Check into cheap hotels in Copenhagen and prepare to fall a little bit in love with this Danish beauty...
The feeling of being part of a magical fairy tale in Copenhagen is in large part thanks to Denmark's favourite writer son, Hans Christian Andersen. See the Little Mermaid on the waterfront, explore the beautiful city gardens, tour the canals and castles, and let your imagination run wild as you travel back in time to your childhood and hear Andersen's whimsical fairy tales.
And if you think the literature is original and creative, wait until you dive into Copenhagen's cosmopolitan food scene. The city, on the eastern shore of Denmark - and the nation's capital - boasts not one but two of the world's hippest restaurants. Noma and Geranium have begun a culinary tourist movement all by themselves.
There's much to see in this city and plenty going on throughout the year, so there's never a bad time to visit. Find your ideal Copenhagen hotel when you use TravelSupermarket's search tool. We compare prices on a wide range of Copenhagen accommodation so you simply need to select your perfect hotel and book. Read on to discover the best areas in which to stay.
When booking Copenhagen hotels, consider staying in the city centre to be within walking distance of the main attractions...
Hotels in Copenhagen are well regarded as being smart and clean, whether you book budget hotels, splash out on charming luxury hotels in old converted buildings, or opt for the top-notch facilities on offer in the plethora of striking modern hotels that come in a range of quirky shapes and sizes.
There are five notable areas that are crammed with visitor-friendly hotels, restaurants, cafés and bars - and all grant stress-free access to the best bits of Copenhagen.
Tivoli is often considered to be the heart of the city; this area is within very easy reach of the railway station, the waterfront, many sights and Tivoli Gardens.
The official city centre district is a mecca for people who like to shop, while Vesterbro, which is a little further from the most touristy part of the city, is a trendier district, with bohemian cafés and bars. It's the place to be if you like to hang out with locals in the know during your city break.
On the other side of the city, to the north east of Copenhagen, is Amalienborg, which is home to the Danish royal family. Well, you couldn't ask for better neighbours! Impressive hotels can be found in this area, which is a little quieter than the city centre or Tivoli.
Reminiscent of the gabled canal-side houses in Amsterdam, or the multi-coloured wharf buildings of Bryggen, in Bergen, is enchanting Nyhavn. You can stay in the hotels situated on this colourful and lively wharf, though you might pay a premium for being located at arguably Copenhagen's loveliest spot.
Just across the water is Christianshavn, known as “Little Amsterdam” thanks to canals, cobbles and gabled homes. It has a personality all of its own, and many holidaymakers choose to stay here to see a different side of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen has attracted many of the big major chains, so you can find deals from Hilton, Radisson, Scandic, Marriott, First Hotels, Best Western, Clarion, City Hotels and Cabinn.
You can easily get around these top attractions in just a couple of days, though you'll probably want to stay much longer in Copenhagen...
Top five attractions
An amusement park and pleasure garden that enthrals all who visit, Tivoli attracts millions of visitors every year.
The Little Mermaid
There's something so innocent and almost sad about the mermaid on the rock off Langelinie Promenade. It is one of the most famous sights in Copenhagen.
It's not just the Michelin-starred eateries that lend a buzz to Copenhagen's food scene; from café to gourmet, every chef in the city aspires to serve the most innovative, exciting and delicious food.
Bars and restaurants line this 17th-century waterfront area, famed for its brightly painted buildings.
Two of the four palaces in this vast royal complex can be visited. If the Queen is in residence, the flag will be raised.
You'll receive a warm welcome at any of the lively annual events in Copenhagen. Here are three of the best for visitors...
Tivoli Gardens opening; April: Only operating between April and September, the opening day and night is extra special, with concerts and all the usual amusements..
Danish Beer Festival; May: More than 700 beers attract thousands of fans to this festival, held at Tap1 on the former Carlsberg Brewery site.
Harbour bathing; June-August: When the sun shines, there is no finer way to cool down in summer than in the clean waters of the harbour - the two sites both offer free admission.