Hotel Herman K in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Updated: January 10, 2020

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Review of Hotel Herman K in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hotel Herman K – Cool and playful new spin on a luxury boutique hotel.

This five-star from boutique Danish brand Brøchner Hotels opened in June 2018 and is all about a modern kind of luxury that prioritizes new experiences and convenience. First, there is the central-as-can-be location, just off Strøget. Next, the surprising design – it’s a converted transformer station, and the dark bronze façade and concrete walls give it an industrial cool. This is offset by pieces inspired by nature created by artist Pio Diaz; the most striking is the 3D-printed ‘tree’ suspended above the bar. Service is friendly and relaxed, with hosts meeting guests at the lobby bar and escorting them to their rooms. The thirty-one rooms and suites are elegant, with marble-effect bathrooms, plush carpets, and bedspreads in soft grey, and the custom beds have a fun retro spaceship feel. Convenience is also key here – the bedside panels feature USB ports and light switches; guests can use their phone as a room key and stream their own music to the BOSE speakers and videos to the TV. The final touches are one of the hot new restaurants in town, Roxie, a welcoming bar, and above it, a secluded roof terrace.

Hotel Herman K – Location

  • Address: Bremerholm 6, 1069 Copenhagen.
  • Nearest Metro/Subway: Kongens Nytorv station is 2 minutes (0.1 mile) away.
  • Area: Superb location in the heart of the city center. Many of the great tourist attractions are an easy stroll away, e.g. Christiansborg Slot and picturesque Nyhavn are both a 6-minute walk. The pretty canals of Christianshavn and Tivoli Gardens amusement park are also easily walkable. Surrounded by great restaurants and shopping – Strøget, the main shopping street, is around the corner, and the famous department store Magasin du Nord is across the road. Good connections to the rest of the city from the nearby Metro station at Kongens Nytorv.
  • How To Get There: From Copenhagen Airport, the most direct route is to take the Metro (M2) to Kongens Nytorv, just 2-minute walk (0.1 mile) from the hotel. The whole trip should take under 20 minutes. If arriving at København H (Copenhagen Central Station), there are several buses, e.g. the 1A, 2A, and 9A which will take you to Christiansborg, from where it is a 5-minute walk (0.2 mile) to the hotel.
  • Handy To: Nationalmuseet, Nyhavn, Christianshavn, Christiania.

Hotel Herman K – The Basics

  • Ages: Guests are an international crowd in their mid-30s and up, looking for a different kind of 5-star experience. Children are welcome.
  • View: Can be limited as the hotel is hemmed in by other buildings in the center, but rooms higher up can enjoy views of Copenhagen’s many towers.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools or jacuzzis.
  • Laundry: Laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing services are available (additional charge).
  • Parking: Not on-site; the nearest parking is in Magasin du Nord, opposite the hotel, and costs DKK 299 per day. Valet parking is also on offer for 695 DKK per day.
  • Extras: 24-hour reception desk. Premium services on offer include private tours, dinners at the hotel, or a personal trainer. In-room fitness kits including yoga mats and free weights are available, as well as running routes and bikes for rent. Smart features in rooms – guests can check-in online, use their phones as room keys, and use Chromecast to stream what they like to the BOSE speakers and TV. ECCO shoe-care kit and REN toiletries in the bathroom. Complimentary wine hour 5-6 pm, featuring ONE, a brand made exclusively for Brøchner Hotels, and nightcap hour 10-11 pm in the Chambre, a cozy lounge space on the ground floor. Roof terrace for all.
  • When To Book: Book 3 to 4 months in advance for the summer high season.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +45 3312 4200
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: hotel-herman-k

Hotel Herman K – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: No fitness center but guests can use those at other Brøchner properties, e.g. Hotel Danmark, for free (0.6 mile, 11-minute walk).
  • For Disabled Guests: There is step-free access from the street and elevators to all rooms. Most rooms are equipped with walk-in showers.
  • For Families: Cots for children aged 0-2 are available on request; there is a charge of DKK 200 per night for this age group. Extra beds can be accommodated in Superior Double rooms and the suites; there is a charge of DKK 250 per night for under-12s and DKK 500 for children over 12. High chairs and placemats for coloring are on offer in the restaurant, all kids get free pancakes and cocoa at breakfast, and a recommended list of kid-friendly activities in the city is provided.
  • Activities: Bike rental, wine hour, and nightcap hour daily. The friendly staff are more than happy to organize tickets and restaurant reservations, or private cars, excursions, or even a personal trainer during your stay.

