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Hotel Scandic Palace Hotel 4 star
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The 4-star Palace is Hotel located right on Radhuspladsen opposite the town hall and it is a Scandic Hotels property. The hotel is an Art Nouveau landmark in the city and is a listed building. It is immediately recognisable due to its original brick tower and its grand facade. The building dates back to 1908; its history is what gives it its charm, despite the newly refurbished contemporary rooms. The Palace is the most upmarket Scandic property and is a good all-rounder. It is ideal for a range of clientele, from couples looking to have a romantic weekend away to groups of families.

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    Location 7.72 /10

    The hotel is located right on the main square next to the Town Hall. It is a 5 minute walk to Central Station and to Tivoli Gardens, with most of the city centre accessible on foot. The surrounding area can be quite hectic, especially at the moment as there are works going on in the nearby square (July 2011).

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    There are 161 rooms divided into five categories: superior, superior plus, Scandic plus and suite. If you don't like the idea of the Scandinavian two single beds put together along with the two separate single duvets, the good thing about the standard rooms here, is that you can request to have a real double bed with a double duvet. Standard rooms range in size, from 15-22m but are equipped with all the expected mod-cons like a flat-screen television, safe and complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities. Superior rooms are between 21-28m with a king size bed. Superior Plus rooms are bigger at 28-33m; some also have a private balcony overlooking the square. Scandic Plus rooms are on the small side at 22-28m but guests get a bathrobe, shower products by Face Stockholm and an espresso machine. The decor stay the same in every room, but colours vary between red, blue, purple and brown for the suites, which range between 49 and 58m. The suites sleep four people and have all have a balcony overlooking the square. The rooms cannot be the same size, despite being from the same category as the building is listed and therefore the interior structure cannot be altered to make each room look the same; this is also what makes up part of the hotel's charm.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    Upon entering the lobby, the atmosphere feels more like that of an old cinema or theatre, which is what the hotel used to be at some point in its century-ling history. The reception is straight up ahead and two staircases go off at either side up to the rooms. On the ground floor you'll find the restaurant and bar, which are pleasant places to spend time in. The hotel doesn't feel as cosy or intimate as a small boutique hotel; but it's a good option if you like being left to yourself, without staff intruding. The hotel originally opened in 1908 and has been a hotel ever since. It was taken over by the Scandic brand in 2009, when it underwent a complete renovation. You will find lots of original details, which give the hotel its particular charm, something a new-build hotel lacks. The details are dotted throughout the hotel, like the gold leaf reliefs that run along the walls up the staircase to the rooms. Overall the hotel has a pleasant andrelaxing atmopshere. The rooms are pleasant despite the small standards and superior plus rooms.

    The most interesting aspect of the hotel is its 'four side' structure corresponding to the light at every quarter of a 24-hour day: morning, day, evening, night. That way guests can request a room according to the light of day they prefer.

    Otherwise, in term of facilities, there is a gym, open 24 hours and free for guests.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    The hotel restaurant was the centre piece of the renovation - and the main surprise too - as builders stumbled upon the hotel's original columns unexpectedly. They were hidden behind a plywood wall and hadn't been seen for almost half a century. Today, the large circular marble columns have been restored to their former glory, along with the ceiling, which surprisingly enough was covered by a false ceiling. Scandic has also spruced up the 50s style dining hall with contemporary touches like the deep red wall to the back of the hall and the black and white checked dining chairs. The room design looks very simple from the images, but due to the height of the ceiling and the size of the bay windows, the room has a rather grand aspect. Elizabethan portraits hang on the walls to remind of the hotel's poque. The menu is the same at all Scandic hotels and comprises of Mediterranean/French and Danish dishes. Opening times: Breakfast: Mon-Fri 06:30-10:00am, Sat-Sun 07:30-10:00am; lunch: Mon-Sat 12:00-2:00pm; dinner: Mon-Sun 5:00-10.00pm. The hotel bar is open throughout the day but really comes alive at night when the candles are lit - the hushed atmosphere makes the bar a cosy place to stop for a pre pr post dinner drinks. Room service runs at the same time as the main restaurant's kitchen (see the times above).

    To know

    There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. All Scandic hotels aim to have family facilities (with the exception of Scandic Front in Nyhavn), which include games and films. There are more activities during high season. There is a playroom for young children with a range of toys and games. This hotel is also equipped for people with special needs - for full details, see the Scandic website.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, Turkish bath, keep fit, spa

    • Sports equipment

      fitness, gym, aerobics

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The four-sided hotel structure corresponding to the light throughout the day.
    • The beautiful building and original details.
    • Stylish and spacious rooms.
    • Location.
    • The hotel caters for families.

    disadvantages

    • The cardboard point-of-sale displays all over the corridor bring down the atmosphere of the hotel.

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    • Overall Score -/10
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