I discovered CPH Living through Rick Stein’s Long Weekend programme. I loved the TV series and was planning a solo trip to Copenhagen for a few days and this hotel instantly caught my eye. As you can see, it’s a floating boat hotel and I thought it would be a perfect place to stay while in Copenhagen. I’d not stayed in a Boat Hotel like this before, I’d not been to Copenhagen before and I hadn’t been on a solo trip for a good while and well all of that combined kinda put me in the mood for adventure and I booked myself in for a 3 night stay at CPH Living and it was everything I hoped it’d be.
CPH Living floating hotel is located in the centre of Copenhagen City and was a great location of my stay. When I checked in I was told the hotel is within walking distance from everything and it was true. I walked everywhere while in the city plus it’s really easy to remember where your hotel is and have it as a great bearing point, which I found really useful being by myself in the city. The hotel is just a 15 minute walk from Copenhagen Central Station. Klaksvigsgade Bus Stop is 350 yards from the hotel, while Christianshavn Metro Station is within 10 minutes’ walk.I had a double room on the ground floor and any nervousness I had about the current of the water or the hotel bobbing around all disappeared as soon as I stepped into my room. Instantly it felt like a really calming space and at times I even forgot I was staying on a floating hotel. The whole time it was just calm and stable, even through a really rainy night. One of the most comfortable hotel stays I’ve ever experienced.The side of the room towards the water is an entire glass wall. All rooms have panoramic views towards the harbour and city centre. I had a perfect little desk at one corner of the glass wall and I would sit there and plan where to visit or work on the blog and glance up at the beautiful view. Often I’d look up to see rowers speeding by, but it wouldn’t feel like an intrusion at all, just made me feel more a part of the city and stopped me feeling lonely. The passing boats and rowers with the sound of the water just made me feel content and ready to explore the city. I’ll be sharing a mini guide to Copenhagen soon on the blog.I really liked the set up of the room. The room had the perfect layout of furniture. Everything was useful or had a concealed function, and the room felt balanced and not overcrowded or cluttered. The hotel is a boutique hotel, decorated with a combination of specially designed furniture and Danish furniture classics. I guess you’d expect nothing less while staying in Copenhagen. There is a definite maritime feel with the use of precious woods in the floors, windows and furniture and with the round window on the room door. Handy tip: there’s a frosted plate you can slide over the window to block the view into the room from outside without blocking any of the daylight. The red details in the room highlight something useful and this theme is used throughout the hotel. The paintings in all rooms are originals created by hotel co-owner Hans Henrik Pedersen. Their colours and themes are said to relate to the hotel’s association with the city and the water environment. All rooms have a TV, wi-fi access, heated floors, a hair dryer and the most comfiest bed! Worth noting that the hotel is a non-smoking hotel.
Each room has an en-suite bathroom , designed in sea colours with glass elements in green and blue and chrome fittings. I had wondered about the large blue glass window the shower and the room, but it wasn’t obviously a worry as I was staying by myself. Turns out, the blue glass window is a design feature which lets you have views of the harbour into the bathroom. So you can see the water and the city while you shower. They assured me that no-one can see you in the shower from the outside though, so don’t panic.My first night in the city, the weather was mild and balmy and I could see the sky changing as the sun was setting so I headed up to the huge rooftop terrace to soak in the sunset and the great views of the city skyline and harbour. That really helped me settle in and not feel homesick which I can do when travelling solo. The roof terrace is a great space equipped with tables, chairs, sun beds, and plants and is for exclusive use by the hotel guests so it’s never too busy. In the mornings you can sit and eat your breakfast there which is a lovely way to start the day. There is free tea and coffee available all day and CPH Living guests can store food and beverages in the shared refrigerator. Another top tip: Copenhagen is a pricey city with a cup of tea and a croissant easily costing £8-£10. Breakfast is included in your stay and I would recommend making full use of it and not skipping breakfast, especially if you’re on a budget or conscious of keeping costs down.I really enjoyed my stay at CPH Living, I really loved the experience of staying on a floating hotel, it’s perfect if you’re after something a little different too. I would really recommend it for a solo stay or for staying with friends, partners etc. I felt really safe staying at the hotel by myself and it had everything that I could need with a great location! The hotel has just 12 double rooms, so if you’d like to stay there, I’d really recommend booking ahead. Typical prices for a double room, 1-2 persons, including breakfast are from DKK 1,380 / € 185. However I saw prices starting from £140 including breakfast on Booking.com
*This is not a sponsored post. I paid fully for my stay at CPH Living and all opinions are based on my own experiences.
What a great idea for a stay in Copenhagen and so affordable too especially as CPH can be sooooo expensive…
Yes I know, Copenhagen can be a super expensive city!