you will find the Sushi Treat restaurant adjoined to the right of the lobby - handy when you don't want to venture into the centre. The restaurant opens from 4:30pm and closes at 10:00pm Monday-Thursday, 11:00pm on Friday-Saturday and 9:00pm on Sundays. We were unable to see the restaurant during our stay at the Fox as it was closed for refurbishment following severe flooding during the Cloud Burst storms in July.

    To know

    There is free Wi-fi through the hotel. The hotel, like many in the city, doesn't serve lunch or dinner but does have a breakfast bar. Every room is different ? the receptionist usually lets you select your room from those that are available. Avoid room 406 at all costs; the carpets are stained and the wallpaper is peeling off the walls. If you don't like the idea of a completely tiled room then avoid room 302 (this one also comes with chipped desk and bull's head mounted on the wall). Room 309 is also fairly tacky, so if you were thinking of a romantic weekend, forget it. Room 506 is ideal if you want to live out your Heidi fantasies, otherwise we advise that you try another room. The hotel is non-smoking.

    Hotel Fox is part of the Danish Brochner group, which also includes the Kong Arthur, Ibsen and Danmark.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Spa

      beauty salon, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The creative effort with regards to decor throughout the hotel.

    disadvantages

    • The worn down look of the hotel especially in the rooms.
    • Extremely noisy; on a busy road and the walls between rooms are thin.

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