The 16 Best Hotels in Indre By, Copenhagen

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Indre By is Copenhagen’s inner city — that’s the direct translation, but it’s also the historic heart of town, the bit between the city’s two bodies of water, the inner harbour and the lakes. This is where you’ll find the palaces; the much photographed old port district, Nyhavn; the Tivoli Gardens; many of the art galleries and museums, including the Design Museum; and the best shopping. So the hotels in Indre By are ideal if you want a base that allows you to see the city on foot, or see the city views from your room. Being a central part of a city known for its design, Indre By is packed with beautifully designed hotels in a range of styles and price, and into our list of recommendations for the best hotels in Indre By our Gurus have slipped some of top notch luxury options and chic design hotels. There are also some great value hotels in Indre By, and some of the best family hotels in the city.

For Copenhagen Views

Nyhavn 71

  • Overlooking the dockyard at Nyhaven — which is one of Copenhagen’s classic views, Nyhaven 71, has been stylishly converted from a brick warehouse, and looks all brick industrial cool outside and all chic Danish design inside. There’s a great restaurant, you’re surrounded by other places to eat and drink, and walking distance from all the major sights. There are 150 rooms and suites, and it’s worth looking into the larger room sizes, as they have the best views.

For Copenhagen Cool

Hotel Herman K

  • The Socialist is wonderfully architectural looking, 31 room hotel. The unusual, dark coloured exterior is carried through into the lounge, bar and Nordic restaurant, but the rooms and suites are decorated in white and soft greys, with accents of brushed concrete and marble, minimalist furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Hip SP34 is a boutique hotel in the Latin Quarter, with stylish rooms and suites in a range of sizes, and a fantastic penthouse with incredible views. The decor is neutral, but with edge; think unexpected art and details that add comfort and interest. This is a great city base for families too.

For Danish Design

Hotel Sanders

  • If you’re a fan of Danish design then the Hotel Sanders is one to consider. This 54 room hotel is perfectly positioned AND turned out, with a myriad of beautiful furnishing details, and a charming roof terrace bar known for its cocktails. The bistro restaurant downstairs is popular wth locals too.
  • The Hotel Danmark is ideal for anyone visiting Copenhagen to appreciate beautiful Danish design. Its 89 rooms and suites are carefully planned out to maximise the sense of space, but also to display stylish pieces of furniture — from the compact doubles to the big suites. There’s a rooftop cocktail bar with great city views and a chic but comfortable restaurant.

For Luxury


  • The d'Angleterre is a wonderful luxurious grand hotel converted from a former palace, with 90 beautiful rooms and suites. The facade indicates the luxurious interiors, and you should expect chandeliers, silk furnishings, huge marble bathrooms and plush details in the rooms, and an air of warm opulence in the Michelin-starred restaurant and champagne bar. There’s an excellent spa and a pool and gym as well.
  • Nobis Copenhagen is a hotel as grand as a palace, perfectly positioned in the heart of Copenhagen. There are 75 rooms and suites, featuring some of the original grand palace-y features, but updates with minimalist furniture and block colours. The French Nordic fusion restaurant is elegant and fabulous, as are the bar and spa.

For Fun

CitizenM Radhuspladsen

  • The CitizenM Radhuspladsen has all the perks and hallmarks of your classic CitizenM: the pod bathrooms with coloured lighting you can control, the huge windows and beds, and the large and funky communal spaces. But this time with more Danish art. The views are really good too.
  • Ibsens Hotel is central, cool and comfortable, close to the Tivoli Gardens, in the colourful Nansengade neighbourhood — which is great for transport links, bars and restaurants.

For Foodies

Nimb Hotel

  • The Nimb Hotel looks like a Moorish Palace, especially when it’s all lit up on an evening, and standing elegantly amongst the hubbub of lights in the Tivoli Gardens. The outside looks like a fairytale, but inside it’s smart and sophisticated, with cool neutrals and opulent contemporary accents. Its three dining options will not disappoint either.

For Couples

Hotel Kong Arthur

  • Hotel Kong Arthur, situated close to the peaceful Copenhagen Lakes, was converted from a grand building at the end of a secured cobbled alley. The 155 rooms and suites are all individually decorated with Danish design pieces and antiques, and there’s a very memorable conservatory dining room, and a cosy sitting room. There’s also a spa.

For Families

The Hotel Skt PetriSKT. PETRI

  • Perfectly positioned for exploring the city because it was once a department store, the Hotel Skt Petri is a well priced luxury hotel with 288 rooms and suites. The accommodation is large, bright and airy, with a selection of room sizes that offer something to everyone. The buffet breakfast is highly recommended, the restaurant serves Nordic cuisine, there’s a garden courtyard, and the bar has an impressive range of microbrew beers.
  • The Scandic Palace Hotel is a striking and historic building close to city hall and the Tivoli Gardens. And ideal if you ever worry about losing your way. Inside, the 169 rooms and suites are light, comfortable and unfussy.

