Stay by the water in Copenhagen

Stay by the water

Photo: Santiago de la Vega

Naturally, experiencing Copenhagen from the waterside also includes accommodation. 

Here’s our guide to cool places to stay by the water: 

Kaj Hotel in Copenhagen
Daniel Rasmussen

Kaj Hotel

Kaj Hotel is a lovechild of a houseboat and hotel. It’s neither nor, but somewhere in between. A floating pod of Danish “hygge”, as the owners put it. Located in the peaceful inner harbor of Copenhagen, and with a direct view of the historic custom house, Toldboden.

The Krane hotel in Copenhagen
Giuseppe Liverino

The Krane

Located right by the water in the neighbourhood of Nordhavn, THEKRANE offers a unique way of staying in Copenhagen. You will get stunning views, minimalistic Danish design and a multitude of luxurious features.

Sleep by the water - 71 Nyhavn hotel in Copenhagen
Arp-Hansen Hotel Group

71 Nyhavn Hotel

At the last frontier of the iconic, colourful buildings by Nyhavn Canal, the exclusive 71 Nyhavn Hotel resides in two newly renovated warehouse buildings from the early 1800s. 

CPH Living - a floating hotel in Copenhagen
CPH Living

CPH Living

Basically, just a huge houseboat or ferry boasting 12 double rooms right in the center of town.

Sleep by the water - Admiral hotel in Copenhagen
Daniel Overbeck

Admiral Hotel

This uniquely designed hotel is housed in a converted 18th century warehouse building, located next to the harbour across the water from the Opera.

Scandic Spectrum - Sleep by the water
Scandic Hotel Group

Scandic Spectrum

Brand new hotel from Scandic right next to Kalvebod Bølge, one of the city’s hottest spots for the hottest days.

The Audo hotel in Copenhagen

Audo Residence

Exclusive stylish rooms housed in a renovated former merchant's building, Audo House stands out architecturally as one of the oldest buildings in Nordhavn, the new city area right on the water.

Sleep by the water - NH Collection Copenhagen
NH Collection Copenhagen

NH Collection Copenhagen

NH Collection Copenhagen boasts one of Copenhagen's most unique locations. With the hotel's doorstep on Christianshavn overlooking Knippelsbro and the harbour.

Copenhagen Raft - Floating Shelter in Copenhagen - Blue Raft
Copenhagen Raft

Copenhagen Raft - Blue Raft

Blue Raft is a floating cabin built with inspiration from the well-known shelters in the Danish forests and comes with a sleeping area and a sun deck for activities, dining, and relaxation. 

Sleep by the water - Kurhotel Skodsborg
Kurhotel Skodsborg

Kurhotel Skodsborg

The hotel outside Copenhagen is just a mere train ride away up North. Go here for a one-night stay to jump in the spa, then in Øresund, and then into some great food in the restaurant.

Stay by the water - Beach Hotel Marienlyst in Elsinore
Beach Hotel Marienlyst

Beach Hotel Marienlyst

See the lights in Elsinore and Helsingborg (Sweden) before going to bed and wake up to a dead calm Oresund strait or big, roaring waves. Relax in Beach Hotel Marienlyst's turquoise blue infinity pool with Kronborg Castle in the background, or feel the sand under your feet on your way to the beach sauna or out on a SUP board.

Sleep by the water in Copenhagen
Daniel Rasmussen

Airbnb a house boat

Search for Copenhagen on Airbnb and you’ll find plenty of harbourside accommodation like personal house boats. 

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