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Steeped in history, its class seeps from every pore

Nothing left to chance at the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel

Oozing class and sophistication, this hotel is one of a kind (all photos: Martha Skov)
March 28th, 2015 7:19 pm| by Pia Marsh
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The sophisticated grandeur of Copenhagen Admiral Hotel is something you can appreciate from the moment you walk through its doors. From its striking stone exterior to its lavish furnishings and interior, the Admiral experience will leave you feeling like Scandinavian royalty. 

And rightly so – holding prime real estate, right next to the queen’s winter residence, Amalienborg, and directly opposite the Opera House, the Admiral Hotel is a frontrunner on Copenhagen’s hotel scene.

Housed in a historic, converted warehouse, the Admiral enjoys sweeping views over Copenhagen Harbour. Guests can expect exceptional service, an award-winning dining experience and a peaceful night’s sleep – all comforted by the knowledge that they are in good hands. And the best part: you are only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and the attractions of candy-coloured Nyhavn – location, location, location!

Every room is unique
Upon arrival, we were swiftly directed to our room for the evening – the exclusive senior suite – by the Admiral’s friendly reception staff.

In a city full of exceptional hotels, the Admiral establishes its competitive advantage through individuality and distinction. Because at the Admiral, no two rooms are the same. Each and every room has been individually designed in close co-operation with some of Denmark’s best interior designers to reflect the ambience and intricacy of the building’s history.

Our room was a loft-style affair on the top floor of the hotel with panoramic views over the Opera House and Copenhagen’s inner harbour. Comfortably spacious and furnished with classic Børge Mogensen furniture, the room was a refreshing blend of class and history. Rustic wooden beams tie the décor succinctly to the style of the rest of the building, and Italian terracotta tiles clad the floors and walls of the bathroom.

Admirable facilities  
The facilities are plentiful; all rooms have free wi-fi access, coffee and tea-making facilities, state-of-the-art radio and TV systems, and a mini bar.

The hotel also includes a private wellness area, complete with a sauna, a walk-in-shower and a steam bath. For a little extra indulgence, guests are invited to book an appointment with the Admiral’s in-house masseuse.
Spoilt for choice, we decided to spend our evening indulging at the Admiral’s hotel bar and restaurant, SALT. Boasting an elegant, rustic maritime décor and a stellar menu tailored to perfection by award-winning chef Rasmus Møller Nielsen, we arrived with high hopes for the evening – and we certainly were not disappointed.

Breakfast of champions
A word of advice for all future guests: spend the 145kr on the breakfast buffet. It’s the best thing you will do!

The buffet, served from 6.30-10am, rivals any breakfast I have had before in my life. Complete with freshly baked bread, a full hot menu and every type of fruit, pastry and conserve under the sun, the breakfast left us wholly satisfied, yet still coming back for more.

From the moment we entered the Admiral’s doors, we were treated with utmost respect and sophistication – so much so that we left breakfast with a red rose in hand (a gift from our waiters) and a grin on our faces. It’s this personal touch that renders the Admiral Hotel a favourite of its kind.

With its unbeatable location and tasteful design, the Admiral is undoubtedly one of the most impressive establishments in Copenhagen. It’s an experience fit for royalty, and one certainly not to be missed.