“A romantic seaside getaway with a great restaurant, 30 minutes from central Copenhagen”
The 22 rooms are serene and elegant, with white furniture, crisp linens, a few arty paintings on the walls, and dark wooden floors decorated with rich rugs. Ensuites have showers only (except the 2 Suites, which have tubs as well), and you get Molton Brown smellies. Double glazing cuts out some noise, though you may still hear occasional traffic and footsteps (we were more aware than annoyed).
On our last visit in 2014 we stayed in one of the Superior Rooms, which are beautifully light and airy. It’s definitely worth paying a bit more for one of these if you can, as they’re set at the front of the hotel with kingsize (or twin) beds, balconies and (albeit distant) sea views. Standard Rooms are smaller, with double beds, and face the car park, though they’re a little quieter as they’re at the rear of the building. The Junior Suites and Suites have large sitting areas, and some rooms and suites have sofabeds that are useful for families.
It’s no mean feat, but the Michelin-recommended in-house restaurant (open daily for lunch and dinner) genuinely does manage to be smart yet unpretentious - something the Danes do effortlessly well. It serves a mix of local and Mediterranean-inspired dishes on white-clothed tables - you might start with risotto with chantarelle mushrooms, sage and fried sweetbreads, before moving onto roasted venison served with salt-baked celery, chestnuts and a wild jus.
We ate at the attached pub, the Skovshoved Kro (open daily from noon), and would definitely recommend dining here at least once. It oozes character, with a good-value menu that you can wash down with a bottle of Number 16 Ale or something on tap, and during our Saturday evening visit the place was heaving with locals. Portions are hearty - our rack of BBQ ribs, deep-fried pork and homemade slaw proved a delicious way to max out our calorie quota in one go - and there are pool tables for post-meal entertainment.
Breakfast, served back in the main restaurant (but not included in the rates), is a typical but extensive Danish spread of coffee, juices, rye bread, cheeses and meats, with a few hot options such as eggs, bacon and sausages.
Children are welcome - and will love the nearby beaches, deer park and Bakken (the world's oldest theme park, just a short journey away) - but there are no special facilities for them. Bear in mind that a busy road runs past the hotel.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
Superior Rooms and Junior Suites can take an extra bed and/or baby cot, and the Suites have space for 2 extra beds or baby cots. Some rooms and suites also have sofabeds, or you can book a 'Family Room' (a Suite, Junior Suite or Superior Room set up for 2 adults and 2 children).
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking