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Updated: January 11, 2020
Nimb Hotel – Sheer romance and modern luxury in a palace in Tivoli.
Nimb is extraordinary, combining Danish liveability and style with a fairytale spectacle. Part of Tivoli Gardens, the original building was built in 1909 to resemble a Moorish palace, and it looks magical when lit up at night with thousands of lightbulbs. However, the interior is a tasteful Nordic take on luxury, mixing Douglas wooden floors and contemporary lines with plush fabrics and antique touches such as crystal chandeliers. A new, well-integrated modern wing was added in 2017, taking the hotel to thirty-eight lavish rooms and suites, all bar one overlooking Tivoli Gardens, and many of them with balconies. Modern four-poster beds, fireplaces, twin sinks, and bathtubs as well as showers add to the decadence and hygge. Service is personal and warm and includes a complimentary butler for all rooms. Nimb’s mind-boggling seven restaurants and bars offer something for all, from traditional smørrebrod to inspired vegetarian dishes, cakes to champagne. It’s all topped off by Nimb Roof, an exclusive rooftop pool and bar.
Nimb Hotel – Location
- Address: Bernstorffsgade 5, 1577, Copenhagen.
- Nearest Metro/Subway: København H metro is 4 minutes (0.2 mile) away.
- Area: Excellent location on the edge of the city center, right in Tivoli Gardens, with easy access to hip Vesterbro. Plenty of other tourist attractions are walkable – Nationalmuseet is 10 minutes (0.5 mile) and the Tycho Brahe Planetarium is 8 minutes (0.4 mile) away. Nearby are great restaurants and shopping – Strøget, the main shopping street, is across the park, a 7-minute walk (0.3 mile). Excellent connections to the rest of the city from the nearby train and metro stations at København H (Copenhagen Central Station).
- How To Get There: From Copenhagen Airport, the best route is to take the train to København H, across the road from the hotel. The whole trip should take around 15 minutes. If arriving by train, it will likely terminate at København H too.
- Handy To: Tivoli, Nationalmuseet, Strøget.
Nimb Hotel – The Basics
- Ages: Guests tend to be couples and families in their mid-30s and up, looking for a romantic or special occasion stay. Children are welcome.
- View: All but the Small Double room overlook lovely Tivoli.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools or jacuzzis.
- Laundry: Laundry, dry cleaning, suit press, and ironing services are available (additional charge).
- Parking: Parking is available in a neighboring garage and valet parking is on offer.
- Extras: 24-hour reception desk and Clés d’Or concierge service. Complimentary butler service to all rooms. Free entry and access to rides in Tivoli. Nespresso machine, minibar stocked with Danish goodies, Bang & Olufsen television and sound system in the room. Big selection of complimentary Meraki toiletries in the bathroom. Private yoga classes on the roof, free access to a nearby gym, bike rental. Staff will arrange welcome gifts, e.g. romantic turn down or a favorite bottle of wine in the room. The friendly staff is more than happy to organize private tours, drivers, and even a personal shopper or personal trainer during your stay.
- 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 8870 0000
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: nimb.dk
Nimb Hotel – Amenities
- Pool: Rooftop pool with current, surrounded by sun loungers and a cocktail bar. Usually reserved for hotel guests and Nimb Club members.
- Spa: Nimb Wellness includes a hammam, relaxation area, and spa treatment rooms.
- Fitness Center: Good-sized fitness center, featuring a cross-fit space and a hypoxic chamber.
- Laundry: No common laundry room.
- For Disabled Guests: There is step-free access from the street, the corridors are step-free, and there are elevators to all rooms. Most rooms are equipped with walk-in showers. There are also 3 specially adapted rooms.
- For Families: Cots are available for free and extra beds can be accommodated in the suites; there is a charge of DKK 750 per person per night. Connecting rooms can also be booked. Kids’ menus are on offer in the restaurants, a welcome gift is provided, and a babysitting service is available.
- Activities: Events from afternoon tea to sunset DJ session at Nimb Roof.
- Other Facilities: Dog-friendly hotel.