Hotel Herman K – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Roxie – Vibrant and modern Nordic cuisine across 3 floors, just off the dramatic lobby bar. Billed as the more informal ‘little sister’ to 2-Michelin-starred Kadeau, it has a relaxed ambiance and offers everything from snacks and original cocktails to extravagant tasting menus (from DKK 395 for 6 courses to DKK 545/DKK 800 for 10 courses). Favorites include fried prawns with yeast emulsion and beef tartare with beans and marjoram. Open for dinner only, 5:30-11 pm Sunday-Wednesday, 5:30 pm-12 am Thursday, and 5:30 pm-1 am Friday-Saturday.
  • Lounge/Bar: The lobby bar greets visitors with a lot of drama – concrete walls, green iron gates, a 12m-high ceiling, and the tree sculpture by Pio Diaz hanging from it. However, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, the cocktails are imaginative, and there is also a cozy space off the lobby, the Chambre, along with a 1st-floor roof terrace to enjoy. On the first Friday of every month, the bar hosts a Drop By event with a DJ, drinks, and snacks, where entry is free.
  • Breakfast: The ‘Good Morning. It’s Organic!’ breakfast is a Brøchner Hotels signature, with over 90% organic products. Expect freshly baked bread, cereals, fresh juices and smoothies, and meat and cheese platters; a la carte options like eggs and avocado toast are also covered. It can be included in the room rate (always the case for suites); otherwise it is DKK 299 per person (half price for under-12s and free for under-2s). Served in Roxie 7-10 am Monday-Friday, 7:30-11 am weekends.
  • Room Service: Room service is available in all rooms 7 am-11 pm; in the suites, it includes a selection of complimentary drinks.

Hotel Herman K – Rooms

  • Room Types: Tiny • Standard Double • Superior Double • Superior Double with Balcony • Junior Suite • Loft Suite • Two-room Suite with Balcony • Penthouse Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: The Hotel Herman K is 100% smoke-free.
  • Best Room: The suites are all sleek and spacious. The bright and airy Penthouse Suite is a standout at 40m² across 2 levels; it features a private 30m² roof terrace with comfy seating and a dining area with a view of the city’s towers.
  • For Families: Extra beds can be accommodated in the Superior Double and higher category rooms to sleep 3 people. The Loft Suite and Penthouse both have a mezzanine as well as the bedroom, but the best choice for families is likely to be the 2-room Suite with Balcony, which is 35m² and features a separate living room with a double sofa bed.

Hotel Herman K – Local Transport

  • Walking: Hotel Herman K’s fantastic location in Indre By (Copenhagen Center) makes it a great base for exploring the city on foot. Nyhavn is a 6-minute walk (0.3 mile), as is Christiansborg Slot (0.3 mile, 6 minutes); pretty Christianshavn is 12 minutes (0.6 mile) away, and Tivoli Gardens a touch further at 13 minutes (0.6 mile). The main shopping drag, Strøget, is just a 1-minute walk (100m). Kongens Nytorv is the nearest Metro station at 2 minutes (0.1 mile), while København H (Copenhagen Central Station) is 18 minutes (1 mile) away.
  • Subway and Bus: Copenhagen has an excellent public transport network that includes a 24-hour Metro and buses, S-trains, and ferries known as ‘harbor buses’. A single ticket covers any combination of these within a time limit (usually 1.5 hours). You can download the handy DOT Tickets app to buy mobile tickets or multi-journey City Passes with a few keystrokes. The metro station at Kongens Nytorv is on all 3 Metro lines, so you can get to all parts of the city easily; this includes a direct line to the airport, the M2, which takes just 14 minutes. Bus routes have good coverage too. E.g. the 9A runs from Christiansborg, 5 minutes (0.2 mile) away, to Christiania and north up the harbor to Refshaleøen, while the 1A, 2A, and 9A will all take you to København H station.
  • Bikes: Copenhagen is extremely bike-friendly, and on two wheels is one of the best ways to see the city. Bycyklen (city bikes for rent) are available at over 100 stations; the nearest is at Kongens Nytorv, by Magasin du Nord (0.1 mile, 2-minute walk). However, for more than one quick trip, a more comfortable option is to rent from one of the many bike stores. Hotel Herman K rents bikes to guests for DKK 150 a day.
  • Taxis: A taxi from Copenhagen Airport to the hotel will take around 25 minutes (6 miles) and cost around DKK 250-300. One from København H station will take around 7 minutes (1 mile) and cost around DKK 80. Uber has left Denmark, but many local taxi companies have apps and online booking, such as TAXA 4×35. It is often quicker to walk, cycle, or hop on the Metro.

