The story of Hotel Kong Arthur
Nestled in a small cobblestone nook, just off the street that runs along Copenhagen’s historical lakes, you will find Hotel Kong Arthur. Once a home for young boys, but now a hotel for everyone. Hotel Kong Arthur still has the original outer appearance from 1882 – except for the hotel sign above the front door. Inside, the interior is modern, with classic Danish furniture and art, a fireplace, herringbone parquet floors, and high panels. Dive into the story of the hotel and find useful insights into how the hotel is managed.
A hotel with personality
The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the rooms are unique in their layout and décor. We love the differences in our rooms and know that many guests find the variety especially charming. Some like to see the tree brims on the top floors while others like high ceilings.
The rooms may be very different, but one thing is certain: You’ll find the same kind of peaceful atmosphere and warmth in all the unique rooms, in the spa, and by the fireplace in the lobby. We have made an effort to make Hotel Kong Arthur a place that feels like home – even if you are far from home – so that you can relax and unwind.
A jazz’y kind of feeling
Our collaboration with jazz musicians and enthusiasts began a long time ago. The tradition started when the founders of Hotel Kong Arthur, Hans and Søster Brøchner-Mortensen, helped the well-known jazz house Montmartre who needed accommodation for their touring musicians. They even dedicated a floor of the then quite small hotel to jazz musicians. This made sense because it made it easy for the hotel staff to bring late night snacks and other amenities to all of the musicians who often worked at night at slept during the day.
Arthur Hotels has maintained a working relationship with music venues, and we take pride in supporting musicians and venues when they are in need of hospitality and accommodation.
Many jazz musicians have stayed with us through the years. Noteworthy past guests have included Ray Charles, Joe Zawinuls, Herbie Hancock, and Oscar Peterson. Oscar Peterson frequently stayed at Hotel Kong Arthur and is especially legendary to us. Every year during the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, we invite all of the musicians to a courtyard celebration with jam sessions.
Need to know
Check-in, parking facilities and forgotten items. Explore the most important things you need to know about your stay at Hotel Kong Arthur.
Find your way to the hotel
Hotel Kong Arthur is located in the middle of Copenhagen and there are many transportation options between the airport and the hotel. You will find Nørreport Station just around the corner, where busses, metro and trains depart. If you are going by car, you can park in our private parking lot.
Nørrebro, a more multicultural part of Copenhagen, is located across the lakes to the front of the hotel and the city center is to the back. It’s never boring to live in the middle of a big city. Read about the neighborhood and what not to miss during your stay.