For a Bit More Space

Manon Les Suites

  • The Manon Les Suites is a collection of 80 rooms and suites arranged around a central, rectangular, indoor landscaped jungle pool. The shimmering blue green tiles and hanging trellises of plants are unexpected but extremely pleasant, as is the rooftop courtyard and bar with a view. The rooms are designed with both style and comfort in mind.

For Great Value

Copenhagen Strand Hotel

  • The Copenhagen Strand Hotel is wonderfully positioned on the water, just around the corner from beautiful Nyhavn and the Opera House, and across the water from cool Christiania. You’re within a short stroll from everything. In addition to the water views, these 174 rooms and suites are styled to Scandinavian perfection, with pale blue and neutral shades and lots of exposed wood. There’s no restaurant but there is a cafe and they offer breakfast.
  • The Hotel Alexandra is packed with wonderful Danish furniture and art, though each of the 61 rooms and suites are different! The result is sophisticated but fun, and that feeling runs through to the cool bar, library and excellent restaurant. The location is within a stroll of many highlights too.

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    • The Socialist, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel Copenhagen 31 rooms from £374

      Learning  -  The hotel has a wide range of contemporary art on loan from a nearby gallery, if anything catches your eye it is mostly for sale
      City Style  -  A grown-up and stylish property featuring industrial chic interoirs, a fantastic range of modern art and a vibey cocktail bar.
      Sights nearby  -  Take a stroll down to nearby Christiansborg Palace, spectacular spot on the little island of Slotsholmen.
      Restaurant  -  Bobo Food Studio is open round the clock and overseen by a former head chef from Noma and Maze
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      A contemporary hotel boasting a very central location. Smart rooms are decorated in soft greys and stark white with minimalist furniture and large floor to ceiling windows. A trendy cocktail bar and exemplary Nordic restaurant make this an attractive choice. See More

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    • Hotel Skt Petri Copenhagen 288 rooms from £251

      City Style  -  Wonderfully located in downtown Copenhagen, with interior colour schemes by renowned Danish graphic artist Per Arnoldi.
      Learning  -  Half an hour walk away is Banja Rathnov a hidden gem of a gallery that comes well recommended by the hotel.
      Designer Shopping  -  Baum und Pferdgarten is a quintessentially Danish fashion brand situated just 5 minutes from the hotel.
      Great walks  -  Superkilen is an urban park designed by some of Denmark's leading architects. A must visit.
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      Recommended by  -  Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Fodors, Tablet

      This perfectly located, reasonably priced, luxury hotel is a favourite in Copenhagen. Rooms are bright and airy with Jensen beds. A stand out buffet breakfast and an excellent range of microbrewed beers are offered. Business people, families and couples will all feel at home here. A slick choice. See More

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    • Hotel Sanders Copenhagen 54 rooms from £314

      City Style  -  This cool and collected hotel has taken Copenhangen by storm, the perfect city break for the modern traveller
      Total relaxation  -  Cocktails on the rooftop, gourmet cuisine downstairs and an in room massage- what could be better!
      Romantic Break  -  An elegant and atmospheric hotel, ideal for a chic getaway for two
      Sights nearby  -  Within walking distance of the main attractions of the city, as well as plenty of bars and restaurants
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      An effortlessly elegant boutique in the heart of Copenhagen. With soft furnishings, neutral tones and fine attention to detail, each room comes with its own charms. The roof terrace serves knockout cocktails, while downstairs the bistro style restaurant never fails to impress. A timeless classic. See More

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    • Copenhagen Strand Hotel Copenhagen 174 rooms from £130

      Museums  -  Visit Museum Island and view the exhibitions in Tøjhusmuseet, the Theatre Museum or the Thorvaldsen Museum, to name a few.
      Local exploring  -  Location is everything at this waterfront hotel, within easy reach of Nyhavn, Christiansborg, Strøget and Amalienborg
      Sights nearby  -  Admire the architecture of Christian IV’s Brewery, one of Copenhagen's oldest buildings.
      Cycling  -  Hire a bike and head over the cycle bridge that leads to Christianshavn.
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      A chic waterfront property boasting an excellent central location. Rooms are typically Scandinavian in style with pale blue tones, wooden floors and plenty of light. Danish breakfasts are served in the stylish breakfast room and many of the city's main attractions are just a stroll away. See More

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    • d'Angleterre Copenhagen 90 rooms from £560

