You fly in to a top ten airport, visit the best city in all of Northern Europe and top off a dinner at the world’s best restaurant by checking in at the best hotel in the North. Sound good to you?
If that’s up your alley (and within your budget) then boy is Copenhagen the place for you. It was chosen as the 'best overseas city' in Northern Europe by the readers of the luxury travel site Condé Nast Traveller. The Danish capital was the number 18 overall choice among Condé Nast's readers and the only city among the Nordics to crack the top 20.
Already home to the world’s best restaurant in Noma, Copenhagen can now also claim the best hotel in the North.
Condé Nast readers declared Copenhagen’s Hotel d’Angleterre the best hotel in Northern Europe and the 15th best within Europe, Turkey and Russia. French and Italian hotels dominated the list, claiming a combined ten of the 14 spots above d’Angleterre.
Copenhagen’s d’Angleterre is situated right across from Kongens Nytorv in the heart of the city. Dating back to 1755, the five-star hotel underwent a massive two-year renovation before reopening in April 2013. The hotel has 90 rooms, 60 of which are suites. The largest, the Royal Suite, is a whopping 250 square metres and comes with its own private dining room and a personal butler. Staying there will set travellers back 42,000 kroner ($7,000) per night.
The hotel’s director, Lucas Johansson, was ecstatic about the Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Award.
“It’s great to be able to call ourselves the best hotel in Northern Europe. Condé Nast Traveller’s readers are among the best-travelled in the world, so it is a great honour that they have voted for us,” Johansson told Politiken.
Copenhagen Airport also claimed the number eight spot in the Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Award for the world's best airports.
If d’Angleterre and Noma are just a tad out of your price range, perhaps you’re better off checking out The Local’s guide to eating on the cheap in Copenhagen.