Hotel Alexandra in Copenhagen
Following on from our last post about Finn Juhl's house we have even more interior eye-candy to share today. During our visit to Copenhagen we were generously hosted by Hotel Alexandra, a 61-bedroomed building full of mid-century furniture and home comforts. Originally built as apartments the hotel has been adapted, updated and filled with vintage design - all Danish of course, as well as modern essentials like in-room coffee machines and super fast wifi.
Our room was dedicated to architect and designer Arne Jacobsen; the wallpaper, curtains and bedspread were his prints, as well as the chairs (Swan, Series 7 and Egg) and lamps were also his work - and of course that's a picture of him sitting on the wall.
We enjoyed a double-aspect view out onto the front and sides of the hotel and found it perfectly located for all of our expeditions. It's about 5-10 minutes walk from the main train station so we didn't bother with taxis at all and could walk out in the evenings with no problem.
Breakfast was served at LêLê next door (actually it's adjoining so you kind of just wander through from the lobby - totally doable in pyjamas if you wanted!) and we thought that the variety of foods was pretty great. It's a self-serve buffet situation with toasters, a waffle-maker (yep) and all kinds of fruit, cereal and pastries. We love hotel breakfasts.
In the evening we enjoyed wine in the lobby which felt a bit like sitting in someone's living room - someone who happened to be a 50s/60s Danish design megafan.
Luggage by Away.