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Ibsens HotelA Night in Comfort in Nansensgade

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Address Ibsens Hotel
Vendersgade 23
1363 Copenhagen-Inner City
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+45 33131913
www.arthurhotels.dk
price level € € 

Even the lobby is comfortable at Ibsens Hotel located in Copenhagen's Nansensgade quarter. Warm colors, the smell of coffee in the air, a fireplace. It's drizzling outside making the inside scenery even more inviting. But the city offers plenty to see so we leave the hotel full of excitement already looking forward to our return.

Just around the corner, we walk right into Torvehallerne, a covered market hall with countless food stands – among them PALEO, where we first grab a wrap to go and return to later that night on our way back for salads and curry.

As we arrive at the hotel in the evening, we're lucky enough to catch 'Cozy Hour' and are offered a glass of red wine on the house. Now that it's dark out, the 'living room' at Ibsens looks even cozier – we're still curious for our own four walls so we quickly let the lift take us up to the 4th floor.

This 150 year-old building was completely refurbished in 2011 and its 119 rooms were carefully turned into little treasures all speaking the elaborate Scandinavian design language. That is why you'll find covers and cushions by HAY, lamps by Gubi and even some customized pieces by local neighborhood designers.

Ibsens Hotel Kopenhagen Altstadt Tische
Ibsens Hotel Kopenhagen Altstadt Frühstück
Ibsens Hotel Kopenhagen Altstadt Lounge
Ibsens Hotel Kopenhagen Altstadt Doppelzimmer
Ibsens Hotel Kopenhagen Altstadt Zimmer mit Doppelbett
Ibsens Hotel Kopenhagen Altstadt Zimmer
Ibsens Hotel Kopenhagen Altstadt Office

The stylish dark-colored hallways leading up to the rooms swallow any excess noise and are equipped with iron and board at each end all at your disposal. The rooms are clear and clean, nothing is overdone, everything is in harmony. With the only exceptions being the bathrooms, they're clearly behind on matters of standard, but we're told their renovation is on its way.

We slept the night away and couldn't wait for the small, yet well-arranged breakfast buffet. Tiny glass jars filled with oatmeal and berries, or yogurt with puréed fruit. Granola and fresh juices make for a perfect start into the day. Bacon, cheese and salami all hail from the organic farm Knuthenlund in Lolland and are of the highest possible quality.

The focus overall has a very regional and traditional feel to it. The jams are homemade and the baked goods come from the neighborhood bakery Meyers Bakery, whose owner is co-founder of legendary Noma. Traditional regional kinds of flour are used to produce different kinds of bread, buns and cinnamon rolls for Ibsens.

The breakfast hall is also the 'living room' and the nightly tapas bar. The pictured mounted on every wall are part of the new Artmoney concept and are up for sale. Artists can pay their stay at the Ibsens with art which will then be sold on-site for 200 crowns.

Last, but not least let me tell you that the loveliest rooms of all are the Junior Suites up in the tower. A big hemispheric window front makes the rooms even lighter and takes the comfort level up a notch. Next time, we're opting for one too!

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