Hotel Herman K – What’s Nearby?

Recommended Nearby Tours

  • Bike Copenhagen with Mike – Engaging tours of the city from the saddle with friendly local guide Mike. Learn about the city and Danish life while enjoying this bike-friendly city. Booking online in advance is required; the price – DKK 300 – includes bike and helmet rental. Tours leave from Sankt Peders Stræde 47. 15-minute walk (0.8 mile).
  • Canal Tours of Copenhagen – Discover the gorgeous harbor and canals of Copenhagen, and some of its most photogenic locations, from historic palaces to iconic modern architecture, by boat. The tour lasts around 1 hour, with knowledgeable guides telling the story of gems like Christiansborg, the Black Diamond, Operaen (the Opera House), and Skuespilhuset (the Royal Theater). Tickets start at DKK 95. Tours leave from Nyhavn (0.3 mile, 7-minute walk) or Gammel Strand (0.2 mile, 4-minute walk). An alternative is to rent your own solar-powered GoBoat, complete with picnic table; find them at Islands Brygge. 19-minute walk (1 mile).

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Llama – Lively Latin-American-inspired restaurant which brings salsa and spice to the Copenhagen scene. Instead of the usual Nordic minimalism, Llama is decorated with a riot of colorful tiles. The menu marries Latin flavors with local ingredients and is built for sharing – treat your table to ceviche, Baja tacos, or Uruguayan-style steaks. The tequilas and cocktails are fine too – the owners recommend the pisco sour. 2-minute walk (150m).
  • Palæo – Casual ‘Stone Age dining’ for health-food lovers at Torvehallerne and other central locations. It’s all about organic vegetables, berries and nuts, and local meat and fish, with no gluten, no dairy, and no added sugar allowed. The inventive menu includes breakfast bowls, wraps, and mains like vegetable spaghetti with spicy meat sauce and homemade parsley pesto. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • Marv & Ben – Contemporary Danish favorite ‘Marrow & Bone’ entices with its open kitchen, organic wines, and imaginative locally-sourced food – expect dishes like scallops with zucchini and fermented gooseberries. Order a la carte or go for a set menu (4 courses for DKK 400, 6 courses for DKK 600 without wine). 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • simpleRAW – Vegans of the world, rejoice. simpleRAW serves a varied menu that is fully vegan and gluten-free yet full of flavor. Drop in for a juice, generous brunch, vegan burger, or healthy lunch bowl. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Schønnemann – Open since 1877, this traditional Danish spot is a great place to track down some famous smørrebrod for lunch. Head in early, as there’s usually a line of locals and tourists out the door, order a couple of generous open-faced sandwiches, and finish with beer and/or snaps. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • AOC – The 2-Michelin-starred AOC thrills both with its location, in a 17th-century vaulted cellar, and its brilliant New Nordic cuisine, which aims to delight all the senses. Think oysters with gooseberries and green strawberries, or grilled virgin lobster with fermented cherries. AOC exclusively serves a 10-course tasting menu, at a steep 2,000 DKK. Open for dinner only, Tues-Sat. Book well in advance. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • STUDIO – Adventurous, Michelin-starred New Nordic food with an international edge from Claus Meyer and Torsten Vildgaard, both formerly of noma. Lunch starts at DKK 700 for 5 courses, while dinner is an extravagant DKK 1500 for 9 courses. Located in the Standard, an iconic Art Deco building by the harbor that also houses Almanak (modern Danish), Verandah (Indian), and the Jazzclub. STUDIO is closed Sun-Tues. 11-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • District Tonkin – Friendly, casual, and affordable Vietnamese favorite. Feast on salads, soups, or banh mi – warm baguettes crammed with fillings like marinated pork in 5 spice or steamed tofu and pickles. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile) to the Dronningens Tværgade branch/11-minute walk (0.6 mile) to the Mikkel Bryggers Gade branch.
  • Kadeau – A 2-Michelin-starred heavyweight of the New Nordic scene, Kadeau gives diners a taste of the island of Bornholm in a relaxed, warm environment. The ever-shifting menu evokes a sense of place and is full of surprises – think squid with mushroom broth and ants, or horse mussel with beetroot and spruce shoots – and the wine list is excellent. Book well in advance. Closed Sun-Mon. 12-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Hija de Sanchez – Mind-bogglingly tasty, authentic tacos from Rosio Sanchez, who left legendary noma to start her own place, make this place one of the highlights at Torvehallerne. (It is open April to October, though fortunately, the branch in the Meatpacking District is open year-round.) The tacos are freshly made with corn imported from Mexico and the 3 fillings on offer change daily, so try everything. 15-minute walk (0.7 mile).
  • Restaurant 108 – Minimalist warehouse restaurant, known as noma’s ‘baby brother’ – more casual New Nordic cuisine but still outstanding and Michelin-starred – from chef Kristian Baumann, who worked at both noma and Relæ. Expect family-style dishes, like monkfish on the bone, exotic ingredients like salted gooseberries and fermented squid, and an 8-course tasting menu (DKK 1195–DKK 1995 with wine pairings). 15-minute walk (0.8 mile).
  • Gemyse – High-end vegetable-focused restaurant from Nimb Hotel, housed in a beautiful conservatory-style space in the middle of Tivoli Gardens (note: you need to pay admission to Tivoli during park opening hours). Organic, seasonal vegetables with global spices is the star of the show. You can also have fun toasting your own dough twists and marshmallows on the fire in the restaurant’s garden. 16-minute walk (0.8 mile).
  • Restaurant Mes – Intimate, playful venue – check out the mossy feature wall – with equally creative, attractive market cuisine from top chef Mads Rye Magnusson. It’s good value too, at 5 courses for DKK 350. Open Mon-Sat for dinner only; book ahead. Sister Restaurant Meille is around the corner on Sankt Peders Stræde. 16-minute walk (0.8 mile).
  • Høst – Award-winning cool-yet-rustic style meets a Nordic kitchen that likewise embraces both in celebrating local ingredients. Expect delights such as birch-smoked scallops or rare ribeye with pickled trumpet and fried beech mushrooms. There’s a great value 3-course set menu for DKK 350, while 5 courses with wine pairings go for DKK 895. Very popular, so book ahead. 18-minute walk (0.9 mile).

