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Sunday, 17 March 2019

Review of Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen

Copenhagen, what a beauty you are. I had planned to take a trip to the Danish capital ever since reading 'the little book of hygge', when I fell head over heels for the Danish way of life. I was kindly invited to review the Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen for our trip in February.

Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen

This is a collaboration with Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen. Two nights B&B 
were complimentary. We paid for one night at a discounted press rate.

It was important for our hotel to be affordable enough for us to have plenty of money to spend on lots of delicious Danish food, but also nice and cosy for us to get that taste of hygge we'd been craving. Ibsens Hotel definitely ticked those boxes! From arrival until check out, the service was consistently excellent. We had a speedy check in before making our way to our room on the third floor.

Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen - front entrance

For this review, we stayed at Ibsens hotel for three nights in a 'medium' room including breakfast. You can see all the room types on the hotel website. Three nights was the ideal length of time to spend in the city as we really felt we ticked everything off that we wanted to see. 

If you are planning a visit then I'd recommend reading my guide to visiting Copenhagen on a budget for lots of money saving tips and ideas for things to do.

I was pleased to see nice hygge touches with various lamps dotted around the room. We had a nice welcome pack and a card inviting us to join the staff running club at 6.30am each morning. Whilst we didn't join this (I only like to see 6.30 if I have a plane to catch!) I thought it was such a nice touch. I had read that the locals love being part of various clubs, so it made me smile to see this.

Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen - room

The room at Ibsens Hotel had everything we needed but it was quite basic, which is absolutely fine as we were happy with a no-frills base. The room didn't have tea and coffee making facilities or a mini-fridge, which would have been nice, but this is reflected in the price.

The bathroom was large with a powerful shower and plenty of room to get ready. Nordic toiletries were a nice touch and they smelt amazing! I promise I am happy in the reflection in the mirror, this is my blogger photo concentration shot, i.e., how quickly can I get these photos before we mess up the room?

Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen - minimalist bathroom


Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen - Nordic toiletries

I was eager to check out the view from the room at Ibsens, but it was dark when we arrived, so I saved this until the next day. It was worth the wait. 

If you follow my Instagram you will know I am obsessed with colourful houses. We had such a nice view of these beautiful Danish houses on our street! I really enjoyed watching the world go by whilst enjoying a nice glass of wine by the window.


I had read really good reviews of the breakfast at Ibsens Hotel and it's my favourite part of a hotel stay so we were up nice and early (although not quite running club early), to see what was on offer.

This was by far the highlight of our stay and I loved trying local food. Breakfast is served in the restaurant just to the side of reception and the decor is really lovely. These chairs were gorgeous and I got so many ideas for how to decorate our next home.

I can tell how good a hotel and its breakfast are by the quality of the juice: big tick for Ibsens hotel here! How cosy is this corner... I seriously want some mustard accents in my home now.

Hygge reception area at Ibsens Hotel

There was a nice mix of hot and cold options for breakfast. These little pots with scrambled egg, tomato and bacon were delicious as well as the homemade porridge.

Breakfast selection at Ibsens Hotel

For those feeling a little more adventurous at breakfast time there was only a full-blown cheese board! I don't think I have seen this at breakfast before and being a huge cheese fan I totally loved this. Cheese for breakfast totally needs to be a thing in the UK!

Cheeseboard breakfast at Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen

I had chewed my partner's ear off for days about wanting to try the local delicacy, herring. I was so chuffed to see this served at breakfast time as it would give us the chance to try it and subtly leave some if it wasn't to our tastes. Despite feeling a little weird eating this strong fishy dish for breakfast, I enjoyed it! So nice to have local touches at breakfast and not just generic options.

Herring for breakfast at Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen

It is also worth mentioning two other really important factors for a good breakfast were top-notch. Coffee and bread! We stayed in a huge number of hotels last year and with my other half being a bit of a coffee addict he found that often it took too long to come or was just given in a small mug which lasted two minutes. 

At Ibsens Hotel, an entire cafetiere was left on our table and arrived pretty much as soon as we were seated. The tea was self service which I liked as you could choose from different varieties and make it exactly how you like it.

There was a huge selection of bread and it was nice to try rye bread: another local favourite. It was quite dense for me and I don't think I will be changing from my usual loaf any time soon, but I liked being able to try it.

Breakfast - bread selection at Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen

I loved these seats just outside the restaurant and I think they'd make a lovely spot for a morning coffee, taking in the view, at a warmer time of year. The cosy touches were so nice. Check me out trying to be all 'insta' and posing in a moody way - I'll stick to the candid travel shots in future I think!

Out the front of Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen

Full up from our delicious breakfast and well-rested after a peaceful night's sleep, we headed out to explore Copenhagen. We absolutely loved finding how central the location was of Ibsens Hotel - we walked everywhere. It was right near our favourite restaurant of the trip (Høst) which is thoroughly recommended for dinner, especially as you can just fall into bed afterwards after a less than 10 minute walk!

