Hotel Alternatives in Copenhagen

Hotels, Kid Friendly — By Jane Graham on November 25, 2011 at 10:17 am

The usual ingredient in any vacation package, a hotel isn’t an essential one. Whether you’re part of a family hunting out sufficient beds for all three kids at affordable rates or simply find an overpriced hotel room cramps your style, there are alternatives—even in big cities like Copenhagen.

Copenhagen has several apartment hotels, ranging from the cheap (Hotel 9 Små Hjem) to the luxurious (Adina Apartment Hotel); while modern complex Charlottehaven Serviced Apartments is ideal for long stays and caters mainly for business travelers. Agency Apartment in Copenhagen offers various options, or Copenhagen Visitor Centre can help: But for those looking for more offbeat lodging, here are a couple more suggestions.

Bellahøj Camping

This small campsite is still in the city limits, a 15 minute bus ride north of Copenhagen’s inner city—or you can cycle downtown if you wish, as bike rental is available on site. In addition to tent pitching facilities there are also two and four-person cabins and caravans available to hire on a daily basis. The view of the nearby high rises is nothing to shout about, but offbeat neighborhood Nørrebro is only 15 minutes by bike. The campsite is open from June to August only.

Sankt Helene

If you’re part of an extended family get-together yet still crave your own independence, a holiday complex is ideal. An hours’ drive from Copenhagen on the north Zealand coast, Sankt Helene is environmentally-friendly and geared for families in particular. A far cry from the old-fashioned English stereotype of a ‘holiday camp’, Sankt Helene is modern and thoroughly Scandinavian in outlook. You can choose to rough it or live in luxury, with basic cabins, luxury apartments and hostel accommodation as well as the option of breakfast and half-board.

Image courtesy of Sankt Helene Holiday Complex.

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