Best Nearby Bars and Breweries

  • Ved Stranden 10 – Wine bar on the canal with a great selection of European wines. It’s a deservedly popular spot to enjoy the view of Slotsholmen’s spires with your drink. They hold weekly wine tastings on Wednesdays. The bar has an excellent sister restaurant, the international-flavored Admiralgade 26 around the corner. 3-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • Mother Wine – Cozy wine bar/shop for fans of Italian wines and aperitifs. Take advantage and try a few of the drops on offer – lots of lesser known and natural wines – before buying a glass. On Thurs-Sat they host aperitivo, with Italian light bites to go with your wine; Fridays there is also live jazz. Closed Sun-Mon. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • Brønnum – Lively bar in a gorgeous historic building by Kongens Nytorv. Enjoy the signature seasonal cocktails, the elegant décor, and the inner courtyard in summer. 6-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • The Jane – The bar of choice if you want award-winning craft cocktails and the slinky chic air of a speakeasy. Later in the night, the Jane’s bookcases open up to reveal more bars and a dancefloor as it transforms into a hot club, with DJs spinning electro, deep house, or R&B. 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • Ruby – Intimate venue with classic style – low lighting and leather armchairs, laid out like a fancy apartment – known for some of the best cocktails in town. There is table service, making it a great choice for a special occasion. 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • Nebbiolo Winebar – Cool Italian wine bar focused on small producers/shops selling Italian specialties, just off Nyhavn. Usually packed with locals enjoying a glass of vino served with antipasti. On Sundays they serve family dinner – 2 courses and a glass of wine for only DKK 150. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Café Halvvejen – Old-school cozy Danish pub/restaurant by the Rundetårn (Round Tower). Mingle with locals and enjoy a beer or akvavit as you take in the traditional atmosphere. The food (served 12-3 pm only) is tasty and filling, with classic smørrebrod, herring, and meatballs on the menu. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • Den Vandrette – Welcoming wine bar right on the harbor, with outdoor seating. The menu changes regularly, allowing you to discover mainly organic and biodynamic wines, available by the bottle or the glass. The food – both snacks and filling mains – is likewise mostly organic and locally sourced. 11-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • Taphouse – A beer lover’s paradise, with 61 taps serving an ever-changing selection from around the world. From porter to IPA, whatever you’re looking for, the friendly staff will help you find it. There are also beer tastings that you can join. 11-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • BrewPub Copenhagen – Microbrewery with a pub and restaurant in a 17th-century building by City Hall. Serves 11 of its own beers on tap as well as other selected craft beers. The lovely ochre-walled courtyard is a highlight. The restaurant develops dishes to complement the brews and tours with beer tasting included are on offer. 12-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Nærvær – Intimate wine-bar/restaurant on the waterfront, with stunning views across to Nyhavn. Expect a strong wine selection, especially by the bottle. The food menu is French-based, with both Asian and Nordic influences. 17-minute walk (0.8 mile).

Best Nearby Cafes

  • Atelier September – Sleek white Atelier draws fashionable locals by simply serving great coffee and a pared-back menu of nourishing food – try the open-faced sandwich with avocado on rye. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • Bastard Café – Quirky café/bar for socializing over drinks and board games. That’s right, board games – the collection is huge, and the staff is happy to help you get started. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Sonny – Trendy French-inspired coffee house serving single-origin coffees and delectable homemade cakes. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).

Nearby Shopping & Cool Shops

  • Strøget – The main shopping artery in the city, stretching from Kongens Nytorv to Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square), and from luxury fashion houses to high street brands respectively. Highlights include the famous department store Illums Bolighus, Royal Copenhagen for elegant porcelain, and sleek Danish fashion at Mads Nørgaard. Starts a 1-minute walk (100m) away.
  • NN07 – Local menswear brand NN07 is all about quality, block colors, clean lines, and contemporary cool. All chic yet easy to wear – very Danish. 3-minute walk (0.1 mile).
  • Storm – Deeply cool concept store stocking young, street-style-driven labels for men and women. Not just for fashion, you can find books and music here too. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • Henrik Vibskov – Edgy fashion boutique for the daring by artist and designer Vibskov. Expect bright colors, prints, and sculptural forms from his own line, as well as a selection of other brands. 5-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • Stilleben – Design store where smaller local designers rule – browse funky textiles, ceramics jewelry, bags, and much more. Great for unique gifts. 5-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • Stine Goya – Women’s fashion from one of Denmark’s hottest designers. Think bold, playful colors and prints mixed with a quintessentially Nordic sense of ease and cool. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • Ostekælderen – Quaint cheese shop, the oldest in town, and literally a cheese cellar. Knowledgeable staff will help you pick from the excellent selection of Danish cheese, and perhaps some charcuterie, herring, or jam to go with it. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • Posterland – Decorate your walls with art prints, vintage posters, and images of the top sights in Copenhagen from Northern Europe’s biggest poster company. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • La Glace – The local grande dame of patisserie, an institution since 1870. Enjoy their beautiful creations – the layer cakes are a specialty – and the historic ambience. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Time’s Up Vintage – Glamorous vintage boutique that deals in luxury European labels for both men and women. Find clothing and accessories from 1960s to 1990s, including couture items and big names like Chanel and Valentino. 9-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • Paludan Bog og Café – Sprawling, ever-popular bookshop/café in a historic building. You can combine browsing the shelves with a coffee or meal – the brunch is especially good – meet friends, or find a quiet space for yourself. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • Brødflov – Cute organic bakery making some of the most fragrant bread and delectable pastries in town – the kanelsnegl (‘cinnamon snail’) is heavenly. There’s also a counter to sit at and enjoy a quality coffee or sandwich while watching the crowds by the Christianshavn canal outside. 13-minute walk (0.6 mile).