Torvehallerne, with its 60+ stalls selling amazing food and drink, is also very close to the hotel.

Lovely map carpet at Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen

I thought I'd save my favourite part of our stay until the end. Cosy hour! Every afternoon between 5.00 and 6.00pm, Ibsens Hotel give residents one free glass of wine, beer or a soft drink, as well as fresh fruit which you can help yourself to. I obviously stuck to the wine as a few grapes in liquid form obviously ticked off my 5 a day... 

It was such a good incentive for us to break up our day time and evening activities. Usually we are so eager to fit everything in that we end up staying out for 12 hours, so we loved heading back to the hotel and having this relaxing time in the same beautiful area where breakfast was served. Just look how cosy it is!

Cosy hour at Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen

Cosy hour set up at Ibsens Hotel

 The hotel also has a beautiful outdoor courtyard which I couldn't resist nipping out to for a photo. I wish the weather had been warm enough to sit out. We will have to re-visit Copenhagen in summer and I would definitely stay at Ibsens Hotel again to enjoy my cosy hour wine in this lovely area.

Ibsens Hotel Copenhagen courtyard

I hope you have enjoyed reading my review of Ibsens Hotel, Copenhagen. Thank you to the staff at  the hotel for a lovely, cosy and memorable stay. If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Copenhagen with a fabulous breakfast and lovely areas to relax in after a long day of walking, this is the hotel for you! 

If you are interested in experiencing Ibsens Hotel for yourself, check out the hotel website for the latest prices when you book directly.

Hotel Ibsens Copenhagen Cosy Hour

If you liked this review, please pin it for later, and don't forget to check out my budget guide to Copenhagen for lots of money saving ideas on things to do in the city.

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23 comments :

  1. Love this! I'm planning a summer trip to Copenhagen and I am SO excited! There's this movie called Copenhagen which is obviously set in Copenhagen and they feature this hotel in the movie! Thought it would be expensive but good to know it's really affordable :)

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    1. Thank you - no way! I am so going to look that movie up. Thanks for letting me know and I am glad you enjoyed the post. Melis

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  2. Copenhagen is on my bucket list, it looks so pretty with so much to do. The Ibsens Hotel looks beautiful too x

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    1. Thanks it is a fab place, hope you get to visit. Melis

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  3. Copenhagen is on my bucket list so I'll keep this hotel in mind - it looks amazing. Your photography is incredible too!

    https://www.chloexlizabeth.com/ <3

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    1. Thanks Chloe, I'd highly recommend both Copenhagen and this hotel! Melis

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  4. It looks like such a cute hotel!!! I hope you had a fab time in Copenhagen! X I've never been to but it's on my list haha

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    1. I really enjoyed it thanks, glad you liked the post! Copenhagen is excellent. Melis

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  5. Awesome post! I really want to go to Copenhagen and this looks a brilliant hotel. Love the idea of a cosy hour!

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    1. Thanks so much, I hope you get to visit this fab city soon. Melis

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  6. Love your pictures Copenhagen looks so pretty!

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  7. This place looks so cute! Eapecially the outside courtyard area, super cosy. I stayed in a hotel in Prague which offered free snacks/drinks for residents too and agree that it's such a lovely touch. I'm the same as you, hotel breakfasts are something I really look forward to. Seems as though they had a great selection. I think I could definitely get on board with cheese for breakfast 😂

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    1. I am really glad you enjoyed my review. Love the sound of the hotel in Prague - never been but it's definitely on my list. I definitely want cheese with breakfast regularly now! Melis

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  8. This place looks so cute! Eapecially the outside courtyard area, super cosy. I stayed in a hotel in Prague which offered free snacks/drinks for residents too and agree that it's such a lovely touch. I'm the same as you, hotel breakfasts are something I really look forward to. Seems as though they had a great selection. I think I could definitely get on board with cheese for breakfast 😂

    http://www.missblogsabit.com

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  9. This sounds like such a wonderful place to stay. I love it! :)

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    1. Thanks Nikki-Ann, glad you enjoyed it! Melis

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  10. Absolutely wonderful post, so interesting! Great photos too.

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  11. This place looks fab! Copenhagen is on my list to visit.

    Kenzie x
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  12. Copenhagen is somewhere I would love to visit for a mini-break someday as it looks so pretty and I keep hearing great things about it. This hotel looks a great place to stay for a short break, breakfast looks lovely although I don't think I could eat herring so early I bet my partner would though x

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    1. It's so lovely, I just wish we could fly directly from Newcastle. I think we can for the Christmas period so that might be a good time to go! It was a little bit weird at breakie but nice to try something random. Melis x

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