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NH Collection Copenhagen, the hotel group’s first five-star hotel in the Danish capital, is housed in a historic harborfront building in Christianshavn, and is ideally situated for exploring the city.

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With sustainability a key focus of this property, its facade stones were cast from materials from the interior’s demolition and shaped to resembled the previous building, designed by architect Palle Suenson in the early 1960’s.

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Following an extensive three-year renovation, the hotel received gold certification from DGNB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen), Europe’s largest network for sustainable building — the first hotel in Denmark to achieve this status.

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With 394 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a bar, lounge area, state-of-the-art gym, and seven meeting rooms, the NH Collection Copenhagen offers something for all types of travellers, from business trips to family vacations.

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As you take the short escalator at the entrance, look to your left (and behind you above) to admire a couple of artworks by Danish artist Anna Bak, that complement the chic and modern lobby. The building has a maritime history and served as a former administration building for the Burmeister & Wain (B&W) shipyard, dating to 1846.

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The interior was designed by Swedish design firm Krook & Tjader while finishing touches were added by Spanish interior and architecture studio TBC (the team behind several NH Collection hotels such as NH Collection München Bavaria and NH Collection Amsterdam Flower Market).

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Rooms

The elegant rooms match the vibe of the hotel entrance and lobby, with warm off-white walls and brown quilted padding around the flatscreen TV as well as the standing closet.

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Sleek brass accents are smartly integrated throughout the room.

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Backlighting adds a bit of spark to the beige quilted headboard, containing two small reading lights, as well as European and USB outlets on each side of the comfortable king-sized bed. A framed black-and-white print holds court just above the mini bar and fridge, smartly tucked away in a cabinet.

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This space is well utilized with a counter holding a Nespresso machine, tea kettle, and drink-ware, with space on top for keys, maps, medicine, and other smaller items.

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Rooms include large openable windows to allow natural light and fresh air in; many rooms and suites sport stunning harbour views (mine looks out to the Knippelsbro (bridge) to the left, with a sweet view of the Church of Our Saviour and its instantly-recognizable spiral staircase tower to the right.

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A sleek, spacious bathroom with a walk-in rain shower and herringbone tiles complement the marble-tiled sink area with a large backlit circular mirror, lots of space for toiletries, plus a lighted make-up mirror off to the side.

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The brand’s own amenity line is wall-mounted here as well as in the shower. As with many hotels, small plastic bottles are being eliminated in favour of larger, refillable versions.

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Dining

In the morning, a range of breakfasts is offered, from full buffet to à la carte and kids menus. There are also vegetarian and gluten-free options available. For an informal vibe, spend some time at the bar, with a wine list curated by the hotel sommelier. Homemade snacks, light meals and tea time can also be found here.

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Next door, (separately owned) waterfront establishment Plates Restaurant features the culinary talent of Chef David Johansen, with a tasty, yet uncomplicated Nordic menu. This restaurant also offers views of the city’s landmark buildings and welcomes both guests and locals to dine from Monday to Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 pm.

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The hotel’s ROOF Bar and Lounge is open from April to September with sweeping city views to pair with a cocktail and tasty snacks.

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[Guest fitness center]

This hotel also shines with its stellar concierge service. Italian native Ugo is super helpful with local restaurant recommendations, and takes the time to help by pulling up online menus, booking reservations and offering Copenhagen sightseeing tips.

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In the Hood

This hotel is within walking distance to the Opera house, Royal Library, colourful houses lining Nyhavn, as well as shops, a supermarket, cafés and restaurants. Nearby water busses and the Christianshavn metro station (300 meters away) make the NH Collection Copenhagen an ideal base for touring the city.

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Also, bikes! Copenhagen is a cycle-friendly city and the hotel loans bikes to guests for 200 DKK per day, including a lock and helmet.

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Located at Strandgade 7, 1401 Copenhagen, the NH Collection Hotel Copenhagen is easy to reach by taxi (roughly 20 minutes from both Oceankaj cruise ship terminal and Copenhagen Airport), private car service (arrange with hotel’s guest relations), and metro.

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[Ever Mighty — Forever Transforming by Anna Bak, named after the last ship built by the shipyard on Refshaleøen]

Line M2 travels from the airport to Christianshavn station in about 20 minutes. Hotel parking is 350 DKK/day; there’s also an onsite EV charging station.

I was a guest of the NH Collection Hotel Copenhagen for the purpose of this feature. Opinions, as always, are my own.

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