Nearby Attractions

  • Christiansborg Slot – Somewhat dark and forbidding, Christiansborg Palace is the home of the Danish Parliament and the Prime Minister’s offices. Visitors can explore the formal Royal Reception Rooms, the ruins under the current palace, and the popular Royal Stables. The views from the tower, the tallest in the city, are a highlight and free to boot. Around the palace are more noteworthy sights, including Thorvaldsens Museum, dedicated to the great Danish sculptor, and Det Kongelige Bibliotek (The Royal Library), featuring the arresting ‘Black Diamond’ building. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • Nyhavn – Once a busy port and now the most photographed location in town. Nyhavn is unmissable, filled with pretty and old gabled houses, cafés, bars, ships, and, of course, tourists. Check out nos. 18, 20, and 67, where Hans Christian Andersen once lived. Most of the bars and restaurants here are touristy, so you will be better off going a few blocks away, or grabbing your own bottle to enjoy on the quay. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • Rundetårn – The oldest working observatory in Europe, the Round Tower dates back to 1642. Today, it attracts visitors with its spiraling ramp up to an exhibition space and gorgeous views from the platform at the top. And yes, you can still stargaze (do call ahead). 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Nationalmuseet – Dive deep into Danish history at the National Museum. The collection spans from Danish Prehistory – featuring a 3,500-year-old Sun Chariot – through the Middle Ages and right up to the modern Welfare State. There are also finds from further afield, including ancient Mesopotamia. The website offers handy downloadable tour guides, including ones for children and families. 11-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Tivoli Gardens – One of the oldest theme parks in the world, delighting visitors since 1843, Tivoli is full of rides as well as quality restaurants, theaters, and exotic towers and pavilions set in beautiful grounds. The rides range from the gentle to the thrilling; an unlimited-ride wristband is good value for going on a few. On summer nights, the illuminations draw the crowds, as do the free concerts on Friday known as Fredagsrock, and the fireworks on Saturday. 13-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – This grand fine-art museum is home to the largest collection of ancient art and objects in Northern Europe, but also works from the Danish Golden Age and more than enough French art from 1800-1950 to delight fans of Rodin and the Impressionists. The building is graceful, with a lovely glass-domed conservatory and café at the center. 13-minute walk (0.7 mile).
  • Designmuseum Danmark – Fantastic showcase of Danish and international art and design. See the works of Danish luminaries like Kaare Klint and Arne Jacobsen and gain insight into this design-conscious city. The museum shop is a great place to shop for gifts, from books to glass and ceramics. 15-minute walk (0.7 mile).
  • Rosenborg Slot – Spire-topped Rosenborg Castle, set in the lovely park of Kongens Have, was King Christian IV’s dreamy summer residence, now a royal treasury and museum. The rooms are set up to give you a picture of royal life from the 17th to the 19th centuries, and highlights include the Crown Jewels and the imposing Knights’ Hall with the coronation thrones. 15-minute walk (0.8 mile).
  • Christiania – Self-governing community, and the most unique part of the city. Venture beyond the infamous Pusher Street, where cannabis is sold, and you will find homemade houses, bars, artist workshops, and lovely green areas. In summer, you can join a local guide for an insider’s tour of Christiania. 17-minute walk (1 mile), or take the M1 or M2 (metro) to Christianshavn and then walk.
  • Havnebadet Islands Brygge – On a hot summer day, swimming in the clear harbor water is a true Copenhagen experience. The harbor baths at Islands Brygge are well worth the trip; they are some of the nicest and free to boot, with 3 pools (one lap pool and 2 for children) and a platform like a ship’s prow for diving. Open May 15–September 15. 20-minute walk (1 mile) or take the M1 to Islands Brygge and then walk.

Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores

  • Irma at Illum Underground – Well-stocked branch of popular supermarket. Wide selection of groceries and essentials. Open daily till 8 pm. 2-minute walk (0.1 mile).
  • Torvehallerne – A must for foodies, this ‘super market’ has 60 stalls, perfect for stocking up for a picnic or a sit-down meal. Seek out seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, artisanal coffee at Coffee Collective, gourmet porridge at GRØD, fresh pasta at Il Mattarello, superb ice cream at Is à Bella, and much more. 15-minute walk (0.7 mile).

Hotel Herman K – The Hotel

The hotel is housed in an old transformer station.

The industrial chic hotel façade. The dark bronze slats were retained when the building was converted from a transformer station, and give it a unique edge.

The lobby bar has a dramatic design.

The lobby bar where guests check in gives a lot of drama, with its concrete walls, 12m-high ceiling, and the tree-like sculpture by Pio Diaz. To the left, the green iron gates open onto the restaurant, Roxie.

Roxie restaurant is on one side of the lobby bar.

View of the lobby bar from the iron stairs leading up, with Roxie on the right.

The hotel has a secluded and quiet roof terrace.

The secluded roof terrace on the 1st floor is another relaxed space to enjoy a drink.

The terrace has a pleasant mix of old and new design.

The hotel playfully mixes industrial and softer features, such as the metal-clad wall, old advertisement, and plenty of greenery seen on the terrace.

Standard Double rooms feature signature custom beds.

A Standard Double room is compact at 14m². It features the signature custom bed, with its 1st class cocoon feel. The bedside panels contain plugs, USB ports, and light switches for convenience.

The design of the room is very luxurious.

Black metal and concrete are softened in the rooms with luxurious carpets, bedspreads, and white curtains around the TV.

Bathrooms have an elegant marble effect.

The marble-effect bathrooms are smart. Surfaces are treated with ACT CleanCoat, which acts as a self-disinfectant, and has removed the need for harsh chemical cleaning products.

Bathrooms come with spacious walk-in showers and complimentary REN toiletries.

Most bathrooms have spacious walk-in showers and all are stocked with plenty of complimentary REN toiletries. They also contain toilets.

Juniors Suites feature an all-inclusive breakfast and bar selection.

A Suite retains the same style features in a more spacious layout, starting at the 24m² Junior Suite. Additional benefits include an all-inclusive breakfast and bar selection.

The 2-level Penthouse Suite has huge windows.

The premium Penthouse Suite is a generous 40m² across two levels with huge windows.

The Penthouse Suite comes with a private roof terrace.

The Penthouse Suite features a private 30m² roof terrace with comfy seating and a dining area with a view of the skyline.

The Roxie restaurant is split across 3 floors.

The restaurant Roxie is on 3 levels. Raw concrete walls and pillars are complemented with leather, soft wall-hangings, and art inspired by nature, making it a surprisingly cozy space.

The Chambre lounge offers a good selection of drinks.

The Chambre, a ground-floor lounge space just off the bar. Guests choose from the extensive drinks cabinet at nightcap hour.

Magasin du Nord is the city's oldest and biggest department store.

Come out of the hotel entrance. Across the road is Magasin du Nord, the biggest and oldest department store in the city.

Nyhavn is a colorful spot for pictures or a boat tour.

Just 6 minutes away, stop for photos or hop on a boat tour at colorful Nyhavn. Go east on Lille Kongensgade, cross the road, and continue around Kongens Nytorv (on your left).

Den Vandrette is a welcoming wine bar at the end of Nyhavn.

At the far end of Nyhavn, find Den Vandrette, a welcoming wine bar. Head east on Nyhavn, then turn right on Havnegade. 5-minute walk.

Restaurant 108 on Christianshavn is a great stop.

Cross Inderhavnsbroen (the Inner Harbor Bridge), enjoying the views, to Christianshavn and destination Restaurant 108. It is a 5-minute walk, over the bridge and right on Strandgade.

Nærvær is an intimate restobar with incredible views.

Just 1 minute away is Nærvær, an intimate bar and restaurant with a truly special view. Continue south on Strandgade.

