Mon, Jun 8, 2009
By Signe Hansen
Even on the hottest day of midsummer you can be absolutely sure of being served an ice cold drink at Clarion Collection Hotel Twentyseven in Copenhagen. The hotel has its own ICEBAR CPH, the only one in Copenhagen, and that is not the only special treat you will be offered when staying at this newly reopened, unique life style hotel in Løngangstræde.
With its magnificent location the hotel offers you access to all the best parts of Copenhagen; just around the corner is Rådhuspladsen (the main square in Copenhagen) with the beautiful old town hall. Take a turn to the other side and you will find yourselves strolling along the romantic canals while viewing the Danish Parliament building Christiansborg. For those interested in history and art the surrounding area also offers a wide variety of museums including the National Museum and the famous Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen’s Museum.
If some of this or maybe the many shops of Copenhagen’s famous pedestrian shopping street, Strøget, tempts you to stay out and on your feet all day, you can be sure that the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel will help bring back the zest. “The hotel is very different compared to other hotels, it has a very relaxed atmosphere and an uncomplicated setting,” says Jette Schjøtt, Sales Manager at the hotel, which reopened in April 2007 after a complete refurbishment.
One of the things which you do not have to worry much about when staying at the hotel is where to eat. The hotel has breakfast included, complimentary afternoon tea, coffee and fruit, and a light dinner buffet. This can be enjoyed in the hotel’s restaurant, The Wine Room, which also has 40 different wines displayed on one of its walls. The wines are all served by glass, giving the guests the possibility to explore new names and do a little tasting.
After dinner, those who want to kick back can have a drink in either the restaurant or laid back in the Honey Ryder Cocktail Lounge which is open every day from four in the afternoon to one in the morning. During the summer days you can also choose to enjoy your drinks in the hotel’s small Rhum:ble Courtyard where you can chill in one of the huge, comfy basket chairs. That is, of course, if the unpredictable Danish summer weather allows it; if not, you may as well put on you warmest clothes and venture into the famous and mysterious ICEBAR CPH. The ICEBAR is made up by pure ice bricks from the Swedish Torne River which have been decorated with the river’s original inhabitants: fish. The theme for these eye-catching decorations is purity with a Twist, but there is no need to worry, as like everything else, the fish are completely frozen.
At ICEBAR you can enjoy everything from sparkling drinks served in solid ice glasses to the bar’s own Arctic snacks with meat, fish or sweets – on the rocks of course. No wonder that the bar, which is open to everybody, has attracted a lot of positive attention. “Everybody comes to visit ICEBAR, both tourists and Danes. We have everything from bachelor parties to team building events here,” says Jette Schjøtt adding: “Right now it is the cruise ship guests who stop by here when they are in port to see Copenhagen.”
Adding everything up, the Clarion Collection Hotel Twentyseven in Wonderful Copenhagen definitely offers a good deal for everybody looking for a chilled getaway this summer.
Clarion Collection Hotel Twentyseven
DK-1468 København K.
Contact: +45 7027 5627 or
More details: www.hotel27.dk
Room prices from DKK 895 to DKK 2995
Tags: Hotel of the Month