Very good 7.2
Based on 26 reviews

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About this property


This economy class hotel, situated behind the Amalienborg Palace, is located close to the waterfront area. Guests will enjoy access to a myriad of stimulating cultural, historic, and tourist attractions, including the famous Little Mermaid statue, the Royal Danish Theatre, Citadel of Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens, and numerous restaurants. Shopping venues and markets are located within close proximity as well. The hotel boasts 117 modern rooms that are decorated with a distinctive Scandinavian theme, using dark colors and light hues to contrast the nature of Danish architecture. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, breakfast bar, and casual bar that serves a host of expertly crafted cocktails. The First Hotel Esplanaden is perfect for travelers that want accommodation that is close to local attractions and prime transport areas.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant(s)

Services and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service


  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Pets allowed
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When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 115 DKK
Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 1.0 Km
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 117
Room Voltage: 220
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Very good

based on 26 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.2
  • Location 8.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.9
  • Service 7.2
  • Value for money 7.1
  • Food/Dining 6.6
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Nantisa from Thailand
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013
Comfortable stay closed to the little mermaid.
The location was right in the middle between the little mermaid and the amalienbourg palace, the room was comfortable and staff were friendly.
Reviewed September 09, 2013

raffaele from Italy
Family with older children
Stayed 4 nights in August 2013
location; staff
comfortable, 10 minutes walking from town center, friendly staff, clean room, fair rates
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Alice from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013
great lication, very accessible
centrally located, clean, friendly staffs
great location, close to tourists spots and restaurants
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Yoke from Singapore
Superior Room
Stayed one night in May 2013
It is well located
quiet, good view & valued for money
First Hotel Esplanaden is well located at the fringe of the city with easy access. It is very near to the park, and is very quiet. Good for tourists & budgeted hotel for business stay. It provides coffee, tea & fruits all days, and the buffer breakfast is good.Highly recommended for tourists & budget concious business stay.
Reviewed May 18, 2013

jessica from China
Business traveler
Superior Room
Stayed 5 nights in April 2013
that's good
easy to park, clean, city center
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Jesper from Denmark
Superior Room
Stayed one night in February 2013
Centrally located
decent pricing
The hotel is very central, you get what you pay for. Nothing special, on the other hand - nice rooms at a decent price. Good quality for money.
Reviewed February 06, 2013

xiaobei from China
Solo traveler
Economy With Breakfast
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012
convinent, clean, good location
I spent 3 nights in this hotel. It is near by the Churchill park, the famous fountain and the little mermaid. The waiter does the cleaning every morning. The room is warm and comfortable. Since my mobile phone is power off, the waiter helped me to charge the battery, which make me really appreciate it! If I can have another chance to go to Copenhagen, I will choose this hotel definitely!
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Mark from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed one night in January 2011
Lovely, bright hotel in a great locations
Characterful top floor rooms, reasonably spacious and with stunning views
the staff went out of their way to be helpful allowing me a very late check-out, providing extra glasses and generally making my stay easy and enjoyable. the top floor room whilst having a rather odd-shaped shower area had a fantastic view and a sunny and interesting aspect. the ceiling work with exposed beams was rustic whilst otherwise having a clean and modern look to the room.
Reviewed February 03, 2011

Mark from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed one night in December 2010
Good location, nice, compact, basic hotel
Friendly staff, good location.
Hotels in Copenhagen are expensive. This is no exception.
The stay was fine. The attic room was quaint although small. Copenhagen is an expensive city for everything, including accommodation. It is hard not to feel a little cheated by the cost of things but aside from this, the hotel has little to let it down.
Reviewed December 17, 2010

Tracie from Australia
Stayed 3 nights in March 2010
Comfort in Copenhagen
This hotel is a gem, it is an affordable option in a city that is exorbitantly priced. Rooms are comfortable and warm, plenty of hot water, flat screen tv. Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Positioned a 5min walk from Nyhaven.
Only con is that the hotel corridors could do with a lick of paint, they looked a little shabby. Also the breakfast option felt overpriced, but perhaps that is because we were traveling on a budget.
Our room was great value for money, cosy with a couple of chairs and small table, flat screen tv with english lanuage channels. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. You can sit around in the lobby and have free tea and coffee which was appreciated in cold weather. A short walk to Nyhaven (4min) but a bit of a hike into the train station. Opposite a park which is handy if you are a jogger.
Reviewed March 30, 2010


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