Atelier September serves excellent coffee and breakfast.

Atelier September is a fashionable café for excellent coffee and breakfast. Find it 5 minutes away from the hotel. Head north on Bremerholm, continue straight, then right on Store Regnegade to the junction with Gothersgade.

District Tonkin serves excellent Vietnamese fare nearby.

The northern branch of District Tonkin and its vibrant Vietnamese cuisine is nearby, a 5-minute walk. Head east on Gothersgade, then turn left on Store Kongensgade.

Ostekælderen cheese shop has a great Danish cheese selection.

Head back to Gothersgade and turn right to find Ostekælderen, a cute cheese shop with a great Danish selection. 6-minute walk.

Mother Wine sell quality Italian wines and light bites.

Walk for 3 minutes to Mother Wine for quality Italian wines and light bites. Continue west on Gothersgade, turn left on Møntergade, and left again on Gammel Mønt.

Schønnemann nearby is a traditional Danish lunch spot famous for its smørrebrod.

Schønnemann, a traditional Danish lunch spot famous for its smørrebrod, is 5 minutes away. Go west on Gammel Mønt, continue straight, then turn left on Hauser Plads.

Rosenborg Slot and its royals treasures are a must-see.

Go 8 minutes north to check out the royal treasures at pretty Rosenborg Slot. Go north on Landemærket and into Kongens Have, the pleasant King’s Garden, then turn left towards the castle.

Torvehallerne is the best food market in town.

Torvehallerne, the best food market in town, is 8 minutes away. Go south on Øster Voldgade to Norreport, then right on Frederiksborggade.

Hija de Sanchez is an excellent taco stall at Torvehallerne.

Superb taco joint Hija de Sanchez is one of many eateries that make their home at Torvehallerne.

Palæo serves inventive and healthy cuisine at Torvehallerne.

Palæo also has a branch at Torvehallerne, serving nutritious, inventive ‘Stone Age’ cuisine.

Rundetårn nearby has a spiral ramp with lovely views of the old town.

Climb the spiral ramp of Rundetårn for a lovely view of the old town and the stars. Find it 6 minutes away; head southeast on Frederiksborggade.

Time’s Up Vintage and Henrik Vibskov’s edgy fashion boutique are next to each other.

Pick up a glamorous vintage outfit at Time’s Up Vintage, less than 1 minute away on Krystalgade. Henrik Vibskov’s edgy fashion boutique is just next door.

Café Halvvejen is a traditional pub serving beers, akvavit, and smørrebrod.

Continue west on Krystalgade for under 1 minute to beers, akvavit, and smørrebrod at the traditional pub, Café Halvvejen.

Paludan Bog & Café is a popular bookshop cum café.

Go left around the block to Fiolstræde and popular bookshop/café Paludan Bog & Café. 1-minute walk.

La Glace is a fancy cake institution.

Fancy cake institution La Glace is 3 minutes south. Continue south on Fiolstræde, turn right on Skindergade, then left on Skoubogade.

Strøget features the best shopping in the area.

Strøget, filled with some of the best shopping around, is steps away – continue south on Skoubogade for street entertainers, familiar high street shops, top luxury labels, and famous Scandi brands.

Mads Nørgaard is a popular fashion boutique on Strøget.

One of the local stars on Strøget is Mads Nørgaard.

Ruby is a wonderful cocktail bar on Nybrogade.

Ruby, a wonderful cocktail bar for a special night out, is 3 minutes southeast. Head down Knabrostræde, then turn left on Nybrogade.

Nationalmuseet is a treasure trove of Danish history.

Nationalmuseet, a treasure trove of Danish history, is a 5-minute stroll along the canal. Go back west along Nybrogade, turn left on Frederiksholms Kanal, then right on Ny Vestergade.

Tivoli Gardens is a whimsical theme park inspired by Walt Disney.

Delightful Tivoli Gardens, the whimsical theme park that inspired Walt Disney, is 5 minutes away. Go southwest on Strøget, cross and continue along Vesterbrogade to the gates.

Gemyse is a classy cafe specializing in vegetable-centered cooking.

Gemyse, which elevates vegetable-centered cooking, is one of many classy eateries inside Tivoli.

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