Nimb Hotel – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: Gemyse – High-end vegetable-focused restaurant, housed in a beautiful conservatory-style space inside Tivoli. Organic, seasonal vegetables with global spices are the stars of the show. You can also have fun toasting your own dough twists and marshmallows on the fire in the restaurant’s garden. Opening hours vary depending on the season. $$. • Nimb Brasserie – Elegant brasserie serving French classics, from breakfast through to brunch (on weekends), lunch, and dinner. Open 7 am-10 pm daily. $$-$$$. • Nimb Bar’n’Grill – Gourmet Asian-influenced street food, classic cocktails, and wine. Open 5-11 pm Mon-Sat. $$-$$$. • Fru Nimb – Traditional smørrebrod and Danish classics inside Tivoli. Opening hours vary depending on the season. $$. • Cakenhagen – Fancy cake shop in Tivoli serving a mix of Danish and French pastries and champagne. Opening hours vary depending on the season. $.
- Lounges/Bars: Nimb Bar – Dramatic ballroom venue for sipping cocktails or champagne under the crystal chandeliers. Open 11 am-12 am Sun–Thurs, 11 am-1 am Fri and Sat. • Nimb Roof – Exclusive bar poolside, often reserved for guests. There is also a food menu from Sticks’n’Sushi. Open 11 am-11 pm daily (serving cocktails from 2 pm).
- Breakfast: Varied buffet, with a choice of one a la carte dish, from avocado bruschetta to omelet. It can be included in the room rate, otherwise, it is DKK 250 per person. Served in Nimb Brasserie 7-11 am, with brunch at 11 am-1 pm on weekends.
- Room Service: Room service available 24 hours a day.
Nimb Hotel – Rooms
- Room Types: Small Double • Deluxe Double • Deluxe Double with Balcony • Junior Suite • Junior Suite with Balcony • Suite • Corner Suite • One-Bedroom Suite • Executive Suite
- Smoking Rooms: The Nimb Hotel is 100% smoke-free.
- Best Room: The Suite Henriette (around 70m²) and the 2 Executive Suites (around 130m²) are standouts; both feature spacious living areas and spectacular private balconies with views. The Executive Suites also have 2 individual bathrooms.
- For Families: Extra beds can be accommodated in the suites; the One-Bedroom Suite sleeps 3 people, while all the others can sleep 4. It is also possible to book connecting rooms.
Nimb Hotel – Local Transport
- Walking: Nimb Hotel’s fantastic location in Tivoli makes it a great base for exploring the city center and trendy Vesterbro on foot. Nationalmuseet is a 10-minute walk (0.5 mile), Christiansborg Slot a touch further at 16 minutes (0.8 mile). The main shopping drag, Strøget, is just a 7-minute walk (0.3 mile). København H is the nearest train station, across the street, while the København H Metro is 4 minutes (0.2 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 København H is on the M3 Cityringen, so you can get to lots of the city easily. Bus routes have good coverage too. E.g. the 9A runs from outside the train station to Christiania and north up the harbor to Refshaleøen, while the 6A will take you from Vesterbrogade north to Rosenborg Slot and then on to Nørrebro.
- 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 across the street at København H. However, for more than one quick trip, a more comfortable option is to rent from one of the many bike stores. Nimb Hotel also rents bikes to guests.
- Taxis: A taxi from Copenhagen Airport to the hotel will take around 20 minutes (4 miles) and cost around DKK 250-300. 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.
Nimb Hotel – 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. 11-minute walk (0.5 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 Gammel Strand (0.8 mile, 16-minute walk); there is also a stop further away at Nyhavn (1.2 mile, 22-minute walk). An alternative is to rent your own solar-powered GoBoat, complete with picnic table; find them at Islands Brygge. 18-minute walk (1 mile).
Best Nearby Restaurants
- 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. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile) to the Mikkel Bryggers Gade branch.
- ØL & BRØD – This Vesterbro spot from local craft brewery Mikkeller offers cool modernist looks, mouthwatering smørrebrod for lunch, and creative takes on Danish food for dinner. Also, there is great beer courtesy of Mikkeller and a huge selection of akvavit. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Neighbourhood – Ever-popular hangout serving daring organic pizzas and equally organic and delicious cocktails. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Jah Izakaya & Sake Bar – Authentic Japanese fare in a trendy, compact space in Vesterbro. Share tempting small plates of gyoza and grilled octopus, washed down with sake, of course. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
- Vækst – Focusing on fresh local vegetables and herbs, though meat and fish can be found too, Vækst, or growth, is an ode to nature. The restaurant is filled with hanging plants and at its heart is a lovely greenhouse. Look out for the good value 3-course set menus which start at DKK 330 and go up to DKK 600, including aperitif and wine pairings. 10-minute walk (0.5 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. 10-minute walk (0.5 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. 11-minute walk (0.5 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). 15-minute walk (0.7 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. 16-minute walk (0.8 mile).
