Situated in the up and coming hood of Versterbro and a short stroll to one of the city’s best foodie strips, Bertrams hotel should definitely be a Hotel We Love. Part of the Guldesmeden hotel group, the 47 room hotel offers lovely lodgings on an intimate scale.
The decor fuses a Balinese aesthetic with Danish restraint, with a result that is undeniable hygge.The duvets were white and fluffy and sitting up in bed reading Peter Høeg‘s weirdly thrilling The Quiet Girl, the sense I had was of being in a cocoon.
We didn’t score the best room on offer (looking onto the lift shaft), the bed took up most of the room space, and the bathroom wasn’t perfect, but even so, we were charmed. The room was light, had its own balcony and thanks to the room layout, was cushioned from the noises of the hall.
While the lounge area is a little sparse the courtyard is lovely when the weather is amendable. At €13 breakfast isn’t a bargain, but it is excellent: wonderful fresh breads, muslie, fruits and a smorgasbord – literally – of Danish cheeses, fish etc and bottomless cups of tea and freshly brewed coffee. The quality of the produce is top-notch and the breakfast hours are civilised.
Room to Improve
As a visitor to Copenhagen we were incredibly impressed by the Danes, not only are they fantastically good looking and well-dressed – they’re also polite, friendly and incredibly helpful. You’d have to look hard to find a cranky, unhelpful person in Copenhagen, which makes it all the more unlikely – and unfortunate – that such a person seems be running front of house at Bertrams. Disinterested at best, rude at worst, we were frequently aware of this person for all the wrong reasons. Our conclusion, lovely hotel, great place to stay, but someone needs to rethink the overall service.
Vesterbrogade 107, 1620 København, Denmark
Dream of Danish bicycles with local superstar Agnes Obel’s ‘Down by the Riverside’. The music video was directed and filmed by Alex Brüel Flagstad (and shot in Berlin).