      Families  -  Every child is given a Lego toy at check in, and extra kids beds are set up in an in room tent complete with duck soft-toy.
      City Style  -  Set in a former palace, with views of many of the city's sights from the roof terrace, this is a luxurious choice.
      Foodies  -  Do not missed the Michelin starred restaurant Marchal which champions classic French cuisine
      Great walks  -  Take an evening walk from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse.
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      Stunning 5* city hotel. Elegant rooms have chandeliers, silk furnishings, enormous marble bathrooms and contemporary touches. Full spa, indoor pool and gym. Sublime cuisine in Michelin-starred restaurant, and opulent champagne bar. Luxurious, plush and exclusive. See More

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    • Nyhavn 71 Copenhagen 150 rooms from £256

      Local exploring  -  Overlooking the Nyhavn dockyard, and walkable to many of the city's finest sights, this designer hotel is ideal for exploring.
      Sights nearby  -  Nip around the corner to Amalienborg, the queen´s official residence, designed by the architect Nicolai Eigtved in the 1750s.
      Designer Shopping  -  Strøget, Copenhagen’s main shopping street, is 650 metres away and is filled with local and international fashion brands.
      Foodies  -  The fabulously innovative SEA by Kiin Kiin (of the Michelin-starred Kiin Kiin) serves up unbeatable southeast Asian dishes.
      Recommended by  -  Fodors

      Designer hotel in converted warehouse. Rooms feature wooden beam ceilings, contemporary furniture, artworks and leather furniture. Excellent restaurant offering international cuisine. Slick and chic, although standard room size means it is worth upgrading to two-floor suite. See More

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    • Hotel Danmark Copenhagen 89 rooms from £159

      City Style  -  An upscale boutique offering carefully curated interiors — minimlaist vibes with just enough design flare to keep us guessing.
      Hotel Entertainment  -  The rooftop terrace is a must for guests and locals alike — filled with potted plants, comfy seats and DJs through the summer
      Groups  -  There are two bunk dorms which offer multiple beds, reasonable prices and the same effortless style that defines the hotel.
      Great walks  -  Wander through the local area and admire the half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.
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      A chic hotel offering easy access to the city and smart design. Rooms range from compact doubles to luxurious suites. There's the option of sleek bunk rooms too for those on a budget. A trendy rooftop bar serves cocktails to guests and locals and has superb city views. See More

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    • Scandic Palace Hotel Copenhagen 169 rooms from £169

      Retro/Vintage  -  Designed by architect Anton Rosen in 1910, it was seen as ahead of its time, though it is now a protected monument
      Local exploring  -  The hotel is a city-centre landmark in itself — perfect for exploring the sights and sounds of Copenhagen
      Sights nearby  -  Dive into a world of fantasy and magic at the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy-Tale House, right beside the hotel.
      Great walks  -  Just a five minute walk brings you to Tivoli Gardens, an ideal spot for a relaxed afternoon walk.
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      Set in a historic building near the city hall, Scandic Palace Hotel is ideally placed for a trip to Copenhagen. The rooms are comfortable and light with fashionable furnishings. Downstairs, the restaurant serves Nordic cuisine and the hotel's atmospheric bar is a great place to enjoy a cocktail. See More

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    • SP34 Copenhagen 118 rooms from £181

      City Style  -  Leading the pack, the hotel is frequented by creatives and artists drawn by the pared-down Nordic style and vibrant social scene
      Close to nightlife  -  Friday nights are when this place comes alive, with live DJ sets and free concerts and a trendy crowd of locals
      Hotel Entertainment  -  The small in house cinema offers a cosy screening and the lobby bar has a wine hour every evening from 5pm.
      Foodies  -  With three distinct and excellent restaurants, a rooftop bar and a port collection that is hard to rival.

      A wonderful boutique hotel in Copenhagen's funky Latin Quarter. Stylish rooms, suites, and a penthouse in muted natural colours with all the mod cons. Two restaurants, four bars and a roof top terrace. A characterful choice with plenty to do for couples and families. See More

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    • CitizenM Radhuspladsen Copenhagen 238 rooms from £169

      City Style  -  A stylish arty central base great for shopping and sightseeing. Kick back with a book in the airy lounge or cocktail at the bar.
      Sights nearby  -  A 20 minute walk will take you to Christiansborg Palace, a palace and government building on the islet of Slotsholmen.
      Museums  -  Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is within a short walk of the hotel, home to the private art collection of Carl Jacobsen.
      Designer Shopping  -  There is something for everyone and every budget on Strøget with both high-street and high-end shopping.
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      A modern and quirky central hotel featuring murals and artwork by established Danish artists. The jazzy open-plan lobby is the real focal point, with a multitude of comfy bright sofas, statement lamps and carpets, and a hip bar. Rooms boast enormous beds and great views. A hip and buzzing base! See More

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    • Hotel Alexandra Copenhagen 61 rooms from £152

