Nikki’s Nest: Radisson Blu Scandinavia (Copenhagen, Denmark)

 The Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel (located at Amager Boulevard 70 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is 8 kilometers from Copenhagen’s Kastrup airport and about a 5 minute walk from the Islands Brygge Metro station.  This hotel has 26 floors (500 guest rooms and 42 suites that feature 7 different styles), four restaurants, a bar and a casino (billed as the largest in Northern Europe).  I spent 5 nights at this wonderful hotel and would definitely visit again.

Promotions

Denmark is on the Danish Kronor (DKK) so for those of us with weaker currency, it makes fiscal sense to take advantage of the promotions.  I highly recommend pre-paying for hotels that have offers which include breakfast (if your travel schedule is not subject to last minute changes).  As a general rule, I would not recommend pre-booking a hotel too far in advance (at max, a month or so) just because you never know what can happen (i.e. the hotel goes out of business or starts a major renovation that will affect the quality of your stay).  Breakfast tends to be pretty expensive unless you can find a cheaper alternative nearby (although there is a gas station next to the hotel which sells pretty tasty pastries for cheap).  By booking ahead, you can save up to 20% on the hotel’s current rates.

Rooms & Suites
There are 5 types of rooms available:  Standard, Business Class, Junior Suites, Scandinavia Suites and Family Room.  The Standard & Business Class rooms are all the same size and have almost the exact same amenities with the exception of the Business Class rooms being on the upper floors and having Nespresso coffee machines.
I booked a Standard room but was upgraded to Business Class (on the 17th floor) and it was wonderful!  The view is phenomenal and the room was really comfortable.  Very contemporary and updated.

view from the hotel room

 

The Fitness Center/Spa

The hotel offers a decent-sized gym (which is free) and 2 squash courts.  Now, since you don’t know me, I could say that I worked out at this gym everyday but my pants are screaming out, “LIAR, LIAR PANTS ON FIRE FROM FAT THIGHS RUBBING TOGETHER.”  So, let’s just say that I did check it out and leave it at that, k?  It is one of the better hotel gyms I’ve been to though.  The Spa offers aromatherapy & Scandinavian massages, facials, reflexology and ear acupuncture.

Dining

There are 4 dining rooms — Kyoto [Japanese], Mamas & Papas [American and Italian], The Blue Elephant [Thai] and The Dining Room (which is on the 25th floor).  I ate at 2 of the restaurants (Kyoto and Mamas & Papas).  Overall, I found the food to be pretty good.  The wait staff is helpful and accommodating.

Overall

I found this hotel to be comfortable and a great value.  I didn’t try the casino as I refuse to pay to go gamble and Denmark was kind of expensive.  The rooms and food were pretty good and the location is excellent.  You are pretty central to most of the attractions (Christianshavn is just across the lake, and City Hall & Tivoli Gardens is a 10 minute walk away).  Copenhagen is a beautiful place to walk (or ride a bike) and this hotel is perfectly situated.

Nikki’s Rating: 4 “Fabulous”

Rating Scale 1-5 (1 = GET OUT NOW; 2 = Seriously?; 3 = Eh, it’ll do; 4 = Fabulous; 5 = Absolutely Wonderful)

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