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71 Nyhavn Hotel

71 Nyhavn

Copenhagen, Denmark

With an exceptional waterfront location in the Amalienborg area, 71 Nyhavn Hotel is an excellent base for exploring the city, just a short walk from many of Copenhagen’s major sights. Set in two brick buildings that were built in the early 1800s as merchant warehouses, the hotel retains much of its historic charm, with well-preserved original features like dark Pomeranian pine beams and brick façades that are almost entirely unchanged over two centuries.

The 130 rooms’ decor balances the buildings’ historic aspects with a casually elegant style that features white walls, wood trim, leather headboards and modern lines.

This is also the home of SEA by Kiin Kiin, a chic outpost of the Michelin-starred Kiin Kiin restaurant, nearby. In the mornings, you can sit down to a traditional Nordic breakfast and in the evenings, the restaurant becomes a popular spot for Southeast Asian cuisine.

OUR RATING: First Class

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OUR OPINION:

We love the historic charm and modern conveniences of this waterfront hotel, along with its excellent service and central location.

Rooms

Massive and gnarled pinewood beams, historic shutters and unusually angled walls and ceilings all hint at the hotel’s original incarnation as waterfront merchant warehouses. The interior decor, however, is thoroughly modern, with clean lines, bright-white walls and a masculine style that features blues, browns, bare wood and tufted leather.

There are 130 rooms and suites, split over the two buildings, and each is slightly different thanks to the buildings’ layout. They all have modern bathrooms and many boast views over the water. All rooms also have air conditioning and Wi-Fi.

Location

With its prime waterfront location on the Nyhavn canal, the hotel boasts an enviable position at the heart of the city. You’re mere steps from where boat tours depart, and a short stroll to sights like the Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen Opera House, Danish Royal Library and Round Tower.

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast features traditional Danish dishes.
  • SEA by Kiin Kiin offers a Southeast Asian menu for dinner as an outpost of the Michelin-starred Kiin Kiin.

Facilities and activities

  • Laundry service.
  • 24-hour concierge.
  • Room service.
  • Bicycle rental.
  • Babysitter.

Environmental and social responsibility

This hotel is not suitable for wheelchair users, due to the historic nature of the buildings.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Cooking class Smørrebrød
      Slicing rye bread

      Cooking class Smørrebrød

      Cooking class Smørrebrød

      Denmark’s signature dish is smørrebrød, open-faced sandwiches built on dark, chewy rye bread. Taking a class, in which you learn to make smørrebrød from a professional chef, can offer a glimpse into Danish culinary heritage, history and culture.

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    • Copenhagen bike tour
      Biker passing Copenhagen canal

      Copenhagen bike tour

      Copenhagen bike tour

      The best way to experience Copenhagen is like a local — on two wheels. This privately guided tour will lead you on a route that takes you past the Queen’s castle, through leafy parks, beside quiet canals, and along the renowned Bicycle Snake.

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    • Copenhagen harbour & canal tour
      Copenhagen canal

      Copenhagen harbour & canal tour

      Copenhagen harbour & canal tour

      Get a waterside view of the city on a private boat tour through Copenhagen’s canals. You’ll be able to relax as you glide past the city’s major sights, including the Amalienborg Royal Palace, and learn more about the city’s changing face.

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