Monica Khemsurov

Kanalhuset

  • Where:
  • Why:My first time attending the 3 Days of Design festival in Copenhagen
  • When:September 2021
  • Who:My friend from Berlin, Melinda and I
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Kanalhuset Melinda and me at Kanalhuset, which opened in 2021 in a building from 1754, and feels like a cozy country estate

Melinda and me at Kanalhuset, which opened in 2021 in a building from 1754, and feels like a cozy country estate

Kanalhuset The entire hotel is decked out in vintage midcentury Scandinavian furniture and textiles

The entire hotel is decked out in vintage midcentury Scandinavian furniture and textiles

Kanalhuset The hotel has 12 rooms and 14 larger apartments; we couldn't believe how big our apartment was (800 square feet!)

The hotel has 12 rooms and 14 larger apartments; we couldn't believe how big our apartment was (800 square feet!)

Kanalhuset My super-serene bedroom

My super-serene bedroom

Kanalhuset Melinda's adorable little bedroom

Melinda's adorable little bedroom

Kanalhuset Each apartment has a full designer kitchen (each in a totally different color scheme)

Each apartment has a full designer kitchen (each in a totally different color scheme)

Kanalhuset There's also a desk for all your WFH needs

There's also a desk for all your WFH needs

Kanalhuset The amazing vintage art in the space made it feel extra homey, which really helps for longer stays

The amazing vintage art in the space made it feel extra homey, which really helps for longer stays

Kanalhuset Close-up of the art, which was one of my favorite things about Kanalhuset

Close-up of the art, which was one of my favorite things about Kanalhuset

Kanalhuset The designers at EEN Kobenhavn scoured auctions, flea markets, and private collections to furnish the hotel

The designers at EEN Kobenhavn scoured auctions, flea markets, and private collections to furnish the hotel

Kanalhuset The hotel has quite a few meeting rooms and sitting rooms for guests

The hotel has quite a few meeting rooms and sitting rooms for guests

Kanalhuset The perfect cozy spot to have breakfast in before biking around Copenhagen

The perfect cozy spot to have breakfast in before biking around Copenhagen

Kanalhuset Kanalhuset's dining room, where it hosts communal dinners each night

Kanalhuset's dining room, where it hosts communal dinners each night

Kanalhuset Even the hotel's conference room is perfectly decorated

Even the hotel's conference room is perfectly decorated

Kanalhuset Posing in front of the newly renovated house of the late architect Finn Juhl, which is now a museum

Posing in front of the newly renovated house of the late architect Finn Juhl, which is now a museum

Kanalhuset Candles on every table bring the hygge vibes

Candles on every table bring the hygge vibes

Kanalhuset Josef Frank wallpaper in the hallways

Josef Frank wallpaper in the hallways

Kanalhuset Posing inside the house of Finn Juhl, a must-visit in Copenhagen

Posing inside the house of Finn Juhl, a must-visit in Copenhagen

Highs & Lows

  • The vintage Scandinavian furniture and art that fills the hotel is a true dream.

  • For longer stays, the property offers massive apartments with full kitchens and washing machines that are much nicer than an Airbnb.

  • The restaurant was full every day we were there — that's how good it is.

  • Yoga classes, knitting classes, and a weekly running club let you connect with fellow guests.

  • There's no dedicated reception staff, just the folks working at the bar/restaurant, so if you're a guest that needs something, it's not always easy to get someone's attention.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Country-Style Retreat in the City

  • Vibe

    Hygge, but make it designy

  • Location

    Smack in the middle of town

  • Rooms

    26

  • Arrival Experience

    The check-in desk is also the restaurant bar

  • Future Forward

    Almost all of the interior elements of the hotel are secondhand, from sofas to teapots

  • Music

    Mellow background tracks that the hotel coordinates with the seasons

  • Year Opened

    2021

  • Designed By

    EEN Kobenhavn

  • Health & Wellness

    Yoga classes and a running club

  • Food

    Breakfast, lunch, and a charming communal dinner

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    There's a bar, but it's quiet and cozy

  • Minibar & Retail

    None

  • Accessibility

    The hotel has an elevator

  • Pet Friendly

    No

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Kind of a steal for Copenhagen

  • Tel.

    +45 28141530

  • Website

    Visit website

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