Hotel Kong Arthur Copenhagen Review

Are you looking for a boutique hotel that is centrally located in Copenhagen, Denmark? My Hotel Kong Arthur Copenhagen review will give you an honest, behind-the-scenes impression from a hotel expert’s perspective. The Hotel Kong Arthur is operated by 3 detail-oriented women, and it shows. From the welcoming, casual check-in, to the comfortable Danish furniture, you’ll feel like you are staying in your home; if you like grand homes.

Five-story Hotel Kong Arthur Copenhagen as seen from Pebling Lake in Denmark. Hotel exterior reflects 1882 Neoclassical architectural style. Large glass windows on every floor. Two swan boats drift by on the water.

Located in the vibrant Nansensgade Quarter, this historic hotel is centered in the heart of Copenhagen. Swan boats glide on the sparkling water of Peblinge Lake, across from Hotel Kong Arthur. Yet you are an easy 20-minute walk to the hotel from Copenhagen Central train station. The hotel is also easily accessible from Copenhagen International Airport.

Hotel Kong Arthur lobby with parquet wood floor and white painted walls. Two large potted fig trees sit on either side of the hotel lobby. Four dark brown chairs of Danish design, surround a small, circular wood table. A white candle is on the table. A large beige, cloth sofa is behind the 4 chairs. Sofa and 2 additional chairs are on top of olive-colored, square area rug. Three small, square orange, yellow and red paintings are on the back, white wall.

We arrived via the express SJ train from Stockholm, Sweden. During “Cozy Hour” the USA’s version of Happy Hour, we met another couple fresh off the airplane from Las Vegas, Nevada. It seems that Hotel Kong Arthur is no longer Copenhagen’s best kept secret hotel. Don’t get me wrong, the hotel is located where the Copenhageners want to gather, as well. In fact, the lobby felt like a mini United Nations gathering. So many foreign languages were buzzing in the air.

Lobby bar at Hotel Kong Arthur has Danish-designed wooden furniture. Four wood chairs surround two small, oval teak wood tables. One table holds white candle, other table has dark, metal tray with white cylinder candle and small green succulent plant. Dark granite countertop for bar area has six Danish designed wooden bar stools below counter. Alcohol bottles line the two glass shelves behind the bar.

What makes Hotel Kong Arthur unique?

Opened as a hotel in 1982, Hotel Kong Arthur’s building dates back to 1882. Formerly serving as a boy’s home in the 1800’s, the apprentice residence has expanded from 50 rooms to 215 rooms and suites. The historic 4-star hotel encompasses 5 wings, all with unique rooms. Kong Arthur 1 has 5 floors. While the oldest part of the property, it has recently been renovated. Kong Arthur 2 has 3 floors, Kong Arthur 3 has 2 floors, Kong Arthur 4, features 4 floors and Kong Arthur 5 has 5 floors.

Hotel Kong Arthur patio sits in the courtyard of the Copenhagen hotel. Circular small bistro-style tables are situated in the courtyard with black wicker chairs for hotel guests to relax or eat breakfast outdoors. Potted trees are situated throughout the courtyard.

We stayed in building 1 on the third floor. As noted, Hotel Kong Arthur in Copenhagen was recently renovated. Our Junior Suite, room #318, was light-filled and large, yet cozy. I’m not an expert in Hygge, the Danish word for coziness, but I found our room Hygge. My husband and I felt at home here during our 3-night stay.

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Hotel Kong Arthur Junior suite with parquet wood flooring. King bed with four white pillows and two cotton duvets on bed. Blue cloth Danish-designed sofa, wood, oval teak table is next to blue cloth with teak wood chair of Danish design. Seven framed art pieces are above the king bed. A small, rectangular-shaped area rug is under the bed.

What are the Copenhagen hotel rooms like?

We loved our king bed with cozy duvets, comfortable pillows and mattress and peaceful courtyard view. We recently stayed in a Best Western Signature Collection hotel in Stockholm, Sweden and were supplied with robes and slippers. You’ll need to splurge for a suite to receive a robe and slippers at Hotel Kong Arthur.

Our hotel room included a desk and chair, as well as a sofa bed, table and chair. The full-size closet included a mini fridge, with boxed water available for purchase, as well as an in-room safe. An electric kettle was available for instant coffee and Emeyu tea. Why have Nescafe coffee when you can drink fresh-brewed CleverCoffee from the breakfast restaurant? More about the Nordic breakfast below.

All rooms included a shower, bathtub or Jacuzzi. Our room included a walk-in shower with waterfall shower head, as well as a handheld wand. Toiletries included organic Nordic Amber lotion, as well as Nordic Amber shampoo and conditioner. Bath products were available for purchase at reception.

New Nordic breakfast buffet at Hotel Kong Arthur. The stainless steel counter top holds wooden platters of Danish soft and hard cheeses, as well as plates of ham and turkey slices. Further down are two containers of jam with small paper cups to hold individual servings of jam. Two water spigets pour ice water and sparkling water from the taps. The counter continues with small containers of overnight oats and platters of fresh fruit. A male hotel guest surveys the breakfast buffet offerings.

Hotel Kong Arthur Nordic dining

Every afternoon, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Hotel Kong Arthur invites hotel guests for a glass of beer, wine, or my personal favorite, fresh apple juice! The Copenhageners call this Cozy Hour. I’m told that some evenings offer live music. On our visit, we enjoyed lively conversations with other hotel guests.

If you follow my hotel reviews, you know that my husband and I love a bountiful gourmet breakfast. The new Nordic breakfast at Hotel Kong Arthur is made with select ingredients, reflecting the flavors from the local region. The Danish bread is fabulous, and the juice is made from seasonal fruits. You won’t miss orange juice once you’ve tasted the Scandinavian apple juice!

My husband enjoyed the charcuterie and cheeses, supplied from sustainable, organic farms. I, on the other hand, preferred the organic yogurt with house made granola and the overnight oats with fresh fruit. I confess that I pocketed more than one chocolate wafer to enjoy later on a walk through downtown Copenhagen.

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The New Nordic breakfast is an additional fee that may be purchased in advance as a package, or added to your hotel stay.

Hotel Kong Arthur has a lobby bar, offering well-known cocktails with Nordic spirits, as well as wine and beer. Additionally, the hotel has 3 restaurants; Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

Rates at Hotel Kong Arthur in Copenhagen range from $180 – $550, depending on the time of year and room category. WiFi is complimentary. Parking is self-park and costs DKK 295. Check current rates on the hotel website. The hotel also offers 1 electric car charging station.

Hotel check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Be sure to ask for the hotel’s little guidebook for an insider’s guide to Copenhagen. The hotel is not pet-friendly.

Ni'Mat Spa, inside Hotel Kong Arthur Copenhagen, has Asian decor. Antique wooden armoire is reception desk. Behind desk is butterfly wallpaper pattern. Buddha head status rests by window, next to front door street entrance. Bamboo light fixture hangs by front door to spa entrance.

Things to see and do in Copenhagen, Denmark

The hotel is located in the Norrebro neighborhood, brimming with restaurants, cafes and market halls. Torvehallerne food hall is a short walk from Hotel Kong Arthur. We bought food to-go here one afternoon and dined like kings and queens in the hotel courtyard. Perhaps that’s because we visited Rosenborg Castle earlier in the day?

A Nyhaven canal tour is a must-do. On our June visit, advance tickets were not necessary for the 1-hour boat tour. We also enjoyed our time at the Botanical Garden.

I did not try Hotel Kong Arthur’s Ni’mat Spa. Perhaps if we return to visit Ibsens Hotel, I’ll have a chance to report on the spa.

Hotel Kong Arthur +45 33457700 contact@arthurhotels.dk

Norre Sogade 11

1370 Copenhagen Denmark

Hotel Kong Arthur Copenhagen hotel review, YouTube video and all photography by Pacific Northwest travel writer Nancy D. Brown.