Our Top Picks For Hotels in Denmark.
Although not a well-known seaside holiday destination, Denmark is home to some of the best beaches in Europe with plenty of sandy stretches for you to lay your towel or chair in and soak up some serious rays. With a mostly flat landscape dominated by sandy beaches in the coasts and lush forests in the central areas and summers with more light and warmth than Sweden or Norway, the happiest country in the world is best seen on a sunny day from a bike.
1. Hotel Oasia
Black, white, clean and oh-so-Danish, the most important thing at the Oasia are actually the chairs. The hotel features creations by Danish, Swedish, German and Dutch designers and has ‘Design Rooms’ dedicated to each one. Everything is set against a monochrome background with plenty of light streaming through large windows in rooms and common spaces. When you’re done oogling at the cool chairs, you may want to move on to your bed. Made by Hastens in Sweden, these beds are considered to be one of the most comfortable in the world. The Oasia is located in the center of the happiest city of the happiest country in the world: Aarhus. This city is both Denmark’s oldest in what regards to history and it’s youngest population-wise, meaning that there is no shortage of things to see during the day and things to do at night.
Kriegersvej 27, 8000 Århus C, Denmark. Singles start at 1.095 DKK/night.
This seaside hotel with views of the Swedish coastline counts the Kronborg Castle, the inspiration for Elsinore in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as a neighbor. It’s located in an area commonly known as the Danish Riviera, a region in North Zealand and just a few hours from Copenhagen known for its clear, shallow waters and white sand beaches. The Danish Riviera is a popular holiday spots for Danes and its many seaside castles, manors and luxury condos serve as playground for royals and for the rich. The Marienlyst is luxurious without forgetting that it is still a seaside resort and offers plenty of wooden decks for you to soak up the sun and views of the water and the nearby castle. It’s location in the heart of Danish Riviera guarantees that you’ll have nothing but the best beaches in all of Denmark at your doorstep.
Nordre Strandvej 2, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark. Single rooms start at 895 DKK/night.
Hotel Plesner is a nautical-inspired haven with the Skagen town center at its main entrance and the beach just out the back door. The recently renovated hotel features a muted palette of greys and whites emphasized by bold black, white and navy striped details with scattered rustic wooden pieces bringing a beachy and casual touch. Many of the rooms overlook the hotel’s garden and have a minimalist look with super comfortable Hästens beds as the centerpiece. Surrounded by white sand beaches, lush forests and ever-changing dunes, windy Skagen sits at the northernmost tip of Denmark at the spot where the North Sea meets the Baltic Sea. Originally a fishermen’s village, Skagen was for many years a popular gathering spot for artists and writers during the summer months. Although it’s become a more upscale holiday destination in the last few years, the Plesner aims to preserve Skagen’s bohemian spirit with a casual and laid-back attitude.
Holstvej 8, 9990 Skagen, Denmark. Single rooms start at 1.395 DKK/night
For Danes, Skagen’s most famous feature are not its beaches, but its light, resulting from a combination of the reflections of the sun on the water and the san and the colors of the sunsets. Ruth’s Hotel, a local favorite, sits right in Old Town Skagen and has been planned to offer its guests the best views of Skagen’s sunsets right from their balconies. The hotel is comprised of four different houses: Vesterhus, the original main building; the Artist House; the Seaside House and the Ruths Strandhotel. The Artist and Seaside Houses both have apartments of two levels for two or four people. Each one of the apartments includes a Jacuzzi, fireplace, sauna, kitchenette and a private patio with a wooden deck and outdoor seating. The suites and junior suites in Vesterhus face west to guarantee guests the most optimal point of view, while double rooms offer views of north. Ruth’s Gourmet, one of the two in house restaurants is heralded by the man who brought French food to Denmark and is considered one of the best restaurants in all of the country.
Hans Ruths Vej 1, 9990 Skagen, Denmark. Doubles start at 1.750 DKK/night.
Located right in the center of Legoland Billund, the Hotel Legoland is the stuff of childhood fantasies come true. Every room is a different adventure and you may choose from themes such as Pirate Cabin, complete with skull and crossbones bedding and saling map wallpaper; a Princess Room with a castle bed and butterflies; Adventure Room with treasure map flooring and ancient ruin décor; and a Kingdom Room resembling a medieval castle with grand tapestries and rugs. Rooms are designed for families to sleep comfortably in and include double beds for couples and single ones for children. Your stay includes VIP access to Legoland where you can spend the day getting on all sorts of awesome Lego rides with themes such as the Wild West, King’s Castle, Adventure Land and Duplo Land for the little ones. The Legoland Resort includes other types of accommodations such as the cowboy-themed Wild West Cabins, which can fit up to 5 persons, and an Indian-themed camping site where you can choose to either bring your own camper or tent or stay in one of their teepee-style tents.
Nordmarksvej 9, 7190 Billund, Denmark. Pirate rooms start at 845 DKK/night.