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Villa Copenhagen: A Lesson In Sustainable Luxury

Formerly the Danish Central Post and Telegraph Head Office, the thoughtfully restored Neo-baroque property (originally built in 1912) is now the home address of Villa Copenhagen.

Sustainably minded, centrally located, and stylish – what more could you ask for?

The Vibe

Scandi chic – but, of course.

The Rooms

With 390 rooms, you’re spoilt for choice here. Choose from standard, superior, family, deluxe, or suite, safe in the knowledge that whatever spec room you choose, all boast neutral palates and stylish design choices. With high ceilings, clean lines, and luxe accents (not to mention beyond comfortable beds), rooms at Villa Copenhagen are true places of calm where  guests can go to properly zen out. (Note: whilst the hotel is positioned next to a train station, the soundproofing is really very good). Beautifully tiled bathrooms are stocked with organic toiletries by Skandinavisk. Our favourite accommodations: The Earth Suite, designed by Danish architect Eva Harlou, which is 100% sustainable.

The Little Extras 

The hotel’s eco-credentials are impressive. The rooftop pool is heated by waste energy, while the aforementioned Earth Suite features all-recycled materials. Conscious travellers, take note.

The Food + Drink

Breakfast – served buffet style, with a variety of vegetarian and vegan options available – at Public is from 6.30-10.30AM (and until 11.30AM on Sundays). Not a breakfast person? At the very least you should grab yourself a cinnamon-infused pastry from RUG Bakery before heading out for the day.

Guests and locals alike gather in the atrium, at the Courtyard Bar, to enjoy elevenses – snacks, coffee etc –; there’s no need to pre-book a spot, just plop yourself down.

Credit: Stine Christiansen

Credit: Stine Christiansen

Enjoy brunch (choose from a brunch set menu or dine a la carte – shout-out to the salty mushroom pancake topped with Copenhagen ham) or dinner at Brasserie Kontrast, where locally grown ingredients and contrasting flavours dominate menus. Dine amidst a flock of tables framed by mishmashed seating in the exposed brick dining room; it’s a real mood.

Post-dinner, head to T37, a wine and cocktail bar that takes its name from the property’s address – Tietgensgade 37. “Back in the Central Post Office times, the postmen used to hang out in T37 amongst letters and packages.’ Expect a sleek atmosphere and punchy pours – our tipple of choice: the bitter-sweet cherry flavoured ‘met at T37’ (its light ginger aftertaste is a welcomed surprise).

The To-Do List

The rooftop pool – open to guests only – is top of our to-do list (for obvious reasons). Claim your patch and vegetate here for a while in the company of a good book.

Tivoli Gardens are right next door – go play. Conveniently, the hotel also neighbours Copenhagen Central Station, so roaming around the city (and beyond) is a cinch. Plus, just across the tracks is Vesterbro, for all your bar and dining needs.

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