      City Style  -  A passion for Danish designers of the chair is reflected in the meticulously crafted rooms, each paying homage to one the greats
      Sights nearby  -  Just steps from Rådhuspladsen, aka City Hall Square, where many of the city's events, demonstrations & celebrations take place
      Local exploring  -  The hotel has custom made a guidebook of a curated selection of bookshops, & another for nightlife, restaurants, flea markets
      Other Activities  -  Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen's famed amusement park and pleasure gardens are just around the corner and a must see.
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet

      A funky boutique hotel which pays homage to Danish design throughout. Eclectic rooms and suites are sophisticated yet fun. Trendy bar and library, excellent restaurant, and walking distance to all the main attractions and shopping areas. City style the Danish way. See More

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    • Manon Les Suites Copenhagen 80 rooms from £244

      Hotel Entertainment  -  You may find it hard to leave the hotel — take a dive in the central pool or lounge amognst the pots of herbs on the roof.
      City Style  -  Boasting stylish suites, a courtyard pool and rooftop terrace this is a hit with the young and fashionable.
      Local markets  -  Sample the wares at the food stalls in Torvehallerne, a covered market filled with local produce and food.
      Great walks  -  You are spoilt for choice — head off and admire the scenic lakes, or take a wander to Ørstedsparken.
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      A vibrant hotel boasting the most instagramable atrium in Copenhagen. Centred around a rainforest-esq courtyard pool complete with dangling fish lanterns. Contemporary suites feature large expanses of glass opening out onto great city views and the atmospheric rooftop terrace is hit with locals. See More

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    • Ibsens hotel Copenhagen 118 rooms from £135

      Local markets  -  Close to the famed Torvehallerne food hall, an urban covered marketplace featuring stalls with local produce and gourmet food.
      Great walks  -  Just a 15 minute walk to the Botanical Gardens, famed for its extensive complex of historical glasshouses dating from 1874.
      City Style  -  Highlighting local talent with interiors featuring fabrics and sculptures by designers Krestine Kjaerholm and Pia Hutters.
      Museums  -  A short walk takes you to the National Gallery, home to an expansive collection of art spanning seven centuries.
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      Recommended by  -  I Escape

      Amazing value for a funky no-frills boutique hotel in vibrant Nansengade neighbourhood. With a focus on local talent you will find unique interiors and a community feel. There are 3 excellent restaurants tied to the hotel and the excellent breakfast is mostly organic, seasonal and local. See More

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    • Hotel Kong Arthur Copenhagen 155 rooms from £141

      Great walks  -  If you are looking for an injection of greenery both Ørstedsparken and the Botanical Gardens are within a 10 minute walk.
      City Style  -  Located around a central courtyard, with plenty of light and space, potted plants, chic furnishings and design features.
      Local markets  -  Right behind the hotel is the trendy Nansensgade area, filled with independent shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.
      Spa breaks  -  The in house Ni'Mat Spa is uber indulgent — spa treatments, massage, facials and an oriental water temple
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      A grand building set on a secluded cobblestoned alley, near the peaceful Copenhagen lakes. The hotel has a cosy sitting room with fireplace and airy conservatory dining area. Bedrooms are uniquely decorated and featuring chic Danish design. A great spot with three fine restaurants. See More

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    • Nimb Hotel Copenhagen 17 rooms from £326

      City Style  -  An ultra chic Arabian fantasy castle, nestled in the lovely Tivoli Gardens, with glass chandeliers and Øland granite stonework.
      Foodies  -  From Nimb Brasserie to Fru Nimb and Nimb Terrasse this hotel has a multitude of fantastic dining (and drinking) options.
      Sights nearby  -  Edvard Eriksen’s diminutive Little Mermaid statue can be viewed from Langelinie promenade, a twenty minute cycle from the hotel.
      Great walks  -  Stroll around the ajoining Tivoli Gardens, these historic gardens date back to 1843.
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel, Mr & Mrs Smith

      Early 20th-century Moorish-inspired palace becomes a sleek new design hotel. The exteriors carry a fairytale appeal, but the inside is all smart sophistication with antiques, warm wood floors and bold modern pieces. Sumptuous bedrooms and gastronomic feasts in all of the great restaurants. See More

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    • Nobis Copenhagen Copenhagen (København V) 75 rooms from £453

      Local exploring  -  A luxurious base ideally placed in the centre of the city just opposite the Tivoli Gardens, you couldn't pick a better spot.
      City Style  -  A tour de force in Nordic design — marble, wood and poured concrete mix with textured fabrics and funky light fixtures
      Great walks  -  Make the most of your prime location and take a stroll through the scenic Tivoli Gardens.
      Restaurant  -  NOI Restaurant presents dishes which are influenced by cuisines from around Europe
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Design Hotels

      A grand hotel set in the heart of the city. Expect Scandi design at its finest in this luxurious property. Rooms feature high ceilings, block colouring and minimalist furniture. A fabulous restaurant serves a fusion of Nordic and French cuisine, there's an elegant bar and a small spa too. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 4th May 2022