After spending almost 6 months in London with my sister, it’s time for our paths to go in separate directions again (insert sad face). So before she left we organised a quick girly sister slash last HOORAH trip to Copenhagen for my birthday.
THE WOOD AND LUXE VIBE
So after the tickets were booked, I spent loads of time with my best friend searching high and low for the most suitable “WOOD & LUXE” kinda hotel. I often get asked what “WOOD & LUXE” means, so if you’re only new to the blog, the WOOD part of the name represents all the raw, outdoorsy, nature-esk, organic things I love like Yoga retreats, paragliding off mountains, hiking the Inca trail in Machu Picchu etc etc. The LUXE part of the blog is pretty straight forward; it’s the little luxuries that I indulge in. White robes, spa treatments, delicious fine dining degustations. You get the picture. So combining these two passions of mine equals a synergy of my perfect type of travel getaway.
ECO LUXE IN COPENHAGEN
After googling “organic & luxury hotel, Copenhagen,” I stumbled across the the Axel Guldsmeden Hotel. Well ha-low balinese style design mixed with a bohemian luxe edge. Where have you been hiding? Organic hotel cosmetics, tick. Organic gourmet breakfast, tick. Four poster wooden beds, tick. A spa heaven complete with steam room, sauna, spa and plunge pool, tick tick tick, boom! I couldn’t think of any more perfect to spend my birthday weekend!
Arriving early evening on the Friday night, we are welcomed by a delicious basket of organic apples, (don’t mind if I do) and a friendly host who continues to gives us a few tips of the restaurants and bars in the local area.
THE HOTEL STYLE
The hotel has 5 floors with 129 uniquely designed rooms, each with it’s feature item like a hot tub or balcony. The hotel oozes character and has a welcoming attitude of a much smaller boutique hotel. The quaintly appointed rooms could not be any cuter. Wood & luxe everywhere! Seriously, these guys have thought of everything. It comes with all your little luxuries like flat screen TVs, DVD player and free wifi plus all the furnishings of an eco sustainable operation including eco loo paper, organic toiletries and it wouldn’t be complete without an organic mini bar!
From 7 to 11am you can indulge in an organic vegan-friendly buffet served in the in- house restaurant on the ground floor. You are spoilt with vegan breakfast salads, handmade muesli and organic nutella, not to mention soy, rice and almond milk options for your freshly brewed coffee. Both mornings my sister and I grazed over a a leisurely European styled breakfast discussing the days planned activities. The breakfast would have to be one of my highlights!
THE DAY SPA
Another highlight of the stay was the laid – back luxe Balinese inspired day spa. It was the perfect oasis from the chilly Copenhagen weather outside. Morning, noon or night you could unwind, chill out and detox from the night before’s activities. We enjoyed a steam, sauna, plunge pool & spa cycle finishing off with a body scrub & mud mask whilst nibbling on some fresh cut fruit. Don’t you just love playing beauty salons with your sister when you were young! You must make time for a few of these sessions when staying at the hotel. Our skin was literally glowing!
After a day of exploring out in the cold, you are treated with a selection of complimentary organic herbal teas, wines and nibbles to recharge the batteries before the evenings adventures. These are just the little things that make this place so homely and warming.
THE HOTEL LOCATION
The hotel is super centrally located right in the trendy meat packing district and only a 5 minute cab ride from the Central Copenhagen station. Everywhere we visited during the weekend was no more than 5 or 10 minutes by walk. The perfect area to explore Copenhagen. Or if you prefer to go get around like the Danes do, they have a collection of retro vintage style bikes lined outside waiting for you.
Hats off to the Axel Guldsmeden, you nailed organic luxury on the head. I will definitely be coming for a visit next time I’m in Copenhagen as they had some of the nicest hotel staff I’ve come across in my travels.
Until next time
Phoebe was a sponsored guest in February 2015.