1051 Copenhagen, Denmark
Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn
tel: +45 3313 0370
fax: +45 3315 8570
solarium, internet-available, handicap-accessible, tv-in-room
A former sailors' mission (Sømandshjem
is Danish for seamans' home) harking back to Nyhavn's
past as a lively quarter of rowdy drinking dens and tattoo parlors, Hotel Bethel offers surprisingly comfortable (if a little plain) accommodation in its 30 simply-furnished single, double and family-sized rooms, with rates at DKK 845 for a double. All rooms have en-suite bath, TV, telephone and the option of paying for wireless internet connection—or using the guest PC in the reception area. Bethel is located on the other side of Nyhavn Canal from its many cafes and restaurants—the side known often as the 'quiet' one. The hotel is still frequented by sailors (they get a 10% discount), and the courtyard houses a 'secret' sailors' chapel—the only one in Denmark—where services are still held from time to time. The reception is open late and while there's no breakfast, free tea and coffee is available at all times.