- 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. 16-minute walk (0.8 mile).
- Admiralgade 26 – Relaxed yet funky restaurant that puts a modern, international twist on its beautiful food. There is simple pasta cacio e pepe as well as lamb breast with daring sea lettuce and pickled mustard. 18-minute walk (0.9 mile).
- Roxie – Vibrant modern Nordic cuisine at Hotel Herman K. The ‘little sister’ to two-Michelin-starred Kadeau, it features original cocktails, snacks, and 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. 19-minute walk (1 mile).
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- 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. 8-minute walk (0.4 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. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Mikkeller Bar – Cool in white with gold pendant lights, Mikkeller is a classy beer bar from a star microbrewery. It draws the crowds with 20 creative craft beers on tap, including Mikkeller creations involving coffee, chili, or lychee, gourmet accompaniments, and a warm atmosphere. 9-minute walk (0.5 mile).
- Lidkoeb – This sister bar to Ruby is located in a sprawling old apothecary’s shop, and is similarly great with seasonal craft cocktails. Take time to discover the different spaces, from the courtyard strung with lights to the whisky den on the top floor. 13-minute walk (0.7 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. 13-minute walk (0.7 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. 16-minute walk (0.8 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. 16-minute walk (0.8 mile).
- Ved Stranden 10 – Wine bar on the canal with a great selection of European wine. 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. 17-minute walk (1 mile).
Best Nearby Cafes
- The Living Room – Shabby-chic café/cocktail place with a fireplace for added ‘hygge’. Enjoy great coffee, smoothies, and organic brunch. Open late for stronger drinks. 11-minute walk (0.5 mile).
- Coffee Collective – Coffee shop with its own roastery, at Torvehallerne and other central locations. They roast their beans daily for freshness and the knowledgeable staff can help you choose from the blends and single-origin cups on offer. 18-minute walk (1 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 7-minute walk (0.3 mile) away.
- 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. 12-minute walk (0.6 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. 14-minute walk (0.7 mile).
- Stilleben – Design store where smaller local designers rule – browse funky textiles, ceramics jewelry, bags, and much more. Great for unique gifts. 15-minute walk (0.7 mile).
- Kyoto – Deeply cool multi-brand boutique on fashionable Istedgade. Browse the large, carefully curated selection of Scandi-chic labels – Acne, Wood Wood, Norse Project – and some international ones. 16-minute walk (0.8 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. 16-minute walk (0.8 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. 19-minute walk (1 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. Outside the hotel.
- 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. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Tycho Brahe Planetarium – Go on a cosmic journey at Northern Europe’s largest dome, with a unique domed screen. They also screen IMAX and 3D films, making this a great family day out. 8-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. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
- 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. 16-minute walk (0.8 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). 17-minute walk (0.8 mile).
- Havnebadet Fisketorvet – On a hot summer day, swimming in the clear harbor water is a true Copenhagen experience. The harbor baths at Fisketorvet are well worth the trip; they are some of the nicest and free to boot, with 3 pools (including one for children) and diving platforms. Open May 15–September 15. 22-minute walk (1 mile) or take the 250S bus from outside København H train station (11-minute trip).
- 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. 24-minute walk (1.2 miles), or take the 1A bus from Tietgensgade to Kongens Nytorv (16-minute trip).
Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores
- Tivoli Food Hall – ‘Fast gourmet’ food court on the edge of Tivoli (and accessible without entering the park). 15 stalls include burgers from Cock’s and Cows, baked delights from Brødflov, and grilled ones from Bobbabella, which is run by the Michelin-starred Kadeau team. 1-minute walk (100m).
- Irma – Well-stocked branch of popular supermarket. Wide selection of groceries and essentials. Open daily till 12 am. 4-minute walk (0.2 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. 20-minute walk (1 mile).