Great hotels to experience in Copenhagen
Nimb Hotel in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens
Nimb, a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a shining example of true exclusivity when it comes to the boutique hotel.
Based only a ‘stones’ throw from Copenhagen Central Station and overlooking the famed Tivoli Gardens (the world’s second-oldest theme park), this petite palace houses just 5 rooms and 12 suites. It’s so exclusive, in fact, that the hotel wasn’t able to host me during my stay – but I did visit for dinner at their fabulous restaurant (more on this later).
The lucky few who do get to stay are treated to an array of luxuries and a personalised service that accommodates almost any request. Guests can enjoy around-the-clock concierge, a private driver and a personal shopper.
The individually designed rooms feature the finest Egyptian linens and furnishings, four-poster beds, open fireplaces, the latest electronics and exuberant antique decorations, with a dash of Scandi minimalism.
The building itself is a real head-turner and has a long and storied history since it’s former days as a Bazaar. Nimb has been rebuilt twice and relocated during its lifetime but its appearance still celebrates its Moorish roots.
The striking Venetian marble front halts tourists in their tracks, all desperate to take a photo and discover what’s inside. At night, Nimb is a spectacle as the many lights adorning the temple tops reflect on the surface of the garden pond.
Nimb has several bars and restaurants, one of which includes the Brasserie where I enjoyed a Danish-style dinner.The spacious dining room oozed sophistication yet still felt very relaxed. The friendly waiting staff are clearly passionate about the food served but were also more than happy to help when I asked for some sights to see during my stay. The point? Elite service with a friendly charm.
The spacious dining room oozed sophistication yet still felt very relaxed. The friendly waiting staff are clearly passionate about the food served but were also more than happy to help when I asked for some sights to see during my stay. The point? Elite service with a friendly charm.
With views of the beautiful Nimb gardens through the arched windows, I enjoyed a set menu of French classics with a quirky twist. To start, was a piece of salted salmon with pickled turnips, dill and hazelnuts. Next, came a tender breast of cockerel plated like a masterpiece, with a strip of truffle and a watercress garnish. Delicious.
For afters, I headed to the stunning Nimb Bar based in a former ballroom. It was a glamorous affair, with crystal chandeliers, a 6 ft fireplace and an intriguing menu of old and new: vintage champagne and contemporary cocktails.
For a luxury experience like no other, Nimb is well worth a visit, whether you’re staying, dining or drinking.
For more information visit: www.nimb.dk/en