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Stop over in Copenhagen at Hotel 71 Nyhavn

Stop over in Copenhagen at Hotel 71 Nyhavn

71 Nyhavn Hotel is a former harbour warehouse which dates back to 1805 and was converted into a hotel in 1971.

It is located at the water entrance to the main tourist canal and entertainment district of Nyhavn. The canal is lined with restaurants, bars and ice creameries. Throngs of tourists and local revelers soak up the atmosphere including those iconic colourful buildings.

The Hotel places an emphasis on its art collection. The basis of which is, according to the Hotel literature, the European avant-garde movement COBRA, which was formed in 1948 in Paris. In addition to the art of the movement’s six founding members, the Hotel also showcases modern artists including that of its Founder Alf Arp- Hansen.

For our stay we chose an Executive Double Deluxe View room.  As the name suggests, it included a wonderful view, to the south, via full length doors opening onto a mock balcony.

The room is tastefully decorated, having been recently renovated, while retaining the original exposed wooden beams.

It is of course modest in size, as is so often the case in Europe’s capital cities, but remains comfortable and the natural light makes it feel bigger than it is.

The bathroom is modern, clean and inviting with Karmameju amenities.

The Hotel’s Restaurant, SEA by Kiin Kiin, takes full advantage of the location on the famous canal.

SEA by Kiin Kiin at Hotel 71 Nyhavn

SEA by Kiin Kiin at Hotel 71 Nyhavn

The cuisine is southeast asian, so not a lot of traditional Danish fair here, but for us the best thing on the menu was the Aperol Spritz served cold at the waters edge as you watch the crowd go by.

Aperol Spritz on the famous Nyhavn Canal at SEA by Kiin Kiin

Aperol Spritz on the famous Nyhavn Canal at SEA by Kiin Kiin

Despite the traditional and somewhat congested, touristy area, access to the hotel via taxi from the airport is a breeze, taking little more than 15 minutes and with space to pull up and unload right in front.

On arrival the hotel staff are cheery and helpful and eager to provide recommendations for food and drinks including outside of the options provided by the hotel.

As with many European accommodation options housed in traditional buildings, there are steps and levels and reasonably confined spaces that can make the hauling of luggage a little more difficult than at a modern, purpose built facility. But that is of course all part of the charm.

And therefore when undertaking a stop over in Copenhagen, or even when on a longer stay and wanting to be in the heart of the action, 71 Nyhavn is a logical choice for the discerning traveller.

Learn more at the Hotel 71 Nyhavn website, and as always, we recommend booking directly with the hotel (allowing them to invest more of your accommodation charge into their services and amenities).

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