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Built in the prosperous trading era of the 1780s, the Copenhagen Admiral began life as two grain warehouses. A century later, the two were linked and then, in 1978, skilfully transformed into a hotel. With brick arches and mighty old beams, the listed building isn't short on architectural character, and the quayside at the back, once abuzz with industry, is now an attractive spot to sit out and watch the world go by. The hotel restaurant serves up interesting modern Danish food, service is slick, and the recently renovated bedrooms are suitably stylish. If money isn't too tight, fork out the extra for one overlooking the harbour - it seems a waste to stay here and not make the most of that view.



It's a pleasant stroll from the hotel along the waterfront path to the Little Mermaid and the star-shaped ramparts of Kastellet.

Next to Amalienborg Royal Palace and opposite Copenhagen Opera House, all sights are accessible by foot. It's a five-minute walk to Nyhavn.
By plane: direct flights to Copenhagen from London, Manchester and Edinburgh (1 hour 45 minutes). It's a 20-minute drive to the hotel. Parking costs DKK 300 per day.

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Style & Character

With 366 rooms, the hotel is often used for tour groups and conferences, but it's also popular with couples and families of all ages. The brightly backlit bar, which gradually changes colour throughout the day, makes an eye-catching contemporary contrast to the centuries-old timbers around it.

Service & Facilities

If you like the Læsø sea salt used in the restaurant, you can buy some from the display case of Danish goodies in reception.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Mini golf
  • On-site parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Room 664, one of the sixth-floor Tower Suites, is particularly appealing - light, spacious and stylish, with great harbour views. The high-spec bathrooms are a cut above the Copenhagen norm, with smart white tiling, brushed brass fittings and rain head showers.

Single, Double, Double Deluxe, Loft Deluxe, Tower Suite, Conference Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, hypoallergenic duvets and pillows, bluetooth speaker, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

In the summer months (May to September) Salt café opens up on the quayside terrace, serving food and drinks with a harbour view. Highlights of an autumn tasting menu included a delicious dish of langoustine with potato cream, egg yolk and dill dust.

SALT: fine dining, modern Danish cuisine. Open daily for breakfast, Mon-Sat for dinner. Sunday brunch served 12-4pm. Seasonal menu from DKK 485.

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