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Rooftop of the Villa Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark
Villa Copenhagen

SmarterTravel Spotlight: Villa Copenhagen

Step out of downtown Copenhagen’s main train station, and your eyes will instantly be drawn to a stately brick building at the end of the block. Villa Copenhagen has transformed the former historic Central Post & Telegraph Head Office building into an architecturally stunning property that honors its heritage while adding modern touches. 

Villa Copenhagen focuses on “conscious luxury,” an ethos embodied in everything from its carbon-neutral restaurant to the outdoor pool that’s sustainably heated by excess energy from the hotels’ cooling systems. 

The Location

Pedestrians and cards passing in front of the Villa Copenhagen
Villa Copenhagen

Villa Copenhagen is next to København Hovedbanegård, the city’s main railway station. This prime location is ideal for travelers, making getting to and from the hotel and airport (and anywhere else in Copenhagen you might want to go) a breeze. 

The property is within easy walking distance to many of Copenhagen’s most popular attractions, including Tivoli Gardens, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and Christiansborg Palace.


Heated outdoor pool at Villa Copenhagen
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The year-round heated outdoor pool is one of the most popular amenities at Villa Copenhagen. The picturesque water overlooks Tivoli Gardens, enticing guests for both laps and photoshoots throughout the day and night (the pool is open until 11 p.m. on weekends.) 

Next to the pool, an indoor sauna offers offers a taste of Scandinavian sauna culture. 

If you want to explore the city as the locals do, the hotel offers bikes that can be rented for the day (for an extra fee).

The Rooms

Guest room at Villa Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark
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Despite the proximity to the train station and scream-filled theme park, the well-soundproofed rooms are peaceful and quiet. Neutral colors and a minimalist design give the 390 rooms a classically Danish feel.  

All rooms feature luxurious touches such as heated bathroom floors and forest-scented Skandinavisk toiletries.


Courtyard Bar lounge area at Villa Copenhagen
Villa Copenhagen

Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty breakfast, late-night drink, mid-day pick-me-up, or a trendy Danish dinner, there’s a venue ready to serve at Villa Copenhagen. 

Courtyard Bar

The buzzy, airy atrium that houses the Courtyard Bar is a popular local meeting spot, especially when a live DJ is spinning above the lobby. Light meals, cocktails, and coffee are available here (no reservation required) from 7:30 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and until midnight on Sundays through Thursdays. 


Kontrast, a hip brasserie serving seasonal and organic ingredients from local farmers, is a restaurant with a conscience. The eatery aims to offer carbon-free dining and zero food waste by carefully choosing local ingredients and converting all uneaten food into a CO2-friendly energy source and organic fertilizer. 

For an unforgettable, classically Danish meal, pair innovative dishes like hamachi ceviche and risotto with Arla Unika Havgus cheese with Kontrast’s extensive wine list.

RUG Bakery

You don’t have to leave the hotel to experience Copenhagen’s famed bakery culture. Villa Copenhagen has its own onsite bakery, RUG Bakery. Every morning, the smell of fresh-baked bread lures in hungry patrons, who struggle to choose between the delectable selection of pastries, rolls, and baguettes. 

Helmed by former Noma chef Gonzalo Guarda, the cozy space is packed with guests and locals throughout the day. 

Villa Breakfast

Indulge in all-you-can-eat pastries from RUG Bakery and local fruit, cooked-to-order eggs, and fresh juices at the hotel’s breakfast buffet, all served in the former sorting room of the old Post & Telegraph Office. 

Price and How to Book

Guest room at Villa Copenhagen
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Room rates at Villa Copenhagen start at around $195 and can be booked on SmarterTravel Hotels. 

Editor’s Note: The author of this story was hosted by Villa Copenhagen.

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