Next time you’re in Copenhagen, why not stay in an original barge in the middle of the busy metropolis?
CPH Living is perhaps one of the quirkiest hotels in Copenhagen. It was originally a barge built in Germany. The barge was towed from Germany to Poland, where it was extended by several meters. Then it was towed to the Loksa shipyhard in Estonia, where the rooms and the rest of the hotel were constructed.
In the spring of 2008 the boat was placed at its current position at the quay in Copenhagen’s city center, and officially opened as a hotel in 2009. This is the only ‘boat-el’ in Copenhagen, and you will be staying close to the heart of things, since the barge is moored in trendy Christianshavn, and offers guests a simple yet amazingly unique design experience.
Christianhavn itself is an intriguing mix of local hipsters, Greenlanders hanging out on the island’s main square and the denizens of Free Town Christiania. Spend a day there and explore the streets and squares.
A 10 minutes stroll takes you to the arty Islands Brygge and stock up on the great bread and pastries at Wulff + Konstali Food Shop, or continue for another few minutes to either Food Shop No 26 or Emmery’s, which both do scrumptious breakfast and really decent coffee.
There’s a breakfast buffet and vending machines for drinks and snacks on board the boat, but we recommend you to take the stroll.
There’s a breakfast buffet and vending machines for drinks and snacks, but if you really need good coffee (which can be hard to find in the city), and some fine baked goods.
Denmark’s first floating hotel is privately owned by Lasse, Marianne and Michael, who run the hotel as a part of their family business. There are 12 minimalistic designed rooms that all are boasting of panorama river- and city views. However, the most striking part of this hotel is perhaps its sundeck, which invites guests to enjoy fresh air and sunshine from the unique rooftop terrace with seating and sun loungers.