Copenhagen, Europe’s happiest city

Fall in love with the charming Danish capital
From 228
Destination:
Available from:
4 December 2022
Available to:
20 October 2023
from:
Paris + 4 cities
Duration:
2 to 4 nights
Travellers:
1 to 9
Meal plan:
breakfast
Star rating:
4 stars
Transport  Transfer non included  Free Wi-Fi  Laundry service 

Address

Helgolandsgade 15, 1653 København V, Denmark

GPS: 55.6716361, 12.5616625

The Kingdom of Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world, dating back to approximately 900 AD. It is believed that the royal lineage descended from the Danish King, Gorm the Old. Historical evidence suggests that Vikings originated in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It is unclear as to how the Vikings became the feared seafarers who raided, pirated, and traded their way through parts of Europe from the 9th to 11th century, but it is believed that they started as humble farmers and fishermen in the 7th century. Today, the Viking legacy is prevalent throughout the country with a plethora of museums celebrating their contribution to Danish culture, history and heritage. If you are interested in Viking history, The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen (the Danish capital) houses the country’s largest collection of Viking-age artefacts. Denmark proudly boasts the title of the happiest country in the world, and it is easy to see why. This colourful country is after all home to Lego, Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales and of course the Danish cookie!

Your stay at the fabulous 4- star Absalon Hotel in the heart of Copenhagen’s most eccentric neighbourhood, Vesterbro, will undoubtedly provide you with a delightful experience. Vesterbro pulsates with creative energy and boasts the city’s trendiest bars, restaurants and art galleries. The hotel has been in the same family for the past three generations and has gradually expanded from 11 to 161 units. Despite its expansion and popularity, it has retained its warm, welcoming touch throughout the years. What’s more, the hotel is within walking distance (200 m) from one of the world’s oldest amusement parks, Tivoli Gardens. Copenhagen is a smorgasbord of experiences, best explored on foot or by bicycle (these can be rented from reception). Popular attractions include the seasonal Tivoli Gardens shows; the charming historical city centre of Indre By (Danish for Inner City); the colourful Nyhavn quay and the trendy Christiania. This enthralling city has so much to offer including: shopping avenues, palaces, castles, museums, church monuments, gourmet restaurants, Viking trails, green spaces and gardens.

Enjoy a 3-day and 2-night stay from 228 per person. Non-contractual information as of 03 December 2022.

 

Departures available from: Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Paris.


  • The hotel is located in the heart of Vesterbro, one of the city’s trendiest districts. The lively streets, within walking distance from the hotel, are teeming with bars, cafés, restaurants, tourist and cultural attractions.
  • The hotel’s warm receptive nature and plush rooms are an experience on its own. Each well-appointed room includes a TV, telephone, hair dryer, bar fridge, safe, coffee / tea station and complimentary Karmameju (an organic Danish brand) toiletries.
  • Currency exchanges are available, free of charge, at the hotel reception.
  • According to the Gallup 2020 World Happiness Report, the Danes are among the happiest people on the planet, despite their exorbitant taxes and electricity being ranked amongst the most expensive in the world.
  • Tivoli Gardens (or Tivoli) in Denmark’s capital is the world’s third-oldest operating amusement park. The park was conceptualized by Georg Carstens (1812-1857) and sanctioned by King Christian VIII. Tivoli predates the Danish constitution (1849), because Carstens justified it to the king by saying, “when the people are amusing themselves, they do not think about politics”. The park finally opened its doors in 1843 and has been a celebrated cultural institution ever since.
  • Strøget is one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe. It covers more than 15,000 m² and is approximately 1.1 km long. It has been a car-free, pedestrian zone since 1962. Recently, the vehicular ban has been extended to cyclists, as a means to prevent pedestrian related accidents. Cycling is the primary mode of transport in Denmark. As a result, there are over 400 kilometres of cycling routes available in Copenhagen.
  • The nearest bus stop, metro station and Copenhagen Central Station are 5-minutes away, from the hotel, on foot and the airport is a short 15-minutes by train. Trains depart every 10-minutes.
  • Absalon Hotel’s reception is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Breakfast is served buffet-style between 06:30 and 10:00 am from Monday to Friday and 06:30 to 11:00 am on weekends. Check-out is at 11:00 am.
  • Board games can be checked out at the hotel bar. An additional bed, blankets, pillows, slippers and daily linen changes can be requested from reception. The hotel also offers complimentary access to the fitness room at the Andersen Boutique Hotel.

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